When in Kaş, for a moment you think: ‘Am I in Turkey or Greece?” It’s no wonder you have this feeling. Kaş does remind a Greek little town mainly because these areas used to be inhabited by Greeks until the beginning of the last century. In the early 20’s Greece and Turkey exchanged their population under special convention. So the architecture, narrow streets, little houses cascading down the winding streets, and blossoming jasmine trees are partly the heritage of the past days in Kaş. Yet what you see is Mediterranean Turkey as well.
During your yacht charter vacation, you may dedicate to Kaş several hours of your time. It will be enough to feel this place. The old town is located on the mainland. High from the sky it reminds an eye-brow, that is what a kaş word means in Turkish.
Near the main part of the town there is a Çukurbağ Peninsula which extends into the sea per six kilometers. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of land in the region. Not only because it is planted with gorgeous lime and olive trees, flowers and bushes, houses, villas and boutique hotels, but because of the views. From one side of the peninsula you look at a small bay out of which mountains rise up high above. From the other side of Çukurbağ Peninsula you see ample Mediterranean Sea and a Greek island of Kastellorizo, just several kilometers away. Often yacht itinerary of holiday-makers includes a visit to this island as well.