What really distinguishes this walk is its intimate, almost careless, relationship with history. Lycia, in particular, enjoyed a period of ascendancy and unique culture before falling into the hands of Alexander the Great's successors and then the Romans. Later, Arabs, Crusaders and Genoese established themselves.
Traces of all these hands are visible still, and nowhere more so than along this path, their romance and charm enhanced by the old stones lying naturally among the scrub and goat pastures. Tombs jut out of mule tilled fields, sections of columns are stacked in the hedges.
It begins near Olu Deniz and ends just shy of Antalya, taking in choice mountain landscapes and seascapes en route, with many optional marked detours to points of interest, typically Roman or Byzantine ruins not found in any conventional guidebook.
The Lycian Way follows 500km of ancient footpaths and mule roads that linked the villages of the Turquoise Coast hefore the coming of the car.
Waymarked to Grande Randonnee standards, the Lycian Way is now open; this book is the official Guide.
Pages.: 144Dimensions: 13,5 cm x 23,5 cmLanguage: English
St Paul Trail follows 500km of ancient roads, migration routes and village paths that linked the villages of the Toros Mountains before the coming of the car. Waymarked to Grande Randonnée standards,
the 5t Paul Trail is now open; this book is the official guide.
Pages.: 192Dimensions: 13,5 cm x 23,5 cmLanguage: English