After the archaeological expedition, a short drive higher up will take us to YAKA village where we have lunch at a trout-farm restaurant.
The soothing sound of ever flowing ice-cold waters gushing out of every rock bottom and tree root, and the cool atmosphere will releise you from modern days cares and worries.
Then a drive downhill towards the Mediterranean, we get to the Gorge SAKLIKENT. Words fail to fully comprehend this natural phenomenon which surprise the visitors even on their repeated visits.
Melting snow and heavy rainfall from the peaks of Akdag dug their way in the heart of the limestone rock table for thousands of years in this relatively young geological formation.
And this 13 km=8 ml long Saklikent gorge came into being. You can walk in the gorge as far as your courage permits, or sit back on the riverside decks and enjoy the calm and quiet over the stream, or do an optional float-ring rafting in the icy waters of BLACKRIVER originating from the gorge.
A crazy off-road excursion with TravelShop Turkey expertise. Proper trekking and water shoes recommended.
In Good Old LYCIA, the most gifted south-western part of Turkey, which is full of history, archaeology and natural sources at every step you find something extraordinary.
Along the southern skirts of Mt. Akdag ancient Masisitus one of the best preserved antique settlements is TLOS.
So affectionately embraced by mother nature the remains of Tlos among the foliage are beyond description with words.
On the castle-hill ACROPOLIS you will hear the clash of PEGASUS and CHIMAERA, in the Roman baths-hospital you will find out how our Roman ancestors healed, purified and enjoyed themselves, in the stadium you will feel the atmosphere of Olympic games and gladiators bravado, in the theatre the Greek dramatic arts will reveal their secrets for you, and in the middle of the many different types of tombs in the ancient graveyard NECROPOLIS you will grasp the idea behind mans urge to attain eternity.
So much to see and learn about Greco-Roman history and mythology within a 45 minutes drive from your resort. We advise to do some reading beforehand.
What is included
Pick up transfer from your hotel in Fethiye at approx. 8:00am
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 6:00pm