Kurşunlu Monastery – Gelebeç

Total Distance: 13 km

Average Time: 4 hours

Starting Elevation: 170 m

Highest Elevation: 870 m

Difficulty: Hard


Transportation to the Starting Point of the Route

Aydın – Kurşunlu Monastery: 70 km (Bus Route 403 and inter-district dolmush)

Söke – Kurşunlu Monastery: 19,5 km (Bus Route 271 and inter-district dolmush)

Kuşadası – Kurşunlu Monastery: 25,5 km (Bus Route 272 and inter-district dolmush)


Route Details

After walking 2 km from Virgin Mary Canyon, located 3,5 km away from Davutlar District, you’ll reach the Kurşunlu Monastery in a forested area where you can visit the chapel and the infirmary inside the monastery. After your visit to the monastery, if you hike South through the mountain road, you’ll come to Gelebeç. If you follow the cobblestone road what will welcome you is the old Greek houses and the church that is dedicated to St. Nicholas. It’s possible to rest and dine in the village which attracts attention with its fresh air and unique scenery. You can also visit Priene Ancient City which was once a port city.