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Af Kule Monastery is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from November until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 505 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Views Wild flowers Rocky Historic site
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11th century ruins of Monastery set into cliff face some 500m above sea level with spectacular views across open sea.

When you reach the signpost there are ruins to your left, ignore these and go 10 metres past the signpost to the crest of the hill and look down to the sea - the complete monastery ruins are set into the cliff face below you. There is a steep goat track down to the ruins and spectacular views from the 11th century ruins. For more information search the internet for Afkule Monastery.

From Kayaköy village follow the only road out of town towards Gemiler Bay / Afkule. After about 3km turn off right onto unmade track signposted Afkule. The track is driveable up to a flat parking area some 1km to the end of the track but only when dry, if it’s wet you may easily get bogged down in a vehicle so hiking up the track is better.

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Helene Eli Rousseaux
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This trail was very nice, a good combination between easy and some obstacles. We are both sport people and it was a pretty easy going bice trip. But you need some leg power to do some high stairs, stones.

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Helene Eli Rousseaux
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