Olympos to Fethiye Boat Cruise
Olympos to Fethiye Boat Cruise, Demre, Pirate Bay, Sunken City, Simena Castle, Kekova, Kas, Kalkan, Butterfly Valley, St. Nicolas Island, Oludeniz, Fethiye
The most popular Blue Cruise leaving from Olympos is the cruise that heads onto Fethiye. Taking four days and three nights this sail is the highlight of most peoples experience in Turkey. The cruise has anything for everyone whether it is the ancient sights or the beautiful turquoise waters for your swimming and snorkeling, no one will leave frustrated. You leave Olympos / Demre Harbour required for the modern Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. You will waste the day in the Kekova area before going to visit the little fishing village of Kas on the next day. There is time for buying and lots of swimming along the way on a gulet cruise. The next morning you will notice up in Butterfly Valley where you can take a walk in the valley or just in appreciate the view. You will then cruise past Europe’s most photographed shore, Oludeniz, anchoring on the back side of the Blue Lagoon before you eventually anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you can go and search the ruins and experience your last night on board. Throughout your gulet cruise, you and the other customers will be offered the chance to provide some optional activities of paragliding and diving; you will get the opportunity to relax and swim in some stunning bays, while the whole time is enjoying a plentiful of Turkish dishes and hospitality. You will be traveling on a standard Turkish gulet – yacht. The gulet is equipped with all your will need for your days and nights on board. You will have private ensuite bathrooms to each cabin and plenty of space inside to store your bags. Your Blue Cruise will end in Fethiye harbor on the forth day around lunchtime. Olympos to Fethiye blue cruise route is the most traditional gulet cruise route in Turkey because of the variety of particular destination of sites this coastline include. The coast keeps relics from the ancient Lycians, Ottomans, Romans, and Greeks which will make your gullet cruise turkey experience unforgettable.
Cabin Cruise from Olympos to Fethiye
Around 10 am our ground crew will arrive and collect you from your hotel in Olympos. For all other areas, we will have another pickup from Olympos Junction at 10:30 am. We will set off by ground to Demre where we will do different pick up at 12:00 pm at Demre bus station. All guests will then be transported to Demre Harbour, also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour. We check into the gullet and brief you about your cruise. Lunch will be served shortly afterward. Our first sight of the day is the Sunken City, a Biblical town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was devastated by an earthquake in the 2nd century. We will cruise over this preserved World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however as this is a protected site no swimming, diving or snorkeling is allowed. Following this, we will anchor down near Kekova and the island of Kalekoy to visit Simena Castle. Guests can enjoy walking through the cobbled streets of the town or head into the castle to witness some fantastic views of the Kekova region. Tonight we anchor down in Gokkaya Bay, an area known to be a haven for turtles. Later in the evening, a free shuttle service is provided to go party at the nearby bar, Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travelers from other boats, for a night of dancing under the stars. If you don't want to head to the bar, simply relax and chill out on the gulet. (L, D)
Today you will sail on to Kas, which is a small netting village with some of the best shopping in the area, particularly unique jewelry pieces. You will be given time to search the local shops, covering lots of handmade jewelry, clothes stores and some local cafes for a great brew of coffee. For those curious in the optional activity of diving, you will be transported out to the diving boat to go scuba diving in what is said to be the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. There are some pretty good places to see marine life, rock coral, and even a wreck. Be sure to look at booking this optional activity online before your cruise to get an online discount. After your time in Kas, we will sail past Kalkan and moor in Aquarium Bay for the night. (B, L, D)
This day wake up to bright blue sea and find yourself in Butterfly Valley. Wake yourself up with a daybreak swim, have breakfast and then take the free hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different kinds of butterflies and insects, in the summer months, they can be difficult to spot though as they search for cooler climates deeper in the valley. For lunch, we will downs near the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Much swimming is to be here and most venture into the blue lagoon over the stones. Oludeniz Beach and the blue lagoon are one of the most photographers shores in the world due to the thousands that paraglide here each year. Paragliding is an optional venture at this stop. Please look into pre-booking this action either online for special online rates; with our helpful office crew or last minute you can let your captain know. Tonight we will anchor at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to hike up through the island's ruins and enjoy the evening. For an afternoon of fun on the water, keep a look out for the watersport ships around this area too! (B, L, D)
Your last day on the gulet will be a beautiful and lazy start. You will wake up at St Nicholas Island where you can enjoy another morning swim. Lots of fish are in this area too, so why not throw a hand line in to see what you can add to lunch! We have breakfast before sailing around to one of the bays near Fethiye for lunch and a final swim. The gulet will enter Fethiye Harbour after lunch time around 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. You will disembark the gulet and say goodbye to new found friends and your friendly crew. Please note: Transfer services onto Fethiye Hotels is not included. We will have a team member meet the gulet shall you wish to organize onward travel or transfers. (B, L)