The heat and dehydration are the main risks on the Lycian Way, ensure you have at least two, preferably three litres of water per person per day, wear light and loose fitting clothing and a suitable sun hat. Factor 30 sun cream is recommended, particularly from May until the end of August.
There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible. Where it isn’t, walk on the right-hand side of the road in the direction of oncoming traffic.
Some of the ground can be uneven, with rocky/pebbly paths. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously when needed.
Much of the path is on clifftops and there has been some erosion, for this reason, the path is sometimes unclear, be careful of the drop and of loose rocks and edges to the cliffs.
Tips and hints
Food and Drink
There are no food and drink stops en route, so bring a packed lunch.
Points of Interest
Ancient Lycian ruins, 2000 years old, sit crumbling atop a mountain, The path winds through the monolithic sarcophagi. You will find an almost intact mosaic floor of truly exquisite quality.
After the ruins, you walk along a long ridge, the sweeping views to left and right are truly exceptional. You have the coast to your left, and farms, shepherds, goats and pine forest to your right.
Sturdy boots for uneven ground
A sun hat
Water purifying tablets in case of emergency