Lycian Way

The Lycian Way is a marked trail which spans from Hisarönü (Ovacık), near Fethiye, to Geyikbayırı in Konyaaltı and is over 500km long.  It winds its way  around the coastline and takes in the majority of the ancient sites on the way.  It was conceived by Briton Kate Clow, who lives in Turkey and was opened in 1999 and takes its name from the ancient civilization, which once ruled the area.

If you are out in the countryside and you see the distict red and white stripes of the Grande Randonnee convention, this shows that you have found the trail, and together with yellow directional signs it is easy to follow.

The route takes its name from the Lycian people who lived in the prehistoric Late Bronze Age and built city-states along the Mediterranean coast such as Xanthos, Patara, Myra, Pinara, Tlos, Olympos and Phaselis and formed the Lycian League. 

The best times to walk some or all of the path is in the early spring or autumn as the weather is cooler.