Fethiye, Muğla Province, Turkey
Fethiye to Olympos Blue CruiseBlue cruises along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey are one of the most favored ways to explore the Mediterranean region of this culturally rich country.
Board an iconic gulet in Fethiye and hit the open seas. Alaturka Cruises offers a range of gulets and yachts to suit any taste and style. Blue cruises consist of daily tours or last anywhere from 3 to 7 nights. There is plenty of space on the gulets to indulge in activities like sunbathing, playing backgammon, or sleeping under the stars.
Stops along the way from Fethiye to Olympos show the mix of modern life existing among ancient history.
St. Nicholas Island is the supposed resting place of St. Nicholas, who is the inspiration for the Santa Claus legend. Explore the remains of 5 churches dating back to the 4th and 6th centuries AD.
Although diving and swimming is forbidden around the partially sunken city of Kekova, once on land walk up to Simena Castle built in the 4th century BC.
Home to wildly diverse marine life, Kas is a perfect destination for divers.
The village of Olympos is crowded in summertime with backpackers from across the globe. Accommodation here comes in the form of tree houses and rustically decorated cabins. Nearly all the locations, such as Korsan Pansiyon, provide home cooked meals from regionally produced food.