Fethiye Patara and Kalkan Gulet Cruises
An alternative itinerary, offering several interesting land explorations is commencing Fethiye,including Patara and Kalkan. Fethiye is just under an hour road transfer from Dalaman International airport providing a good port to commence your gulet cruise. Fethiye is located with the Gulf of Gocek, but suitable for heading east, along the Turkish Mediterranean Coastline. It is a popular resort town, the main marina is very busy during the summer months, hosting locally constructed gulets, plus many visiting yachts.Fethiyealso has a large private marina, a shopping bazar, restaurants and nightlife. An ideal base port!
As you head out on your cruise towards open sea, there are great bays for meal and swim breaks. Gemiler İsland a beautiful place to visit and anchor, as is nearby is Kaya Koy the famous deserted Greek town. it is possible to visit and marvel at all the houses, still pretty much intact. Next stop would normally be a mooring position near Olu Deniz, one of the most famous beaches in Turkey, nestled below Baba Dag mountain, where you will also see many sky diving activities. Butterfly Valley yet another stunning place to visit en route, where anchoring is possible.
Continuing the gulet cruise towards Kalkan, you will pass the impressive Patara beach, a very long sandy beach and breeding ground for turtles. Although there are no suitable anchorages near the beach,as you head on towardsKalkan there are several spectacular natural bays and coves, for swim stops and meal breaks. The crew can organise a short road excursion, in order to spend time at Patara, as there is also a fantastic historic site,well worthy of a visit. For 2020 it is featured as Turkey’stop tourist destination.There are currently ongoing archaeologicalexcavations. A very special place!
On reaching Kalkan, you will enter the small harbour enclosed by steep mountains, it really is magnificent, and you get to see so much more from the comfort of your gulet. Overall a worthwhile itinerary to consider for 2020. Please feel free contact us regards travel arrangements and available guletsto suit your needs.Check out private charters for larger groups and cabin charters for singles and couples. We look forward to hearing from you.