lycian way - turquoise coast
The Lycian Way is Turkey’s first long distance footpath exploring the coastal region between Fethiye and Antalya in Southwest Turkey.
Our route covers most of the best walks of the Western section starting in Fethiye and finishing in Kaş. The highlights include ancient ruined cities, spectacular coastal views, Turkish village life, ghost town and diverse landscapes.
Length:7 Nights/ 8 Days
Depart:Dalaman Airport or Antalya Airport
Group Size: Min 8 Max 16
Lodging: 6 nights in good standard hotels and 1 night in village house pension. Single Supplement available except for the village house.
Meals: All breakfasts, lunches and dinners included except 1 free night in Kaş.
Activity: Hiking, Archeology, Swimming
Trip Level: Easy to moderate day hikes
DAY 1. Transfer from Dalaman to Kayaköy. Dinner and a briefing about the tour.
DAY 2. Walk Fethiye - Kayaköy (lunch) – Ölüdeniz (6hrs).
THE WALK 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 lunch we explore the ghost town and continue to the idyllic blue lagoon at Ölüdeniz.
DAY 3. Walk Ovacik –Kirme –Faralya (5.5hrs)
THE WALK stays high traversing the slopes of Babadağ (Father Mountain). Spectacular coastal views all the way end with sunset at the over looking the sheer cliffs down to Butterfly valley.
DAY 4. Walk Faralya-Kabak- Aktaş- Faralya (6hrs)
THE WALK provides more amazing views with a chance to swim from the secluded setting of Kabak beach. The walk continues above a dramatic coastline looping back to the picturesque village of Faralya.
DAY 5. Walk Kabak- Alınca, Boğaziçi- Sidyma-Gey (6hrs)
THE WALK ascends to the mountain village of Alınca and continues to the ancient site of Sidyma renowned for its decorative Roman period tombs. Our next village stop is Gey nestled above old stone terraces and the towering cliffs of the ‘Yediburunlar’ Seven capes.
DAY 6. Walk Delikkemer- Patara (4.5hrs)
THE WALK starts from the Roman engineered aquaduct feeding the ancient port of Patara. The trail undulates through diverse landscape to a comprehensive tour of the well preserved ruins before ending at the 16km protected beach now a marine turtle conservation zone. A transfer takes us to Kaş for two nights for an excellent opportunity to shop and enjoy the evening entertainment.
DAY 7. Walk Bayındır- Ufakdere-Limanağzı-Kaş
THE WALK heads down to the coast from the village of Bayındir and follows the rocky coastline to secluded coves and the sheltered cove of Limanağzi. A small restaurant serves well deserved refereshments before the option of a boat ride back to Kaş or a walk above the Lycian tombs.
DAY 8. Transfer Out.
ACCOMMODATIONDAY 1-2 Villa Rhapsody, Kayaköy
DAY 3-4 Montenegro Hotel
DAY 5 Village house in Gey
DAY 6-7 Maki Hotel, Kaş
DETAILSPRICE:735 € Per person based on 2 sharing room.
Single Supplement: 110 €
INCLUDED: All transport during the walking program, 7 nights accommodation, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) except 1 free night in Kaş, drinks with picnic lunch, bottled water, entrance fees to historical sites, guide.
NOT INCLUDED: Airport Transfers (can be arranged), drinks at hotels or restaurants.
WHAT TO BRING:
Hiking boots or strong shoes with good tread and ankle support, shorts and t-shirt (warm weather), fleece, waterproofs, day pack (35ltr. + -), walking trousers, long sleeved top, sun protection- hat, sunglasses, sun cream, insect repellant, walking poles recommended,beach towel, swim kit.
Main Baggage is transferred on to next nights’ accommodation
In April daytime temps reach the low twenties (centigrade), mostly sunny but still chances of rain. In May the temperature rises to late twenties and less chance of rain. Evenings can still be quite cool in early April.
From mid September through October, mainly sunny day with temps in mid twenties and warm evenings cooling down later in the season.
6 nights in good standard hotels and 1 night in village house pension.
Walking hours include breaks and lunch stops, distances range from 9-16km. On many days there is an option for individuals to walk less distance…