Length: 4 days 3 nights
Yacht Class: Standard
Departs from: Fethiye
Meals: Full board standard menu
Shared cabins: Available
Places Visited : Fethiye Kas Oludeniz DemreKekova Butterfly Valley Simena Castle St Nicholas Island, Olympos Aquarium BayGokkaya Bay Blue Cave Sunken City
The Fethiye to Olympos four day, three night blue cruise is the most popular voyage on the Turkish Mediterranean. Travelling on a standard gulet, this cruise has stops that suit all tastes. From ancient cities and ruins to beautiful scenery and crystal clear waters of south Turkey for swimming.
Setting sail from Fethiye on your first day, you will head to Butterfly Valley – looming mountains, rich forest and stunning, blue water set the scene for the rest of your journey. You will also visit Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz and the resting place of a certain red cheeked, jolly, gift bearing Santa Claus at St Nicholas Island. Kas and the Kekova region can be explored in depth and your captain will steer you over the famous Sunken City of Kekova destroyed after an earthquake. Plus, throughout your cruise you and the other guests will be exposed to stunning hidden bays and beaches while enjoying a plentiful of Turkish dishes and hospitality.
This cruise has several departing days during the week, from the middle of April until the end of October.
You will be collected from your hotel in Fethiye at around 10:00am to 10:45am and will board the
gulet for a briefing about your cruise. We will depart Fethiye harbour around 11:00am to 11:45am and cruise to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Vallley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, however in the summer months difficult to spot. Afterwards, we will visit Oludinez beach, Europe’s most
photographed beach and one of the best sites in the world to paraglide. If you fancy gliding off the cliff tops and taking in the spectacular views of the Blue Lagoon and Oludeniz, please let your captain
know on departing Fethiye. Tonight we will anchor at St. Nicholas Island, we arrive in time to walk up through the island’s ruins and witness the amazing sunset. (L, D)
Today we cruise to Kalkan (Aquarium Bay) for breakfast and swimming. This is a fantastic spot to put on the goggles, do some snorkelling and make the most of the crystal clear waters. We will then cruise onto Kas, a small fishing village with a charming little harbour, to enjoy lunch on the boat. You will then have time to explore the local shops, including many handmade jewellery and clothes stores. We will spend the night in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova. (B, L, D)
Today after breakfast we will cruise to the area of Kekova. First on the list, we will discover the Sunken City, an ancient town dating back 2000 years to the Lycian period and destroyed by an earthquake. We will cruise over this protected World Heritage site, however no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area.We will then cross to Simena Castle where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay, taking in the underwater Lycian Tombs and the Sunken City. Our overnight stop is in Gokkaya Bay and tonight you can party at the nearby bar, Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travellers for a night of dancing under the stars. A free boat service will pick you up and runs regularly all night. If you don’t want to party, simply relax and chill out on the yacht. (Please note Smuggler’s Inn may not always be open, please check with your captain if you wish to go). (B, L, D)
On your last day you can enjoy a lazy start, resting off any sore heads from partying until the wee hours. After breakfast you will head to Pirates Cave (or another nearby bay) for snorkelling and swimming. We will dock at Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour before lunch at 10:30/11:00am.
Lunch is not included on the last day.We will then has a bus transfer to Demre, with free time for shopping and banking. There will then be a free transfer to the tree house of your choice in Olympos. Or, if you’re planning to travel onto other locations, you’ll be dropped off at Demre bus station where you can catch a local bus. Buses to Antalya depart every 30 minutes, buses to Kas or Fethiye depart every hour and no need to (can’t) book pre book these buses.(B)