Hiking Lycian Way

8 days

 

Day 1 : Dalaman

Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight.

 

Day 2 : Dalaman – Dalyan

In the morning drive to Ekincik village, winding through the mountainous backcountry. We begin our walk passing through the forest and arrive to the old Lycian city of Caunos (400 BC) with magnificent rock tombs carved into the rock, The extensive ruins include a huge Roman Bath, Persian City walks, a Carian fortress, a Greek theatre and a Byzantine basilica. Continue the walking and arrive to Dalyan. We take boat to the hot spring by waterway and opportunity to swim in the natural swimming pools of hot water and mud bath. 5 hours walking. Dinner and Overnight in pension.

 

Day 3 : Dalyan – Oludeniz

Drive to Fethiye was the prominent town of Telmessos, but earthquakes have left only a few Lycian stone sarcophagi from the old town, along with the dramatic Tomb of Amyntas carved into the sheer rock cliff high above the town. Walk up to Kayakoy, the largest Greek ghost town in Asia Minor. After the foundation of Turkish republic, the governments of Turkey and Greece changed the population. Then walk down to oludeniz,  an idyllic sea bay and a quiet lagoon set against a wild mountain backdrop of dense forest. Its beach takes its eerie name from the secluded lagoon at the beach's western end. Protected by hills and entered by a narrow channel, the lagoon is calm during even the worst storms. Chance to swim. 5 hours walk. Overnight in pension.

 

Day 4 : Oludeniz - Minare

We hike a footpath, through a fragrant pine forest of Mediterranean coast up to Dokuz Gol plateau (1200 m). We stop en route to enjoy spectacular views of the snow-covered top of Babadaglari (1976 m). Descent to Dip village through a low marquis. Arrive in guesthouse but first a coffee at the little teahouse just beyond in Minare  village. 6 hours walking. Dinner and overnight in guesthouse discovering a local way of life.

 

Day 5 : Minare – Izzettin

Sometimes our walks are combined with sightseeing as when we explore the old ruined city of Pinara - reputedly 1200 rock tombs in various shapes and sizes. On the eastern slope of the lower acropolis, beyond the city walls, there are remains of a Roman bath which was quite popular throughout the Lycian area. and the theatre, leaning against a natural slope, opposite the acropolis and the bath. Afternoon trek on a foothill to Izzettin village, crossing isolated villages in the forested hills and olive groves. A great sight-seeing on the summit of Akdag ridge (3016 m). 5/6 hours walking. Dinner and overnight guesthouse.

 

Day 6 : Bel-Bukcegiz – Kas

Today we begin our excursion from  Bel village. We mostly follow mule tracks and spend time to isolated houses. We can expect to be invited in their primitive house and be offered some traditional tea as welcome sign. Arriving to Gavuragili beach has 17 km long beach. Depending of the season, we may swim in the clear Mediterranean sea Then we drive to visit old Lyxien city  Xanthos that has reputation of committed mass suicide by throwing themselves into the flames. The city itself consists of the Lycian acropolis, Roman theatre and  the Harpy Monument .. Then drive to Kas. The ruins of Antiphellos are spread around the town of Kas, which lies at the neck of a small peninsula in the Mediterranean.5 hours walk. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7 : Kas – Antalya

In the morning driving to Olympos which was a port city established in the 2nd century. here we visit Chimera, known as the " burning mountain " (Yanartas), it is a result of escaping natural gas, whose flames have been shooting heavenwards for centuries. Afternoon we have opportunity to swim on the Cirali beach.  Then drive to Antalya, Turkey’s principal holiday resort. On the picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, has narrow windings streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls. Overnight in pension in old part.

 

Day 8 : Antalya - Home:

Drive to airport and fly home.

 

LAND COAST INCLUDES:

  • All transfers and Transportation.
  • All Hotel accommodation BB.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All meals are included except for when we stay in Antalya (Lunch and dinner).
  • Transportation luggage (vehicle)

 

 

LAND COAST DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Meals at city Restaurants; (Lunch and Dinner in Antalya)
  • Entrance fees.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.

 

For price details and more information, please contact us

 

 

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