SATURDAY: Transfer from Dalaman airport to hotel accommodation. SUNDAY: Welcome talk and Health and Safety advice. Fethıye-Kayakoy, 3 hour walk. Easy-medium grade.Warm up walk. After breakfast, our walking route will start in Fethiye, on a pleasant ascend to the mountains. As we walk up, we will be able to admire the famous tomb of Amyntas, engraved on the rocks and various sarcophagus scattered around the streets. On our climb, we advise to stop and look back at the breathtaking views of Fethiye and the bay. Once we reach the highest point, we walk approximately one hour crossing pine forests and then begin our descent towards the unique village of Kayakoy.
MONDAY :Kayakoy - Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon). 3 hours walk. Medium grade. Following a short drive to the village of Kayakoy ( ancient Karmylassos ), we wander through the deserted, cobble street of this (UNESCO) historical Greek town and make our way up over the hills. We move onward through the cool shade of the pine forest and reach a spectacular sea view point for some picture taking. At the end of our three hour promenade, there is time to contemplate, swim and rest at the world renowned Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz) before heading back to the hotel. TUESDAY: City Tour. Sightseeing in Fethiye First thing after morning breakfast, we drive into the city. Tuesdays are market days and the town 'Pazar' comes alive with hundreds of stallholders eager to sell their goods; from locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs, to copies of prestigious brand names such as Nike or Gucci for a fraction of the price. After allowing time for some decent shopping, we drive a short way in order to reach and examine Amyntas Rock Tombs. From there, we can observe the bay, the Fethiye harbour and the complete city centre. Back to the hotel.
WEDNESDAY: Kirme - Montana. 5 hours walk. Medium - hard grade. After the Kayakoy-Oludeniz warm-up trek and the eclectic city tour, now time to tackle the real Lycian Trail. For this trek we shall reverse our path, meaning, instead of walking from Fethiye towards the east, we drive east to Kirme village and proceed west, back to Fethiye. All this, in order to avoid a challenging 2 hour steep climb from 300m to 750m. We are pleasantly compensated though with a magnificent view of the infamous Blue Lagoon and Belcekiz beach along the way. During this part, we are under the watchful eye of Baba Mountain as we journey along its skirt. Fearless paragliders swirl over our heads from their 1750m departure point, resembling giant, colourful butterflies. One must take notice at what also lies at our feet, since wild endemic flowers and herbs in this area make this region a unique Mediterranean flora bed that should not be missed. Back to the hotel.
THURSDAY: Butterfly Valley- Kabak. 4 hours walk. Medium grade. Our drive this time takes us to Butterfly Valley, near Kirme. Before heading off, we will view the valley and the beach from the top of the sharp clift, (300m high), an incredible view not to miss. The perfect place to take pictures of golden sand, turquoise and cobalt blue sea, green forest and cliff, immortalizing the view forever. The walk starts up hill, from the road into the forest and then mostly straightdown through pine forest trees until Kabak, to end the walk and reach the isolated beach. Now we can rest by the beach or swim in open sea waves. Back to the hotel.
FRIDAY : Af Kule (Forgiveness Tower) - Gemile Beach. 3 hours walk, easy day. On our last day, a mixture of walk and ancient sight-seeing is planned. A Byzantine monastery carved into the cliff by a Greek monk offers a spectacular sea view. After a pleasant stroll through the forest, we arrive at Gemiler Beach where one can either enjoy a refreshing swim or head to Gemiler Island (St Nicholas Island), to admire more of antiquity's features before returning to the hotel.
SATURDAY :Transfer from hotel to Dalaman airport. HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME.......
Price : € 495 Per Person
Included in the price : -Transfers from and to the airport. -Daily transfers from hotel to starting walking point. -Daily transfers from ending walk to the hotel. -Daily packed lunch while on route. -Professional mountain guide. -Free entrance to historical sights.
Not included in the price: -Travel Health Insurance. -Flights to and from Turkey. -Accommodation.
Although for this specific tour, accommodations are not organized by Lycian Trek Turkey...we can suggest a few hotel names that you could look up in the Internet.