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Lycian Way 2019

Lycian Way 2019

Whats’s been happening this Year on The Lycian Way? So far this year we have enjoyed meeting walkers from all over the world. More hikers than ever are enjoying the beautiful Lycian Way route. We have welcomed guests to our guesthouse Meyveli Ev from The UK, Spain, Canada, USA, Australia, Germany & Ireland.  The weather is less hot than last year so far which is good news for those hiking. It seems that the numbers are also more than last…

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Finding your way on The Lycian Way route

Finding your way on The Lycian Way route

Why we recommend Lycian Way GPS Finding your way, Lycian Way GPS solves your challenges. Many of our guests have not been to Turkey before. Some also have not enjoyed a hiking holiday like The Lycian Way before. We get a wide range of questions about hiking in Turkey. Probably the most popular questions we get regularly asked at Lycian Way Holidays are: ‘How easy is it to navigate The Lycian Way route?’ Or ‘Will we get lost hiking The…

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Walking The Lycian Way

Walking The Lycian Way

Sidyma & Letoon Continuing our journey Walking The Lycian Way we look at two historic sites. Sidyma and Letoon are both on The Lycian Way route. They are impressive ancient sites though neither get many visitors. Sidyma is located on the slopes of Mount Cragus on the edge of the Xanthos Valley. In history, Sidyma was mentioned in the 1st century BC by the Greek scholar, Polyhistor.  The current ruins were discovered by Charles Fellows in the mid-19th Century. Many…

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Hiking on The Lycian Way

Hiking on The Lycian Way

Ancient Sites Pydnai and Xanthos In this blog Hiking on The Lycian Way, we look at two ancient sites; Pydnai and Xanthos. We hope to provide some insight for hikers enjoying The Lycian Way. Pydnai was a small naval and military base fortress. In antiquity it guarded the estuary at the west end of Patara Beach.  The marshy area around it was once a bay and was probably a deep water harbour.  It is made of well-preserved polygonal masonry which…

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On the Lycian Way

On the Lycian Way

Delikemer Aquaduct and Patara Ruins. In this blog we are looking at two important historic sites on The Lycian Way; Delikemer Aquaduct and Patara Ruins. A water source near Islamlar approx. 20kms from the port of Patara helped meet the cities water needs. At Delikemer, an aquaduct still exists where water was syphoned in stone blocks. The aquaduct crosses a valley and remains an engineering marvel. Patara was once one of the most important towns of ancient Lycia. Once a…

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Lycian Rock Tombs

Lycian Rock Tombs

Hiking on The Lycian Way Route The Lycian Way route is named after the ancient Lycia region and it’s people. As a result, many relics of the Lycian people remain visible today. When hiking on The Lycian Way route you will see many of these ancient sites and remains. In this blog we will look at the most common remains. These are The Lycian rock tombs and sarcophagi on The Lycian Way route. They Date from the 4th Century BC….

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