Perhaps best of all is walking along the Lycian Road, which gives one a chance to see all these treasures in one go. This road is a path that extends for roughly 500 kilometers, from Fethiye to Antalya. Offered to the trekking enthusiasts in 1999 by English nature lover Kate Clow, it is considered one of the ten best long-distance trails in the world. Marked every 100 meters, the trail boasts accommodation facilities, but it is also possible to leave the path & make your way to nearby inlets & settlements. The route consists of 23 stages & although the number of kilometers between them may at times not seem like much, certain points along the way pose considerable difficulties.
But the reward for setting out on such a journey under the broiling Mediterranean sun is to see with your own eyes ancient Lycian cities like Sdyma, Pinara, Letoon, Xanthos, Patara, Apollonia, Simena, Aperlai, Myra, Limyra, Olympos & Phaselis. The route includes 19 of the 52 Lycian cities, while the list of natural beauties to see & visit is headed by Mts. Musa & Tahtali, the Kabak & Ceneviz (Genoese) Coves, Cape Gelidonya & its Lighthouse, Butterfly Valley, the Esen Cayi (River) & Kekova.
Those who prefer to pass through nature not on foot but on a river can also find alternative enjoyment by the Mediterranean. With its headwaters in the Taurus Mountains, the Koprucay (Bridge River) runs from Serik to the sea & along the way offers the chance for rafting from the second to the fifth degree of difficulty while treating the sportsperson to a lusty flow of water. Among the other enjoyable details are the ancient city of Selge & Koprulu (Bridge) Canyon National Park, both of which are to be seen along …Read more