Walking & Cruising Western Lycia: Walking, Sailing & Archaeology in Turkey

   
 

Walking & Cruising Western Lycia: Walking, Sailing & Archaeology in Turkey

BY PETER SOMMER TRAVELS
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2 weeks ago

DURATION

8 Days

SEASON

May 19 - 26, 2018

RATES

GBP 2,475.00 per person

EXPIRES

May 18, 2018
Walking & Cruising Western Lycia: Walking, Sailing & Archaeology in Turkey
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This is a dream trip for walkers and sailors alike, with fabulous swims and stunning archaeology thrown in for good measure.

Rated by The Sunday Times as one of the 'ten best walks in the world', the Lycian Way in Turkey follows 300 miles of ancient trails and mule roads that linked the region before the coming of the car. We follow some of its very best stretches, averaging about 5-6 miles walking a day, with a traditional gulet ever present offshore, providing elegant transport, dining and accommodation.

We’ll stroll along Roman roads, retrace the route of a 2,000-year-old aqueduct, and follow in the footsteps of characters from Alexander the Great to modern-day shepherds.

On foot we will be able to discover many of the remote archaeological sites, like Sidyma, an ancient town perched in the hills that encompasses a modern day tiny farming village. We’ll walk the magnificent opening section of the Lycian Way, with wonderful views in all directions, visit the ghost town of Kaya town, abandoned by the Greeks after the population swap in 1922 (the centrepiece of Louis de Bernieres’ novel, Birds Without Wings; and discover Kekova, one of the most romantic and picturesque areas on the Turkish coast. More often than not we’ll be the only people exploring the historic ruins on our journey.

From footpaths by the coast, to goat tracks high up in the hills, this is an archaeological tour and gulet cruise packed full of breathtaking panoramas.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Single supplement: £645

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival
Gocek, Mediterranean, Turkey
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Our Gulet is about 30 minutes from Dalaman Airport at Göcek, a pretty harbor beneath mountains at the head of the Bay of Fethiye, on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast. Welcome dinner aboard.

Day 2: Explore Kaya
Kabak, Aegean, Turkey
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We set out eastwards. Our first walk is from Faralya to Kabak through beautiful woodland and with wondrous views out across the mountains of Lycia to the sea.

Day 3: Visit Sidyma
Gocek, Mediterranean, Turkey
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We drive inland to the impressive ancient ruins of Sidyma, a 2,500 year old Lycian city that surrounds a modern farming village. We walk down from the ancient site, enjoy a delicious picnic, then back to our gulet for a swim.

Day 4: Explore Byzantine Remains
Kekova, Mediterranean, Turkey
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We cruise by Kekova Island then stroll through the pretty village of Ücagiz and its ancient Lycian burial grounds to the Ottoman castle at Kale. One of the most romantic stops of the holiday.

Day 5: Walk To Patara
Patara, Aegean, Turkey
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A wondrous walk retracing the route of the Roman aqueduct to Patara. A sunset dip offers a refreshing finale. Overnight in the pretty harbour at Kalkan.

Day 6: Hike To Farayla
Farayla, Aegean, Turkey
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A glorious trek from Ovacik across the shoulder of Babadag (Father Mountain) to Faralya. Breathtaking vistas all day long culminating with a view from on high down into Butterfly Valley.

Day 7: Explore Kaya
Kayakoy, Aegean, Turkey
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West to explore the ghost town of Levissi / Kaya, abandoned by its Greek inhabitants in 1923. Walk back to the gulet near Gemiler Island, an area perfect for swimming, before cruising to the harbour of Fethiye.

Day 8: Departure
Dalaman, Aegean, Turkey
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Transfer back to Dalaman airport, about 60 minutes away.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • Full board accommodation on Turkish gulet
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • All crew services on gulet
  • Entrance fees & tips on land
  • Archaeological excursions
  • WiFi on our scheduled gulet cruises (when coverage permits)

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