Multi Activity Mediterranean Coast

Tour Code : ACT 04

–    Explore the Mediterranean coast 
–    Beautiful beaches & UNESCO World heritage sites
–    Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat; Simena castle & sunken city 
–    Sea Kayak in Kas
–    Koprulu Canyon wild water rafting
–    Goynuk Canyon walk


Best Season   
Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec


Duration of the Trip
8 Days / 7 Nights


Difficulty Level/walks (treks)/activities
= A (Easy)
Goynuk Canyon walk (approx. 2 h)
Sea Kayak in Kas (approx. 4 h)
Koprulu Canyon wild water rafting (approx. 3 h)


Hotel    :    7 Nights

Day 1 : Antalya

Meet at the Antalya airport with Demavend Travels representative and drive to the Hotel located in the old city centre, known as Kaleici. It is uncertain when the site of the current city was first inhabited. Attalos II, king of Pergamon, was believed to have founded the city around 150 BC, but excavations have uncovered remains dating to the 3rd century BC, suggesting that the city was founded earlier than previously supposed. The city grew and prospered during the Ancient Roman period; today the city includes sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, and Hellenistic -but mainly Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman-architecture and cultures.
Transfer time: 20 min.; transfer distance: 15 km (Antalya airport – Antalya Kaleici)
ON: in Antalya at the Hotel
Meals: – / – / D

Day 2 : Antalya to Kas via Goynuk Canyon & ancient Myra

In the morning we leave Antalya and drive towards Kas; on our way we take time to visit Goynuk Canyon for a short walk and ancient site of Myra. Goynuk Canyon is one of the most interesting places in the region around Kemer; with great natural beauties; wonderful waterfalls and pine forests. Close to the village of Goynuk we start our walk; follow on gravel roads and walking paths into the canyon. The canyon is in the centre of the inspiring Taurus Mountain range; covered with pine forests and a range of local wildlife.  At the end of the track we take time for a picnic break; here you can also swim in ice cold water or you climb up the rocks to see the waterfalls. In the late afternoon we return to the village on the same way and continue to Myra ancient city. There is no substantiated written reference for Myra before it was listed as a member of the Lycian alliance, according to Strabo it was one of the largest towns of the alliance. The ruins of the Lycian and Roman town are mostly covered by alluvial silts. The Acropolis on the Demre-plateau, the Roman theatre and the Roman baths has been partly excavated. In the early evening we arrive in Kas, where we spend the Night at the Hotel.
Transfer time: 3 h; transfer distance: 210 km (Antalya – Kas via Goynuk & Myra)
Walking time: approx. 2 h
ON: in Kas at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 3 : Sea Kayak in Kas; Sebeda coast & Limanagzi beach; afternoon at leisure to explore Kas

Start your kayaking adventures off right by learning essential paddling and safety skills on calm water. This trip will also be good introduction to sea-kayaking; covering equipment and paddling technique. Practicing basic skills in calm waters and warm temperatures ensures a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience. The tour begins from Big Pebble Beach or Kas harbour; while beginners are being informed about sea kayaking, experienced ones can paddle for warm-up exercising. We then begin to kayak all together to reach the isolated Sebeda coasts, which are not reachable by any other vehicle. Magnificent views of tombs that are carved into sheer rocks on steep hills and panoramas from “heaven on earth” places where we stop for lunch, amazing sights accompany us up to Limanagzi Beach. When we reach the beach, you will not miss out on the appointment with turquoise waters. In the afternoon, wind goddesses allowing we kayak from Inceburun to Kas and thus test our recently acquired skills in the open water. On a lucky day, we may have an encounter with Mediterranean Monk Seals (Monachus monachus) and Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta). If the sea conditions are favourable and your performance allowable, this tour may extend to the islands of Antiphellos Archipelago. In the afternoon we return to Kas; a small fishing, yachting and tourist town. Kas was founded by the Lycians and its name was Habesos or Habesa and once a member of the Lycian League; its importance during this time is confirmed by the presence of one of the richest Lycian necropolis. Kas today is a quiet pleasant town with its blue sea and narrow streets scented with jasmine flowers. There are plenty of little quiet cafes to relax. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Kas on your own way.
Sea Kayak in Kas: approximately 4 h
ON: in Kas at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 4 : Kas; ancient Patara & walk to Patara beach; Saklikent Canyon & optional Tubing

After breakfast we drive to the ancient site of Patara; a flourishing maritime and commercial city on the south-west coast of Lycia on the Mediterranean coast. Possessing a natural harbour, Patara was said to have been founded by Patarus, a son of Apollo. Ancient writers mentioned Patara as one of the principal cities of Lycia; it was Lycia’s primary seaport and a leading city of the Lycian League. Afterwards we walk over a cobbled road to the sandy beach of Patara. With its gorgeous landscape, unspoilt Patara is one of Turkey’s longest beaches; part of a national park, it is a key biodiversity area, rich in birdlife and the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead turtle (caretta caretta). We spend the early afternoon at the beach of Patara and continue afterwards to Saklikent Canyon; the second largest canyon in Europe; 300 m deep and 18 km long, resulting from the abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters over thousands of years. As the level of water rises during winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer; 4 km of the canyon are walk able after April, when most of the snow in the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed through on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
Optional: Tubing Saklikent River
For those who want, there is tubing excursions on the river that flows out of the gorge; an easy ride, with great fun through beautiful Saklikent River with your tube and paddle; an approximately 40 minute down-stream ride on rubber tubes. After having short instruction from the Local guide the wet ride starts; the river flows quite fast at the beginning, but it soon slows to a gentle pace; the water is actually quite shallow and very refreshing in the summer heat. At the end of the day we drive back to Kas where we spend the Night.
Transfer time: 1 h; transfer distance: 90 km (Kas – Saklikent Canyon)
ON: in Kas at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 5 : optional Paragliding or Mountain biking; Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat with Simena Castle & Sunken City

Optional: Paragliding in Kas
Experience the ultimate adventure of paragliding over Kas; with spectacular views the hills behind Kas are uniquely suited for this adventure. Every passenger is briefed and issued with a helmet; all pilots carry reserve chutes and communication systems. At a height of approximately 600 meters your flight will take you over mountain ridges and give you a bird’s eye view of the Old Town of Kas, its harbour, the peninsula and of course, even the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Meis).
Optional Mountain biking:
The terrains in the hills above Kas are superb mountain bike territories, often with breath-taking views over the coast; a brilliant ride awaits us for today, we start on the mountain plateaus and finish near sea level; the route involves some climbing, but is generally downhill; with a mixture of little used asphalt and rough roads. After breakfast we will be transported to the mountain plateau (Yayla) way above the town of Kas; at an altitude of around 1.200m we start our ride across the plain below the Nine Lake Mountains. Later we descend down towards sea level; the scenery on our way is spectacular, mountain valleys, streams, canyons, unknown ancient cities and authentic mountain villages.
Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat with Simena Castle & Sunken City; with swimming, snorkelling and BBQ lunch on the boat;
A short transfer takes us to Ucagiz village, where we start our boat trip. We travel out to Kekova Island, with its sunken city; with lot of time for swimming, exploring ruins and enjoying a BBQ lunch. Kekova area is a great place for the coastal scenery as well as for the archaeological sites well preserved because they are not easily accessible. A pleasant excursion by boat is the best way to see the ruins on the northern coast of Kekova island, some of the old houses were completely submerged due to earthquakes during the Byzantine period. By boat, we go round the island, where you can see remains down to 2 meters deep, in the bluish light on the seabed. We walk up to the Simena castle rewarding us with a view all around, and on numerous rock tombs. You will fully appreciate this day with a stroll on the Tersane Island. Afterwards we drive back to Kas where the late afternoon is for free; we spend the night at the Hotel.
Boat tour in Ucagiz/Kekova: approximately 4 h
Kas cycling (Mountain biking): approximately 20/25 km (approximately 4 h)
ON: in Kas at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 6 : Antalya; old town Kaleici & ancient Termessos; optional Antalya museum

In the morning we leave Kas and drive to Antalya, here we will have time to explore the old city centre, known as Kaleici with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses; with streets and buildings still bear the marks of Antalya’s history. The old city centre has been restored to retain much of its historical character; in and around the Kaleici area you can find traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk architecture and cultures, most famous the Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Yivli Minare and Hidirlik Tower. In the afternoon we drive to ancient site of Termessos; a fortified Pisidian city rising 1.050m above the sea level. The most significant remains of the site are the city walls, Towers, the King’s Road, Hadrian’s Gate, Gymnasium and Agora, the Theatre with spectacular views and richly decorated Tombs and cisterns. As a national park Termessos has the added bonus of full protection from the ravages of goats and the limestone hillsides have some of the least spoilt and most diverse flora in south-western Turkey.
Optional; it is also possible to visit Antalya Museum; established in I922; covers an area of 30.000 square meters with 13 exhibition galleries: Galleries of the Prehistory, Potterys, finds from the region excavations done by the museum and Universities, Gods statues, Mosaics, Icons, statues of Perge Theatre, Sarcophagi, Coins, Jewellery and Ethnographical Collections. We spend the Night in Antalya at the Hotel.
Transfer time: 3 h; transfer distance: 210 km (Kas – Antalya)
ON: in Antalya at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 7 : Koprulu Canyon National park; wild water rafting & ancient Selge

After breakfast we drive to Koprulu Canyon National park; covering an area of around 366 km2. The canyon itself is 400m deep in some places and stretches for 14 km along the Kopru River. The valley is rich of wild beauty in flora and fauna, including red pine, black pine, cedar, fir, oak varieties and wild olives. The Roman Oluklu Bridge (Olukluköprü) over the canyon and the Bugrum Bridge over the Kocadere stream were engineering feats of their time. Wild water rafting is one of the most exciting and adventurous sports and you’ll be amazed with the beauty of natural canyons and satisfied with the level of adrenalin.  The rafting route will be around 12 km and will take around 4 h. At the end of the route we will have lunch in the riverside. In the late afternoon we will drive to Selge ancient city; an important city in Pisidia, on the southern slope of Mount Taurus. The remains of the city consist mainly of parts of the encircling wall and of the acropolis. A few traces have survived of the gymnasium, the stoa, the stadium and the basilica. There are also the outlines of two temples, but the best conserved monument is the theatre, restored in the 3rd century AD. In the late afternoon we return to Antalya where the rest of the day is for free; we spend the Night at the Hotel.
Transfer time: 1 h; transfer distance: 90 km (Antalya – Koprulu National park)
Wild water rafting: approximately 3/4 h
ON: in Antalya at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 8 : Antalya – Home

Transfer to Antalya airport where the Trip concludes.
Transfer time: 20 min.; transfer distance: 15 km (Antalya Kaleici – Antalya airport)
Meals: B / – / –

ON = Overnight accommodation / B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

Price Includes
–    All transfers and transportations with private vehicles to the places mentioned in the Itinerary

      Days 1 & 8: One (one way) arrival/departure transfer from/to Antalya airport/Hotel in Antalya city centre
–    Demavend Travel English speaking Tour Leader

–    Hotels accommodations; rooms on double/twin share base;
      Half Board (HB) service; Important: HB Dinner Service available until 20:30/21:00 h
–    7 x Breakfast / 6 x Lunch (Lunch Package; Restaurant & on the boat) / 7 x Dinner

–    Day 3 : Sea Kayak in Kas / approximately 4 h
–    Day 5 : Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat Simena Castle & Sunken / approximately 4 h
–    Day 7 : Koprulu Canyon National park; Wild water rafting / approximately 3/4 h


Price Excludes
–    All International and Domestic Flights

–    Travel insurance
–    Extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary
–    All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee
–    Meals other than stated in the Itinerary
–    All kind of personal expenses
–    All kind of Entrance fees for historical and natural sites
–    All kind of optional activities
–    Extra Nights
–    Single supplements
–    Personal Equipment
–    Tips