Sailing the Lycian Legacy: A Week-long Yacht Adventure from Fethiye, Turkey

Embark on a 7-day yacht charter journey from Fethiye, Turkey, exploring ancient Lycian ruins, azure bays, and savoring Anatolian delights with our expert itinerary.

Sailing the Lycian Legacy: A Week-long Yacht Adventure from Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye, cradled by the Taurus Mountains and kissed by the azure waters of the Mediterranean, is a gateway to Turkey's storied Lycian coast. With its ancient rock tombs, bustling bazaars, and the world-famous Ölüdeniz beach, Fethiye offers a rich tapestry of history and nature. Turkey, celebrated for its diverse landscapes, rich history, and culinary wonders, provides a myriad of maritime adventures. Fethiye, with its Lycian roots and strategic location, emerges as a captivating anchor point for a yacht charter expedition.

Setting sail from Fethiye, the Mediterranean unveils a narrative of ancient Lycian cities, secluded bays, and gastronomic wonders. The nearby Butterfly Valley, with its towering cliffs and diverse butterfly species, beckons with its untouched beauty. Each day on this journey is a canvas, waiting to be painted with memories that echo the spirit of the Lycian coast.

Day 1: Fethiye to Göcek (15 miles)

Begin your voyage by sailing to Göcek, a town renowned for its scenic bays and islands. Drop anchor in Göcek Bay and explore the town's marinas and pine forests. For dinner, indulge in "Meze," a selection of small dishes, at a seafront restaurant.

Day 2: Göcek to Ölüdeniz (20 miles)

Sail to Ölüdeniz, known for its blue lagoon and paragliding activities. Moor near the lagoon and spend the day sunbathing, swimming, or paragliding. Relish "Köfte," Turkish meatballs, at a beachside eatery.

Day 3: Ölüdeniz to Butterfly Valley (5 miles)

Set course for Butterfly Valley, a secluded bay surrounded by high cliffs. Anchor and explore the valley, home to diverse butterfly species. For dinner, try "Manti," Turkish dumplings, at a local eatery.

Day 4: Butterfly Valley to Kalkan (25 miles)

Continue to Kalkan, a charming town with whitewashed buildings and bougainvillea-covered streets. Drop anchor in Kalkan Harbor and explore the town's historic sites and boutique shops. Savor "İskender Kebap," thinly sliced lamb served with yogurt and tomato sauce.

Day 5: Kalkan to Kaş (15 miles)

Sail to Kaş, a town known for its ancient ruins and diving spots. Moor in Kaş Marina and visit the ancient theater, Lycian tombs, and underwater archaeological sites. Relish "Adana Kebap," a spicy minced meat kebab, at a local tavern.

Day 6: Kaş to Kekova (20 miles)

Head to Kekova, an area famous for its sunken city ruins. Drop anchor and explore the underwater ruins by snorkeling or diving. For dinner, savor "Lahmacun," a thin Turkish pizza topped with minced meat and vegetables.

Day 7: Kekova back to Fethiye (45 miles)

Conclude your journey by returning to Fethiye. Before you moor, take a moment to admire the town's Lycian rock tombs and bustling marina from the sea. Once ashore, explore Fethiye's bazaars and for your final meal, savor "Baklava," a sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts, as a delightful end to your journey.

Embarking on a yacht charter from Fethiye is an invitation to immerse oneself in the Mediterranean's diverse tapestry. With, you're not just booking a yacht; you're unlocking a world of experiences. From the azure lagoon of Ölüdeniz to the sunken ruins of Kekova, let us guide you through the heart of the Lycian coast. Set your compass with us and let the spirit of the Mediterranean guide your journey.