June 29, 2018

Here at Amber Travel, every necessary journey is an opportunity to visit new places.  At the end of February we had to attend the general meeting of TURSAB, the Union of Turkish Travel Agents, to elect an new executive.  Always a contentious and lively event, it is lou...

January 29, 2018

While almost all trekkers who visit Patara walk the Lycian way to Delikkemer via the aqueduct, few people take the long way round, via Vali point.  In some ways this is not the best of treks due to the prevalence of trekking on the forest roads, the views that you are...

December 31, 2017

Sidyma is one of our favorite ancient cities, of the innumerable numbers of ancient remains in Turkey.  The city itself is nestled among st the picturesque hamlet of Hisar, a sub village of Dodurga, Western Lycia.

 The situation of Sidyma is a very defensive spot nestle...

December 25, 2017

 Christmas Eve!  While many get ready for a day of feasting and scoffing, we at Amber Travel have a day of trekking in the rain!  It as not always sunny here, even in the land of light!

Just this year, the Culture Routes Society decided to modify and extend th...

December 19, 2017

While the magnificent remains of Patara, Xanthos, Tlos, Patara, Myra, Phaselis etc. are well know and documented, the mysterious remains of the first settlers in Lycia are to be found in the hidden fastness of the inhospitable looking mountains of central Lycia, betwee...

December 14, 2017

The telephone alarm wakes me at 07:00, pitch darkness, driving rain battering our terracotta roof tiles. The close rumble of thunder.  Lets get out of bed and go trekking!  If just to prove that trekking in Lycia is a year round activity, up I get,  ready the water pro...

December 4, 2017

Rocky is just a word, Treking in Lycia is a song of stone.  While almost all of the Lycian coast is limestone formed, the area between Kalkan and Kekova has the hardest, therefore sharpest rocks available anywhere.  Ken Harvey, our local trekking Geologist explained th...

November 26, 2017

The south coast of Turkey differs from the western Aegean coast in that while the Aegean is made up of lines of hill perpendicular to the sea, with the warm maritime air drifting up the valleys far inland, on the southern coast, the mountain run parallel to the sea, ma...

November 19, 2017

Lycia, known by the Hittites as the Land of Light (Lukka - Lux in Latin)ends it's long hot summer with a spectacular storm, bringing much needed water to the parched soil.  The first storm usually comes in October always accompanied by spectacular fork lightening and t...

April 24, 2017

A trek on the St Nicholas Trail and Lycian way, following the trail of the heretic christians of Lycia

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