Project Description

  • Perge
  • Yazili Canyon
  • Adada Ruins

Day 1 : Antalya
Meet the group at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Antalya.***

Day 2 : Antalya – Visit Perge – Walk to Waterfalls – Pinarozu
In the morning transfer to Perge ( 30 minutes) is like a port because it was possible to navigate.An important trade route starting from Side run through Perge. It is also famous by the fact that when St. Paul started his journeys, he visited Perge in 46 A.D. and preached his first sermon here. After visiting short transfer by bus then walk up the Pinargozu river through woodland to the first of two spectacular waterfalls calls waterfalls 1 and waterfalls 2. Walk on to second waterfall, swim in woodland pool .Overnight at pension.

Day 3 : Roman ruins – Belen – Bozdogan – Karacaoren – Pinargozu
In the morning we Then on forest tracks and old Roman road to the Pisidian/ Roman site of Pednelissos, perched on the slopes of a huge rocky outcrop. Visiting the extensive, unexcavated site, which has superb views and original fortifications. we walk on forest tracks through the tiny villages of Belen and Bozdogan. Meet vehicle for short transfer and continue acrossa range of hills with spectacular views of Bozburun mountain. Meet vehicle again for lunch at village of Karatas; continue on forest paths to Oren village, then a stiff climb up to the summer pastures with nomad tents; walk on a forest road to our ‘wild’ campsite on a bluff overlooking the lake of Karacaoren in Pinargozu around a fish feeding farm. (6-7 hrs walking). Dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 4 : Karacaoren – Yildiz village – Candir canyon
In the morning we make a short walk on forest road, then descend on tracks overlooking the lake beneath cedars and plane trees first down a mountainside then along a stream to Yildiz village. Meet minibus for lunch and 20 minutes transfer along lakeshore to Candir canyon. Afternoon walk exploring the canyon and swimming in river. Dinner and overnight at pension. (3.5 hrs walking plus optional exploring the canyon), (total 5-6 hrs walk).

Day 5 : Curuk village – Taskapi ruins – Sutculer
The Roman road through the canyon has been eroded away, so we take a modern footpath (the ‘Okuz Yolu’ or Cattle track) from near the fish farm on a stiff climb over a ridge (some minor scrambling) with views over the canyon, to the village of Curuk. Picnic at village spring, and walk along forest road to meet the minibus. Cross the dam over the river and walk up hill through pines to the ruins at Taskapi (Stone gate), on the Roman road, and on to our pension at Sutculer, the only larg(ish) market town in the area. Explore town, dinner and night in small pension at edge of town.we will overnight 3 nights in Sutculer village. (6 hrs walking).

Day 6 : Sutculer – Yazili kanyon – Muezzinler village – Sutculer
In the morning we take an old road to village of Muezzinler, a pretty village in woodland perched on the canyon edge. Walk on forest road down into the Yazili canyon. Picnic by the river near remains of Selcuk bridge over the river; opportunity to swim or paddle in the pools. Climb up the old cobbled mule trail through forest with canyon views on a steep climb back to Muezzinler. Meet our minibus and a short transfer back to pension (15 mins). Dinner and overnight at pension. (6 hrs walking).

Day 7 : Muezzinler village – Adada ruins – Antalya
In the morning transfer to Muezzinler village 15-20 minutes. we have an easy walking over Roman roads and tracks to the start of the spectacular stone causeway leading up the hill to the site of Adada. This 1.5km stretch of huge slabs is the original road that St Paul walked and leads to a little-known site tucked on a tiny plain beneath an acropolis hill. Meet vehicle, explore the fascinating site, which has three temples and is know for its butterflies and birds, After walk we drive to Antalya, principal holiday resort of Turkey at the Mediterranean sea , is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards. Kaleici where we will stay is narrow, winding streets and old wooded houses abut the ancient city walls.Overnight. 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 8 : Antalya – Home
Transfer to airport and fly home.