FETHIYE 2023 CRUISES
Fethiye is the popular town on the southern coast of Turkey and one of the most popular spots to pick up a Fethiye to Olympos gulet cruise. Fethiye has a lot to offer on its own. Being located only 14 kilometres from the famous Oludeniz beach you have everything on your doorstep from paragliding to ancient sights to a great historical town to spend your time shopping. Also it is 40 km far from Saklıkent great canyon. Fethiye is the starting point and ending point for many gulet7 yacths holiday Fethiye charters cruises so you will always find it bustling in the summer months and there will always be a warm welcome from any of the locals.
The Fethiye to Bodrum cruise is a wonderful 8-day 7-night blue voyage which is ideal for travelling the Turkish coastline.
Begin your cruise from Fethiye harbour, you will visit the islands nearby before heading to Cleopatra’s baths. Visit the coastal city of Marmaris where you can explore the streets and enjoy the wealth of nightlife. The quiet beachfront of Kidirga welcomes you after for relaxation, followed by Datca a small Turkish town with an ancient settlement of Cnidus which is still being excavated. Your end departure point is Bodrum where you will spend a night in the harbour.
The popular Fethiye to Bodrum cruises carried on standard Turkish rental yachts called Gulets. All cabins have double beds and its always 2 to a cabin unless you are a solo traveller and have paid the single supplement. The cabins all have their own bathrooms and you are provided sheets and blankets. This breathtaking destination will be the ultimate yacht holiday experience of your Turkey trip.
DAY 1 FETHIYE -CLEOPATRA’S BATHS
Today you will check into your gulet at 2 pm. You will be given check-in information on board before cruising out of Fethiye Harbour heading for the 12 Islands area just outside of Fethiye. You will make a stop at Flat Island for your first dip into the Mediterranean. After enjoying your fist swim you will then cruise onto your spot for the evening – Cleopatra’s Baths. These baths were once an ancient hammam dating back to Roman times. Here you get the chance to swim through the ruins before dinner will be served on board.
Overnight at Cleopatra’s Baths.
DAY 2 CLEOPATRA’S BATHS TO DALYAN
This morning you will cruise onto Ekincik. Here there is the chance for an optional excursion into Dalyan.
Optional: The excursion will take you into the lake lands of the Dalyan area, cruising past some ancient rock tombs, plus visiting the mud baths and the famous Turtle Beach. You can either choose to pay the extra charge to go and enjoy an amazing day in Dalyan.
Please note: This tour requires 5 people to operate.
If you would like to stay on board where you can chill out, swim and maybe partake in some water sports activities.
Overnight at Ekincik
DAY 3 DALYAN TO MARMARIS
This morning you will cruise onto Paradise Bay also known as Cennet Island, where there is the chance to enjoy the beautiful waters and a swim before you cruise into Marmaris Harbour. This is where you will spend the evening so you have the rest of the day and night to explore the popular seaside town. Spend the afternoon shopping in the bazaar or wandering the cobbled streets. Dinner will be served on board, then you will have the chance to go and explore the nightlife of Marmaris or just wander around the pretty little old town.
Overnight in Marmaris Harbour.
DAY 4 MARMARIS TO KADIRGA
This morning you will leave Marmaris Harbour and head onto Kadirga. From the busy hustle and bustle of Marmaris Harbour, you can now take refuge on this beautiful isolated beachfront. Here you will get the chance to jump back into the refreshing ocean to maybe re-energise from a late night out. You will then cruise onto either Serce Bay or Bozukkale, where you will spend the night on board.
Overnight at either Serce Bay or Bozukkale.
DAY 5 KADIRGA DATCA
Today it’s time to find your land legs again as we cruise onto Datca, where you can go and explore the town. About 8kms in from the main harbour of Datca is the old town where you can still see and explore old temples, theatres and other ancient buildings. You will have some time to wander around town, stock up on some snacks, have a tea in one of the local cafes or grab a cold drink down by the harbour. Once all back on board you will cruise off to a secluded bay nearby to spend the evening.
Overnight at a bay near Datca.
DAY 6 DATCA to CNIOUS
This morning after breakfast it’s time to cruise onto Cnidus. Cnidus was once an ancient city that is still currently under excavation. There are some impressive ruins to visit and you can still clearly see the two ancient harbours the town used to use. You will have time to swim in the lush waters around the area as well as get on land to explore the ruins.
Overnight at Cnidus or Mersincik Bay
DAY 7 CNIOUS TO BODRUM
This morning you are on your way to Bodrum. There will be a last chance swimming stop at Black Island before you arrive into Bodrum Harbour. Bodrum is a gorgeous town with whitewashed Greek-style housing and cobblestone streets. You will find some of the best high end shopping in Turkey here as well as some of the best nightclubs, including the largest outdoor nightclub in Europe. So you will get to spend the afternoon wandering around, you may like to visit the castle that now houses the maritime museum, wanders the streets or choose to do with the time as you please. Dinner will be served on board before the evening is then yours.
Overnight in Bodrum.
DAY 8 BODRUM
This morning breakfast will be served nice and early as it’s time to bid your crew and new-found friends farewell. You will disembark in Bodrum Harbour just after breakfast.