One of the most prominent tourist centres along the Gulf of Antalya, situated on its western shores, is Kaş. It lies prominently on the Teke peninsula and was known as Antiphellos in ancient times. Antiphellos means “Opposite of Phellos”. Antiphellos was a small harbour town tucked between the rising mountains and the sea. Known today as Kaş, it is a leading holiday destination that welcomes thousands of tourists from all over the world. Lying between Central and Western Lycia, Kaş is centrally located between Antalya and Muğla and is linked to Central Anatolia through Elmalı and Korkuteli. Once again the coastal road offers stunning views of the Mediterranean.
The imposing natural setting of Kaş, bordered by mountains and overlooking the island of Megisti and other islets strewn across the bay, is the most compelling reason why it is widely visited by local and foreign holidaymakers. Kaş and the surrounding areas, Kalkan to its west in particular, are one of the most popular places where foreigners in recent years have preferred to buy properties and settle down.