| Marmaris to Antalya The Aegean and the Mediterranean can be called the sea of legends. This is the result of the infinite beauty of nature. In the course of the centuries, man has exploited a large part of this beauty for his own ends. That is why we can observe the constant strength of civilization in both of these seas. These waters were also the source of ecstasy and rapture. In fact they were well known to the powerful gods and goddesses of nature who danced and sang in the revels of Dionysos and to all the peoples of the Aegean and the Mediterranean. They left evidence of all this to posterity by exploiting their skills to the full in every stone and every piece of marble they carved, in every mural they painted, in every inscription they wrote.The bays and the ancient cities bear not the faintest resemblance one to the other. Discover the past of the Anatolian shore from the indigo of the Mediterranean. In the Blue Voyage, one of the most important things is the choice of a place to spend the night.
Our captain, Ahmet, is intent on finding a calm, quite bay while the passengers expect a beautiful prospect that begins with the sea and ends in the sky, or rather never ends at all. Those who can find vital pleasure in beauty can enjoy this trip to its full.
Minimum 10 passengers Maximum 13 passengers /not including guides and crew
per person in double room
(This is a private boat not a cabin charter and it is high season)
$250 Non refundable Deposit Required
- 6 Nights 7 days on the boat
- 1 Night at Hotel Ayasofya in Istanbul at the end of the tour
- 3 Transfers ( to Antalya air port, to and from Istanbul air port at the end of the tour)
- Tip for Captain and Crew
- All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner- (21 meals)
- Entrance fees for excursions from the boat
- All harbor fees
- Antalya to Istanbul Flight
- English speaking assistant on the boat
Price does not include:
- Services in Istanbul before or after the tour ( Please check the chart below)
If you are not joining the yacht tour as an extension of the Western Turkey Tour we can arrange your arrival to the yacht or extra nights in Istanbul.
The prices are as follows:
Payment and Cancellation:
US$ 250 nonrefundable deposit on sign up
US$ 1,000.- First Payment . If cancelled after payment 50% will be refunded
Final payment for the balance There will be no refund if cancelled 60 days before the tour
"The great mountains and forests trembled
Under the feet of the immortal Poseidon.
He took three steps, reached Aigia on the fourth.
He had a famous Palace at Aigia, in the depth of the sea,
completely submerged under the waters, bright and shining,
It never grew old, nothing was lacking"
DAY/DATE ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
Day 01 Sunday GOCEK
For the people that are continuing from our Western Turkey 101 tour, we will leave the rest of our group at Dalaman Air Port. We will then continue to Gocek. Meet our excellent crew on board our boat the Kaptan Acar A. Get on the boat at lunch time. Sail to Bedri Rahmi Bay and have lunch. We will stay overnight at Cleopatra Bay with Dinner on the Boat Before we can overcome the excitement of being on our way to a wonderful experience, we will stop at a bay where the blue color of the Mediterranean has patches of green with the reflection of the 100 year old pine trees growing right on the edge of the water.
Day 02 Monday GEMILER ISLAND
On the boat. Sail to Gemiler Island visit Gemiler Island ruins – A wonderful hike to the top of the Island. Opportunity for water ski ( not included) Breakfast, Lunch and dinner on the Boat The secrets of the ancient deities still lie hidden in the secluded coves and bays around the Gulf of Fethiye At GEMICILER ISLAND stands Byzantine city with all of its grandeur You can swim to the ruins or take a walk in the rocky shores where black goats enjoy eating the bay leaves and sage.
Day 03 Tuesday KAS KALKAN
On the boat. Early departure for Kas Kalkan .This will take us all day overnight at Kas. Visit the town of Kas. Visit the ancient theater which looks right into the Mediterranean. Sail in the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean. The mornings are generally very calm. It feels like even the wind does not want to wake you up from the beautiful dream that you would be having under the millions of stars in the evenings. But the boat will already be on its way to another breath taking scene. You are now sailing at the coast of the Lycians.
The "People from the Sea" as the archaeologists call them, had found this shore and the mountains suitable for their nature. With the uninterrupted horizon of the sea and the unconquarable peeks of the mountain, this land homed these free soul people for one thousand years. The Lycians must have used the parfumes from the tangerines and necklaces made from the mountain flowers. After visiting Kalkan overnight at a quiet bay walking distance to Kas. With out the noice of the city we will enjoy an opportunity to walk to the ruins and the harbor of this fishing village
Day 04 Wednesday KALE
On the boat. Visit KekovaKarakos( Salyangoz) No matter how far away we tie our boat from Kale,we will wake up with the chorus of roosters crowing. Probably like every body else who hear these roosters we too will wonder what sort of roosters these are making such an incredible off tuned symphonic music. Sail to the Sunken city of Kekova. In the privacy of this bay you will be amazed how pine trees grow right out of the sea. Sounds impossible even after you see it with your own eyes Overnight at Karakos( Salyangoz) Overnight on board.
Day 05 Thursday GOKKAYA
On the boat. Kocakadinin yeriKale ucagiz Sail to the beautiful bay of Gokkaya.The Hellenistic wall surrounds the Seljukian fortress which casts a shadow onto the Lycian tombs surrounding the village houses It truly is a legendary location for seeing the History of Anatolia at this far corner of the country. Overnight onboard.
Day 06 Friday CENEVIZ LIMANI
On the boat . The Mediterranean Pirates found this cove as a perfect refuge. The setting is so complete with the images of his time that the only thing missing is the pirates themselves. Sail to Porto Ceneviz. . By the time we leave this white pebblle shore to the carreta caretta turtles to hatch from their eggs the moon will start competing with sun droping her first visable rays in the waterDinner and overnight onboard.
Day 07 Saturday OLYMPOS,PHASALIS KEMER FLIGHT to ISTANBUL
On the Leave for Istanbul tonight If the Mediterranean pirate stories would not interest you, Phasalis is worth visiting to be able to imagine the visits of the 2nd Century Roman Emperor Hadrian. After lunch and swim stop our little dingy will take us off to the shore of a city which takes its name after the home of Zeus and his family. Very appropriately named city Olympos leaves no doubt in any body's mind that it is the home of theGods and goddesses. The ruins hidden in the depth of thick vegetation make you feel like they are playing hide and seek with you when they pop out in front of you with now warning in the utmost grandeour. Leave the Boat at KemerDrive to Antalya and catch the night flight out of Antalya to Istanbul Dinner in Antalya before we get on the plane Overnight in Istanbul
July 23 Day 08 Sunday
Transfer to the air port in Istanbul
The tour will end after the breakfast
Transfer to the air port is included