Luxury Cruise with Air-Conditioned Boats
Antalya departure blue cruise route is recommended for those who may also want to observe history and see more ancients sights on your way, besides the main concept of blue cruises: escape from the tiresome city life to the untouched nature. Visit https://wikitravel.org/en/Antalya for travsel info about Antalya
Day 1: Kemer (Antalya)
Embarking: Check in to boats from Kemer Marina after around 15:30. Dinner up to speed and overnight at your private cabin at the cruise boat. The cruise boats stay in the marina of Kemer on the first night, which means guests can check-in to the boats from early afternoon till late hours of the evening if necessary, which provides you flexibility with arrival time of your flights or buses. Public transportation between Kemer and Antalya is available every 15-30 minutes with comfortable minibuses.
Kemer is a seaside resort and district of Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, 40 km (25 mi) west of the town of Antalya, on the Turkish Riviera. Kemer is on the Gulf of Antalya, 53 km (33 mi) of sea coast with the skirts of the western Taurus Mountains behind. The coast has the normal Mediterranean hot, dry weather and warm sea. Until the early 1980s this was a quiet rural district but today the city of Kemer and coastal villages in the district play an essential part in tourism in Turkey.
Day 2: Olympos – Adrasan
We will set sail to the ancient city of Olympus (Olimpos),Antalya. Olympus, one of the main port cities of Lycia, has been an element of mythological stories all throughout history. Olympus was a house for pirates because of its location before and today it’s now known all over the world because of its historical values, 3.200 meter long beautiful coast, endemic plantation, and its wooden houses used as pensions today. After lunch and a swimming break i will be maneuvering to Adrasan Çavus Bay for dinner and overnight stay.
Olympos is a green valley at the southern coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city close to the Town of Kemer. The ancient city was founded in the Hellenistic period dating back once again to the 2nd century BC, sharing its name with the nearby Mount Olympos. Near Olympos, situated in the neighboring village of Cirali and about 200 meters above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be viewed issuing from the ground. The source of the flames is actually natural gas, mostly methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical
Chimaera – or Chimera – was a savage beast who sprouted fire from its mouth. The Olympians worshipped the god of fire Hephaestos (Vulcan), probably linked to the eternal flame. Apart from the ruins, modern time Olympos village is well known because of its simple tree-house camps, where most tourists stay, and an all-natural environment as a result of forests and vineyards near to a lovely beach. The Olympos village is located some distance from the shore in the center of the Olympos national park by the banks of a tiny river. The surrounding section of the village offers best conditions for trekking, Mountain biking, canyoning, rock climbing.
Adrasan Bay is 8 miles from Olympos, a place that you’d be prepared to see in a National Geographic magazine, emerge the midst of most beautiful untouched natural zone, which includes probably the most fantastic bronze colored sands stretching across the numerous beaches. It is an exceptional devote Southern costs of Turkey which tourism industry hasn’t reached yet, a serenity place with its pure nature, climate and sea. It is some sort of vacation destination that you will enjoy visiting year after year with its natural attractions, a great place for boat trips to nearby bays and islands, windsurfing, scuba-diving, water-ski and similar activities.
Day 3: Demre – Cayagzi- Gokkaya
After breakfast the boat will depart for Demre (ancient Lycian city of Myra) arriving around midday. The lunch is going to be served in Demre bay. After lunch you can either stay in the bay or join an approximately 2 hours optional tour of Demre-Myra by having an extra self-payment. The incredible rock-tombs carved on the mountain slopes, the ancient theater which will be still standing and the Church of St. Nicholas who’s believed to be the original Santa Claus would be the most interesting highlights of Demre. Following the tour, the boat will move on to Gokkaya bay, arriving early in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Gokkaya bay in Kekova. Visit https://www.tripindicator.com/antalya-top-boat-cruises-sailing-tours/1/586/N/3 for more information about antalya boat and cruise tours.
Demre could be the Lycian town of Myra, the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra the original Santa Claus; located 25km west of Finike and 48km east of Kas, Myra was one of the main cities in antique Lycia. Coins have now been found dating back once again to 300 BC but logically the town must have been founded centuries earlier. The city thrived as part of the Roman Empire and many public buildings were constructed. The earliest church of St. Nicholas at Myra was integrated the 6th century. The present-day church stems mainly from the 8th century; a monastery was added in the second 1 / 2 of the 11th century. The ruins of the Lycian and Roman towns are generally covered by alluvial silts. The Acropolis on the Demre plateau, the Roman theatre and the Roman bath (eski hamam) have now been partly excavated. The semi-circular theater was destroyed in a earthquake in 141, but rebuilt afterwards.