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Blue Cruies Route : Fethiye > Kekova > Fethiye

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Blue Cruies Route : Fethiye > Kekova > Fethiye

Day 1:  Fethiye Boarding starts at 3.30 pm at Fethiye Marina. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lykia’s western border with Karia. It is believed that that the city’s name came from Apollon’s son Telmessos. The city joined the Otoman in 1924. The name changed many times over the years and was eventually named Fethiye in 1914 after the first Turkish AirForce Officer who was called Fethi Bey crashed his plane and died here while on duty. In the south of the town you will see many famous tombs and graves survived from the Antique Era and one of the most famous and most beautiful stone tombs is the tomb of King Amyntas. The ruins of a theatre recovered during the excavation carried out by the museum recently is in the city centre.

Day 2:  Oludeniz – Soguksu– Gemiler Adası We will set sail for Olu Deniz. Our yacht will be anchored at Soğuksu (Cold Water) Bay for lunch and for a swim. The next stop will be Gemiler Adasi – Ships Island. It is recommended to have an early evening walk on Ships Island and pay a visit to the Church of St Nicholas. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Gemiler Strait.

Day 3:  Yesilkoy - Kas In the morning, we will set sail early to cross Yedi Burunlar (Seven Copes) smoothly. We will anchor at Yeşilkoy Bay, which is close to Kalkan, for breakfast and to enjoy the sea. Then on the way to Kaş we will have another break for a swim and anchor at Kaş Harbour. Here you will have the chance to walk around Kaş, which was an old Greek Town, and to experience nightlife in Kaş. Being one of the most important towns of Lykia, Kaş gained importance in Roman Times and eventually became the centre of Episcopacy in Byzantine times. Kaş is a rich land with the surrounding cities that belong to the Antique period and with other historical values.

Day 4:  Kekova – Tersane - Ucagiz After breakfast we will set sail for the Sunken city of Kekova. Here we will stop for a swimming break and for lunch at Old Ships Dock Yard where you will see an old ship yard and from the Roman Period and a church from the Byzantine times. For the night we will anchor at Üçağız Bay.

Day 5:  Simena - Gokkaya After breakfast, it is possible to have a short trip on the land to Kaleköy (SİMENA) during which you will have the chance to take some of the most beautiful photographs of Antique Lykia. Lunch will be served at Gokkaya marina where we will anchor for a swim. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor at another natural beauty spot at Ucagız Marina.

Day 6:  Bayindir Limani - Kalkan After breakfast we will set sail to Bayindir marina and also enjoy the sea. After Lunch we will anchor at Kalkan Marina. Here an optional Lykian Cities tour can be organised. Xhantos, the capital of Likya, Patara the city of trade and harbor, Tilos the city of sports, Letoon that is the most important religion centre of Likya region and the famous Saklıkent Canyon can be included in our route for this optional tour. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kalkan harbour.

Day 7:  Camlı burun – Battikaya - Fethiye An early start to the day will enable us to sail to Camli Peninsula. After lunch we will anchor at Batıkkaya Bay for a swim and for lunch. Depends on your wish, we will head back to Fethiye harbour or overnight in a small bay.

Day 8:  Fethiye We will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.

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