Main Path
Finike – Karaöz
ID: 
46

Long but easy section between Finike and Karaöz following alongside or close to the shoreline, passing through the communities of Hasyurt, Kumluca, and Mavikent.

A few greenhouses between Hasyurt and Kamluca...
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Anonymous
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Essentials

Finike (town)
Karaöz (village)
W–E section with Karaöz to the E. It follows the coast most of the way other than a slight detour inland for about a fifth of the overall walk.
Completely flat for most of its length other than at the E end (near Karaöz) where it traverses two small hills (nothing steep).
Mostly alongside sometimes-busy roads passing through a mixture of built-up areas, farmland, and greenhouses.
Signposts and blazes are not always frequent but the way to go is generally very clear (since you are following the shoreline).

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Karaöz:
Towards Finike:
29.0 km / 18.0 mi
Distance
288 m / 944 ft
Ascent
285 m / 936 ft
Descent
~7.5 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
29.0 km / 18.0 mi
Distance
285 m / 936 ft
Ascent
288 m / 944 ft
Descent
~7.5 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.

Handy Things to Know

The following notes are gathered from our own experiences and from feedback sent to us by other hikers. Let us know how we can improve these notes – and thanks!

Water

  • Water is available in multiple places, especially towards the E end of this section.

Highlights

  • The Gagai Ruins are at the top of a hill near Karaöz, slightly off of the Lycian Way (visible from the trail).

Route Planning

  • Many people find this to be a boring stretch and skip it entirely. It is easy to get a dolmuş between Finike and Karaöz or your guesthouse operator can arrange a private ride. The main drawbacks to this stretch are that it is very exposed, you are walking on asphalt most of the way, there is a lot of traffic on the road right beside you (especially tractors), and there are no interesting attractions.

Accommodations

  • There’s a small number of accommodation options along the way if you want to split this section in two. Plus, of course, there’s a selection at both endpoints.

Camping

  • We’re not aware of any wild camping options.

Amenities

  • There’s a couple of markets if you need to top-up your supplies.

Attractions & Highlights

Notable highlights along the trail and at either endpoint include:
  • Gagai Ruins Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Historical Site
    Gagai Ruins
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Keramos Pansiyon in Finike
    Guesthouse
    Keramos Pansiyon
    In Finike
  • Sever Pansiyon in Finike
    Guesthouse
    Sever Pansiyon
    In Finike
  • Annotated map of Kumluca Uygulama Oteli in Kumluca
    Hotel
    Kumluca Uygulama Oteli
    In Kumluca
  • Koken Pansiyon in Karaöz
    Guesthouse
    Koken Pansiyon
    In Karaöz
  • Annotated map of Sülo Palas (SunSea) Camping & Bungalows in Karaöz
    Bungalows
    Sülo Palas Camping & Bungalows
    In Karaöz
  • Blue Likya Pansiyon in Karaöz
    Guesthouse
    Blue Likya Pansiyon
    In Karaöz
  • Gürkan’s Gastehaus in Karaöz
    Guesthouse
    Gürkan’s Gastehaus
    In Karaöz

Wild Camping Locations

Here are the wild camping locations that we’re currently tracking along this trail section:

Water Sources

Here are the water sources that we’re currently tracking along this trail section or at either endpoint:
  • Fountain in Mavikent
    Water Source
    Foiuntain
    In Mavikent
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Between Mavikent & Karaöz
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Mavikent & Karaöz
  • Fountain Between Karaöz & Gelidonya Lighthouse
    Water Source
    Fountain
    Between Karaöz & Gelidonya Lighthouse

Where to Next?

From Karaöz:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Karaöz and Adrasan.
    Main Path
    Karaöz – Adrasan
    Distance
    20.4 km / 12.7 mi
    Ascent
    1,196 m / 3.923 ft
    Descent
    1,192 m / 3,911 ft
    Est. Duration
    9.25
    This long, rugged, exhilarating section links the village of Karaöz with the town of Adrasan going via the Gelidonya Lighthouse near the tip of the Gelidonya peninsula. Challenging but beautiful section with fantastic views and constantly changing terrain. This is one of the most memorable portions of the Lycian Way.

From Finike:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Yatıkardıç Yayla and Finike.
    Main Path
    Yatıkardıç Yayla – Finike
    Distance
    14.5 km / 9.0 mi
    Ascent
    167 m / 549 ft
    Descent
    1,630 m / 5,346 ft
    Est. Duration
    6.75
    Easternmost section of the beautiful 39 km / 24 mi three-part stretch between Myra (just north of Demre) and Finike, through rugged mountains. Usually done over three stages and typically requiring camping.

Pretty Pictures

Sometimes nothing beats a good photo. Or even a bad photo! If you’d like to share some or all of your photo collection with the Trekopedia community, contact us at photos@trekopedia.com and we can arrange a transfer of them. And thanks!
All photos are copyright by their respective owners and are used with permission.
  • A few greenhouses between Hasyurt and Kamluca...
    A few greenhouses between Hasyurt and Kamluca…
    Photo by 
    Anonymous
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • View over Karaöz
    View over Karaöz
    Photo by 
    Łukasz Ostojski
     – 
    Fall 2021

How You Can Help

Trail research is never actually done. Here’s some of what we’re looking for:
✅   More photos! Ideally with geo-location information in the metadata. In addition to using some photos on Trekopedia, we add them to our internal reference database which significantly helps us with trail research. The more photos, the better! If you are willing to share your collection with us, we’d be incredibly grateful. Let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.

✅   Points of interest. Help us identify (and geo-locate) accommodations, attractions, restaurants, markets, trail waypoints, confusing or problematic junctions, difficult or hazardous places, water sources, and so on. 

✅   Tips & recommendations. Share your thoughts with other hikers.
In addition to the above, please see this article for information on more general ways you can help. Thanks!
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