The Lycian Way has been described by the Sunday Times as
“One of the ten most beautiful long distance walks of the world”
It is Turkey’s first long distance walk and quite simply, magnificent.
It is 509km long and is made up of ancient roads, rocky paths and forest trails. It was researched, designed and waymarked by Kate Clow in 1999.
It starts in Fethiye and follows Turkey’s south west coast all the way to Antalya.
Enjoy spectacular views over the Mediterranean coast and rugged mountainous scenery. Wander through meadows and olive groves and enjoy the glorious beaches of the Turquoise Coast.
The Lycian Way is littered with the ruins of a bygone age; Lycian and Roman temples, Byzantine churches and the Sunken City Ruins at Kekova.
The path avoids the main tourist areas allowing you to take in the natural beauty of Turkey and experience true Turkish hospitality from the locals in the villages along the way.
The route is graded medium to hard.