Walk the highlights of the Lycian Way

8 Days | Walk, swim, explore and marvel at the beauty of the Turkish coastline

4.7 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
EUR €1,492
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Imagine a magical place where ancient ruins crumble between lush greenery, rocky cliffs tower out of the Mediterranean Sea and quaint towns sit above the southern coastline – this is Lycia, and your chance to explore it all. Spend an unforgettable week walking along the Lycian Way – a path once used by ancient Greeks and Romans – joined by a local leader who will add historical context to all your discoveries. You’ll reach ancient cities like Olympos, Aperlai and Sidyma by foot – your journey through the wilderness, making the ancient ruins that much sweeter to explore. You’ll get your blood pumping and ignite your passion for the outdoors but still enjoy time to rest and rejuvenate between hikes. Think afternoon boat tours on the Mediterranean, cultural activities, traditional meals and sunsets by the water to make sure you're balancing work and play. If you can call scenic hikes to incredible locations work, that is.

Trip overview

Map of Walk The Highlights Of The Lycian Way including Turkey
Antalya, Turkey
Fethiye, Turkey
Walking & trekking
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend an unforgettable week walking along the Lycian Way – a path once used by ancient Greeks and Romans – joined by a local leader adding historical context to your discoveries.
  • Unearth thousands of years of Turkey’s history and see how tradition lives on today during visits to Fethiye, Phaselis, Olympos, Adrasan and Aperlai.
  • Your walks will be complimented by a truly spectacular backdrop – the Turquoise Coast. Named for its vibrant waters, you’ll have plenty of chances to marvel at stunning beaches and dazzling coastline.
  • Visit Cirali Bay – home of sea turtles, legendary flames and Lycian ruins. This is a place where history and nature meet!
  • Hike to the ancient ruins of Olympos – one of the major cities of the Lycian union, this important city served as both a centre for trade and a pirate stronghold for many centuries.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, CYDD (Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği). Donations help them provide scholarships and educational programs for economically disadvantaged youth in Turkey.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a walking trip with daily hikes of up to 15 km or 7 hours per day on rocky ground, steep terrain and possible hot weather. You need to be in a moderate physical shape to complete all hikes in expected time.
  • Where possible, we have tried to plan the walking in the mornings but please prepare for potential hot weather, even in Spring and Autumn months.
  • You will need to pack good walking shoes, a hat, some sunscreen and a daypack.
  • We strongly recommend bringing pair of walking poles. Please note, these cannot be obtained locally. Additionally, don’t forget a jacket and swimming gear.


Map of Walk The Highlights Of The Lycian Way including Turkey



7 breakfasts, 1 dinner


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Hotel/Guesthouse (7 nights)

  • Yanartaş eternal flames guided walk
  • Çamburnu to Olympos guided walk
  • Olympos ancient city walk
  • Cirali beach walk
  • Olympos to Adrasan guided hike
  • Gelidonya Lighthouse
  • Museum of Lycian Civilizations guided visit
  • Alinca to Kabak guided walk
  • Delikkemer Roman aqueduct visit
  • Archaeological site
Add on activities
  • Antalya - Phaselis Ancient City - EUR10
  • Alacasu to Phaselis guided walk - Free
  • Antalya - Olympos Ancient City - EUR10
  • Ancient city of Myra visit - EUR13
  • Myra - St. Nicholas Museum - EUR17
  • Mugla - Kayaköy Archaeological Site - EUR3
  • Mugla - Amyntas Tomb - EUR3

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Important notes

1. Welcome Meeting starts at 6pm on Day 1. On last day, you will reach Fethiye in early afternoon. If you are flying out on this day, please make sure your flight departure is after 4pm.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Your main luggage/bag will be transferred for you to the next destination while you are hiking.
4. Many included hikes would see us reaching the ancient or archaeological sites but note the entrance to the sites is not included in the price of the trip. There will be time for you to visit those sites at your own cost if you wish so.
5. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Turkey before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - http://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts

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4.7 out of 5 based on 25 reviews submitted.
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Norbert · Traveled May 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip: hiking, swimming, history and lots of seafood. Onur was very engaged and approachable. Personally, group tours can be a bit exhausting for me being on the go, but there's no other way to accomplish such a unique itinerary. Highly recommend!
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Mark · Traveled May 2024
Say the beautiful Lycian Coast in wonderful Turkey. Appreciate it's antiquity and it's people. Enjoy the forests and seaside beauty of the Mediterranean. Eat drink and be merry with a like minded crew. You won't regret a decision to visit the "Lycian Way".
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Iveta · Traveled May 2024
We had a fantastic time on the Walk the Highlights of the Lycian Way trip! The hikes were not too challenging, only the hot weather in the beginning made them a little bit more difficult. Nevertheless, the overall selection of trails was great, offering breathtaking sea views, serene walks through pine forests, visits to awe-inspiring ruins, and enriching insights into the history of both ancient and modern Turkey. The program was perfectly paced with hiking during the day and swimming at the beach before dinner. We also had free time if we want to do something else like kayaking. We stayed in the most adorable little villages on the coast in small family run guesthouses and ate at local restaurant the most delicious fresh food! In summary, this trip far exceeded my expectations! I am certain that we saw a side of Turkey that we would have never seen had we travelled independently. We also got to meet great people – our group was small, so we got to know each other a little bit and learn about different cultures. Our deepest gratitude is reserved for Onur, our group leader, who was the just the best! His organization was excellent - we were always on time everywhere, everything working according to the plan. He explained to us so much about the history with passion and a great sense of humor that it was just a pleasure to listen to his stories. Overall, he went out of his way to make sure everyone had the best time during the trip! We had an incredible time, and we owe a great deal of it to him. Thank you, Onur, for everything!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Fozia · Traveled April 2024
This was a fantastic trip. If you go on regular hikes and walks this will be perfect for you. A good mix of hikes at different levels. Fantastic food and accommodation and the world’s best guide! Ask for Serra. She was incredible in all areas and made the trip what it was.
Review submitted 04 May 2024

Frank · Traveled April 2024
We had a great hike through history. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable and to be honest made the trip even better. Being able to swim in the Sea after the walk each day was also good
Review submitted 18 Jun 2024
Walk the highlights of the Lycian Way
EUR €1,492