Panoramic views of the turquoise lagoon and nestled into the peaceful tree-lined hillside, six-bedroomed Villa Harika is in a beautiful setting, hailing Kas, Turkey, as your next holiday destination – stat. Interiors are modern, dotted with creative artwork and splashes of colour and outside there’s plenty of space for relaxing and recharging your batteries with your family or friends.
Villa Harika is elevated on the lagoon side of the Kas peninsula and is completely private on all sides. There are prime spots for sunbathing, alongside an al fresco dining and a shaded lounging area for the hotter times of the day. Enjoy an evening barbecue on the ' Harry's Bar' terrace with the outdoor music system or curl up with your favourite book on one of the comfortable, cushioned loungers.
The villa is split across three levels. There’s a spacious open-plan living and dining room with two inviting sofas adorned with cushions and a mixture of cool, contemporary and traditional features like whitewashed walls, statement lamps and an intricately patterned Kilim (Turkish rug). Leading out onto the dining terrace, you’ll find a separate library area and another sitting area with doors on to the terrace. Also on this floor is the fully-equipped kitchen for a hassle-free stay.
There are four stylish bedrooms on the first floor; three doubles and one twin, all with en-suites. The master bedroom has a separate stairway from the reading room, and there are two more charming bedrooms in a separate annexe – also all with en-suite bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows across the villa let in beautiful, natural light and there’s a roof terrace for soaking in the majestic sunsets. A further two bedrooms have separate access from the lower terrace.
With the nearest family beach only 1km from the villa, swimming platforms a 12 minute walk, and the centre of Kas with shops and restaurants a 5-minute drive away, you’re ideally located to explore this idyllic part of Turkey. You can visit the ancient Lycian rock tombs, whitewashed houses draped in pretty bougainvillaea flowers or traverse the Lycian Way – a popular walking trail which passes by the town.
Kas is a charming hillside harbour town with Villa Harika sitting on a superb position on the Cukurbag peninsula, just out of the main town. It's a short walk down to the nearest beach if you want a morning dip. With a regular dolmus (minibus) service running into town and a reasonable taxi service it's easy to get around. With a regular dolmus (minibus) service running into town and a reasonable taxi service, you get to enjoy the cooler breeze on the peninsula and can take off into Kas at anytime.
Despite a blossoming tourist trade, Kas has retained much of its historic charm and character. The cobbled streets are draped with pink Bougainvillea flowers and the houses fronted by marvelously archaic Ottoman balconies. The town’s vibe is often described as bohemian; friendly and laid back and it boasts an exciting array of restaurants and shops to match all tastes and budgets.
The natural setting of Kas is breathtaking. Framed by the ever-changing hues of the Mediterranean and the dramatic Taurus mountains beyond, it is difficult to imagine a more sumptuous backdrop.
Kas is literally steeped in history. Built as it is around the remains of the ancient city of Antiphellos, it is unsurprising that it is within close proximity to myriad cultural attractions. The remarkably well-preserved Hellenistic Amphitheatre simply hums with a glorious atmosphere of antiquity and history. Other historic sites - including the Lions Tomb and the Kas Ataturk Statue - are easily accessible. It's worth a drive up to Cukurbag village to see the ruins of Antiphellos, which is one the Lycian Way walking route.
For the adventurous at heart, Kas will not disappoint. Visitors can trek, climb and canoe in the surrounding Taurus mountains while for those who fancy a beach canter, popular horse-riding tours take place on the much celebrated Patara Beach. For the very intrepid there are a number of paragliding centres.
But during the hot summer months it is into the cool sea that many will be drawn and here Kas will not disappoint. Known for its excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, there are several great dive sites. Here divers can glide around an Ottoman ship wreck, the remains of a WWII plane and a reef formed arund an old lighthouse- experiencing the piquancy of a real underwater adventure. The sunken city off Kekova Island - destroyed millennia ago by an earthquake - is popular for snorkelling and a boat trip is definitely recommended, as the area is truly beautiful. The region is rich in marine life with the Loggerhead Sea Turtle - which happily habituates this coastline in numbers - being a notable example.
For those more inclined towards lazy hours basking in the sun, there is Kaputas beach - 18Km west of Kas - the stunning white sands of which are hidden away behind Patara's ancient ruins and the village of Gelemis.There are lots of beaches and beach clubs scattered along the coast, or you can take the watertaxi from the harbour to Limanagzi or one of the beaches across the bay.
Demre, where St Nicholas was bishop, and the ancient city of Myra are both an hours drive away. Slightly further afield there is a fabulous site at Arycanda, in land of the coastal town of Finike.
There is a weekly market in Kas every Friday. A boat trip on the turquoise seas is an unmissable day out. If you find you're intrigued by the site of the Greek island of Meis just 2km off of the Turkish coast, you can get a day trip. Be prepared to hand in your passport and go through a lot of protocol but it's a worthwhile trip never-the-less.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!