Halal-friendly holidays in Kas
Kas is a seaside town on the Mediterranean coast in western Antalya, Türkiye, located at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. This charming town attracts tourists with its historical and cultural wealth, as well as cobbled streets, delicious local halal food and traditional marketplaces. With its greenery, canyons, waterfalls, plateaus, fine sandy beaches, large and small bays, crystal clear waters, magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, Kas is also a peaceful haven perfect for nature lovers, diving enthusiasts and camping getaways.
Is Kas Muslim-friendly?
Since Kas is located in Türkiye, where over 99% of the population is Muslim, it is a very Muslim-friendly place. In Kas there are many halal-friendly hotels, villas and other accommodation options with separate facilities for women and men, such as pools, spa centres, massage parlours, saunas, Turkish baths and beaches where modest swimwear is permitted.
Is there halal food in Kas?
Halal food is widely available in Kas and you will find that all meat served here is halal. The vast majority of restaurants, cafeterias and sweet shops in Kas offer dishes prepared with products from the Mediterranean region. There are kebab restaurants and international restaurant chains that serve local and traditional olive oil dishes specific to Mediterranean and Antalya cuisine, as well as dishes made with locally grown vegetables and legumes. Many non-alcoholic and Muslim-friendly restaurants known for their delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert items in Kas are popular among domestic and international tourists in summer and winter.
What are the top attractions for Muslims to visit in Kas?
Due to its rich history, Kas is home to a great many historical places with outstanding glory and due to its location, it offers a wealth of activities. Here are a few popular ones:
Sunken City - One of the most impressive sites in Kas, it is located both on land and in the sea.
Antiphellos - An ancient city mentioned in the history of Lycia, written sources of that period, artefacts, ruins and coins. Entrance to the city is free of charge.
Saklikent Canyon - Connecting Kas and Fethiye, this canyon has had the status of a national park since 1996. It is 18 km long and 300 metres deep - one of the deepest canyons in the world. You have to cross a 200-metre-long bridge to enter the canyon, which is made of rocks eroded by flowing waters for more than a thousand years.
Gombe plateau - Located at the summit of Mount Yumru, 50 km from Kas, is famous for its apple and walnut trees. The plateau and the natural surroundings on the way create an extremely peaceful environment. The crater lake, where shades of brown, green and turquoise are mixed harmoniously with each other, offers a feast for the eyes striking its visitors.
Activities in Kas include boat tours to the islands and bays, trekking to explore the lush mountains, caves and spring waters, diving to discover underwater canyons, colourful fish and all kinds of sea creatures and other underwater beauties and paragliding to view the lush mountains and azure waters of the Mediterranean from the sky.
Are there mosques in Kas?
Kas is home to the New Mosque, Merkez Suleiman Mosque, Agullu Mosque and other mosques with a centuries-old history that reveal the characteristics of the times in which they were built were built. They are open for your daily prayers.