A holiday in Turkey will not be complete without seeing the Mediterranean coasts and the best way to experience the Mediterranean is to go on a cruise. One of the most popular cruises is the Olympos to Fethiye Blue Cruise.
Imagine sailing on a gulet, bathing in the warmth of the sun and breathing the air filled with the scent of the sea. Look around you and you will see the beauty of Turkey’s shorelines and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. At night, you can come out on the deck and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars while playing board games and socialising with other guests.
The Olympos to Fethiye Blue Cruise is perfect for those who want to relax as well as for those who want to explore the life along the Mediterranean coast. The gulet can accommodate 12-20 persons depending on the boat you board. Anyone, from solo travellers, to couples, families or group of friends, will surely enjoy their time onboard. The boat is manned by an excellent crew who will ensure that your stay is fun and comfortable. Aside from the stunning views that you will see during the cruise, you will also be served fantastic meals on board. You will have a lot of time to swim in the Mediterranean Sea. To make the most out of it, you can ask the crew for snorkels and fins that are available onboard.
You will discover plenty of spectacular spots when you take the 4-day Olympos to Fethiye Blue Cruise. On the first day, you will snorkel at Pirates Cave and see the ruins of the Sunken City of Kekova. Across the Sunken City, you can go to the top of Simena Castle where you can view the remnants of Lycian buildings submerged underwater after an earthquake in the 2nd century. You will spend the first night moored at Gokkoya Bay and have the option to go out and spend the night partying at Smuggler’s Inn or spend a quiet night back on the deck.
The next day, you will be swimming at Yaglica Bay and visiting the town of Kas. You can visit the ancient theatre, Lycian tombs, or stay in one of the small cafés and enjoy the small, quiet, Turkish town. If you want to go diving, Kas has several diving spots boasting colourful marine life and historical wreck sites. After an afternoon in Kas, you will make your way to Aquarium Bay where you will spend your second night.
The third day will start early as the captain sails towards Butterfly Valley, one of the most picturesque beaches in Europe. The canyon is aptly named because if you go during the right season, you may find many butterfly species here. Aside from chasing butterflies, you can also hike up to the waterfalls or sign up for paragliding in Oludeniz. You will then head to St. Nicholas Island where you can watch the lovely sunset and anchor for your last night. On your last day, you will make a stop at Samanlik Bay or Tarzan’s Bay before finally heading to Fethiye harbour.
The Olympos to Fethiye Blue Cruise will surely be the highlight of your Turkish vacation. The Med, Turkish culture, good food, combined with a friendly group of people make up an unforgettable holiday.
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