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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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Carian Odyssey

 

12-Day Hiking, Sailing & Cultural Adventure Along the Ancient Routes of Turkish Aegean Coast


Caria was one of the ancient countries of southwestern Turkey and it has fascinating antiquities and dramatic landscapes. It had two of the most famous works of art in this geography:  The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the nude Aphrodite statue of Cnidus. We spend seven nights on board sailing along this beautiful and spotless coast.
   

Trip Cost          Route Map          Climate

 

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Day 1, 2  .  Istanbul, capital to Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Tour Istanbul's 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  .  Around Ephesus & Board Gulet.  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 Myndus, at the western end of Bodrum peninsula.

 

 

bodrumDay  5 – 11 .  On board - One of the Turkey's most scenic regions with rugged peaks, deep valleys and delightful seascapes and except Bodrum, still barely touched by tourism. The places to be seen are below:

 

Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus with the remains of the Mausoleum, another of the Seven Wonders and the Castle, one of the best nautical museums in the world; Cnidus, a picturesque historic site, famous for its nude Aphrodite statue;  Datca, a tiny coastal town famous with the best almonds; Kameriye Island, with ruin of an isolated church; Maiden Reef; Bencik Cove; Loryma, an ancient harbor of sanctuary; breathtaking Gerbekse Cove; Kadirga Bay; disembark in Marmaris. and fly to Istanbul.

 

Day 12 . Depart 

 

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

 

3,435

 

14

 

3,680

 

 12 

 

3,800

 

10

 

3,985

 8

4,540

 

 6

 

5,245

 

 4

7,085

 

NOTE: 

Costs are based on double occupancy.

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

Single supplement is $340 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

Bodrum

Maximum

79 (26)

88 (31)

93 (34)

93 (34)

86 (30)

79 (26)

 

Minimum

61 (16)

70 (21)

73 (23)

73 (23)

68 (20)

63 (17)

 

Wet Days

4 2 0.1 0.1 1 5

 

 

 

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

 

 

   

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Bodrum

 

66 (19)

70 (21)

73 (23)

75 (24)

73 (23)

72 (22)

Marmaris   68 (20) 72 (22) 75 (24) 79 (26) 77 (25) 75 (24)
 
 

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