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Lycian Way Section.  Hoyran – Kapakli – Simena 12km.

This part of the Lycian Trail follows the relatively gentle coastline on a good but at times rocky path.  Leaving the charming village of Hoyran with ot’s ow remains you are rewarded with fine views all the way from Aperlai to Gelidonia point including the bay of Andriake.

Descending to the productive village of Kapakli with greenhouses producing tomatoes, peppers and courgettes. before picking up the footpath through the thick maquis before arriving at the perfect picnic spot, Gokkaya bay.

Following along the coast from here you arrive at wide plains overlooked by Genoese fortifications before scaling the sarcophagus strewn ridge of Simena castle, surely one of Turkey’s most treasured spots.

The village of Simena is not connected to the road network and is heavily protected from development.  Roman and Lycian remains litter the village.

The Lycian rock tombs of Simena
Simena Castle
View back towards Andriake
Simena Castle
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Tombs of Simena

Tombs of Simena

Hoyran Sarcophagus
View of sKekova sound from Hoyran

View of sKekova sound from Hoyran

Gokkaya bay from Hoyran
The newly marked section of the Lycian Way from Kapakli to Hoyran
Gökkaya

Gökkaya

The ıstlada Junction on the Lycian Way
gökkaya bay in winter
Demolished disco at Gokkaya
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Smugglers bar ont he Lycian Way
The Turquoise waters of Gokkaya
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Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole

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