Blue Cruise Olympos to Fethiye blue cruise which heads to Fethiye is the most famous Blue Cruise leaving Olympos Blue Cruise leaving Olympos is the cruise to Fethiye. Taking 4 days and 3 nights, this cruise highlights most people’s time in Turkey. The cruise has something for everyone; whether it is the ancient sights or the beautiful turquoise waters for your swimming and snorkeling, no one will leave disappointed.
Cruise leave Olympos / Demre Harbour for the famous Sunken City of Kekova and Simena Castle. This will be one of the many highlights of Turkey gulet holidays experience.
Gulet will spend the day in the Kekova area before visiting the little fishing village of Kas on the following day. There is time for shopping and plenty of swimming along the way on your gulet cruise.
The next day you will wake up in Butterfly Valley, where you can take a hike or enjoy the view. You will then cruise past Europe’s most photographed beach, Oludeniz, anchoring on the backside of the Blue Lagoon before you finally anchor down at St Nicholas Island, where you can go and explore the ruins and enjoy your last night on board.
Throughout your gulet cruise, you and the other guests will be offered the chance to undertake some optional activities of paragliding and diving; you will get the opportunity to relax and swim in some stunning bays while enjoying the whole time plentiful Turkish dishes and hospitality.
The gulet will be equipped with sunbeds shaded area, and some water toys are usually on board with snorkeling gear. The cabin options on the gulet could be twin, double or triple, depending on the yacht layout.
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About Olympos Olympos was a city in Lycia, situated in a river valley near the Turquoise Coast of Turkey popular point for Olympos Cruise. Its ancient ruins are south of the town of Cirali in Antalya Province, Turkey. Other ancient cities, Phaselis and Idyros together with Olympos are all within the Olympos Beydaglari National Park. As such this is a protected area so permanent constructions are not permitted; accommodation is in tree houses.
About Gokkaya Bay Gokkaya Bay can be found in the stunning region of Kekova between the coastal towns of Kas and Demre. Located in a region of beautiful bays and inlets Gokkaya is the largest and one of the most protected, thanks to the groups of islands that home rugged hills and natural forests. The calm water here is both perfect for swimming and viewing the marine life thanks to its crystal clarity.
About St Nicholas Island St Nicholas Island, also known as Gemiler Island, is famous for being the supposed resting place of Saint Nicholas or otherwise known as Santa Claus. This island is located just 20kms from the large town of Fethiye. It is believed that when St Nicholas died in 326 he was buried here on the island before moving remains to Demre due to increased pirate raids. His bones final resting place is in the Italian city of Bari where they were relocated in 1087 by visiting monks. The island is scattered in some impressive ruins well worth the exploration. There are five churches that date back to the 4th and 6th centuries AD along with a large covered walkway that is over 300 metres long. St Nicholas Island is also one of the best spots to sit atop and get to witness one of the most magical sunsets in Turkey.
About Fethiye Fethiye is expanding relentlessly. It has certainly been boosted by tourist numbers in recent years and quite rightly so. It has a lovely harbour and marina with lots of great offshore islands and plenty of quiet coves and some of the Fethiye best beaches to explore in the immediate vicinity. The built-up area now goes from Calis heading west to Ovacik, Hisonaru and Oludeniz down the coast going east.
Around 10:00 am, our ground crew will collect you from your accommodation in Olympos. We will have another pickup from Olympos Junction at 10:30 am for all other locations.
We will set off by land to Demre, where we will do another pickup at noon at Demre bus station. All guests will then be transferred to Ucagiz Village harbor. We will check in with the gulet and brief you about your cruise. Lunch will be served shortly afterward. Our first sight for the day is the Sunken City, an ancient town that dates back 2000 years to the Lycian period and is destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century. We will cruise over this protected World Heritage site friendly and slowly to enjoy the view; however, as this is a protected sight, no swimming, diving, or snorkeling is allowed. Following this, we will anchor down near Kekova and the island of Kalekoy to visit Simena Castle. Guests can walk through the town's cobbled streets or head into the castle to witness some fantastic views of the Kekova region. (L, D)
Today you will cruise onto Kas, a small fishing village with some of the best shopping in the area and incredibly unique jewelry pieces. You will be given time to explore the local shops, including lots of handmade jewelry, clothes stores, and some local cafes for a great brew of coffee.
Optional Activity: Diving
For those interested in the optional diving activity, you will be transferred to the diving boat to go scuba diving in what is said to be the best place to dive in Southern Turkey. There are some pretty good spots to see marine life, rock coral, and even a wreck. We recommend booking this optional activity online before your cruise to receive an online discount and guarantee your dive. After your time in Kas, we will cruise past Kalkan and moor in Aquarium Bay for the night. (B, L, D)
This morning wake up to the vivid blue sea and find yourself in Butterfly Valley. Wake yourself up with a morning swim, have breakfast and then take the optional hike up to the waterfall. Butterfly Valley is known to be the home to over 136 different types of butterflies and moths; in the summer months, they can be challenging to spot, though, as they search for cooler climates deeper in the valley.
For lunch, we will moor near the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Much swimming is to be had here, and most venture into the Blue Lagoon over the rocks. Oludeniz Beach and the Blue Lagoon are among the most photographic beaches in the world due to the thousands that paraglide here each year.
Optional Activity: Paragliding Blue Lagoon
Paragliding is an optional activity at this stop. We recommend pre-booking this activity online for special rates or with our friendly office crew. However, if you decide while here that this is the activity for you, please let your captain know. We will moor at St Nicholas Island, where you will have time to walk up through the island's ruins and enjoy the sunset. For an afternoon of fun on the water, keep a lookout for the watersport boats around this area too! (B, L, D)
Your last day on the gulet will be an excellent and lazy start. You will wake up at St Nicholas Island, where you can enjoy another morning swim. Lots of fish are in this area too, so why not throw a hand line in to see what you can add to lunch? We have breakfast before cruising around one of the bays near Fethiye for lunch and a final swim. The gulet will enter Fethiye Harbour around 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM after lunchtime.
You will disembark the gulet and say farewell to new-found friends and your friendly crew.
Please note Transfer services onto Fethiye Hotels are omitted. We will have a crew member meet the gulet shall you wish to organize onward travel or transfers. (B, L)
All efforts are made to follow this itinerary; however, in poor weather and sea conditions, this schedule may change at Captain's discretion.
Our passenger's safety is our number one priority. This could include daily destinations as well as overnight stops.
If these situations arise, all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options.
No money will be refunded.