KEKOVA, BUTTERFLY VALLEY, GEMILER ISLAND

DAY 1

 

GOCEK

 

Gocek is a natural harbor locating at the head of the Cove of Fethiye on the beautiful seashore of Turkey. Sheltered by the woody foothills of the great Taurus Mountains, it looks over the many islands and sheltered gulfs of this pretty gulf.

When you get to the center, you will see a large street called Turgut Ozal Street that provides many outlet stores for antique and modern rugs and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. It is possible to find all your needs in this street.

Famous supermarkets Tansas, Migros and Bim - have branche offices in Gocek village, additively to many smaller family-run stores that a everything that you will need for either gulet provisioning or self-catering.             

While you are walking along calmly the main street to the seaside, you will see elegant, modest, calm, restaurants, fish restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good global and folk music. However, you should also walk inland a little to see the restaurants and pubs hiding in perfect green gardens, enclosed by colourful flowers. You will find the ambiance stunning with the flower scents, your drink and the untypical high oxygen levels, which you’ll notice you don’t breathe well in general.

DAY 2

 

BUTTERFLY VALLEY, GEMILER ISLAND, OLUDENIZ

One of the most attractive places in the Fethiye area is the Butterfly Valley. The hard rock climb is worth the thrilling landscape of thousands of tiny butterflies coating the rocks and the trees like a blanket - something you must try and never have seen or experienced before! Make the slightest sound you can ever make and you can see the butterflies flit around, covering the whole blue sky and casting a shadow on the valley! There are two different ways to reach to the Butterfly Valley. First way is through the waterfall and the other one is through the town of Faralya. Whether you are a sports addict or a nature lover, the beautiful views will not pall on you.

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.

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!

 

DAY 3

 

KALKAN, KAS

 

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.

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

 

KEKOVA, UCAGIZ BAY

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!

 

DAY5

 

DEMRE, GOKKAYA BAY  

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

 

KAPUTAS BEACH

 

Gorgeous Kaputas Beach is a enjoyful cove that is covered with gold sands and is perfect for swimming, settled at the foothill of a astounding mountain valley. This is the beach often pictured in holiday brochures for Turkey, even though it doesn't get crowded as you would expect. The glassy and clear water of Kaputas Beach is always in a perfect shade of turquoise. This beach located betwixt Kas and Kalkan and is formed where sharp mounts meet the sea and form into a bay. by virtue of this geographical setting, the sea here can be quite intense and gets rather deep close to the beach. Its intact beauty is what tempts many visitors, but it is not especially safe for children.

 

 

DAY 7

 

BEDRI RAHMI BAY, HAMAM BAY, YASSICA ISLANDS      

Bedri Rahmi Cove is also known by the Tasyaka or “Dark Cove”, thanks to its natural beauties and historical importance. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was an venerable master of Turkish lit, art and painting. In the summer of 1973, throughout a cruise with his close friends, he drew a fish on a big rock. This “Fish Rock” positioned at the entranceway of the blue cove still welcomes tourists. In fact, the area itself is known as “Fish Rock” in honor of the great master writer. Bedri Rahmi Bay is well guarded from intense breezes and is thus a good spot of anchorage. It is also known for its pine and olive coating the hills behind the rose bay flowers, teeny tiny beaches and turquoise glassy waters, creating a image of incredible proportions!

 

Some of these islands appear like the Yassica Islands group on many marine maps. Anchorage ground is available at the closest port of Gocek. Yassica Islands in the Cove of Fethiye is one of the most romantic and lovely places, ideal for spending quality time with your beloved one and taking photos of gorgeous sunsets.

The islands are surrounded with lovely pine and olive trees, have several sheltered and shallow coves and are ideal for water sports addicts. There are no foundations on the islands.

The largest one has a sandy beach and there is a small pool peninsula off the lagoon. It looks really ideal for children to play in. You can swim here without fear of danger from anything between the islands.

The minimum distance is 12m between two islands. If you have half an hour you can swim to and from four islands. You can explore the islands by walking if you wish but don’t forget to take sturdy shoes or boots with you as the ground can be very stony. Despite their small size these islands have a good variety of different plants and foliage.

South-east of the (Hamam) Manastir bay, in the ruins of a bath in the water because of the region known as Cleopatra's Bath, or Sunken Bath Bay coastal tectonics, such as the formation of the bay in the Gulf with many bays.

 A careful exploration of the mount slope behind the cove, which was active in the past, this hill actually is a crater lake of tectonic structure and corroding water canals, clearly seeable from the coast. The abbey dark, pine trees and up the mount from the coast in some areas covered with carob trees.                                                                       

Structure of an old wall running parallel to the direction of the north-east coast and other small remnants of ancient Lycia reminds me that you are not far from the city. Lydia Network Port can be reached by a hiking trail approximately 1,5 hours.

Hamam is the bay that no blue voyage yachts or daily tripper boats will pass without anchoring. The sailors like to spend their nights her. There are several restaurants with wooden pergolas on the shore serving the yachts.

 

 

DAY8

 

GOCEK

 

Gocek is a natural harbor locating at the head of the Cove of Fethiye on the beautiful seashore of Turkey. Sheltered by the woody foothills of the great Taurus Mountains, it looks over the many islands and sheltered gulfs of this pretty gulf.

When you get to the center, you will see a large street called Turgut Ozal Street that provides many outlet stores for antique and modern rugs and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. It is possible to find all your needs in this street.

Famous supermarkets Tansas, Migros and Bim - have branche offices in Gocek village, additively to many smaller family-run stores that a everything that you will need for either gulet provisioning or self-catering. 

While you are walking along calmly the main street to the seaside, you will see elegant, modest, calm, restaurants, fish restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good global and folk music. However, you should also walk inland a little to see the restaurants and pubs hiding in perfect green gardens, enclosed by colourful flowers. You will find the ambiance stunning with the flower scents, your drink and the untypical high oxygen levels, which you’ll notice you don’t breathe well in general.