Lycian Way Walking in Turkey - plan your own Lycian Way Walk. Here is a suggested Lycian Way Program with map references Point to Point, you can choose your own itenary.
Day 1 : Fethiye / Kayakoy / Oludeniz
During this first day we get to know each other and start operating as a team. We start of walking along the front of the graves of the ancient Fethiye King - Amintas. Also walking along the stone-paved path of the ancient Romans. Walking through the Greek village of Kayakoy which is protected by UNESCO.
At noon we eat our dinner at the table of an authentic traditional village house in Kadakoy. From here we walk along the path, down to Olu Deniz. This walk takes 7-8 hours. From Ölüdeniz we will transfer back to our hotel.
Day 2 : Ovacik / Faralya
We will start to walk from Ovacik to Faralya which takes roughly 5 hours with approximately 2 hours climbing and 1½ hours level walking. Here you can see Ölüdeniz and the paragliders. The next 1½ hours is downhill to Faralya. In Faralya we have the beautiful butterfly valley. On a clear day, if we are lucky,you can see the Island of Rodos and in the evening you can enjoy the sunset. This evening we will stay in Faralya. ( If you wish to visit the butterfly valley and see the butterflies and the beach you can stay 1 more day in Faralya), or you can see butterfly valley the next morning before we start the walk to Kabak.
Day 3 : Faralya / Kabak
We will start to walk from Faralya to Kabak.This is shorter way taking roughly 2-3 hour.It starts with 30 minutes climbing and approx 1 hour level walking then 1 hour steadily downhill to Kabak. Along the way you will see a nice view of Kabak beach, also you can swimming in Kabak Beach and then we stay in Kabak either in the village or near to the beach,which ever you wish to do.
Day 4 : Kabak / Alinca
We will start to walk from Kabak to Alinca which will take 3½ to 4 hours and walk upwards from 100 metres to 850 metres above sea level. On the way up we will pass through green mountains and pine valleys. As you look back you can see the Kabak valley and the turquoise Mediterranean. Alinca also has good views of the beach and surrounding area. We will stay overnight here.
Day 5 : Faralya / Kabak / Alinca
We will start to walk from Faralya to Kabak.This is shorter way taking roughly 2-3 hour. It starts with 30 minutes climbing and approx 1 hour level walking then 1 hour steadily downhill to Kabak.Along the way you will see a nice view of Kabak beach, we have lunch in the village (also you can swimming in Kabak Beach). Afther the lunch we will start to walk from Kabak to Alinca which will take 3½ to 4 hours and walk upwards from 100metres to 850 metres above sea level. On the way up we will pass through green mountains and pine valleys. As you look back you can see the Kabak valley and the turquoise Mediterranean. Alinca also has good views of the beach and surrounding area.We will stay overnight here. Note: this walk is longer one
Day 6 : Alinca / Gey
We will start fron Alinca to Gey which will take roughly 2½ hours .30 minutes downhill and 45 minutes level then 1 hour climbing. Gey is a typical Turkish village resting in the hills and from here if you wish you can go down sea, but dont forget you have to climb up again to the village. This evening we will stay in Mayor's house which has a lovely view of Yediburunlar.
Day 7 : Gey / Gavuragli
We will start to walk from Gey to Gavuragli. This stage takes roughly 6-7 hour, mainly downhill, and on the way down to Gavuragili you can see Xanthos, Letoon and 18km long Patara beach, a truly unforgettable view. From Gavuragli we will transfer to Patara by bus and stay in Patara.
Day 8 : Alinca / Bogazici / Bel / Gavuragli
From Alinca we will take you 15 minutes by car to Bogaziçi. From there we start to walk to Sidyama which takes 2 hours and have lunch in the village house. After lunch we will transfer by car 20 minutes to Bel and start our walk from Bel to Gaverieli, approxamitely 4 hours downhill. On the way you can see Xanthos, Letoon and 18km long Patara beach, a truly unforgettable view. From Gavuragli we will transfer to Patara by bus and stay in Patara.
Day 9 : Gavurali / Letoon / Xanthos / Cavdir
Day 10 : Cavdir / Caykoy / Uzumlu / Akbel
Day 11 : Patara / Delikkemer / Patara
We will start to walk from Patara along the Lycian Way coastline to Firnaz bay. On the way to Firnaz you can see Yali bay, Gerenlik, also you can see Snake Island,Mouse Island and the Greek island of Meis. When we reach Firnaz bay we can enjoy a Barbeque. After lunch we can see the Lycian Aquaduct and take the Lycian Aquaduct way back to Patara.From the hillside you will have views of the Toros mountains, Patara Beach, Letoon, Xanthos and the Esen river. This night we will also stay in Patara.
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