Discovery of Lycia by Trekking

 

 

Discovery of Lycia By Trekking

 

Day 1 : Dalaman - Gocek
 

Meet the group at the Dalaman airport and transfer to Fethiye port (1 hr) where we will board to our yacht and spend 7 nights in yacht. The yacht is comfortable for sailing with its double cabins with shower and toilets. Overnight on board

Day 2 : Iztuzu beach (Caunos and Dalyan) - Semizce

In the morning, we leave for Iztuzu beach, fine white shelving sands make it ideal for sunbathing and swimming. Sailing to Dalyan, with a long, golden, sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature-conservation area, and a refuge for sea turtles (caretta caretta) and blue crabs. At a bend in the river, high on the cliff face above the fascinating ancient harbour-city of Caunos, magnificent tombs were carved into the rock. The extensive ruins include a huge Roman Bath, Persian City walks, a Carian fortress, a Greek theatre and a Byzantine basilica. We sail to Semizce. Overnight on board.

Day 3 : Semizce Cleopatra - Tersane

In the morning, we sail, this idyllic cruise means sailing with the winds, into coves and over the seas and becoming one with nature. It is also an experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea rather than from the land, a journey which carries you to the private beach of Cleopatra. Continue to the sailing to Tersane Island, stand Byzantine ruins, including those of the ancient shipyards. Overnight on board

Day4 : Fethiye Kayakoy


Today we sail to Fethiye, 2400 years ago, Fethiye (FET-hee-yeh) was the prominent town of Telmessos, but earthquakes have left only a few Lycian stone sarcophagi from the old town, along with the dramatic Tomb of Amyntas carved into the sheer rock cliff high above the town. Today it is truly paradise for those who want to sail through history. The resort town of Fethiye has an important marina and overlooks a beautiful bay strewn with islands. We go on the sailing to Kayakoy, the largest Greek ghost town in Asia Minor. After the foundation of Turkish republic, the governments of Turkey and Greece chanced the population. Turkish government sent the Greek people to Selanic and took the Turkish population to Kayakoy from Selanic. And then we arrive to Oludeniz, its beach takes its eerie name from the secluded lagoon at the beach's western end. Overnight on board

Day 5 : Gemiler - Kalkan - Simena (Sunken City) - Kekova

Today our first stop will be Kalkan. Kalkan, an attractive village built into the steep seacliff. Kalkan is an ideal base for the yatch for suppling their needs. After 2 hrs sailing, reaching to Firnaz bay. After the breakfast we will visit Kalkan harbour. Aftenoon our  journey will go on to Kekoka, Gokkaya bay. The 'three mouths' of Ucagiz are the two openings east and west of Kekova island and the channel to the village itself. As trade between the Lycians and the other Hellenistic Greeks increased so did piracy and many harbors and ports were fortified in the same way that Kekova is. Inside the castle is a theatre cut from the rock. It has no stage. Its seven rows of seats could hold about 300 people, an indication of Simena?s small size. We anchor today to Gokkaya island. Overnight on boat.

Day 6 : Kekova Island - Visit Myria

In the morning we will visit Demre , the archaeological site of ancient Myra is two kilometres away from modern Demre. The origins of this city date back to the fifth century B.C. The Lycians were an unified race, sharing coinage, a common language and script not dissimilar to Jndo-European though Greek had replaced this language by the fourth century. The Church of St. Nicholas was built in the third century A.D. It was later enlarged and embellished  with the contributions made by pilgrims who came in ever increasing numbers, became a basilica. After the visit Demre, we walk from Kapakli bay to simena casstle. Simena, whose harbour is dotted with ancient sarcophagi (tombs) and whose houses cling to a hillside beneath a medieval castle. Hiking up to the castle we find within its walls a tiny ancient theatre, carved from the solid rock, a wonderful place to sit and soak up the beautiful surroundings. Only the way to reach this village is by boat. İn winter times the children are carried by boat for their schools to other town. Opportunity for swimming. Overnight on board in Kekova.

Day 7 : Kas- Fethiye

In the morning after breakfast we visit the bays of Kekova then sailing to Kas (2 hrs), the ruins of Antiphellos are spread around the town of Kas which lies at the neck of a small peninsula in the Mediterranean. We will walk to Theathre in Limanagzi (1 hr walk). Afternoon we will sail Fethiye. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8 : Fethiye

End of the service in Fethiye