Pick-ups from Olympos 10:00-11:00.
Bus transfer to Demre Harbour.
Boat departure from the harbour of Demre 13:00-14:00.
Sunken City of Kekova (this Lycian-Roman archaeological site is protected, so only looking!).
Simena, a traditional Turkish fishing village with no car access and Byzantine/Ottoman castle.
In Gokkaya Bay optional water sports are available.
Dinner, relax in this pirates haven.
Departure to Kas where we first have a swim in a nice and quiet bay in front of the little town & and then stop in the harbour for lunch & visit of this charming fishing village.
Of ancient Antiphellos, as Kas was once known, only Lycian rock tombs & sarcophagi and the Roman theatre are left. But the charm of the town remains!
Near Kalkan we stop in Firnaz Bay (dinner & 2nd night).
Around sunrise we depart for Butterfly Valley where we stop (sea conditions permitting!) for breakfast and swimming.
This natural reserve hosts 136 kinds of different butterflies and moths. Oludeniz (The Blue Lagoon) is our next stop, again sea conditions permitting!
Option for paragliding available.
In a bay near Oludeniz we have lunch.
Last stop of the day is St-Nicholas Island.
Byzantine ruins, swim, dinner & 3rd night.
Departure for Samanlik Bay (swim & lunch). Finally we sail to Fethiye Harbour where we arrive 13:00-15:00.
In case of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this program is subject to change without notice.
Transfer from your Treehouses in Olympos to the boat.
All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon Tea, Coffee, Biscuits/Dinner), fuel, harbour fees, service.
Standard yacht equipment, board games, snorkels & masks, fishing lines.
Passengers may bring snack
All drinks, also water, are sold on board at reasonable prices.
Please do not bring your own drinks on board.
Please bring your own towels.
Archaeological sites and national parks entrance fees.
Crew tip of 3-5% is also not included in price.
s, such as fruit, nuts, muesli, yoghurt, chocolate…
(Not sold on board)
09:30 Pick up from Pamukkale hotels or from their Office
Fully guided Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour including;
Necropolis, Bath & Basilica, Domitian Gate, Frontinius Street, Latrine (Public Toilets), Temple of Apollon, Theatre, St Philip’s Tomb and Pamukkale Travertines.
The tour also includes free time to visit the Cleopatra Antique Pooş where guests will have an opportunnity to swim over Roman columns that fell into the water after an earthquake ( entrance to the pool is 32 tl extra)
14:00 Buffet Lunch
15:00 Red Springs of Karahayit
16:00 Drop back to pmaukkale hotels or bus station to continue to your next destination.
9:30 Pick up from selcuk hotels,
Commence our tour of Ephesus which will include the concert hall, market place, Celsıs Library, the theatre, Hadrian Temple, odean, Trajan Fountain and more,
13:45 After lucnh visit Virgin Mary’s House, where it was believed she spent her last days.
14:45 Move on the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient World.
Next stop is Isa Bey Moswue, which is famous for it s architecture and use of geometrical shapes and tiles.
16:00 Drop back to Selcuk hotels or bus station.
Nemrut Dağ (mountain) is the Hierotheseion (temple-tomb and house of the gods) built by the late Hellenistic King Antiochos I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) as a monument to himself and is among the World Heritage sites listed by UNESCO.
The Hierotheseion of Antiochos I is one of the most ambitious constructions of the Hellenistic period. Its complex design and colossal scale combined to create a project unequalled in the ancient world. A highly developed technology was used to build the colossal statues and orthostats (stelae), the equal of which has not been found anywhere else for this period. The syncretism of its pantheon and the lineage of its kings, which can be traced back through two sets of legends, Greek and Persian, is evidence of the dual origin of this kingdom’s culture.
Two separate antique processional routes radiate from the east and west terraces. Five giant seated limestone statues, identified by their inscriptions as deities, face outwards from the tumulus on the upper level of the east and west terraces. These are flanked by a pair of guardian animal statues – a lion and eagle – at each end. The heads of the statues have fallen off to the lower level, which accommodates two rows of sandstone stelae, mounted on pedestals with an altar in front of each stele. One row carries relief sculptures of Antiochos’ paternal Persian ancestors, the other of his maternal Macedonian ancestors.
Nemrut Tour from Cappadocia Programme:
08:00 We will pick you up from your hotel and depart from Goreme for Nemrut Tour from Cappadocia.
After passing Kayseri city, we will visit the 13th century Seljuk Caravansary “Karatayhan”. Our next stop will be in Pinarbasi for a short tea break. Then we will keep driving to Tekir for Lunch.
After taking pictures of the gorgeous scenery of the Tekir Valley, we will drive to Kahta and check-in to our hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Kahta.
Our Mt Nemrut tours are fully guided and covers all needed services during 3 days. The tour guide will be with you from the beginning of the tour. The bus to Nemrut from Cappadocia will have enough stops.
We will depart from the hotel very early in the morning and head up to the ruins on Mt. Nemrut. At the end of the journey, we will walk about twenty five minutes to the summit of the Mt. Nemrut. Here we will watch the beautiful sunrise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods.
After sunrise on top of Mt. Nemrut , your guide will give you information about the Commagene Kingdom and the statues, whilst showing you around, giving you opportunities to take pictures. Then we will drive back to the hotel for breakfast. On the way back to the hotel we will visit the ruins of the Arsemia Roman bridge of Cendereand Tumulus Tomb of Karakus.
After breakfast we will begin driving to Sanliurfa and Harran and visit the Ataturk Dam, which is the biggest dam in Middle east. We will check-in to our hotel in Sanliurfa and have our lunch here.
After lunch we will visit Abraham’s Cave and the Pools of Holy Carp surrounding the cave. We will then walk around the oriental covered bazaar and drive to ’Harran’ a village of Spellbinding Mud-Brick “beehive” houses, as mentioned in the book of genesis, where Abraham spent the last years of his life. After visiting the ruins of Harran including the city walls, the oldest Islamic university and the castle dated back to 18th century, we will drive back to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Sanliurfa
After breakfast we will depart from Sanliurfa to Birecik, which is known for its bald-ibis (Kelaynak) birds.
This is the only place in the world where these birds can be found and there is currently a very limited population remaining. We will also visit a breeding farm for the Bald Ibis birds.
After our lunch, we will drive up to the Taurus Mountains, where we will have a short tea break, before driving back to Goreme.
18:00: Tour ends in Cappadocia.