Perhaps the most alluring aspect of trekking along the peaks of hills of the Bodrum Peninsula is the chance to feast one’s eyes on superb panoramas of innumerable islands, capes, inlets, bays and coves that grace this Aegean coast like intricate lace.
Viewed from afar the peaks have the appearance of barren rock, but a closer look often reveals that these rocks form man-made walls of terraced fields.
Construction of the terraces began in remote antiquity and continued ’till recent times, and now, shrouded by vegetation, they hide their past from the human eye.
Where there are peaks there are valleys, many covered with pine and an astonishing assortment of shrubs and plants, their beauty concealed from coastal viewing by dense and disorderly construction.
The valleys and the mountains can be explored by a handful of trails along which are found dwellings and their foundations, water-wells, cisterns and Ancient keeps or forts.
Some of these are the remains from the oldest-known inhabitants of this area, the Lelegians, who lived here before 700 BC and, according to Strabo the Geographer (64 BC-23 AD), founded eight cities in the region.
What is included
Pick up transfer from your hotel in Bodrum at approx. 8:00am
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned coach
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 5:00pm