Before starting our cruise, you will be picked up in and around Olympos at 10:00 am and the guests from other cities will be picked up from Demre bus station at 12:00 midday and transferred to our yacht at Çayağzı ( Andriake ) Harbour.
You can get to Demre from other cities by regularly running buses.
What makes Demre popular are its Church of St. Nicholas and the Myra Rock Tombs, nestled in the mountain, carved out of the mountainside. This is a great spot to anchor and marvel at the sights, as well as a great spot for reaching the sunken city at Kekova. The Taurus mountains behind Demre give it a contrasting green and brown against the clear blue sky and the twinkling azure sea. There are many archeological finds dotted around this peninsula, so if you are interested in the ancient legends of Turkey and Greece, this is one area you will want to study closely.
After meeting with captain and crew we will set sail to Pirates Cave for swimming and snorkeling.
Blue Cave is also known as Pirates Cave, due to its geographical location it was once an ideal place for Pirates to lay in wait for trade ships that journeyed along the Mediterranean sea. Today the Cave can be reached only by boat. Blue cave has gained its name from the dazzling blue hue of the water. You can swim through the low entrance in the cliff face and marvel at the sapphire stone walls as the sunlight bounces of the sea filling the cave with blue light. At the mouth of Blue Cave is a low ledge from which you can launch yourself into the crystal clear water. Even non-swimmers can enjoy the beautiful Blue Cave as you can paddle inside by canoe from gulet yacht or drift in with a small dinghy.
This amazingly beautiful location sits opposite three islands, Asirli island, Kiseli island and Kasirli island. Entering the harbor of Gokkaya usually happens when coming from Kekova, and is made by sailing between the islands of Asirli and Kiseli. The deep channel provides ample protection from the rocks of Martini Kayagligi. What is amazing about this bay is the cold spring waters that filter down from the mountains and flow int the bay. This cause the waters to have two temperature levels, a cooler upper layer and a warmer lower level. Apart from the sea and the islands, you also get access to the ancient Acropolis found in the ancient city of Istlada, which sits beside the town of Kapakli. There are sarcophagi and stele shaped tombs, some with inscriptions from the 4th century, the most famous tomb is that of Hoyran.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Gokkaya Bay.
Our yacht will be anchored at the Kas Harbour so that you can get off the board and visit this small charming fishing village. Kas was once a small fishing village, today it is a growing tourist town with a nice marina and perfect conditions for scuba diving. In fact, Kas is considered to be one of Turkey’s main diving centers and it delivers in every sense.
Quite close to the harbor is an ancient amphitheater, and around the harbor are plenty of small restaurants and tavern providing fresh seafood meals.
After visiting Kas we will set sail to Firnaz Bay near Kalkan for dinner and overnight stay. It is possible to see the deep blue sea and the creatures living underwater in Firnaz Bay. There is only one beach in the bay and there is a mud bath which is believed to rejuvenate people on the beach. The bay is also very popular for diving enthusiasts. In addition, it is possible to see ancient ruins all over this bay surrounded by wide slopes.
We give a start to the day, with the sunrise to World Famous Butterfly Valley, where breakfast will be served and swim in the crystal clear waters of this beautiful place, Butterfly valley is also a place hosting 136 kinds of butterflies and moths.
This valley is only really accessible by sea since it is surrounded by the rocky mountains. During the summer, and only for a few weeks, the valley fills with butterflies, hence the name. The valley has a stream running through it, so even when the place is devoid of flying colors it is still an amazing place to visit.
Then we will cruise to Ölüdeniz (The Blue Lagoon). Ölüdeniz is Turkish for the Dead Sea, which it derives from the calm waters that seem to shine like a pane of glass all year round. It is one of the most visited and popular tourist spots on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey. The blue lagoon sits within a pebble beach enclosure, and the waters are crystal clear, aquamarine and differing shade so of blue. Behind the town is Mount Babadağ, that sets the pace for the paragliding community. This is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful paraglide locations in the world. For visitors arriving by yacht, this is a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving, since the lagoon has plenty of small underwater caves and a lot of interesting fauna and sea life.
St. Nicholas (Gemiler Island) is considered to be the resting place of St. Nicholas, or what we all know as Santa Claus, who is also the Patron Saint of Sailors. During the early Christian era, this was a very active island with a lot of trade and commerce. It his home to some Byzantine ruins and St. Nicholas’ tomb. The island is now a pilgrimage site, as well as a favored day stop for yachts. Dinner and overnight stay will be in this lovely bay.
After breakfast, our new route is going to Samanlık Bay, for a lovely last swim.
Quite close to Fethiye is Samanlik Bay, this small bay is considered to be a great location for anchoring, even when Fethiye is close by. The slopes leading down to the bay are covered with trees and the waters are cool and inviting.
Arrival to Fethiye harbor will be at around 11:00 am.
* Please note that; depending on sea and weather conditions, captain reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
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This cabin charter programme operated with traditional gulet yachts. All traditional gulets are nearly on the same conditions so the example yacht on below gives you a good idea what will be your gulet look like.
The length of gulets are between 15- 25 meters, the number of cabins are depended on the length of the yacht (between 3 to 8 cabins). Most of the cabins have a double bed. There are also triple cabin facilities on some yachts. All the cabins have private bathrooms. There aren`t air condition facilities.
We cannot specify exact yacht name a few days before departure date because it depends on how many cabins have been booked. We select the best-matched gulet to the number of reserved cabins.