Lycia and Pamphylia, Lands of Wonders

Lycia and Pamphylia 7 Nights 8 Days

We will explore some of the biggest settlements of the region, including Xanthos and Letoon of the World Culture Heritage list of UNESCO in Lycia and Aspendos, Perge in Pamphylia while enjoying the beautiful nature of the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean.

Day 1
Antalya and Kaş. Arrival to Antalya Int. Airport. Transfer to the hotel in Kaş. Overnight in Kaş.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel. The first stops of the expedition are the magnificent ancient ruins of Tlos and Pinara. We will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we head to one of the most beautiful canyons of Turkey, the Saklıkent Canyon. In the afternoon we come back to Kaş. We have a few hours of free time in the Kaş city centre or at the hotel before we take our dinner at a fish restaurant to taste some fresh Mediterranean seafood. Overnight in Kaş.

Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel. We will visit two gorgeous ancient sites which are in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, Xanthos, most developed city of Lycia and Letoon, the cult center of Lycia. After these ancient cities we will go to the ancient city of Patara, the biggest port and commercial city of the Lycian League. Before our visit to the ancient city we will have lunch at a restaurant near Patara. Our next stop is the Patara beach by the ancient city, famous as the birth-giving place for the “carreta carreta” turtles. In the late afternoon, we will come back to Kaş and have dinner in Kaş. Overnight in Kaş.

Day 4
Breakfast at the hotel. We will visit Kekova, the sunken city and less known but a magnificent ancient site that used to be a pirate port, Aperlai. To explore these sites we will take a full day boat trip, so there will be numerous occasions to swim. Lunch will be taken during the boat trip. When we get off the boat in the afternoon, we will make a short visit to another interesting ancient settlement, Simena. Dinner will be at a fish restaurant in Kaş. We will be leaving Kaş next morning. Overnight in Kaş.

Day 5
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from our hotel in Kaş. We will drive to Demre to visit the ancient city of Myra and the Church of St. Nicholas, known as the “Wonder maker”, who had been the bishop of Myra. We will have lunch at a local restaurant near Demre. After lunch we will head north to the ancient city of Phaselis. There are 3 beaches by the ancient city where we can enjoy swimming in the Mediterranean.  We will drive to Antalya for dinner and to spend the night.

Day 6
Breakfast at the hotel. We will have a tour of Antalya’s Castle District, the old town where we will able to appreciate many historical monuments such as the “Hadrian’s Gate” and “Yivli Minare” (the fluted minaret) Mosque. Then we are going to visit the Antalya Museum where we will see the some of the best examples of the Lycian and Pamphylian sculpture works and the famous tombs. Overnight in Antalya

Day 7
Breakfast at the hotel. We will drive east to visit to magnificent Pamphylian ancient cities Side, Aspendos and Perge. Side is famous for the magnificent Apollo temple. Aspendos has the best preserved Roman Theatre in the world. Perge was the metropolis of the Pamphylian Region and the splendor of the city is still visible to naked eye. Lunch in Side. In the afternoon we will be back in Antalya and have dinner at an authentic Turkish restaurant in the Castle District. Overnight in Antalya.

Day 8
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Antalya Int. Airport

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