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Chilling in Kas - Day 33 - 30th August 2009


By pshipley - Posted on 30 August 2009

Today we explored the town of Kas.  It is a fantastically beautiful little town and whilst it was still a tourist destination, it had a bit more class compared with Kemer and Alanya.  We heard a story that when the europeans where here making maps in the early 1900's, the town was so poor that they had to go to a nearby greek island of Kastellorizo to buy chickens to feed themselves.  Today the people of Kastellorizo come to Kas on market day to stock up.  Kas is a good example of how tourism can be done right to increase the wealth of a town without trashing it.

 

One of the highlights of Kas is a rather spectacular Lycian sarchogus near to the harbour. 

 

 

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