This guide book — 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 Antalya 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 main part of this book concentrates on the area west of Antalya, known both in antiquity and today as Lycia. The whole Lycian Peninsula takes in a very large area; this guide concentrates on the region between Antalya and Demre/Kekova, east of Kas. (The other two guides in this trilogy move west from Kas — first to Dalyan and then to Bodrum.)
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: Focussing on Antalya, this book moves east as far as Alanya and west to Demre/Kekova; highlights include Termessos and Olympos.
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.
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.