Trekking in Lycian Way

Patara Village
March 3, 2016

In Patara, there are some parts of The Lycian Way. The way is a 509 km way-marked footpath around the coast of Lycia in southern Turkey, from Fethiye to Antalya.

According to the Sunday Times; the Lycian Way is one of the ten most beautiful long distance hikes of the world. It is a coastal walk and mild temperatures mean it can be walked throughout the winter months.

The seashore, village and mountain paths of the Lycian Trail, once linked the ancient cities of the Lycia people.This trail holds the secrets and mysteries of 3000 years of Lycian civilization (2500BC-600AD).


Experience a unique part of Turkey. Walk as the Lycians did, feel the richness of their history, touch the magic of their civilization, and see the wonderful natural beauty of the Lycian Trail where mountains caress the sea.

As you walk along the trail, you’ll see startling panoramic views, original cave dwellings, city remains (Lycian, Roman, and Byzantine), and fascinating rock-cut tombs (dating from 5th Century B. C. to the Roman period), and semi-nomadic villages.

The Lycian country is best traveled in the spring and autumn. Ancient roads and mountain paths make the journey easier, although it can be difficult, and in many places the magnificent view is a splendid reward for the challenging climb.