Fethiye > Kekova > Fethiye

 

 

Day 1: Fethiye
Boarding starts at 3.30 pm at Fethiye Marina. While you settle in, dinner will be served on the yacht and we will stay overnight on board in Fethiye Marina. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lykia's western border with Karia. It is believed that the city's name came from Apollon's son Telmessos. The city joined the Ottoman in 1924. The name changed many times over the years and was eventually named Fethiye in 1914 after the first Turkish AirForce Officer who was called Fethi Bey, crashed his plane and died here while on duty. In the south of the town you will see many famous tombs and graves survived from the Antique Era and one of the most famous and most beautiful stone tombs is the tomb of King Amyntas. The ruins of a theatre recovered during the excavation carried out by the museum recently is in the city centre.

Day 2: Oludeniz - Soguksu - Gemiler Island
While you are enjoying the breakfast, we will inform you about the cruise programme and safety procedures of the yacht. We will set sail for Oludeniz. Our yacht will be anchored at Soguksu Bay for lunch and swim. The next stop will be Gemiler Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Gemiler Island and pay a visit to the Church of St. Nicholas. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Gemiler Strait.

Day 3: Yesilkoy - Kas
In the morning, we will set sail early to cross Yedi Burunlar (Seven Capes) smoothly. We will anchor at Yeşilkoy Bay, which is close to Kalkan, for breakfast and to enjoy the sea. Then on the way to Kas, we will have another break for a swim and anchor at Kas Harbour. Here you will have the chance to walk around Kas, which was an old Greek Town, and to experience nightlife in Kas. Being one of the most important towns of Lykia, Kas gained importance in Roman Times and eventually became the centre of Episcopacy in Byzantine times. Kas is a rich land with the surrounding cities that belong to the Antique period and with other historical values.

Day 4: Kekova - Tersane - Ucaagiz
After breakfast we will cruise for the Sunken city of Kekova. Here we will stop for a swimming break and for lunch at Tersane Bay where you will see an old ship yard and from the Roman Period and a church from the Byzantine times. For the night we will anchor at Ucagiz Bay.

Day 5: Simena - Gokkaya
After breakfast, it is possible to have a short trip on the land to Kalekoy (Simena) during which you will have the chance to take some of the most beautiful photographs of Antique Lykia. Lunch will be served at Gokkaya marina where we will anchor for a swim. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor at another natural beauty spot at Ucagiz Bay.

Day 6: Bayindir Bay - Kalkan
After breakfast we will cruise to Bayindir Bay and also enjoy the sea. After lunch we will anchor at Kalkan Marina. Here an optional Lykian Cities tour can be organised. Xhantos, the capital of Likya, Patara the city of trade and harbour, Tilos the city of sports, Letoon that is the most important religion centre of Likya region and the famous Saklikent Canyon can be included in our route for this optional tour. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kalkan harbour.

Day 7: Camliburun - Battikkaya - Fethiye
An early start to the day will enable us to sail to Camli Peninsula. After lunch we will anchor at Batikkaya Bay for a swim and for lunch. For dinner and overnight stay we will head back to Fethiye harbour.

Day 8: Fethiye
We will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.

What our clients say!

Necmi, I can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you spent making our sailing holiday unforgettable. I had a million questions about sailing in Turkey and sent you numerous emails. You always responding back to each and every email right away and provided clear instructions, information and details. In addition, I spent some time researching other brokers and charter companies operating in Turkey and your rates were by far the most competitive. Our trip turned out perfect in every way. Our airport transfers, pre & post hotel recommendations were brilliant! The sailboat was beautiful and well equipped and we appreciated your sailing route recommendations. Sailing in Turkey is so easy – compared to the San Francisco Bay were we are from. If was such a pleasant and relaxing experience. Fantastic seaside restaurants you can eat at every night – only accessible by boat. All the markets catering to the sailing community made shopping for supplies a piece of cake – they all deliver right to the boat! Best of all was the natural beauty of the Turkish cost. This is unlike any place in the world. Our vacation exceeded all our expectations and we already decided we will be back next summer. We couldn’t have done this without you and your help. Thanks again for being part of this amazing experience – we will be in touch when we start to book our 2014 vacation!

All the best,

Danielle Aslaner
Canada
danielle.aslaner[at]autodesk.com

Thank you Mr. Artar.

We enjoyed our sailing vacation immensely. The boat was in great shape and the staff was very helpful. I would unequivocably recommend booking a bareboat charter through Boating Turkey.

Alan Ross
USA
rosskeene[at]msn.com

We started discussions with Necmi some 8 months before going on holiday to Turkey. After dealing with a number of other Agenices in Turkey we found that Necmi provided us with a complete overview of what we should expect. We were absolutely thrilled with the level of service provided by Boating Turkey and have to say that we returned from one of the most luxurious family holiday’s we have ever taken. On our first day there was a slight problem with the generator of the gullet (things that happen when out at sea) but this was all solved within two hours, we were provided with an upgrade on another Gulet that same day after Necmi arranged everything.We were absolutely grateful for this since we did not lose too much time and especially since we ended up on a nicer gulet at the expense of the agency. The crew on board were absolutely fantastic and food was delicious. I must say that Turkey is one beautiful country and we would definitely be going back to Turkey next year and would recommend anyone to book their gulet holiday’s with boating Turkey

Chris Sullivan
Malta
csullivan[at]sullivanshipping.com.mt


Boating Turkey Review - September/October 2015

From my very first contact with Necmi at Boating Turkey a year before our trip, I had confidence in what to expect due to his prompt and professional dealings via email to me in New Zealand. Necmi assisted us with both the ideal Gulet and itinerary for our group of 8 adults and 3 children all within our required budget.

The Gulet La Finale was a lovely, large boat that met the needs of everyone in our group - activities for the kids, spaces for relaxation and social gatherings and areas for those needing to do business. The crew of 4 ably led by their captain were wonderful - all professional, yet friendly and joined in with our activities when invited to do so. We felt like they were there to please us, at times seeming to go beyond what was required of them. They included us in decisions about where to moor overnight and when to stop off or move on and were also accommodating with things like wi-fi and air conditioning. They also recommended places to visit on shore and used the tender to transfer us to land. The food was excellent and varied. We chose for Boating Turkey to purchase drinks on our behalf and this worked well and was a reasonable option. The 6 cabins included 2 master cabins and 4 en-suites - at times they were too hot for sleeping so some of our group slept under the stars. We all agreed that 7 days was not quite long enough! We plan to do a similar trip again in the future and would use Boating Turkey to assist without hesitation. Thank you to all that ensured we had a wonderful experience cruising

Pauline Reynolds
New Zealand
p.creynolds[at]xtra.co.nz



 

 

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