Lycia is listed in the must-see destinations of National Geographicroot
Enjoy the endless blue of the Mediterranean, nature, serenity and a history dating back to 43 AD with hikes on the Lycian Way. The Lycian Way is among the 25 must-see destinations in the National Geographic Best Of World 2022 (*) list, and among the 10 longest trekking routes in the world according to various sources. It was opened in 1999 by marking and mapping the routes. The total length of the Lycian Way, where the Mediterranean landscape will accompany you throughout your walk, is 555 kilometers. The Lycian Way starts at Fethiye/Ovacık region of Muğla.
Since the winter months are quite mild in Muğla, where the Mediterranean climate prevails, it is possible to walk on the Lycian Way throughout the year. Many hiking lovers prefer the spring and autumn months to explore the Lycian Way. You should not forget that you can experience all four seasons during the course of the day.
The Lycian Way basically consists of 2 parts and a total of 20 different stages. Both sections feature exciting spots and generally include beaches, natural beauty and historical cities.
If you want to walk the entire Lycian Way, you will have a chance to explore more than 20 ancient cities such as Kalabantia, Sidyma, Pydnai, Letoon, Xanthos, Patara, Phellos, Antiphellos, Sebeda, Apollania, Aperlai, Teimussa, Simena, Sura, Andriake, Myra, Belos, Gagai, Melanippe, Olympos, and Phaselis.
The starting point of the Lycian Way is Fethiye, one of the most important and popular touristic destinations in Turkey. The most efficient and the fastest method to reach Fethiye is to fly to Dalaman Airport. It takes an average of 1 hour drive from Dalaman Airport to the starting point of the Lycian Way. There are many options to reach the region from Dalaman Airport, such as car rental, public transportation and taxi.