DAY 1 : GOCEK & BEDRI RAHMI BAY
Boarding starts at 14:30 from Gocek Harbour.You will board your boat at Gocek, a beautiful seashore town, very close to the Dalaman airport. Gocek is a paradise for boaters, boasting seven marinas, beautiful secluded coves, green pine forests, sandy beaches, clean blue waters, and 12 islands nearby. Declared as a Registered Area of Special Protection.
We take off from Gocek and sail to our first destination, Bedri Rahmi Bay for dinner and overnight.Your captain will show you what looks like a fish painting on a rock, painted by Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu in 1973, a famous poet and a painter. You can explore the beach and the Lycian necropolis with rock tombs while strolling among the pine trees.
DAY 2 : BUTTERFLY VALLEY, OLUDENIZ, GEMILER ISLAND
You will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Butterfly Valley.One of the most striking places in the Fethiye region is the Valley of the Butterflies. The laborious rock climb is worth the breathtaking view of thousands of little butterflies covering the rocks and the trees like a shawl something you must never have seen or experienced before! Make the slightest sound and you can see the butterflies taking a flight, covering the sky and casting a shadow over the valley!Later on we will cruise to Oludeniz which is described as Eden best owed by God on Earth. Extending to the coast, the lush pine forests present all shades of green, blue and purple that soothes the eye.
The Gemiler Island is a popular tourist destination since the Byzantine ruins can be seen from the sea. Other attractions of interest include over 40 ecclesiastical buildings and Christian tombs and a Church that was cut out directly from a rock located at the highest point on the island. The island has a bay that is shaped like a crescent and thus provides great anchorage. There is a makeshift restaurant that caters to sailors, boatmen and yachtsmen during summers. We will spend the night in Gemiler Island.
DAY 3 : KALKAN -KAS
Early morning we will set sail to Kalkan. Kalkan, founded on the banks of a bay, is worth seeing. It is a small but very pretty holiday resort and has a small yacht harbor, old Greek houses and holiday resorts. The traditional white-colored houses, shutters and balconies bursting with flowers present a picturesque view. The narrow streets are lined with souvenir shops. The blue cruise voyagers love this place.Then we will set sail to Kas.
Kas is a small fishing, yachting and tourist town. Kas is built around the remnants of the ancient Antiphellos and surrounded by lofty, rugged cliffs.
Here you will have the chance to walk around Kas , which was an old Greek Town, and to experience nightlife in Kas. Being one of the most important towns of Lycia, Kas gained importance in Roman Times and eventually bec ame the centre of Episcopacy in Byzantine times . Kas is a rich land with the surrounding cities that belong to the Antique period and with other historical values. Dinner and overnight stay at Kas.
DAY 4 : KEKOVA-UCAGIZ BAY
With beautiful bays and turquoise sea, nature and history dating back to thousands of years, Kekova is a natural paradise. After leaving Kas, you need to sail past Uluburun to get to Kekova. During the cruise, you will also see the ancient city of Aperlai in the Sicak peninsula and two islets of Kara Ada. The bays of Kekova are a natural favorite harbor for yachts across all. The towering Simena (Kalekoy) Castle is a great tourist attraction too.
For the dinner and overnight the gulet will anchor at Ucagiz Bay. Theimussa is of vital importance to the yacht tourism industry, since it provides access to the island of Kekova.
DAY 5 : DEMRE-MYRA BAY
Known for its natural beauty, historic sites, sparkling sea and the focal point of greenhouse, Demre indeed is famous! 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 behold the mosaics, vaulted halls and chambers and experience acoustic phonetics. Located a few kilometers away from the town of Demre.
Advancing from the south of Kekova, you arrive at another beautiful harbor called Myra. It is quite well sheltered against winds, has proper anchorage and several accommodation facilities to spend the night. Enjoy a swim in between the small islands or walk ashore and go east to explore a monumental entrance, a church, water cisterns and a small Lycian city of monumental tombs.
DAY 6 : KAPUTAS BEACH
Kaputas Beach is a lovely sandy swimming cove nestled at the foot of a striking mountain gorge. This is the beach often pictured in travel brochures for Turkey.The water is always a brilliant colour of turquoise.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Yesilkoy.
DAY 7 : TERSANE ISLAND
Our last stop as we head for Gocek is Tersane Island, (meaning “Dockyard Island, ancient name: Telandria). It is the largest island in the Gulf of Fethiye, and has a perfect harbor to protect many ships during storms. During the Byzantian and Ottoman times, it was used as a dockyard. You can still see the dockyard rocks lying at the bottom of the sea. There are ruins of two churches and an ancient tomb.
DAY 8 : GOCEK
Disembarkation at 10:00 after breakfast.
The itinerary given above is not a fixed itinerary. As a private gulet yacht charter, your party can decide where to go, where to overnight, where to swi