7 nights / 8 days / Fethiye

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Day 1

Day 1 Fethiye

Gulet charter in Turkey is the best choice for a family vacation. When you arrive in Fethiye and board the yacht in the late afternoon, spend some time at the port and enjoy the city before setting sail. You will have time to enjoy, as your yacht will only set sail in the morning. This is a great time to explore the small town and enjoy some shopping before heading out to sea, as well as a great chance to tell your chef what specialties you might want during your trip that were not included in the itinerary. You will dine aboard a yacht moored in the marina and enjoy a delightful first night under the stars of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Day 2

Day 2 Oludeniz (Dead Sea), Gemiler Island, Valley of the Butterflies

Private yacht charter is very popular in Turkey. Oludeniz in Turkish means the Dead Sea, which is due to the calm waters that seem to shine like glass all year round. Oludeniz is a small village in the Fethiye region of Mugla province. It is one of the most visited and popular tourist destinations on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey. The blue lagoon is fenced off from a pebble beach, and the water is crystal clear, turquoise and different shades of blue. Behind the city is Mount Babadag, which sets the pace for the paragliding community. It is considered one of the best and most beautiful paragliding spots in the world. It is also part of the Ultra Marathon called the Lycian Marathon. For visitors arriving by yacht, this is a great spot for snorkeling and scuba diving, as the lagoon has many small underwater caves and many interesting fauna and marine life. In addition to entertainment, there is a tourist center that has several restaurants, cafes and shops where you can restock if needed.

* Gemiler Island is an uninhabited island near the city of Fethiye. There are many restaurants and cafes located near the famous ruins, but the owners do not live on the island, but come here every day for tourist purposes. Gemiler is considered the resting place of Saint Nicholas, or what we all now call Santa Claus, who is also the patron saint of sailors. During the early Christian era, it was a very active island with a lot of trade and commerce. This is his home for some Byzantine ruins and the tomb of St. Nicholas. Today the island is a place of pilgrimage as well as a favorite daytime stopover for yachts. The local cuisine is exceptionally delicious and they are located in a beautiful relaxing location with great views. Blue Cruises has an overnight license, but the rest of the island empties at sunset and gets pretty deserted. There are no commercial resupply sites here, so if you need supplies it is best to head further or resupply in Fethiye.

Not far from Fethiye is the Valley of the Butterflies. This valley can only be reached by sea as it is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. In the summer, and only for a few weeks, the valley fills with butterflies, hence the name. The largest species found here is actually a moth, which is the Jersey white moth. There is a stream in the valley, so even when this place is devoid of bright colors, it is still a great place to visit. If you want to stay overnight on land, you can do so, but there are strict guidelines for camping that must be followed.

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Day 3

Day 3 Yesilkoy, Kas

The next stop on your blue journey is Kas. Yelikoy is a small village under the surrounding mountains, its name means “green village” and its purpose was to provide shelter to farmers. Over time, it developed into a small farming community, growing olives and poppies.

* Kas was once a small fishing village, but today it is a growing tourist town with a beautiful marina and ideal diving conditions. In fact, Kas is considered one of Turkey’s premier diving centers and benefits in every sense. The contract between clear aquamarine waters and dark rocky cliffs makes this a truly great place to moor and enjoy. There is an ancient amphitheater not far from the harbor, and around the harbor there are many small restaurants and taverns serving fresh seafood. It is also the preferred restocking destination for Blue Cruises, so while your crew is restocking you can either relax in the city or go snorkeling. You will also be able to see the Greek island of Meis off the coast. The city is connected by modern roads and is also an excellent starting point for exploring the local archaeological sites and exploring the history of the region.

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Day 4

Day 4 Kalekoy, Ucagiz, Kekova

The gulet tour to Turkey continues from Kekova. Teymoussa, 36 kilometers east of Kas, is a beautiful bay that is almost a full circle and is considered an important anchor for yachts. Teimussa Bay is located very close to the sunken city off the island of Kekova and you can see the castle that starts on a hill and is under water.

* To the east of Kas is the island of Kekova. The Kekova region is 100 square miles and includes the island of Kekova, the villages of Kalekoy and Ucagiz, and the four ancient cities of Simena, Aperlae, Dolciste and Teimiussa. Kekvoa is a protected and uninhabited area. You will most likely anchor off the island and you can visit the area for stunning views, clear turquoise sea and ancient ruins. Nearby you will find the submerged city of Apollonia, which slipped into the sea after an earthquake. You can clearly see this amazing underwater city from your yacht.

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Day 5

Day 5 Gokkaya, Demre

Gulet Holidays Turkey is the best choice for nature lovers. The Gokkai estuary is located near Kekova. This amazingly beautiful place is located opposite three islands: Asirli Island, Kiseli Island and Kasirli Island. The entrance to the Gokkaya harbor usually takes place at the exit from Kekova and is carried out by sailing between the islands of Asirli and Kiseli. The deep channel provides reliable protection against the Martini Cajagligi rocks. What is surprising about this bay is the cold spring waters that flow down from the mountains and flow into the bay. This causes the water to have two temperature levels: a cooler upper layer and a warmer lower layer. In addition to the sea and islands, you also get access to the ancient Acropolis located in the ancient city of Eastlada, which is next to the city of Kapakli. There are sarcophagi and stele-shaped tombs, some with inscriptions from the 4th century, the most famous tomb is Hoyran’s tomb.

* Along the southern coastline of Turkey’s Teke province, in the Antalya region, lies the historic city of Demre. What makes Demre popular is its church of St. Nicholas and the rock-cut tombs of Myra, located in the mountain, heading towards the mountainside. It is a great place to drop anchor and admire the sights, as well as a great place to get to the sunken city of Kekova. The Taurus Mountains beyond Demre give it a contrasting green and brown hue against a clear blue sky and shimmering azure sea. There are many archaeological finds scattered around the peninsula, so if you are interested in the ancient legends of Turkey and the Mediterranean, you should take a close look at this area.

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Day 6

Day 6 Kalkan, Kaputash beach

A gulet cruise will be your favorite choice. Just below the Taurus Mountains is the city of Kalkan. This amazing city is built on the slopes of the mountain, so you get a layered view with snow-white coloration against the dark backdrop of the mountains. This city has both a small harbor and a thriving olive business, and they produce a special olive soap unique to their city. As the place is very beautiful, many properties are owned by foreign residents who come here for several weeks throughout the year. The rest of the time, the property is either empty or rented to visitors through sites such as Airbnb. The views of this city are magnificent, with shimmering colors from the multi-storey terraces on one side and the clear water of the bay that shines in the sunlight during the day.

* Between Kas and Kalkan there is a beautiful bay of Kaputash beach. This cove is often featured in national and private tourism advertising brochures and in online magazines. Here the beauty and the beast meet and stand there, the beach itself is not recommended for families with children, as it is quite deep, and the water, as a rule, is stormy most of the time.

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Day 7

Day 7 Samanlik Bay, Turunch Pinari

Not far from Fethiye is Samanlik Bay, this small bay is considered an excellent anchorage even when Fethiye is nearby. The slopes leading to the bay are covered with trees and the water is cool and inviting. It is a regular anchorage for many gulet charters and if you want to visit Fethiye it is just a short walk away.

* Turunc Pinari is located on the eastern shore of Fethiye Bay. It is surrounded by pine trees and is home to a fine restaurant. The restaurant has a pier with 15 berths and it supplies water supplies as well as several restocking times. If you take a short hike up the hillside, you will find a natural spring under a walnut tree. Yachts usually anchor about 25 meters offshore and this is the ideal sport for a short rest off shore.

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Day 8

Day 8 Fethiye

After completing your exciting private yacht charter and arriving in Fethiye for your flight back home, take a moment to enjoy the city one last time. If possible, do not return immediately, walk around the market, soak up the last days of Turkey. Enjoy your latest shopping and taste the wonderful smells and tastes of the local cuisine. If you have time, stay overnight and enjoy the last romantic evening or exciting bar nightlife. Once you leave, the memories will last a lifetime.

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