Volunteer camp: Way-marking and path cleaning on Spring 2019

Lycian Way

CRS at the annual Culture Routes Forum
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Five People on The Lycian Way, Two Weeks, Dyes and Scissors
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We are running a volunteer group on the St Paul Trail southern sections at the end of October (starting 19th October). The work will be waymarking, clearing scrub and repairs to the trail. If you would like to join us please mail our group leader Onat at alanberhatonat@yahoo.com or contact him on whatsapp +905350898151.

Who are we?

ornament1We are a small Turkish not-for-profit society. Our members make and maintain long distance walking, biking and horse-riding routes. The society protects old roads, markets Turkish culture routes and helps villagers along the routes benefit from them.

Committee and members

ornament1Our committee includes the creators of the finest walking routes in Turkey. Our members include trekking guides, travel agencies, accommodation providers, archaeologists, historians, nature-lovers and people interested in Turkish village culture.

Products and services

ornament1To help you use our routes, we produce and sell guide-books, maps and iphone apps. We also list all our member agencies tours on the site (see tours) and will advise you about your adventure by mail, by phone or at our drop-in centre in Antalya .

Practical way to help

ornament1The society relies on help from enthusiastic volunteers either with individual projects or in our office. Read more about our how you can help. If you like our work and want to contribute, you can become a member or make a donation.

Upcoming Events

What's new?

Each year towards the end of September or start of October, a Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum is organised in collaboration with one of the member States of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes. The Annual Advisory Forum enables the reunion of member States representatives, Cultural Routes operators, candidate networks to the certification “Cultural Route of…

April fifteenth. I was late. Turn back home, and pick up the sleeping bag of yours that you have forgotten. Soggy feet under the spring rain, not very friendly one, it gets pretty brutal in Antalya. Walking little bit down from The Hadrian’s, make left, and then right at the second alley. There! The big…

Our team of four, consisting of us Aussie volunteers (Callum and I), Onat and Culture Routes Society’s newest member Esra, recently set out for an adventure along the Phrygian Way. Our goal was to take footage of the trail, capturing its beauty, and put together a film for those who haven’t yet had the pleasure…

As regular newsleter readers know, CRS is curretly implementing an EU Civil Society Dialogue V project called ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’. A management meeting at Nilüfer, Bursa, brought the team members from Italy, Albania, Greece and Turkey together to share ideas and progress on the project. The meeting took place in the pretty…

We all know that nature is forever changing and because of this the Lycian Way must also adapt. Feedback from our own staff, other hikers and locals allows us to constantly remain updated on the state of the trail, and make improvements where needed.  Recently, we had been made aware that due to two fires,…

Click to read the full press release in pdf format. PRESS RELEASE Turkey is preparing to apply for the registration of a cultural route at the Council of Europe! On July 4th 2019, representatives from Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Cultural Routes Society (CRS), met in İstanbul with the European Institute of Cultural…

Faralya Nature Tourism Development Society FARDER, has submitted a project for the gelecekturizmde grant program, funded by Anadolu Efes and managed by the Culture and Tourism Ministry and UNDP.  The title of the project is Faralya – Yediburun – Eco-tourism Development project, and it concerns spreading the good practises developed in Faralya along the Lycian…

Via Eurasia, a route developed in the framework of the project ‘Italy, Greece and Turkey on Foot’ under the ‘Civil Society Dialogue V’ programme was presented at the annual Council of Europe Cultural Routes Training Academy. The presentation was conduced by Ms Elena Dubinina, Head of the Management Committee and was positively met by public….

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