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Exploring Turkey

Land and Sea Adventure

A perfectly balanced week exploring ancient sites, hiking the Lycian Path, beach hopping and meandering in harbour towns.

And to make this itinerary even more special, your home for the week is a traditional Turkish gulet! Drop anchor at a new spot each night, and start your day with a swim in the crystal clear ocean. This itinerary is based on one of our favourites, but alternative sized gulets are available for larger or smaller groups. All gulets are professionally crewed and have a dedicated chef on board.

This tour can be adapted if you prefer hotel or apartment stays, but we would make some changes to reduce land travel and optimise your time.

And as always, we can tailor this itinerary to create the perfect trip for you. Just discuss with our destination specialists.

 

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Göcek

Your tour begins from the small harbour town of Göcek, just 20 minutes from Dalaman International Airport.

Spend the day swimming and sailing to an overnight stop in a bay of your choice.

Day 2 - Island stop

The small St Nicholas island hosts Byzantine ruins dating back to 4th century A.D. Explore the remains of many ecclesiastical buildings, churches, and tombs scattered along this island.

Enjoy a drink at the highest point of the island at sunset before heading back to the boat for dinner.

 

Day 3 - Kas

Meander around the town of Kas today,  world famous for its seaside villas and terraced shops and restaurants that overlook the Greek coast.

Day 4 - Lycian Way

The charming Kekova area is littered with picturesque rock formations and Lycian tombs, its like something out of a movie. It’s well worth the hike up to Simena Castle to take in the panoramic views.

 

Day 5 - Kalkan

This small well-to-do harbour town has developed in recent years and is busy and active. Explore at leisure, spend the rest of the day swimming, snorkelling and sailing

Day 6 - Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley is striking with a grand entrance, tall steep hills and the Oludeniz Lagoon beyond. There are a couple of hidden swim spots you can enjoy on this day.

The energetic amongst you will enjoy a historic hike up to Levissi, an abandoned Greek village dating back to 7th century A.D.

Or for adrenalin seekers, you could paraglide off Mount Baba at a height of 2000m.

Day 7 - Fethiye

It’s your last night!

Cruise into the Gulf of Fethiye and explore the bays at your own pace.

Fethiye is a charming town centre close to the harbour. The seaside boulevard is packed with cafes, and the fish market is a fascinating stop where you can pick catches of the day which are then cooked and served to your liking.

Extend your holiday at this point with more time in Fethiye if you like, or get back on board and return to Gocek to fly home.

What's included?

Includes 

  • Fuel for the planned itinerary and some allowance for recreational cruising
  • Fuel for 12 hours/day of generator use and A/C use in Turkish waters
  • Turkish harbour and domestic transit log fees (private marinas are not covered)
  • Unlimited Wifi in Turkish waters 
  • VAT

Excludes

  • Food and beverage expenses (packages available)
  • Foreign and private marina fees (optional trips)
  • Fuel cost for water sports and leisure use of the tender or significant deviations from itinerary
  • Greek island harbour fees and all entry/exit costs between Turkey & Greece
  • Wifi outside Turkish waters
  • Crew gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Land transfers

All prices correct at the time of writing and based on 2 people sharing cabins and full occupancy of the gulet. Gulets operate seasonally, and prices vary for different weeks and different size gulets. Please call us or email us at turkey@fleewinter.com to discuss prices for your exact dates and occupancy requirements.

Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans. We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.

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