East of Finike, which is noteworthy only for its yacht marina, Highway 400 runs dead straight before turning ninety degrees to enter the high-rise market town of Kumluca. Beyond that, it curls up through the Beydağları National Park, a spectacular sequence of densely pine-forested ridges and precipitous bare cliffs. Two relatively unspoiled beach resorts, Adrasan and Olympos/Çıralı, lie hidden at the mouths of canyons that plunge to the sea. If you’re heading towards either by your own transport, leave the main highway for the narrow but paved side road that veers off east of Kumluca, signposted “Beykonak, Mavikent”. This short cut rollercoasters through forested valleys and along dramatic coastline to Gelidonya Burnu, with its lighthouse and scenic sections of the Lycian Way, before emerging at Çavuş, the nearest proper village to Adrasan and Olympos. The only trick en route involves turning left (north) at a signposted junction near the outskirts of Karaöz, the last bay and village before Gelidonya Burnu.

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