Turkish Coast: Kas to Dalyan
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Sunflower Turkish Coast: Kas to Dalyan - This new series combines the best features of 'Landscapes' with all the detail you would expect in a hefty general guide, but they are all pocket size (the page size is just 15mm wider than 'Landscapes' books) and in full colour. The Lycian Peninsula takes in a very large area - running between Antalya and Lake Koycegiz south to the sea. It is impossible to do justice to the entire spread and feature walks in one book, so this volume concentrates on the region between Kas (including Kekova to the east) and Lake Koycegiz. A key feature of the book is coverage of the Lycian Way as day walks, with full transport details. A companion book, covering the stretch from Antalya to Demre, takes in the rest of Lycia. Historical descriptions of the wild, fissured Lycian coastal region abound with superlatives. It has been called the most beautiful in Turkey. And the landscapes that sent so many writers into raptures have not changed for centuries. Despite all the hymns of praise, the peninsula's thinly populated coastal strip long remained untouched by tourism. It was so isolated that for a short time it even became a place of exile. Today, thanks to the many flights into the airports at Antalya and Dalaman, millions of visitors happily spend their holidays in the places where unwanted dissidents were once forcibly detained.
Coverage: Getting there and getting about - Recommended accommodation, campsites and restaurants (all with prices) - Practicalities A-Z - History - 15-20 main walks with many variations, all with large-scale topo maps - Fold-out area maps - Detailed town plans showing locations of all sights, hotels and restaurants - Many 'feature' panels
Best months for walking: April, May, September or 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.