4-day West to East (Fethiye to Olympos) Cruise
Our mixed-age cruises are popular with people aged 6 to 69: perfect for travellers over 40, families with children (6 and over), groups with 3 generations in them, couples in their 20s and 30s who want a cruise focused on relaxing and sightseeing, and travellers who love mixing with a wider demographic of shipmates.
Fethiye to St Nicholas Island
We check in at 9am at our office, then head to our boat for welcome speeches and an introduction to Captain and crew. We depart Fethiye harbour around 10.30am and cruise to Butterfly Valley for swimming, lunch 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.
St Nicholas Island to Kas
Today we are off to Kalkan (Aquarium Bay) for breakfast in a breathtaking spot for swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear water. We then cruise to Kas, a fishing village with a charming little harbour where we enjoy lunch on the boat before disembarking to explore the local boutique shops, which specialise in handmade jewellery and clothes. We either spend the night in Kas town to enjoy the nightlife there, or overnight in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova, with option of transfer boat to Kas town.
Optional excursion to book locally: Scuba diving.
Kas to Gokkaya Bay
Today we sail past the sunken city. Once part of the original settlement that still makes up the island of Kekova, a devastating earthquake many centuries ago made this part of the town collapse into the sea. We will sail past for a closer look before anchoring on the opposite side to visit Kekova. Here you can wander the island, hike to the Lycian tombs, and climb to the hilltop to enter Simena Fortress for some panoramic views over the coastline you have just cruised.
In the evening we overnight in Gokkaya Bay or a bay nearby, sometimes with the option of visiting Ucagiz village.
Gokkaya Bay to Olympos
On our last day we enjoy a lazy start, easing any sore heads gently into the morning. After breakfast we spend some time in Pirates Cave (or another nearby bay) for snorkelling and swimming. We will dock at Ucagiz Harbour around 10:30-11:00am for farewells and the chance of a last-minute pic with your onboard family.
After disembarking, the day continues with a couple of options: a free bus transfer to the tree house of your choice in Olympos (approx. 90 mins to Olympos). Or, if you are planning to travel onto other destinations, you can be dropped off at Demre bus station before the transfer continues on to Olympos. Buses to Antalya from Demre bus station depart every 30 minutes, buses to Kas or Fethiye depart every hour.
If you need accommodation in Olympos for a night or 2 after your sail then you can book an Olympos Treehouse resort (we recommend BAYRAMS) or guesthouse on BOOKING.COM
Alternatively, if you plan to stay in Anatalya, you can book hotels on BOOKING.COM as well.
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