You should see the
tiny Mediterranean fishing
village of Üçağız, 39 km (24 miles) east of Kaş by road (map), before
The best way is
on a boat excursion from nearby Kaş, or from Çayağzı near Demre-Myra.
Okay, Üçağız (EWCH-ah-uhz, "Three
Mouths," for the three rivers
that debouche here) is no longer the
perfectly authentic little Mediterranean seaside
hamlet that it was in 1990, but
the government is limiting new building
so it's still pretty nice.
Old village houses are interspersed
with tall stone Lycian tombs over
2000 years old, and the marble ruins
of a Roman "sunken
still glisten beneath the pellucid
waters of the Mediterranean just offshore.
In 1990 there wasn't even a decent road into
the place. Most people came by boat then--and
they still do, because the road, although
paved, twists through the hills for
19 km from the coastal highway.
Whether you start from Kaş or Çayağzı,
or whether you drive to Üçagiz and
join a boat tour there, you'll also
be dropped at the pristine village
of Kaleköy (Castle Village)
to walk its streets, have tea in its
cafés, and see its little fortress.
Üçağız has some
pretty good restaurants for
the yachters who
moor here for lunch, and a few small,
simple lodging-places, but the
beds tend to fill up in summer, so
if you want to stay here awhile your
best bet is to come on a day-trip,
ask around, find a room, make a reservation,
and come back with your stuff.
Distances & Travel Times
km (113 miles) NE, 3.75 hours
Kale): 36 km (22 miles) E, 50
km (89 miles) NW, 2.75 hours
km (39 miles) W, 1.5 hours
km (21 miles) E, 45 minutes
km (91 miles) NE, 3 hours
km (66 miles) NE, 3 hours
—by Tom Brosnahan