Day 6 - The Gelidonya Lighthouse (David & Alison Sims)
Day 6 - The Gelidonya Lighthouse (David & Alison Sims) 
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£710.00 (2017)
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6 nights
6 B&B, 3 evening meals, 3 picnics. Luggage transfers between hotels, airport transfers, and transfers to start of walk Day 2, Sundance to start of Day 3 walk and from Melanippe Beach (just beyond lighthouse) back to Adrasan
4½ - 7 hours per day
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Lycian Coast (Turkey)
Along the Turquoise Coast to the lighthouse
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A self-guided hike on the Lycian Way. Walk to the sea at ancient Phaselis, a major archaeological site. Then south under Mt. Olympos (Tahtali) along the coast via Cirali (the city of Olympos and the Chimaera) and Adrasan to the Gelidonya lighthouse.


Grade: medium


Ancient Olympus, pomegranate juice and the sea
The Turquoise Coast is one of the last unspoilt parts of Turkey's southern littoral. Following two nights in Antalya and then a  transfer to the village of Kuzdere, our route follows part of the Lycian Way, a long distance footpath along the bulge on the coast west of Antalya. The walking takes you down to the coast itself at Phaselis, a wonderfully preserved and little-visited Graeco-Roman site on a promontory, and then winds south past secluded beaches to the Chimaera, the eternal flame of legend. Explore this and the nearby site of Olympos (the Turkish one, that is), and then those last two days! Lonely and thrilling, the last day along the wild and beautiful coast of the empty peninsula of Kilidonya to the lighthouse. Walked by On Foot staff: Simon, Mary and Liz


Why not spend a few days in Istanbul either before or after your walk? We can help you plan your travel and accommodation.


Shorter options possible - check with On Foot Holidays.


See serial walkers Paul and Kate's photo album of their 2011 holiday here.


  • Magnificent unspoilt coastal scenery
  • Grilled fish and raki
  • The two major archaeological sites of Phaselis and Olympus
  • Secluded and remote beaches, reached by path or wooden boat
  • The flames of the Chimaera
  • Antalya old town

WE RECOMMEND: Staying in Istanbul for a few nights at the beginning or end at one of our hand-picked (and inspected) hotels in Sultanahmet. Extra days to explore or just laze at Cirali or Adrasan, and/or to get lost in the old town in Antalya.


EATING AND DRINKING.  See what our local contact Berry has to say on this important subject:

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Kate Clow

Kate Clow is the author of "The Lycian Way", the definitive guide to the long distance walk she created herself, with the help of the people of the region of Antalya, which she has made her home for more than 20 years. A keen botanist and student of the history of the Middle East.