Cruising the Gulf of Fethiye; walk & sail

Tour Code : ACT 07

Highlights
–    On a private boat (Gulet) in the Gulf of Fethiye 
–    Beautiful coastal walks with fascinating views
–    Lonely Islands & beautiful beaches 
–    Yassica Island; Tersane bay; Gobun & Gemiler bay
–    Kayakoy (Karmilassos) & Oludeniz Lagoon

ACT 07 - PRIN

Best Season   
Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

 

Duration of the Trip
8 Days / 7 Nights

 

Difficulty Level/walks (treks)
= A/B (Easy/Medium)
Hiking along Gulf of Fethiye coastal line (5 routes on 5 days)

 

Accommodation
Boat (Gulet) cabin    :    7 Nights

Day 1 : Dalaman to Fethiye harbour

Meet at the Dalaman airport with Demavend Travels representative and drive to Fethiye, located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city. Telmessos was the most important city of Lycia, with a recorded history starting in the 5th century BC. We spend the night on the boat at Fethiye harbour.
Transfer time: 1 h; transfer distance: 50 km (Dalaman airport – Fethiye)
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet) 
Meals: – / – / D

Day 2 : Fethiye to Gocek bay via Kizilada (Red Island); Tavsanli & Katrancik Islands

In the morning we leave the Harbour of Fethiye and continue to Kizilada (Red Island), a well-known and popular destination for sailing boats, where it is possible to swim and to relax next to the Island and its turquoise waters. Afterwards we sail towards north/west direction where we pass the small Tavsancik and Katrancik Island, superb places for swimming and relaxing, before we in the early afternoon arrive at Katrancik bay where we start our Trek.
Walk from Gunluklu Bay to Inlice Beach
Via Gunluklu Bay we follow stabilized roads and climb up to the high plateaus of Inlice. From the small Highlands we will have fascinating panoramic views to the Gulf of Fethiye and its beautiful Islands down below. We continue our walk on gravel roads; walk through pine forests with an unmistakable scent of thyme in the air, until we reach the beach of Inlice. At the beach it is the possible to swim and to relax before we go back on board of our boat again. We spend the night either along the Gocek Island or one of the nearby piers close to Gocek Bay where we end the day with a nice dinner on board. The port of Gocek and its old town exude a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere. Gocek is one of the most beautifully situated ports of Turkey; nestled in a wild-romantic landscape with a crystal-clear sea, beautiful anchorages, many small islands and secluded bays. It enjoys views over the pine-covered hills, olive groves and citrus gardens, cotton fields and flowers. In the background, rising to 2.000 m high, are the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, with its ancient pine and spruce forests and wild gorges.
Walking time: 2/3 h; walking distance: 8 km; ascent/descent: 275 m
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 3 : Gocek to Yassica Island; Olive Island & Tersane Bay

Walk from Doruklu Bay to the beach of Osmanaga & the Bay of Akbuku
After having breakfast on board, we start near Gocek at the Bay of Doruklu our todays walk. We follow stabilized gravel roads through pine forests and along small coves until we reach the bay of Osmanaga. After a short break at the bay we continue our walk and climb up to a small hill with beautiful views down to the Gulf of Fethiye, Yassica and Gocek Islands down below. We than walk around the Highland, where it sometimes is possible to meet to meet shepherds with their flocks, and afterwards descent down to Bay, where our Gullet is already waiting for us. We will have Lunch on our Boat, take time for relaxing and swimming, before we continue to Yassica Islands; known for its turquoise bays, crystal clear water and small sandy beaches. Here we take the time to swim and relax before continuing along the small Zeytinadasi (Olive Island) to the bay of Tersane. The Tersane Island is covered with olive groves and it is quite possible to find ancient ruins of Lycian and Romans. We spend the night in the bay of Tersane.
Walking time: 2/3 h; walking distance: 6/7 km; ascent/descent: 250 m
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet) 
Meals: B / L / D

Day 4 : Via Tersane & Boynuzbuku to Sarsala & Hamam (Cleopatra) Bay

Walk from the Boynuzbuku Cove; via Kille, to the rock tombs of Bedri Rami
After breakfast we leave Tersane Bay and sail to Boynuzbuku where we enter the mainland for our todays walk. From the bay we walk on stabilized gravel roads and shepherd paths, through and conifer forests until we reach Kille, where at the bay it is possible to have a break, to take time for swimming and relaxing. Via Kille we continue on stabilized gravel roads towards the rock tombs in the Bay of Bedri Rami. Our Gullet is waiting for us at Bedri Rami, after having Lunch we continue to Sarsala, a bay with a beautiful sandy beach which is ideal for swimming and relaxing.
Walk from the Sarsala Bay to the Bay of Hamam (Cleopatra)
From Sarsala we follow narrow footpaths along Kapidagi Cape to Hamam, better known as Cleopatra Bay. The bay is known for its variety of flowers and for its extensive inland olive groves. In its form, the Hamam Bay reminds a giant swimming pool. Right next to the bay the crumbling ruins of an ancient Roman bath can be seen. Our Gullet awaits us already in the bay where we spend the night.
Walking time: 3 h; walking distance: 6 km; ascent/descent: 120 m (Boynuzbuku – Bedri Rami)
Walking time: 1/2 h; walking distance: 4 km; ascent/descent: 50 m (Sarsala – Hamam)
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 5 : Bay of Gobun and the Island & bay of Gemiler

Walk from Hamam (Cleopatra) Bay to the forgotten Lycian remains of Lydae
In the morning we leave our Gullet and walk through a very small canyon to the highlands of so called Lydae peninsula. Via Trails and small walking paths we reach an area where few Lycian remains can be seen, known as Lydae. Main attraction of Lydae is an exceptional grave chamber (vault/arch) with a custom built marble sarcophagus. It is not certain who was buried in this magnificent grave but the engraved name belongs to the family of Sarpedon, king of Lycia and hero of the Trojan War. Via Lydae we continue our hike and follow narrow footpaths and former shepherd trails until we reach the Bay of Yavansu. On the way we enjoy the unique views of the surrounding bays and Islands. Our walk ends at the Bay of Gobun, where our Gullet is already waiting for us. Afterwards we sail along Domuzadasi (Pig Island) and drive through open Waters to the opposite coast of the Fethiye Gulf where we spend the Night at the small bay of Gemiler. The bay is located just opposite the island Gemiler, also known by its ancient name Aziz (Holy) Nicholas where you still can find ruins and church remains from the time of the Byzantines.
Walking time: 4 h; walking distance: 8 km; ascent/descent: 200 m
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 6 : Soguksu (Cold Water bay); Kayakoy (Karmilassos) & Oludeniz lagoon (optional Butterfly valley)

Walk from Soguksu (Cold Water Bay) to Kayakoy (Karmilassos) & Oludeniz Lagoon
Today we head towards Soguksu; known as Cold Water bay; here we start our todays walk toward Kayakoy; originally named “Karmilassos”; an old Greek village given up at the End of the World War I, in accordance with the treaty of Lausanne which envisaged an exchange of population between Greece and Turkey. Two admirable churches are still drawn up among the ruined stone-built houses.  After the visit of Kayakoy we continue our walk following a forest path which offers a splendid panorama on the limpid turquoise water splits. We walk directly down to the Oludeniz lagoon; one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Oludeniz, on a blue lagoon; the lagoon is a national nature reserve and building is strictly prohibited. Oludeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, and is an official blue flag beach, and is frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travellers and tourism journals alike. In the late afternoon (depending on water & sea conditions) it is optional possible to continue towards Butterfly Valley; a large canyon considered to be one of the most picturesque and amazing places along the Lycian Coast. We spend the Night on the boat at the area of Soguksu (Cold Water bay).
Walking time: 4 h; walking distance: 8 km; ascent/descent: 275 m
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 7 : Via Island & bay of Karacaoren; bay of Tarzan & Boncuklu; Sovalye Adasi to Fethiye harbour

Today we take the time to relax and rest, after breakfast; we sail along the coastline back to Fethiye. On the way we take time to visit the island and bay of Karacaoren. The bay itself offers different water depths and plenty of space for anchoring and is surrounded by forested mountains. Afterwards we will take time to visit Tarzan and Boncuklu Bays. In the early evening we reach the Fethiye Island, known as Sovalye Adasi (Island of the Knights). The Legend says that this impressive island has been used by the Knights of St. John as a naval base in antiquity. On the Island we will enjoy our dinner in one of the numerous restaurants. From Sovalye Adasi we sail back to the Harbour of Fethiye, where it is possible to visit one of the idyllic cafes along the marina to taste cup of Turkish coffee. We spend the night in the marina of Fethiye.
ON: on the Boat (type Gulet)
Meals: B / L / D

Day 8 : Fethiye to Dalaman – Home

Transfer to Dalaman airport where the Trip concludes.
Transfer time: 1 h; transfer distance: 50 km (Fethiye – Dalaman airport)
Meals: B / – / –

ON = Overnight accommodation / B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

Price Includes
–    All transfers and transportations with private vehicles to the places mentioned in the Itinerary
      Days 1 & 8: One (one way) arrival/departure transfer from/to Dalaman airport/Fethiye Harbour
–    Demavend Travel English speaking Tour Leader
–    Private Turkish Gulet Boat: 7 Nights; Cabins on double/twin share base;
      with Full Board Meals (Soft & alcoholic drinks not included)
–    7 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch (on board), 7 x Dinner (on board)

 

Price Excludes
–    All International and Domestic Flights
–    Travel insurance
–    Extra Transports and transfers other than stated in the Itinerary
–    All kind of Soft and Alcoholic drinks, Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee
–    Meals other than stated in the Itinerary
–    All kind of personal expenses
–    All kind of Entrance fees for historical and natural sites
–    All kind of optional activities
–    Extra Nights
–    Single supplements
–    Personal Equipment
–    Tips

 

Important           
It is necessary to confirm your gulet trip 60 days in advance.

Single cabin booking              
Depends on group size; we cannot guarantee availability as long as Group size is unknown.

Technical Details
Depending on group size and availability Gulet Type can be different than stated; technical Details can be similar and/or a little different than stated down below.

Type – Special Designed Turk Gulet (1996)
Length              22m
Beam                6.50m
Depth               2.50m
Motor               Mann 320 PS
Service Boot     Fiber Boot 15 PS
Generator         2,5 KW
Electricity         12 / 220 V
Tank                2.000 L
Water tank       5.000 L

Accommodation & Facilities
–    Double / Twin Cabins with bathroom and hot water
–    Exterior dining area and sun deck
–    Interior dining area
–    Bar (CD-Player)
–    Spacious interior salon and galley kitchen

Equipment:
–    Complete Navigation
–    Mobile Phone
–    Life Raft & Life Jackets
–    Fire Extinguishers
–    Dinghy with outboard engine