Hidden Gems

Great walking opportunities around Oludeniz with sailing holidays in Turkey

By Jenny Wilson
on  April 28, 2016

The bustling port of Oludeniz is well known as a holiday resort, with its sandy beaches, spectacular landscape and temperate seas offering holidaymakers all manner of water sports; however, Oludeniz can offer far more than just a beach holiday. If you visit the town on sailing holidays in Turkey, there are also several interesting historical sites well worth a visit just a short distance away.

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The Lycian Way, a route along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, takes in numerous archaeological sites of great importance dating back to the ancient civilisations that once lived in this region. It is popular with walkers; however, if you understandably don’t feel up to tackling the entire 540km trek, you can simply take in some of its highlights.

The route begins in Oludeniz and heads almost as far as Antalya. One trek that is extremely interesting is between Oludeniz and the abandoned ghost village of Kayakoy. Simply follow the red and white markers to reach this fascinating village, which draws visitors from far and wide. It will take around two and a half hours to walk the 8km route, with plenty of spectacular scenery to enjoy along the way.

You can also opt to follow the route further towards Fethiye, taking in sites such as the Roman theatre and the Crusader fortress.

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