Turkey: Kas to Dalyan, with walks


Turkish Coast: KAS TO DALYAN

by Michael Bussmann, Gabriele Tröger, Brian and Eileen Anderson, Dean Livesley

The only guidebook worth taking to the Turquoise Coast, and the only accurate map we’ve found of the area. Highly recommended. (LE, Amazon)

We bought this guide book as it was the only one with walks in it; we ended up not hiking but this was by far the best guide book we used for planning our holiday in Fethiye, and the only one we took with us. Highly recomended. (POL, Amazon)

Ideal guide for a holiday combining walking and visiting archeological sites on the Lycian Turkish Coast. We would not have been able to plan our own walking holiday without this guide. It was also useful for visiting the beautiful historical sites in this area and for finding accommodation as we travelled along the coast. (AC, Amazon)

The ideal guide book for day walks and car touring along the Turkish Coast. We spent two weeks exploring this beautiful region, and managed to cover quite a good part of this Lycian coast thanks to this book. (BC, Amazon)

Used this guide extensively on our recent trip to Kalkan. While we did not walk much, we found the information and maps on the walks very useful. A must-have for a trip to this area. (Eddie, Amazon)

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Turkey KasThis guidebook — the only general guide in English to cover this part of the Turkish Coast in detail — is an ideal companion for motorists who want to tour Lycia by car, as well as those planning a holiday walking in Turkey. The book combines the best features of our ‘Landscapes‘ walking and car touring guides with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but it is pocket size and in full colour. Coverage includes getting there and getting about; recommended accommodation, campsites and restaurants (all with prices); practicalities A-Z; history; 15 main walks with many variations, all with large-scale topo maps; fold-out area map; large-scale town plans showing locations of all sights, hotels and restaurants; plans of historical sites; and many ‘feature’ panels.

The whole Lycian Peninsula takes in a very large area; this guide concentrates on the region between Kas and Dalyan. There are two other books in the trilogy — one covering the area east of Kas to Antalya and Alanya, the other exploring the Gulf of Gokova to the west and focussing on the Marmaris and Bodrum peninsulas.

All the authors have been visiting Turkey for many years, writing general and walking guides. Dean Livesley was one of the original developers of the famous Lycian Way, Turkey’s first long-distance footpath, and a key feature of this book is coverage of the Lycian Way as day walks, with full transport details.

Area covered: From Demre and Simena east of Kas to Lake Koycegiz in the west. Popular places to stay are Kas, Kalkan, Fethiye and Dalyan; other highlights include Patara and Ölüdeniz.

Many correspondents tell us their knowledge of the geography of Turkey is very limited and want to know which resorts are covered in each of our guides. Here is a simple map showing the locations of the principal towns within the three regions covered by our Turkish Coast titles.

map of Turkey

To check if a specific resort is included in one of the books, check the book’s contents or index on Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’. If you are unsure of the locations of smaller resorts in relation to the areas covered in our guide books, please refer to the maps appearing in tour operators’ brochures.

The best months for walking in Turkey or walking the Lycian Way are April, May, September and October.

Where to stay

For ease of access to bus services, stay in or near one of the towns shown on the map below. If you are hiring a car, choose any resort near the main coastal road.

map of Turkey

Edition/contents etc

184 pages + touring map
Town plans: Kas, Kalkan, Fethiye, Dalyan
Site plans: Patara, Xanthos, Pinara, Tlos
16 walks, each illustrated with large-scale (1:50,000) topo maps
3rd ed, 2012; ISBN 978-1-85691-400-0; UK retail price £14.99 / USA retail price $19.99

Table of contents:

IMPORTANT: Place names in Turkey often contain characters with accents, which are not included in western European fonts. Accented characters such as these often appear incorrectly when viewed on the web and if used may be replaced by unrecognizable symbols when viewed on a different computer. Accented characters in the place names shown here have therefore been replaced by characters without accents. However, in the book, the appropriate font has been used to ensure that all place names appear with the correct accents.

Preface 5

Publisher’s note 8

Turkey in facts and figures 10

Introduction 12

When to go 12

Getting to the area 12
By air 12
By car, train 13
Getting around the area 14
By car or motorcycle 14
By bus 16
By Fez Bus, dolmus 17
By taxi, train, ferry, chartered boat; ‘Blue cruises’ 19
By organised tour, bicycle, hitchhiking 20
Walking 21
Accommodation 24
Food and drink 27
Practicalities A-Z 33
Ancient sites – the most important terms, Beaches 33
Books for background reading, Chemists, Children, Climate and weather, Consulates/embassies 34
Crime, Currency 35
Dress, Electricity, Festivals and holidays 36
Flora and fauna 37
Gays and lesbians, Import and export regulations 38
Information about Turkey, Inoculations, Internet access, Invitations 39
Islam 40
Maps (large-scale), Medical care, Music and belly dance 44
Newspapers and magazines 45
Opening times, Police, Post offices, Prices, Shopping and bargaining 46
Sites and museums 48
Sport and leisure 49
Telephone 50
Time, Toilets 51
Travel documents, Turkish 52
Women 55

History 56

1 KAS 63
Town plan 66-67
Day trip to the Greek island of Kastellorizo 71
Walk 1: Kastellorizo 73
Walk 2: Kas · Bayindir · Liman Agzi · Kas 76
Walk 3: Kas – Liman Agzi loop 80
Walk 4: Bozkaya 82
Walk 5: Sinekci · Semsi · Nisa · Sutlegen 85
Walk 6: Kas· Cukurbag · Phellos · Derekoy ·Felen Bridge 88
Walk 7: Dirgenler – Dereagzi loop 92

Demre (Kale), with Myra and Andriake 95
Kekova and Simena 96
Walk 8: Davazlar junction · Hoyran · Kapakli · Cayagzi 98
Walk 9: Ucagiz · Burc Castle · Gokkaya loop 101
Walk 10: Kilincli · Apollonia · Aperlae 1053

Town plan 1114

Patara (with site plan) 118
Walk 11: Yesilkoy · Delikkemer Aqueduct · Patara 121

Xanthos (with site plan) 125
Letoon 128
Sidyma 129
Pinara (with site plan) 130
Saklikent Gorge 131
Walk 12: Arsakoy to the Saklikent Gorge 133
Tlos (with site plan) 136
Gebeler 138

South of Oludeniz 143
Kayakoyu 145
Gemiler Bay 147
Walk 13: From Kayakoyu to Oludeniz 148
Walk 14: Ovacik · Faralya · Kabak 150
Walk 15: Kabak – Alinca loop 153

Town plan 158-9
Kadyanda, Oineanda 166
Walk 16: Oineanda 167

Bay of Katranci, Gocek 169
Dalaman Airport 171
Osmaniye, Ortaca 172

Town plan 176
Sights around Dalyan 178
Koycegiz 179
Sights around Koycegiz 181
Bay of Ekincik 182

Index 183
Fold-out area map inside back cover

Guidebook index

IMPORTANT: Place names in Turkey often contain characters with accents, which are not included in western European fonts. Accented characters such as these often appear incorrectly when viewed on the web and if used may be replaced by unrecognizable symbols when viewed on a different computer. Accented characters in the place names shown here have therefore been replaced by characters without accents. However, in the book, the appropriate font has been used to ensure that all place names appear with the correct accents.

Alinca 153, 154
Andriake 95, 98,100
Antiphellos (see Kas)
Aperlae 105, 107
Apollonia 105, 106
Arsada (site) 134, 135
Arsakoy 133, 135

Bayindir 76, 77, 78-79 Bogazcik 78-79, 105
Bozkaya (mountain) 82. 83, 84-85
Burc Castle 101, 103
Butterfly Valley (near Oludeniz) 5, 143

Cam Dag (mountain) 78-79
Caunos 178
Cayagzi 98, 100
Cukurbag 88, 89, 90

Dalaman Airport 171-172
Dalyan 6, 8, 173-179, 174
Davazlar 93, 98
Delikkemer Aqueduct 121, 123
Demre (Kale) 92, 93, 94
Dereagzi 92, 93, 94, 94
Derekoy 88, 89, 91
Dirgenler 92, 93, 94

Ekincik, Bay 182
Esen Cayi 120, 121, 125

Faralya 143, 150, 151, 152
Felen Bridge 88, 89, 91
Felen Dag 89, 90
Fethiye 41, 50, 148, 155-166, 156, 163

Gebeler 125,138
Gelemis (see Patara) 123
Gemiler Bay 147, 148, 149
Gemiler Island (Gemiler Adasi) 147, 148, 149, 161
Gocek 169, 170, 171
Gokkaya 101, 102, 104
Gokkaya Bay 98
Gombe 113
Gursu 82, 84-85

Hisaronu (Hisaronu Koy) 148
Hoyran 98, 99

Incealiler 167, 168

Kabak (town, bay, beach) 144, 150, 152, 153, 154
Kadyanda (site) 166
Kale (see Demre)
Kale Koy (Simena) 101
Kalkan 27, 108, 109
Kapakli 98, 100. 102
Kaputas (bay, beach) 7, 113
Kas 47, 63-71, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 88, 89
Kastellorizo (Greek island) 20
Katranci, Bay 7,161,169
Kayakoyu 145, 148, 149
Kekova 8, 95, 96, 106, 107
Kelebek Vadisi (see Butterfly Valley)
Kidrak Bay 143
Kilincli 105, 106
Koycegiz 179, 180, 181
Kumluova Plaji 118
Kuruova Beli (pass) 82, 84-85

Letoon 7, 125, 128, 129
Liman Agzi 76, 78-79, 80, 81

Myra 92, 93, 95

Nisa 84-85, 87

Oineanda (site) 166, 167, 168
Oludeniz 5, 7, 139, 141, 148, 149, 161
Ortaca 172
Osmaniye 172
Ovacik 148, 159, 152

Patara (Gelemis) 7, 33, 114, 115, 120, 121, 123
Phellos 88, 89, 90
Pinara (site) 125, 129 (plan), 131

Saklikent Gorge 8, 125, 131, 132, 133, 135 Sidyma 125, 129
Simena 95, 96, 98, 101, 104 Sinekci 84-85, 86
Sutlegen 84-85, 87

Taurus Mountains 8, 22, 37 Telmessus 148 Tlos (site)125, 136, 137 (plan), 138

Ucagiz 98, 101, 103, 104, 107
Ufakdere 76, 78-79, 105

Xanthos (site) 7, 49, 57, 125, 126 (plan), 127

Yesilkoy 121, 123

Current update

TURKISH COAST: KAS TO DALYAN, Third edition, published 2011 ; updated 17/06/14

Updates for walks and all general information given below supplement those provided in the guidebook. It is vital that this Update is read in conjunction with the text of the book, but note that the Update applies only to the edition stated and not to any earlier editions. (If you have an older edition of this book you can “upgrade” to the latest edition at half price.)

Information has been forwarded to us by users of the book, and Sunflower Books offers the data in good faith but cannot be held responsible for any misleading or inaccurate content in the Update. Unless indicated otherwise, what appears here has not been verified by the author or publisher, so please allow due caution when new or amended routes are suggested. Each piece of information is dated; bear in mind that some of the older observations may have since been overtaken by events or further changes. If, during your holiday, you are using the current edition of the guide and are able to provide any additional updating to add to this page, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please send information, preferably by e-mail, to info@sunflowerbooks.co.uk.

General: Excellent book, but note that the Lycian Way walks have developed and expanded, especially east of Kabak and include Sidyma. (User, 6/14) [Editor’s comment: This is not meant to be a guide to the Lycian Way – for which there is already a guide – but rather a general guide including some one-day walks, some of which follow the Lycian Way.]

Walk 15 Kabak loop: Below some waypoints. (User, 1/08)

(WGS 84)Waypoint TR_KbAl_01_Mamas N36.46752 E29.12374
Waypoint TR_KbAl_02_res N36.46956 E29.12905
Waypoint TR_KbAl_03_bend N36.47040 E29.12944
Waypoint TR_KbAl_07_jkt N36.46956 E29.14487