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Friday, December 3, 2010

Disguised turkey project

To make something else for the month of November we had a whole family homework.
The task: Take a tagboard Turkey and dress it to him safely to Thanksgiving!
Not only children need to disguise Turkey, they also had a paragraph about why this disguise was good for the leadership of Turkey to write safe in this dangerous time of year for turkeys! And they had to write a paragraph on Turkey view and in his voice. They made some great stories and our window looks good in November this year! 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Training for long distance walking

When training for 50 km to 100 mile range, the longest distance to train should not exceed the required 20 - 25 miles, you should perform at least twice in the two months before the event. Then plug in the month before the event on a 20-kilometer route. For shorter distances, such as for the multi-day hikes, followed by a marathon training plan for running performance buildings. But people build back-to-back long days up in training, so you can easily judge that arise from walking long distance walking on consecutive days.

You Do not Need Speed
Forget education for all faster than a 15-minute mile. You do not have speed but endurance and mental conditioning of walking for hours in a uniform pace.

Gear Up Up and Nutrition
All clothing, shoes, sun cream, wraps, etc. must be tested on your way more training days before the event. Now is the time to experiment, you try everything that is new or at the event itself. Proper sports nutrition is to prepare you for endurance events. As an endurance athlete, you should have a diet that the traditional blend of 70% carbohydrates, 20% protein and 10% fat stick. Avoid high-protein diet - they cause problems with drainage and kidneys are under strain endurance walking conditions.

Long distance walk groups

Currently there are 43 local LDWA groups in England, Wales and Scotland and the South, a member thereof is a great fun! In fact, without them would not exist LDWA. Currently there are no local groups for the rest of the northern parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man, if you live in one of these areas, and would like to start a local group there, please contact our local group secretary. Local groups host regular group walks, led by one of its experienced members long distance walking, often includes a pub or café stop for socializing. They vary in length from 15 to 25 miles, depending on the season and offer both a challenge and an opportunity to explore new areas while making new friends.

Some local groups also organize social gatherings such as dinner pub, quiz shows and local planning evenings - something to keep you out of mischief on the dark winter nights when you can not go on foot long distance walk. Some groups enjoy weekend or short holiday breaks down and share their common interest in walking and travel. Some venture far outside their local patch, including trains and boats and planes! Very important to organize groups Challenge events, where members of the trail design and help at the checkpoints on the day serving food and drinks and making sure all participants get round safely marshal, and are at the end of the day went. These are hard working but fun and rewarding.

As a member you are welcome to try any walk in the Group Walks program in long distance walking, whether you live locally in the field, but it helps if you "have to delete the walk leader know them in order that you expect.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Turkey's First Long Distance Walking Route

A guidebook on the Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance migration, its 10th Celebrates birthday in 2009...

A guidebook on the Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance migration, its 10th Celebrates birthday in 2009. There are detailed route descriptions and historical site, elevation profiles and a large removable card.

The Lycian Way, Turkey's first long-distance migration, is celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2009. This 500km coastal path is out of the darkness to international recognition, in "Time" magazine has risen presented and selected by the BBC as one of the world's 30 best hikes. As the route matures, the profile change of dedicated walkers ..This method offers a way to escape the package Turkey and a view of the land that lies beyond the reach of most tour operators.

Long distance walking

This Turkey's first long distance walking footpath will opening the spring, the Lycian Way. Stretching for 500 miles between Fethiye and Antalya offers this route about a month to walk (when you want it) by some of the most spectacular landscapes of Turkey. Lycia is a region in history and infused with a rugged charm all its own. The path can be taken by a variety of landscapes up to the shoulder Tahtali 5000ft mountain. The coastal area itself was the subject of concentrated development, and some resorts are full to saturation in the summer.

The way is not just appeared. It is the identification and mapping are the result of work by Kate Clow, a long time resident of Antalya and enthusiastic advocate of the joys of the Lycian Turkey. She has sponsors are convinced that contribute to the marking of the course and fought the good fight against the bureaucratic apparatus of the way to legitimize. I will quote a little of her bottom.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eftelya Daily boat tour from Öludeniz

So much beautiful coast of Turkey is only accessible by boat and the area around Ölüdeniz is no different. Islands, bays and ancient ruins await you and there are not many more beautiful to see them with the boat.

It can be a little difficult to get on the right boat. If your boat is too bad the food or drinks expensive and then the day can be ruined crowded. We want to help you avoid. The Eftelya and her crew will pick you up on the beach of Ölüdeniz (or perhaps in your hotel, see below), and take you on a miniature journey of discovery. On most days of the week the Eftelya runs like a day boat and gets hot from the beach. Once or twice a week, however, she runs courses for Activities Unlimited and the Leventa hotel. On these days the number of passengers is limited, and the captain takes you to places that ignore most of the day boats.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Olympos Ruins Turkey

Although we booked a direct bus service, we need to transfer to bus station in Antalya. The little van is fully stacked and then we wind through the mountains until they are deleted at the exit from the road to Olympus. Yet another van to take us to the last part. Finally, we make the hairpin down to the sea.

We arrive at Turkmen Tree houses, where we offered a good deal: a tree house with breakfast and dinner for 9 million lire (about 6 €) per person. The tree house is very simple, but it has a good mattress, so what do we want?

Today's Olympos is not much more than a single track to offer pensions with tree houses to backpackers. At the end of the alley is the entrance to the ruins. In the period around 1000 BC, Olympos was one of the six major Lycian cities. Lycia was mainly independent country in southern Turley. Although it had many Greek influences, it was never of the Greek or Roman Empire conquered the rest of Turkey.

Get to the beach, we passed the ruins. One ticket is valid for several days. The first time we go, we just have a quick look at the stone pile. It does not look like a big city to us seem to be. Only along the small river some walls are still standing. The river, once a waterway with a sea port, is not much more than a power to buy.

Later we take more time to explore the ruins. And from hiking in the woods, where we spend more and more. We identify a theater, bath house, a few temples, a house with a beautiful mosaic floor, an irrigation canal, an acropolis (city on a hill), necropolis (city of the dead), and a lot of unknown worldwide. We would like especially the fact that they all surrounded by forests, which makes it good to explore.

Dolmus Bus in Turkey

The Turkish dolmus is a minibus that serves the coastal region of Turkey. It does not look like the public buses in Western countries operate, so here's how to ride it.
At the lowest level of the Turkish transport system is the humble dolmus. This is a publicly-run network of minibuses that most of the coastal region of Turkey, covers and some of the populated inland. Since the routes often circle peninsulas it can be a cheap way to provide some of the most beautiful landscapes in Turkey has to carry. The routes in the Turkish coast, have particularly spectacular escape.

* The dolmus can be a daunting experience if you do not know how the system works. Do not be afraid to face in Turkish. You need to stop crying only when you want to quit ("İnecek var" or "Müsait bir yerde," which is polite) - no other communication is necessary.
* Please be aware that the dolmus will probably be very crowded, you may have to be fully in a huge vessel of strange people starve and close contact with the other from to try to target you go, have to . reach

Hittite Contributions

The Hittites may have been among the first irons to use as a precious metal in such things as thrones and ceremonial daggers work. There is no evidence that they know how to produce steel cheaply enough, and make it hard enough to use as weapons of war.

The most important contribution is the Hittites modern history. Hittite diplomatic tablets rather long preamble about negotiations that had gone before, and are part of the history of relations between Hatti and other nations.

Anatolia functioned as a bridge between the Greek world in the West with the great empires of the East. When migrating groups passed over this bridge, some of their people often remained and settled, as happened when the Hittites entered Anatolia. The Phrygians arrived in a similar manner, either in conjunction with or after the fall of the Hittite Empire. The newcomers easy to fit an existing cultural patterns, and the geography of the country led to the growth of a variety of small, local powers and petty chiefs.

Eftalya Family Village

There are two different Eftalya Family Village in Turkey. One of them is alles inclusive resort hotel its name "Eftalya Family Village" The other is family village in Antalya. Its not a hotel, its family village from 12 km to Konakli. If you want to more informatin try here. Thanks for the reading my blog i always updating (:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Storms in months of Lycian Ocean

We left Finike and sailed a few hours to an area called Kekova Roads. Anchoring in small little bays in clear water with nothing to do but enjoy the solitude, we reslish this time that we are cruising again. There's a little resturant ashore and we head in. In fact, there are actually two resturants. They compete for your business by waving you in from their dock. We chose the one that had the flags fluttering to indicate a cooling breeze. The weather is still very hot. We are greeted by the owner and his son. They take our line and help us secure the dinghy. We practice our Turkish with, "Merhaba" (hello). They laugh and we laugh....hmm, must not have gotten that quite right. They seat us in their gazabo at a table with a white tablecloth. Looking into the kitchen I see they are building a fire in the oven. We spend the next couple of hours relaxing with good food and drink. The breeze was soft and warm. Freebird sits in the distance suspended in the deep Mediterranean blue sea. Now this is more like what we signed up for. Source

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Water on Lycian Way

Hi again :) Villages have a source of clean water, with a spring and drinking or in the village mosque and school. There is much more public water sources on most routes - springs or wells. Reliable sources are marked on the maps (Lycian Way) or the GPS points (St Paul Trail) listed. You will pass at least one source per day. But you can have a bucket / tin can and string, to get water from wells.

During / after migration (June - end of October) you should also clean water with iodine or other tablets or by boiling. You may see insects in the water. Fill the bottle completely, leave them to the surface and fish, they get off the neck of the bottle. Mosquito larvae are just protein! Some wells and springs dry up from August in dry summers, is in the southwest section of the Lycian Way is the driest.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hellenistic Map

hellenistic map in lycian way

Monday, October 25, 2010

Antalya Travel

Antalya is for the most popular holiday resort of Turkey known. Located in the Mediterranean region, it is a cheap holiday destination that has excellent restaurants, designer shops and other major attractions. It attracts more tourists due to the fact that it is incomparable natural beauty in addition to tourist attraction that will be visited once in a lifetime.

Antalya is one of several beautiful cities of Turkey, which is when the Turkish Riviera because of its clear, blue lakes and long stretches of golden sand considered known. In fact, its exquisite beaches distributed miles away from the hotel. Here, summers are warm throughout. This also makes the oceans warm. The beach view is so spectacular that it is attractive enough to be captured in your camera. Families with young children and those who simply want to relax in the sun many beaches in Antalya that meet their needs. However, the beaches in Antalya is also ideal for enjoying a variety of outdoor water sports. Therefore, those who enjoy water sports like boating admire, can surf and much more.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weather for Antalya tiempo en turquia

You can learn weather for Antalya in this page. Please add your fav. Always updating weather system is F and C Some drizzle, heaviest during Thuesday morning, Warm (max 33°C on Wednesday morning, min 21°C on Frida evening), Wind be generally light

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lycian Way GPS and waypoints

We went for 9 days along the Lycian Way in May of this year from Ovacik and ends at Myra. Some bits we took a dolmus and some bits we walked sections in reverse order. Hike is from Ovacik to the book and map is not particularly easy. The markers are difficult to detect fairly regularly, some sections were changed due to new agricultural buildings, new roads of villages, landslides, etc. A section, we went in reverse was difficult as it is very difficult to read the thick descriptions in reverse. However, it is still feasible. By the way just about everyone we met Kate's book found less than easy to follow - in fact, too much description and not clear enough route guidance. The card is not large and contains errors. We used a GPS and found it very helpful.

The sections we did not stay out in Kalkan, which was very touristy. We saw very few hikers every day - maybe 1 or 2 days and a total of hikers with whom we do several days in the same met a few - about 6 / 8 people in total on a number of occasions. We did with a man and walked with him for about 3 days which was great especially since it one of the evenings that we were camping included - a longitudinal distance between villages.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lycian Way Signs

The Standard Directory of Lycian Way is half white, half red rectangle. There is no uniform distance between the marks along the route when the road start business, to turn and they have become more frequent, and is where the route as a straight line, turning into an easily visible path, then they become less frequent. They are usually painted on the rocks along the route, although you can spot something on utility poles, garden walls, or on the actual path itself.

Side ways lost the main path and usually very arrival in off-the-beaten-path locations (in the literal sense) - Brands Have similar to the standard rectangles replaced only know yellow.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Maps of Lycia

Information about the Lukka from Penn State

Lycia Locations with modern map

Hellenistic maps f the lycia maps are coming tomorrow :)

Lycian Way Ultra Marathon

Lycian Way Marathon, which goes to the first Ultra Marathon in Turkey will be is an international sports organization based upon high temptation. The 250 km long, up to 6 days (consisting now of six rounds, one round per day to run), and is almost half of the historic, 509-kilometer road Lycia, one of the main objectives of the ultra-marathon on the earth through the agency its characteristics.

LYM 2010’s enrollment fee is 1000 Euro (+300 Euro security deposit) per person. Team members pay the same price per person. For example, if a team of three people wish to enroll the fee is 3000 EU. The 300€ security deposit will be refunded to those who finish the marathon.

Conditions of Participation
•The Lycian Way Marathon is going to take place in a roughness environment, harboring many handicaps. The participants ought to carry both their necessary and obligatory equipments in their backpacks. The participants will be accommodated in tents in the main camping area, in which they are going to be able to reach medical services (to keep them healthy) and also hot water (helping them to cook easier). In the checkpoints, drinking water and medical care (in case of emergencies) are going to be available for them.

Route & Advices
•The marathon is going to be run on a section of the Lycian Way, between 220 and 250 kilometers. The whole Lycian Way is 509 kilometers long between Fethiye and Antalya. The actual details about the racecourse and the road-map will be given to the participants just before the race starts.
•The route contains acclivities and declivities between sea level and mountains, has 800 meters altitude,it has sandy, stony-rocky paths, dirt roads.
•Partially existing causeways,make running and even moving faster so hard.On such sections quick walking is recommended.
•The racecourse may cross over riverbeds. The depth of the water may differ from season to season.

Kate Clow Biography

Name: Kate Clow (Kardelen Karli)
Born: Hitchin, Herts, England, 1947.

I've always been crazy about old roads. I like to look at a landscape and imagine past travellers; who they were, where they were going, what they were trading. Turkey has so many thousands of years of history, practically every mountain has a well-used pass, practically every river a ford or a bridge. And in the forests or along the valley sides, there are still traces of the roads that linked them.
Education: English High Schools (to 1965). Technical computer training, then Open University Accounting and Marketing Diplomas (to 1988). Istanbul University International Management Diploma (to 1992).
Employment: Computer programmer, British Aerospace (to 1967);
Production and computer management, Unwins Printing Group (to 1974);
Computer manager for Bank of Boston subsidiary, London (to 1985);
Sales account executive (technical); worked on major government and private accounts, Wang Computers, London (to 1989);
Sales account executive (technical), World Bank contracts, Transcom (a Wang subsidiary), Istanbul and Ankara (to 1993). Source

Lycian Tour Complete kmz

To have seen and read about the walk as one of 10 large migrations of the world, I was expecting something else. Without doubt it has some high points, the ruins of Olympus, Kekova, and kayaking on the sunken city, and the coastal sections on foot were very good, but do not offer mountains of dramatic peaks, often seem a little boring, with the vegetation very shaggy in many parts. That is, it was not unpleasant, and the Turkish people were very friendly and hospitable, with hiking opportunities during the trip without a guide to the villages and cities allows us to more rural life in Turkey seen as expected. Not the classic Trek I expected, but still quite a pleasant journey.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Lycian Way Google Earth Trekking Flights

Spend a week enjoying a challenging hike following Turkey's long-distance coastal path. Walk inland to the summit of Mt limestone. Olympos, climbing to the summit at 2388 m for the great views, before returning to the coast for walks in the farming village Adrasan and along the cliffs and coves to Cape Gelidonya.
If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can use the KMZ file and watch the whole tour in full screen view

Lycian Way Google Earth

The Ultimate Lycian Way Maps in Google Earth & Google Maps. Share with friends!! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Lycian Way Maps

Hey there are new Liycan Way maps in there.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Lycian Way

The path starts right from the vicinity of Fethiye Olu Deniz, one of the most famous beaches in Turkey, but many people choose to abandoned their first evening in the ruins Kayakoy, a Greek village in the 20s and remain today a museum. From there walk on and around the headland for great views down to the beach - seen, as do the gliders.

Before reaching Faralya, you will pass on the hillside offers a glimpse into fiord-like Butterfly Valley, the breeding ground of the Leopard Butterfly. Kaback beach is an optional detour ... Then it's along the cliffs through the villages and Alinca Gey to the remote fortress Pydnai, whose ancient walls overlooking the beautiful golden sand dunes of Patara Beach. The ruins of Xanthos, the ancient Lycian capital is achieved through Kınık Akbelen and from there is a detour for Gelemiş village and the ruins of Patara. From these ruins of a Roman aqueduct, the route follows Delikkemer.

Kale, on some maps as Demre, lies near the ruins of Myra. Walking them is in the path of the Church of the Angel Gabriel in the hills above Myra, but as you get closer to the huge Roman theater is located behind the red rocks out interspersed Lycian tombs carved disclosed. Demre / Kale is also the city where Santa was born.

Pass Kutluca, Zeytin and Alakilise embraced mostly on the coast, which is a mixture of rocky and sandy bays to reach here, the highlight of the route - the literal: 1811 meters at İncegeriş T. Leaving Belus, is one of the most scenic stretches along an edge, top to Finike, then it indicates Kumluca Mavikenic and its view of pine restrict the sight of Cape Gelidonia and the famous lighthouse is flooded, until you're almost upon them and it is dramatically unveiled.

After the lighthouse on the road hugs the coast again, so precarious in some places you can peer into the hidden coves below, there it continues in the direction Adrasan and the Bay of Adrasan, which secured a 2 km long sandy beach of pines has. After the beach to break the line gets steeper up to position the flanks of Musa Dag (Moses Mountain), but the view of Mount Olympos, is worth the effort.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Lycian Way Hiking

My old lady knees are sore and tired! Today I hiked 10 kilometers of the 520 km Lycian Way long distance footpath from Fethiye to Antalya along the south Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It was one of the things that I definitely wanted to do while I was here and I’m delighted that I was able to do it.

10 kilometers of that up and down route, I figure, is equivalent to running a marathon! The jeep from Dragoman Tours, driven by a man whose broken-nosed profile reminded me of the now-deceased English actor Oliver Reed, drove the six of us up the road past Buyuk Cakil beach (which I had ridden up on my bike) and further up and up along a rocky red soil track (what we’d call in BC a logging road) into the hills of the Limon Agzi peninsula. We stopped briefly near the top to walk on the remains of the Silk Road, the ancient caravanserai route from China to Anatolia - wow. I could still see the old wide paving stones that would have originally paved the route. Finally we arrived at the hill village of Ufakdere where we received our ski pole walking sticks

The first downhill stretch was steep and rocky with lots of loose stones, winding down through fields of more stones and olive trees. One of our two guides, Kevser, stopped periodically to put a little pyramid of stones on top of path-side rocks, a marker to indicate to the village people that we were travelling through the area. Our first pit stop for snacks was made at sea-level on a wide field next to the ocean and a ruined seaside house. We watched goats frolic as we snacked. Leaving the beach, we began our upward ascent along the stony path through scrub brush, spiky yellow-flowered bushes, and tiny oak trees, pausing briefly to allow what looked to be a school group of hikers to pass by us. The path, marked by red and white stripes painted on the rocks, went up quite steeply and we had to keep a careful eye on the ground because of the loose stones and the possibility of falling. I really did not want to fall or twist my ankle out there in the middle of nowhere.

Our second rest stop was made at the summit and the third when we reached the opposite side of the peninsula and once again descended to sea level. The rocks along the coast here are all limestone and very pitted and eroded and a bit tricky to navigate in places. It was very, very windy and white capped surf was up on the ocean. We could see the island of Meis directly opposite us, glimmering on the mirrored surface of the ocean. (”Meis” means eye and “Kas” means eyebrow, the names linking these two geographically linked places). From there, another upward stretch took us through canyons of eroded rock and a pomegranate field; guide Alkan explained to us that nomadic people still live in this area and they move from seaside village to the mountains to farm, depending on the time of year. In earlier days pirates were a plague along this coast and people built their villages high in the mountains; later, when the Lycian people became more powerful on the sea, they returned to the coast and built villages ocean-side.

Originally written for Ms. Poiesis 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Eftalya - Daily Boat trips from Oludeniz

So much of Turkey's beautiful coastline is only accessible by boat and the region around Oludeniz is no different. Islands, bays and ancient ruins await you and there aren't many nicer ways to see them than by boat.

It can be a little difficult to get on the right boat trip. If your boat is too crowded, the food poor or drinks expensive then the day can be ruined. We'd like help you avoid that. The Eftelya and her crew will pick you up on the beach at Oludeniz (or maybe at your hotel, see below), and take you on a miniature voyage of discovery. Most days of the week the Eftelya runs as a day boat and picks up custom from the beach. Once or twice a week however she runs trips for Activities Unlimited and the Leventa hotel. On these days the number of passengers is limited and the captain takes you to places most day boats ignore. more information

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Highlights of the Lycian Way include

•Spectacular walks on the slopes of Baba Dagi, beneath the flight path of the paragliders.
• Stunning descent to Faralya, above the cliffs of Butterfly Valley.

•The 12km long beach at Patara.
•Spectacular views over the coast from above Kas and Kalkan.
•The castle, harbour and sunken ruins at Ucagiz.
•The church of the Angel Gabriel in the hills above Myra
•A fabulous ridge top walk to Finike.
•Staying at the lighthouse at Cape Gelidonia.
•Climbing Mount Olympos - 2388m.
•Splashing in the canyon at Goynuk.

•And the ruins of hidden Lycian cities, the friendliness of the villagers, the quaint old houses in deserted corners, the deep forests and white rocks, and the blue Mediterranean.

Get In

Both Fethiye and Antalya are well-connected to most cities in the country by inter-city buses. The nearest international airports are located at Dalaman for the western trailhead and at Antalya for eastern end.

It's fairly easy to get to western trailhead by minibuses (dolmuş, take those heading for Ölüdeniz, and get off just south of Ovacık/Hisarönü roundabout, at the large sign of 'Montana Resort Hotel') or even on foot from downtown Fethiye

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Legends 1

The name of the Ottoman period Megre Fethiye. Lycians the city Telmessos name vermişler.Kenti sun god Apollo, found that inanılıyor.Fethiye or formerly Telmessos Lycian an important prophecy merkezi.Kehanet from father to son last one ayrıcalık.Telmessos' lu oracles foretell will also rocks rise above the Mediterranean's blue waters alırlarmış.Belki inspired this ditty that is pretty much the legend of Fethiye.


Lycians that city, first established in a timely manner can seat as an city demiştik.Kenti bay over to where the sun god Apollo kurmuş.Likyalı god Apollo, Phoenician king Agenor, little girls love to olmuş.Çekingen and shy, this little girl's side to approach the cute little dog disguised Apollon.Bir entered a mortal human beings to God as if afraid to explain his love of Apollo. A dog is loyal to her as a young boy found çareyi.Kız had become accustomed to it and won the affection of her, they were married. Was a son of this marriage, named Apollo, also founded Telmessos koymuşlar.Kenti Telmessos son was given the name of the city.

ISLAND PRINCESS vessels of the

Kayaköy near Ship Cove in the past young girls tap their fabrics yıkarlarmış.Bu fabric washing time, the area's young daughter, an entertainment, a feast of nature taşırmış.Genç girls, sea, thrown fabrics in the sea playing with each other are, from one end held fabric to the island is extended, whom the fabric of the island's land in the first If you value it held before the murat miserable.

Long before the island's beauty, a legendary girl yaşarmış.Babası king, this girl's beauty of seeing the country's young men, now her lover olurlarmış.Aşkları unrequited remainder of this young life to the kıyarlarmış.Kral this situation so much trouble that eventually her daughter's ring appear yasaklamış.Denizi Loving father had built a beautiful princess from the sea will be reduced by a covered gallery, was floating.


A stormy day, a father and son in front of Yediburunlar ship was caught in raging water, storm.

Son knows were here because the Belcekız name in the region living with a girl sevdalıymış.Kayalara come near a cove can enter and storm escape would have told babasına.Baba the pile, and parts ways of here, the place is not steep rocks in claim dururmuş.Aralarında such a violent push-shoving began that his father full-time fund would pile up, threw his son into the sea with a steering oar strokes to have a look at that sea geçmiş.Bir round, flat, flat as a sheet is transformed into a bay.

Father aboard the bay sığınmış.Gemisi and loads freed but her son dead in the burnt tutuşmuş.Günlerce mourners have sea ağlamış.Gözyaşları, cries beads beaches bounces against the slopes sarmış.Belcekız beloved dead have heard and himself at sea as lover to recover dream was. Since then, his son died, where she died, where the Dead Sea and the dedicated Belcekız.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of the Sunday Times World's Ten Best Walks

The Lycian Way follows 500 km of ancient footpaths and mule roads that linked the villages of the Turquoise Coast before the coming of the car. Waymarked to Grande Randonnee standards, the Lycian Way is now open; this book is the official guide.

Lycia is the historical name of the Teke Peninsula, which is the bump on Turkey's Mediterranean coast between the cities of Fethiye and Antalya. It is the western termination of the Toros mountains, which curl in a double arc around the central Lycian plateau and dominate the south coast.

This book is a guide to Turkey's first waymarked long distance footpath, the Lycian Way. Using the route descriptions in the book and following the Grande Randonnee style red and white flashes you can walk safely and enjoyably around the Lycian coast.

Trekking in Turkey Video

Trekking in Turkey in the Antalya region. We started on April 11th in Göynuk and finished on April 17th in Finike. Highlights included Mt. Tahtali (AKA Mt. Olympos) and the lighthouse at Cape Gelidonia.

by Marosh Galovic
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Lycian Way Guide

Lycian Way Guide prepared by Garanti Bank, in 60. years event. This guide inviting the their nature and history buffs, of Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya to explore extending invites. "Fethiye and Antalya Lycian Way" book, the Lycian Way in the walk for those who wish, accommodation of the road condition, the necessary materials to water resources, the stage distance between the little travel tip wide range of information is located. In one of the most beautiful region of Turkey, to the depth of history books that appeal to those who want to travel, was sold for TL 15.

With the guarantee that the work of the Lycian Way, 50th The anniversary was celebrated in 1996, Turkey has held values in order to shed light on the "Four Light Tomorrow" project began with a contest.
Environment, education, sports and competitions, including industrial design issues, the environment in the first branch of the "Lycian Way from Fethiye to Antalya" project has won.

Guarantee, "the value it adds to the natural environment of the community and significantly increase permanent and" principle, the project was not only satisfied award. Important historical works on the Lycian Way, Turkey Antalya Culture and Natural Heritage Protection of the Ministry of Culture with the permission of the Board were reviewed.
Marking system was created in accordance with international standards. Warranty routing signs of the contributions is reviewed twice a year maintenance.


What the Press Said About Lycian Way

There are too many press about the Lycian Way in this site, some of them;

Daily Telegraph - August 2002, Anna Sutton
Sunday Times - March 2002, Jeremy Seal
Sunday Times - July 2000, Tim Salmon
Walking Abroad - Autumn 1999, Kate Clow
MeeTurkey - Summer 2002, Sevil Oren
On the Edge - Summer 2000, Alastair Lee
Boston Globe - Summer 2003, Lynn Levine
Op Pad - March 2004, Roel van den Eijnde
MeeTurkey - Spring 2004, Kate Clow

Sunday, August 8, 2010


You may consider bringing in:

Maps— Maps, usually available with some guidebooks, may be useful for spotting the water sources at least, but they are not absolute necessities to follow the trail as waymarks are sufficient to do that. Some maps, with varying degrees of detail, can also be found online for free.

Tent and camping gear— While you'll find some kind of accommodation (mostly family-run guesthouses) in some villages (usually separated from each other by a distance of average daily walk) along most of the route, there are some sections where wild camping is your only choice for two nights on a row. Even if you don't plan to hike such a section, camping is a great way to reduce your accommodation costs and having camping gear at hand gives much more freedom: Who wants to walk the further 5 km to the guesthouse you plan to overnight while you are totally exhausted and are standing against a gorgeous view? But this choice, of course, has a toll: The lighter the backpack, the happier you will be.

A torch— To have a torch or some other source of light is a must as no part of the trail, apart from those traversing the villages, is illimunated at night, and it quickly becomes a nightmare to follow the waymarks once the night sets.

A phrasebook— Bring in a Turkish phrasebook as the trail goes through really remote mountain hamlets and most villages along the route hardly sees any non-locals, let alone foreigners, other than the hikers - although sometimes only a few km (and a good deal of elevation) separates these remote villages from mass tourism.

Bottles and bottles of water— Hot and dry Mediterranean climate reigns the area, and you'll need lots of water. If it's summer, be ready to walk under the scorching sun for 3-4 hours straight without ever seeing a source of water in some sections of the trail.

Signs and waymarks

The standard waymark of Lycian Way is a half white, half red rectangle. There is no uniform distance between each marks along the route, when the trail start to twist and turn, they become more frequent and when the trail lies as a straight line, converting into an easily-visible path, then they become rarer. They are mostly painted on rocks along the route, though you can also spot some on utility poles, garden walls, or on the actual path itself.
Side paths straying from the main trail -and usually arriving in very off-the-beaten-path sites (in a literal sense!)- have marks similar to the standard rectangles, just yellow replaces white.

Other waymarks include a "turning" or an "S" rectangle (again half white, half red) with an arrow on, which mean there is a curve (or S-curves) coming ahead. They sometimes can be found immediately before the curve. A "red cross" is marked on "wrong" trails and roads, usually accompanied by the standard rectangle painted on the "correct" way.

Once every five or so years, a number of volunteers replenish the waymarks. However, in the meantime some local villagers, at their all good will, repaint the marks on some sections and this may cause the new marks shifting a few (hundred) metres on either side of the actual trail. However, this is not a very big problem as the "new" marks will join the "old" marks somewhere in some way, so you will not get lost even by following these "accidentally" painted marks.

Signs, easily-recognizable, distinctive yellow arrows with the header Fethiye'den Antalya'ya Likya Yolu, i.e. Lycian Way Fethiye to Antalya, are nowhere as frequent as the waymarks, but still can be seen, and indeed are useful, on most junctions (where for example trail separates from a main road) and at village exits. They name the next destination on it with the distance in kilometres. Note the distances on signs are approximate, so don't worry if you see the distance going up or down by 1 km on the next sign.


Investigated and then waymarked by Kate Clow, a Britishwoman living in Turkey, with the help of a number of volunteers and Turkish Ministry of Culture in early 2000s, Lycian Way connects a number of villages, mountain hamlets, Lycian and Roman sites on its route and ranges from 0 mt (sea level) to 1,800 mt summit of Mt Tahtalı (known by the name Olympos in ancient times) at elevation. It's not a single footpath that has been intact since times immemorial, rather it's a collection of ancient paths, mule and caravan trails, forest and backcountry roads. For many sites, it's the most convenient way to get to, and still many others let themselves to be enjoyed only by those taking the effort to hike the trail.

Although there are some hikers doing the whole trail in one go, most people prefer to do it in sections, and in fact some sections are more popular than others. Some short sections of the trail near the major towns can even be regarded as a day trip.

Once littered, it is very hard to clean the trail up, as it mostly lies on a remote and rugged territory. Therefore, following leave-no-trace guidelines is important. Also, think ahead carefully about what you will need and what you won't, as anything that is regarded as "trash" will need to be carried to the nearest garbage bin - a convenience even some of the mountain hamlets completely lack, let alone the trail itself.
April-May and October-November is reported to be best to hike the trail, as it's warm (but not infernally hot unlike in summer!) and not rainy (unlike winter) during these months

Lycian Way Marathon

Lycian Way Ultramarathon, which is going to be the first ultramarathon in Turkey, is an international organization, based on endurance.

The marathon is going to be run on a section of the Lycian Way, between 220 and 250 kilometers. The whole Lycian Way is 509 kilometers long between Fethiye and Antalya. The actual details about the racecourse and the road-map will be given to the participants just before the race starts.

Likya Road

Turkey has two long distance trekking routes: The Lycian Way –opened in 1999, and The St Paul Trail –opened in 2004.

Both trails are about 500km long. Kate Clow with Terry Richardson researched designed and implemented both trails. Many other volunteers, including Atil Ulas Cuce and Kerem Karaerkek, who own Middle Earth Travel, helped. Kate and Terry produced the guide books and maps to the two trails, assisted by George Zsiga, who drew the maps and Ueli Aellig and others who took GPS readings.

"Lycian Way" three-thousand-year old trade yolu.Garanti Bank in 1996, our country has values out to design competition regulations and British nationals, subsequently Snowdrop Snow called the British Kate Clow'un has to offer "Lycian Way" project, the first election road again today kazandırılmıştır.Kate Clow marked by "Lycian Way", Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, starting Pension Village, Butterfly Valley, pumpkin, dark Seven Burunlar.Sdyma Pýnara, Letoon, Xanthos ancient cities, fine sand of Patara, the first part tamamlar.Toplam length 509 kilometers, this road second part Antiphellos, Apollonia, Simena, Kekova, Myra, Limyra and centuries unquenchable fires Chimera, Olympos after in Antalya last bulmaktadır.Bu roads of international standards işaretlenmiştir.Üst top red and white signs that the correct route shows.

"Lycian Way", this way is called the tallest in Europe 4, dünyanında regarded as one of the most beautiful walking routes 10 ediliyor.Kimi coastline, sometimes when watching the 1800 meters in height.
Turkey's hidden paradise of the reserves as "Lycian Way" Today, domestic and foreign, nature and hiking enthusiasts incredible beauty sunmaktadır.Dağların, forests, beaches, pastures and through the history intimately July this difficult path and to nature and himself made a voyage of discovery as düşünebiliriz.Ayrıca "Lycian Way" will be held in a pleasant walk, a small mountain village on the road in the warm and friendly people, provides the opportunity to introduce the semi-nomadic life.

While you may not participate in your holiday to the Lycian day hike 3-5 miles of walking in the forest as well as going from a high of watching Ölüdeniz and the "Lycian Way" s of the relish.

Fethiye Transportation

Fethiye Transportation
Fethiye can be reached by the Izmir-Mugla highway as well as by the route of Antalya-Fethiye accompanied by an extraordinarily beautiful panorama.There is also a road Between Burdur and Fethiye.
For those preferring sea voyages,the Turkish Maritime Lines organize mediterranean tours and there are seabuses between Fethiye and Rhodes during the tourism season.

Transportation by air is possible from the Dalaman Airport (50 kms) and the Antalya Airport (210 kms).
How to Go?

By Road : Fethiye can be reached easily by road from all cities in Turkey. (

By Air: The nearest airports are Dalaman Airport (50 kms) and Bodrum Airport (2250 kms). Besides the flights of Turkish Airlines both in summer and winter, it is also possible to benefir from the flights from Europan cities during tourism season. Antalya Airport, at a distance of 3 hours from Fethiye, also provides transportation to Fethiye.

By Sea : Naturally sheltered Fethiye harbour is a resort place for all yatch owners. The ships belong to Turkish Maritime Lines also stop by Fethiye.

Transportation to Likya

Fethiye, Turkey's south-west in a popular tourist merkezidir.Turizmin well as agriculture and citrus fruits in terms highly developed be a center because of transportation facilities gelişmiştir.Ulaşım usually by road, is done only in Dalaman airport to town is 55 km away by air districts our Attached arrivals The number increased.

Transportation by road is also very kolaydır.Antalya Fethiye, Mugla and Burdur three road, pine trees, with a comfortable journey to be made between Fethiye allows visitors easy access.

All three directions the regular bus service Fethiye all other cities and the link sağlamaktadır.Hava transportation to the nearest airport 55 km away from Dalaman Havalimanıdır.Türk Airlines summer and winter pursued in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Antalya connected flights as well as the tourist season throughout Europe 's are doing a lot of flights to the city as well.

Sea routes with scheduled transportation is not. But in the summer in Greece Rhodes Island ferry düzenlenmektedir.Ayrıca during summer months the Fethiye-Kas, Fethiye and Marmaris, Fethiye and Bodrum aspects of the Blue Voyage tours and bay in the island trips are organized.

Likya Hotels, Staying in Likya

Fethiye, Mediterranean Sea embraces all the flavors together. Natural beauty and historical richness around the sightseeing that has so many places, it is not easy to visit for a few days. There is everything for a holiday. History, sun, culture, water sports, paragliding, scuba diving, historical sites, coves, cuisine and shopping ... Hidden City, Ölüdeniz, Kaya Village, Butterfly Valley, 12 Islands boat tour, Dalyan or alternative tours of the town, the chaos, pollution away, and light country Lycian cities Letoon, Tlos Cadianda, Xanthos, Pınara at yesterday today able to live. Of the Mediterranean city of turquoise pearl of Kalkan with us to relax, have fun on holiday and to live together in your hand. Another possible vacation...

 Hotel Flash

Klas Hotel
Ölüdeniz / FETHİYE

Useful Lycian Way Maps

History of the Lycian Way

Lycian, BC 3. In the second half and the 2nd millennium came to Anatolia has lived for millennia in the southern Anatolian region of Anatolia which is the oldest Indo-European peoples Luviler'in after the disintegration of a part that is said to have continued. Luwian Luwian language of the Hittites and the Hittite with the residents of the close relatives are taken into consideration as well Likyaca'nın Hittite connection is understood. Hittite language name Lukka Lycia.

Established the first known in history as a democratic union, but the names of the areas today known Lycian spread lies between Antalya and Fethiye, is the region called the Teke Peninsula. Geopolitical importance, its unique nature and the different cities, even though they have come together to create a common culture and share it and live there as long as they are to be had. You have left behind them they can survive up to now can be seen easily in the monitoring of work.

What is the Likya?

Likya Road is started at Fethiye and ended in Antalya (Turkey). It is a different walking road style for trekking. Likya Road was founded by Kate Clow in 1999. You can stay in road near the hotels or camping areas. The Likya Road was flavoured by volunteers and sponsors. You can visit the road in summer better.