Best of the Lycian Way (east & west)

Tour Code : TRE 03

–    Combines best Lycian way treks from east & west sides 
–    Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat; Simena castle & sunken city 
–    Myra ancient city
–    Kayakoy (Karmilassos) & Oludeniz lagoon 
–    Gelidonya lighthouse 
–    Ulupinar/Cirali & the flames of the Chimaera


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)
= A/B (Easy/Medium) 
Hiking along the mediterranean coastal line (5 routes on 5 days)


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. 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, naming it Attalia and selecting it as a naval base for his powerful fleet. However, excavations in 2008 have uncovered remains dating to the 3rd century BC, suggesting that the city was founded earlier than previously supposed. Antalya became part of the Roman Republic in 133 BC when King Attalos III of Pergamum willed his kingdom to Rome at his death. 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 - Fethiye; Kayakoy (Karmilassos) to Oludeniz lagoon

We leave Antalya in the morning and drive to the Fethiye. The beginning of our trek is in Kayakoy, originally named “Karmilassos”.  This is an old Greek village given up at the End of the World War I, in accordance with the treaty of Lausanne which envisaged an exchange of population between Greece and Turkey. Two admirable churches are still drawn up among the ruined stone-built houses.  After the visit we go on trekking following a forest path which offers a splendid panorama on the limpid turquoise water splits. We walk directly down to the Oludeniz lagoon. Oludeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Oludeniz, on a blue lagoon. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Oludeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travellers and tourism journals alike. In the late afternoon we drive to Fethiye where we spend the Night at the Hotel.
Transfer time: 3/4 h; transfer distance: 200 km; (Antalya – Fethiye)
Walking time: 2/3 h; walking distance: 6 km; ascent: 200m; descent: 300m
ON: in Fethiye at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 3 : Ovacik to Faralya via Kozagac & Kirme

After breakfast a short transfer will permit us to reach the trailhead point nearby the Ovacik village. From the South foot of the Babadag Mountain (1.969m) we start our walk along the Coastal Side and follow a small path with a beautiful panoramic view over the deep blue bay of the Oludeniz. Our walk takes us along sheep camps to small authentic villages of the Mediterranean Area. We pass the small Kozagac village and continue our walk to Kirme, from Kirme we follow on small walking paths and stabilized roads until we reach Faralya.
Transfer time: 20 min.; transfer distance: 15 km; (Fethiye – Ovacik village)
Walking time: 4 h; walking distance: 12 km; ascent: 520m; descent: 520m
ON: in Fethiye at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 4 : Faralya to Kabak via Uzunyurt & Butterfly valley panorama

After a short transfer we start our walk today near the Faralya village where we enter into a small walking path which takes us, after a small climb, to a magnificent panoramic view over the Butterfly Valley, a large canyon considered to be one of the most picturesque and amazing places along the Lycian Coast. We continue walking on the small paths and enjoy the beautiful and different views to the Coast and bays around. In the afternoon we will reach the Yuva Beach and will have time for Lunch and to spend time at the Beach. Afterwards we continue to Kabak village. In the late afternoon we drive back to Fethiye.
Transfer time: 30 min.; transfer distance: 20 km; (Fethiye – Faralya village)
Walking time: 4 h; walking distance: 8 km; ascent: 400m; descent: 440m
ON: in Fethiye at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 5 : Ucagiz/Kekova tour by boat; Simena castle & sunken city – Myra ancient city & Adrasan

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. After returning to Ucagiz we drive to Adrasan. On the way we visit the 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. The semi-circular theatre was destroyed in an earthquake in 141, but rebuilt afterwards. The late afternoon in Adrasan is free to spend time at the beach.
Transfer time: 3 h; transfer distance: 215 km (Fethiye – Adrasan via Ucagiz/Kekova & Myra ancient city)
Boat tour in Ucagiz/Kekova: approximately 3 h
ON: in Adrasan at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 6 : 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 Gelidonia. 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: 5 h; walking distance: 18 km; ascent: 400m; descent: 400m
ON: in Adrasan at the Hotel
Meals: B / L / D

Day 7 : Cirali to Ulupinar village via Flames of the Chimaera – Antalya & 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 it is possible to walk through the old city centre (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; most famous the Hadrian’s Gate, the Clock Tower, Yivli Minare and Hidirlik Tower. 
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 Adrasan 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
–    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
–    7 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch (Lunch Packages & Restaurants where available), 7 x Dinner
–    Day 5: Ucagiz/Kekova Tour by Boat Simena Castle & Sunken (approximately 3 h/with Lunch on Board)
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