Welcome to Aegean Way, a nature-travel blog covering routes and regions in Turkey.
We are trekking or biking around the paths and explore the nature. We are covering camp-sites, trekking routes, mountains.
We share nice routes and information about the regions on our blog.
Lycian Way: Set along the wild Turkish Mediterranean, the 535 kilometre long Lycian Way is an ancient footpath.
Inhabited since prehistory, Mediterranean Coast of south-western Anatolia was home to the Lycian civilizations at the fifteenth century BC. The paths were used to connect the mountain villages, the coasts and even to reach the ancient capital of Xanthos by the people of Lycia.
Situated at the Mediterranean pinewood forests along the hills and the coastline, the path also crosses mountain villages and some touristic towns like Ölüdeniz and Geyikbayırı. (Former is the beginning, latter is the ending point of the main route.)
Walking the main route takes around 1 month. To keep in mind; There are lots of alternative paths through the spectacular beaches other than the main one.
From Mt. Ararat to Anti-Taurus Mountains, the region is the highest in Turkey in terms of average altitude. Even the elevations of cities and lakes may well be above 1700 meters here. Winters are long, summers are well-received. Any kind of massive geographic structure can be found on the Eastern Anatolia. The massive volcanos of Mt. Ararat and Mt. Süphan, the huge mountain ranges, green highlands, waterfalls and lakes are situated here.
- The 5,165 meter long Mt. Ararat is the highest point of the country. Trekking to the summit takes a week. The massive stravo-volcano is located near the most eastern border-town of Doğubeyazıt.
- The huge Anti- Taurus Mountains is a part of Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt, connecting Alps and the Himalayas. Hundreds of climbing routes and high altitude trekking routes worths exploring.