D-400 Road

Road D-400: just you, the road and the Mediterranean sea

D-400 is one of the most scenic routes on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. Along many sections, it’s just you, the road and the sea.

The most scenic part of the route is a 31.3 km long stretch of highway along the Mediterranean coast of the country, linking Yeşilköy and Kaş, in the Antalya Province of Turkey. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. Don’t forget your camera! As the driver runs along the D400 towards Kaş, all powers of concentration need to be in operation to negotiate the road’s sharp bends – and this is not easy when sheer cliff faces rise to your left and plummet to your right where the Mediterranean stretches away towards the horizon. It’s a dramatic scene that forces you to stop the car (where possible) and take all in.

The road literally takes the breath away. It’s winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop direct to the sea. As the high road twists tightly around the cliff face on the right of this shot, the driver sees a deep gorge and passes over a bridge. A quick glance to the right (remember, you need to watch the road, too) reveals a breathtaking, stereotypical, idyllic Mediterranean scene down below.