Mosaic On Lycian Way
Spring Flowers on Lycian Way
Oludeniz from Lycian way
Kaputas beach between Kas and Kalkan
Rare Orchids on Lycian Way
Gelidonya Lighthouse on Lycian Way
Mt Moses on Lycian Way
Lycian Way Island Tekirova  Cirali
Adrasan from Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

Self Guided Tours

Trekking on the Lycian Way, the oldest and foremost of Turkey's Culture Routes. A coastal trek along the stunning and untouched coastline, following ancient routes between settlements from tiny defensive hamlets to Roman Metropoli.  Walk past Greek ghost towns, mysterious Lycian Sarcophagii, Sheer Sea Cliffs, locally endemic Orchids, 18 km long untouched stretches of Golden sand where the Loggerhead Turtles nest, the world's first Federal Parliament chamber, lively cosmopolitan resorts like Kas, Sunken Cities, Eternal Flames, the home of Father Christmas...  The Lycian Way has it all.  And with Amber Travel, your bags will be carried to the hotel at the end of the trek!

 

With GPS points, detailed graphical trekking notes, transfers to and from treks, and all bag transfers are included in our packages.  You just carry water and your picnic, our notes make navigation straightforward when you arrive at the accommodation your bags are waiting for you!

 

Our Self Guided trekking tours take in the highlights of the East and West Lycian Way.  

The Lycian Way offers a unique and candid insight into the lands that you pass through. Being in smaller parties, the closeness to nature is palpable. Following generally well marked footpaths with our well tested trip notes, you have the comfort of knowing that there is someone you can call, and that at the end of the trek your bags will be waiting for you in the friendly hotel chosen to be trekker-friendly.

We organise 2 standard week-long tours on the Lycian Way,  one shows the coastal and archeological highlights of the Western section between Kayakoy and Patara,  the Eastern trip  has longer walks interspersed with rest days for those who love the beaches .    

The Western walks are shorter, but steeper, reflecting the rugged terrain that gives the area it's beauty.

The Eastern walks are generally longer but with less ascent, closer to the sea, allowing more swimming.

Both treks can be arranged with basic or more comfortable accommodation to suit your budget.

Have a look at the map of the Lycian Way and details and fotos of each section  by clicking here.

 
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Western Lycian Way

Lycian Way West Map
  • Starting point of Lycian Way footpath

    Day 1. Transfer from Dalaman to Kayakoy

    We will meet you at Dalaman airport or at the bus station of Fethiye and take you in a private transfer to Kayakoy, this fertile valley nestled in the hills above Fethiye.  If you have an early flight you will enjoy wondering the village and perhaps visit the 'Ghost town' of Karmylassos, abandoned in 1923.

    Hotel has aircon and swimming pool. 

    See Map of the Lycian Way

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    0 Km

    -

       1h15m

    -

    Comfort/Basic

  • Day 2. Visit the ghost town of Kayakoy and then trek to Oludeniz

    After a relaxing long breakfast by the pool, walk up to the abandoned Greek village, nestled in a curve in the hillside with its chapels and windmills, before starting your first trekking day of the week. Cresting the hill above Kayakoy, you start the descent with magnificent untouched sea views as you begin your walking holiday descending to the famous lagoon of Ölüdeniz, where you will have ample time to enjoy a swim and cold drink before taking a local bus back to Kayakoy at your leisure.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    7 Km

    300m

        None

    Breakfast

    Standard or Comfort

  • Day 3. Ovacik to Faralya ( Butterfly Valley)

    Leaving  Kayaköy, we transfer you to the official start of the Lycian Way above Ovacik.  Gently rising at the start, the path gets steeper as the views get even more stunning, you will see many paragliders soaring above vying for the same views you can trek to.  Refilling our water bottles at the gushing spring at Kabaagac village, site of an amazing rockfall, you start to descend to Faralya,  a village perched at the edge of the sheer cliffs of fjord-like butterfly valley.  After a well deserved swim in the pool and the obligatory sunset viewing, included dinner is served in our friendly guesthouse.  See more pictures and terrain here

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    14 Km

    800m

       12 min.

    Breakfast+Dinner

    Standard or Comfort

  • Butterfly valley from the trekking route

    Day 4. Faralya - Kabak Coastal Route

    Walking straight from the trekking lodge, your route today follows the pristine coastal cliffs and coves between Butterfly valley and Kabak Beach.  The trek is well shaded by the natural red pine forests.  There is a swimming stop at the remote cove of Aktas.See more pictures and terrain here.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    7,5 Km

    500m

       None

    Breakfast+Dinner+Picnic

    Comfort

  • Paradise bay from the Trekking route of Lycia

    Day 5. Kabak - Alinca - Gey. Walk of the Seven Capes

    What seems like an impossible journey from the valley of Kabak to the east capes, is actually a excellent mule track that treks up through the forests and escarpments to the watershed at Alinca.  Probably the most spectacular this coastal trek offers can be found from here, as you enjoy a coffee.  Continuing along this visual feast we arrive in the simple village of Gey, perched in a spectacular spot, this village is like a journey back in time. See more photos and terrain map here

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    16 Km

    1300m

        None

    Breakfast+Dinner+Picnic

    Basic or Premier

  • Tomb at the eastern necropolis of

    Day 6. Trek Gey to Sidyma, then transfer to Patara, optional visit to Xanthos

    Trek from Gey to Sidyma.  Zigzagging up above the village, you appreciate the work that has gone into the terraced fields that fed this once populous village.  Ascending over the hard karstic pass you enter a lush valley that takes you all the way to the ancient city of Sidyma, romantically nestled among the still inhabited village. Visit the site with scattered tombs and temples intertwined with the village houses.

    Before you leave take a tea with the locals opposite the mosque,  but don't forget to look for the ancient stone that bears the names of the ancient gods of Olimpos high in the wall of the mosque, before we drive you on to Patara. You stay in family run accommodation, and you are free to choose a restaurant or eat in the accommodation.  See more photos and details here

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    9 Km

    380m

       40 min.

    Breakfast+Dinner+Picnic

    Comfort

  • Patara Modestus gate at end of trek

    Day 7. Aqueduct walk to the Lycian capital city - Patara

    We drive you the short distance to Delikkemer, the fascinating Roman water siphon, part of the aqueduct system that you will be following as you trek to the Roman capital of Lycia Province, with Bathhouses, Ceremonial Arches, Temples and Theatre. The most fascinating building is the recently renovated Parliament chamber, where the Lycian assembly met. After sightseeing you can continue on to the 16km stretch of undeveloped sand that is Patara Beach. See route and pictures here.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    8km

    250m

       10 min.

    Breakfast

    Comfort+Basic

  • Day 8. Leave Patara and transfer to Dalaman

    Depending on your flight time, we will pick you up from Patara and transfer you to Dalaman Airport.

    If you have more time see this page for extentions.

    To make bookings we just require 10% deposit, which would be transferreble to other dates.

    Balance is due 2 weeks before travel and would be refundable if you were unable to travel due to statutory COVID regulations

    Unlike many local operators we take all payments with credit cards via the banking system, (not cash on arrival), all our income is declared and taxed in line with our responsible travel commitments.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    -

    -

        2h15m

    Breakfast

    -

  • Prices and Booking.

    Standard Accommodation Package: Click name for reviews.

    Kayaköy - Muzzy's Hotel 2 nights BB

    Faralya - Onur Motel 1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Kabak - Shiva Camp 1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Gey - Ramazan Pansiyon 1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Patara - St. Nicholas Pansiyon 2 nights BB

    Price per Person based on 2 sharing a room is 340€

    Price for 1 Person in a single room is 490€

     

    Upper Accommodation Package:

    Kayaköy - Villa Rhapsody 2 nights BB

    Faralya - Montenegro Motel1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Kabak - Armes Hotel 1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Gey - The Lighthouse Hotel 1 night FB (Dinner, breakfast and picnic for trek)

    Patara - Delfin Hotel 2 nights BB

    Price per Person based on 2 sharing a room is 420€

    Price for 1 Person in a single room is 650€

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    Included food

    Hotel Grade

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

Eastern Lycian Way

 
  • Day 1.  Arrive Antalya Airport

    Our driver will meet you straight from the arrivals terminal and you will be taken directly to the old walled town of Antalya.  You will find your pack of detailed trekking notes on arrival at the hotel.  Depending on your arrival time you may have time to wonder the cobbled streets and take a traditional Turkish Bath to get your trekking muscles ready for Lycia.  There are many bars and restaurants to enjoy your first night in Turkey.  Boutique Hotel BB basis.

    See Map of the Lycian Way

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    0 Km

        -

        30min

    Included food

        -

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort /Basic

  • Day 2. Trek Tekirova to Cirali via Maden Beach

    After a healthy and tasty Turkish breakfast, nip out to the local shop to buy your picnic.  Your driver will be waiting for you to take you to the start of the trekking at the entrance to the Olympos National Park.  Today's trek follows the coast between secluded coves and rocky points, all under the watchful eye of towering Mt. Olympos above.  A long but fairly gentle walk with many opportunities for a swim.  The path is clear road till the  abandoned chrome mines of Maden beach, where the footpath narrows, taking you to the final stretch of beach at Cirali, where you will walk straight to the hotel.  

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    19 Km

       700m

       1h10m

    Included food

      Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort/Basic

  • Day 3. Trek Ulupinar-Chimera- Cirali

    After a relaxing morning where you can enjoy the beautiful beach of Cirali, we will transfer you up to the gushing springs of Ulupinar village.  Here you will have the opportunity to eat a great lunch of mezze, fresh trout, and hot bread. You then trek, generally downhill, following the densely forested river until you climb to a fine viewpoint with visages to the heights of Mt Olympos, and the bay of Cirali, before you descend via the 'chimera' and natural phenomenon where gas seeps from the rock, leaving an eternal flame, the legendary fire breathing monster know as the Chimera was slain here by Bellephoron and Pegasus.  You then descend to the plain of Ciralı and back to the hotel

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    9 Km

       350m

    15mins

    Included food

      Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort/Basic

  • Day 4. Cirali - Adrasan Bay

    Walking straight from your hotel, you follow the beach to Olympos and start to climb Mt. Moses (Musa Dağı). The climb takes you through the strange Strawberry tree (Arbutus Andrachne) forests, the rippling trunks with smooth bark like the arms of Hercules.  At the pass, you can visit the site of Phoenikos, undisturbed by archeologists. Following a stream we descend to the citrus groves of Adrasan.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    16 Km

       800m

        None

    Included food

       Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort/Basic

  • Day 5. Optional treks or relaxation in Adrasan Bay

    To enjoy your time in this peaceful beach resort best, we provide you with 3 trekking options, the fourth option would be to just stay on the beach and absorb some sun!

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    11/20 /8Km

    240/1000/288m

         None

    Included food

       Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort/Basic

  • Day 6. Trek from Adrasan to Melanippe via the Gelidonya Point and Lighthouse

     The trek from Adrasan to Melanippe via Gelidonya is considered one of the highlights of the Lycian Way, taking yo a long way from the nearest  road through truly untouched coastal forest.  Reaching the crest of Cape Gelidonya, you descend to the iconic lighthouse that has saved many lives of sailors as they pass this dangerous point.  The trek continues on to Melanippe cove, thought to be a hideout of pirates, from where we transfer you to Demre. 

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    18 Km

       760m

        60 min.

    Included food

      Breakfast+Dinner

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort

  • A choice of the historical sites of Demre followed by a trek via Istlada ancient city to Simena

    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 one time capital of Lycia.  He was famed for kindness to orphans and the poor, frequently giving anonymous gifts by throwing money down chimneys. He was however, a serious theologian and was at the council of Nicea in 325AD, when the tenets of the Christian church were agreed upon.  You will have time to visit his church and also the site of Myra, with its impressive theater and rock tombs, before transferring to the start of your last walk.  You will walk from Kapakli village to the sound of Kekova, passing the castle of Simena, surely one of the most picturesque anywhere. You descend through the protected village of Simena to your seaside accommodation in this car-free village, not connected by road.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    8,5 Km

       150m

       15 min.

    Included food

      Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort/Basic

  • Boat from Simena to Ucagiz village. Transfer to Antalya or Dalaman Airport

    Depending on your flight time, we will pick you up with a boat and bring you to the village of Ucagiz, from where we transfer you back to the airport of Antalya or Dalaman.

    Trekking

    Ascent

    Driving

    -

        -

       3 hours

    Included food

      Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

     -

  • Prices and Booking.

    Standard Accommodation Package:

    Antalya - Atelya Art Hotel 1 night BB

    Cirali - Alican Pansiyon 2 nights BB

    Adrasan - Deniz Hotel 2 nights BB

    Demre - Beymelek Stone Houses 1 night HB (Dinner, breakfast)

    Simena - Mehtap Pansiyon 1 night BB

    Price per Person based on 2 sharing a room is 410€

    Price for 1 Person in a single room is 710€


    Upper Accommodation Package:

    Antalya - Minyon Boutique Hotel 1 night BB

    Cirali - Odile Hotel 2 nights BB

    Adrasan - Papirus Hotel 2 nights BB

    Demre - Beymelek Stone Houses 1 night HB (Dinner, breakfast)

    Simena - Mehtap Pansiyon Deluxe room 1 night BB

    Price per Person based on 2 sharing a room is 540€

    Price for 1 Person in a single room is 890

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    Ascent

    Driving

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    Included food

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