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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).

Tour Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Kayakoy, site of the deserted Greek village

  • 2
    Enjoy views to Oludeniz Beach as walk to Faralya village; stay in village house

  • 3
    Hike through forest and farmland to village of Gey; stay in village house

  • 4
    Discover dramatic coastal views as hike to ancient city of Sidyma

  • 5
    Follow the route of the aqueduct to Patara Beach

  • 6
    Ascend to Mount Felen; drive to the harbour town of Kas

  • 7
    Walk to ancient port of Aperlae; Kekova Bay boat trip

  • 8
    Drive to Fethiye and board Gulet

  • 9
    To Kalkan

  • 10
    To Kekova

  • 11
    To Cayagzi

  • 12
    To Kas via Ucagiz

  • 13
    To Soguksu Cove

  • 14
    Sail to Tarzan Bay

  • 15
    Sail to Fethiye where tour ends

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Lycian Way and Blue Cruise tour available at present.

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LWC_2015_Map
Included meals 14 9 9
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat
Accommodation
1 night Simple Hotel
2 nights Basic Village House
4 nights Standard Hotel
7 nights Simple Boat
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
925
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16