Main Path
Limanağzı – Boğazcık
ID: 
36

Long, rugged, mostly very remote section connecting Limanağzı with Boğazcık. Has many great coastline views.

Path along rocky coast between between Limanağzı and Boğazcık.
Image credit:  
Anna Flack
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Essentials

Limanağzı (hamlet)
Boğazcık (village)
The endpoints are WSW–ENE, with Boğazcık to the ENE, but the path itself winds in a broad arc to the S.
The western three-quarters of this section are a series of small hills, usually not exceeding 15% slope and mostly under 12%. The E end has a long slope (about 11.5% grade over about 2.5 km) with a flat stretch at the very eastern end (at Boğazcık). Small portions can be quite steep (20%+).
Much of the trail is rocky and often quite uneven – watch your footing!
Way-finding can be problematic in places. There are signposts at many key junctions and painted blazes in many places but it is easy to overlook some junctions.

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Boğazcık:
Towards Limanağzı:
15.0 km / 9.3 mi
Distance
750 m / 2,461 ft
Ascent
470 m / 1,542 ft
Descent
~5.75 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
15.0 km / 9.3 mi
Distance
470 m / 1,542 ft
Ascent
750 m / 2,461 ft
Descent
~5.75 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

  • There are multiple water sources along this section. However, some are often dry much of the year and/or not clean.

Tips

  • Cellular connectivity will be limited or non-existent through significant stretches of this section.
  • Note that Fakdere Beach is private property and camping there is not permitted.

Alerts / Hazards

  • Don’t let the relatively mild slope numbers for this section mislead you – most of this section is along rugged, uneven paths that are constantly rising and falling in a way that can be exhausting on the legs.
  • In some places you’ll need to do a bit of scrambling over / around boulders. Be cautious in wet, windy conditions especially if carrying a large backpack.

Accommodations

  • Limited accommodation is available at the endpoints.
  • Passes close to the village of Sısla Mevki (which has a bungalow-style guesthouse if you want to break up this section).

Camping

  • Despite the length and remoteness of this section, there are surprisingly few good camping locations (most of the terrain is simply too rugged). However, there’s an excellent area at Üzüm İskelesi and a small number of other locations.

Amenities

  • There’s often a food truck available at Üzüm İskelesi.

Attractions & Highlights

Notable highlights along the trail and at either endpoint include:

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Nuri's Beach Bungalow in Limanağzı
    Guesthouse
    Nuri’s Beach Bungalow
    In Limanağzı
  • Annotated map of Habesa Bungalows in Sısla Mevki
    Bungalows
    Habesa Bungalows
    In Sısla Mevki
  • Annotated map of Ali's Pansiyon in Boğazcık
    Guesthouse
    Ali’s Pansiyon
    In Boğazcık
  • Lykia Camping & Café in Boğazcık
    Commercial Campground
    Lykia Camping & Café
    In Boğazcık

Wild Camping Locations

Here are the wild camping locations that we’re currently tracking along this trail section:
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Campsite between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık

Water Sources

Here are the water sources that we’re currently tracking along this trail section or at either endpoint:
  • Cistern between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cistern
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Water Source at Fakdere Beach between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Water Source at Fakdere Beach
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Cistern between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cistern
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Cistern between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cistern
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Cistern between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cistern
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Cistern between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cistern
    Between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
  • Stone-Built Fountain at SW Edge of Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Stone-Built Fountain
    At SW Edge of Boğazcık
  • Cold Water Dispenser in Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Cold Water Dispenser
    In Boğazcık
  • Fountain by Lykia Camping & Café in Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Fountain by Lykia Camping & Café
    In Boğazcık
  • Fountain by Mosque in Boğazcık
    Water Source
    Fountain by Mosque
    In Boğazcık

Where to Next?

From Boğazcık:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Boğazcık and Aperlai.
    Main Path
    Boğazcık – Aperlai
    Distance
    6.6 km / 4.1 mi
    Ascent
    120 m / 394 ft
    Descent
    410 m / 1,345 ft
    Est. Duration
    2.5
    Enjoyable section between the village of Boğazcık and the ancient ruins at Aperlai, with an optional short detour to the Apollonia ruins.

From Limanağzı:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Kaş and Limanağzı.
    Main Path
    Kaş – Limanağzı
    Distance
    4.1 km / 2.5 mi
    Ascent
    130 m / 427 ft
    Descent
    125 m / 410 ft
    Est. Duration
    1.4
    Very scenic coastal path over small, rolling hills with a moderately challenging portion (steep, rugged, with ropes for balance) at the S end.

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 closer look at the rocky coastal path between Limanağzı and Boğazcık.
    A closer look at the rocky coastal path between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • View of Çoban Koyu beach south of Limanağzı
    View of Çoban Koyu Beach seen from its NW
    Photo by 
    Anonymous
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Between Limanağzı & Boğazcık
    View to the SE between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Photo by 
    Rebecca Scheer
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Trail at Ufakdere beach between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Trail at Ufakdere beach
    Photo by 
    Rebecca Scheer
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Turtle on the trail south of Limanağzı.
    Turtle on the trail south of Limanağzı
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
     – 
    Fall 2022
  • Path along rocky coast between between Limanağzı and Boğazcık.
    Path along rocky coast between between Limanağzı and Boğazcık
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
     – 
    Fall 2022

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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Martyna
Martyna
1 year ago

4 aggressive dogs around 3km before the Boğazcık. Probably possible to pass them if you follow the official trail. We chose the dirt road and not nice surprise was awaiting.

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Trekopedia Team
1 year ago
Reply to  Martyna

That’s the second report we’ve had recently about aggressive dogs in the area… 🙁

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