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Lycian Way- East

DAY 1:
Arrival at Antalya, transfer to the hotel, accommodation and dinner.

DAY 2: TERMESSOS - ANTALYA
First visit Termessos, which is one of the most important and the best preserved archaeological sites in south Turkey and the only town that Alexander the Great never managed to conquer. It is a Psidian city built at a height of 1040 meters in the Taurus Mountains. Termessos constitutes an unusual synthesis of a large number of rare plants and animal species, which are under protection in the Termessos National Park. Some travelers have compared the walk here to Macchu Picchu. Back in Antalya we will get to explore some of the cities sites of interest, like the gate of Hadrian and the fluted minaret (easy, 5 km; +100m -100 m; 3-3,5 h).

DAY 3: GOYNUK VALLEY
Drive to the summer village Göynük. It’s an interesting route, the landscape is changing very often, great valleys and wonderful views down to the seaside of Olympos Mountain (moderate to challenging, 12 km; +650m -400 m +300m; 6 h). Drive by bus to Cirali.

DAY 4: TEKIROVA - MADEN CIRALI
After breakfast we will drive to Tekirova, to start the hike. The trail goes along the coast to Cirali (easy to moderate, 12 km, +200 -200m, 4-5 h). During the entire hike, we will enloy the maritime air and the views of the breathtaking coves. Finally we will be walking through the ruins of Olympos.

DAY 5: CIRALI ULUPINAR
We start the hike directly from Cirali to the Chimera, where the eternal flames are stil burning. The further ascend will bring us to other fire pits, which only a few people get to see. At this hight, one can get an enormous view down to the gulf of Cirali. Afterwards we will descend to Ulupinar, which is famous for its trout farms. (moderate, 10 km, +350 -200m., 4-5 h).

DAY 6: CIRALI - MOSES MOUNTAIN ADRASAN
After having walked four days, we surely are ready for the challenging parts. Todays destination goes from Cirali to Adrasan. Via route, we will pass by the Moses Mountain and reach a hight of app. 720m over sea level. On our way, we can admire the ruins of Phoinikus and the spectacular Tahtali Mountain’s Peak. At the end of todays hike, we will reach the beautiful Adrasan Beach which is surrounded by the mountains. (challenging, 20 km,+700 -700m, 8-9 h ).

DAY 7: ADRASAN KARAOZ
Adrasan via Kizil Sirt (450m) to Gelidonia Lighthouse (200m).We start and walk gently rising slope untill we come to a pass. After that the path is parallel to the sea with great views of islands. Then we descent to the lighthouse where time seems to stand still. We transfer back to Antalya .Today we are crowning the lycian way with a hike to the Light Tower of Gelidonia (challenging 15 km, +400 -300m, 6-7 h). Starting the day by Adrasan, we will ascend to the Light Tower of Gelidonia, which became the classical Picture of the Lycian Way. At the end of the hike, we will be picked up to be transfered to Antalya. Overnight Antalya.

DAY 8:
Transfer to airport and fly home.

The price includes
* International flights
* Taxes and service charges for the flights
* Transfers mentioned in the itinerary
* All transportation by airconditioned vehicle
* Professional English speaking guide
* Welcomecocktail
* All entrance fees
* 7 nights accommodation with breakfast & dinner
* 6 lunch packages


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