Walking the Lycian Way: Turkey's Turquoise Coast with Katie Nadworny - Context Travel

Walking the Lycian Way: Turkey's Turquoise Coast with Katie Nadworny


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Stretching 540 km (310 miles) and nearly 30 days, the Lycian Way is a contemporary walking tour along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast that skirts ancient ruins, clear bays, and mountain villages. It’s a route that can be completed in sections--a few days here, a few days there--or straight through, from Fethiye in the west to Antalya farther east. Created by a British trekker in 1999 and lovingly maintained by local volunteers, the Lycian Way is a way to discover the raw beauty of the Turquoise Coast with your feet.

This conversation will take participants along the Lycian route, pausing to delve into some of the sites and cities along the way. Explore the ancient city of Patara, perched on the longest beach in Turkey. Skirt the slopes of Babadağ, part of the Taurus Mountains range. Discover Lycian tombs carved into cliffs or semi-submerged in the shallow waters of Aperlae. Learn about the nitty-gritty of the hike, how to prepare, when to go, what skill level is required.

Led by travel writer and photographer Katie Nadworny, this interactive seminar will explore the Lycian Way in Turkey. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this breathtaking but little known coastal trail.

Katie Nadworny is an American writer and photographer who has lived in Istanbul for eight years. She writes about travel and the intersection of culture and politics throughout the region. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Daily Beast, BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, Atlas Obscura, and other publications. She is a co-author of the most recent edition of Fodor’s Essential Turkey travel guide and has traveled extensively throughout every corner of Turkey. Learn more about her at katienadworny.com.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Katie is enthusiastic, funny, self-deprecating about her own occasional hiking failures, and she has a heart-warming love for Turkey (I lived there too, I understand!...) but I didn't think this was enough. She has not walked the whole trail, which I would have thought would be requirement No. 1 for giving this talk. We wanted to be taken on the whole adventure, but long sections were missed, including the 3 day section where one has to camp, which would be of most interest and need to anyone wanting to do the whole trail, AND the most exciting part for us armchair travellers! Even the sections described had far too few photos, and a few more maps would have been good. Not enough knowledge about the archaeology, or the botany... these are reasons why people go. On the whole Context has really excellent, academic speakers, but this wasn't great. It did however still make me want to go, of course!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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K.N.
Disappointing

Katie is enthusiastic, funny, self-deprecating about her own occasional hiking failures, and she has a heart-warming love for Turkey (I lived there too, I understand!...) but I didn't think this was enough. She has not walked the whole trail, which I would have thought would be requirement No. 1 for giving this talk. We wanted to be taken on the whole adventure, but long sections were missed, including the 3 day section where one has to camp, which would be of most interest and need to anyone wanting to do the whole trail, AND the most exciting part for us armchair travellers! Even the sections described had far too few photos, and a few more maps would have been good. Not enough knowledge about the archaeology, or the botany... these are reasons why people go. On the whole Context has really excellent, academic speakers, but this wasn't great. It did however still make me want to go, of course!

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Technical Difficulties

Screen blocked by photos of attendees being positioned on the right side. Suggest relocating to top or bottom of screen.