Follow the lesser-visited eastern trail of Turkey's spectacular Lycian Way. Walk along scenic coastal trails between ancient ruins and time-forgotten villages. Enjoy walks with coastal views, through pine forests ending the holiday at the popular harbour town of Kas. Traditional Hospitality - Enjoy boutique hotels, frequently with pool Cirali - Pristine beach and eternal flames of the 'Chimera' Simena - Car- free village with Genoese castle perched above Kas - Cosmopolitan small resort with tasteful shopping and bars
On arrival at Antalya Airport (AYT), an included transfer takes you to the charming old town 'Kaleici' district of Antalya. There are many good restaurants and bars in the area for you to enjoy your first night, to absorb the relaxed Mediterranean ambiance.
After a leisurely start, your driver will come to meet you at the hotel and drive you to Ulupinar, a gushing spring on the foothills of Lycian Mt. Olympos. You will have the chance to have lunch in the tasty trout farm restaurants here (non-fish options available). After lunch, you pick up the Lycian Way, descending at the streamside through red pine forests before crossing the stream and climbing up to the ridge we come across the first of the flames of the legendary Chimera, a natural phenomenon where gas seeps to the surface and creates an eternal flame. Continuing to descend, you reach the main flames and the temple of Vulcan where the ancients believed the smith of the gods worked. Descend to the fertile citrus covered plain of Cirali, with its pristine beach. Tonight's comfortable hotel has a pool and beach access. Today's 8 kilometre walk is expected to take around three hours with 200 metres of ascent and 450metres of descent.
Starting your walk along the beach, you again pass through the jungle like vegetation around Olympos. Climbing up through strawberry-tree forests, you reach the pass of Mt. Moses (Musa Dag) where you can also visit the overgrown site of Phoenikos. Descend through pine and oak forests to Adrasan where you spend the next two nights. Today's 16 kilometre walk is expected to take around three hours with 800metres of ascent and800metres of descent.
There are three walking options today, to help you get the best out of Adrasan. One option is a loop walk through forest to Cavuskoy, 11 kilometres, second option is a shorter route of 8 kilometres to the lighthouse. Lastly, a one-way walk on wide dirt road of about 10 kilometres to a beautiful sandy bay called Sazak. The day is best ended with cool drinks on the beach. Depending on which route you take, you will walk 8, 10 or 11 kilometres. These walks are expected to take from three to four hours.
Today is another photogenic day as you walk from Adrasan through coastal pine forest, eventually descending upon the Gelidonya lighthouse, one of the most photographed points in Lycia. Rounding the cape, you head north to the historical little cove of Melanippe, known to be a pirate hideout. After a final swim here you will be picked up by a carand brought to Finike. Dinner is included in tonight's hotel. Today's 18 kilometre walk is expected to take around seven hours with 800 metres of ascent and 800?metres of descent.
You have the opportunity this morning to visit the Church of St. Nicholas - the famed Father Christmas. Nicholas was a Lycian bishop of Myra, the onetime capital of Lycia. He wasknown for kindness to orphans and the poor, frequently giving anonymous gifts by throwing money down chimneys. You will have time to visit his church and the site of Myra, with its impressive theatre and rock tombs, before a taxi takes you to the start of your last walk. You will walk from Kapakli village to the sound of Kekova, passing the picturesque castle of Simena. You descend through the protected village of Simena to your seaside accommodation in this car-free village, not connected by road. Today's 9 kilometre walk is expected to take around three and a half hours with 150metres of ascent and 250metres of descent.
After a short boat ride to the Village of Uçagiz, a taxi transfer will take you to the summit of Mount Felen where you will walk to the mysterious remains of Phellos. This hill top Lycian city has never been excavated and hides many archaeological gems within its overgrown vantage point with spectacular views to the coast and the 3000m high giant Mt Akdag inland. From here, you descend to the pretty village of Çukurbag, and cross the plain to the edge of the escarpment with stunning views of Kas and its meteorite-impact formed seascape, and the Greek island of Castelorizzo across the bay. You descend to the cosmopolitan resort of Kas for your final night in the stylish central square. Today's 11 kilometre walk is expected to take around four hours with 200metres of ascent and 1000 metres of descent.
After breakfast, you will have an included transfer to Dalaman Airport (DLM) or Antalya Airport (AYT). Please let us know at the time of booking which airport you will be using so that we can organise the transfer accordingly for you.
7 Break Fast(s) 1 Dinner(s)
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