The most popular Blue Cruise leaving from Olymposis the cruise that heads onto Fethiye. Taking 4 days and 3 nights this cruise is the highlight of most peoples time in Turkey. The cruise has something for everyone whether it is the ancient sights or the beautiful turquoise waters for your swimming and snorkelling, no one will leave disappointed.
You leave Olympos / Demre Harbour bound for the famous Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. You will spend the day in the Kekova area before getting to visit the little fishing village of Kas on the following day. There is time for shopping and plenty of swimming along the way on gulet cruise. The following morning you will wake up in Butterfly Valley where you can take a hike in the valley or just in enjoy the view. You will then cruise past Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz, anchoring on the backside of the Blue Lagoon before you finally anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you can go and explore the ruins and enjoy your last night on board. Throughout your gulet cruise, you and the other guests will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving, you will get the chance to relax and swim in some stunning bays, whilst the whole time enjoying a plentiful of Turkish dishes and hospitality.
You will be travelling on a standard Turkish gulet – yacht. The gulet is equipped with all you will need for your days and nights on board. You will have ensuite private bathrooms to each cabin and plenty of space inside to store your bags. Your Blue Cruise will end in Fethiye harbour on the fourth day around lunchtime. Olympos to Fethiye blue cruise route is the most popular gulet cruise route in Turkey because of the variety of special destination of sites this coastline include. The coastline keep relics from the ancient Lycians, Ottomans, Romans, and Greeks which will make your gullet cruise turkey experience unforgettable.
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Day 1 Olympos / Demre to Gokkaya Bay
Around 10:00 am our ground crew will come and collect you from your accommodation in Olympos. For all other locations, we will have another pickup from Olympos Junction at 10:30 am. We will set off by land to Demre where we will do another pickup at 12:00 pm at Demre bus station. All guests will then be transferred to Ucagiz Village harbour. We check in to the gulet and brief you about your cruise. Lunch will be served shortly afterwards.
Our first sight for the day is the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century. We will cruise over this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however as this is a protected sight no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed. Following this, we will anchor down near Kekova and the island of Kalekoy to visit Simena Castle. Guests can enjoy walking through the cobbled streets of the town or head into the castle to witness some amazing views of the Kekova region. (L, D)
Day 2 Gokkaya Bay to Aquarium Bay
Today you will cruise onto Kas, which is a small fishing village with some of the best shopping in the area, especially unique jewellery pieces. You will be given time to explore the local shops, including lots of handmade jewellery, clothes stores and some local cafes for a great brew of coffee.
Optional Activity: Diving
For those interested in the optional activity of diving, you will be transferred out to the diving boat to go scuba diving in what is said to be the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. There is some pretty good spots to see marine life, rock coral and even a wreck. We recommend booking this optional activity online before your cruise to receive an online discount and also to guarantee your dive. After your time in Kas, we will cruise past Kalkan and moor in Aquarium Bay for the night. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Aquarium Bay to St Nicholas Island
This morning wake up to vivid blue sea and find yourself in Butterfly Valley. Wake yourself up with a morning swim, have breakfast and then take the optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, in the summer months they can be difficult to spot though as they search for cooler climates deeper in the valley.
For lunch, we will moor near the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Much swimming is to be had here and most venture into the Blue Lagoon over the rocks. Oludeniz Beach and the Blue Lagoon are one of the most photographers beaches in the world due to the thousands that paraglide here each year.
Optional Activity: Paragliding Blue Lagoon
Paragliding is an optional activity at this stop. We recommend pre-booking this activity either online for special rates or with our friendly office crew. However, if you decide whilst here that this is the activity for you, please let your captain know. Tonight we will moor at St Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins and enjoy the sunset. For an afternoon of fun on the water, keep a lookout for the watersport boats around this area too! (B, L, D)
Day 4 St Nicholas Island to Fethiye
Your last day on the gulet will be a nice and lazy start. You will wake up at St Nicholas Island where you can enjoy another morning swim. Lots of fish are in this area too, so why not throw a hand line in to see what you can add to lunch! We have breakfast before cruising around to one of the bays near Fethiye for lunch and a final swim. The gulet will enter Fethiye Harbour after lunchtime around 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. You will disembark the gulet and say farewell to new-found friends and your friendly crew.
Please note Transfer services onto Fethiye Hotels is not included. We will have a crew member meet the gulet shall you wish to organise onward travel or transfers. (B, L)
IMPORTANT NOTICE All efforts are made to follow this itinerary, however, in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change at Captain's discretion. Our passenger's safety is number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops. If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options. No money will be refunded.
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