Wine And Dine, Night Life
Turks love to eat Mediterreanean food : salads vegetatables, fish , meat, fruit and sweets. The traditional alcoholic drink is Raki but wine and beer have also become popular. Some restaurants are famous for their meze (delicious cold and hot starters), some for fish others for natural foods or Otoman recipes. Kaş harbours quite a variety of restaurants for every taste and budget. Most of them are outdoors, near the marina or in lush little gardens where one eats under fruit trees and moonlight. These days quite a few places serve excellent international cuisine , French , Italian, Chinese, German .
Apart from restaurants one finds numerous coffe shops, snack bars and fast food places in town and on the beaches serving lunch and dinner and fresh fruit juices. Some places are open 24 hours.
Turks also love tea gardens, where people sit under shady trees and chat, reads the newspaper and have the famous Turkish tea and snacks.
Local specialties and natural foods are derived from the fertile soils and produced locally. The area is famous for it’s sesame paste, syrups, spices, herbs, olive oil, and jams. At night and after a long and enjoyable dinner Kaş offers quite a few bars , some overlooking the marina , some on the main square near the marina and others in the little side streets and alleys or hidden in beautiful gardens . The music played ranges from Turkish folksongs and live music performances to international pop music. During the summer Kaş is up and about until long after midnight, sauntering, shopping, chatting, drinking or dancing.