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 stops for refreshments, make sure you bring what you need. The Lighthouse Hotel has a lunchtime al a carte menu.
Points of Interest
The visible ruins are not very well preserved and the site remains largely unexcavated. Interestingly, some of the remains such as boulders with inscriptions have been used as building materials for the village houses. Some of the sarcophagi and impressive monumental tombs are hidden amongst apple and pomegranate orchards. Other examples of remains include a crumbling theatre, bath, temple and church many of which are from the Roman and Lycian age.
The Lighthouse Hotel Views
This hotel is exquisite, and the view from the restaurant and the swimming pool is probably one of the best hotel views in the world!
Sturdy boots for uneven ground
A sun hat
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.