Lycian Way East 1

Lycian Way East 1

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

4 days 3 nights

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Maximum Seats

10

Located on the southern coast of Turkey, the Lycian Way consists of a 540 km waymarked footpath in the Teke peninsula. From the Late Bronze Age all the way into the Byzantine Empire, the Lycians prospered politically, culturally and economically by dominating the maritime trade of the region.

We invite you to join our “Lycian Way East” tour that takes 5 days and a proper footwear for an easy hike!

During our 5-day-tour we will be hiking through the Roman roads, footpaths and mule-roads near the Mediterranean sea accompanied by the breathtaking sights of the ancient cities of Lycia, Byzantine monasteries, numerous Lycian graves and ruins. On the hike “Lycian Way East”, we will discover the trails between Kaş and Antalya, two beautiful cities of modern day Turkey. We will spend one overnight in Adrasan, two overnights in Kaş and two overnights in Antalya.

  • Mythical Mount Olympos

  • Cape Gelidonya

  • Simena Castle

  • Sunken City of Kekova (Boat Trip)

  • Aperlai

  • Lovely town of Kaş (ancient Antiphellos)

Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival Day

Our five-day adventure begins with a smooth start at Antalya Old Town. Because our choice of accommodation is quite central, you will have plenty of free time to discover the district and Kaleiçi’s uniquely characteristic streets. You might get a chance to walk around the old town and see prominent heritage sites from the Seljuk and Ottoman period. In the evening, you will meet our tour guide at the hotel. While drinking a çay (rest assured you’ll have tons of Turkish tea during your visit), you will hear a short introduction about the tour.
Day 2

Olympos Hike

We will start the day with a walking tour from the hotel, discovering monumental architecture, old harbor and important parks surrounding the Old Town. This excursion should take around one-hour and fifteen minutes.
After a one-hour drive from Antalya city center, we will reach Ulupınar, where we will have lunch near the river’s cool waters. After a short but well-deserved rest we will start hiking towards Yanartaş. The mythical tale of Bellerophontes defeating the fire breathing monster Chimaera will be accompanying us as we take our steps towards the mountaintop.
According to one of the great myths of Ancient Greeks, the monster called Chimaera (Khimaira) was a fire breathing monster, part lion, goat and snake.
Tale be told, the Lycian King sends the young boy named Bellerophontes to fight with the fire breathing monster. Bellerophontes braves the fight with his winged horse named Pegassos. While Chimaera attacks Pegassos rises and when Bellerophontes heads down, he hits Chimaera with his spear and buries the monster into the seven depths of the ground. All that is left by the mythical monster today is its everlasting breath that burns through the ground of Yanartaş. After spending some time near the flames that persisted centuries, we will climb down to Olympos.

Walking time: 3 hours, 8 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Gelidonya Lighthouse Hike

After a short bus ride to Karaöz, we will start hiking to Gelidonya Lighthouse.Built in 1936, Gelidonya Lighthouse continues to guide the ships and oversees the luring view of the Mediterrenean coast. The most outstanding part of the day is the hiking accompanied by the striking views of the mountainous hinterland. Gelidonya Lighthouse hike is one of the best highlights of the entire Lycian Way. We will go back to Karaöz after eating our lunch box and continue to Kaş by bus.

Walking time: 5 hours, 8 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (lunch box), Dinner

Day 4

Aperlai Hike and Kekova Boat Trip

In the morning, we will take the road from Kılınçlı Village passing through the Mediterranean flora and sea views, and we will head to the ancient city of Aperlai. After our visit to the site, we will walk till Üçağız where our boat will be waiting for us. We will finish today’s hiking earlier because we will spend the rest of the day on the boat touring in the bays of Kekova and savoring a nice swim in the sea.

Walking time: 3 hours, 6 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (on the boat), Dinner

Day 5

Sarıbelen - Gökçeören Hike

The starting point of today’s hike is Sarıbelen Village. Among the places we will visit, there are deserted villages, highlands and ancient settlements. We will have an aerial viewpoint to the shores at certain intervals and then we will reach Gökçeören Village. Here we will have a tea break under the shade of a several centuries old plane tree. After ending the hike we will drive back to Antalya and check in to our hotel in the old town. After some rest we will come together for our farewell dinner.

Walking time: 5 hours, 7 km

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (lunch-box), Dinner

Day 6

Departure Day

All good things must come to an end! Everyone is free to leave the hotel latest by the check out time. Perhaps there will be some more time to chat during breakfast about the wonderful time we had during the hike. We hope all of you will leave with good memories and come back for more.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Guaranteed departures:

September 24-29, 2021 (595 Euros)

October 21-26, 2021 (595 Euros)

November 18-23, 2021 (545 Euros)

All prices are for per person accommodation in a double room. Single room supplement is 95 Euros.

Tour price includes:

5 overnight accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in small hotels and family hostels

4 lunches (2 lunchbox, 1 set-menu on the boat, 1 set-menu at a restaurant)

Private van with A/C for all transfers (luggage transfer during the hikes)

Entrance fees as per the program

English speaking professional hiking guide

Hiking poles (please book in advance)

 

Tour price excludes:

← Flights

← Airport transfers

← Excursions and meals not mentioned in the program

← Drinks during the meals

← Personal Expenses

← Travel Insurance

← Tips

Kosa Boutique Hotel (or similar) in Antalya
Changa Hotel (or similar) in Adrasan
Aqua Princess Hotel (or similar) in Kaş

MEETING POINT

Your hotel at Antalya Old Town

END POINT

Your hotel at Antalya Old Town

REACHING THE HOTEL FROM THE AIRPORT

Airport transfer to/from the hotel is not included in the price. A private one-way transfer costs xx Euros for 1-2 persons, xx Euros for 3-4 persons, xx Euros for 5-10 and xx Euros for 10+ persons.

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU?

This trip consists of comfortable walking with some short, steep slopes, on average 4-5 hours a day. There will be moderate ascents and descents, roughly a few hundred metres. It is ideal for people who can manage to walk 4-5 hours a day during a weekend excursion. The best time to do this hike is March, April, May and September, October, November.

DEPARTURE GUARANTEED FROM 

2 persons

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE

14 persons

LUGGAGE TRANSPORT

Your luggages will be transferred between each accommodation. All you need is a backpack to carry your lunchbox, drinking water, photo camera etc.

MEALS

You will be eating mostly set menus at the hotels and restaurants. Your lunch boxes are usually made of a sandwich, snack, seasonal fruit.

TRANSFERS

There will be a private van with A/C for the entire trip.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The most important is the walking boots, which should cover your ankle. Outfit that is suitable for walking, lots of shirts, shorts or walking pants, sunglasses, raincoat, a hat, sunscreen cream, water bottle, swimwear and 30 lt backpack should be enough for this excursion. We provide hiking poles for those who need but please make sure in advance that you need one.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

In order to know the visa regime of Turkey for your country, please visit the relates page at Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site.

For those who require to get a visa, Turkey accepts e-visa only which should be bought online before one’s arrival. For more information please visit the web site.

COVID-19 RELATED

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for Turkey.

As of December 30, 2020, passengers arriving in Turkey are required to submit a negative PCR test (nucleic acid). The sample for the test must have been taken within 72 hours prior to the passenger’s scheduled departure from the country of origin. This applies to all passengers aged 6 years and over, except sailors and transit passengers.

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