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									           Göcek – Sarsala – Bedri Rahmi – Manastir – Fethiye –
                  Ölüdeniz – Gemiler – Tersane - Göcek

Day   Board the yacht in Gocek and cruise for the overnight anchorage of Sarsala. Dinner aboard the yacht in
1     this most tranquil of settings.

Day   An early morning departure for Gemiler Island, stopping along the way for lunch and the opportunity to
2     swim and snorkel in clear blue waters. Arriving at Gemiler in the late afternoon, go ashore and explore
      fascinating ruins dating from Byzantine times - including a covered walkway leading to the water's edge
      and a church with partially excavated mosaic floors. Just before sunset, make your way to the summit
      and enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the sun disappearing below the horizon. Overnight at Gemiler
      Island, with dinner onboard or ashore.

Day   Cruise past the Seven Capes to Kalkan, stopping for lunch at Kotu Burnu if the weather permits. Kalkan
3     is a pretty coastal town set on a hillside overlooking the Mediterranean. Once moored in the small
      attractive harbour, go ashore to explore the narrow streets where bougainvillea and jasmine spill from
      the balconies and the local vendors sell an amazing variety of merchandise. Dine ashore in one of
      Kalkan's quaint restaurants.

Day   To the region known as the Kekova Roads for a visit Kekova Island, Ucagiz and Kale Koy (ancient
4     Simena). The "sunken city" is located off Kekova Island and as the water is exceptionally clear, it is
      possible to make out the outlines of the buildings. Following an earthquake, the land subsided and took
      the remains of a settlement with it. Ucagiz is a small village with a couple of restaurants. Take a walk
      from here to view rock-tombs, the remains of a fort and several sarcophagi. The highlight of a visit to
      the Kekova Roads follows an uphill climb to the medieval fortress of ancient Simena, crowning the hill
      above the village of Kale Koy. The view from the top is breathtaking.

Day   After breakfast, cruise for the delightful seaside town of Kas and spend the afternoon exploring the
5     pretty harbour streets. If there is time, take an overland minibus tour to the ruins of three Lycian cities:
      Xanthos, Patara and Letoon and learn a little of the history of these proud people. Overnight in an
      anchorage near Kas harbour with dinner ashore.

Day   Your gulet will get under way during the early hours of the morning and will pass the Seven Capes,
6     stopping off for breakfast near Olu Deniz. After lunch at Coldwater Bay, take a hike up the hill to the
      Greek "ghost town" of Kaya Koy and relax with a cold drink in the shade before returning to the gulet.
      This evening will be spent in the clear waters of Karacaoren, a superb place for snorkelling with some
      small islands dotted about the bay.

Day   After breakfast, sail across the Bay of Fethiye and into the harbour on Tersane Island. Tersane is the
7     site of a ruined shipbuilding yard and the anchorage is ideal for enjoying swimming, snorkelling and
      waterskiing. Overnight in Gocek Harbour or out at anchor near Gocek island.

Day   To Gocek for disembarkation.

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