Arrival to Faralya


This is my second day on the Lycian Way.

Yesterday I slept a little late. I joined the two travelers for some chit chat.

The sun rises late around 8:30 due to the mountains covering the Kabak Beach.

Eventually, It’s time to wake up and get out of the tent.

The breakfast is prepared by the family owners of the campsite. Fresh cucumber, tomato, types of olives, cheese, homemade jams, honey and lots of natural olive oil. All from the nature around. It’s Lycian’s way. 🙂

Today, I’m walking to the Faralya which is the village located at the cliffs of the Butterfly Valley. There are 2 paths leading to the Faralya. I’m choosing the one that lies on the hills. This one gets some fresh sea breeze which I love. The other is the coastal path nearer to sea.


The first hundred meters starts with a little steep hike in the forest. The birdsongs of vultures and small birds is there to listen.

On the hill, I reached the small unpaved road which proceed until the short descend to Faralya Village. Faralya is at the upper side of the valley. The path is flat, the view is unique.

And here in Faralya, you meet the view of Butterfly Valley 300 meters above the sea level.

This place makes me remember the wonders of the Norwegian Fjords yet of course with the smell of the Mediterranean.


Previous Day: Scenic Hiking at Kabak Beach

Next Day: Lycian Way; Faralya – Ovacık



Scenic Hiking Route of Kabak Bay


I will be walking for the next 3 days until Ovacık, Fethiye. I just hit the roads today.

Ovacık is the end or start point of the Lycian Way footpath depending on where to start.
The first day, I hiked the 1.5 hour scenic path between the Paradise Bay and the famous party beach, Kabak. 


From the path…

I started from the Paradise Camping at noon. Just after 20 mins of walking I find myself at soğuk su ~coldwater beach. And the path ends at Kabak beach.
The route offers wonderful beaches and hiking through the very scenic views on the hilly parts. 170 meters is the highest altitude of the hike.

It’s warm until the end of October starting from April. It’s not so hard to come across a sunny day rest of the year.

Put the swimming staff in your bag and make sure you have a pair of hiking shoes.


Soğuk Su ~ Coldwater Beach

Cennet Camping or the Kiosks in Kabak are where you can get water and food. They are the beginning and the end.

The Mediterranean will be your travelmate all the way.


Mandala Camping is where I’m gonna stay today. It’s a budget campsite at Kabak. Mandala is located at the upper side of the Valley with a magnificent and relaxing view of the Kabak.

  • To reach Kabak beach, where you start the path, hop on the regular minibuses at the province called “Kabak Last Stop”