Most people have heard of the UNESCO world heritage sites program, which aims to identify the best examples of cultural and wild places in the world and push governments to protect them. It does this by adding to the status of the site and encouraging tourists to visit them – the designation ‘World…

For you trekkers planning to use the Lycian Way, St. Paul Trail, and Phrygian Way, there are a few smart phone applications and tracks out there.  Most of these apps download a map into your device and use a GPS signal to identify exactly where you are on that map. So you don’t need Internet…

On the trail, it’s been a dream. But preparing for the journey was an adventure in and of itself — and a far more stressful one at that.

Kate Clow, a long-time resident of Turkey, is a renowned sage of hiking in the region. She is best known for heading efforts to build, preserve, and facilitate accessibility to the Lycian Way. Yet despite the growing number of trails and magnificent scenery, hiking in Turkey still seems to be somewhat of a secret. We got in…

Check this fabulous infographic prepared by Swissotel!  

On 23rd January 2015, in parallel with the EMITT Travel Fair, the Promotions Office of the Turkish Tourism Ministry presented the annual review of their Tourism Marketing Policy. Irfan Önal, the head of the Promotions Department, explained that the current strategy was developed after an 18 month policy review process that combined the lessons learned…

Hüseyin Eryurt and Kate Clow attended the conference on European Pilgrimage Routes in Florence from 4-6th December and presented papers on the St Paul Trail and the Evliya Çelebi Way. The well-organised conference attracted participants from most European countries and was introduced by a high level board of politicians as well and experts. The emphasis…

Kate Clow and Caroline Finkel, both members of the management committee, attended and gave talks at the international conference on Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality on 6-8th November 2014. The conference was arranged jointly by Rotterdam school of management and Boğaziçi University and was held in the university campus overlooking the Bosphorus.     Many of…

This old school building has been empty and neglected for many years, but the village headman of Belen village and the Society would like it to fulfill a useful purpose again.   Belen is at the top of the Gavur Yolu, a well-built pilgrim road leading the ole old churches of the Massikytos mountains. The…

To keep the Lycian Way in line with the new book (published June 2014), over the last few months we have undertaken a huge waymarking effort on the route. It’s not perfect, but certainly much improved.   >>SIGNPOSTS – FOR THE MOMENT, THE SIGNPOSTS DO NOT CORRESPOND WITH THE CHANGES IN THE ROUTE – IGNORE THEM!!!