Indeed, if you want to choose a central location from which to branch out for different activities, you should head for Kas. But heed this warning; Kas is seductive. The roots of Kas are Lycian, its ancient name was Antiphellos & its neighbour is the Greek island of Meis, a day trip to the latter being a good holiday alternative. The beaches of Kas need no introduction, but we simply must point out that from the standpoint of diving, with or without a tank, this region is one of the major spots in Turkey.
The variety of its submarine biology has in recent years made Kas a diver’s paradise; there are 11 diving centers, most at international standards & more than 70 points from which to dive. Along the Mediterranean, other locations for diving include Kalkan Heybeli & Oksuz Islands, Antalya; Sican Island, Kemer Beldibi, Kocaburun Point, Kucuk Island, Fethiye Kizil Island, Balaban Island, Sariyarlar, Iblis Burnu Point, Mersin Dana Island & Points (Burun) Sincak, Kurt & Fok.
Those who prefer to spend their vacation not in the depths but in the sky can also find what they want in Kas. For here it is possible to make 25-minute paragliding jumps of both the tandem & plain beginner variety. Of course Turkey’s paragliding center is Babadag in Fethiye, although in recent years gliding has begun to catch on in Alanya & Antalya’s Elmali. Learn more Mersin Escort
Babadag offers an elevation of some 2000 meters as well as good thermals & wind currents & the pleasure of those who jump from here is doubled by a stunning view. Gazing down, the paraglider takes in Oludeniz (The Dead Sea), Belcekiz, Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterfly Valley), Patara, Kayakoy, Kabak Cove, Saklikent (Hidden City) & Gocek in all their dazzle & by the time he or she lands will have seen marks left by many civilizations; Persia, Caria, Rome & above all Lycia.