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Fly from London Gatwick to Antalya for our first night’s accommodation.
Antalya – Fethiye: We depart Antalya and make our way to Fethiye, stopping on the way to visit the rock tombs and Termessos ruined castle, which will involve us ascending to a viewpoint above Fethiye. We will then walk on an old Roman cobbled track to an old Muslim cemetery. From here our bus will collect us and take us to our hotel in Fethiye. 2 miles (3km), ascent 350m.
Kayakoy- Oludeniz: We begin today’s walk at the old Muslim cemetery and descend to Kayakoy, an old Greek village abandoned in the 20th century. We follow a forest path which offers splendid panorama views of the turquoise waters of the Oludeniz lagoon. 7 miles (11km), ascent 200m / descent 400m.
Ovacik – Kozagac Village – Kirme – Faralya: Today’s walk takes us along an ancient path near the village of Ovacik with beautiful panoramic views of Oludeniz bay and onto the village of Faralya. 7 1/2 miles (12km) , ascent 630m / descent 650m.
Faralya – Uzunyurt – Yuva Beach – Kabak: We start on a high level path with fine views of Babadag. We then walk to a viewpoint overlooking the stunning Butterfly Valley and proceed on a coastal path with equally spectacular views. Our walk ends near the village of Faralya. We may visit Yuva beach from a swim. 5 miles (8km miles), ascent 400m / descent 440m.
Fethiye – Yakabag village – Pinara – Minare village – Saklikent canyon - Kas: We begin today’s walk from Yakabaq and continue uphill through farmland and isolated houses to a ridge before traversing along farm paths to some remote Lycian rock tombs and onto the ruins of Pinara. Once we have spent sufficient time exploring the site, we continue to Minare village. From here we may drive to Saklikent Canyon; the second largest in Europe, and take a short walk to a viewpoint over the canyon. 5 miles (8km), ascent 390m / descent 280m.
Akbel – Delikkemer – Patara: We begin near Akbel and follow the Lycian Way to the 1st century aqueduct at Delikkemer and to the ancient city of Patara with the option of visiting Patara beach for a swim. 9 miles (14km), ascent 100m / descent 330m.
Free Day in Kas: There are many options on your free day from taking a boat trip around 12 islands near Kas or to the Greek Island of Castellorizo, from where we can walk to Limanagzi beach for lunch. For both options we can enjoy swimming and sunbathing. We can also visit the Hellenic theatre and ancient tombs in Kas or simply explore the small towns.
Saribelen – Sidek – Gökçeören: From outskirts of Saribelen we walk on paths, forest tracks and through meadows often with beautiful sea views. We pass by a Roman village before tackling the very steep and rocky descent to Gokceoren. 6 1/2 miles (13km), ascent 280m/ descent 180m.
Ucagiz – Simena Castle walk – Half Day Boat Tour – Kekova Island – Roman Sunken City: In the course of our transfer to Adrasan we stop off at the village of Ucagiz and walk to Simena. Here we have the option of visiting the castle before taking a boat trip to Kekova Island. Later we return by boat to Ucagiz to complete our journey to Adrasan. From Ucagiz we may stop to visit Myra ancient site and St Nicholas’s Basilica at Demre. 2 miles (3km), ascent 80m / descent 80m.
Karaoz – Gelidonia Lighthouse – Karaoz: A simply superb day of coastal walking awaits us, we ascend a broad track through pine forest and a stony path to arrive on a rocky ridge crest overlooking the peninsula of Cape Gelidonia with its two lighthouses. This is a beautiful walk contouring the range of hills which forms the backbone of Gelidonia. 11 miles (17km) ascent / descent 300m.
Ulupinar – Cirali: In the morning we walk from Ulupinar towards Cirali stopping at the lower part of the Chimaera - inextinguishable flames. Our bus takes us to Cirali, where we will have lunch. We then walk along the beach to visit the ancient site of Olympus city, with an opportunity for a swim before returning to Adrasan. 6 miles (9km) ascent 200m / descent 420m.
The leader will select one of two walks today, both of which are dependent on local conditions and the groups overall ability.
Coastal walk, Olympos ancient city: We follow the Lycian Way trail over rocky headlands and onto secluded beaches, on one of which we can relax with a picnic and perhaps swim. On our return to the bus, we might drive to Olympos ancient city, if we have not visited it on another walk. 3-4 Miles (4-5km). Rocky ascents/descents.
Mount Tahtali (Mount Olympus): A strenuous climb from the village of Beycik with wonderful scenery and viewpoints, with Zigzag paths up through fir trees and lovely flowers in the spring. We ascend up to the saddle at the side of Mt Olympos at 1818m. After lunch we descend to the village of Beycik. This is one of the more strenuous walks of the holiday and is only possible in good weather. 7 miles (11km), ascent / descent 890m.
Adrasan – Phaselis – Antalya: We transfer to Antalya for our last night. On the way we will visit the ancient city of Phaselis on the coast before Kemer. During the afternoon in Antalya we may visit the excellent archaeological museum.
Today we will say goodbye to the Lycian Way. Transfer by road to Antalya Airport for check-in and our return flight to London Gatwick Airport.