originator of the Lycian
Way, Turkey's first waymarked long
hiking trail, also originated
(with Terry Richardson) a trail
commemorating the journeys of St
Paul in Anatolia.
The St Paul Trail starts
near Antalya on
coast, and follows St
Paul's route to Antioch-in-Pisidia (now
by way of Lake
Eğirdir. Some portions of the trail
follow the original Roman road
(still visible in parts).
An alternate and more scenic route
begins in Aspendos and
ascends to the Anatolian
plateau along the Köprülü Kanyon.
For details, see the Culture Routes in Turkey website, and buy the St
Paul Trail guidebook to the trail at the Trekking
in Turkey website.
Culture Routes in Turkey also has information on many other waymarked hiking trails in Turkey. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan