FETHIYE, DOMUZ ISLAND, KIZIL ISLAND

DAY1

 

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.

 

DAY2

 

FETHIYE, KIZIL ISLAND

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!   

At sunset, the sun hits the stones and turns crimson red in color, a color that resembles the island soil. The Kizil Island got its name from this phenomenon. There is very little infrastructure on this island. The southern tip of the island has a lighthouse that guides maritime traffic.

To the north-west are the Deliktas Islands, ideal for diving and fishing. The red waves off the east coast of the island wash the wide sand beach and are best suited for swimming.

 

DAY3

 

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 4

 

GOBUN BAY, KOCABUK

The Gobun Bay settled in the south of the Domuz Cove. The entranceway of the cove is very narrow but once you get inside you will find a long cove enveloped by beautiful olive and pine trees. At the afar end of the cove you will see some rock cut graves and historical ruins.

Close to the edge of the Ness of Kurtoglu in the Cove of Fethiye, you would be allured to pier at what consists of the twin bays of Aga Limani. As a Network Port, it gives you the chance to relax, swim, go fishing, or take long, peaceful and calm walks on the sandy beach. The sea is so clean in here, Kocabuk and water is chill becasue of a underwater source close to the magnificent beach.

 

DAY5

HAMAM BAY, SARSALA BAY

 

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.

Sarsala Bay is an another popular cove by seamen with a natural cove perfect for swimming or spending your night in. It is an inviting bay with a large stony beach, a wooded clough that runs inland, enclosed by pine Forestry Mountain. There is a restaurant and a pontoon at the teeny tiny Sarsala Cove where several Gulets anchor.

 

DAY6

 

DOMUZ ISLAND, TERSANE ISLAND

 

Domuz Island  ("Pig Island") is a Mediterranean island of Turkey. The island was popularly named after wild boars which were thought to live in the island, is covered with olive groves and pine trees. The island also has a harbor naturally sheltered from the wind. There are ruins, in and around the island. But the island now is uninhabited.

                          

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.

 

DAY7

 

BEDRI RAHMI BAY, GOCEK, 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!

 

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.

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.

 

DAY 8

 

GOCEK ISLAND

Gocek Island is a Mediterranean island of Turkey.

Administratively the island is a part of Fethiye district of Muğla Province.

 The island faces Gocek a touristic town and a small port. The island is a natural breakwater and it protects Gocek from most of the winds.

The island is unhabited. But there are beaches in both the east and the west coast and there is a dock in the east coast (called İncirli) for Gulet services from Gocek. 

Gocek island, first choice for those who favor to keep in city and swim at the nearest beach, is an excellent stop for you and your luxury yacht or luxury gulet.

The minute you get there, you can anchor at both the municipal marina or one of the private marinas and comb out into the town, where your feet will lead you automatically into the slender back streets with their bustling array of colorful shops if hiding out in private bays is your thing, you will coincidence scores of them at Gocek.