I am just back from the most fantastic week of walking in Turkey along the Lycian Way. I am officially in love with this beautiful country! Turkey offers so much for a walking holiday - beautiful and dramatic scenery, fantastic food, and some of the warmest and friendliest people I have ever met. I have got to say that it ended up being a lot more adventurous than I expected with some climbing up rock faces and cows brains for lunch being involved!!! (however, not to worry this was just my uber-adventurous guide trying to test me which led to this, not a usual Lycian Way experience!) The Lycian Way offers so much variety as a walking holiday but my favourite things about it included the following;
Exploring ancient ruins from past civilisations including Patara, Myra and Xanthos - take a step back in time as you explore these fascinating parts of history
The people - the owners of the accommodation really go out their way to make you feel welcome. I even got the pleasure of a traditional fortune telling from my cup of coffee one night!
The delicious food - dolma, kofte (meatballs), baklava, and the amazing mezes which were sometimes a meal in themselves!
The opportunity to rest your feet at some of the most wonderfully relaxed beaches including Cirali, Olympos and Patara
We offer two walking holidays on the Lycian Way. The Lycian Way West takes in the section of the Lycian Way from Kayakoy to Gelemis whilst the Lycian Way East covers the section from Antalya to Ucagiz. Both offer fabulous coastal walking and are easily accessible from Dalaman and Antalya airports which are served by numerous flights from western Europe. The springtime is a really nice time to do this walk as the weather was just perfect (coming from Scotland, it was like the middle of Summer to me!) So if you are looking for a last minute retreat in the springtime then April and May should offer perfect walking weather in Turkey. I am desperate to get back to Turkey and do some more walking and already trying to con the hubby into another wee holiday there before the year is out! Here are a few more photos from my trip: