Created in 1999 by English/Turkish trekker extraordinaire Kate Clow, the Lycian Way stretches 540Km along the ancient and mysterious country known as
Lycia, the 'Land of Light'.
Being the oldest of the now many Culture Routes of Turkey, the Lycian Way is the easiest to access from abroad, has both budget and boutique accommodation options a day's walk apart, and is well marked, with paint and signposts.
Apart from the summer months, walking can be done at all times of year, April is bursting with endemic floral life, while October's warm sea and and stunning sunsets are tempting.
The tombs of the ancient Lycians, standing like sentinels, silently mark your progress along the paths walked by the Lycians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Turks.
“Paul from Amber travel organized a 3 week trekking vacation for my friend and I. He organized for the transport of our luggage when we changed our minds at the last minute about carrying our backpacks everyday. He has a knack for paying attention to details, always picking the best place to stay at each spot in our specified price range. He cares abut the environment is knowledgeable about the history and culture of Turkey and extremely patient and considerate. He truly made our trip completely carefree and enjoyable with his personalized arrangements for us including places to eat, packed lunches etc, everything was taken care off for us, all we had to worry about everyday was enjoying our walk. It was a trip of a life-time. I would highly recommend Amber travel for any kind of trip to Turkey..” Petra K
Petra Koza Taylor
A trekker and his Daughter on an Amber Travel Tour
Adrasan bay viewed from the Lycian way route to Gelidonya Lighthouse.
One of the lityle islands on the eastern Lycian Way near Gelidonya lighthouse
A pasture on Mt Moses between Olympos and Adrasan
The lighthouse that guards the islands off Cape Gelidonya between Adrasan and Melanippe.
One of the rarest species in the world with only 400 examples surviving.
You can see Oludeniz and St. Nicholas Island in the first hour of trekking the Lycian Way
In april the wildflowers are fantastic. This is between Faralya and Kabak
Mosaic in the basilica behind the lagoon of Oludeniz.