An omnipresent mountain in sublime juxtaposition with the sea; this is, no doubt, the first image you will retain of this voyage on lands that Alexander the Great was the conqueror. The Akdag and Beydaglari massifs are part of the majestic Taurus range. Their slopes are arid in some places, and green in some others, and their calcareous rock are reddened by the iron contained in the ground. Their high summits are snow-covered during most of the year. On this coast with a rich history, added to the amazing spectacle of a sea with limpid water striking the abrupt cliffs, you will discover the archaeological richness dating back to 8th century BC of Greek and Roman cities which are admirably preserved, with a Lycian necropolis lost in the vegetation, or immersed at the bottom of a turquoise sea.
Day 1 : Antalya
Meet with our Anatolia Cultura Travel
team at the airport and drive to hotel for the night.
Founded in the 2nd century BC by Attale II, Antalya was occupied successively by Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk’s and the Ottomans. Today it is a pretty city on the Mediterranean coastal.
Day 2: Termessos Antalya
Drive to Termessos to visit the ruins of the city set at 1050 m high and that Alexander the Great couldn’t conquer.
Then drive to Olimpos set at the base of mount Tahtali. Night in hotel.
Trek and visit: 4 h.
Day 3 : Olimpos > Çirali (Chimerae)
Continue on to Chimerae; we do a short walk to Çirali, where flames sometimes come out between the rocks. The legend tells that Chimerae, blowing fire from his mouth, was killed by Bellepherontes, who was riding his horse called Pegasus... After the visit of Olimpos ruins we return to the hotel for the night.
Walk : 4 h
Day 4 : Kekova islands > Kas
Departure for Uçagiz picturesque harbour. Here we take he opportunity for a pleasant boat excursion to discover the archaeological sites well preserved because they are not easily accessible. Along the northern coast of Kekova island (Apollania), some of the old houses were completely immersed by earthquakes during the Byzantine period. By boat, we go round the island, where you will see down to 1 to 2 m depth, in the bluish light of seabeds remains. By foot we walk up to the Simena castle rewarding us with a sight all around, and on numerous rock tombs. You will fully appreciate this day with a pedestrian stroll on the Tersane Island.
We join then our minibus to continue on to Kas.
Day 5 : Pinara – Saklikent – Fethiye
In the morning we walk to the ancient ruins of Pinara once a large Lycian city, which was created by colonists coming from Xanthos we have plenty of time to explore the site before driving to Saklikent Gorge and discover the impressive site cutout of the mountain. Discover the local handicrafts and join Fethiye for the night.
Day 6 : Dalyan – Caunos - Fethiye
Drive to Dalyan where we visit the ruins of the Caunos, the old carian city: we sea the theatre, temple, church, roman bath… The acropolis offers a spectacular view and is well worth to ascend. Then we do a boat trip through the reed labyrinth river to the Iztuzu beach where Careta-Careta turtles lay eggs.
Return back to Fethiye for the night.
Walk and visit 4 h.
Day 7: Kayakoy – Oludeniz
The beginning of our trek is in Kayakoy, originally named ”Karmilassos”. This is an old Greek village given up at the beginning of the 20th C. 2 admirable churches are still drawn up among the stone-built houses in ruin. After the visit we go on trekking on a forest path offering a splendid panorama on the limpid turquoise water splits. We walk directly down to the Oludeniz lagoon
Walk 3 hours.
Jour 8: Return
Drive to Dalaman airport for the return flight.
Note: possibility to drive bach to Antalya on day 7 for a return flight from Antalya airport.
Groupe size: Possibility to organize according to your needs. Anyway, the most enjoyable groupe size for a such trekking tour is 4-12 persons.
Please note that this is a sample trekking tour. Possibility to modify the itinerary add/remove days and/or combine with cultural visits.
Inclusions of our services:
English / French / Spanish / German speaking licensed tour guide.
All transfer and transportations necessary for the respect of the itinerary.
All accommodations in pension or hotel according to your needs.
All breakfast are included in the accommodations.Lunches / picnics as per your needs.
Dinners as per your needs.All entrances fees as per your needs.
Boat trips in Kekova & Dalyan
Exclusions of our services:
Flights (please note that our agency is able to provide domestic and international flights. If needed please request)
Tips and personal expenses.
Drinks during meals.