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THE LYCIAN WAY, COAST AND MOUNTAINS

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The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Today the Lycian Way allows the lover of beautiful scenery and antiquity to experience this ‘country of light’.
  • Product Code 28820
  • Holiday Type Continuous Route Holidays, New Holiday, No Single Room Supplement
  • Grade Grade 5
  • Holiday Duration 14 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Walk the Lycian Way

The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Today the Lycian Way allows the lover of beautiful scenery and antiquity to experience this ‘country of light’.

Apart from our first and last nights in Antalya we base ourselves in three centres, Fethiye, Kas and Adrasan, choosing the very best sections of the walk over its entire length from Ölüdeniz to Antalya. In addition we sometimes walk off the trail if we feel the scenery merits it. We have our own coach throughout, to take us to the start and collect us at the end of each walk. We also have a local guide to share with us all the fascinating facts and stories about the flora, fauna, archaeology and history as we walk.

The scenery is very varied. The mountains of Lycia rise steeply from the sea, so on many days we have great views up and down the coast. Sometimes we head inland along old mule trails to ‘yaylas’, the traditional summer pastures. We walk high above the beautiful bay of Ölüdeniz, pass through mountain hamlets, visit a beach or two and have magnificent panoramic views over the Butterfly Valley.

**The first two single occupancy rooms to be booked  will not be charged a single room supplement.


Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Turkey’s first long distance footpath, visit both famous and off the beaten track classical sites.
  • Varied terrain and scenery; cedar forests, grassy mountainsides, gorges, beautiful coastal and mountain views.
  • Swimming opportunities during some of our coastal walks
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Antalya (Charter)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation
      Breakfasts taken in the hotels
      Dinners mostly taken in the hotel with three dinners taken in local restaurants
      Knowledgeable local guide
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 5

  1. Day 1

    Fly from London Gatwick to Antalya for our first night’s accommodation.

  2. Day 2

    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. 3km (2 miles), ascent 350m. From here our bus will collect us and take us to our hotel in Fethiye.

  3. Day 3

    Kayakoy- Oludeniz. We begin today’s walk at the old Muslim cemetery and descend to Kayakoy an old Greek village given up in the 20th century. We follow a forest path which offers splendid panorama views of the turquoise waters of the Oludeniz lagoon, where we will end our walk. 11km (7 miles), ascent 200m / descent 400m.

  4. Day 4

    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. 12km (7½ miles) , ascent 630m / descent 650m

  5. Day 5

    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 fine views. Our walk ends near the village of Faralya. We may visit Yuva beach from a swim.8km (5 miles), ascent 400m / descent 440m

  6. Day 6

    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.  8km, (5 miles) ascent 390m / descent 280m

  7. Day 7

    Akbel – Delikkemer – Patara. We begin near Akbel and follow the Lycian Way to the 1st century aqueduct at Delikkemer and on to the ancient city of Patara with the option of visiting Patara beach for a swim. 14km (9 miles), ascent 100m / descent 330m

  8. Day 8

    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 theater and ancient tombs in Kas or simply explore the small towns.

  9. Day 9

    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 descending to Gokceoren 10km (6½ miles), ascent 280m/ descent 180m

  10. Day 10

    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; 3km (2 miles), ascent 80m / descent 80m.

  11. Day 11

    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. 17km (11miles) ascent / descent 300m.

  12. Day 12

    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. 9km (6 miles) ascent 200m / descent 420m.

  13. Day 13

    The leader will select one of two walks today, both of which are dependent on local conditions and the groups overall ability.

     

    Adrasan – Olympos ancient city We begin today’s walk from Adrasan and follow the Lycian Way trail through limestone crags and amongst pine trees until we arrive at Olympos ancient city and Cirali, where we may have an opportunity to swim before driving back to Adrasan. 14 km (9 miles),  ascent  / descent 700m

     

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    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. 11 km (7 miles), ascent  / descent 890m

  14. Day 14

    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.

  15. Day 15

    Transfer by road to Antalya Airport for check-in and return flight to London Gatwick Airport.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Antalya (Charter)
  • Arrival transfer by road c.30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport

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Aspen Hotel, Antalya

Is located in the center of Kaleici; also known referred to as Old Antalya, situated in the heart of Antalya’s historic old town. The hotel is a former Ottoman house, so has plenty of authentic Turkish character. There are 36 standard rooms, each containing a shower, hairdryer, air conditioning unit, telephone, safety deposit box, satellite TV and a mini bar. Each enjoys views of either Kaleici, the garden, pool or the yacht harbor. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and a lounge bar. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay. 

 


Buhana Hotel, Adrasan

Is situated in the beautiful Adrasan Bay, surrounded by unique nature and 200 meters from the sea. There are 39 rooms in total and most enjoy a sea view and have a balcony. Each room contains the following facilities, a TV, air conditioning unit, a hairdryer, a minibar and free wifi internet access throughout. The hotel also has two outdoor swimming pools and is a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay. 

 

 

 


Harman Hotel, Fethiye

Located 500 meters from the famous Calis Beach, where if you are lucky, you may spot the nesting areas for Caretta turtles. There are 62 rooms, each containing the following facilities either a bath or shower, a balcony, satellite TV, safety deposit box, air conditioning / heating unit, hairdryer, free toiletries and free wifi internet. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and both an out and indoor bar. Please note that we cannot guarantee that the swimming pool will be open during your stay. 

 

 

 


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