KEKOVA, BUTTERFLY VALLEY, GEMILER ISLAND

DAY 1

FETHİYE

Modern Fethiye is settled on the area of the old city known as Telmessos, the remains and ruins are charming and you can see them from the the city center, for an example, the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay… Fethiye welcomes several local and foreign visitors with its verdant and green forests, deep blue glassy sea and unique nature. Blue cruise will make you feel so free and peaceful in Fethiye with Fethiye gulet charter. Fethiye is one of the most preferred holiday resort with its marvellous beaches you can relax in, historical places that you can discover each day and magnificent coves by sea addicts especially for blue cruise.

And there is The Fethiye Museum… The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians.

Towards evening, around sunset, you can witness such a perfect turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong, if you think it is green it is not that either but both together. It is hard to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt!

 

DAY 2

OLUDENIZ (BLUE LAGOON), GEMILER ISLAND

Blue Lagoon is described as Eden bestowed by God on Earth. No wonder then that it has earned a perfect reputation for tourism! Walk on the beach in the dark and behold the unique view that Blue Lagoon offers.

Blue Lagoon is simply like magic! Even the invisible ground of the lagoon covered with white sand sparkling with the lights from the harbour is a scene to behold!

Blue Lagoon gives a wonderful experience adrenaline lovers for paragliding. Blue Lagoon is a small town and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction spot of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is settled 14 km to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadagi. From Babadagi located at an altitude of 1975 meters, you can behold the world's most breathtaking view. Blue Lagoon is one of the most loved holiday resort by vacationers with its turquoise clear sea, fresh air that can freshen you up and quiteness. You have an opportunity to see unique beauty of Fethiye by chartering a gulet which is suitable for your budget and pleasure.

 Fethiye has a pretty hot climate. Summers are really hot and will make you wanna never leave the seas!

 

Positioned off the seashore of Turkey and approximately 9 km from the village of Fethiye, Gemiler Island is famous for its old and historical ruins and remains of churches dating back to the 4-5 centuries AD. If archaeologist evidences are to be believed, this is also the location of the original grave of St. Nicholas. In the Middle Ages, the island was abuzz with trading ships and boats from the eastern, European and Eastern Mediterranean countries. St. Nicholas being the patron saint of sailors, this island was also known as St. Nicholas Islands in the medieval period. The Gemiler Island is a trendy tourist destination since the Byzantine ruins can be seen from the sea. Other attractions of interest include over 40 ecclesiastic buildings and Christian graves and a Church that was cut out directly from a rock located at the top of the island. The island has a bay that is shaped like a lunate and thus provides perfect anchorage. There is a jury-rigged restaurant that serves to sailors, yachtsmen and boatsmen throughout the summers.

 

DAY 3

 

SEVEN CAPES, KAS

 

Mountains fall steep-to into the sea, and it is best to sail at some distance from the coast to avoid gusty winds. Seven Capes is a coastal line starting with K?t? Burnu 9 nautical miles South of Blue Lagoon, stretching in a South-Southeast direction and ending with Zeytin Burnu.

The effect of the wind, turning back from these high and steep capes, can even be felt off the sea. Therefore, it is better to go to Kalkan and just watch these capes and famous Patara Beach in its South from 2-3 miles off.

If you are after a quick getaway, a trip through the Antalya, Kas area of Turkey could be the answer. This place offers exotic foods, never-ending bazaars, stunning beaches, and breathtaking landscape, all blent in the unique culture that can only be experienced in richly historical Turkey. The best time to visit is May through September.

 Kas is a village of Antalya city, has perfection of sea and historical places. Region housed many old civilizations in the past. Therefore, there are so many old places must have seen. These places are; Kas ancient amphi theatre, Atiphellos ancient city, Xanthos ancient city, beaches, Kekova, Demre, Patara, Kalkan… Kalkan is the most popular town of the city.

On your drive to the seashore road from Olympos to Kas, you will be met with a view of beckoning waters that seem to sparkle from every angle. There are many of beaches along the coastal road to break up your trip and lead you make the most of the Mediterranean coast.

Kas was the fishery and harbour village of the city in the past, today is too popular by tourism. Region which is one of the most popular diving centers, there are so many diving schools. Kas is owed to this popularity to its untouched beautiful nature. Region is the last region of the southwest of the city.

You have the oppotunities to do too many nature sports in Kas. There are six caves that are enveloped the city all around, must seen. Most famous ones are Blue cave, Asirli cavern and Guvercinlik cavern. Diving and paragliding are the most popular sports.

There is nobody that seen the Kas’s nature and did not love it. Kas has many hidden beauties and always attracts people by its beauties. There are daily Gulet tours in region to have pleasurable memories during the holiday. There are vacation options that are suitable for every body. You will absolutely find something from yourself in this area.

Turkyacht provides you blue cruise delight with Bodrum blue cruise Gulet tours option. Blue cruise is a good alternative for those who are bored with standard holidays. We offer blue cruise joy by professional staff and restored Gulets and Yachts. Blue cruise lasts for six months. It begins in April and lasts until October. You are able to find a yacht which is ideal for your budget and pleasure. Our luxury yachts are renewed every year.

 

 

DAY 4

 

TERSANE ISLAND, KEKOVA, UCAGIZ BAY

 

Tersane Island is also known as Shipyard Island, these are the biggest in the Cove of Fethiye. A deep, 100ms long canal provides entrance into these islands. There are guarded and sheltered bays on the eastern side, which is also known as summer harbour. The western part is closed due to furious winds, it is best to berth here.

According to historical sources Tersane Islands were known as Telandria. There are about a hundred remains of ancient houses that can e seen from the land and the sea. These islands are proved to be most safe for sailors in the entire Cove of Fethiye during the Byzantine ages.

With beautiful coves and crystal clear turquoise sea, nature and history dating back to thousands of years, Kekova is a natural heaven. After leaving Kas, you need to sail and past Uluburun to arrive to Kekova with your Turkyacht Gulet. During the cruise, you will also encounter the ancient city of Aperlai in the Sicak peninsula and two islets of Kara Ada and Toprak Ada before ultimately reaching Kekova, which is a spot of paradise on earth. The bays of Kekova are a natural favorite harbor for yachts across all. Along the northern coast of Kekova lies the ancient city of Apolloniadating back to BC 4. Here you can see old summer houses and seaside homes. The towering Simena (Kalekoy) Castle is a great tourist attraction too.

Theimussa is located around 36 kilometers from Kas, (Ucagiz) cove and is enveloped on three sides by a natural shelter. Theimussa is of critical importance to the Gulet tourism industry, since it offers access to the island of Kekova. Remains of castle walls on a low rocky hill, part of which is under the sea and a city at the east end pier is a must watch!

 

 

DAY 5

 

SIMENA, DEMRE, GOKKAYA BAY

 

Simena is a popular Lycian site, settled upon one of the most beautiful spots of the Turkish seashore and has a big necropolis. Simena is an pleasurable place to visit for its incomperable beauty and charm. It is a peaceful and calm place of the great history, gorgeous turquoise water, sun, islands, uncorrupted nature, bright blue skies and wonderful beach which is ideal fr swimming

Famous for its natural beauty, historical places, sparkling and glassysea and the central spot of greenhouse, Demre however is popular! Ready to be pleased in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea settled between the mountains and foothills of Demre and the honey-like smell of spring flowers, lemon and orange. The children in the city bear traces of the Lycian civilization and are regarded as the protectors of the seas.

St. Nicholas's Church is regarded as the most important place to visit. Thousands of tourists visit the church every year to be hold the mosaics, vaulted halls and chambers and experience acoustic phonetics. You can stand at the bottom of the stage door of the tunnel and say a word and your partner can hear it at the very mouth of the tunnel!

Gokkaya is amazingly beautiful with its indented seashores and many islands opposite them. The Asirli island, Kiseli island and Kasirli island are located in front of the cove of Gokkaya and in the cove itself there are smaller islands scattered all around. The abscissa of a church is visible to the view behind the inlet of Gokkaya. Nearby there is the antique city of Istlada, situated east of the hill. This place is called Hoyran or Hayitli and is within the Village of Kapakli. There is a small city wall in the city zone and a gate in this wall. In the east and north of the Acropolis there are rock tombs, sarcophaguses and steel shaped tombs belonging to the Roman period and antique ruins belonging to the 4th century BC. The Lycian rock graves are situated among Hayitli and the site of ruins. The grave in Kapakli which was a Lycian epitaph and images of three women is known as the Monumental Grave of Hoyran.

 

DAY 6

 

KALKAN

Kalkan, discovered on the banks of a bay, is worth to see. It is a tiny but a very lovely holiday resort and has a small yacht harbour, old Greek houses and holiday sites. The traditional white-washed houses, shutters and balconies bursting with flowers present a picturesque view. The narrow streets are lined with souvenir shops. Go for a Gulet cruise to witness breathtaking sunsets, enjoy an appetizing meal in a local restaurant or shop till you drop at the small shops selling interesting goods. You will never get bored in Kalkan.

 You will find many people in Kalkan earning their living by making soap with olive oils, cleaning guesthouses and hotels or working in restaurants that are visited by the blue cruise voyagers.

 

DAY 7

 

TURUNC PINARI, SAMANLIK BAY

 

With a name that bears mention of citrus trees and a fountain of fresh water, Turunc Pinari is frequented by yachtsmen. While you are here, enjoy local seafood delicacies carefully prepared and presented in gourmet restaurants and loved by local fishermen and tourists alike. The walk to Turunc Pinari starts from the village of Kaya. But it is also accessible through the bay, beach and clean sea.

Samanlik Bay is located around 2-3 kms from the city in Fethiye. Fethiye itself is a hot tourist destination, thanks to its natural beauty and pristine location. Swaying rows of pines meet the sea at Samanlik Bay and the harmonious blue-green cove is a sheer delight to the eyes. This area is one of the major stopping points for cruising enthusiasts, who love swimming in these waters.

 

DAY 8

FETHİYE

Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins are stunning which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Fethiye hosts many local and foreign tourists with its verdant and green forests, deep blue glassy sea and unique nature. Blue cruise delight is very different and peaceful in Fethiye with Fethiye Gulet Charter.

Fethiye is one of the most preferred holiday resort with its marvellous beaches you can relax in, historical places that you can discover each day and magnificent coves by sea addicts especially for blue cruise.

And there is The Fethiye Museum… The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians.

Towards evening, around sunset, you can witness such a perfect turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong, if you think it is green it is not that either but both together. It is hard to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt!