What to expect
Upon arrival to Dalaman Airport, you will be transported to your hotel in Fethiye. Depending on the arrival time, you might have time to explore the coastal town.
Overnight at Alesta Yacht Hotel, Fethiye
The route starts from Fethiye’s boat marina and ancient theatre ascending past ancient Lycian tombs. The route continues on an old Greek cobbled road through the pines before descending into the fertile Kayaköy valley. After exploring the ghost town, continue on to the Blue Lagoon at Oludeniz, ending your hike with a swim by your hotel.
NOTE: It is possible to do a shorter walk, starting from Kayakoy and ending in Oludeniz (7km).
Overnight in Ecclesia Hotel, Oludeniz
5 min transfer to the beginning of the hike in Ovacık. The walk follows a forest road traversing the skirts of Mt. Babadağ with wonderful views of Oludeniz and the Blue Lagoon. The route continues up on a caravan trail and reaches Kozağaç and then Kirme. The trail begins to descend down past Kirme and reaches Faralya with views of the village and the sea beyond.
Dinner and Overnight at Montenegro Motel, Faralya
The day starts directly from the pension on a nice path above the cliffs of Butterfly Valley. The breath-taking view looks down onto the valley and the turquoise waters of the bay. The path traces the coast and reaches the small beach of Aktaş. After a swim and some tea by the forest cafe, the route carries on to Kabak Village. Set within a beautiful valley, Kabak is one of the most beautiful places on the coastline. You may also walk down to the sea for a swim if you’d like.
Overnight in Olive Garden, Kabak
The day starts directly from the pension and follows a well defined caravan trail up through the valley. After a long and scenic climb, the route reaches the small village of Alınca. This is a nice place perched high up on a hillside with amazing views of the Seven Capes. A short transfer (15 min) takes you to Boğaziçi, the route then continues uphill on the path to Dodurga/Sidyma. This is one of the few places where you can see a modern village built atop an ancient city.
Overnight & dinner at a village house, Dodurga.
35 min transfer to Delikkemer. Delikkemer is the ancient aqueduct that used to carry the water for Patara, one of the 6 major Lycian Cities. The pipe 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.
Overnight at Hideaway Hotel, Kas
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. 20 min transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight at Hideaway Hotel, Kas.
Today, you can either take a day off or do a short hike along the coast.
A short transfer takes you to the beginning of the hike. Starting from Ufakdere hamlet, the route goes down to the 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 at Hideaway Hotel, Kas
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 2-3 hr boat trip over the Kekova sound with its turquoise waters. Having seen the sunken city the boat trip ends in Simena, one of the most picturesque villages along the Turkish coast.
Overnight at Ekin Pansion, Kalekoy
After 2 hr transfer, the hike starts with a gentle descent down to the stream surrounded by plane trees. Crossing the stream, the route begins to ascend through the pine forest to a ridge where you will see the flames of Chimera. These natural flames have been burning for thousands of years. Descending back down, the day ends as you walk into your guesthouse in Çıralı. In the afternoon you can spend some time on the wonderful beach of Çıralı or explore the ruins of Olympos.
Overnight in Maki Inn, Çıralı
The hike starts directly from your guesthouse and crosses Cirali’s impressive beach to reach the ruins of Olympos. Scattered all around the valley, you won’t soon forget the hidden and mystic setting of these ruins. The route climbs up through a tunnel-like stretch of strawberry trees before reaching the early settlement of Olimpos on Musa Mountain. The path starts descending through the pine forest and reaches the beautiful beach of Adrasan.
Dinner & Overnight in Sinemis Hotel, Adrasan
Today’s route is probably one of the most popular hikes on the Lycian Way. Starting from the pension, the route leaves civilization behind for the rest of the day. The path, accompanied by the scent of the pine trees, has wonderful views of the coast. With Susuz Island standing mystically in the distance, the route undulates over the hills before reaching the most picturesque lighthouse of Gelidonya. A walk of another hour takes you to the meeting point with the car. The day finishes with a 45 min transfer back to Adrasan.
Dinner & Overnight at Sinemis Hotel, Adrasan.
The transfer takes you to the beginning of the hike in Aşağı Kuzdere. The route follows a mixture of forest roads and paths through the pines and descends down to Phaselis. Phaselis was once one of the most beautiful cities of Lycia, where Alexander the Great also spent a winter. After seeing the ruins and having the chance to swim in one of the old harbors, you’ll be transferred to Antalya.
Dinner & Overnight at Puding Hotel, Antalya.
A quick transfer will take you to Antalya Archaeology Museum, which houses some of the best artifacts from the neighboring ancient cities. After your visit, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the small streets or just taking a well deserved rest at a Turkish bath.
Overnight at Puding Hotel, Antalya
The tour finishes as you are transferred to Antalya Airport (40min).
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All transport during the walking program including transfers to/from airport.
14 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 5 lunches
14 nights accommodation in standard quality hotels
We provide a link to Wikiloc app through which you can follow GPS coordinates, a detailed e-book outlining your tour program, with lots of pictures and relevant information. Participants are responsible for bringing their own hiking equipment such as boots, poles, hat, and backpack.
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