The Mediterranean Coast

Tour Code : DAT 07

Highlights
–    Phaselis & Antalya & the old city centre Kaleici
–    Beautiful coastal walks & lonely beaches
–    Gelidonya lighthouse 
–    Ulupinar/Cirali & the flames of the Chimaera

DAT 07 - PRIN

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

 

Duration of the Trip
4 Days / 3 Nights

 

Difficulty Level
= A (Easy) 

 

Accommodation
Hotel    :    3 Nights

Day 1 : Antalya to Adrasan via Phaselis

Meet at the Antalya airport with Demavend Travels representative and drive to Adrasan; on the way we take time to visit ancient city of Phaselis; with three harbours; the ‘Northern Harbour’, the ‘Battle Harbour’ and the ‘Protected (Sun) Harbour’, of which the last is the most important today. A 24m wide ancient street runs through the middle of the city with ruins of shops and stores on the sides and near these are ruins of public places such as Roman baths, agora and theatres; these structures are dated to the 2nd century BC. Also there are water canals between the town centre and the 70m plateau with numerous sarcophagi. In the afternoon we will arrive in Adrasan; located at a picturesque bay and at an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here you will find an area ideal for excursions and discoveries; an unspoilt cove with a 2 km long beach surrounded by pine trees; a paradise for nature lovers.                 
Transfer time: 1/2 h; transfer distance: 110 km (Antalya – Adrasan)
ON: in Adrasan at the Hotel
Meals: – / – / D

Day 2 : Adrasan & Gelidonya lighthouse

A simply superb day of coastal walking, we begin today’s walk from our hotel climbing steadily to a pass at 470 metres. Then dropping down closer to the sea’s edge, the route twists and turns amongst limestone crags sometimes under pine trees and sometimes on the cliff edge. There are views down to hidden coves and across to desert islands. This is a beautiful walk contouring the range of hills which forms the backbone of Gelidonya. We climb again to arrive on a rocky ridge crest overlooking the peninsula of Cape Gelidonya with its two lighthouses. Descending a stony path to the upper of these we then follow a wide trail down through pine forest to our waiting vehicles and drive back to Adrasan. 
Transfer time: 20min.; transfer distance: 14 km (Gelidonya – Adrasan)
Walking time: 6 h; walking distance: 18 km; ascent: 400m; descent: 400m
ON: in Adrasan at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 3 : Cirali to Ulupinar village via Flames of the Chimaera – Antalya & the old city centre, Kaleici

After breakfast we drive to the village of Cirali, where we pick up the Lycian Way and continue to follow the trail north. We follow the walking Path to the Flames of Chimaera. Called in Turkish Yanartas (flaming rock), the spot consists of some two dozen vents in the ground, grouped in two patches on the hillside. The vents emit methane thought to be of metamorphic origin. In ancient times sailors could navigate by the flames. Afterwards we continue our walk and climb up to a small Hill and follow the stream for a while until we reach Ulupinar village. After Lunch in Ulupinar we drive to Antalya, where 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. We spend the Night at the Hotel, located in the old city centre Kaleici.
Transfer time: 1/2 h; transfer distance: 80 km (Cirali – Antalya)
Walking time: 3/4 h; walking distance: 9 km; ascent: 330m; descent: 190m
ON: in Antalya at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 4 : 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 & 4: One (one way) arrival/departure transfer from/to Antalya airport
–    Demavend Travel English speaking Tour Leader
–    Hotel accommodations, rooms on double/twin share base;
      Half Board (HB) service; Important: HB Dinner Service available until 20:30/21:00 h
–    3 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 3 x Dinner

 

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