Turkey in 2 Weeks: Kas – Day 8

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The next morning we continued along the coast and took a 2.5 hour bus to the equally charming town of Kas.  Nestled at the bottom of the Antiphellos Ruins, Kas is a mellow seaside town filled with winding cobblestone streets, cute artisan stores, colourful coffee shops and a small main square lined with patio restaurants.

Kas

Kas

Kas

Kas

Kas

Kas

We stayed at the Aqua Princess Hotel, a pretty seaside resort where we scored an ocean view room.  The hotel also had a pool that overlooked the water, as well as a lounging area and a bar closer to the sea where we had afternoon tea and brownies.

View from the Aqua Princess Hotel, Kas

View from the Aqua Princess Hotel, Kas

After a hectic first week, this felt like heaven and we relished the relaxing down time.  We spent the afternoon slowly meandering through the town, breaking for coffee and a relaxing meze lunch – our latest addiction.  I think I could eat this every day for the rest of my life and be content.

Meze platter, Kas

Meze platter, Kas

After lunch we strolled along the coast and lounged by the sea, jumping in for a quick swim in the chilly, but refreshing Mediterranean sea.

Kas Harbour, Kas

Kas Harbour, Kas

Eurasian Jay, Kas

Eurasian Jay, Kas

Kas Harbour, Kas

Kas Harbour, Kas

That evening we ate at Naturel, one of the many elegant restaurants located in the lively main strip.  Twinkling lights surrounded us, music filled the warm evening air and the stars danced in the clear night sky – quite the romantic setting.  We polished off a bottle of local red wine along with lamb over smoked eggplant, and meat and rice stuffed grape leaves with a creamy yogurt sauce.  The smoked eggplant was just to die for and the dinner was one of the more memorable ones from our trip.

Grape leaves, Naturel, Kas

Grape leaves, Naturel, Kas

Smoked eggplant, Naturel, Kas

Smoked eggplant, Naturel, Kas

 

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