Route 3: Fethiye - Göcek - Fethiye
Arrival and embarkation on the yacht in Fethiye. At the welcome cocktails you will meet the crew and your fellow travellers. In Fethiye you can take a walk to the Lycian rock tombs or to the ancient city of Telmessos. Overnight stay in the harbour at Fethiye.
Cast off after breakfast! We will visit the dream beach of Ölüdeniz, which you will find on nearly every postcard of Turkey. You will find out that the photos just do not do the beach justice in reality. One of the options here is to go paragliding to enjoy the unique panorama. This involves first of all taking a jeep up the 1,969 metre high mountain of Babadağı, where you will then receive detailed instructions, before taking to the air to enjoy the fascinating view with an experienced pilot on a tandem flight lasting 30-40 minutes. We will then anchor by Gemiler Island for a coffee break. On the island there are various ruins of a medieval town, which you can explore by yourself. The most impressive ruins are four large churches and a walkway linking the East Church with the Church of St. Nicholas, which is hewn into the side of the hill. You can clearly recognise graves, water reservoirs and storage buildings grouped together next to the houses. Most of the buildings have been dated to the 5th-6th Century AD. In the bay you’ll have another opportunity to try out different water sports.
After breakfast trip to a cove, which is ideal for swimming, snorkelling or just lazing around. After lunch we will travel to the natural harbour at Aga, where you can take a small walking excursion. The enchanting cove will also be the backdrop for the evening.
We’ll head to the World of the 12 Islands in Göcek Bay. Here we have the chance to unwind in countless bays in fantastic locations. Enjoy a relaxing swim or snorkel and forget about your everyday stresses back home. Then we will visit Tersane Island and after this you can admire the magical scenery of Cleopatra’s Bath (Batikhammam). We will also spend the night here.
Today we will be travelling near Göcek, from where you could go to Dalyan (+/- 35 € p.p.) as an alternative day-trip. The small excursion boats there will take you to visit the ancient city of Kaunos, the Lycian rock tombs and the famous sponge baths, which are claimed to have rejuvenating powers. Upstream, along the reed-lined riverbank, you will soon make out the rock tombs, which date back to the ancient nation of the Carians. Back on board, we will anchor opposite Yassicalar Island or in another pretty cove and spend the night there.
After breakfast we will sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay, where you can admire a rock painting left behind by a Turkish artist. There are also a few small rock tombs to admire. We will spend the night in one of the wonderful coves.
After a swimming stop during the morning, we will return to the harbour at Fethiye after lunch. If you wish, right after breakfast you can go on an excursion to Saklikent Gorge as well as Tlos (+/- 35 € p.p.). Back in Fethiye one possibility for the programme would be to visit the Turkish baths. A visit to a Turkish barber is an absolute must for the men.
A last breakfast on board, before saying farewell to the Crew. Transfer to Dalaman airport.
We reserve the right to make changes to the route if there are unfavourable weather conditions. This will be decided by the Captain locally and is solely for the safety of our guests.