8 Days

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

The world is really your oyster!  Wherever your budgets allows.  Gulet charter Bodrum is renown both for weather, fishing and magnificence. Active or leisurely days. You can choose among deep sea fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming or lazing on the beaches.

In the crystal blue waters you can explore the reefs, ruins, dolphins and turtles. If bargains are what you enjoy, then it can be a shopper’s paradise for you in some of the small villages and towns.

Now that Covid-19 is behind us, now is the time to realize your dream of a fabulous vacation on your private floating hotel.

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 1 Fethiye, Gemiler Island

The seaside city of Fethiye is located half an hour’s drive from Dalaman Airport in Turkey's southwestern Turquoise Coast.  It is known for its natural harbor, blue waters and numerous rock tombs including the 4th-century B.C. Tomb of Amyntas, carved into a cliff overlooking the city.  It is a well known tourist center with many bars, restaurants and a vibrant night life.   Fethyie in itself is steeped in history with a number of exciting archeological sites. You can turn down a side street in Fethiye and come face-to-face with a tomb dating back some 1,300 years.

The city has three marinas, all with modern facilities. Fethyie is a great spot for starting or finishing a yacht charter and has quite a few islands dotting its coastline.  Pick up some local specialities such as nuts, pickled and smoked olives, dried fruit,  all kinds of spices and cheeses.

Gemiler Island - this historical island is filled with history, incredible views onto the Mediterranean and is even thought to be the birthplace of Saint Nicholas (Father Christmas!)

 

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 2 Oludeniz (The Dead Sea), Tersane Island

Ölüdeniz is Turkish for Dead Sea due to its calm waters even during storms although the official name is Blue Lagoon. Ölüdeniz is a small village in the Fethiye district in the Muğla Province. It is one of the most visited and popular tourist spots on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey. The blue lagoon sits within a pebble beach enclosure, and the waters are crystal clear, aquamarine and differing shade so of blue. Behind the town is Mount Babadağ, that sets the pace for the paragliding community. This is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful paraglide locations in the world. It is also part of the Ultramarathon called the Lycian Way Marathon. For visitors arriving by gulet yacht, this is a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving, since the lagoon has plenty of small underwater caves and a lot of interesting fauna and sea life. Apart from the activities found here, there is a tourist center that has a number of restaurants, cafes and shops to restock if needed. 

To the south, Butterfly Valley is a nature reserve with a secluded bay.

The biggest island in the Gulf of Fethiye is Tersane Island, known also as Shipyard Island. This bay has a 100 meter deep channel that was used by the Ottoman navy, hence the name shipyard island. The bay area has a lot of coves and towards the east lies the Summer Harbor.

 
OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 3 Domuz Island, Gobun Bay, Yavansu Bay

Next stop of your gulet trip Turkey is Domuz Island. Although this island is now called Prince Island, it was originally known as Domuz Island, which means Pork Island, named after the abundance of wild pigs that flourished there. Today, Prince Island boasts no pigs, but does have a tranquil splendor.

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 4 Cleopatra`s Bath, Sarsala Bay

Located 15 km away in Mugla's Dalaman district, Sarsala Bay is an attractive and wonderful cove with its crystal clear water and long pebble natural beach, where pine trees seamlessly meet the sea. You can dive into the crystal clear water in this cove and start the day with plenty of oxygen. 

Cleopatra is known for her timeless beauty. Coincidentally, there’s a lot of timeless beauty to be found in Turkey. And where better to look for it and to admire the magical interplay of turquoise waters and submerged ruins while discovering the sunken ruins of Cleopatra’s bath near Göcek.

While sailing along the coast near Hvar, there is a smaller island, Šćedro island, and you will be able to anchor in Manastir Bay. The bay is named after the abandoned monastery found just overlooking the bay, it was constantly pillaged by pirates until it was abandoned and left to ruin. Šćedro Island is home to a crater lake as well as some lovely trails. The bay area is exceptional and that is why your gulet cruise will always stop here. There are a few restaurants  in the bay, with lovely pergolas calling you to enjoy the shade and feel the gentle breeze, as you sip wine and watch the yachts come and go. This is not a place to restock, but it is a great stay over for a night and enjoy a dinner under the stars over calm waters. The bay lights up at night, and is a tranquil spot of serenity.

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 5 Bedri Rahmi (Tasyaka) Bay, Kille Buku

Next stop of your gulet cruise holidays is Bedri Rahmi Bay. It is named after the famous Turkish author Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu, he used to come fishing in the bay, which had been previously known as Dark Bay since Lycian times. During one of his fishing trips in 1973, he drew a fish on a rock at the entrance of the bay, giving the rock a new title “Fish Rock”, this is now the name for the entire area. This bay is well sheltered, so winds do not prevail, and the colors are distinct, with the clear azure waters contrasting with the green pines, olive trees and oleanders that populate the hillside. 

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 6 Hacihalil (Zeytin) Island, Kizil Ada

Zeytin Island (which means Olive Island) is found south of the Yassica island chain. This island is covered in olive trees, hence the name, and is a privately owned property that supports a local olive press industry that has been ongoing since the Ottomans.

Kizil island is considered to be a magical place at sunset when the whole island is transformed. The sun hits the stones turning them crimson red in color, the color that is much the same as the island’s soil. The island gets its name from this phenomenon because it is the Turkish word for ‘’red".  The island is uninhabited, apart from a lighthouse that is located on the southern tip.

The Deliktas Isles re located to the north west and are considered to be another great place for a gulet cruise, including swimming and fishing.

 

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 7 Turunc Pinari, Samanlik Bay

Gulet vacation Turkey is the best choice for the ones who are searching for a relaxing holiday. Quite close to Fethiye is Samanlik Bay, this small bay is considered to be a great location for anchoring, even when Fethiye is close by. The slopes leading down to the bay are covered with trees and the waters are cool and inviting. This is a regular anchor location for many yachts, and a visit Fethiye is just a short sail away.

OLUDENIZ AND GOCEK VIA FETHIYE

Day 8 Fethiye

After completing your exciting voyage, arriving at Fethiye for the return flight home, take a moment to enjoy the city one last time. If possible, don’t go back immediately - walk around the market site, soak in the last days of Turkey. Enjoy the final shopping and sense the wonderful smells and taste of local cuisine. If you have the time, stay overnight and enjoy one last romantic evening, or exciting bar night life. Once you leave, the memories will remain for a lifetime. Thank you for choosing Sigmayachts  for your gulet travel.

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