7 nights / 8 days / Fethiye

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Day 1

Day 1 Fethiye, Gemiler island

Do you like traveling on gulets? The seaside city of Fethiye is located a half hour drive from Dalaman Airport. It is a well-known tourist center in southwestern Turkey with a variety of bars, restaurants and many different day and night entertainment options. Fethiye itself is rich in history with a number of interesting archaeological sites, and the area is steeped in a multi-layered culture built over the centuries. The city has three marinas, all with modern equipment. Fethiye is a great place to start or end a yacht charter, and there are many islands scattered along its coastline that add zest to an already colorful city with a variety of local cuisine that awakens your taste buds.

* 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’s best to sail further or resupply in Fethiye.

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Day 2

Day 2 Oludeniz (Dead Sea), Tersane island

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 on a gulet 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.

* The largest island in Fthiye Bay is Tersane Island, also known as Shipyard Island. This bay has a channel 100 meters deep that was used by the Ottoman Navy, hence the name of the shipyard island. There are many bays in the bay area, and in the east there is the Summer Harbor. The western side of the bay is little used due to the strong winds that prevail for most of the year. The ancient ruined city of Telandria is nearby and if you want to stretch your legs this is a great place to do so.

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Day 3

Day 3 Domuz Island, Gobun Bay, Yavansu Bay

The next stop on your gulet trip to Turkey is Domuz Island. Although this island is now called Prince’s Island, it was originally known as Domuz Island, which means the island of the port, named after the many wild pigs that thrived here. There are no pigs on Prince’s Island today, but serene beauty reigns.

* Gobun Bay is located near Domuz Bay. The entrance to Domuz is very narrow, which adds excitement and mystery. Once inside the bay, you will find tombs carved into the rock, and the entire area is covered with olive and pine trees.

Yavansu, or Chaika Bay, is a popular tourist destination for both foreign and local tourists. Fig trees and small streams flowing down from the mountains grow in the bay. However, fresh water is only for animals and not for humans. The name “The Seagull” comes from a mosaic found in the bay and is associated with the ancient city of Arimax, located on the top of the hill. Aimax contains four Roman mausoleums and a Hellenistic tomb, as well as a Byzantine cistern, which testifies to the long history of the place.

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Day 4

Day 4 Baths of Cleopatra, Sarsala Bay

While sailing along the coast near Hvar there is a smaller island, this is the island of Scedro, and you can anchor in Manastir Bay. The bay is named after an abandoned monastery that was found right above the bay, which was constantly plundered by pirates until it was abandoned. And he stayed to go broke. The island of Šcedro has a crater lake and several beautiful trails. The bay area is exceptional, so gulet cruises will always stop here. The bay has several restaurants with lovely gazebos that invite you to enjoy the shade and breeze as you sip your wine and watch the yachts come and go. It’s not a restocking spot, but it’s a great place to sleep and dine under the stars over calm waters. At night, the bay is covered with light, and there is a serene tranquility.

* Yachtsmen love Sarsala Bay as it is a natural bay offering great swimming opportunities as well as a good place to spend the night. There is a pontoon in the bay that leads to the restaurant and the surrounding landscape is amazing. There is a valley that leads inland through a dense forest of trees. The beach itself is rocky, so be prepared.

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Day 5

Day 5 Bedri Rahmi Bay (Tasyaka), Kille Buku

The next stop of your gulet cruise is Bedri Rahmi Bay. It is named after the famous Turkish writer Bedri Rahmi Eyyuboglu, who came to fish in the bay, which has been known as the Dark Bay since the days of Lycia. During one of his fishing trips in 1973, he painted a fish on a rock at the entrance to the bay, giving the rock a new name “Fish Rock”, now the name of the entire area. This bay is well protected, so the winds do not prevail, and the colors are distinct, and the clear azure water contrasts with the green pines, olive trees and oleanders that inhabit the hillside. The overall effect is enhanced by clear blue skies.

* Between Boyruz Buku and Tasyaka there is the Kille Buku bay. This place is considered a great picnic spot for travelers coming from Gocek as it is heavily shaded by trees.

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Day 6

Day 6 Hacihalil (Zeytin) Island, Kizil Ada

Zeytin Island (which means Olive Island) is found south of the Yassica island chain. This island is covered in olive trees, hence the name, and is a privately owned property that supports a local olive press industry that has been ongoing since the Ottomans.

Kizil island is considered to be a magical place at sunset. The islands name means red and the grounds color is red. However, it is at sunset when the whole island transforms, all the stones turn crimson red, providing you with an amazing photographic shoot. The island is uninhabited, apart from a lighthouse that is located on the southern tip. The Deliktas isles re located to the north west and are considered to be another great place for gulet cruise, but for swimming and fishing.

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Day 7

Day 7 Turunch Pinari, Samanlik Bay

Gulet Holidays Turkey is the best choice for those looking for a relaxing holiday. 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. This is the usual anchorage for many yachts and if you want to visit Fethiye it is just a short walk away.

* 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. This is the usual anchorage for many yachts and if you want to visit Fethiye it is just a short walk away.

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Day 8

Day 8 Fethiye

After completing your exciting journey 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. Thank you for choosing Kasme yachting for your gulet trip.

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