Cruising The Carian Coast - From Aegean to Mediterranean: Summer Sailing Adventure With Turkish Culture & Archaeology, Scenic Vistas & Walks


Cruising The Carian Coast - From Aegean to Mediterranean: Summer Sailing Adventure With Turkish Culture & Archaeology, Scenic Vistas & Walks



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8 Days/7 Nights


June 9 - 16, 2018


GBP 2,475.00 per person


Jun 08, 2018
Cruising The Carian Coast - From Aegean to Mediterranean: Summer Sailing Adventure With Turkish Culture & Archaeology, Scenic Vistas & Walks
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We visit some of the greatest gems on Turkey’s southwest coast aboard a glorious traditional Turkish gulet.

This tour offers a marvelous combination of superb archaeological sites and a remarkably beautiful maritime landscape – a gorgeous and undeveloped stretch of Turkey’s turquoise coast.

Starting from the lively harbor of Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus, the birthplace of Herodotus, this cruise follows the convoluted shoreline of Caria, made up of deep inlets and long peninsulas forming a complex and diverse geography where land and sea constantly embrace one another. It ends at Gocek, a quiet small town in a lovely setting on the Gulf of Fethiye.

Along the way, you’ll visit a series of fascinating ancient cities including Knidos, in a stunningly beautiful peninsular location with twin harbors and spectacular Kaunos, overlooked by uniquely elaborate rock-cut tombs. You’ll also explore more remote spots, such as the mighty Rhodian fortification at Loryma, one of the best examples of defensive architecture to survive from antiquity, the virtually unknown town of Phoenix, surrounded by evocative grave monuments, and long-forgotten Lydae, hidden away on a wild promontory far away from roads, towns and modern life.

As well as the archaeological adventures and walks through landscapes of unforgettable beauty, you’ll have many opportunities to just sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery or dip into the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean – a perfect combination of cultural experience and quality time.


Single Supplement £645


Day 1:
Gumusluk, Aegean, Turkey

Our boat is in Bodrum harbor about 40 minutes from Bodrum airport. Welcome drink and dinner on board.

Day 2:
Knidos, Aegean, Turkey

South to spectacular Knidos, where decades of digging, still ongoing, have revealed a beautiful and well-planned city. Set at the very tip of a sinuous peninsula, her superb double harbour could be accessed from both east and west, providing protection for generations of ships and making her rich from the lucrative seaborne trade.

Day 3:
Loryma, Aegean, Turkey

To Loryma, a magnificent Rhodian fortress guarding a strategic bay, a glorious spot for a swim.

Day 4:
Phoenix, Marmara, Turkey

We head inland to explore Phoenix, a wild and remote citadel city, with beautiful landscapes and grand vistas all around.

Day 5:
Kaunos, Aegean, Turkey

Heading north east we take a boat through a lagoon into the reed lined Dalyan River to see the city of Kaunos. Its monumental public buildings, surrounding a silted up harbour, speak of its once great wealth and fame.

Day 6:
Mediterranean, Turkey

A leisurely morning cruise to the beautiful inlet of Aglimani, where we will walk up an ancient track to the city of Lydae. Monumental tombs stand on the crest of a hill overlooking a forgotten valley filled with the tinkle of goat bells.

Day 7:
Gocek, Mediterranean, Turkey

A day of pure relaxation as we make our way to Gocek, at the head of a beautiful island-studded bay.

Day 8:
Gocek, Mediterranean, Turkey

Transfer from our gulet to Dalaman airport, approximately 30 minutes away.


  • Full board accommodations on the gulet
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • All crew services on gulet
  • Entrance fees & tips on land
  • Archaeological excursions
  • WiFi on our scheduled gulet cruises (when coverage permits)



"Life aboard the gulet was an extraordinary combination of learning about the history and culture of the islands, exploring ashore, relaxing aboard, and enjoying the many water sports offered by the boat and crew. Our guides were expert, engaging and fun to spend time with. The crew was superb and the chef created amazing meals. For those interested in learning the history of the region, while traveling in first class accommodations aboard a classic Turkish gulet, Peter Sommer Travels is a highly recommended choice."

- Leslie, NY, USA

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