Hike from Demre to the Alakilise ruins, part way up the mountain. Have your guesthouse operator in Demre arrange a pick-up from the rural road that passes near the ruins. Alternatively, start by having your ride drop you off at the ruins and simply hike down the mountain to Demre. Coordinates for your drop-off / pick-up point: 36.325799, 29.993145.
Overnight in Demre in comfort, sleeping in a nice warm bed after dining at a fine restaurant. Life is good!
Have a ride arranged that drops you back by the Alakilise ruins in the morning. Hike over the mountain to the Belos ruins on the other side and then continue a little further east until you come to a rural road. Have your guesthouse operator in Finike arrange a pick-up from that road and take you to Finike. Coordinates for this pick-up / drop-off: 36.287712, 30.089191.
Overnight in Finike in comfort, sleeping in a nice warm bed after dining at a fine restaurant. Life is still good!
In the morning, have a ride arranged that drops you back at the road east of the Belos ruins. Hike down the mountain and into Finike.
If you don’t want to deal with these logistics, it is easy to just bypass this stretch entirely – catch a dolmuş between Demre and Finike and continue with your hike. Note that we don’t recommend walking along the road that connects the two towns. It’s busy and noisy, with cars and trucks whipping by at high speeds. It’s an unappealing walk.