GOCEK - KEKOVA - GOCEK

Starting from the former fishing village and now yachting hotspot of Gocek, cruise south east to Oludeniz, a beautiful lagoon with sandy beach surrounded by soaring pine covered mountains, and Gemiler, an historical island featuring extensive Byzantine ruins and mosaics. Further on visit the charming little town of Kalkan with picturesque Ottoman architecture and bougainvillaea climbing everywhere, great for people watching and drinks in one of the many rooftop bars. From here you can travel back along the coast overland to visit the famous Patara beach, where seven miles of unspoilt sand and dunes are protected as a breeding ground for the Loggerhead turtle. Here too explore the tranquil ancient ruins of Patara. Also in this area are the sites of Xanthos and Letoon. In the area of Kekova Island there are many bays and inlets to explore including the atmospheric Simena with its medieval castle, sarcophagi, and spectacular views. Over the years the locals have built their houses up against Roman walls and incorporated ancient marble blocks into their present dwellings. The Taurus mountain range serves as the backdrop for the pretty coastal town of Kas, sleepy by day and buzzing at night. A steep cobbled street leads up to the square with an ancient sarcophagus perched in its centre. Kas is an excellent place to shop for Turkish carpets and traditional Turkish jewellery. Other stops before returning to Gocek include Yesilkoy, a small bay fringed by steep olive groves, where the water is an incredible shade of aquamarine and wonderful for swimming, and Tersane, the largest island in the Bay of Fethiye, where Byzantine ruins scatter the shore.

Generally our gulet cruises last 7 or 14 days, but in low season we may be able to offer 4, 5, 8 or 10 days. Please enquire for details.

The Greek village of Kayakoy near Fethiye

The Greek village of Kayakoy near Fethiye

The medieval castle at Simena in Kekova

The medieval castle at Simena in Kekova

The famous beach and lagoon in Olu Deniz, Turkey

The famous beach and lagoon in Olu Deniz, Turkey

Enjoy expertly guided tours of local historical sites

Enjoy expertly guided tours of local historical sites

Explore ancient Xanthos

Explore ancient Xanthos

The awe inspiring ancient ruins at Patara

The awe inspiring ancient ruins at Patara

SJ YACHT CHARTER INCLUDES:

Tailormade itineraries

Flexibility en route

Experienced & qualified crew

Chef on board

Delicious Turkish/ Mediterranean cuisine

Cruises from 4- 14 days

Economy to Super luxury Gulet yacht options

May include Greek Dodecanese Islands

Remote unspoilt bays & coves

Off board activities

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