self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
fascinating history and thrilling views, high above the coast
fabulous walking in deep ravines, shady woods and high headlands
meet welcoming, friendly people all along the route
charming, authentic accommodation & tasty Turkish cuisine
There is something very special about the section of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast explored by the long-distance Lycian Way path. Perhaps it’s the remoteness that makes it so alluring, or maybe it’s the pervasive sense of history.
There was an immediate easiness to the landscape as we headed to Kayakoy. Carob, oleander, almond, myrtle and oak trees filled the valleys, the slopes behind dark with pines.
Freya Stark “The Lycian Shore” (1937)
Then again, it could be the charming, authentic hotels we have come across along the way, or the scintillating views greeting you around just about every corner, the deep indigo sea glinting in the warm sunshine, then shifting to a translucent turquoise as it hugs the edge of secluded bays far below. It might, of course, be a combination of all these things, so choose this walk along the splendid westernmost section of the Lycian Way and decide for yourself…