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We have 7 days to spend in Cirali and Kas and was wondering where to spend more of the time. Should we spend 3 or 4 nights in Cirali? In terms of what to do, see where would be better to spend the longer time?

Many thanks,,


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1. Re: Cirali/Kas

Hi Harriet,

I dont think it really matters how you can split your time as both destinations are good however Cirali would have a better beach

when in Cirali you will want to ;

1. spend time on the beach

2. visit the vast hidden ruins of Olympos ( which to see many of them properly you will need at least 2 afternoons or 2 mornings ) then spend the rest of the day at the beach

3. take a trip at night to the chimaera ( Yanartaş )..but dont do that on the same day that you visit the Olympos ruins as you will be tired from walking at it is too much in one day..

4. half day for Phaselis ( ruins and beach ) then stop off maybe at Ulupinar on the way back.

5. there are also lovely out of the way places like Kuzdere or Goynuk canyons where you can swim in the icy waterfalls and take a picnic lunch..again at least more than a good part of the day. Or the waterfalls at Ulupinar.

6. Arykanda is a great historical place to visit and is 1.5 hours from Cirali..

7. a boat trip from the beach at Cirali to visit the many hidden coves and beaches..great trip with lunch on the boat..this is an all day trip.

8. many people take a day trip to Demre, Myra and the sunken city of Simena ( Kekova - Ucagiz ) for a day trip from Cirali..

9. during the spring and fall not over the hotter summer months..the weather is nice enough for walking along sections of the Lycian way you can do that as well..have a look in my photos at the flickr link below.


10. rent a car for a few days trips around the area. There is a Dino park, Aerial park ( rope climbing etc ) , Antalya Aquarium and many more..

To have an active holiday in Cirali with lots of sightseeing better to rent a car.

you see there is plenty to do in Cirali for 3 or 4 nights

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2. Re: Cirali/Kas

Great choice, we love Kas and Cirali is different, we often split our time between the two.

I agree with the above post, it depends if you are an active person, but if you are not, daytime activities are a bit limited in Kas unless you look around the shops and sit around drinking or eating (lots of choice at the harbour and in the narrow streets) or sunbathe on the platforms. We walk a lot so go walking on the Lycian Way to Çukurbağ (steep climb but fabulous views) or in the other direction to the small beaches (you can get a boat back) or along the peninsular to the ancient theatre. A day trip by boat to the Greek island of Meis (Kastellorizo) or a trip to Simena/Kekova either by boat from Kas or local travel agent to Ucagiz and then out on a boat is a lovely way to spend a day. You can get a dolmus along the coast to Kalkan or the ruins at Patara.

Cirali has a lovely feel good factor, the setting is spectacular and again lots to explore (as mentioned by Canmom) but sometimes we just wander along the beach, obviously it is much quieter at night. Whatever you choose to do I am sure you will have a wonderful time.

Edited: 14 May 2014, 10:27
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