We are confident your holiday in Kas will
be one of the most memorable you have experienced but to help you enjoy
it even more, we have prepared a few tips as a result of our own local
knowledge and suggestions of previous guests.
Climate - Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters.
Temperatures average between 68° - 83°F
in high season, May - Sept. Light cotton summer clothes with a cardigan
for the evenings is recommended. A minimum of factor 15 sunscreen should
be used when venturing into the sun.
Money - The currency is the new Lira and
is about 2.4 to the pound depending on the exchange rate.
Spending Money - We do not usually change money before we go or take
travellers cheques. Our best advice is to take sterling and change into
Turkish currency at the bank. This ensures the best
rate - commission is usually just 1%. There are about three cash points
in Kas giving access to your personal bank accounts should you need to
top up! Some establishments accept sterling and dollars.
Wine - There are two main wine producers in
the area:- Doluca and Kavaklidere whose Cankaya white and Lal Rose are
especially commendable. Their red wine is also fine and reasonably
priced. Angora is another favourite in white or red.
When buying gifts, clothes, souvenirs etc.
be prepared to haggle in order to get the best price. Everyone has to do
this as most items are not priced. Don't feel mean, this is the
tradition and how it works!
The Turks are a lovely people, very
friendly but a polite no will always suffice.
When tipping in restaurants etc. try to use
cash rather than credit cards, it will be much appreciated.
A full list of household tips and villa
information will be waiting for you upon arrival along with all relevant
contact telephone numbers including our management agents, local doctor