Antalya Trekking - Turkey Historical and Natural
All About The Antalya Trekking - Turkey Historical and Natural
Itinerary: 8 days
Day 1: Antalya
Arrival in Antalya and continue to the group hotel in the old Kaleici. Overnight at hotel.
Travel time: approx. 15/20 min .; Travel distance: about 15km (Antalya Airport - Kaleici Antalya)
1 night in Antalya at Hotel Aspen - (www.aspenhotel.com.tr) - or hotel same standards and same category
Day 2: Antalya - Fethiye - Kayaköy (Karmilassos) - The Bay of Oludeniz
After breakfast we leave Antalya and drive to Fethiye (about 4 hours). We begin our first tour of the old Greek village of Karmilassos, which was abandoned at the beginning of the last century in the framework of the exchange of peoples. After a short climb and a hike through coniferous forests we reach the famous turquoise lagoon of Oludeniz. We spend the night in Fethiye. (F / M / A)
Travel time: approx. 4 hours; Distance: about 215km (Antalya - Fethiye)
Total walking time: approx. 2/3 hours; Hiking trail: approx. 7km; Ascent: 120 m; Descent: 240m
3 nights in Fethiye at Hotel Harman - (www.harmanotel.com) - or hotel same standards and same category.
Day 3: Fethiye - Ovacik - Kozagac - Kirme - Faralya
After a short transfer we arrive at the starting point of our hike to the Ovacik village at the southern foot of Babadag Mountain. We follow the narrow hiking trail that leads us along the Babadag mountain and with a beautiful view over the Ölüdeniz Bay and its deep blue and turquoise water offers an indescribable panorama.
Through the hiking trail we reach the villages of Kozagac and Kirme, which are far from the mass tourism and have remained in their way the rural natural style. From Kirme we continue to Faralya where we are expected of our vehicle and drive back to Fethiye. (F / M / A)
Travel time: approx. 25 min .; Driving distance: approx. 20km (Fethiye - Ovacik / Faralya round trip))
Total walking time: approx. 4/5 hours; Hiking trail: approx. 10 km; Ascent: 495m; Descent: 85m.
Day 4: Faralya - Butterfly Valley - Kabak
From our guesthouse we start our today's hike. We follow the narrow hiking trail and after about 20 minutes. easy climbing on a level which gives us an unforgettable view over the Butterfly Valley. We follow the trail that leads us along the coast to different panorama points and which in its own way offers something very special for itself. Along the path, we arrive at Yuva Beach, where we have lunch and then have enough time to relax on the beach.
We spend the night in Fethiye. (F / M / A)
Travel time: approx. 20/30 min .; Driving distance: approx. 36km (Fethiye - Faralya / Kabak round trip)
Total walking time: approx. 4 hours; Hiking trail: approx. 8 km; Ascent: 30m; Descent: 145m
Day 5: Faralya - Esen - the ruins of Pinara (Acropolis of Xanthos)
We start our hike near the village of Esen and head out to the old Lycian town of Pinara. Pinara is an ancient city in Lycia and is located in the valley of Xanthos. In Hittite times, it was a center of the Lukka countries. Pinaras largest flowering began from the 6th century BC, So that it could assume a supporting role in the Lycian League. In the Byzantine period, it seemed to be an earthquake in the 9th century. The Acropolis is built between two steep sides, on the northern side you can see an extraordinary accumulation of ancient graves. The most famous grave is the so-called Harpyien pillar, a monolith of about 5 meters high (480 BC). In its upper part was a burial chamber, which could hold several urns and was adorned with reliefs. The representations reflect the beliefs of the Lycians that the souls of the dead are carried into the heavens by harpies (in Greek mythology, birds with a woman's head). Impressive are the rock tombs and the Acropolis, which are surprisingly well preserved. Afterwards we have lunch with a family in Minare and continue to Kas. (F / M / A)
Travel time: approx. 1 hour 30 min .; Driving distance: approx. 65km (Fethiye - Esen)
Approximate driving time: 1 hour; Driving distance: approx. 60km (Minare - Kas)
Total walking time: approx. 4 hours; Hiking trail: approx. 8 km; Ascent: 390m; Descent: 280m
1 night in Kas in the hotel Tashan - (www.hoteltashan.com) - or hotel same standards and the same category
Day 6: Boat trip to Kekova Island and the sunken city of Simena - Myra - Adrasan
The Kekova Island is a great place along the coastal landscape and because they are not easily accessible to its well preserved archaeological sites. A pleasant trip by boat is the best way to visit the ruins on the northern coast of Kekova Island. Due to earthquakes during the Byzantine period, some of the old houses are completely under water. By boat, we drive around the island, where you can still look up to 2 meters deep in the bluish light on the seabed.
Afterwards we go to the island and visit the Simena castle with a fabulous view. After returning to the mainland, we continue to Adrasan. On our way we visit the ancient city of Myra. Myra was already important in classical times and from the time of Hellenism one of the six largest cities of the Lycian League. Sights of the city are the Roman Theater and the Lycian rock tombs. (F / M / A)
Travel time: approx. 2 hours; Travel length: approx. 105km; (Kas - Adrasan via Ucagiz / Kekova)
1 night in Adrasan at Hotel Eldorado - (www.adrasaneldorado.com) - or hotel same standards and same category
Day 7: Adrasan - Gelidonia - Adrasan - Optional flames of the Chimera - Antalya
Almost always within sight of the sea is a fascinating wild coast to the Cape Gelidonia. The foothills of the Taurus break abruptly into the sea here. The landscape is dominated by rocky sections, which is to be overcome and ancient gnarled pine trees. From the lighthouse you have a beautiful view of the islands and bay. In the late afternoon we return to Adrasan. In the evening there is the possibility to go to Cirali and visit the flames of the Chimera. The fire is caused by gases emanating from cracks, crevices and smaller openings of a rocky slope. The composition can not be determined unequivocally - obviously, it changes just as much as the amount and exit points in the past centuries. According to tradition, the flames were still illuminated in the ancient world by the sea and helped sailors to orient themselves. From here we continue to Antalya. (F / M / A)
Total walking time: approx. 6 hours; Hiking trail: approx. 18km; Ascent / Descent: 500m
Travel time: approx. 2 hours; Travel length: approx. 95km; (Adrasan - Antalya)
1 night in Antalya at Hotel Aspen - (www.aspenhotel.com.tr) - or hotel same standards and same category.
Day 8: Antalya - return home
Transfer to Antalya Airport and return home.
Travel time: approx. 15/20 min .; Travel distance: about 15km (Kaleici Antalya - Antalya Airport)
The price includes:
German-speaking licensed culture travel guide
All transfers and transports to destinations detailed in the detailed program with private minibus (A / C) (buses depending on group size)
Accommodation in the hotel (HP) in the double room:
(Important note: HP dinner service available in hotels only until 21:00)
2 nights in Antalya at Hotel Aspen - (www.aspenhotel.com.tr)
Nights in Fethiye at Hotel Harman - (www.harmanotel.com)
1 night in Kas in the hotel Tashan - (www.hoteltashan.com)
1 night in Adrasan at Hotel Eldorado - (www.adrasaneldorado.com)
(Or hotels same standards and same category)
7 x breakfast, 6 x lunch, 7 x dinner
One-time transfers in Antalya (from / to the airport / hotel days 1/8)
MenaTur Sümela Manastırı - Trabzon
The price does not include:
- Travel insurance and travel cancellation
- In and outbound flights
- entrance fee for museums, historical places and visits of all kinds
- All meals not included in the program
- Soft and alcoholic drinks of all kinds, bottled water, tea & coffee
- Personal expenses of all kinds
- Optional activities of all kinds
- Extra transfers not included in the program of all types
- Extra & Single room nights
- Drinking charges