Marmaris & Gulet Blue Cruise to Fethiye, Turkey

Our Gulet Boat Onat Turquoise Coast Turkey
Our Gulet Boat (Onat)
- Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Wayne Dunlap Ancient Bath House Kleopratra Bay Turkey
Wayne at Ancient Bath House 
on Kleopratra Bay - Turkey
Lazin Our Gulet Boat Turquoise Coast Turkey
Lazin' on Our Gulet Boat 
- Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Beautiful Harbor Marmaris Turkey
Beautiful Harbor - Marmaris, Turkey

Pat Dunlap Dancing Our Gulet Boat Turkey
Pat Dancing on Our Gulet Boat
- Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Marmaris & Gulet Blue Cruise to Fethiye, Turkey (6/12-19/2010) - A Gulet Blue Cruise is a wonderful relaxing experience!

Now its off to Turkey’s beautiful Turquoise Coast on our second Gulet Blue Cruise starting in Marmaris.

On board a Turkish Gulet boat, sailing, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, eating, socializing with fellow passengers, and relaxing are the major activities (see photos).

Many nights, as an alternative to our cabin, we slept outside on the deck falling asleep under a blanket of stars (the milky way is amazing!) waking in the morning to gentle waves lapping the beautiful pine covered hills of the Gulf of Gokova of southern Turkey (see photos).

Our days on our Gulet Blue Cruise consisted of eating simple but well-prepared Turkish meals and lots of swims in secluded beautiful coves (see photos). 
We started our Gulet cruise from Marmaris. Situated on a bay, backed by pretty pine clad mountains, the marina homes in Marmaris’ old fishing are now attractive restaurants – a beautiful place (see photos). Just behind the marina promenade is lively Bar Street where the young dance until dawn at sophisticated discos.

The first day of our Gulet Blue Cruise we took a tour to Turtle Beach, Dalyan village, King Rock Tombs, and mud baths (see photos). At the mud baths, we had silly fun with our new friends from Australia.

Turtle Beach is one of the very few patches of sandy beaches along this Aegean coastline and loggerhead sea turtles come here to lay their eggs. It seems that the only sandy beach in the area also attracts the human species. 

Carved in the mountain, the famous Turkish King Rock Tombs (see photo) are about 2,500 years old and look like the rock tombs of Petra. 

Fethiye Turkey
Fethiye, Turkey
This Gulet cruise had a stop at the town of Fethiye (see photo) that dates back to around 500BC. An earthquake destroyed much of Fethiye in the 1950’s and it has been rebuilt into a modern yachting harbor. 

Map of Marmaris Gulet Cruise to Fethiye turkey
Map of Marmaris Gulet Cruise to Fethiye
We cruised the Fethiye Gulf and Yassica and Domuz Islands and stopped and overnighted in beautiful bays with names such as Göcek, Ag Limani, Kizilkuyruk, Bedri Rahmi, and Cleopatra (see photos). Cleopatra was rumored to bathe here. According to legend, Cleopatra sure got around these parts.  

We drank raki, which is anisette (like Greek Oyzo but stronger), the traditional Turkish way, over ice and diluted with water.

Please see our other blog post on our other Gulet Blue Cruise: 

Turkey Bodrum Gulet Blue Cruise Gokova Gulf

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  6. Very nice holiday..It seems that you truly like cruising on shared gulets in Turkey. Me and my family took the same cruise program once and do it again on a different route. I'm wondering what will be the third itinerary you choose? Greek Islands cruises which are shown at may be your alternatives.

  7. These also cover the mountainous ranges, and to be encountered frequently, even close to the shore. Some areas are rather arid and have turned into semi-deserts.


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