Villa Askim faces south, overlooking the Greek island of Castellorizo, known in Turkey as Meis. It's special because it's a home, not only a rental property and because It's set in the middle of a large, mature garden giving guests privacy & great outdoor space. The villa is on 2 floors, each 100 sq. metres. The garden has several charming places to sit out of the sun & relax, by the fountain, under olive trees or in the wooden tea house. Chill out on the pool terrace or swim in the sea - the nearby platform has decking and a ladder for easy, safe access into & out of the sea. It's pleasant to walk around the peninsula, there are fabulous views of the sea, the mountains and glorious sunsets. Peninsula hotels, most with direct sea access, welcome non-residents for swimming, drinks & dining out. Crime on the peninsula is virtually non-existent, find the police station & cameras at the junction where the road divides to circle the peninsula.
Visitors choose Kas because it's charming, chilled out and captivating.
At the heart of Kas is it's picturesque cobbled lanes where the architecture and bougainvillea get cameras clicking. The locals are welcoming and hospitable, especially to babies & children.
This is an area of great natural beauty where history comes alive. There's glorious sunshine & the sea is clean & warm. There are 3 pebble beaches on the peninsula, more in and around Kas, and Patara's sands are a 45-minute trip. Find gulets for hire, fishing and dive boats in the harbour & yachts in the New Marina. Enjoy beach clubs, cafes, bars & restaurants, music, dancing and enticing shops. Three big attractions in Kas are sports, archaeology and mountains. Try scuba diving, paragliding or climb Saklikent gorge. The Kas amphitheatre faces the sea & other ancient sites are easily reached. Visit the forest covered mountains, eat at trout farms and see traditional rural life & villages.
Visitors of all ages, from sophisticates to backpackers, find their niche here. Seductive and appealing, much loved Kas is perfect for your holiday in the sun.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Hidayet Beach 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dalaman 150 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Kas is backed by the Taurus mountains. The region is forested and green with mountain streams, gorges and traditional villages, giving spectacular views and a wonderful contrast to the coast. It's an agricultural area with vineyards, orange and lemon groves, olives, pomegranates and trout farms..
Kas has a typical Mediterranean climate - hot, dry summers in the 30’s and in spring and autumn temperatures are in the 20’s. It's bathed in sun most of the year with an occasional dramatic summer storm to cool things down. Offshore is the Greek island of Castellorizo, known in Turkey as Meis. The people of Meis and Kas enjoy a lot of friendly interaction, it's a short boat ride away and delightful to visit with a stunning blue cave.
For 3,000 years this region was known as Lycia, Kas being an important Lycian port. Conquered by Alexander the Great, then in turn by Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rulers, ancient cities and artifacts are everywhere. Cities such as Xanthos and Patara, both Unesco World Heritage sites, Arycanda or Myra - all lie within easy reach - come and walk in the footsteps of Alexander and St. Paul.
Kas is a magnet for visitors because of its charm and unspoilt natural beauty. It has a slightly bohemian atmosphere and children are doted upon, it's child friendly. Enticing shops sell all manner of things Turkish, old and new, antiques,carpets, kelims,spices, jewellery & clothes. Friday is market day when villagers come to town to sell their produce, catch up with the latest news and each other.
In alleys and lanes, seek out the cafes, bars and nightspots. There are excellent restaurants in all price ranges, some with stunning sea views, relaxing and romantic. Play backgammon in tea houses, enjoy a hookah, visit the hammam or the barber, whose rejuvenating massage will make you feel marvellous!
The Culture House has art exhibitions and its cinema shows Turkish and international films. Recline in the Roman amphitheatre watching the sun set over the sea. Dress up or dress down and at night, enjoy the musicâ€¦
The 3 day XIV International Lycian/Kas Culture and Art Festival is held in summer, date still to be set. It offers concerts, ballet, opera and film as well as art exhibitions. The amphitheatre is used for concerts and shows during the summer.
Swimming - there are 3 beaches on the peninsula, a closeby diving platform & access to the sea from many hotels. In and around Kas are several pebble beaches, one ideal for families with children & the beach clubs are very popular.
Other activities include scuba diving, sea kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, fishing, boat trips, gulet cruises, boat hire, paragliding, jeep safari, gorge walking, trekking, walking the ancient Lycian Way, mountain biking, pottery and art classes and yoga.
Places to Visit:
Numerous archaeological sites.
Limanagzi, Meis or the sea caves by boat.
Kekova and the sunken city on a gulet cruise.
Beautiful Kaputas beach with its aqua blue sea or
Patara, the longest sand beach in Europe.
Islamlar above Kalkan, to dine on freshwater trout.
Saklikent Gorge, where the water tumbles from the mountains to the valley.
Kas is 150km (2.5 hours) from Dalaman(DLM) and 190km (3 hours) from Antalya(AYT) International airports. Both scheduled and charter flights are available from many airline companies.
Airport transfers & car hire can easily be arranged with an experienced, fully insured local company,offering competitive prices.
Car hire is not essential because there are affordable and efficient minibuses. Taxies are readily available, coaches take you further afield.
The minibus (dolmus) service runs every half hour in the summer. The service runs from 7.00 am to 12.00 pm. and the dolmus stop is 3 minutes walk from the villa. From Villa Askim it's 5km into town, a ten minute drive or a very scenic and pleasant walk.