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Fantastic view of the sea and mountain landscape

Turkey's Aegean Coast

On the trail of antiquity along the Carian Way

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Walking
Fantastic view of the sea and mountain landscape

In the very southwest of Turkey, the Carian Way stretches along a fascinating coastal landscape with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, characterized by countless small and large peninsulas, picturesque bays and scattered islands. On your hikes, you will discover steep slopes covered in dense, lush greenery and gleaming white cliffs rising above the glittering sea. Get to know the region of Caria, named after the ancient Carian people, at your own pace and admire the historical relics along the way. During this multi-faceted hiking week, you will experience continuous contrasts between land and sea - impressive mountains offer magnificent views, while idyllic bays invite you to swim.

Itinerary at a glance

Treat yourself to a dip in the numerous bays or enjoy culinary delights in the enchanting coastal town of Selimiye. Take the opportunity to explore the historical relics of the ancient settlements of Hydas, Amos and Loryma.

Day
01
Arrival in Bozburun

After a short drive to an enchanting viewpoint above the village of Sögüt, your hike leads down to the charming fishing village of Sögüt. From there, you follow the idyllic stretch of coastline to the hamlet of Cumhuriyet and continue over a secluded pass to the historic Bozburun shipyard.

Today begins in the village of Selimiye. Here you can cool off in the refreshing waters of the sea as soon as you arrive or enjoy a coffee in one of the village's many cozy cafés. The hike then starts along the coast of Selimiye and leads in a semi-circle over a gentle hill to Bozburun, always accompanied by breathtaking views of the azure waters of the Aegean.

Your hike begins in the ancient Carian city of Phoenix, the remains of which are impressive despite their age. It is worth taking a look at the hilltop city to admire the masterful stonework of the Carians. You then hike to two viewpoints that offer breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding islands, including Rhodes and Symi in the distance. The hike finally ends in the charming village of Taslica.

In the morning, you will be taken to the farming village of Bahceli. From there, you gradually reach a saddle via a terraced high valley. A panoramic path that runs high above the coast opens up wide views over the deep blue Aegean Sea. After reaching the coastal town of Selimiye, you will be transferred to Akyaka, where you will spend the next three nights.

Starting from Akyaka, the hike stretches mainly through extensive, ancient forests along the coastal slopes. Along the way, there are always beautiful views of the picturesque bay of Gökova. After your hike, you will return to Akyaka via a transfer from a coastal restaurant.

At first, the trail leads from the village of Yenice into the dense, lush forest. Soon after, the route changes to narrower hiking trails, which give you the feeling of being completely in the untouched wilderness. Through the small village of Kuyucak, you briefly hike back into the forest via a paved section. The highlight of this hike is the pass shortly before the descent, where you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Gökova. Your hiking tour ends with a final descent down to Akyaka.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Route information

Walking

You hike between 4 and 6 hours a day on well-marked hiking trails, often with rocky or stony ground.

Prices & Dates

Category: beautiful 3*** hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 3 Dinners
  • 6 Lunch packages
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program

  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Digital travel documents (German, English)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Departure

  • Dalaman airport. Organized transfer to the start hotel. Transfer included in the price.
  • Please note that a valid passport is required for this trip.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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