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!

Thank you for helping us with the charter of La Finale and Dea del Mare. We had very memorable 6 days , enjoyed the beautiful scenery, crystal clear water , swimming and all the gadgets on the boats. We also enjoyed the good food and the hospitality of the staff. Kids loved the Kayaks and especially the ringo. The ice cream boat also was a big hit . We also all had a great time the night we had the DJ on Dea del Mare.

Arkun Durmaz
Canada
arkun[at]mavi.com

Necmi

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for arranging a really great boating holiday. We had never chartered a boat before and certainly never sailed in Turkey but you managed to simplify the whole process from beginning to end. From recommending the type of boat, arranging and talking through the contracts and in turn organizing the transfers to and from the boat, it was all executed perfectly. The boat itself (Rainbow) was outstanding, beautifully finished and very luxurious. The meals on the boat were also first class. Many thanks to you and your team it was gaily appreciated.

Mark Ellis
Australia
markandmariaellis[at]hotmail.com

Dear Necmi,

It has been a pleasure doing business right from the beginning of our contact with you.

Throughout our communication, your prompt replies to our queries, negotiation of the correct boat to charter, resolving the bank hurdles encountered, arrangements for transport transfers and readiness of the boat have all been much appreciated. Our travelling companions have complimented us on the smoothness of the entire holiday arrangement. We would like to relay this compliment to both you and your staff.

We had an awesome holiday in Turkey and were very pleased with both the appointment and performance of the Dufour 445 Lisa is a lovely boat which we enjoyed sailing. If we may make a small suggestion? A few extra cushions for the cockpit for back support and/or lounging on the deck would have been appreciated.

The service received was excellent. They were helpful and attentive to our needs. We were also very impressed by the attention to detail upon embarkation and disembarkation. You have a slick and thorough operation which gives us much confidence for future chartering in that one can be reasonably reassured that the boats are in a good sea worthy condition.

Thank you to you and your staff for making our sailing visit to Turkey a memorable one!

Cheryl and Jeff Montjoie
South Africa
montjoie[at]global.co.za


I have enjoyed renting sailboats from the Moorings for over 30 years, but I must say BOATING TURKEY was every bit as professional and provided more personal attention to my needs and questions. The boat was in excellent condition with everything as promised. Since I am getting on in age and did not know the waters, I asked for a captain to help us. His sea knowledge was exceptional and he actually became part of our sailing family and greatly enhanced our Turkish experience.
BOATING TURKEY (Mr Artar) and he would be a strong recommendation for any of our friends chartering in Turkey

Barry Cunningham
USA
beccanuck[at]msn.com



 

 

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