OLYMPOS TO OLUDENIZ BLUE CRUISE 3 DAYS
For those of you with not so much time up your sleeve, but still want the chance to cruise along one of the most popular routes along the Turquoise Coastline then the Olympos 3 day 2 night Blue Cruise is just the right thing for you. With plenty of time to enjoy the gorgeous coastline and sights along the way.
You leave Olympos / Demre Harbour bound for the famous Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. You spend the day there before you heading onto visit the beautiful little fishing village of Kas the following day. You have time for shopping and there are plenty of swim stops throughout the day. On your last morning you will wake up in Butterfly Valley. Choose to take a hike in the valley or just in enjoy the time for a swim. Your cruise will then end in Oludeniz, which is Europe’s most photographed beach. You will be transferred to the beach where you then make your own way onto your next destination. Whilst on the cruise you will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding in Oludeniz on arrival and diving whilst in Kas.You will be spoilt on board with delicious array of Turkish dishes and hospitality.
This cruise runs on a Turkish traditional gulet. These gulets are standard in class and offer you the best comfort of these class of yachts. All cabins on board have private bathroom and bedding is provided in each cabin (no towels). There is usually an indoor salon on board, a bar area and plenty of room on deck to enjoy the views. Your gulet will stop in the famous Oludeniz Beach where you will depart your blue cruise holiday. Olympos is a popular destination to start your Turkey blue cruise.
HIGHLIGHTS : Kas, Oludeniz, Demre, Kekova, Butterfly Valley, Simena Castle, Olympos, Sunken City
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Gulet Class : Standard
Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea Time + Fruit & Snacks
Drinks : Excluded
Shared Cabins : YES
OLYMPOS/DEMRE TO GOKKAYA BAY
Our ground crew will be travelling around Olympos this morning around 10:00am to pick you up from your accommodation ready for your cruise! For those travelling from other locations including Cirali we can make another pickup from Olympos Junction. We will then drive to Demre town to make another stop at Demre bus station at 12:00pm for any last passengers in this area. Once all our guests are collected we will journey down to the marina also known as Cayagzi (Andriake) Harbour. On arrival to the gulet you will be briefed about your cruise and then your cruising holiday begins.
On leaving the port we will have lunch and then cruise onto the Sunken City, an ancient town datig back 2000 years to the Lycian period and destroyed by an earthquake splitting the land into two. You will cruise parallel to the stone walls submerged in the sea, however no swimming, diving or snorkelling is allowed in this area as it is now a World Heritage sight. Afterwards we will anchor down near Kalekoy, Kekova where you can walk to the top and witness a magical view over the bay from the castle. For the night we moor in Gokkaya Bay and there is a opportunity tonight to go party at the nearby bar, Smuggler’s Inn. Meet up with other travellers from other boatsat this shack on the water, for a night of dancing. A free boat service runs to and from the yachts and the bar 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 we cruise onto Kas, a fishing village built atop of ancient ruins. Famous for it's unique jewelry pieces and shopping, this town has beautiful cobbled streets with shops and cafes lining the alleyways. You will have plentyof time to explore and even head west of the village to see the ancient theatre. For those interested in the optional extra of scuba diving, you will be transferred out to the diving boat to dive in what is said to be the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. Depending on your experience you may be taken to marine life areas, canyons, caves or even a wreck. Be sure to look at booking this optional extra online before your cruise to receive an online discount. After our time in Kas we will cruise past Kalkan and anchor down for the night in the beautiful Aquarium Bay. Before sunset be sure to grab a snorkel and see some of the marine life in this area (B, L, D)
AQUARIUM BAY TO OLUDENIZ
You will rise this morning to the Babadag ranges, looming cliffs leading into Butterfly Valley. Once we park the gulet in Butterfly Valley, we will enjoy breakfast before giving free time to swim, relax or do the optional hike up to the waterfall. This area is named after the butterflies in the area so be sure to keep an eye out for the variety of butterflies and moths in the valley.
Oludeniz, the most photographed beach in the world, is the next stop for today. We have lunch here and for those wanting to do the optional activity of paragliding we will take you to shore to glide from Babadag, 2000 metres above sea level 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 Olympos. Your cruise ends at Oludeniz Beach where you will be transferred to the beach to then make your own way onto your next destination. (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.
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...