The Lycian Way

Lycian Way

Lycia is the historical name of the Tekke Peninsula, on Turkey’s South-west coast. Mountains rise from the rocky coastline, providing beautiful views over the Mediterranean, pine trees mixed with carob give way to juniper and cedar trees at higher elevations. The Lycians were a democratic and warlike people, with a high standard of living for … Continue reading The Lycian Way

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Af Kule Monastery, Kayaköy

Af Kule monastery, from above

Translated as “Tower of Forgiveness”, Af kule is an ancient monastery, located in the village of Kayaköy. Clinging to the high cliffs over the sea, the site affords some really impressive views over the Gulf of Fethiye, as far away as Rhodes if the skies are clear. Legend has it that the monastery was built … Continue reading Af Kule Monastery, Kayaköy

A New Network of Hiking and Cycling Trails is Opening in Southwest Turkey

Dalyan Turtle Beach

Hikers and cyclists will soon have even more reason to make trips to Turkey, as a beautiful new network of trails is opening up in the southwest of the country. The ECO Trails are based around the towns of Köyceğiz, Ortaca and Dalaman in Muğla Province. The routes will effectively link up southwest Turkey’s existing … Continue reading A New Network of Hiking and Cycling Trails is Opening in Southwest Turkey