Pre Trip Information: Turkish Lycian Coast


Dear swimmer!
We look forward to seeing you soon on our swimming trip Lycian Coast, Kas-Turkey. Your guides for this trip will be Ilgin Ilter and Steve Blount and you can contact them at +905464161645 (Ilgin, whatsapp), or at [email protected].

Meeting Time-Place:

18.30 on the 1st day of the trip at the Maki hotel lobby. Narr Twin and Maki hotels are close to each other and they belong to the same owner. If you arrive late please let us know and we will leave you our welcome pack at the reception. The next day’s short first swim is usually at 8.00 am with the meeting in front of the hotel. Google Map:

All breakfasts are served at Maki Hotel.

Finish Time-Place:
The last day of the trip at 10.00 am in Kas.

Travel Info:

Please feel free to contact each other regarding travel times and arrivals.

1) Shuttle Bus Service Dalaman airport – Kas (and return)

It runs about every 2-3 hours during summertime from Dalaman airport to Kas town (and return) and you can book it online at (click on EN tab and then below Buy Shuttle Ticket, see PDF for info). The cost per person is 400 TL (Turkish Lira) – 18 Euro. The shuttle team member shall wait for you and others outside the airport terminal with a Shuttle Transfer Dalaman Airport board (Dalaman – Kas & Dalaman – Kalkan trip).

English Website-Shuttle-Transfer-Information.

2) Private car transfer options from Dalaman or Antalya airports

You can contact our local partner transfer company in Kaş (Deniz Rent a Car Kaş) and they will send a car/van to pick you up. The driver will wait for you at the arrivals with a name board in hand. The rate for this service is 70 Gbp per car (up to 4 persons) from Dalaman airport and 85 Gbp (up to 4 persons) per car from Antalya airport. If there are 5 or more guests please email the company directly to arrange a larger van. Service is paid on location in Turkish Liras, Euro, Usd or Gbp.

To book a transfer, please contact: Deniz Rent a Car Kaş at: [email protected], Ph: +90 242 836 4151, Mob: +90 532 768 9709 (whatsapp).

Other private transfer options to book online:
2.a) Dama Taxi

2.b) Eco Transfer

2.c) Sun Transfers

3) Additional nights 

If you require additional nights’ accommodation while in Kas, you can contact Hotel Kas Maki at [email protected] and see if they have rooms available. Otherwise, there are other accommodation options in Kas town and you can usually book once you get there.

4) Important trip information

a) Trip website

b) Some nationals require a VISA to enter Turkey. Please see the website to purchase the visa in advance:

c) Have some pocket money in Turkish Lira for evening meals.  Most restaurants in Kas also take cards. ATMs are available in most places in Turkey including Kas town.

d) Items to bring: All you need for swimming plus a Drinking Water Bottle marked with YOUR NAME on it. We have for you complimentary silicone swim caps and Turkish cotton towels.

e) Please bring your travel health insurance copy (or upload it onto our website) for your trip.

We hope you all enjoy our Lycian Turkish swimming adventure! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

The Mediterranean sea is waiting for you!

Best regards and safe travels,

Strel Swimming Team