Kaş - cool sailing on a hot day

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Nice coast line around Kas when sailing

Of to Kaş a nice little Turkish town at the Mediterranean which luckily seem to have escaped the mass tourism until now. There will be some tourist in the middle of summer but considering the massive tourism boom Turkey have experienced in the last years - Kaş still have got it local feel to it.


The day starts as usual it seems in the Turkish summer - the temperature picks up quickly but today it is off to the sea. On a small boat sailing around the coastline of Turkey.


The area around Kaş got a really pretty coastline which up until now has escaped the overdevelopment you see so many places around the coast of the Mediterranean.

Sailing around Kas
It got small hills and a countless tiny islands spread all over the place.


The trips goes to a few swimming spots - where we would have total privacy - if it weren't for the 10 other boat that had parked right next to us. But still the water was beautiful - and with a temperature inside the cockpit of the boat reaching 49 - it felt very refreshing to swim.


Just one piece of advice when going swimming just before lunch beware of small rocks in the distance that look so close - they can be quite far away when you want to swim around them. I almost missed lunch and the departure of the boat while going for the goal of swimming around that stupid rock.


After a few more stops along the way and a short visit to a sunken city - the big attraction of the trip apparently - though the water seemed more appealing than an old city. It was time to hit back to Kaş and see what it had to offer for nightlife - even though it was not a major tourist hub there were still a few places to go at night.

Koralifix says:
Never swim too far away ;)
Posted on: Apr 02, 2009
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Nice coast line around Kas when sa…
Nice coast line around Kas when s…
Sailing around Kas
Sailing around Kas
The coast at Kas
The coast at Kas
Small island just outside Kas
Small island just outside Kas
photo by: Auditarchi