Lycian Way section Adrasan-Gelidonya-Melanippe 18km.

Adrasan - Gelidonya - Melanippe trek

A long but extremely satisfaying section of the Lycian Way runs straight from the hotels of Adrasan uphill to the abandoned Camel farm where the single track starts.  From here a climb up to 400m takes you through a pass where the last signs of civilisation disappear amongs blue eas and thick red pine forests.  The climb restarts until you are rewarded with views of the islands off the Gelidonya Point. Once a imfamous danger to shipping, there was found here a shipwreack from 1200 BC, around the time of the Trojan War.  This was the oldest know shipwreak until the discovery of the Uluburun shipwreak in nearby Kaş.  

The lighthouse was buit here on ancient remains, the point being known as Chelidonya Nessio, the Swallow Islands in ancient times.

Descending from the lighthouse to the forest road you continue to the cove known as Melanippe, named after the daughter of a famous Centaur, also know as Pirate's cove (Korsan koyu)