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Lycian Way Trek

Scouting the Footsteps of Lycians from the Ghost Town, Karmylassos to Homeland of St. Nicolas, Patara

Duration

Best Season

Tour Type

Accommodation

Difficulty

: 7 Days

: April-May, September-October

: Trekking

Hotels and Pensions

: Moderate

 
 
 
 
 

Overview

 Anatolia’s South East region where is also well known as Lycian Coast is waiting us with its natural beauty and history. Lycian way is Turkey’s first longest hiking trail and it is located between Antalya-Fethiye of Teke (Ibex) peninsula. Approximately 550 km of the marked hiking trail passes through the most beautiful area of the region. This trail was chosen as "One of the best ten marked trails of the world " by Sunday Times in 2001. This path is so convenient for trekking. Trekking of whole The Lycian Way at once is extremely difficult. For this reason visitors either trek only the most attractive regions combination of this gorgeous way or they complete it in parts.  
In this trip we prepare a short culture- trekking program which includes Lycian way’s impressive regions. Trekking program passes through natural beauties between Fethiye and Sydyma and as well as worth- to -see historical places of the area. 
Each day we will discover a new place with comfortable vans and stay in a hotel that we choose carefully for you. In this trip we will trek along the paths that lie among the antique cities of the shore of Sevencapes.


 Itinerary Outline


Day 1: Meeting at Dalaman Airport. Kayakoy (Karmylassos)-Oludeniz (Blue lagoon) Trek
Day 2: Ovacik - Kozagac-Kirme-Faralya Trek
Day 3: Faralya-Kabak-Alinca Trek
Day 4: Alinca-Sancak Bay (Kalabantia) -Gey Trek
Day 5: Gey -Sydma Ancient City-Bogazici Trek
Day 6: Gey-Bel Village-Belcik-Gavuragili Trek
Day 7: Delikkemer (Roman Aquaduct)- Patara Ancient City Walk and Transfer to Dalaman Airport

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting at Dalaman Airport. Kayakoy-Oludeniz Trek

After meeting with your guide and driver at Dalaman Airport , we will have a 45 mins transfer to our hotel in Kayakoy (Karmylassos).  After check in, we will have a  quick lunch . We start walking from the quiet and lonely streets of Kayakoy. We will have great views of Gemile Bay and Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon) while this warm up hike. Our guests can swim at Oludeniz at the end of the hike. Dinner and accommodation in our hotel.

 

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 1:00 hour
Approx. Trek Time: 3 Hours
Meals included: Lunch-Dinner


Day 2: Ovacik - Kozagac-Kirme-Faralya (Butterfly valley) Trek 

After breakfast, we start the day with a short car transfer about 15 minutes, to the starting point of the Lycian Way. After a group  photo under the arch at  the start point  , we start to our jouney. In the first minutes of the trek, magnificent view of  Oludeniz (Blue lagoon) coast will welcome us. After a slightly inclined climb, we will reach the small neighborhood of Kozagac. We will have a nice picnic lunch under the pine trees with the view of Babadag (Father Mountain 1969m.) . This small settlement area was destroyed by giant rocks falling from the south west side of Babadag in the 1957 when is big Fethiye earthquake, and even the water mill was completely under the rocks and the rock streams. After lunch, our silent tarmac will take us to the village of Kirme in 30 mins. This small rural village life will make you feel like in Ottoman era. Our gentle downhill path will lead us to Faralya which Butterfly Valley is just next to it. You will have accommodation and dinner here accompanied by spectacular sunsets.

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 20 mins
Approx. Trek Time: 4-5 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch(Picnic)-Dinner

Day 3: Faralya-Kabak-Alinca Trek

We wake up to a fresh day in the morning. Today we will start our walk from our hotel. After 5-10 minutes on the asphalt, we will reach the path to Kabak cove.This path will change to a nice and silent dirt road with the imperisive view of Mediterian Sea .We will start to  descent to Kabak beach and take a lunch break. There is a refreshing option of swimming  in these turquoise waters. Now time to walk uphill in the pine forest to Alinca village (700m), we will start to see Kabak cove down below.  Our ascension will be among the gigantic rock walls along a magnificent valley.Our next  accommodation will be  in Alinca Village which has a magnificent view and sun set .
   
Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time:-

Approx. Trek Time: 5-6 Hours

Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch(Picnic)-Dinner


Day 4: Alinca-Sancak (Kalabantia) Cove, Gey Village Trek

We will wake up  with the stunning view of Sevencapes. After a short walk through the scenic and peacefull asphalt, we will meet with an Ottoman Cistern. From here we will go down to the “Sancak Bay” (Kalabantia) by following the old caravan routes. This bay has been used as a commercial bay since the ancient Lycian period. It was a place where the products produced in the inner Lycia cities and the products from foreign countries were traded and customs cleared. On the shore we will have harbor buildings, some Lycian and Roman sarcophagis.After a nice lunch and swimming break between the ruins of the building, we will follow the same path and return to the Ottoman cistern. Then, a forest walk between the sounds of birds  will end on the asphalt reaching Gey Village. After  a short vehicle transfer, we will enter a Turkmen village located above the sea, open to the breeze.
The first inhabitants of this place, who constantly felt the necessity to wear  warm clothes, named the village  as Gey means put on (warm clothes). We will retreat to our cozy accommodation facility, which is run by Nurgul, the daughter of Muhtar Bayram. Nurgül and her husband will offer us the fabulous food, they have  made with their own hands. You can see the grand mother of the house while weaving Turkmen carpets on her loom.

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 10 mins
Approx. Trek Time:5 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch(Picnic)-Dinner

Day 5: Gey Village-Sydma Ancient City-Bogazici  Trek


We will have a nice breakfast in pastoral atmosphere of the village and hit the road via scenic road and ancient farm terraces. After 1 hour, we will enter a nice and historic path until the ancient Sydma city, Turkish name Dodurga. While passing the ancient farm walls of the city, observation tower of Sydma will be watching us on our left. At lunch we will be guest to Fatma’s house,  where we will enjoy the insatiable aegean dishes. If you  wish we can make a short siesta. We will see ancient Lycian and Roman tombs in the Necropolis, Roman Bath and some other ruins. There is no excavation yet but ruins explains us that a great city underground.Our trek will end with a descent to Bogazici village. We will meet with our vehicle and spend the night again in Gey .

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 20 mins
Approx. Trek Time: 4-5 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Day 6: Gey Village-Bel-Gavuragili Trek


Today  we will leave the village of Gey and  arrive at the village of Bel by watching the view of the bays that are almost impossible to reach from the pristine land.  After lunch in a village house in the village of Bel, we will follow a dirt road until a saddle of Belcik.From here, we will descend from a scenic path passing over the rocky passges and via forests We will meet with our vehicle in Gavurağılı area and move to our pension in Patara.Today we Will sleep again at sea level. 

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 30 mins
Approx. Trek Time: 5-6 Hours
Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner


Day 7: Delikkemer (Roman Aquaduct)- Patara Ancient City Trek and Transfer to Dalaman Airport


We will start our day  with a 25 minute  transfer to Roman Aquaduct was built by engineers brought from Rome in times since the  water shortage  in Patara city. After understand the working principle of the sypone , we will roughly follow this water pipe for an hour until the dirt road.This dirt road will take us  to the ancient city of Patara .We will refresh our historical knowledge for a while in the ancient city with its agora, roman baths, amphi theather and very first Parliament of the World. Then depending on our flight times, we will spend time and swim at the sandy beach of Patara. Before say godbye, we will have a transfer to the Dalaman airport nearly 2 hours

Approx. Vehicle Transfer Time: 2:30 hours

Approx. Trek Time: 3-4 Hours

Meals included: Breakfast-Lunch(Picnic)

 

 

 

 

Tour Dates & Tour Price

Best Season: April-May /September-Ocrober

 

610 euro for group of min  6, max 14 pax.

For groups under 6 people, please contact us.

Please ask our special prices for closed groups and Travel Agencies

Price Includes


MONTIS Trips & Expeditions Leader & Guiding (English Speaking)
All Ground Transfers Mentioned In The Program    

All Meals Mentioned In The Program
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation At Twin Rooms Mentioned Hotels and Pensions

First Aid Kit

 

Price Does Not Include

Entrance Fees For Historical Sights And Parks,

Personal Equipment (Backpack, walking poles, shoes etc.)

Out Of Program Demands And Expenses

Meals Which Are Not Mentioned In The Program

Beverages In The Hotels And Restaurants,

Insurance 

Tips

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

Kaya Misafir Evi in Kayakoy, Fethiye, Mugla : Our villa style hotel is  run by Filiz , she  have lived in Istanbul for many years. After a long career in computer management then left Turkey for England , after couple of years there , she decided to move to Kayakoy. She calls her business as hospitality business. And you will understand what we mean. Authentically decorated rooms have air conditioning, shower rooms with WC.

http://www.kayamisafirevi.com/index.html

Montenegro Hotel in Uzunyurt,Fethiye, Mugla: Our motel has a beautiful view over the Butterfly Valley and outstanding scenery towards the sea. It is run by a family with historical roots in Faralya (Uzunyurt). Bayram, owner of Hotel is a very gifted on playing "SAZ" traditional Turkish Music Instrument.If we are lucky , we can listen and join him. Motel has indoor restaurant with fireplace, outdoor restaurant with big terrace, bar,  swimming pool, own kitchen, grow their own vegetables and fruits in the garden, wireless internet connection and electric generator, and spring water in the garden. Bungalows have a shower with hot water, WC, A/C, chest drawer, wardrobe and private balconies (2 chairs plus a table).

 

https://www.montenegromotel.com/

Yediburunlar Lighthouse Hotel , Ge Village, Seydikemer, Mugla: The hotel was built in 2005 and serves its guests with the concept of "natural life with nature". At 600 meters above sea level, at the midpoint of Yediburunbaşı Hill, it embraces the unique bays of the Aegean with its northern view, the wheat fields cultivated for thousands of years and the eternity of the Mediterranean with its south view .

https://yediburunlar.net/

 

Flower Pension in Patara, Kas, Antalya: Our pension has been welcoming people since 1986. This is a family run pension where Mustafa and Ayse and their two sons Bekir and Semih will do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. We can easily be witness to the Lycian Era ruins ,since the necropolis of ancient city of Patara is just next to us. This small town called Gelemis, may be crowded by tourists in the summer season, but we are lucky to be here out of season. Sand beach of Patara is a very suitable place to finish our trek.Garden of the pension is full of various trees ,such as Palm, Lemon, Tangerine and olive. Swimming pool and laundry services are  a great  for your  rest and clean before you leave for your country

 http://www.pataraflowerpension.com/

 

 

 

 

FAQ

 

Travel Plan

Recommended Domestic Flights:

 

This itinerary starts and ends in Dalaman Airport in Mugla,Turkey. Some domestic flights are recommended to /from Dalaman to connect flights to international flights. Please ask for a confirmation before you purchased your flights.

Itinerary can be customized for individuals and groups due to their travel plan. Domestic flights, extra tours and city sightseeing can be added to form an itinerary from/to Ankara and/or Istanbul. Please contact us for any requests.

Note: Our company is not responsible about the changes on the flights by the operators or airlines.
 

Visa

 

Holders of most European passports,UK, Austrian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish and US passports require visas. Visas must be obtained in advance, passengers need to obtain an e-visa prior to their arrival. This can be done online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for approximately US$20. The visa is valid for a stay of up to three months (dependent on passport holder's nationality). For a longer stay a visa from a Turkish Embassy is required. Please click for visa requirements to Turkey for detailed information:

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

 

Vaccinations

 

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Eating and Drinking

 

Food in Turkey is generally very good and varied, making use of fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts normally include boiled eggs, omelets, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, honey or jam and yoghurt, olives and bread. Picnic lunches are provided for trekking days.
Restaurants in this trip are specialized in local  dishes; aegen and mediterian green and healty olive oil couisine plus fish,chicken and veggie clay pot, gozleme (turkish pancakes),  mezes , green salad and soup. Vegetarians are well catered for.

 

Weather

 

If travelling in July and August you must be prepared for high temperatures up to 40 deg C. Otherwise spring and Autum seasons are very suitable for trekking. Tempretature is arround 20-28  C. day time. Rain is rare, especially in Spring.(Possible drizzles and showers)  Autumn is mostly dry.

 

Is this trip for you?

 

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate)

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This trip gives you the chance to see Lycian Coast. via waymarked trail named “Lycian way, chosen one of the best ten waymarked trails of the World”  by Sunday Times. We will have chances to pick and taste seasonal fruits like "apricot, cherry, mullberry, quince, grapes ,apples, pears,figs, wallnuts, torn-apple, blackberry etc.".

 

However, to enjoy this trip to the full, a fair level of fitness and physique are required. 


The itinerary is very active and long periods of time are spent outdoors. Anyone can have a day-off, rest in the hotel and enjoy the village in case they get tired. There are many opportunities to enjoy swim in turquoise sea of Mediterian.  So , a pack-towel and swimsuit might be a good idea. 

 

Please note that the Tour Leader reserves the right to refuse participation of any client on any activities on safety grounds or if they feel that their participation will compromise the safety and enjoyment for the rest of the group. 


The order of activities, trekking routes may be changed to suit local weather conditions.

 

Packing

 

You are recommended to have a duffle bag. Only a day pack will be carried during the day. Duffle bags, suitcases will be transferred by vehicles from lodge to another once at the spot.

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