Why book this tour?
Cruising along the coastline in a traditional gulet is quite simply the best and most relaxing way to enjoy the special beauty of Turkey's south-western shores.
2013/14 Standard Itinerary
- 14 Breakfasts
- 7 Dinners
- 6 Lunches
- 7 nights Standard Hotel
- 7 nights Simple Cabin
Approx 12 -
Explore Tour Leader plus driver(s) and some local guides. Captain, cook and crew on gulet.
South West Turkey Adventure Tour
This trip combines the Greco-Roman sites of South West Turkey with a week-long cruise along the Aegean Coast. First we visit the famous ruins of Ephesus and the white marble city of Aphrodisias. We also explore the Carian city of Alinda and the old Ionian sites of Didyma, Miletus and Priene. In Pamukkale we enjoy a dip in the hot mineral waters of the ancient spa and discover the white travertine’s known as the ‘frozen waterfall’. We also tour the city of Caunus and unwind on the white sands of Iztuzu beach. At the end of our first week we board our traditional wooden gulet in the old seaport town of Fethiye. We cruise to the small fishing village of Kalkan and explore the Island of Kekova. We also sail over the submerged city of Simena – its sunken streets and buildings visible in the clear waters. Along the way we visit the harbour town of Kas, where we relax in street cafes and enjoy delicious Turkish cuisine.
- Sailing on a traditional style wooden gulet - Seven nights cruising along the beautiful shoreline of Turkey's Turquoise Coast
- Magnificent sites - Discover ancient Ionian and Greco-Roman sites of Southwest Turkey
- Ephesus - Wander through the largest collection of Roman ruins in the Eastern Mediterranean
- Pamukkale and Hieropolis - Visit the famous ‘frozen waterfall’ and the remains of the Roman spa town above it
What we say
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Itinerary [+] Detailed Itinerary
Join tour Dalyan
Excursion to Caunus
Drive to Gulluk via Alinda
Drive via Didyma, Miletus and Priene to Selcuk
Drive via Aphrodisias to Pamukkale
Visit Pamukkale and Hieropolis, drive via Pinara to Fethiye
Board gulet in Fethiye
To Demre Cayagzi
To Kas via Ucagiz
Kas to Sogusku Cove
Sail to Tarzan Bay
Sail to Fethiye where tour ends