This route is an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy in all the benefits of the relaxing gulet cruise but also would love to stay active on their holidays and explore history and nature of Turkish coastline. Here you’ll have many opportunities for hiking, snorkeling, diverse watersports activities, spending days on the beach and ultimately relaxing and having truly the best holidays of your life.
SATURDAY: Marmari̇s – YILDIZ and/or CENNET ISLAND
Your cruise starts in Marmaris port with check-in from 4:00 p.m. The town of Marmaris is located in the southwest of Turkey in Muğla province. It is one of the largest natural harbors in the world and a very attractive holiday spot for tourists from all over the world with regular connected flights. Dalaman / Muğla International Airport is 100km from Marmaris. The bay is surrounded by beautiful nature and green forests and there are a number of coves with attractive seascapes. Marmaris area is filled with many historical sites. According to historian Herodotus, there has been a castle in Marmaris since 3000 BC, which has been converted into a museum now. The heart of the town is a little plaza close to the Ferry Dock leading into the old town full of colorful shops, cafes, restaurants and hundreds of luxury yachts in the summer months. Later on, you will sail to Yildiz and/or Cennet island for an overnight stay.
Marmaris is a very quiet town perfect for relaxation…
… and one of the largest natural harbors in the world!
SUNDAY: AMOS BAY – SERÇE
Amos Bay is surrounded with pine and olive trees that create the shades from hot summer days. You can freely explore the islands citadel, theatre and
temple ruins of ancient Amos that are located on the hills. Make sure you bring enough water and good shoes for this hike because temperatures during summer can get high. The sea is also a good alternative for getting refreshed in the bay that is an exceptionally attractive stop for swimming. Later in the day, you will sail to Serçe Harbour that has an impressive rocky entrance from the sea worth of taking a photograph. The sparkling, indigo water invites you for swimming and to add up Serçe is protected harbor ideal for yachts anchorage and overnight stay with dinner under the stars.
Amos Bay offers beautiful sea perfect for refreshed in the bay that is exceptionally attractive.
Enjoy in dinner under the stars.
Bozukkale is a large bay, lying between points; Kale Burnu and Değirmen Burnu. The walls of the ancient city of Loryma surround the port. There are many restaurants in the bay and we recommend fish menu to definitely try. Restaurants also produce their own electricity and they bake their fresh tasty bread in the morning. Furthermore, the water here is nice and so clean perfect for after lunch swim. Later on, you can explore the rough path goes up to the castle and it is worth hiking to enjoy the scenic beauty in early golden morning or orange colored sunset afternoons. The castle position almost directly opposite the ancient Greek city of Rhodes. Except visiting the remains of the fortress, swimming and sunbathing will be on your daily schedule for sure!
Bozukkale is a large bay, lying between points; Kale Burnu and Değirmen Burnu.
Enjoy in amazing traditional local food and drinks.
Datça is a small harbor town that dates back to the Dorian times and it is the nearest place to the ancient city of Knidos. You may join an optional excursion to the ancient Knidos, which lies at the west end of the peninsula of Datça is included in the national preservation programme. On your way, you will pass by a fantastic landscape with small islands and huge mountains that are simply breathtaking. In the evening you will have free time to visit Datça with its lovely little streets and harbor. Datça’s bays are also perfect for snorkeling and windsurfing with facilities available. But not only that, this harbor is one of the designated ports for entry-exit formalities between Greece and Turkey and is included in the National Preservation Programme. The ancient theatre with attractive surrounding is impressive and also well worth climbing up the light tower for the marvelous view before sunset. Ancient Knidos had two harbors; one was the naval base, other was for maritime trade. Knidos was also famous as a center of educational activities while Knidians were renowned mariners – sailing their ships in search of trade – making excellent wine, and for their talent in the arts. The statue of Aphrodite, which still stood proudly in her sanctuary here, will truly impress you.
Try out traditional food
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Historic town exploration
Visit and explore the streets of Datca, a small harbor town dating back to Dorian times.
Join an optional excursion to the ancient Knidos, which lies at the west end of the peninsula of Datça.
WEDNESDAY: Benci̇k – SELİMİYE – ORHANİYE
Captain will lead you to Bencik, which is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf. Bencik might have a very narrow entrance but it also has a unique nature and view when you get inside. You should take a short walk up to the top of the hill in Bencik, and see at the same time the fantastic views of Gokova and Hisaronu Bays. Selimiye Bay is a large bay with several anchorages. There are restaurants with piers along the shore along with houses of the village that lie along the shoreline. This is a pretty village with its identity and attractive surroundings and inhabitants who are sincere, hospitable and modest. When you stroll around, you can feel the village lifestyle and the warm welcoming of the locals.
Orhaniye Bay is the last destination of the day with shores are densely wooded by pine trees. Martı Marina ( private yacht marina ) stands on your port side at the entry dinner and overnight stay will be held here. You can relax on board from this active fun day and prepare for tomorrow.
Bencik bay might have a very narrow entrance but it also has a unique nature and view when you get inside.
You should take a short walk up to the top of the hill in Bencik for the fantastic views.
THURSDAY: Di̇rsek Bükü – Bozburun
After breakfast, your blue cruise goes on towards Dirsek Bükü were blue and green sea meets in perfect harmony creating a perfect shade of turquoise. Till the afternoon you will have enough time to explore the blue waters of this area, enjoy endless sun and watersports and perhaps visit cozy restaurants. In the afternoon the small fishing town, Bozburun will be your next stop where the prevailing wind has a welcoming cooling effect in the summer. Bozburun has a special charm to it. Fun fact is that tradition here is still present in a way that gulets here are still being handmade here and most of the locals still sailors and the men of the sea. Here you can unwind and discover the small streets of the little town with its friendly people. Dinner and overnight stay will also be in Bozburun on this day with magical sunset in the background.
Dirsek Bükü a place were blue and green sea meets in perfect harmony.
Bozburun lovely place with a special charm to it.
FRIDAY: Kadirga – KEÇI ISLAND
Also known as Kadirga Rock, Kadirga Bay is a favorite among local divers and underwater archaeologists. Here you’ll find massive rocks that rise all the way from the bottom of the sea to 15 meters to above the surface. The main attraction is the ancient amphorae, which are scattered along the bottom and in some cases stuck to the rocks. If you are not keen on diving into depths of the sea you can enjoy in watersports, relaxing on board, reading a book… Later on, the adventure continues to Keci Island. The scenery is beautiful and covered in forest and surrounded by the sea where you may go for a pleasant swim and whole day full of activities. This is simply a great place to spend a day and rest of the night in a quiet relaxing atmosphere.
Relax on board
Kadirga Bay is a favorite among local divers and underwater archaeologists
…and a great place for watersports.
You will have to leave the gulet with precious memories by 10:00 after breakfast. If you want you can later before heading home further explore the Marmaris. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will come for 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). Also, you can if you feel comfortable, answer to a few of our representative questions on video and leave us a review that will be posted on our official page and Facebook.
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Goolets LTD is the no.1 agency specialized only for gulet cruises from destinations worldwide. At the moment we have inspected well over 700 gulets from Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Maldives and Seychelles, while Indonesia, Caribbean, Spain with Canary islands and Tunisia are next on our bucket list. We serve clients from all over the world, while we have the most group for English-speaking markets such as Europe, America, Canada, Australia & South Africa. Our main service is composed of 2 parts. First, our sales experts that all cruised on gulets several times and can offer you first-hand advice match you with perfect gulet options with best possible prices. Second, our skilled finalization team prepares the crew for your arrival and helps in the organization of food, beverages, route, activities, transfers and all the other small things, that take your cruise from good to great. Our main saying is “Life is good” as this is what we wish to achieve for all our clients when cruising with us.