Destinations & Itinerary
*Please note that this boat tour can be incorporated into any greater itinerary.
DAY 1- FETHIYE- BEGIN BOAT TOUR (Lunch, Dinner)
Today you will either have an early morning transfer from your Istanbul hotel to the airport in Istanbul for your flight to Dalaman, where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to the harbor in Fethiye for departure of your boat tour,OR, you will already be in Fethiye, in which case you will be picked up from your Fethiye hotel and transferred to the harbor for departure of your boat tour.
The Boat Tour departs the Fethiye Harbor between 11:00 and 12:00 and heads first to Samanlik Bay for swimming and lunch, followed by a visit to the beach at the Butterfly Valley for swimming and the option to enter the natural preserve for hiking and a chance to see some of the 136 butterfly and moth species.
The boat will then cruise to the gorgeous and quite popular beach destination of Oludeniz where the option for paragliding is available when weather conditions are conducive. The last stop of the day is Saint Nicholas Island where you will have the option to explore and hike around the ruins of a medieval monastic complex where the original tomb of Saint Nicholas was located. Views from this small island’s highest point are amazing! You’ll have time for an evening swim if you like. Dinner and overnight. (L,D)
DAY 2- BOAT TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Around sunrise, the boat will depart on a short jaunt to a lovely little bay that is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. You’ll enjoy your breakfast here before cruising to Kas where you will stop in the harbor for lunch and to visit this charming fishing village. Kas was known by the ancients as Antiphellos and there are ruins remaining of Lycian tombs and sarcophagi as well as the theatre that was built after the Romans had become dominant in Asia Minor. The town is undeniably quaint and charming and you’ll probably make a mental note to return someday. After Kas, the boat will cruise a bit before anchoring in another picturesque bay for swimming, recreation and rest. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 3- BOAT TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After an abundant breakfast, the boat will pull anchor and set off for Kekova and the sunken ruins of Simena. This Lycian and Roman archaeological site has been placed under protection by the Turkish government. After lunch, you will visit nearby Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village that seems to be set back in time. Above the village you can see the ruins of a Byzantine era castle also used by subsequent Ottoman rulers. The tour will stop in Gokkaya Bay where optional water sports are available. You’ll be served dinner and will have the evening free for relaxation or you may choose to party at the local tavern. (B,L,D)
DAY 4- END BOAT TOUR- OLYMPOS (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast you will have a look at a nearby cave before cruising to Andriake Harbor where you will disembark, parting ways with your gullet, and break for lunch (today’s lunch not included). There will be a bus transfer to the archaeological site of Myra and then to Demre to visit the St. Nicholas Church. Time will be allotted for shopping and banking when requested by your group before the bus transfer to your hotel in Olympos, the laid back and super beautiful seaside village at which you will arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in Olympos. (B,D)
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