If you are interested in a genuine Turkish experience, lots of amazing bays and like to relax and unwind this route might be something ideal for you. All active groups that are interested in seeing small local towns, like to swim and snorkel and wish to escape the most crowded places will find enjoyment in this 7-day Turkey Blue cruise.
Marmaris is one of the nicest places in Turkey, and his marina and harbor are nice to take a stroll around. Furthermore, this town offers lots of restaurants and a fabulous castle of Suleyman the Magnificent and an appealing old quarter where you can shop and relax for a while. After a while, you may come across the famous bar street that is vibrant and full of action and a great choice for evening drinks.
The nice afternoon will be spent in this beautiful town…
and overnight stay.
Turunç was once a small fishing village now it is developed to Turkish holiday resort situated in the Marmaris. This village is small and it is possible to walk from one end of the village to the other in about half an hour, so one day at this location is enough. Here you’ll find plenty of restaurants and accommodation and it is a great place to stop by and relax away from crowds on your gulet cruise. At nights, the main street is closed to traffic and it’s a great time for just strolling and relaxing.
Turunç was once a small fishing village …
now it is developed to Turkish holiday resort situated in the Marmaris.
Monday: Arabian Island – Bozukkale (Loryma)
First, your captain will find a nice bay somewhere around Arap Island for a tasty lunch on board with a 5-star view. After lunch and a short break, you’ll visit Bozukkale. There you can discover remains of the fortress (ancient city of Loryma) or just do some swimming, surfing, canoeing and enjoying all the beautiful coves and natural beauties. Sometimes it is all about simple things in life we all love.
Try out traditional food
You’ll head to Arap Island for a tasty lunch on board with a 5-star view.
Calm bays with are perfect for overnight stay.
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. Here you will see one of the purest blue waters, lots of opportunities for shopping and some entertainment as well. Nice beautiful streets with lots of artistic value with make you feel good and relaxed. There are beaches and bays best for snorkeling, diving tours, and courses. A must visit the old part of Datca and immerse yourself in history and culture. You will also come across Datca houses, beautiful tiny streets with its artistic value. They are the greatest examples of beautiful architecture.
Try out traditional food
Datça is a small harbor town that dates back to the Dorian times…
Have some fun exploring local shops.
WEDNESDAY: Aktur – Bencik
Most of the experienced captains will claim that if one does not anchor at Bencik, it means you did not sail on the Aegean coast of Turkey. This miniature fiord extends about 1.5 miles and there are around ten of anchorages on both sides of the bay. This must be one of the prettiest bays in Hisarönü Gulf and it is an absolute must visit! Here you can spend the day relaxing on board, swimming, sunbathing, reading your favorite book, or stay active with watersports.
Enjoy the peaceful Bencik…
and later bring some action to the plan!
If you’re in search of “real” authentic experience of Turkey lifestyle then Selimiye is the place to come. It has a laid-back family atmosphere and it is as unspoiled as it gets. There’s still a surprisingly wide choice of cafés and restaurants there – but life is calm and easy. We definitely recommend you to try some of the local food or sweet dessert options. The final destination is Orhaniye village where you will be served with for the dinner. When dinner ends, if you feel like you could snack on something more we highly recommend strolling down rustic streets and find nice purple sweet figs that are too tempting to resist.
Try out traditional food
Selimiye has a laid-back family atmosphere
Orhaniye village had many small hidden gems.
FRIDAY: Dirsek buku – Bozburun
Village life in Bozburun is geared around agriculture, fishing and the building of the traditional gulets. It is very interesting to check out the local boatyards and see how these amazing vessels are built. Dirsek Buku offers perfect shelter for a great swim and a nice restaurant for some snacks, and it is generally a great place to visit and stay overnight. Crystal clear waters of Dirsek buku will amaze you!
Try out traditional food
Crystal clear waters of Dirsek buku…
will simply amaze you!
Check-out will be at 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).
MATCHING THIS ITINERARY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE GULETS
Not every gulet owner & captain is the same or will cruise this route in the same way. Some owners may prefer to stay most of the evenings on the anchor, while others will seek small pier and tie the gulet there. One owner might show you 4 different bays and towns in a day, while others will stay in the same place for the entire day. Some captains prefer to arrive at ports early – while some do it later. Everyone has their own ways.
The most important thing for you is to realize what YOU LIKE – finding the gulet that can make your wishes a reality.
We will help you with this process. We are experienced, and we know each which owner will suit each of the groups and make them super happy.
So let us know about your wishes and keep in mind that small details (as mentioned above) – will make your cruise an incredible experience.
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