Turkish Riviera with Turkish Gulet in Style
This blue cruise Fethiye – Antalya gives you the opportunity to combine land and sea excursions. Not only you can enjoy swimming in the “Blue Flagged” waters with the beautiful natural bays, but you will also get a chance to explore the beautiful islands and lovely fishing towns with great historical sights along the Turkish Rivera.
This blue cruise takes 8 days and 7 nights in traditional wooden Turkish gulet, starting from Fethiye to cruise down to Kas, Kekova, Demre, Olympos and ending in Antalya. You will have plenty of time to chill out, swim, snorkel or just soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful surroundings or a choice of visiting ancient ruin sights along the way. There are also optional activities you can join in from paragliding to water sports.
- Day 1
Dinner and first night in Fethiye
Transfer to your gulet in the harbour of Fethiye. You will be greeted by our friendly and professional crew, following with a briefing about your cruise.
Fethiye seaport is a meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its port is one of the biggest in the region. The town has numerous bays and islands of great charm.
Dinner and first night in Fethiye.
- Day 2
After breakfast, we begin to set off along the coast of Fethiye Peninsular for lunch in a secluded bay.
When sea conditions permitting we will sail to Butterfly Valley and Oludeniz, one of the most photographed beaches in the world for visit and swim. Here you have the optional excursion of paragliding to fly over Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon.
Dinner and overnight at Firnaz Bay, near Kalkan.
- Day 3
Departure to Kas Harbour after morning swim and breakfast. Optional visit of this little town.
Kas was once known as Antiphellos, the original Lycian town. Time to explore historical sights of well-preserved ancient theatre and several Lycian rock tombs. Or just relax in town, do some shopping at the local shops and some local cafes for great coffee.
Afterwards, we cruise around the Small Islands.
Lots of swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing!
Dinner and overnight at Aperlai Bay. Optional visit ruins of this Lycian archaeological site.
- Day 4
After breakfast, we sail to Kekova. A short cruise along the Mediterranean coast to the Sunken City of Kekova, the protected Lycian-Roman archaeological site. Witness its stunning beauty of its sunken city submerged under water.
Stop over at Simena (Kalekoy), a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access. Visit Byzantine/Ottoman castle on the top of the village where you can see a magnificent panoramic view of Kekova area. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water.
After lunch, departure to Demre, optional land excursion to Myra and the St.Nicholas Church.
Dinner and overnight in Gokkaya Bay. Relax in this pirates haven or party the night away at the Smugglers Inn and meet up with other travellers from other boats.
- Day 5
Today, we cruise further to Olympos, optional visit to this mysterious Lycian site, the hidden ancient city, overgrown and hardly touched. Its ruins are widely scattered amidst the thick greenery of wild grapevines, bay trees, and pines. This archaeological site is just inland from a beautiful beach along the course of a stream (Akcay river) which runs through a rocky gorge.
We will have a plenty of time to relax, swim and sunbathing near this beautiful pebble beach.
- Day 6
After breakfast, we cruise to Porto Ceneviz or the bay of Sazak. At both places, the sheer cliffs drop into the sea and the bays are completely deserted.
Dinner and overnight will be spent here.
- Day 7
Phaselis - Antalya
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 to Antalya where dinner is served. Optional visit of the city. Overnight in the harbour.
- Day 8
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your gulet and crew.