Transfer to our group hotel in Kas.
We start our holiday with a gentle warm-up day. The morning is spent on an orientation walk discovering Kas, then enjoy coastal views through the olive groves on the way out to Limanagzi beach, where a historic shipwreck was once excavated. At Limanagzi there will be time to relax or have a swim before we head back to Kas by another route, where you may see some rock tombs. If you prefer there is also the option to take a water taxi back to Kas.
Self-propelled by paddle, sea kayaking is the alternative way to explore the famous region of Kekova and Turkey's beautiful Turquoise Coast. Our guided tour departs from the small fishing port of Ucagiz (approx 45 min. transfer from Kas) to explore the island of Kekova and float over its sunken city. We disembark at the charming hillside village of Simena and stroll up to a superb fortress where we enjoy spectacular bird's eye views over the aquamarine blue bays, inlets and islands below. We have a late lunch and then transfer back to Kasin the mid afternoon. For those not wishing to go sea kayaking, a guided daywalk will also be on offer in the local area.
The walk starts in the village, taking us past an Ottoman cemetery, then trek over open terrain with spectacular views of the Kinik Valley and Patara Beach in the distance. The walk continues by following an ancient aqueduct, still in use to this day. Along the way we can fill our water bottles with water fresh from the mountains. We then climb up through pine forests, finishing the walk at the bottom of a small stony track where our minibus waits for us. A short drive to lunch at a local village, where you can sample Turkish Pide (Pizza) or fresh trout.
Today we travel inland to visit Arycanda, a city renowned in Lycian times for its love of pleasure and merrymaking as well as its tendency to be in constant debt. Arycanda is the most impressive of the Lycian cities and its setting is one of the most outstanding in all of southern Turkey. After visiting the site we take a short walk, to work up our appetite, before enjoying a delicious home-cooked lunch with one of the local families.
We start the day with a short transfer (approx. 40 mins) to Yesil Koy where we start our varied day's walk along the route of an old aqueduct, which, in ancient times, supplied the city of Patara. We finish at the impressive ruins of an ancient amphitheatre in the Patara National Park, and, time allowing, there is the option of going to the beach for a swim.
Today is free for relaxing and exploring Kas, a small charming coastal town with a pretty harbour. Although tourism has discovered Kas it has managed to retain much of its old charm. There are opportunities to walk to the ancient theatre on the peninsula as well as the nearby rock-cut tombs. For the more active, you can try your hand at diving or paragliding.
Those on the group flights will transfer to Dalaman, or Antalya, depending on the season, for their return flight to London.