Turkey

Discover the vibrant and contrasting traditions of Turkey, a transcontinental country which boasts both a fascinating history as a gateway of global commerce and culture, intertwined with a beautiful natural landscape. The fabric of Turkey culture has been influenced by the many peoples who have marked its story. From the Greeks, to the Romans, to the Byzantines, to the Ottomans, discover a land rich in natural and cultural wonders, where Europe meets Asia.

  • Visit to the Antalya
  • High lights
  • Itinerary
  • Photo Gallery

Visit to the Antalya

Antalya is the fastest-growing city in Turkey, and tourists from around the world are discovering its fabulous mix of great beaches and traditional Turkish culture. Kids will love the Beach Park, which features Aqua Land (a waterslide-fanatic dream) and Dolphin Land (home to dolphins, sea lions and white whales). Make sure to explore the old town centre and to see Hadrian Gate.

High lights

From the modern capital of Ankara to the ancient ruins of Ephesus we explore the very best of Turkey’s sites, whilst staying in comfortable hotels. We travel to the volcanic landscape of Cappadocia to discover the underground city of Kaymakli and explore Goreme with its ‘fairy chimneys’ and rock-cut houses. We also visit the white travertines of Pamukkale, walk around historic Istanbul and admire the spectacular scenery of the Turquoise Coast.

Itinerary

Day.1 ANTALYA
Arrival to Antalya. Dinner and overnight on board, in the marina.

Day.2 ANTALYA - ADRASAN
Departure towards to Olympos via Three Isles. Visit of the ruins and continuing to the bay of Adrasan for overnight.

Day.3 ANTALYA - DEMRE - KEKOVA (ÜÇAĞIZ)
Early departure in order to pass the Gulf of Finike. Arrival to Çayağzı (anc. Andriake). Possibility to visit the ancient site of Myra and the church dedicated to Saint Nicholas. After the visit, lunch while navigation. Sun and sea bathing in a little cove. Visit and overnight in front of Üçağız (anc. Teimussa) village.

Day.4 KEKOVA - KAŞ
Departure after the breakfast, arrival to Bayındır, next to Kaş for lunch. In the afternoon, entering to the port of Kaş. Several possibilities of excursions to Xanthos, Patara, Saklıkent. Overnight in the port for cleaning, food and water supply of the boat.

Day.5 KAŞ - SIMENA - GÖKKAYA
Departure before or after the breakfast. Navigation next to Sunken City of Kekova. Visit of the castle and ruins of Simena. Continuing to Gökkaya in the afternoon and overnight.

Day.6 GÖKKAYA - GENOVESE HARBOUR - PHASELIS
Departure early in the morning. Arrival to Genovese Harbour or the cove of Sazak. Continuing to Phaselis. Visit of the site and overnight.

Day.7 PHASELIS - ANTALYA
Departure after the breakfast. Arrival to the cove of Ayışığı next to Kemer. Entering to the marina in the afternoon and overnight.

Day.8 ANTALYA
Transfer to the airport or to the hotels according to rest of the holidays.

On board:
- Cabins with bed for two and WC/shower in each cabin.
- Sheets, pillow-cases, blankets except the towels.
- Back deck covered with awning.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- VHF radio
- Casette player
- Windsurf
- Palms, goggles, snorkels
- Dinghy with outboard engine
- Playing cards, board games

Crew:
It consists of captain, cook and sailor. Sometimes on larger boats, there will be a second.

Course:
The sailing course and stop points may vary according to arrival/departure hours of passengers, weather conditions, changes in wind, but the captain will be his best to follow the original course.
Navigation is always performed with engine.

Phaselis:
One of the harbor cities of ancient Lycia. At the shore of mount of Olympe, surrounded by pinewoods, the site is open over the sea with its three harbors. One can see the aqueduct, theater, baths and the royal path amongst the pinewoods.

Olympos:
Another Lycian town. Its remains are dispersed in the nature beside of a magnificent beach. Far beyond, the eternal flame of Chimera burns.

Myra and St. Nicholas:
Myra is famous with its impressive necropolis dating from 6th - 3rd centuries BC. The tombs are carved on the rock of mountain in order that the dead go easily to heaven. A very well-preserved theater is also to be seen. With this excursion, there is also a chance the church dedicated to St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) with his presumed tomb inside.

Simena:
On Kaleköy shoulder, another Lycian town with a beautiful landscape reigning over Kekova and a little theater of 300 places.

Uçagiz:
An isolated village from the modern world in inner Kekova.

Xanthos and Patara:
Xanthos, the capital city of ancient Lycia is 5 miles of the sea. From the rocky mounts, Xanthos relics reign the coastal line. A grand part of the richness is stolen by the English and can now be found in British Museum. However, one can admire the theater from the Roman era, the monolith called Harpies, a column of 5 yards holding a funeral chamber and a Byzantine church.
The harbor town of Patara where St. Nicholas is born is covered by dunes but a Corinthian temple, thermal baths, an arch of triumph, all dating from 100 AD, can be seen. There is also a savage but magnificent theater.

Xanthos and Saklikent (Hidden City) Canyon:
An alternative excursion. Instead of Patara, for those who are overwhelmed by summer hot, a couple of miles trekking tour in an 12-miles canyon (further is dangerous and needs some professionalism) combined with Xanthos. Passengers will like to eat Turkish pancakes and have a glass of fresh ayran (yogurt mixed with water) on terraces over the stream. Walking in ice-cold waters or putting mud-mask are within the funs of the day.

Kas:
Nice and typical seaside town of Mediterranean. Narrow streets, a lot of different shops, bars, pubs, discos, and restaurants. Furthermore, post office, change offices, banks, and ATMs. A very animated nightlife awaits those who are interested.

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