TURKEY / 10 DAYS
DAY 1 | MARMARIS
For this itinerary on your yacht, you will embark in the port of Marmaris, which is a convenient ride from the Dalaman Airport. This lively town is most known for the bustling shopping district where you can haggle for carpets, leather goods and other handcrafted souvenirs.
DAY 2 | MARMARIS – EKINCIK. (2 hrs)
Today the yacht will set out for Ekincik where you might opt to take a scenic side trip by riverboat or tender as you explore the Dalyan River. The ancient site of Caunos makes an interesting diversion on the way to a luncheon feast in Dalyan. Traveling further upriver you will arrive at the old sulphur baths in Koycegiz.
DAY 3 | EKINCIK – FETHIYE BAY. (3 hrs)
The agenda for today will focus on rest and recreation in the large and inviting waters of Fethiye Bay. The captain will find a suitable anchorage from the many idyllic areas and your party will have a chance to exhaust the watersports and lounge on deck while your onboard chef can prepare samples of local Turkish fare.
DAY 4 | FETHIYE BAY – KALKAN – (4 hrs)
In the morning, the yacht make way for the village of Kalkan where you can hire a car to take you to the ancient sites of Xanthos, Letoon and Patara. Xanthos was an important center for the Lycians, the ancient culture whose mysteries are still being unveiled by modern-day archeological efforts.
DAY 5 | KALKAN – KATELLORIZON – (1 hr 20 mins)
A trip to the island of Katellorizon wili see your party in Greek waters today as you enter it’s idyllic, unspoiled harbor. Modern tourism has made little intrusion on this easternmost Greek island and the small resident population still enjoys the pace of a simpler era.
DAY 6 | KATELLORIZON – SAINT GEORGES. (30 mins)
The yacht’s crew will make arrangements for you to visit the Blue Grotto on the south side of Katellorizon – make sure that you have enough film in your camera for this excursion. In the afternoon, the yacht will rei ocate to the uninhabited island of Saint Georges, where you will anchor for more watersport fun and an enchanting evening under the stars.
DAY 7 | SAINT GEORGES – KEKOVA – (2 hrs)
We’ll had back to Turkish waters on a short cruise bound for Kekova where the yacht will anchor off the village of Simena. The hillside medival castle and the lycian rock tombs are dramatic and if you climb up the hill the view of Kekova Channel from the top will be well worth the effort.
DAY 8 | KEKOVA – GOKKAYA LIMANI – (50 mins)
The yacht will make a quick hop across the Bay of Andraki, with her sandy beach fringe, and set anchor in crystal, turquoise waters. Adventurers might enjoy a land trip just a few miles away to the ruins of ancient Myra where you can tread in the footsteps of the Romans through Hadrian’s Gate and in the amphitheatre. Again, the numerous Lycian rock tombs that dot the cliffs are a reminder of ancient wonders. As the sun sets, the yacht can relocate to a more idyllic anchorage at Gokkaya Limani or Yali Bay.
DAY 9 | KAS – GOCEK – (5 hrs 30 mins)
As the itinerary winds down, you’ll still have more opportunities for a dosage of Turkish culture by visiting the village of Kas. Besides her present charm, the plethora of Lycian tombs and her amphitheatre reinforce her importance in ancient days. Later in the day, we proceed southeast toward Gocek for a final night at anchor.
DAY 10 | GOCEK
The charter will disembark in Gocek, where there will be ample opportunity to bargain in the market for any last precious momentos from the Turquoise Coast.