Board your yacht at Gocek, take time to sit back and relax with a cool drink before setting off to explore the Gocek is a popular stopover for yachtsmen. After spending sometime in Gocek town cruise for the overnight anchorage of Sarsala Bay or Bedir Rahmi. Dinner aboard the yacht in this most tranquil of settings.
A day for exploring the many pristine bays and anchorages in the Gulf of Fethiye. Perhaps go ashore on Tersane island and view the Byzantine ruins of a shipyard, or examine up close the party-submerged ruins in Cleopatra’s Bay, rumoured to be the remnants of the bathhouse in which Cleopatra is said to have bathed. Overnight in Manastır bay.
Following a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a swim, board a small riverboat for a tour to ancient Caunos and the small town of Dalyan. The trip will take you south-east along a craggy, indented coastline and in through the mouth of the Dalyan river, where you should keep an eye out for the rare Loggerhead Turtle. Once past the sandy spit known as Iztuzu Beach (a nesting ground for the turtles), it is an exciting ride through the reed-lined channels of the delta to the ruins of ancient Caunos, set out around a hill topped with an acropolis. The climb to the acropolis is an exhilarating ascent and rewards the climber with an amazing view of the surrounding area. While exploring the ruins of Caunos, you will come across a theatre, an early Byzantine church, Roman baths and closer to the ancient harbour, the remains of an Agora and temples. Returning to the riverboat, you will then head further up the river to the town of
Dalyan, passing beneath some superb Lycian rock tombs, carved into the cliff face. These tombs date back to 400 – 600 BC and are the finest example of their type to be found anywhere. Following a stroll around the town of Dalyan, it’s back to the riverboat for the return trip to the gulet and on to Aga Limani for the night. Here you can take a walk ashore and view the gulf of Fethiye from the hills above.
Cruise straight Fethiye Gulf, anchorage in a small bay for breakfast. Time for swim and snorkel around the ruin bay. After lunch cruise straight Aga limani where you will find a chance for trekking. If you wish you can reach an ancient church ruins after 30 minutes walking.
The valley is situated at the foothill of Babadağ, a 1,975-metre-high (6,480 ft) mountain nominated for preservation as world heritage. A wide-strip sand beach at a bay on the Turkish Riviera protrudes from the valley. In the form of a narrow canyon stretching over around 3–4 km (1.9–2.5 mi), the valley’s steep walls are 350–400 m (1,150–1,310 ft) high. A trail in the valley leads to two small waterfalls dropping from 60 m (200 ft) all the year around. In the middle of the valley, a creek runs, carrying water from a spring in nearby Faralya village to the sea. A road from Ölüdeniz to Uzunyurt, which is part of the Lycian Way Ultramarathon route, runs atop the rocks around the valley.
An early morning departure for Gemiler Island, stopping along the way for lunch and the opportunity to swim and snorkel in clear blue waters. Arriving at Gemiler in the afternoon, go ashore and explore fascinating ruins dating from Byzantine times – including a covered walkway leading to the water’s edge and a church with partially excavated mosaic floors. Just before sunset, make your way to the summit and enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the sun disappearing below the horizon. Overnight at Gemiler Island.
Cruise straight Sarsala. Lunch aboard the yacht in this most tranquil of settings. Cleaopatra’s Bath (Batik hamam). Overnight at Yassıcalar.