FETHIYE – EKINCIK – FETHIYE

 

A cruise programme with a difference, combining the delights of Mediterranean sea with trekking and exploring historical and cultural treasures on land.

DAY 1

Meet at Dalaman airport and transfer to Fethiye harbour. Embark gullet. Visiting Fethiye. Overnight on board.

DAY 2

Cruise to Merdivenli Bay after breakfast. A swimming break before lunch. A short walk of about 2 hours will be proposed in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 3

After breakfast a short cruise will take us to Ağalimanı. Walk up to Ikaros ruins. Visit the tombs. We hike through the pine forest to Gökgemili bay where we take opportunity to swim. Walk to Hamam Bay, in the typical Mediterranean manner, people are convinced that Cleopatra once swam here and so the site is locally know as Cleopatra’s cove (Hamam). Then join the gullet ar Sarsala Bay. Walk in the day is approximately 5 hours.

DAY 4

Walk up to Kocagöl Lake. There is en-route to meet some local people. Overnight on board. Walk in the day is approximately 4-5 hours.

DAY 5

Early in the morning we cruise to Ekincik. Walk through pine forests and sea sight to Caunos ruins. The local people of the ancient Karia region founded the city in 10th– 9 century BC. The attractive remains in the site are tombs carved in the rocks, the theatre and the Roman bath to visit. The acropolis offers a spectacular view and is well worth to climb. From Dalyan come back to Ekincik by a river boat. Then cruise to Semizce for for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6

Early cruise to Ölüdeniz, the trailhead point of the trek to Kayaköy.. kayaköy is an old Greek settlement with nearly 4000 houses that were lined up through the slope of a hill so as not to block the others view. Until 1922, 25 thousand Greeks lived in Kayaköy. During the exchange after the independence war, the villagers migrated to Greece and were replaced by immigrants from the West Thrace. Today Kayaköy looks like a "Ghost Town” where two churches and school are in the process of restoration with the aim of establishing a village of peace in the region. Descent back to Soğuk Su bay to join our gullet. Cruise to Gemiler Island where is also called St. Nicholas Island, where you can see the ruins and city from the Byzantines period. Overnight on board. Walk in the day is approximately 5 hours.

DAY 7

This will be day for enjoying the delights of the sea. After breakfast we visit the island where St. Nicholas was a bishop. In the afternoon we return to Fethiye where there will be free time for visiting the city centre. Overnight on board.

DAY 8

Breakfast and disembarkation.