12 Days Lycian Way
Overview / Services
The Lycian Way Turkey has an enormous wealth of beautiful, partly very extraordinary landscapes. One of these areas is Lycia between Taurus and Aegean Sea on Turkey's Mediterranean coast. Beautiful coasts, wonderful views to the snow-capped peaks of the Taurus, great cultural treasures from antiquity and hospitable people. The "Coast of Light" has this name from the seafarers and fishermen received. The rock fires that have been burning since time immemorial were a grateful one guidance. We experience these spectacular landscapes and their fascinating Cultural sites active on beautiful, leisurely hikes. Our journey should be one balance between physical activity and rest. We are in accommodated in family pensions. The sea invites you to swim. The Lycian Way is the first marked long-distance hiking trail in Turkey. It connects 18 ancient cities the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The Lycian Way is now one of the 10 most beautiful long-distance hiking trails in the world. Walk with us and be enchanted by nature, culture and friendly people.
Level 2: Easy
These are tours with somewhat longer trekking sections (up to 4 hours), mostly on wide paths and in safe terrain. The physical and psychological stress is relatively low. The physical preparation should be sufficient with 1x weekly training. Tours of this difficulty level are an easy pleasure for body, mind and soul.
Group size: 6-14 people
Travel time: 12 days
Hotel accommodation: 11 nights
Travel and hiking guidance by German & English speaking, tour guides
All transfers according to the program
All overnight stays in a double room with shower / toilet
Full board and water throughout the trip. Not in the price
NOT INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES:
all flights (on request)
meals not mentioned
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
individual excursions and visits outside the program
or additions based on the situation or requested by participants
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1. Day: Arrival in Dalaman
Individual arrival in Dalaman Transfer by TAF Travel.
Accommodation: Pension in Faralya.
2. Day: From Faralya to Kayaköy & further to Ölüdeniz
After breakfast we drive to Kaya Köy (about 35 min) From there we head towards Keçeciler partly woody but mainly through maquis and also finally over an old one stone-paved road until we reach today's Kayaköy.- Only then does the actual, ancient settlement of Kayaköy. Formerly called Levissi (name in the Lycian League Karmilasos) is the Village like an open air museum and is often called a ghost town. The story of this Greek locality dates back to 3,000 BC. Until the exchange of nations in 1924 she had 6,500 inhabitants. But the new residents have adapted to the environment and living conditions in unable to adapt to this ancient Greek city and left it. Many historical Stone houses, chapels, two large churches, a school and a customs building remain to this day Done. The descent leads to Ölüdeniz via forest paths and ancient roads. Now you have the Bath break well deserved. Before dinner the minibus picks us up and brings us back to our accommodation to Faralya.
Hm ↑ approx. 250 Hm ↓ approx. 400 Gz approx. 3.5 h Accommodation: Family pension in Faralya Meals: B/- /D
3. Day: From Ovacık to Faralya
Today begins with a short transfer to Ovacık. Our hiking trail leads upwards in the Zigzag along the foot of Babadağ (Father Mountain), right under the paragliders and offers one of the most beautiful views of this region. The Babadağ is world famous as the best place for paragliding. Passing some mountain villages, the group reaches a farmhouse where we can stop by. Then we continue to Faralya and reach our today's Pension that fascinates by its location.
Hm ↑↓ ca. 1100 Gz ca. 6 h Accommodation: Pension Faralya Meals: B/-/D
4. Day: Faralya to Bel
After breakfast we leave Faralya and take our bus to our today's Starting point Alinca. From here we can see Kabak Bay. We hike via Alinca, Gey to Bel. Our bus awaits us there and takes us to our next one Lodging, to Gelemis. / Patara
Hm ↑↓ ca. 600 Gz ca. 6 h Accommodation: Pension Gelemisch / Patara. Meals: B/-/D
5. Day: From Gelemis / Patara to Kalkan
Today's tour takes us from Patara to Kalkan. This beautiful path leads to us Delik Kemer (Hole in the Stone). Here we pass under an old Roman viaduct. After that it goes over Cliffs next to the sea, to Kalkan. From here we take our bus back to Patara.
Hm ↑↓ approx. 600 Gz approx. 6.3 h Accommodation: Pension in Patara Category: Meals: B/-/D
Day 6: Today is culture day
We hike to the ruins of Patara. Then take the bus to Letoon Temple and to
Xanthos, one of the most important cities of antiquity. After visiting the cultural sites, drive
we to Ücagiz
Hm ↑↓ approx. accommodation:Pension Ücagiz national category: Meals: B/-/D
Day 7: Ücagiz - Aperlai - Kekova Peninsula
From the small, beautifully situated fishing village, we hike today to the ruins of aperlai This path leads directly along the sea and ends at the ruins. There is one here too Opportunity for a stop and for refreshment. After our break, a boat will pick us up and brings us to the sunken city of Tekirova, and her sunken treasures. We'll drive then Return to Ücagiz by boat via Simena.
Hm ↑ approx. 100 Hm ↓ approx. 5 Gz approx. 6 h Accommodation: Pension Ücagiz Meals: B/-/D
Day 8: Ücagiz - Demre - Myra - Adrasan
After breakfast we drive to Kapakli. From there we hike along the sea to
Andriake, cross a unique bridge. Then to Surah. Here our bus picks us up and we
Drive to the workplace of St. Nicholas, rub your hands over his feet (should be lucky
Bring) and drive from there to Myra. Next to the ruins of Patara are the ruins of Myra
the most impressive testimony of antiquity, along the Lycian Way. After visiting the
Ancient site, proceed to Adrasan.
Hm ↑↓ ca. 100 Gz 5 ca. 5 h Accommodation: guesthouse in Adrasan Meals: B/-/D
Day 9: To Cape Gelidonia: dream path over the cliffs
After our breakfast, we take the bus to Karaöz. From here you hike today on a of the most beautiful stretches of the Lycian Way to Adrasan. You take your hiking sticks Hand and trek almost always within sight of the sea along the fascinating, wild coast to Cape Gelidonia, which is quite a striking sight with its two lighthouses. A small pass with 470 meters high is crossed. The stage is long but never boring. in descent the path even becomes a dream path over the cliffs: it twists and turns indecisively. she enjoy unique deep views into hidden caves and caverns under the water level. the Foothills of the Taurus Mountains break off steeply into the sea. The landscape is characterized by bizarre Sandstone cliffs and old, gnarled pines: tree patriarchs who have experienced history and can tell stories. From Cape Gelidonia you have a wonderful lunch break View of the offshore islands and the bay.
Hm ↑↓ approx. 900 Gz approx. 6.5 h Accommodation: Pension Adrasan Category: Meals: B/-/D
Day 10: Hike through pine forests to Olympos
From Adrasan to Olympos, a stage that makes connoisseurs click their tongues: long but long imposing and highly impressive. Of a completely different nature than the previous hikes, because between the two holiday resorts with their wonderful bathing places rises almost a thousand meters high mountains. First orange and pomegranate trees dominate, then it goes inside the wild Musa-Daglari. In a sloping labyrinth of shady pine forests and Sandsteinschluchten is a shepherd's hut Intermediate goal: drinking break on the Yaila, a high alpine pasture, 700 m, which is an Eldorado for orchid lovers in spring. Doing in the shadow of Olympos mountain you lunch break. After a long rest, the steep and rocky descent to Olympos ends City of the Lycian League and later pirate fortress high above the bay, the wonderful hiking day.
Hm ↑↓ approx. 800 Gz approx. 6.5 h Accommodation: Pension Cirale Category: Meals: B/-/D
Day 11: Tekirova, Çirali - The fire of Çirali
Today after breakfast we take the bus to Tekirova. (ca.45.. Min.) from there one begins very beautiful and demanding hike. From Tekirova we hike comfortably through Pine forests with excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea and its picturesque bays. In the Maggot Bay (mineral resources) we take our lunch break. About the Karaburun Peninsula and Chrome beach we reach Çirali, and our pension. After a short break, let's go to that fire-breathing monster, the Chimaira. The eternal fire of Çirali has been burning without since ancient times desist Even the cunning Odysseus was guided by this beacon on his wanderings, where the Chimaira lived. The original pavement of the ancient ascent path has been partially preserved. Between temple ruins - perhaps a sanctuary to Hephaestus? – beat big in several places and small flames from the ground. Today we know that natural gas has been here for thousands of years rises to the earth's surface and spontaneously ignites when it combines with oxygen. The antique suspected the fire-breathing monster Chimaira on the “burning mountain”, to which Bellerophontes was the first three-day fight cut off the ever-growing heads. Overnight in Çıralı.
Hm ↑↓ ca. 300 Gz ca. 7.8 h About 19km Accommodation: Pension Çıralı
Day 12: Farewell to Turkey
The journey home begins with the transfer to the airport. You have wonderful things in your luggage Memories of the diverse beauties of Lycia and the hospitality of its people. Drive approx. 2h
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