OLYMPOS TO FETHIYE BLUE CRUISE 8 DAYS
For those of you who just cant get enough of the beautiful Med then the Blue Cruise from Olympos for 1 week is your perfect option. This cruise is actually 8 days in length, so giving you that extra time to enjoy the ancient sights and beautiful crystal waters.
You leave Olympos to visit the Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. There is time to visit the castle grounds and enjoy the sweeping views from above. The next day it’s onto the beautiful fishing village of Kas, where you can take time to shop or enjoy a cold drink along the waterfront. The following morning you wake up in Butterfly Valley where there is time to hike in the valley or just in enjoy the time for a swim. You then cruise past Oludeniz beach and anchor on the back of the Blue Lagoon. That night is spent at St Nicholas Island, where you can go and explore the ruins. On day four you come into Fethiye Harbour to spend the night. You will farewell new found friends who are on the shorter cruise, before having the afternoon and evening to explore Fethiye. Fethiye’s infamous Fish Market or numerous tasty restaurants are a great idea for dinner. In the morning you welcome new passengers on board and your cruising experience starts again. You will cruise along the same coastline but get to enjoy different bays on the way there and back for swimming and sleeping. You are given the chance to join in the optional activities of paragliding and diving heading down or back again.
Your week long blue cruise back to Olympos is on a standard gulet. All cabins have private bathrooms and there is plenty of deck space to really relax and unwind. The Gulet cruise route between Olympos and Fethiye is very popular route that includes variety of highlight sites, which will make your gulet cruise Turkey experience a special one.
HIGHLIGHTS : Fethiye, Kas, Oludeniz, Demre, Kekova, Butterfly Valley, Simena Castle, St Nicholas Island, Olympos, Sunken City,Finike
Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights
Gulet Class : Standard
Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea Time + Fruit & Snacks
Drinks : Excluded
Shared Cabins : YES
OLYMPOS/DEMRE TO GOKKAYA BAY
This morning our Alaturka ground crew, will come to collect you from your accommodation in Olympos around 10am or from Demre Bus station around midday and transfer you by bus out to Demre Harbour, also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour. On arrival to the gulet you will be briefed about your cruise and then your cruising experience begins.
Afterwards you will cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and was destroyed by an earthquake. You will cruise over this protected World Heritage site nice and slowly to enjoy the view, however no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area as it is now a protected sight. Afterwards you will anchor down to visit Kekova and Simena Castle, where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay. For the night we anchor down in Gokkaya Bay and there is a chance tonight to go party at the nearby bar, Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travellers from other boats, 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 gulet. (L, D)
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 jewelry pieces. You will be given time to explore the local shops, including many handmade jewelry, clothes stores and some local cafes for great coffee. For those interested in the optional extra 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. Get the chance to dive in the beautiful clear waters of the Southern Mediterranean with some sights offering a cave dive or even a wreck dive. Be sure to look at booking this optional extra online before your cruise to receive an online discount. After your time in Kas you will cruise onto the area near Kalkan and anchor down for the night in the beautiful Aquarium Bay. (B, L, D)
AQUARIUM BAY TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND
This morning wake up to vivid blue ocean and find yourself in Butterfly Valley. Take time out for a swim or an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths, however in the summer months they can be difficult to spot.
Afterwards, you will visit the most photographed beach in the world - Oludinez. Here you have the optional excursion of going paragliding. You will take off from Babadag Mountain, 2000 metres and fly over Oludeniz beach and Blue Lagoon. This is one of the best spots in the world for paragliding and will offer you the most amazing and spectacular views! Please look into pre booking this activity either online for special online rates; with our friendly office crew or last minute let your captain know on departing Fethiye. Tonight you will anchor down at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins and sit and enjoy the sunset. (B, L, D)
ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO FETHIYE
Today you get to enjoy a nice and lazy start to your day. You will wake up at St Nicholas Island where you can enjoy a morning swim and breakfast before cruising around to one of the bays near Fethiye for lunch and a swim. You will then cruise into Fethiye Harbour anytime between 12:30 - 1:30pm after lunch to bid farewell to your new found friends who are leaving the cruise at this point. This afternoon and this evening is your own time in Fethiye. You may like the idea of exploring some of Fethiye's local restaurants rather than dinner on the boat. Be sure to ask our ground crew for ideas on where to go. The night is yours to explore the town and the night life before sleeping again on the boat. (B, L, D)
FETHIYE TO ST NICHOLAS ISLAND
This morning you will have breakfast on the boat before you welcome your new passengers to cruise back to Olympos with. Sit in on the new passengers briefing and welcome to the boat to get more information about your cruise. You then depart Fethiye harbour around 11:00am to 11:45am and cruise to back to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch and an optional hike up to the waterfall, if you didn't go first time round.
Afterwards, you will get to visit the most photographed beach in the world again - Oludinez. Here you have the chance to go paragliding again. Maybe you missed out first time round, decided to do it last minute or want the experience all over again. Please look into pre booking this activity either online for special online rates; with our friendly office crew or last minute let your captain know on departing Fethiye. Tonight you will anchor down again at St. Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins if you missed out first time or you may like to just head straight up to sunset spot. (B, L, D)
ST NICHOLAS ISLAND TO KAS
Today you will wake up enroute back to Kas. You will stop along the way in some beautiful bays for breakfast and a swim before getting the chance to enjoy Kas one more time. You may like to go shopping again or sit in one of the local cafes for great coffee to watch the world go by. If you are interested in the optional extra of diving, be sure to look at booking this optional extra online before your cruise to receive an online discount or let your Captain know last minute. The night is spent in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova. (B, L, D)
KAS TO GOKKAYA BAY
Today after breakfast you will cruise onto see the Sunken City again. Afterwards you will anchor down to visit Kekova and Simena Castle, where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay. Or sit in one of the cafes for a local homemade ice cream. For the night we anchor down in Gokkaya Bay and here is our last chance to go party back at Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travellers from other boats, for a night of dancing under the stars. Or spend your last night on the gulet simply relaxing and chilling out. (B, L, D)
GOKKAYA BAY TO OLYMPOS
Your last day on the boat will be a nice and lazy start. Resting off any sore heads from partying the night before you wake up and have time for a morning swim. After breakfast you will head past Pirates Cave on your way back into Demre Harbour, also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour to arrive before lunch at 10:30/11:00am for disembarking the boat. It is time to farewell new found friends and your friendly crew.
Lunch is not included on the last day. We will meet you in Demre Harbour by bus to transfer you onto Olympos and drop you off at your tree house of choice. If you're planning on travelling onto other destinations, you need to let the driver know so you can be dropped off at Demre bus station where you can catch a local bus. Buses to Antalya and Kas depart every 30 minutes, buses onto Fethiye depart every hour and no need to pre book these tickets.(B)
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.
Please find more details and information on your cabin charter below.
A standard gulet is provided for this cabin charter. Some may be equipped with air conditioning and will only be used if specified on your cabin charter information and itinerary.Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulet cannot be predetermined or guaranteed at time of booking. All our yachts have yacht insurance. We advise all travellers to take out their own individual travel insurance.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Free pickups are provided for the Fethiye to Olympos and Olympos to Fethiye cruise. Pickup is provided from central Fethiye and central Demre and Olympos. No pickups from surrounding areas including Calis, Oludeniz, Cirali Beach, Antalya and Hisaronu. No pickup is provided for Kas cruises.
- Port and marina fees, taxes and fuel are all included in your cabin charter package price.
- Passengers have the use of all standard yachting equipment on board. This includes snorkels and masks and board games.
- Linen is provided on this cabin charter. Please note that you must bring along your own bath/beach towel. No towels are provided
- Entrance fees and optional activities are not included in the cabin charter package price.
MEALS & DRINKS
All meals are included for the duration of your cruise. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and snacks.Drinks are not provided in your cabin charter package. On this cabin charter you may not bring along your own drinks. All drinks including water are sold on board at reasonable prices. A bar tab is setup for the duration of the week. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise.
Allocation of cabins is done on site. All gulets and cabin layouts are different, cabins are not predetermined. On these cruises you may be roomed in a twin, double, triple or quad cabin depending on your group breakdown. Where possible, Alaturka will do their best to room couples in a double cabin, and individuals in a twin room of a person of the same sex.For individual travellers who do not want to be assigned with another passenger, single supplement cabins are available.All cabins have private bathrooms with toilet and shower
-Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
-Children of all ages are allowed on this cabin cruise. However it is not recommended for 1-3 year olds. Ages 4 to 10 years old are charged at 50% of the full cruise rate if staying in their parent/guardian’s cabin. If there are more than one child, the first child is charged 50% and every child after at full price. Ages 11+ charged at full cruise price.
-All efforts will be made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This could include altered daily plans and overnight stops. In these situations all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options, no money will be refunded...