Type of Boat: Traditional Wooden Gulet (M/S)
Duration of the Tour: 7 Nights – 8 Days
Departure Days: Saturdays
Embarkation: Marmaris Harbour
Embarkation Time: By 15:30
Disembarkation: Marmaris Harbour
Disembarkation Time: Before 10:30 a.m. after breakfast
Optional Excursions: Dalyan Caunos, Saklikent Tilos, Turkish Hamam
Every Saturday between May 20th and September 30th inclusive
Day 1: MARMARIS
The boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbor. On the first day, the service starts on the boat with dinner and an overnight stay in Marmaris Port. Marmaris, which was built upon one of the antique Karian cities called Phyckos, has been under the rule of many different civilizations. The most valuable work of art that you can see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a small, low hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey, Marmaris has also a large marina.
Day 2: EKINCIK GULF – DALYAN
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf. You may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be taken from your yacht by a small boat called “piyade”. You will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) Beach and take a swimming break here. You will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you cruise along the river. You will see the ancient Rock Tombs and finally arrive at mud baths to relax and be rejuvenated. A fishing village called Dalyan will be our final destination after we return to our yacht by piyade boat. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in the Gulf of Ekincik.
DAY 3: SUNKEN TURKISH BATH – TERSANE ISLAND – KIZIL ISLAND
Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Gocek Gulf. We will anchor at Sunken Bath for breakfast and swimming break. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Then we will cruise to Tersane Island. This naturally protected harbour was used as the shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. Dinner and overnight stay at Kizil Island.
DAY 4: FETHIYE
Arrive at Fethiye Harbor early in the morning. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia’s western border with Caria. It is believed that the city’s name comes from Apollo’s son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. We also offer the option of a jeep safari tour in Fethiye. For those who will not join the Safari, the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Afterwards around 16:00 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina for dinner and overnight stay. Our guests who have joined the mini tour from Marmaris will disembark here.
DAY 5: GOCEK ISLAND – YASSICA ISLANDS
The new guests for the mini tour must embark the boat at 09:00 a.m. from Ece Saray Marina.
After breakfast, depart from Fethiye Harbour for Gocek Island. While moving through uniquely beautiful islands, we finally anchor at Yassica Islands. Lunch will be taken in this beautiful chain of little islands. Snorkeling in the crystal clear water is recommended. Dinner and overnight in a bay amongst the islands of Gocek.
DAY 6: BEDRI RAHMI BAY – SARSALA – AGA LIMANI
After breakfast, sail to the spectacularly stunning Bedri Rahmi Bay, named after a famous Turkish artist and then to Sarsala Bay. Cruise to Aga Limani before lunch. Overnight stay in this lovely bay.
DAY 7: KUMLUBUK BAY – CENNET ISLAND – MARMARIS
After breakfast, depending on the weather, depart early for Kumlubuk Bay with swim stops along the way. Kumlubük – meaning Sandycove – lies within sight of the harbour of Marmaris but is cut off from it by a forbidding set of limestone mountains. Development is still embryonic. The 2-mile-long beach of black sand remains uncrowded. Behind it, a handful of farmhouses and a few shabby hotels stick out of the citrus gardens. The ruins of ancient Amos lie undisturbed in the bush on top of a cliff on the edge of the village. Tea is served at 5 pm somewhere in the vicinity of Cennet Island. Afterwards, we sail to Marmaris port. Overnight stay at Marmaris Harbour. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city centre and experience the lively night life.
DAY 8: MARMARIS
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, Eco Turkey reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES:
- Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water. These can be purchased from the bar on board
- Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical places and museums
- Individual port taxes on arrival and departure in Turkey & also Greece
- Airport Transfers
- Single Supplement is 60%
- No child discount is available in any itinerary
- No children under the age of 12 are allowed
- Weekly prices below are in British Pounds and are for one person in a double cabin on a Full Board basis
27 Apr – 10 May 2019 – 210 GBP
11 – 31 May 2019 – 250 GBP
1 – 28 June 2019 – 280 GBP
29 Jun – 2 Aug 2019 – 340 GBP
3 – 30 Aug 2019 – 400 GBP
31 Aug – 13 Sep 2019 – 340 GBP
14 – 27 Sep 2019 – 280 GBP
28 Sep – 11 Oct 2019 – 250 GBP
12 – 18 Oct 2019 – 210 GBP