Hamlet (though perhaps it is a stretch to even call it that…) located between Boğazcık and Üçağız, adjacent to the ruins of the same name.



Scenic boat transfers to Üçağız or Kaleköy can be arranged via The Purple House or other guesthouses.


The Aperlai ruins are scattered over the hillside as well as in the inlet to the west of the Purple House.


Snorkelling among the sunken ruins is a popular diversion for those passing through. The water isn’t as clear here as at the Kekova ruins, but you can’t snorkel there. It’s a unique and fun change of pace from walking and a good way to cool off before continuing your walk. If for some odd reason you didn’t bring your snorkelling gear with you on your walk of the Lycian Way (doesn’t everyone?), we’re told you can borrow some from the Purple House.


There are several guest houses available (one in the main ruins area and the others by the docks) and some camping options.


Yörük Ramazan Restaurant is available by the docks. Food and beverages can also be obtained from the guesthouses.


Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this community:
  • Aperlai Restaurant & Pansiyon at Aperlai
    Aperlai Restaurant & Pansiyon
  • Annotated map of The Purple House at Aperlai
    The Purple House
  • Yörük Ramazan Camping at Aperlai
    Commercial Campsite
    Yörük Ramazan Camping

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  • Looking towards the Purple House at Aperlai
    Looking towards the Purple House at Aperlai
    Photo by 
    Irene Dijkmans
    Fall 2022

How You Can Help

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Details on accommodation options, especially places where you’ve stayed.
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