• Duration: mid march/mid June – September/mid November
  • Location: Antalya
  • Price: based on 2 persons promotional price price €475 p.p €475

Incl: 6 nights breakfast and dinner.
2 nights bed and breakfast.
(luggage) transfers.
Lycian way guide book, map, foot notes, descriptions of alternative walks
Excl: return transfer from Üçağız to Antalya ( charged extra € 100)

Tour highlights
• The flames of the Chimaera
• The three major Archeological sites of Olympos, Myra, Simena
• Remote, unknown other Archeological sites
• Çıralı beach and loggerhead turtles
• Idyllic Kekova
• Charming old town of Antalya.
Grade: 00/ 000 Easy to Moderate
Rugged underfoot and some rocky sections around Üçağız.
Distances: 5-16 km per day/ Max. Total 57 km
Elevation: 10-450 m
Comfort: 000
Comfortable small hotel, bungalows near sea and beach, seaside pension, family run. Wonderful breakfast and dinner. Private bathroom facilities.

Itinerary
Day 1: Upon arrival at Antalya Airport you will be provided with a transfer ( 75 km) to your first accommodation close to the sea in Çıralı.(BB)

Overnight: Bungalows in orange groove near the sea.(HB)

Day 2: Çıralı to Ulupınar to Çıralı, circular walk.
From your base in Cirali you will walk to the Chimaera Mountains to admire the eternal flames left by the mythical Chimaera monster. A beautiful walk taking you through woodland and up along the Ulupinar river to Ulupinar village, where you can enjoy a fresh trout lunch, before you continue on back to Cirali, through more woodland and along a river canyon.

Walk: 16 km/ 6 hrs / 450 / – 450 m
or shorter, following a transfer to Ulupınar: 10 km/ 4 hrs
Overnight: Bungalows in orange groove near the sea.(HB)

Day 3: Loopwalk along the coast to Maden beach and Olympos.
Start the day with a morning walk past secluded beaches to Maden, once the site of a chrome mine
And end the day with a visit to the ruins of Olympos.
Alternative: take a boat to Maden and walk from Maden to Olympos

Walk: 12 km/ 4-5 hrs/ + 400/- 400m
0r shorter : ca 7 km.
Overnight : Bungalows in Çıralı (HB)

Day 4: Transfer to Ucagiz via ruins of Myra. Walk Üçağız to Simena
On your way to Üçağız you will stop in Myra for a visit to rocktombs and theatre ( excl entrance fees)
From the village of Ucagiz it is an hour’s walk to Kalekoy, the ancient name for Simena. You’ll walk past ancient Lycian tombs and through old olive groves. From the medieval castle at Simena, with its wide theatre carved into the rocks, there is a wonderful view of the sea. Return by boat ( excl ) or return the same way and explore the old Theimussa ruins in Üçağız.

Walk: Loopwalk:Üçağız to Simena to Üçağız : 10 km / 2-4 hrs/ + 80/- 80 m
Shorter alternative / 5 km/
Overnight: Seaside pension in Üçağız (HB)

Day 5: Ucagiz – Loopwalk Istlada to Üçağız
Following a short taxi transfer ( 15 mins) morning walk from Inişdibe to the remains of the unknown Istlada ruins and back to Üçağız where you could take a boattrip to
Kekova island, and Tersane with remains of an Antique shipyard.

Walk: 8 km/ 3- 4hrs / + 450/ – 450 m
Overnight: Seaside pension in Üçağız (HB)

Day 6: Ucagiz – Loopwalk Aperlae – Ucagiz
The fisherman Halil will collect you at your pension and ferry you to the jetty at Aperlae (ca 35 mins) Then follow the track to Aperlae, a remote ancient Lycian city destroyed by an earth quake in the second century BC. The remains of the city walls are fairly well preserved. After you explored Aperlae, and took a dip in the sea follow the track through woodland along the coastal cliffs back to Ucagiz. .

Walk: 11 km/ 3,5- 4,5 hrs / + 450/ – 450 m
Shorter alternative Jetty to Aperlai to jetty: 4 km/ 50 mins.
Overnight: Seaside pension in Üçağız (HB)

Day 7: Bus to Antalya
From Üçağız take the bus to Antalya,.You will be met at the busstation and transferred to your hotel in the old quarter of the city, Kaleici, a beautiful restored centre where you can easily spend a day exploring the narrow roads with old Ottoman houses or visit the Antalya museum .

Walk: Antalya old city walk/ 1,5 -2,5 hrs
Overnight: small boutique hotel, set in a lovely garden in the old city (BB)

Day 8:  Transfer to the airport ( 30 mins). Onward travel.

What else to do:
*Combine the Çıralı walks with
Blue cruise from Olympos to Fethiye or Ölüdeniz past Kekova island ( 3 days-2 nights)
or extend your holiday with a
• boattrip or Seakayak in Çıralı and Üçağız.
Extend your stay in Antalya with a daytrip to Termessos or
Perge and Aspendos.http://mithratravel.com/eng/?page_id=4509