Marmaris Departure Routes

7 Days Marmaris ? Gocek Gulf ? Fethiye ? Marmaris

This route has 4 trekking option as well.

DAY 1    Arriving to Marmaris, check-in the private yacht. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Marmaris Harbour. Marmaris is a popular place with its night life, bars and pubs. If you wish, you may enjoy your night here in nightclubs or have a walk in Marmaris Marine.It is located where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join each other. Marmaris is one of the most important touristic city in Turkey and  seems like a natural harbour surrounded by pine-clad hills and forests with an elegant palm lined promenade leading to a busy marina, splendid beached and a crystal clear sea which is ideal for swimming ,water sports and sailing. Among Turks it is known as “Green Marmaris” because of its landscape that is covered with a pine forests. The Bay of Marmaris is a very well protected natural post with a pier for ships and several marinas for hundreds of yachts from all over the world. Marmaris Castle was established in 1577 by Ottomans. There are also a Mosque and some antique remains that were built by Ottomans. For shopping lovers, it has a very big bazaar where you can find very nice and cheap clothes, bags, shoes and so on. You may enjoy spending the rest of the night at one of the bars, discos or night clubs located mainly at the Bar Street in Marmaris. There are many bars and restaurants in Marina. Marmaris becomes a centre for yachting business since there are 3 big Harbours.

DAY 2   After you have your first breakfast in your private yacht, you will start cruising and your dream vacation will start. Your first route is to Ekincik. Ekincik is a small village which covered with pine trees everywhere, here pine trees grows even in the sea. You will be amazed with the beauty of the nature. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Ekincik.If you wish, from Ekincik you can go to Dalyan where the gullet yachts are not allowed to get in and the small boats are used as shuttle service to the small city. This tour subject to extra cost.

DALYAN: While you continue sailing with small boat ( private yacht is not allowed…), you will pass through an amazing natural water canal and arrive to one of the “Caria city” named as Dalyan. Set inland on the banks of the Dalyan River, the village of Dalyan is a peaceful holiday backwater unspoilt by mass tourism. The romance of the place is heightened each morning as a fleet of gaily-painted boats chug off down the river carrying holidaymakers to the glorious sandy beaches at the mouth of the river delta. Starting from Dalyan Harbor the voyage through beds of bulrushes and pampas grass takes around 45 enjoyable minutes- the entire Delta is a protected National Conservation area and is home to over 100 species of birds along with no less than three varieties of turtle, including the Loggerhead Caretta Caretta. A popular activity among tourists visiting Dalyan is to take a mud bath on the bank of the river. The mud supposedly contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are beneficial for the skin and overall health. There is also hot natural water springs a little distance away from Dalyan but also accessible by boat. The famous beach “Iztuzu” that lasts for 4 km along the sea. The ancient rock tombs of the Kings have become another symbol of Dalyan after the famous Sea Turtles, Caretta Carettas. Although there are many rock tombs around the area, the most famous are those which look direct to the Dalyan town from the opposite side of the river. These tombs are the resting places of the Kings of Caunos. They are carved in the style of Lycian rock tombs. The ruins of the ancient city of Caunos are close by and can by reached by boat or on foot. It was originally on the sea, but its harbor gradually silted up and felt into disuse. It has only been partially excavated but the remains are extensive and include a theatre dating from the 2nd century BC, Roman baths, temple of Apollo and agora or marketplace.

Day 3 Your captain will embark earlier on the 3rd day, since there will be a wavy Kurtoglu bay on the way. You will anchor in Monastry Bay for your breakfast. You will have plenty of time to swim, sunbath and enjoy the calm nature. After anchoring in one of the close next bay, dinner will be served.

TREKKING: For the ones who would like to join trekking tour before breakfast, a trekking guide can pick you up for approximately 2 hours moderate level trekking way. You will meet with your yacht in the next bay. Trekking tour is an extra tour. Trekking guide price is 350 EUR per day.

DAY 4    After a very nice breakfast as every day, your luxury yacht will take you to Fethiye. Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. A Lycian legend explains the source of the name Telmessos as follows. The god Apollo falls in love with the youngest daughter of the King of Phoenicia, Agenor. He disguises himself as a small dog and thus gains the love of the shy, withdrawn daughter. After he reappears as a handsome man, they have a son, whom they name ‘Telmessos’ (the land of lights). The city became part of the Persian Empire after the invasion of the Persian general Harpagos in 547 BC, along with other Lycian and Carian cities. Telmessos then joined the Attic-Delos Union established in mid-5th century BC. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb very unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings. Fethiye is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centers in Turkey.

SAKLIKENT: If you wish, you can attend to our extra “Hidden City” (Sakl?kent) tour. Sakl?kent is the biggest and the deepest canyon of Turkey which formed with the snow waters. After passing through the 100 meters of wooden bridge, you may cool yourself with the waterfall. The Canyon is 300 meters deep and 18 km long, one of the deepest in the world, resulting from the abrasion of the rocks by flowing waters over thousands of years. As the level of water rises during winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer.

TREKKING:  If you like, you can join the extra trekking tour afternoon that would take approximately 3 hours . It takes 4 km and appropriate for beginner level. Your trekking guide will take you to Buyuk Boncuklu Bay to watch the sunset. Than you will return the private yacht. Diner and overnight stay will be in Fethiye.

DAY 5     On your 5th day of your  blue cruise in Turkey,  right after your breakfast, you will sail to ancient sunken Turkish Bath and enjoy swimming in such a nice nature. You will also be amazed by the beauty of the view of towns and villages while you drink your tea or coffee. This perfect bay is known as the place where Cleopatra took her bath. The half of the Turkish bath has sunk under the water and the other half still stays over the water. Diner and overnight stay will be in Mirac Bay.

TREKKING: If you like, you can attend to trekking tour afternoon. Your trekking guide can pick you up from Hamam Bay. This tour is aproximately 4 km and  takes 3 hours. It is moderate level but a rugged way. Your private yacht will be waiting for you in Mirac Bay.

DAY 6     Early in the morning on our way to “Baba Island” you will have your breakfast. We will arrive Baba Island afternoon. You will have the pleasure of swimming, sunbathing and having a relaxing day here.

TREKKINGYou can have 2 hours trekking tour in beginner level for 3 km.

DAY 7     On your you last day of traveling, you will visit Kumlubuk which is a small village. Thereafter, you will sail toward Turunc which is a little cozy town with the population of 3.500. It also has a very nice beach that you may enjoy swimming and lying on. This little town is the first place which received European blue flag reward.

After a swimming break in Turunc, you will go back to Marmaris. If you wish you can attend to our Turkish Bath tour or you can enjoy Marmaris night life with its various of bar, pub and club option. Overnight stay wll be in Marmaris.

DAY 8     After breakfast, your yacht crew will help you with your checking out with hoping to see you again in another blue cruise in Turkey.

Extra Tours ( upon request with additional cost ):  Dalyan Caunos, Tlos / Saklikent, Turkish Bath

Trekking: Trekking Guide’s price is 350 EUR per day.