4-day East to West (Olympos to Fethiye) Cruise
Our 18-39s East to West cruises are unique to us: they are the ONLY Olympos to Fethiye 4-day sails for 18-39s on offer anywhere!
Our gulet boats are traditionally-built, wooden Turkish motor-yachts which usually hold around 16 to 20 passengers.
These cruises are easily the best way to see the Turkish coast:
- Imagine waking every morning for breakfast and a swim in idyllic bays before cruising along the coast to new destinations such as Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz beach, Kas, Kekova, the Sunken City, St Nicholas Island and more!
- The boat decks are perfect for sunbathing and jumping into the crystal-clear sea.
- The Turkish food onboard is excellent – breakfast, lunch and dinner included!
- The perfect balance between relaxing, sightseeing and socialising. There is an onboard bar and opportunities to enjoy evenings on the boat with your shipmates and go to cafes, bars and venues in places like Kas.
Sounds like the perfect trip?
Olympos to Kekova and Gokkaya Bay
Most of us are picked up around 10am from Olympos (from Bayrams Treehouses). The transfer by mini-bus to Demre takes about 90mins, where more passengers are picked up at Demre bus station at 12pm noon (midday). We board our gulet in the small harbour of Ucagiz just after midday and cruise to a nearby cove for swimming, snorkelling and lunch.
Next up is the fascinating Sunken City, a 2000 year-old ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake. We actually cruise over this protected World Heritage site before crossing to Kekova and Simena Castle where we climb to the top to take in the magnificent view over the bay.
Overnight in either Gokkaya Bay or another nearby bay.
Gokkaya Bay to Kas to Kalkan or Aquarium Bay
A nice, easy start to the day to soothe any sore heads – breakfast in a nearby bay with a chance for a morning swim. We then cruise to Kas, a fishing village with a charming little harbour where we dock and disembark to explore the local boutique shops, which specialise in handmade jewellery and clothes. We finish the day in Aquarium Bay in a breathtaking spot for swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear water, followed by dinner. We will either spend the night in Aquarium bay and sleep under the stars on deck, or overnight in Kalkan town, where you can enjoy the nightlife there.
Optional excursion to book locally in Kas: Scuba diving
Aquarium Bay to Butterfly Valley to St. Nicholas Island
We head north in the morning and wake up to the sight of Butterfly Valley. After breakfast we stay here for swimming and an optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is famous for being the home of over 130 different types of butterflies but they only appear in large numbers at certain times of the year so let’s hope we get lucky!
Afterwards, we head over to Oludinez, Europe’s most photographed beach and one of the best sites in the world to paraglide. In the evening, we anchor at St. Nicholas Island in time for a short hike up through the island’s ruins to witness the amazing sunset.
Another night under the stars anchored next to St. Nicholas Island…
Optional excursion: Paragliding
St. Nicholas Island to Fethiye
On our last day we enjoy breakfast at St.Nicholas Island and then cruise over to Tarzan Bay or Samanlik Bay for a swim and lunch. We finally dock in Fethiye in the afternoon with plenty of time for last-minute pics and farewells to your onboard family.
If you need accommodation in Fethiye for a night or 2 after your sail then you can book a hotel or guesthouse on BOOKING.COM
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