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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS


A WALKING TOUR: LYCIAN WAY


Walk the Turquoise Coast of Turkey.

The famous Lycian Way is rightly renowned as one of Europe's best walking routes. Enjoy leisurely walks along this coast, rich with history, watch the sea crash against the cliffs and marvel at the archeological sites, some dating back to Roman and Greek Times. A week of walking along this coastal path is sure to invigorate the senses. Once the lands of Alexander the Great, the Lycian Way is one of Europe's most famous walking routes. Omnipresent mountains in constant contrast to the sea, the massifs of the Taurus Mountain Range tower over you as you are walking. The coastal paths are rich with history, dating back to 8th century BC where you can admire Greek and Roman cities, Lycian ruins and sunken cities. As you walk you pass through

Adventure Level

The countryside is remote and the terrain will often be rough underfoot. Walks are long, and in mountainous areas you will encounter some long ascents and descents. You must be fit and have previous trekking experience.

Seasonality

Walking tours in the Western parts of Turkey can be done March through end of June and September through end of November. For walking tours in the Eastern Part of Turkey that we also have the ability to arrange April through end of September is recommendable.

Coastal and valley walking

Heading inland, the impressive Ak Dag Mountains provide a superb backdrop to the red-roofed houses of mountain villages. We may encounter semi-nomadic herdsmen who spend their summers in the high pastures. We explore the ruins of ancient Phellos before arriving in the lively little port of Kas – one of our favorite haunts on the coast - and have a day to relax or perhaps take part in optional excursions such as sea-kayaking, snorkeling or a jeep safari.

Ancient Phellos and lively Kas

Walking tours in the Western parts of Turkey can be done March through end of June and September through end of November. For walking tours in the Eastern Part of Turkey that we also have the ability to arrange April through end of September is recommendable.

Kalkan fishing village

Rising on an old patika (path) we climb high above the coast for tremendous views of Kabak village far below. After a wonderful walk to Patara beach we have a second night in Kalkan – a picturesque fishing village boasting plenty of lively taverns in which to relax. This trip is popular for solo travelers and groups alike.


CONTACT

Bâb-ı Âli Cad. No: 3 Kat:4 Cağaloğlu - İstanbul / TURKEY