Small town at the top of the hill coming up (north) from Ölüdeniz and south of Fethiye. In practical terms, Ovacık and the adjacent town of Hisarönü are effectively the same community.


The official starting point of the Lycian Way is located here, just where the road leaves town towards Ölüdeniz. Collectively, Ovacık and Hisarönü have a full range of services including hotels / pensions, restaurants, markets, etc.



Regular dolmuş service is available to nearby communities in the region.


If you are camping and need stove fuel, ÇEŞ Market has some available. They’re not very conveniently located but they deliver to hotels. Otherwise you’ll probably want to take a taxi there.

Tips & Recommendations

Ölüdeniz is just downhill a short ways from Ovacık in case you want to explore the beach, partake in the nightlife, or perhaps do some parasailing. There is very frequent dolmuş service if you don’t want to walk. Keep in mind that prices tend to increase in direct correlation with your proximity to the beach so be prepared for a bit of ‘sticker shock’ in Ölüdeniz.


Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this community:
  • Annotated map of Everest Lodge in Ovacık
    Everest Lodge
  • Annotated map of Montana Pine Resort in Ovacik
    Montana Pine Resort
  • Annotated map of Ölüdeniz Hostel & Suites in Ovacık
    Ölüdeniz Hostel & Suites

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  • Official Lycian Way endpoint in Ovacık
    Official Lycian Way western endpoint
    Photo by 
    Darren Moens
    Fall 2022

How You Can Help

Trail research is never actually done. Here’s some of what we’re looking for (in addition to the general requests for help listed in this article):
More photos! We’re always looking for more photos to add to our internal research database as well as for use here on Trekopedia. If you are willing to share your collection with us, we’d be incredibly grateful. Let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.
Details on accommodation options, especially places where you’ve stayed.
Details on restaurants, markets, and other amenities.
Tips, recommendations, and generally anything that you think would help other hikers.
Help improve the geo-location of any points-of-interest.
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