The Origins of Turkish Gulets
Turkish gulet is a type of a sailing vessel, which is hand-crafted of wood and has two or three masts. The origin of gulet still remains controversial; the question is whether it originated from the schooner, which was used in the Aegean and Mediterranean shores; or gulet took its name from gouëlette, the French word for schooner. During its history, Turkish gulets have been redesigned and modernised many times. For many centuries used for fishing and sponging along the Turkish coast, these Turkish vessels were reborn in the early 1970s, and today are more comfortable and more technically equipped than their ancestors. Today Turkish gulets are used for one of the top tourist attractions; sailing along the southwestern coast of Turkey.

Vessel Cruises Today
What defines these cruises in Turkey are the charming destinations lining the Turkish coastline, as well as the actual traditional Turkish gulets and the fresh meals served while at sea.

Today gulets are popular for tourist charters. They are usually equipped with large water tanks, comfortable furniture, including beds, wardrobes, and indoor lounges on some. The gulet, a traditional Turkish motor yacht, also includes dining facilities, WC, showers and a comfortable lounge area for sunbathing. There are a number of choices when it comes to gulets; each boat provides both comfort and quality. Vessel cruises more commonly host 8-18 passengers, but in areas like Fethiye, a range of other sizes can be found too.

A gulet cruise is a perfect choice for couples, families or group of friends, willing to feel the peace and tranquillity of the coastline and to make their holiday an unforgettable experience.

Gulet Cruise – a Truly Perfect Choice for a More Authentic Take on Turkey
Turkish gulets, sailing from the southwestern coast of Turkey, offer guests to enjoy luxurious blue cruises, promising crystal clear water, breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. There is the choice of private charters or cabin cruises from and to Fethiye, Olympos, Marmaris, Gocek, Bodrum, Kemer and Antalya, as well as nearby Greek Islands. All destinations are worth a visit, as they are internationally recognised as the most beautiful and charming places for holidays. What could be more exciting than discovering the treasures of Turkey while sailing on a Turkish gulet?

If you are a curious traveller willing to have a truly exciting and invigorating holiday and discover the treasures of Turkey, gulet cruises from these areas should top your list for “must-see” tourist attractions in Turkey.

What makes it even more attractive is the possibility to swim in warm blue water and discover Turkey’s beautiful coastline, dominated by a number of small and big vessels, and breathe taking views at every turn. Excellent and fresh meals at sea with a glass of wine and a combination of Turkey’s history and breathtaking landscape views make gulet cruises perfect for exploring the sea and land-based attractions.

A traditional Turkish gulet, containing a spacious sundeck, perfect for soaking up the sun, is a relaxing and unforgettable way to discover Turkey’s marvellous coastline.