This 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.
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.