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Hike the Lycian Way

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36674
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Fethiye, Turkey
  • Ends Kas, Turkey
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend an unforgettable week hiking along the Lycian Way, a path once used by ancient Greeks and Romans, joined by a local leader who will add historical context to your discoveries.
  • Admire the ancient wonders of Fethiye, from the Lycian city of Telmessos and the Greek rockhewn Tomb of Amyntas to the ruins of a 6000seat Roman theatre.
  • Unearth thousands of years of Turkey’s history and see how tradition lives on today during visits to Fethiye, Patara, Xanthos, Gey, Kayakoy and Kas.
  • Your hikes 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.
  • Finish your journey in style, catching a boat from the castletopped village of Simena to the coastal town of Kekova, crossing crystalclear waters, stopping for snorkelling and passing charming islands.
Starting in Fethiye and ending in Kas, the "Hike The Lycian Way" tour is a guided hiking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Gey, Simena, Kas and 3 other destinations in Turkey. "Hike The Lycian Way" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Greeks and Romans as you spent eight days hiking Turkey’s celebrated Lycian Way trail. Join a local leader to discover the beauty of the Turquoise Coast, strewn with historical riches and ruins. Explore rock-hewn Lycian tombs in Fethiye, admire the clear waters of Oludeniz’s Blue Lagoon, laze on Turkey’s longest sand beach at Patara and finish in the picture-perfect coastal town of Kas. Dig into the past and uncover the legacy of bygone civilisations, and delight in a country where tradition is alive and kicking.
  • Day 1: Fethiye
  • Day 2: Hike the Lycian Way - Fethiye to Faralya
  • Day 3: Hike the Lycian Way - Faralya to Gey Village
  • Day 4: Hike the Lycian Way - Gey Village to Patara
  • Day 5: Patara
  • Day 6: Hike the Lycian Way - Patara to Kas
  • Day 7: Hike the Lycian Way – Aperlai to Simena
  • Day 8: Kas
  • Hotel/Guesthouse (7 nights)
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Private Vehicle , Boat
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Amyntas Tomb
  • Kas - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Simena to Kekova boat & snorkeling trip
  • Any international flights to Fethiye and from Kas are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Hike the Lycian Way tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Hike the Lycian Way tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 November 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Hike the Lycian Way tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Hike the Lycian Way tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is a hiking trip with daily hikes of up to 20 kilometres/8 hours per day on rocky ground, steep terrain, and (in the summer months) hot weather. You need to be in a very good physical shape to complete all hikes in expected time.
  • On day 4, the group will stay in a local guesthouse in a small village. The accommodation is comfortable but basic with shared bathroom facilities. This is the great way to experience Turkish hospitality and get to know local life in a village.
  • Where possible, we have tried to plan the hiking in the mornings but please prepare for hot weather in the summer 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.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
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