MARMARIS - KEKOVA - MARMARIS

Marmaris - Kekova - Marmaris
Marmaris - Kekova - Marmaris
DAY 1

Marmaris

We will meet at Marmaris Port from 15:30pm as you check in to the gulet that will be your home for the next two weeks. Ahead of you lies a dream cruise that will take in the best Turkey's Turquoise Coast has to offer. We will spend our first night in the harbour, where dinner will be served on board.

DAY 2

Marmaris to Ekincik

Our cruise begins with a visit to the Ekincik Gulf. You can join an optional tour of Dalyan, which will show you the natural beauty of the delta on a riverboat. There are ancient beauties, such as the cliff-face rock tombs, as well as the natural beauty of the Caretta turtle. We will have lunch at Caretta-Caretta restaurant, hidden in the reeds with a view of the tombs. Then you will go to the mud bath and Iztuzu Beach. We will drop anchor for the night in Ekincik Gulf.

DAY 3

Ekincik to Hamam Bay

Early this morning we will head to Tersane Bay for breakfast. It is a natural protected bay that was used as a shipyard for centuries. We will have lunch and a swimming break here before we head to Manastir Bay, where there are the ruins of a 2000-year-old hamam said to be a gift to Cleopatra from Marc Antony.

DAY 4

Hamam Bay to Fethiye

Today we will head to the beautiful Fethiye Harbour, which is in a bay protected by 12 Islands. Visit the delightful old city center, or the beautiful beaches of Oludeniz or Saklikent. We will have dinner and stay at one of the small bays close to Fethiye Harbour.

DAY 5

Fethiye to St Nicholas Island

After breakfast we set off along the Fethiye Peninsula to find a secluded bay to have lunch. If weather permits we will cruise to Oludeniz, where you can see the famous Blue Lagoon. We will also cruise to the stunning Butterfly Valley, where you can swim in the amazing bay or walk through the bush to the waterfall. We will have lunch at either Oludeniz or Butterfly Valley. In the afternoon we will cruise to St Nicholas Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement and watch the glorious sunset. We will have dinner and spend the night here.

DAY 6

St Nicholas Island to Kas

We will head off early to reach Yesilkoy for breakfast and a swim in this quiet bay surrounded by olive groves. Then we'll cruise to Kas, a small harbour town with a bohemian atmosphere - check out the murals along the harbour wall. There will be plenty of time to shop in the renowned jewellery stores or have a drink at one of the trendy bars. We will have dinner on board and spend the night in Kas.

DAY 7

Kas to Ucagiz

Today we will head to Simena, where you can climb up to the castle for a spectacular view of the ancient city. Out in the bay, overlooked by a theatre carved into the rock, a single Lycian sarcophagus sits on its pedestal in the water. The night will be spent in the wide bay surrounded by green hills at nearby Ucagiz Village.

DAY 8

Ucagiz to Gokkaya Bay

A short cruise this morning will take us to the ruins of Kekova, known as The Sunken City. Throughout the day there will be time for swimming and snorkelling, before we have lunch onboard. In the afternoon we will cruise to Gokkaya to spend the night.

DAY 9

Gokkaya Bay to Aquarium Bay

After breakfast we head to Aquarium Bay for a swimming break. The rest of the day will be spent in Kalkan, a picturesque hillside harbour town where you can explore the cobbled winding streets. There are optional trips to Patara Beach, or the ruins at Xanthos and Letoon.

DAY 10

Aquarium Bay to Samanlik/Tarzan Bay

Today we will have an early start and head for Camli Burun, a natural bay edged with pine-covered hills. You can spend the day relaxing, sunbathing and swimming before we spend the night at either Tarzan’s Bay or Samanlik Bay.

DAY 11

Samanlik/Tarzan Bay to Yassica Islands

After breakfast we will cruise around Gocek Bay, stopping at the lovely Gocek Island. After lunch and a swimming break we will head to the Yassica islands group, where you can soak up the view as we drop anchor for the night.

DAY 12

Yassica Islands to Aga Limani

Bedri Rahmi Bay is our destination after breakfast. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first blue cruises in Turkey. We will anchor at Domuz Island or Aga Limani for the evening.

DAY 13

Aga Limani to Marmaris

Early today we will head for Kadirga Bay, where we will have lunch and a swimming break. After lunch we will go to Turunc Bay and Cennet (Paradise) Island for a swimming break. Then we will cruise to Marmaris Harbour for the night - get out and experience the nightlife of this famous party town. 

DAY 14

Marmaris

This morning after breakfast we will say goodbye after a memorable couple of weeks at sea.

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