Finish: 18:10 (all breaks are included)
Total distance: 33 km. (Mt.Musa - Adrasan Beach 9 km., Adrasan - Gelidonya Lighthouse 16 km., Gelidonya Lighthouse - Karaoz 8 km.)
Water: Water supplies should be full on your way to Gelidonya Lighthouse. Descending from Mt.Musa is not difficult, if you fill up your bottles at the shepherd’s cottage (at peak point), it will be enough for Adrasan walk. Water source at the top may be dry after long hot summer weather conditions so don’t be in panic. Descend to Adrasan will not take more than 2-2.5 hours including a short break as well (4 km. long moderate trail walk). After a long descend from Mt.Musa, you’ll come across a river which has clean and cold water (after passing through the cave). After descend is over, greenhouses and settlements come next, then Adrasan Beach. There’s market at Adrasan beach. The main waterless part of the trail is between Adrasan and Gelidonya Lighthouse. There’re few water sources while leaving Adrasan, so you have to stop and fill your bottles. After Adrasan beach (in 1 km.), there is fountain by the houses and local hotels. Two km. after this fountain there’s another water source at an abondaned camel farm in the middle of pine forest, which is your last chance of water supply till Karaoz. However this last source may be dry after hot summer weather conditions as well and the cistern around the lighthouse is not clean enough where you may require disinfectant pills. You do not have any chance to fill your bottles after camel farm till lighthouse and 4 km.s after lighthouse. It’s important to keep the water sources in your notes.
Kate Clow’s book says “Here is one of the remotest part of the whole Lycian Way, where you feel yourself all alone”. Route is charming and people love to walk this long trail with wonderful views around. Briefly, we would like to advise you to carry some amount of water between Adrasan and Karaoz. For the people coming from opposite direction (beginning to walk from Karaoz to Adrasan), a few water sources are available after Korsan Beach (Melanippe) on your way to lighthouse. So, you may fill your bottles on your way to lighthouse (before or after Korsan Beach).
As stated above, some of the books says there is cistern at Gelidonya Lighthouse, however it’s not active and water may not be clean enough to consume. Please use disinfectant pills and apply additional filtering solutions.
Accomodation: If you carry your own tent with you, camping is not a problem on Lycian Way. There are pensions in Adrasan and Karaoz. Adrasan has more accomodation options available compared with Karaoz. We stayed at Oz Likya Pension, available in booking.com as well (+90-505-255 43 11 / +90-505-560 91 46). In Karaoz and we recommend here for hospitality and service. there’s also Gelidonya Pension (+90-242-886 70 99 / +90-533-818 95 83) managed by Kerim Erdas. Kerim is friendly and knows the region very well, once he worked at the lighthouse as well. He has many stories to tell. He may help you for anything, such as emergency cases, transportation, taxi and accomodation.
You may prefer to spend the night at the Lighthouse in your tent, but windy conditions and insects may be annoying. There’s beautiful small beach called Korsan Beach between lighthouse and Karaoz and you may camp there as well. But keep in mind that it may be crowded during summer. Between Adrasan and lighthouse there are not so many places available for comfortable camping except abandoned Camel Farm. Camel Farm is really suitable for camping where terraces available.