If you want active holidays and you are eager to see and experience the most out of beautiful Turkish coast well then this route will definitely interest you! This route gives you the opportunity to combine active holidays on land and sea with relaxing enjoyable days during the cruise. You can go swimming in the crystal clear waters with the beautiful natural bays, but you will also get a chance to explore the beautiful islands and lovely fishing villages with great historical sights and beautiful surroundings and much more.
SATURDAY: Göcek – Göcek Island / Ağa Li̇mani
Your cruise starts in Göcek port, check-in is from 4:00 p.m. Goolets Representative will welcome you on board, show you around your yacht and introduce you with your crew. Before departure, traditional welcome drink and snacks will be served so you can enjoy in it. Gocek is the destination of the first day – a natural harbor lying at the head of the Gulf of Fethiye on the Turquoise coast of Turkey. Protected by mountains Gocek overlooks numerous islands and sheltered bays of this beautiful gulf. When you arrive at the city center, you will see a long street called Turgut Ozal Street that offers many outlets for antique and modern carpets and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. Or maybe experience something local like shave in a traditional barber with face massage. First overnight will be on anchor in one of the nearby bays (likely Göcek İsland and/or Ağa Limanı Bay) with delicious big dinner served on board around 08:00 p.m.
Gocek is a beautiful town perfect for relaxation…
and your first overnight stay.
SUNDAY: Butterfly Valley – Ölüdeni̇z – Gemİler Island
Your first full day on board starts with breakfast which will be served from 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. (as you agree with your chef). Today you will be visiting three interesting destinations. Butterfly Valley is one of the most striking places in the Fethiye region. We recommend hiking which is worth because of the breathtaking view of thousands of butterflies covering the rocks and trees like a shawl – something you must never have seen or experienced before! It certainly isn’t a walk in the park, but with a rational mind and awareness for safety, the hike is entirely doable. There are two ways to get to the Butterfly Valley – one is through a waterfall and the other is through the village of Faralya. Whether you are a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, the beautiful sights will absolutely impress you! Just bear in mind that for hiking always follow the red paint and do not stray from it on the trail. Wear sturdy shoes, be attentive on where you put your feet and don’t rush the hike!
ÖlüDeniz is the most photographed beach in Europe. Here you also have the option of paragliding or just admiring a breathtaking view. For all paragliding enthusiasts, you will take off from Babadağ Mountain, 2000 m and fly over ÖlüDeniz beach and Blue Lagoon. However, if you want this adrenalin rush we suggest looking into pre-booking this activity. If you do not feel so adventurous, we suggest taking a walk on the beach and enjoying an incomparable view that Oludeniz offers. Pay attention to the bottom of the lagoon which is covered with white and sparkling with lights from nearby harbor. Later on, you will go to Gemİler Island is known for its ancient ruins and remains of churches. Pay attention to Byzantine ruins which 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. Even if you are not history enthusiast you will still enjoy seeing this. Gulet will anchor down at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island’s ruins and sit and enjoy the magical sunset.
We recommend hiking which is worth because of the breathtaking view of thousands of butterflies covering the rocks and trees like a shawl
Ölü Deniz is the most photographed beach in Europe. Here you also have the option of paragliding or just admiring a breathtaking view.
MONDAY: Kalkan – Kaş
You will leave Gemiler Island early in the morning (before breakfast), by the time you wake up, you will already be on the way to Kalkan – Fırnaz Bay. Breakfast will be served in Fırnaz Bay which is very close to Kalkan Port. After breakfast and swim, we suggest having a cup of Turkish Coffee in one of the small coffee shops in the lovely Kalkan port. This will surely bring you a rush of new energy. Furthermore, the town features many traditional white-colored houses, shutters and balconies bursting with colorful flowers. Narrow streets are lined with souvenir shops where you will find many people earning their living by making olive oil soap. Later on, lunch will be at Güvercin island located close to Kaş port.
Kaş is a small charming fishing town built around remnants of ancient Antiphellos, surrounded by rugged cliffs. Being one of the most important towns of Lycia, Kas gained importance in Roman Times and eventually became the center in Byzantine times. From a little port, it has prospered to an important tourist attraction and the second major resort of the region! It has a rocky coastline, which provides unhindered access to gleaming waters. It is the perfect mix of different things that contrast each other beautifully like; sea and mountains, modern buildings and ancient ruins, this small resort exudes a special charm, which also comes from its easy-going, laid-back ambiance. Here you will have the chance to walk around the old city center and to experience some nightlife – if you wish.
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Try out traditional food
Kaş is a small charming fishing town built around remnants of ancient Antiphellos, surrounded by rugged cliffs.
Kalkan town features many traditional white-colored houses, shutters and balconies bursting with colorful flowers.
Best places to eat:
Kas has some great places to eat. It’s well worth taking a stroll after sunset to find a perfect place to eat. We suggest: 1) Retro Bistro is a newer addition to many restaurants in Kas, Retro Bistro is located in the main hub of the shopping area of Kas. Serving not so traditional Turkish food this place is a good “break” from Turkish food if you feel like you need something else to tantalize those taste buds.2) Turkuaz Restaurant Meyhane is a great little place in the heart of Kas serving a variety of Turkish dishes. The “meze plate” is always a popular choice and their Turkish casseroles are delicious and plentiful.
3) Natur-el – is a great restaurant with delicious old ottoman style food as well as some modern day classics. There is a menu for food served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff will welcome you in like a long-lost family member.
Best places to drink:
Kas has a great nightlife that tends to “spill out” into the main square and harbor. We suggest checking: 1) Mavi Bar – right in the heart of where it all happens at nighttime. Mavi Bar is right in the harbor at the main square and you can easily recognize it by its small colorful chairs. Get there early enough to grab one or just order your drinks from the edge of the harbor 2) Queen Bar – a place enjoy a dance. You will be welcomed by super friendly staff and enjoy the music for a dance or enjoy the views from their balcony. 3) Red Point – if you are looking for a place to party all night, head to Red Point. Here you will find all the “all nighters” dancing as the sun starts to rise over the harbor.
TUESDAY: Kale – Kekova – Üçağiz- Gökkaya
After breakfast and morning cup of Turkish coffee or tea, you will be leaving Kas. During the cruise, you will pass by the ancient city of Aperlai in the Sicak peninsula and two islets of Kara Ada and Toprak Ada before ultimately reaching Kekova. Your gulet will also cruise side by side Sunken City. It is a protected World Heritage site, therefore, no swimming, diving or snorkeling is allowed in this area. Afterward, you will moor close to the island of Kekova to explore the city and Simena Castle with a spectacular view of the entire Kekova region can be enjoyed from the top of the castle. Kekova is truly a natural paradise – beautiful bays with turquoise sea, nature, and history dating back to thousands of years. Along the northern coast of Kekova lies the ancient city of Apollonia. Here you can see old summer houses and seaside homes. After lunch, you will head to Ucagiz bay that has big importance to the yachting industry, since it provides access to the island of Kekova.
Remains of castle walls on a low rocky hill, part of which is under the sea, and the city at the east end of the pier is a must see! Gokkaya is astonishingly beautiful with indented coasts and many islands. Bay is a well-known turtle breeding area which is a special sight in itself. If you want you can explore Abscissa a church visible to the sight behind the inlet of Gokkaya. The ancient city of Istlada is situated east of the hill and it is also nearby. In the east and north of the Acropolis, there are mysterious rock tombs, sarcophaguses and steel shaped tombs belonging to the Roman period and antique ruins. Dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m. on board with overnight will be spent in Gökkaya Bay. We also suggest visiting Smugglers In Bar as all boats and travelers meet in the area for a night of dancing under the stars. Free boat service is provided to the bar and runs regularly all night. If you prefer a quiet night on board, simply relax and chill on your gulet.
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Sunken City is astonishingly beautiful…
there you’ll find the gorgeous turquoise sea.
WEDNESDAY: Demre – Çamlik Bay
After breakfast and morning swim, you will depart towards Demre. Demre harbor is always full of gulets for you to admire. Although many people will pass by Demre for the sake of their blue cruise, there are some things that tempt you to stay and look around. Ruins of Myra are located here and although smaller in size, they are some of the best-preserved ruins in south Turkey. You can walk up close to the carved temples found in rocks and wander through well-preserved amphitheater. In the center of town, you will find remains of St Nicholas Church – said to be where his remains were once buried before the Italians took them off to Italy. Acoustic phonetics in this place are astounding, 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 beginning of the tunnel!
Best places to eat:
Demre is a real taste of village life. You will not find the main street full of shops and restaurants. There are some local restaurants, and we recommend: 1) Kısmet Restaurant – on the corner opposite the main car park close to St. Nicholas Church. This is the place to go for just about anything Turkish. They serve great and delicious fresh shish kebabs. Go here if you are very hungry. 2) Kangaroo Café – located in the street opposite Kısmet heading down. This is a great place for hamburgers, chips and a good old “fill the belly” kind of meals. 3) If you are after something small but tasty then seek out Necate. It is a small “hole in the wall” soup shop that has several soups to choose from all homemade and delicious.
After visiting Demre, you will depart to Çamlık Bay. There you can enjoy your day filled with water sports activities, swimming, soaking up the sun or resting with a favorite book. Delicious dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m. with overnight will be spent in Çamlık bay.
Try out traditional food
Ruins of Myra are located here and although smaller in size, they are some of the best-preserved ruins in south Turkey.
Later you will depart to Çamlık Bay. There you can enjoy your day filled with water sports activities, swimming…
THURSDAY: Kaş – İnönü Bay – Li̇man Ağzi
After breakfast and morning swim, the cruise will continue towards Kaş again. Make the best of your next break in İnönü Bay and take a swim in crystal clear water. After a full morning of enjoyment in fun summer and watersports activities, you simply get hungry. But nothing to worry, your personal Chef will take care of you and your group with lunch served on board. After lunch, your will depart towards Liman Ağzı Bay. If you are interested in diving, you will get the chance to do it here. Be sure to look at booking this before your cruise since that can’t be arranged last minute. Dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m. with peaceful overnight spent in Liman Ağzı Bay.
Try out traditional food
Make the best of your next break in İnönü Bay and take a swim in crystal clear water.
Dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m. with peaceful overnight spent in Liman Ağzı Bay.
FRIDAY: Göcek Islands – Yassica Island
Early departure towards Gemiler island. Breakfast will be served after anchoring nearby Ölüdeniz Bay. After breakfast and swim break cruise will continue towards Göcek Bay. There are fantastic little islands for spending free time and relaxation on the last day of your cruise. Bedri Rahmi Bay is known by the Lycian name of Taşyaka or Dark bay, due to its natural beauty and historical significance. Bedri Rahmi Bay is well sheltered from strong winds and is, therefore, a good point of anchorage. It is also known for its pine and olive covered hills behind the oleander flowers, small beaches, and turquoise waters, creating the image of fantastic proportions! Yassica Islands in the Gulf of Fethiye is one of the most romantic places, ideal for spending quality time with your partner and photographing gorgeous sunsets. The islands are covered with pine and olive trees and have many well sheltered and shallow bays – ideal for watersports enthusiasts. There is also a sandy beach and a small lagoon which looks like it has been made for children to play. You can swim between the islands without fear and further explore the islands by foot as well, but don’t forget to take sturdy shoes as the ground is pebbly. Dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m back on the boat with overnight will be spent on Yassica Island.
Fantastic little islands for spending free time and relaxation on the last day of your cruise.
Dinner will be served around 08:00 p.m back on the boat with overnight will be spent on Yassica Island.
The moment to say goodbye to your yacht and crew has unfortunately arrived. Check-out is till 10:00 a.m. – after breakfast. You will be finishing your cruise where you have started it 7 days ago – Gocek harbor. If you haven’t visited the city center on the first day, we strongly suggest to do it before leaving. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will give you one last visit on board to check how everything went and if you need any further assistance (transfers, suggestions on how to spend the day till your flight and similar).
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