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Cruising in the Mediterranean Sea


Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches from which the yachtsman can choose a different and always private anchorage each night. The sailing paradise of Turkey, is home of the “blue voyage”. On this idyllic cruise  sail in coves and on the open seas and become one with the Nature. It is also an experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea rather than from the land, a journey that carries you to the myriad archaeological remains of ancient civilisations. For those who like to be active of active, sailing in clean waters provides great opportunities for swimming, skiing, surfing and diving.
 Sailing in Turkey also allows you to experience a truly enriching cultural exchange with the hospitable and gracious people of the coastal villages and towns. The temperate winds, which generally blow, from the West and Northwest make the long summers ideal for yachting and seem to encourage an appreciation of nature. From these parts of the turquoise coast’s unspoilt and sheltered bays, you can see mountain peaks rising to almost 3000 m.
 Fortunately, Turkey’s modern facilities and comfort have not overshadowed her hospitality and slower pace of life. The pleasure of yachting in Turkey coats will tempt you back again and again to explore yet another stretch of her coastline and to relive the pleasure of live at sea.

Day 1: ANTALYA

Meet at Antalya airport by our Anatolia Cultura Travel team and drive to hotel. Depending on arrival flight, visit of Antalya which is Turkey's principal holiday resort with its shady palm lined boulevards and prize-winning Marina. Overnight hotel in the picturesque old quarter, called Kaleiçi, narrow, winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls.


Day 2: ANTALYA - KEMER

Early in the morning we visit Perge an important city of Pamphilian, originally settled by Hittites around 1500 BC. The theatre stage has finely carved marble relieves, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will be interested by the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers. Then visit of the best preserved of antiquity, with seating for 15000 persons and still used, Aspendos. After having seen Düden Waterfalls, we continue driving through spectacular mountain scenery to Kemer, with a fully equipped marina, where our boat is waiting for us. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 3: KEMER - PHASELIS - ADRASAN

From Kemer a resort town carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding scenery, sail on to Phaselis, Alexandre the Great winter resort, and the famous ancient commercial harbour. The South of the harbour looks up at Mt Tahtalı for a spectacular view. Here you will have opportunity to swim in clear water and visit good preserved aqueduct, theatre bath... Then continue sailing on to Adrasan bay with blue and limpid water. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 4: ADRASAN - DEMRE - KEKOVA

Sail on to Demre, ancient Myra, with many splendidly carved rock tombs overlooking the magnificent Roman theatre. St Nicholas was the bishop of this Mediterranean city during the 4th century, and died here in 342. Sailing until the Kekova islands. Kekova, home of the sun is an island as well as the name of a whole ensemble of picturesque islands, ancient cities and numerous bays providing natural harbours in all seasons. Along the northern shore of Kekova island earthquakes have disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water, creating a sunken city. Visit of the Kaleköy Castle (ancient Simena) offering a bird's eye view of the bay. Dinner and overnight on board


Day 5: KEKOVA- KAŞ-KALKAN

Continuing sailing west out of Kekova, we come to kaş, a very lovely spot surrounded on 3 sides by mountains. The swim and diving are excellent in the clear cool water around Kaş. Even if there are only some sarcophagi left from the ancient Antipellos, the charms of Kaş remains and it is a pleasure to wander through the streets. The cruise goes on to Kalkan, a lovely small hilltop, overlooking a tiny bay. Its quaint traditional, white washed houses shuttered windows and balconies garlanded with brilliant flowers that cascades to the streets below, make it the ultimate in a peaceful holiday town. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 6: KALKAN - ÖLUDENIZ

We continue cruising in the Mediterranean Sea until reaching the beautiful blue lagoon of Ölüdeniz, where the calm, crystal water is ideal for swimming and other water sports. Those who want can make an excursion to visit Kayaköy, an ancient Greek village left in 1923, according to Lausanne Treaty. You can see an old orthodox church built in 1888. Dinner and overnight on board.


Day 7: ÖLUDENIZ - GÖCEK

The secrets of the ancient gods of mythology still lie hidden in the secluded coves and bays around the Fethiye Gulf. This is truly paradise for those who want to sail through history. From the gulf of Fethiye wee sail on to Göcek Gulf, one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots. Dotted with islands and indented with many coves, its lands and seascapes are irresistible. Overnight on board.


Day 8: GÖCEK - HOME

Early in the morning drive to Dalaman airport and fly home.


Note: The itinerary may be reversed.

Groupe size: Possibility to organize according to your needs. Each boat can receive until 12 persons with 6 double/Twin cabins.

Please note that this is a sample sailing tour. Possibility to modify the itinerary add/remove days and/or combine with cultural visits.

Inclusions of our services:
English / French / Spanish / German speaking licensed tour guide.
All transfer and transportations necessary for the respect of the itinerary.
All accommodations hotel/onboard.
All breakfast are included in the accommodations. Lunches onboard.
Dinners onboard.
All entrances fees as per your needs.

Exclusions of our services:
Flights (please note that our agency is able to provide domestic and international flights. If needed please request)
Tips and personal expenses. Drinks during meals.
Travel insurances.