Experience shorter swims in the clearest Mediterranean waters off Turkey's stunning Turquoise Coast
Swim alongside the famous Lycian Way walking path - 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 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 shores and little bays, offering 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 among 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 – a highlight for many SwimTrekkers! While there is plenty of room to stretch out as well 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 have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 1.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
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 (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots 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.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
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