Boarding starts at 3.30 pm at Fethiye marina. Dinner will be served on the yacht and we will overnight on board in Fethiye Marina close to the old town centre.An interesting bustling market town that serves the tourist areas of Olu Deniz and Hisaronu close by, Fethiye has a long history. In the hills above lie the haunting ruins of Kayakoy, abandoned in the Population Exchange of the 1920’s, recreated in an excllent book ‘Birds without Wings’.In ancient times Fethiye was known as Telmessos, a Lycian town close to the Caria kingdom border. Dating from those times are the cliff tombs above the town, the most famous being the tomb of King Amyntas. The town’s name changed over the centuries to Makri but the modern name is said to be from 1914 after the first Turkish AirForce Officer Fethi Bey who crashed his plane and died here .
After breakfast you’ll set off along the coast in time for lunch at Tersane Island, where you can see the remains of a Greek era shipyard and village on the beach. The rest of the day is spent cruising in and around the small bays and islands of the beautiful Ag Limani and Gocek Bay area.
An early start stopping at Kuyruk Burnu for breakfast before reaching the peaceful Batik Hamam (Cleopatra’s Bath)Bay and take a swim amongst the ruined monastery. Overnight is spent in either tranquil Bedri Rahmi Bay, originally known as Tasyaka Cove but renamed after the famous Turkish artist Bedri Rahmi Eyupoglu who painted the famous fish on the rocks.
Set sail after breakfast to visit more scenic bays in the Fethiye Gulf, including lunch and a swim at Yassicalar Island (Flat Island), where for a small charge you can sample the local gozleme, a type of pancake.
Sail around the coast of the Fethiye Peninsula to overnight at Gemiler Island, where you can explore the ruins of a Byzantine settlement as the sun sets. The boat is also in sight of the famous Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz, and the spectacular Babadag Mountain ranked amongst the top places in the world for a paraglide.
Heading back towards Fethiye, your last night on board is spent in the peace of Turunç Pinari Bay.
After breakfast arrive in Fethiye Harbour for farewells and disembarkation before 1.00am.
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