Experience some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean off Turkey's stunning Turquoise Coast on a shorter swimming holiday
Swim alongside the famous Lycian Way walking path which stretches 509 kilometres from Fethiye to Antalya
Discover the the historic city of Aperlai, including fascinating ruins located both above and below the water
Explore caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we complete a range of beautiful coastal swims and challenging crossings
Relax and soak in the world-renowned Turkish hospitality in the lovely seaside village of Kaş
Lycia is the historical name of the Tekke Peninsula, which juts into the Mediterranean on Turkey's southern coast. The mountains rise steeply from the wooded shore and tiny bays, giving beautiful views and a huge array of stunning swims. The sea is referred to as the Turquoise Coast and you’ll see why with its vibrant colours and clear waters.
Based in the small coastal village of Kaş, we spend the week exploring countless caves, tunnels, arches and bays as we swim amongst the area’s isolated beaches, scattered archipelagos and historical sites.
Our main boat for the week is a traditional Turkish gulet, which is an ideal way to experience this part of the world. The gulet is also where we will enjoy the fresh, traditional Turkish lunches which are served on board between your swims, and there is plenty of room to stretch out and relax while you are out of the water.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly longer swimming distances, please check out our Lycian Way - Turkey trip.
Who is this swim for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy both crossings and coastal swims, including exploring sea caves, tunnels and arches.
Swimmers should also have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance of around 1.5 km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 3km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Turkey
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique coaching
- Six nights' accommodation
- All Breakfasts
- All Lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip. However, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Our Lycian Way Short Swims trips are new for 2020. Below are some testimonials from our Lycian Way - Turkey trip.
SwimTrek trips never disappoint! Wonderful and knowledgeable guides, beautiful settings, great and varied swimming, big sense of achievement on the bigger crossings, and finally the chance to share all of this with like minded swimmers from all over the world. You leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, fit and with a bunch of new friends!Rhiannon C, UK - 2019
Another fantastic SwimTrek holiday completed - technique improved, speed increased, fish spotted and new friends made. Far too much delicious food consumed but it was a holiday after all! Where to go next is the question?Helen K, Netherlands - 2019