Turkish Riviera with Turkish Gulet in Style
Travel from the bustling beach resort of Antalya to some of the Turkish Riviera’s most spectacular and secluded destinations on this eight night Blue Cruise aboard a traditional wooden gulet yacht. Explore the rock-cut tombs of ancient Myra and the cobblestone streets of Kas, then photograph the sunken ruins of Kekova. There will be plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling and soaking up the magnificent surrounds as we anchor each night in peaceful and uninhabited bays.
Transfer to your traditional gulet yacht in the harbour of Antalya whose sun-drenched sands are one of the most popular resorts in Turkey. Mingle with your fellow travellers over dinner before spending your first night aboard in the harbour.
Antalya to Adrasan
After breakfast on board, we'll cruise towards Kemer for lunch, with plenty of time to go swimming in the idyllic waters. Stop in Ucadalar to glimpse its rare sea foxes, then continue on to Olympos for an optional visit to explore its ancient city that's draped in vines. Spend time swimming at the beautiful beach before dinner is served in the bay of Adrasan.
Adrasan to Gokkaya Bay
This morning we'll sail to Demre where you can embark on an optional day trip to explore the 4th-century rock-cut tombs of Myra and its ancient theatre, as well as the St. Nicholas Church that's adorned in frescoes and where the real Santa Claus once served as bishop. Then we'll continue to the quiet bay of Gokkaya where you'll have plenty of time for swimming or optional water sports.
Gokkaya Bay to Ucagiz
After breakfast on board, depart for the Sunken City of Kekova to glimpse the semi-submerged ruins of this Lycian Roman archaeological site, then continue to the traditional Turkish fishing village of Simena. It boasts a striking Byzantine/Ottoman castle and is home to local ladies selling brightly coloured scarves. We'll continue on to Ucagiz where we'll have dinner and spend the night.
Ucagiz to Kekova
In the early morning we'll cruise to the charismatic harbour town of Kas where we'll have lunch and spend time exploring its cobblestone streets and bohemian boutiques. Once known as Antiphellos, Kas is also home to Lycian rock tombs, ancient sarcophagi and a Roman theatre. Then continue on to a quiet bay near Kekova to go swimming before dinner is served onboard.
Kekova to Porto Ceneviz or Sazak Bay
Today we'll cruise to Porto Ceneviz or Sazak Bay, both of which feature sheer cliffs dropping to the waters below and deserted bays where we'll spend our final night.
Phaselis - Antalya
Sailing to Phaselis
Sailing to Phaselis, optional visit of the well preserved ancient city.
The 3 harbours here were once a major commercial center.
The ruins of aqua educts, baths, a theatre, Hadrian’s Gate and the Acropolis reveal the city’s historical importance.
Cruising back to Antalya where dinner is served. Optional visit of the city.
Overnight in the harbour.
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your crew and gulet.