Walking and Cruising the Lycian Shore
One lady who travelled on our Cruising the Lycian Shore was so enchanted with her short strolls along the Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long distance footpath, that she demanded a trip with more walking. So we created this tour which charts the same coast in Turkey, but visits different sites with the emphasis on more trekking. It has proved a tremendous success every year we have run it since it was devised in 2006.
Rated by The Sunday Times as one of the ten best walks in the world, the Lycian Way follows 500km of ancient trails and mule roads that linked the region before the coming of the car. We follow some of its very best stretches, averaging about 5-6 miles walking a day, with a beautiful gulet ever present offshore, providing elegant transport, dining and accommodation.
This is a dream trip for walkers and sailors alike, with fabulous swims and stunning archaeology thrown in for good measure. We’ll stroll along Roman roads, retrace the routes of 2,000 year old aqueducts, and follow in the footsteps of characters from Alexander the Great to modern day shepherds.
On foot we will be able to discover many of the truly remote archaeological sites, like Phellos ‘stony place’, a small town perched precariously on a pinnacle, or Apollonia, a wild ancient place, with a grand necropolis. More often than not we’ll be the only people exploring such ruins.
From footpaths by the coast, to goat tracks high up in the hills, this archaeological gulet cruise in Turkey is sure to be packed full of breathtaking panoramas.