Kas Sailing Holidays & Yacht Vacations
One of the most popular holiday resorts of Antalya, Kas is flooded by both local and foreign tourists each and every year with its sunny weather almost all year round, magnificent nature, sparkling sea, and historical and cultural richnesses. There are lots of options to explore this small paradise. A sailing holiday is the most preferred among these options in recent years.
During your sailing vacation in Kas, you can swim in the beautiful Blue Flag beaches, visit the city which has a rich historical heritage hosting the Lycian and Carian rock tombs and many other historical ruins, witness the colorful and unique marine life by diving and swim with tropical fishes and sea turtles.
Kas, whose oldest known name is Habesos, is a port city in Antalya. There are many places worth seeing in and around Kas. The most visited ones are Kekova, Limanagzi, Kaputas Beach, Patara Beach, Hidayet Bay and Kalkan.
Kekova, formerly known as Dolichiste in the Lycian language, is a small island off the coast of Kalekoy and Ucagiz near the Demre district of Antalya. Kekova has a rocky structure and is not accessible by land. Since Kekova can only be reached by sea, it has become one of the frequent destinations of daily tour and blue cruise boats that depart from Kas. When you drop anchor in Kekova, you can go ashore and visit the ancient cities on this small island, and relax your body and mind by swimming in its deep blue sea.
Limanagzi is a cove that is not accessible by land, and is known for its extraordinarily beautiful nature and crystal clear sea. Limanagzi is a natural protected area and has a beach with a Blue Flag award. The cove and its beach are among the spots where blue cruise boats often drop anchor and take a swimming break. Since Limanagzi is the natural habitat of Caretta Caretta turtles, you can swim in its sea with these lovely creatures.
Located between Kas and Kalkan, Kaputas Beach is flooded by local and foreign tourists every year and is frequently visited by blue cruise boats. Also known as “Canyon Mouth”, Kaputas is a beach mixed with sand and pebbles. Kaputas Beach is a must-visit on a sailing vacation in Kas as it has a magnificent view with its turquoise waters.
With its 18 kilometer long sandy beach, Patara is home to Turkey’s second largest beach. Patara Beach, which is one of the popular stops where blue cruise boats drop anchor, is among the must-see places on a sailing holiday as it is the spawning area of the endangered Caretta Caretta turtles. Patara Beach takes its name from the ancient city in it, and fascinates its visitors with its deep blue sea and warm winds.
Hidayet Bay, which is approximately 3 kilometers away from Kas, is another stopover point for daily tour and blue cruise boats. Located on the Cukurbag Peninsula, Hidayet Bay has many beautiful bays and the beach here is pebbly. You can sunbathe and enjoy the deep blue sea of its beach by dropping anchor in Hidayet Bay.
Formerly known as Kalamaki, Kalkan is among the places where blue cruise boats that depart from Kas frequently drop anchor in the summer months. Having hosted many powerful civilizations throughout history such as Romans, Lydians, Hittites and Ottomans, the town is famous for its historical and cultural diversity.
Kas Sailing Holiday & Yacht Vacation Prices
It is possible to have a sailing holiday in Kas with prices starting from € 90 per person per day. Kas yacht charter prices vary according to the boat type, size, guest capacity and equipment. You can set out on a sailing vacation with gulet, motor yacht, sailboat and catamaran type of boats.
Depending on the boat type, you can charter a yacht with or without a skipper. If you have the necessary documents and enough experience in sailing, you can opt for the bareboat charter option. So you can determine the places you want to see and your route, be the captain of your chartered yacht and set sail into the blues freely. There may be some extras in bareboat rentals such as the fuel and transit log fees.