Kas, even during the hottest part of the day, the old Turkish houses, with their rickety wooden balconies overflowing with bushes of flowering bougainvillea, provide shade enough to browse the wonderful little tourist shops. The ancient stone sarcophagus tucked in a quiet back street is both a delightful discovery and a reminder of Kas's rich history. Visiting the oldest shipwreck known to man, lying deep off Kekova Cape, offers one of the best local day trips. Those seeking a lively nightlife may find Kas a bit more active than Kalkan.
A day trip to Kekova (Simena) and Ucagiz and could be the highlight of your stay in Lycia, the region of Turkey roughly between Fethiye and Antalya. Usually reached by boat from Kas or Kalkan, this little bit of the coast is full of surprises and history. Your typical trip will take in the sites of three ancient cities, Aperlae, Teimiussa and Simena (Kale). You really don't need to know anything about the history of the area to enjoy the trip, but it is so interesting that one does. The sunken city lies beneath the most beautiful tourquoise seas.