The Lycian Way

For full details of the walk, see the official Lycian Way Website where you can read extensive press coverage and also buy the guide books (English, German and Turkish).  The books also include maps of the route and history and wildlife info of the area.
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The Lycian way is a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, from Fethiye to Antalya.  It was researched, designed and implemented by Kate Clow with Terry Richardson.  The Lycian Way is a coastal walk and mild temperatures mean it can be walked throughout the winter months.

According to the Sunday Times the Lycian Way is one of the ten most beautiful long distance hikes of the world.

The route is graded medium to hard; it is not level walking, but has many ascents and descents as it approaches and veers away from the sea. It is easier at the start near Fethiye and gets more difficult as it progresses. We recommend walking the route in spring or autumn; February-May or September-November; summer in Lycia is hot, although you could walk short, shady sections. The route is mainly over footpaths and mule trails; it is mostly over limestone and often hard and stony underfoot.

On the first part of the route, and in Patara, Kalkan, Kas, Myra, Finike, Adrasan, Olympos, Cirali and Tekirova, you can stay in pensions or small hotels. On other nights, you may stay in a village house, or camp out. There are plenty of camping places with nearby water mentioned in the book; you do not have to ask permission to camp out.

The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

The Lycian Way

 Highlights of the Lycian Way include:

Our website pages of places along the walk:

Sidyma

Gavurağılı - Pydnai

Patara