This 8 days walking program is in two different sections of the Carian Trail.
The tour starts in Selimiye on the Bozburun Peninsula, then follows some tracks on the Gulf of Gökova and ends in picturesque Dalyan.
- Diversity of trails
- Secluded coves and beaches
- Fresh seafood
- Cold rivers.
- Remains of historical sites and old roads.
- Nearby Greek islands
Stony and rocky underfoot. Take sturdy shoes and poles. Not much climbing involved.
Distances: 11- 18 km per day / Total 55 km
Elevation: 15 – 475 m
Comfortable small hotels, guesthouses and cabins with private bathroom facilities.
Day 1: Transfer (2,5 hrs) from Dalaman airport to a seaside hotel in Selimiye, apeaceful coastal village in a picturesque setting.
Overnight: Family – run guesthouse. Rooms in a big lush garden, near the beach.
Day 2: Bayır to Taşlıca
Morning transfer (15 mins) to Bayır village. Take a look at the 2500 years old mosque and drink a tea at the square near the monumental plane tree before you set off for a walk on a stony path with nice views to Taşlıca.
Walk: 18 km/ 7 hrs/ + 700m/- 700 m
( İsteric) Bahçeli- Taşlıca : 6 km /2- 3hrs/ + 185 m/ – 18 m
Overnight: Taşlıca, guesthouse with comfortable rooms (HB)
Day 3: Taşlıca- Kırk kuyular -Phoenix – Serçe liman.
Follow the stony track on the Loryma Peninusula to Phoenix or Foinix (in Greek)
a settlement dating from the Hellenistic period and once owned by Rhodes .
It was a large rural community scattered over a large territory. In the middle was a meeting place, the Acropolis on a hill. Among the remains are parts of a citadel- hellinistic fortifications- and a Byzanthine church. Take a rest at idyllic Serçe liman before the transfer to small, charming Bozburun facing Greek Simi (Sömbeki) island. Try the appetizers and fresh seafood in one of the harbour restaurants.
Walk: 11 km/ 3 -4 hrs/ + 112m /- 343m
Overnight: Bozburun (BB)
Day 4. Transfer to Akyaka.
Located North of Marmaris, Akyaka is a village at the head of the Gulf of Gökova.
The beach resort is surrounded by pine- and eucalyptus trees.
The cold Azmak river flows down through fields to the seafront. Here are a small beach and restaurants.
Wander around and explore the rocktombs and castle of İdyma, the name of Akyaka in antiquity or take a boat trip on the clear cold river.
Overnight: Akyayka: *** small hotel with garden on the river. (BB)
Day 5. Akyaka to Turnalı.
Hike on a mix of dirt roads and forest paths with some old remains and views on the coast.Take a dip in the sea, rent a kayak or enjoy the seaview with a cold drink after arrival at the charming seaside accommodation.
Walk: 14 km/ 6 hrs / + 350 m/ – 350 m
Overnight: Turnalı . Seaside bungalows (HB)
Day 6. Sarnıç to Turnalı.
Following a taxi transfer (20 mins ) the walk starts in Sarnıç.
Sarniç with its white-plastered houses and red roof tiles is a typical village for this region. Descend on an old caravan trail through forest and villages with views on Gökova.
Walk 12 km/4- 5 hrs/+ 150 m/- 800 m
Overnight: Turnalı. Seaside bungalows (HB)
Day 7. Transfer to Dalyan.
Morning transfer (1,5 hrs) to the guesthouse on the river in Dalyan.
Many things to do and to explore in Dalyan.
Take a classic river boattrip to İztuzu beach, one of the best beaches in Türkiye,
explore the Kaunos ruins or take a trip to the Loggerhead Turtle beach.
Walk to the Sultaniye thermal (mud) baths (11 km) if you still fancy a walk.
Overnight: Dalyan. Riverside guesthouse. (BB)
Day 8. Onward travel.
The walking tour ends with a transfer to Dalaman airport.( 30 mins)
7 nights Bed & Breakfast
3 x dinner
Transfers from and to Dalaman airport
Luggage and all other transfers.
Information pack and route descriptions.
Lunches & drinks.
- What else to do.
• Full day or ½ day boattrips in Selimiye, Bozburun, Akyaka, Dalyan
• 1,2,3 days or weekly cruises to Symi and other Greek islands
• Book some extra nights
Biking routes available.