A Unique Walking Path: Lycian Way

lycian way Aug 28, 2020

Hello to everyone! Today I will tell the owner of the unique beauty of the Lycian Way in Turkey.

  1. Tlos Ancient City

In the Lycian Region, Tlos Ancient City is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Temporary List with its historical and natural riches. Girmeler Höyük Settlement and Tavabaşı Cave finds take the history of the people living in this region on an impressive time travel that goes back to 11 thousand years ago.

TLOS - Image Owner: Muğla Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism

2. Xanthos Ancient City

The ancient city of Xanthos, 45 km from Kas, 20 km from Kalkana, named Xanhtos because it was established on the shores of the Xanthos river and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, takes its guests on a journey in history with the stories told about the wars in the city as well as the historical ruins. While the traces of only one civilization can be seen in some ancient cities, it is possible to see all the cultural elements from the Roman, Archaic and Byzantine periods. This is the most important feature that distinguishes Xanthos from other ancient cities.

3. Letoon Ancient City

The ancient city of Letoon, the sacred center of Lycia and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is on the Lycian walking route route. Hundreds of tourists come from the surrounding tourism centers such as Kaş, Fethiye, Kalkan and Patara every day to explore this area. In the ancient city of Letoon, there are the ruins of a church-monastery complex, a fountain, entrance gate and holy road, a portico surrounding the sanctuary and a theater dating to the Hellenistic period, together with the temples of Leto, Apollo and Artemis.

Letoon Ancient City

4. Limanağzı

The stopover point for those who love diving, Limanağzı, is the diving location closest to Kaş. The Ottoman Shipwreck located here offers a diving opportunity at a depth of 23 meters. This place is also ideally located for night diving and the night view distance is also very high. After Limanağzı and the Ottoman Wreck, there is a C47 plane wreck. Therefore, it has become a frequent destination for those who love to dive.

5. Kayaköy

Kayaköy, also known as the Ghost Village, is considered by UNESCO as the Village of World Friendship and Peace. Kayaköy, whose story is quite interesting, is a historical residential area built on the slope of a hill. This village, which remained from the Greek period, was abandoned with the population exchange in 1923 and Turks started to live here. However, as the Turks could not get used to this place, migrations were made to different parts of the country and the village was left to its fate. Visited as a museum, this settlement contains 3500 residences, churches, chapels and art workshops that need to be discovered.

Kayaköy

6. Tomb of Amyntas

Tomb of Amyntas, which have a perfect view, are tombs formed in rocks suitable for carving. In the city, dating from the Lycian period BC. 4th century artifacts attract attention and these are tombs carved into natural rock that became the symbol of the city. Amintas, the most beautiful and most magnificent of the tombs, can be reached by many smooth steps. This tomb can be easily seen from the plain below, and the closer you get, the more admiration for its size.

7. Saklıkent National Park

Saklıkent National Park is one of the most popular touristic centers of our country, located in and around the canyon formed by Karaçay, the branch of Eşen Stream that draws the Antalya-Muğla province border. The steep and deep Saklıkent Canyon, which is formed in the easily eroded calcareous land, with the help of fault cracks, is 18 km in length and 200 meters in height, and the width at the narrowest point of the canyon decreases to 2 meters. The national park, which attracts many visitors during the summer months, is also an important recreation area of ​​the region.

Saklıkent

8. Yakapark

Yakapark is a corner of heaven that should be at the top of your list of places to visit. It is an ideal sightseeing point where you can rest your soul in the crowing of various types of birds and discover different flavors with the local flavors of the region. Within Yakapark; There are huge monumental trees and refreshing shades, stepped terraces, pools, water channels, hammocks lodges and pavilions.

Stay tuned for the continuation of the Lycian Way..