From an inscription written in two languages, we can see that the city under Kaş was Antiphellos. But the old name of Kaş is Habesos. In the ninth century B.C., Antiphellos was a very small settlement unit and it was the port of Phellos, which is slightly north of Kaş. As the Hellenistic age began, Phellos lost its importance while Antiphellos developed and came to the fore. This situation also continued in the Roman era and Antiphellos developed further via the cedar tree trade and sponge fishing. At that time, the city was no longer a port of Phellos but rather a rich and self-sufficient city.
Kaş, the closest spot to Meis island, is a heaven for visitors who are fond of historical sites. The Cukurova Peninsula stretches into the sea and there are modern hotels built on this peninsula. The peninsula is also an ideal three-kilometer-long walking track which offers beautiful views along its path.
Besides its historical sites, Kaş offers tourists many options, including nature sports such as trekking, mountaineering and rafting. Kaş is surrounded by many ancient cities including Istlada, Apollania, Isinda and Kyaenai as well as many ruins whose names are not known.