Lycian Way, although Turkey has the distinction of being the first long-distance hiking trail, 2015. The length of 509 km. and Hisarcandır Village, the road has reached 535 km with the newly added Çıtdibi and Geyikbayırı stages and ends at Geyikbayırı. It is this walking route which is formed by the marking and mapping of a part of the path from Teke peninsula starting from Fethiye to Antalya and called Lycia in history. In 1992, tour studies were started and tourism was opened in 1999. Nowadays, it offers incredible beauty to local and foreign nature and hiking enthusiasts. To enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean and the mystery of the Ancient Lycian period, you will continue your journey through untouched little coves along the road, through mountain and plain villages, where too many people live, along a pleasant walk along the road to Lycia. You will see both the Mediterranean culture and the wonderful nature scenes.
The Lycian Way is shown as one of the 10 best long-distance walking routes in the world by various sources. The track is fully marked and maintained by sponsors and volunteers. Some ancient places on the hiking path starting from Fethiye; It is possible to see many ancient and new settlement areas with Sdyma, Pyndai, Phellos, Apelia, Theimussa, Letoon, Xanthos, Patara, Antiphellos, Apollonia, Idyros, Simena, Myra, Limyra, Gagae, Olympos, Sura, Belos, Phaselis. west part of the province, southeast of Muğla province, and Köyceğiz to Antalya. The west border is Dalaman river, east is Phasalis city, north is Akdağ border.
Lycia is one of the most interesting regions in terms of the historical and natural riches of Anatolia. In ancient times, the ancient cities in the region called "The Land of Light" are almost intertwined with nature.
The Lycians fought alongside the Hittites in the Battle of Kadesh and established a local kingdom in the first half of the 7th century AD. BC. The Lycian region under the rule of Persia in the mid-6th century. BC. They took part in the Delos Union formed against the Persians in the 5th century. The region liberated from Persia by Alexander the Great in 343 BC, this time entered the sovereignty of the generals of Alexander. BC. At 167 he was granted the privilege of freedom granted by Rome. In these years, cities like Lycia, Olympos and Phaselis were raided by pirates who made them. İS 141 and 240 'taki were seriously damaged by the earthquakes and the pirates who appeared again, the last of the Lycian cities, the Arab invasions that started in the 7th century have finally lost importance. The most important architectural works of the region are the rock tombs imitating the outer faces of wooden structures.
The Lycians had their own language. This language was written with the Lycian alphabet, which resembled the western Greek alphabet. The inscriptions found in the Lycian region today date back to the 5th century. The Lykia Alphabet, which is made up of a total of 29 letters, six of them famous, also has some voices not shown on the Greek alphabet. For a long time the Lycian language was thought to be a close relative of Greek or Persian, but in 1945 the Danish Linguist Holger Pedersen refuted this view by revealing that the Lycian language was tied to Anatolian languages. Today, many linguists agree that the Lycian language emerged from a western Luvi dialect.
However, archaeological and epigraphic studies carried out in recent years have been carried out by the Lycian people. It is from the Lukka tribes of Indo-German origin who came to Anatolia from the Caucasus in the beginning of the 2nd century and settled in the Mediterranean Region. However, archaeological and epigraphic studies carried out in recent years have been carried out by the Lycian people. It is from the Lukka tribes of Indo-German origin who came to Anatolia from the Caucasus in the beginning of the 2nd century and settled in the Mediterranean Region.
The inscriptions discovered as far as the sun are 150 degrees. It is understood that they are written with an alphabet containing different letters and characters adapted to the characteristics of the language of the old ground. The Lycian language can be partially solved thanks to the Xsantos stele displayed today at the Antalya Fethiye Museum.