Walking the Lycian Way

Heart of Lycia

This 4 day itinerary is based in Kaş, the heart of the Lycian Coastline. Highlights of the trip are wonderful coastal views, the small streets of Kaş, ruins of Patara, a boat trip in Kekova, and swimming in Limanağzı.

SEASON

March through May and September through beginning of December.

Duration

4 Days, 3 Nights

MEALS

3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch Packs, 3 Dinners

Distance

44 km total hiking

AIRPORT

Dalaman Airport

1 Person

625

Per Person

2 Person

410

Per Person

4 Person

325

Per Person

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Itinerary

What to expect

DAY 1

Transfer. HIKE Delikkemer – Patara 13 km

Pick up from Dalaman and transfer to Delikkemer (1 hr). Delikkemer is the ancient aqueduct that used to carry the water for Patara, one of the 6 major Lycian Cities. The piping system is still visible along the hike. The route passes by some old olive groves with views of the fertile Esen Valley.  Walking into the ancient city, it’s significance immediately become apparent with its well preserved theatre, parliament house, main streets, and much more. The day ends with a visit to the 16 km long fine-sand beach of Patara, also a marine turtle nesting area. Transfer to Kaş. 

Dinner & Overnight in Hideaway Hotel, Kaş

 

DAY 2

HIKE Bayındır – Limanagzı – Kas 14 km

A short transfer takes you to the beginning of the hike up above Kaş. Starting from a small hamlet called Bayındır, you’ll head down to Ufakdere beach with views of the bay along the way. There is almost no settlement on this bay. The coastal path carries on through low vegetation before arriving at Limanagzı Bay. This is a perfect spot to go for a swim and take a break. Passing by the ancient rock tombs of the Lycians, the day ends as you walk into your hotel. 

Overnight in Hideaway Hotel, Kaş 

 

DAY 3

HIKE Apollonia – Aperlae 9 km – Boat trip in Kekova

A 30 minute drive takes you to the small village of Kılıçlı to start the hike. The ruins of ancient Apollonia are also located nearby. For a place in the middle of nowhere, this forgotten site has a lot to offer. The stony path starts descending through low vegetation before coming upon the sarcophagi of Aperlae. The ancient economy of this town was driven by the valuable Tyrian dye derived from a type of marine snail. Your efforts on the hike are rewarded with a nice boat trip over the Kekova sound with its turquoise waters.  Having seen the sunken city and Simena, the boat trip ends in Ucagiz where you’ll meet with the car to go back to Kas.

Dinner in a selected restaurant, Overnight in Hideaway Hotel, Kaş 

 

DAY 4

HIKE Kas – Cukurbag – Phellos 14 km

The hike starts directly from the hotel, heading high above Kas on a nice path zigzagging across the mountain slope with beautiful views of Kaş. The reward at the top is breathtaking. After a little break, the walk carries onto Cukurbag before ascending again to ancient Phellos. This mountain-top Lycian site will surprise you with its ruins and views of the mountains to the north.  Transfer to the Dalaman airport after the hike.

Booking Details

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Includes

  • All Transport

    All transport during the walking program including transfer to and from Fethiye or Dalaman.

  • Meals

    3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and 3 lunches

  • Accommodation

    3 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels

  • Equipment

    We provide a GPS (handheld for hikers and a car GPS for self-drive tours), a prepaid Turkish phone, and a detailed trip-book outlining your tour program with lots of pictures and relevant information.

Excludes

  • Lunches and Dinners not listed above

  • Drinks at hotels or restaurants

  • Personal expenses

  • Flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

Per Person Prices

  • 1 Person

    625
  • 2 person

    410
  • 4 person

    325

For different group sizes and prices, please contact us. 


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