The 540-kilometer Lycian Way, or Likya Yolu in Turkish, runs along the Lycian shoreline from Fethiye in the west to southwest of Antalya. The height of the Lycian Way, which runs from sea level to the peak of Mt. Tahtal, also known as Olympos in ancient times, is 1,800 meters. It links a variety of towns, mountain hamlets, Lycian, and Roman monuments along its course.
Lycian Way is a fantastic, though occasionally strenuous, way to experience authentic Mediterranean Turkey far from crowded beaches, opulent resorts, and luxury palm trees.
Although some hikers complete the entire path at once, most choose to do it in segments, and some segments are actually more popular than others. Even brief trail segments close to the larger towns might be considered day trips.
It is not one continuous walk that has existed from the beginning of time but rather a network of old highways, mule and caravan trails, and woodland paths. It's the easiest method to access many locations and still allow access to only those who are willing to make an effort to climb the way.
It is said that April through May and October through November are the best times to climb the path since the weather is pleasant (not scorching hot as in the summer!) and dry (not wet like in the winter).
OvacIk, Fethiye Turkey