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Ovacik to Faralya

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  • Enjoy some delicious mint tea overlooking the butterfly valley
    / Enjoy some delicious mint tea overlooking the butterfly valley
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You join the Lycian Way near Ovacik, and the walk takes you through stunningly beautiful coastal scenery and then below the Baba Dag Mountain to Kirme, and finally on to Faralya. 
Distance 13.6 km
5:00 h
605 m
656 m
790 m
291 m

After a short transfer (15m) to Ovacik, the official start point of the Lycian Way, begin your walk to the Faralya in its spectacular location at the top of the Butterfly Valley.

An ascent over the western end of the Baba Dag mountain range will take you to the traditional village of Kirme with terraced rice fields, where locals harvest olives  and keep goats and cattle. From here, continue down a deep valley to Faralya.

Enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal at your hotel whilst admiring a beautiful sunset over the valley is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of your trip.

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Laura Paterson
Update: October 02, 2018
Highest point
790 m
Lowest point
291 m

Safety information

You walk through pine forest and will quite likely be walking fairly close to beehives – the production of pine honey is a mainstay of the economy here. Bees usually ignore humans and will leave you alone, but be careful if the hive owners are smoking the hives to collect the honey. It is unlikely this will happen but if you do see it, keep your distance and walk as swiftly as possible past the area (even taking a detour off the path/track if necessary).


Ovacik (341 m)
36.561215, 29.137762
36°33'40.4"N 29°08'15.9"E
35S 691310 4048324



Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.


all notes on protected areas


36.561215, 29.137762
36°33'40.4"N 29°08'15.9"E
35S 691310 4048324
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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13.6 km
5:00 h
605 m
656 m
Highest point
790 m
Lowest point
291 m


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