Lycian Way

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The Lycian Way is a long-distance footpath in Turkey. It is 500 km long and stretches from Fethiye to Antalya, around part of the coast of ancient Lycia. It is waymarked with red and white stripes, the Grande Randonnee convention. The Sunday Times has listed it as one of the world's top ten walks.

It takes its name from the ancient civilisation which once ruled the area. 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. It is recommended that you walk 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; mostly limestone and often hard and stony underfoot.

Partial list of places on the trail

Ölü Deniz, Kabak, Kınık (Xanthos), Akbel, (detour for Gelemiş village and ruins of Patara), Kalkan, Kaş (Antiphellos), Üçağız, Kale, Demre (Myra), Kutluca, Zeytin and Alakilise. Here the trail reaches a height of 1811 meters at İncegeriş T.. Then on to Belos, Finike, Kumluca, Mavikenic, Karaöz, Olympos, Çıralı. Here the trail splits into:

Hısarçandır.

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