Why book this tour?
Cruising along the coastline in a traditional gulet is quite simply the best and most relaxing way to enjoy the special beauty of Turkey's south-western shores.
2013/14 Standard Itinerary
- 14 Breakfasts
- 9 Lunches
- 9 Dinners
- 7 nights Simple Cabin
- 1 night Simple Hotel
- 2 nights Basic Village House
- 4 nights Standard Hotel
Bus, Boat and chartered gulet
Approx 12 -
Explore Tour Leader, drivers, captain and boat crew.
Week One: This is a 6-day trek with about 5-7 hours walking each day. We have graded this tour as moderate.
Walking The Lycian Way And Gulet Cruise In Turkey
We walk through the ancient province of Lycia, following one of Turkey’s most spectacular coastal trails, the Lycian Way. On our 6-day trek we hike through the foothills of the Taurus Mountains from Kayakoy to Patara, in the hinterland above Kas, and along the coast to the ruins at Aperlae. On our way we experience village life, relax on golden beaches and discover ancient sites.
In week two we cruise along the beautiful Turquoise Coast on a traditional wooden 'gulet'. Departing from Fethiye harbour we explore small bays and islands, discover ancient relics, and swim and snorkel in the warm clear waters that give the coastline its name. We visit the hillside village of Kalkan, the submerged ancient city of Kekova and revisit Kas. There are also oppoertunities to sea kayak, walk Saklikent Gorge and visit historical sites such as Patara (birthplace of Saint Nicholas).
- Lycian Way - Walk unspoilt coastal and mountain paths with breathtaking views down to the Turquoise Coast
- Local villages - Discover traditional hill villages and be a guest in village guesthouses
- Kekova - Hike to the ancient port of Aperlae and visit the beautiful Kekova Bay, with its sunken ruins and medieval castle
- Sailing on a traditional style wooden gulet - Seven nights cruising along the beautiful shoreline of Turkey's Turquoise Coast
- Ancient ruins, beaches, swimming, walks, sea-kayaking - relax or explore as much as you like on the cruise.
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Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Join tour Kayakoy
Hike to Faralya
Hike to Gey
Hike to Patara Beach
Visit to the ruins of Patara
Hike to Kas
Transfer to Fethiye to join gulet
To Kas via Ucagiz
To Soguksu Cove and Gemiler Island
Sail to Tarzan Bay
Sail to Fethiye where tour ends