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