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More Than Just a Trail: The Land of Light
Hikes and swimming in the Land of Light
Opportunity to understand the “yörük” (nomad) culture
Walks on historical paths
Seeing the ancient civilizations up close
No rush, giving you enough time to experience everything to the full
Only at Başka Rota
Day 1 – Antalya – Çıralı
We will meet at Antalya Airport at 11 AM. You will need to get a suitable flight for this meeting time. After meeting our vehicle in Antalya we will start driving to Çıralı. We will take a break for shopping en route and make a short visit to the ancient city of Phaselis. After giving sufficient information on the surroundings and the tour we will end our day at Çıralı where we will be staying for 2 nights. We will do our first walk towards the seaside.
Day 2 – Çıralı – Chimaera – Çamlıburun – Olympos
We will depart from our guesthouse after breakfast and from Çıralı we will walk up to Chimaera known in Turkish as Yanartaş – ‘burning stone’. After our visit we will head back to Çıralı and walk along the beach to get to our restaurant where we will have lunch. We do not have to tell you that you will have the chance to swim from this beautiful beach. After lunch we will carry on walking to Olympos and take another hike to a hidden area called Çamlıburun. We will use the same path back to Olympos and visit the ancient ruins of Olympos before reaching our guesthouse.
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Driving time: 30 minutes
Day 3 – Adrasan – Musa Mountain – Olympos – Kaş
Our first walk of the day is on one of the most breathtaking trails of the Lycian Way crossing the Musa Mountain and reaching the Olympos beach. We will first drive to Adrasan and enter the trail from there. We may be able to climb to Kız Kalesi (Maiden’s Castle) to see the Adrasan beach from above. Our trail is 16 km and involves many steep up and downhills but the views are magical and make it all worth it. Today we will have a packed lunch. At the end of our walk we will enjoy a beer and chips on the Çıralı beach. After 3 days in Olympos we are now ready to head towards Kaş just before sunset. We will be staying at Limanağzı – reachable only by boat.
Walking time. 5,5 hours
Driving time: 2,5 hours
Boat ride: 20 minutes
Day 4 – Fakdere – Limanağzı – Kaş
After breakfast we will take a boat ride back to Kaş town center and drive to Fakdere where we will start our hike of the day. Our hike is on a 7 km trail and will take approximately 3 hours, ending at Limanağzı where our hotel is located. Back at our hotel we will have time to swim. Those who want to can have lunch at the hotel and spend the day on the beach. Others can take the boat to Kaş for lunch and do walks there. Today will be planned by our guide on the spot.
Walking time: 3-5 hours
Driving time: 15 minutes
Boat ride: 20 minutes
Day 5 – Kaş – Boğaziçi Village – Alınca Neighborhood – Kabak
After breakfast we take the boat once again from Limanağzı to Kaş town center. Our day consists of many separate parts. Our first hike is a 4 km walk to the impressive Delikkemer (ancient aquaduct). Our second destination will be Patara where we will get the chance to swim from this magnificent beach. After a swimming break we will drive for 30 minutes to the village of Gey for lunch. Next we will start our second hike of the day. The first 4 km portion of the hike is on a path which brings us down to the main road. 2 km of this trail is on an asphalt road so we prefer to use our vehicle on this portion and we will drive up the Alınca neighborhood looking at the Cennet Cove. At Alınca we will start walking on the trail again. The trail is completely downhill all the way to Kabak Cove accompanied by beautiful views. Our hike from Alınca to Kabak is approximately 7 km. In total we will have walked 12 km today. You will have time to swim at Kabak in the afternoon if weather permits.
Walking time: 5 hours
Driving time: 1,5 hours
Day 6 – Kabak Cove – Faralya Village – Kayaköy
After breakfast we will give our luggage to the vehicle that will carry them for us. We will enjoy Kabak Cove in the morning and have lunch there as well. After lunch we will start walking towards the village of Kabak. This is a 45 minute trail but it is completely uphill. From here we will carry on up and down to Faralya. Our hike today will be a total of 9 km. After a rest we will drive to Kayaköy Art Camp where we will spend the night. You are going to love this place. Its name is Art Camp but it actually is not a camp with tents at all. We will all be staying in fun rooms, each of them designed differently.
Walking time: 3-4 hours
Driving time: 30 minutes
Day 7 – Last Day – Kayaköy – Ölüdeniz
After breakfast we will take a comfortable walk from Kayaköy to Ölüdeniz accompanied by beautiful views. It is impossible not to get emotional while walking through Kayaköy. We will hike up through this ghost town until we see the sea. And then we will start hiking down overlooking the beautiful beach of Ölüdeniz. Our last swimming break will be here at Ölüdeniz. After a lunch break we will be transferred to Dalaman Airport.
Walking time: 2,5 hours
Driving time: 2 hours
This tour can be classified as Alternative Tourism within international standards (Ecotourism). It cannot be carried out with big groups of 40-50 people in large busses. The maximum capacity of the tour is 13 people.
You will see that everyone from the driver to the waiters at restaurants will greet us with smiling faces and they all do their job vey willingly.
On nature tours all activities will be carried out unless there is a natural disaster and all guests should bring the required gear.
This tour is suitable to everyone who has experience in hiking and who can endure difficult paths with many up and downhills.
You will generally have time to rest and swim in the afternoons before sunset. We do not rush around everywhere hiking every corner.
Unfortunately the Mountain and Nature guides are not given the required documentation to guide in ancient sites so we will be hiring a cultural guide at entrances of these sites.
Your guide will always be giving you interesting information that is not written in the program so we advise you to keep your eyes and ears open at all times.
Day 1 and 2: Olympos Sheriff Guesthouse. We will stay in bungalows with bathrooms
Day 3 and 4: Limanağzı Delos Beach Hotel. There are two different types of bungalows – wooden or stone.
Day 5: Turan Hill Lounge. The first guesthouse of Kabak Cove.
Day 6: Kayaköy Sanat Kampı (Art Camp). All wooden and stone houses have bathrooms.
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