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The  trip  you  pick  is  customized according to your time and interest

 

 

 

Sailing Trips

 

LYCIAN COAST

15 days  9 nights on board 

 

CARIAN ODYSSEY 

12 days 7 nights on board

 

GREEK ISLANDS

13 days  ▫  10 nights on board 

 

 

 

 

Overland Tours

  

 

ANCIENT TURKEY . 15 days

Western Turkey and Cappadocia

 

EASTERNMOST TURKEY

14 days in the eastern highlands

 

CAPPADOCIA   3 days

A wonderland & warm hospitability

 

ANTALYA DAY TOURS

Antalya Old Town, Perge, Aspendos, Archeological Museum, Termessos, Phaselis, Olympus, Myra, Kekova, ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lycian Coast

15-Day Hiking, Sailing & Cultural Adventure Along the Coast of Ancient Lycia in the Mediterranean

 

Every step takes you to another natural beauty and trace of a past civilization. Istanbul, Ephesus...then nine nights on board

cruising on a traditional wooden boat, a gulet. Crystal clear water, sunken ruins, hikes on the ancient trails in pine forests

make this trip unforgettable.

Trip Cost          Route Map          Climate

 

 

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Day 1, 2  .  Istanbul, capital to Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Great monuments such as Roman Hippodrome,

the exquisite Blue Mosque, the great church of Haghia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace, the home

and administrative center of Ottoman Sultans for 400 years. 

 

Day  3, 4 Izmir, Selcuk; the House of the Virgin Mary and the Artemiseum, one of the Seven Wonders of the World;  Biblical

Ephesus and board our wonderful private gulet in Marmaris.

 

Day  5 – 13 .  On Board -  Crystal clear water of  picturesque coves, hikes on  the ancient trails, visits to marvellous historic sites, delicious meals on board and at selected restaurants are the highlights of this trip.

 

Caunus and Dalyan delta; Lydae between Ag Limani cove and the bay of Sunken Bath; charming seaside town of  Fethiye; monastic Gemiler Island and weird ghost town of Kayakoy; Xanthus, the city of the most heroic people of the history; Patara, birthplace of St. Nicholas; Bezirgan Village for lunch at a family home;  Kas, a lovely coastal town; sunken ancient ruins in the Kekova area;  Myra where St. Nicholas was bishop; superb Lycian ruins of Arycanda in the mountains; ruins of Olympus and hike to Chimaera where a fire-breathing monster was killed by Bellerophon. Disembark at Phaselis, an ancient port town and drive to Antalya. Visit  archaeological museum and overnight at one of the best home-type hotels in the old quarter.

 

Day  14, 15 .  Hike Termessus, located on the top of the mountains. Termessians are mentioned in Iliad as brave warriors and they proved it when Alexander failed to conquer their city in 333 BC.  Afternoon flight to Istanbul.  Depart on day 15.

 

 

TRIP COST

TRIP COST     (Updated on February 15, 2014)

Prices below are subject to change in the case of significant changes in exchange rates or item prices by the time of the departure.
 

Number of
  Travellers  

 

Per person  

Cost, US $

 

16

 

4,478
 

14

 

4,690

 

 12 

 

4,850

 

10

 

5,195

 8

5,757

 

 6

 

6,870

 

 4

9,362

 

NOTE: 

Costs are based on double occupancy.

High season surcharge is 7% for July and 10% for August.

Single supplement is $365 for hotels.

 

 

 


What services and items are included ?

All accommodations in hotels & shared yacht cabins
All meals specified in the itinerary
All domestic land transportation & flights in the itinerary
Group arrival and departure transfers to/from hotel

All entrance fees
Services of trip leader
Services of yacht crew
Tip to hotels, restaurants and drivers



What's NOT included ?

International airfare
Personal expenses such as visa, insurance, medication, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Drinks other then bottled water
Tip to crew and trip leader

 
 

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ROUTE MAP

 
 

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  CLIMATE
 
 

Average air temperatures in Fahrenheit (and Celsius) and number of rainy days by month for Istanbul and Antalya

   

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Istanbul

Maximum

70 (21)

77 (25)

84 (29)

84 (29)

77 (25)

68 (20)

 

Minimum

52 (11)

59 (15)

64 (18)

64 (18)

54 (15)

53 (12)

 

Wet Days

8

5

4

5

6

10

Antalya

Maximum

79 (26)

88 (31)

93 (34)

93 (34)

88 (31)

81 (27)

 

Minimum

59 (15)

66 (19)

72 (22)

72 (22)

66 (19)

59 (15)

 

Wet Days

5

3

1

1

2

5

 

 

 

Average sea temperatures in Fahrenheit (and Celsius) along the sailing route 

 

 

   

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Marmaris   68 (20) 72 (22) 75 (24) 79 (26) 77 (25) 75 (24)
Fethiye   72 (22) 77 (25) 82 (28) 83 (29) 81 (27) 75 (24)

Antalya

 

70 (21)

75 (24)

81 (27)

82 (28)

81 (27)

77 (25)

 
 

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