No, it may not sport the finest beaches in the region but its central location, mellow atmosphere and huge range of adventure activities on offer has made Kaş – pronounced (roughly) 'cash' – an ideal base from which to launch yourself on forays into the surrounding area. For divers this is Turkey's hub for underwater exploits with some excellent wreck diving just off shore. While a plethora of boat trips, kayaking tours and hikes are all easily arranged from here.
Extending to the west of the old town is the 6km-long Çukurbağ Peninsula. At the start of it you'll find a well-preserved ancient theatre, about all that's left of ancient Antiphellos, the name of the original Lycian town. Above Kaş several Lycian rock tombs in the mountain wall can be seen even at night when they are illuminated.
Lying just offshore, dominating the harbour view, is the geopolitical oddity of the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo), which can be visited on a day trip.