Our first stop is fabulous Ekincik Bay and Dalyan, the home of Caretta-Carettas seaturtles. During the river trip linking the town of Dalyan with the Iztuzu lagoon, you see the splendid rock tombs carved into the hills, the powerful remnants of Lycian civilization. Passing by the reed-beds that look like a maze, you reach a sand peninsula between a lake and the sea.
On the north of the lake, there is the touristical town, Köycegiz. Do not pass by without seeing the large ancient Carion City of Caunos, dating back the 4th century BC. Among them, the giant Roman theatre with a diameter of 76 meters is especially worth seeing. It's a loss skipping the ancient city of Arymaxa that is renowned for its baths, before arriving in Fethiye, a fascinating coastline stepped in the history of many civilizations.
From cosmopolitan Marmaris to timeless Fethiye, the archaeological fans, villages and spectacular mountain scenery, you may die to replenish yourselves with every summer.
Day 1: On boarding the gulet you will be greeted by our friendly and professional crew. Dinner will be served on board and after dinner you may wish to do some shopping or go to a local nightclub on shore for entertainment. Overnight in Marmaris. (D).
Day 2: After breakfast onboard in Marmaris port, you will begin cruising to one of the unspoilt bay, called Ekincik. On the way you will stop at Semisce Bay for some free time before lunch. Here, you may rent a fisherman's motor boat will take you to explore the Dalyan River - visiting Lycian tombs, hot springs, the mud baths and the ancient port of Caunos. You will also get a chance to see the sights of the Greek temples, Roman Baths, Byzantine church, before enjoying the scenic views overlooking the valleys of Caunos village on the way back to Turtle Beach and our Gulet. Overnight in Ekincik. (B/L/D).
Day 3: After breakfast at Ekincik, cruise to Tersane Bay; enjoy swimming in crystal clear waters and water sport activities. Late afternoon will head to Manastir Bay, named after the ruins there, which are now partially underwater and nicknamed 'Cleopatra's baths'. Enjoy your free time swimming, snorkeling, etc. Overnight in Manastir Bay. (B/L/D).
Day 4: Breakfast at Manastir and enjoy some leisurely free time. After lunch cruise to Gemiler Island. The isolation of Gemiler makes it exotic and attractive; the small coves are great for swimming and relaxing. Sights of Byzantine ruins with mosaic floors will make a ramble ashore worthwhile. Overnight at Gemiler Island. (B/L/D).
Day 5: Breakfast at Gemiler Island. Enjoy your morning with free time in one of the bays close by Gemiler. After lunch cruise to Oludeniz, 'The Jewel' of Turquoise Coast. This beautiful blue lagoon lies beneath the pine forested Baba Mountain and boasts a long curving Sandpit Beach. Late afternoon to Fethiye. Overnight at one of the quiet bays in Fethiye. (B/L/D).
Day 6: After breakfast your captain will take you to experience the most beautiful lagoons around the area - Bedri Rahmi and Aga Limani. After lunch, head for the port of Fethiye. This coastal town has a medieval monastery, the largest Lycian rock tombs in the area and good shopping for kilims, carpets and weavings. Overnight at a bay near Fethiye. (B/L/D).
Day 7: Breakfast in the bay of Fethiye before heading towards Kadirga bay where you will stop to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you will be heading back towards Marmaris Port stopping by Paradise Island. Time in the evening for fun farewells. Overnight at Marmaris Port. (B/L/D).
Day 8: After having breakfast in Marmaris Port you will leave the Gulet with best wishes to see you again and a pleasant journey homeward. (B).
Prices are valid for the low season. The departures are guaranteed every week.
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