With about 8.000 km of coastline and hundreds of blue flag beaches, Turkey is the perfect spotfor Gulet Cruise holidays. The coastline has some of the most beautiful pristine beaches in Europe. Many secluded beaches can be enjoyed by relaxed boat trips available from the resorts. Turkey’s southwestern shore has long been dubbed The Turquoise Coast.
The Aegean and Mediterranean coastline, witnessing to many a bygone civilizatiıons, of Turkey is over 3000 kilometers in length. Having become a unique brand known as The Blue Cruise in todays world, Gulet Charter is enjoyed along that coastline often with a backdrop of lush green forests and just a stone’s throw from an archaeological treasure, accesible only by the sea. The hidden coves, tranquil inlets and heavenly bays dotted along the coastline and the majestic pine forsets meeting the sea all alongthe coast are today make up the top destinations for sea-goers. Popular coves and bays ornament especially the area in Bodrum, Datça, Marmaris, Göcek, Fethiye and Antalya regions. We will be delighted to assist you in choosing the most suitable yacht for your Blue Cruise.
Set between Bodrum peninsula to the North and Datça peninsula to the South in the Aegean Sea, Gulf of Gokova is home to superb flora and fauna inhabiting the bay encompassing dramatic sea cliffs, sandy and lonely coves, rocky islands and certainly some of the most picturesque and colorful landscapes of Turkey’s famous Turquoise Coast.
Today Gulf of Gokova is one of the very popular destinations for the Blue Cruise, Gulf Gokova is currently protected under National Preservation Programme, which does not allow construction for mass tourism purposes.
Gulf of Hisaronu lies between Cape Bozan to the north and Cape Atabol to the south. It has many interlaced coves, sheltered bays and safe anchorages embellished by pine forests and palm trees. Meltemi, the prevailing wind comes from the west in summer and blows light swell into the bay in the morning then grows stronger by the afternoon. Blessed by nature’s blue and green in all shades, Gulf of Hisaronu offers excellent conditions for those who want to experience sailing aboard a classic gulet.
For those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Gocek area in July-August high season, it is guaranteed that you will have the most memorable and serene time of your life in and around Kumlubük, Çiftlik, Bozukkale, Bozburun, Söğüt or Dirsek coves. Otherwise, depending on weather conditions, you may wish to venture into the waters of Datça, Palamutbuku and Knidos or to the East towards Selimiye, Bencik and Orhaniye. Hisarönü is a charming place because of its wonderful nature, magnificent view and crystal clear seas. It is an ancient belief that the Hisarönü region has a healing effect on people with heart problems and asthma due to its unpolluted air quality.
The town of Marmaris is located right where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean Sea. Marmaris is one of Turkey’s top resorts in a stunning setting, One can easily compare the region to the Nordic fjords, with pine clad hills meeting the sea, jagged inlets and tiny rocky islets off the coast. Lined with palm trees, the seafront of the town itself has the typical Mediterranean feel crowded by the people strolling along the promenade in the evenings. Marmaris has a famed night life where the shops, bars and clubs in the narrow streets stay open until the early hours of the morning.
Each one of the smaller towns around Marmaris have their unique features. Icmeler town is popular for families and is much greener than neighbouring Marmaris.It nestles in the shelter of pine clad mountains with a wide sweeping bay of coarse sand, The waters are shallow and calm making it perfect for water sports. Steep mountains surrounding the small bay with its sparkling waters and sandy beach offers dramatic views as far as theeye can see. Turunc is a sleepy resort, full of character and is popular amongst yachting fraternity. Akyaka village, lying in the Azmak River Valley, is charactrised by the surrounding fragrant eucalyptus trees. The river winds down through fields to the seafront, where there is a small sandy beach and a number of beachfront restaurants. Datca town located at the tip of the peninsula, which stretches out to the west at the point where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, facing the tiny Greek island of Symi. It is a popular anchorage point for the yachts on a Blue Cruise. There are some magnificent beaches nearby such as the bays of Aktur and Kargı. At the tip of the peninsula lies the ruins of the ancient Carian city of Knidos, a center for arts and culture in 4th century, the city was famed for its temple of Aphrodite, the remains of which can still be seen today.
One of the best and most popular coastal regions in Turkey, the Gulf of Fethiye offers numerous lovely bays and coves for anchorage and tranquil times. Gulf of Fethiye is is a big centre for scuba diving. Oludeniz Beach near Fethiye, more commonly known as the Blue Lagoon, has a beautiful mix of deep blue and bright green hues and that is precisely why the whole of the Turkish coastline is known as the Turquoise Coast. Oludeniz is the archetypal picture postcard beach, backed by dramatic pine clad hills.
Meaning Dead Sea literally, the stunning lagoon is a protected preservation area.There is a strip alongside the seafront promenade with a number of bars, restaurants and shops, which stay open well into the night. Gocek town, the most popular yachting hub in the area, has excellently serviced international marinas and is a charming resort with a range of sophisticated hotels, upmarket restaurants and clothing shops.
Saint Nicholas Island is an island located off the coast of Fethiye in Gemiler Cove. There are remains of several churches and a variety of associated buildings built between the 4th and 6th centuries on the island. It is believed by the archaeologists that the island was the location of the original tomb of Saint Nicholas.
Kekova is a group of islands and bays home to a number of ancient Lycian settlements, some of which are now submerged in the sea. A stunning natural bay on Turkey’s southwest Mediterranean Coast, Kekova is located in Demre district of the southern province of Antalya. Welcoming thousands of Gulet Cruise addicts every year, it is a region of indescribable natural beauty famous for the ancient ruins and rich history of the area. The name describes the region encompassing the island of Kekova as well as the villages of Kalekoyand Ucagiz, a quaint fishing town with small selection of locally-owned fish restaurants.
The ruined Lycian cities of Simena and the Sunken City, rock-cut tombs and sarchopagı hidden in the surrounding hills are the main attractions. Blue Cruise Gulets and luxury motor yachts visit the region for it’s transparent waters, brilliant sun, unspoiled nature and excellent swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. Kekova region is home to many small islands, extensive caves, an abundance of sea life and secluded coves backed by sheer cliffs and rugged hills, many of which can only be accessed by sea.
The Üçağız village of Kekova was known as the Greek fishing village in the past and is a first degree protected natural and historical site. The partly sunken necropolis on its shore, the Lycian sarcophagi and its stone houses, Üçağız is an ideal anchorage point for Blue Cruise enthusiasts. One of the small cities of the Lycian Union, the ancient city of Theimussa is located in Üçağız, which is the only place in the Kekova region that can be reached by road. Another old, nearby Greek fishing village, Kaleköy is one of the rare places in Turkey which can only reached from the sea.
ANTALYA OLYMPOS PHASELIS
Antalya, also known as theTurkish Riviera is the most stunning part of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast with its perfect sun, clean beaches, ultra luxury resorts, nature and history. Antalya is the largest and a thriving modern city on the Mediterranean with an antique harbour. Culture vultures will find plenty of interest in the Archaeological Museum which has artefacts from the Paleolithic Age right through to Ottoman times.
Olympos – Cirali neighborhood is in a charming spot set on lovely long beach with golden sands amidst unspoilt nature. The ancient ruins in the area include baths, a temple, Roman theatre and necropolis. To the north of Olympos, past the attractive hamlet of beach front Cirali, on the hillside is the legendary burning flame of Chimera, literally burning stone.
Located near Antalya, the 2600 years old ancient city of Phaselis is a true natural beauty that was one of the most important cities of the Lycian League. It is believed that the town itself was first built by colonists from the island of Rhodes in the year 7 BC. Phaselis means “the place protected by Gods” in Ancient Greek . The geographer Strabon mentioned the three ports in his chronicles. The Roman ruins are well preserved and the three harbors of the ancient city are used as beaches and Gulet Yacht anchorage points today.
Many of the ruins are under water and offer a wonderful diving experience for the Blue Cruise guests.
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Bodrum to Seven Islands
Day 3 Seven Islands to Balli Su
Day 4 Balli Su
Day 5 Alinda Bay
Day 6 Alinda Bay to Kissebuku
Day 7 Kisekbuku to Bodrum
Day 8 Bodrum
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Mersincik
Day 3 Knidos-Datça
Day 4 Bencik
Day 5 Selimiye
Day 6 Bozburun
Day 7 Mersincik-Bodrum
Day 8 Bodrum
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Knidos
Day 3 Datça
Day 4 Selimiye
Day 5 Bozburun
Day 6 Bozukkale-Serçe
Day 7 Marmaris
Day 8 Marmaris
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Knidos- Datça
Day 3 Selimiye
Day 4 Bozburun
Day 5 Serçe-Kadirga
Day 6 Dalyan/Kaunos
Day 7 Aga Limani-Göcek
Day 8 Göcek
Day 1 Fethiye
Day 2 Olu Deniz (Death Sea)-Gemiler
Day 3 Yesilkoy-Kas
Day 4 Kekova (Sunked City)
Day 5 Demre-Kalkan
Day 6 Samanlik Koyu
Day 7 Aga Limani-Göcek
Day 8 Göcek