Other Things to Do in Lycia
Here are some more things to
do and see in this part of southwest Turkey other than visiting ancient
sites by car or tours (from all resorts, usually in air-conditioned
vehicles). This part of southwest Turkey with its gorgeous scenery is
a superb place for nature-lovers and outdoor activity enthusiasts.
Saklikent (Hidden City) Gorge is the second-largest (20 km-long)
gorge in Europe, the longest and deepest gorge in Turkey. It is a
spectacular place, with sculpted walls soaring high above. Summer is the
best time to visit as the canyon is deliciously cool and shady with cold
water. 4 km. of the gorge is walkable.
Outside of and tucked within the gorge locals have set up small restaurants with seating areas on wooden platforms suspended just above rushing spring waters, great places to kick back upon Turkish rugs and cushions with a beer under shady trees. Outside of the gorge you will also find treehouse accommodation, small relaxed bars and river tubing.
|Canoeing on the Xanthos River - Enjoy a day paddling downstream through the beautiful nature of the Xanthos Valley.|
|Paragliding - Tandem and solo. There are two excellent paragliding centers in Lycia: Kaş and Oludeniz (near Fethiye) which is one of the best places in the world to paraglide and has become a paragliders' mecca.|
|Scuba Diving - Many resort areas offer scuba diving and lessons. The Mediterrenean with its warm, calm, tide free seas with great visibility make this area ideal for both beginners and more experienced divers.|
Sea Kayaking - an
exciting alternative for exploring the
Kekova-Simena region. You can paddle right over ancient ruins, getting a super view of them, at your own pace. Also overnight camping or week-long kayaking tours based in Gocek and Kekova.
|Mountain Trekking - trekking in the mountains of Lycia offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Taurus range.|
|Jeep Safari - an exhilerating way to experience the countryside of Lycia. Mountain tours as well as visits to ancient sites and Saklikent Gorge.|
|Mountain Biking - innovative mountain biking adventures through gorgeous scenery, most of it downhill! Longer tours and the option to rent top spec or basic bicycles are also available.|
|Canyoning - a new and exciting outdoor activity to this part of Turkey at several local canyons, including Saklikent Gorge. Jumping into clear cool pools of water, abseiling down waterfalls. Sometimes swimming through narrow passages, sometimes climbing boulders, sometimes walking.|
|Boat Trips and Gulet Cruises - Info coming soon.|
|Visit a Hamam (Turkish Bath) - Info coming soon.|
|Cultural/Village Tours - Info coming soon.|
|Beaches - Info coming soon|