TLOS And Saklikent

TLOS SaklikentSpectacular in the spring with snow on the mountains that stand tall behind the theater, it’s an interesting Lycian city in Asia Minor, in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, because of the presence of the Ottoman fortress of “Bloody Ali” (Kanli Ali in Turkish), a local brigand in addition to the Lycian and Roman remains.

The 19th century archaeologist Charles Fellows who re-discovered Tlos in 1838, and several other nearby sites, had this to say about the approach to Tlos: “The whole ride down this upper valley is beautiful and varies continually; it’s scenery, on approaching the bold Greek like situation of the ancient city of Tlos, is strikingly picturesque”.

Nice to approach on foot if you feel up to it. A dolmus (local transportation by minibus) running along the little road that serves Xanthos and Saklikent can drop you at the bottom of the access road and the 4 kilometers (2,5 miles) hike gives you a feeling for the situation of the city. It’s the sort of site you can take in quickly or linger on for an afternoon.

Here you can see the tomb of Bellephoron. The carvings on the tomb represent Tlos’ main claim to archaeological significance. On the slope of the hill there are several Lycian sarcophagi and some other rock tombs. Another feature is Yedikapi, The seven doors or gates in Turkish. Following signs for the Hamam or Turkish baths you’ll come to a very dramatic set of seven arches overlooking the whole valley. Don’t miss the theater. Some charming carvings scattered about and the backdrop of the mountain range and the valley is hard to beat for spectacle. Other ruins in the city include a Roman stadium with a capacity of 2,500 people and a 150 meters-long agora (market) next to it.

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We just returned from what can only be described as the most relaxing

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We just returned from what can only be described as the most relaxing 8 days of our lives on the first ever TurkYacht charter gullet sailing holiday. Not only was it our first TurkYacht cruise but it was also our first travel adventure to Turkey and Greece as well. And what better way to relax than on a traditional Turkish sailing gullet, otherwise known as Karizma!For 8 days and 7 nights we cruised the beautiful and refreshing crystal clear waters in the Mediterranean Sea off the southern shores of Turkey and Greek islands with 14 other lucky passengers.

Some of TurkYacht’s sailing routes include bases of Marmaris, Gocek, and Fethiye. Unlike many island-based sailing in the Mediterranean, a holiday in this southern area of the Aegean primarily involves cruising the many bays, gulfs and inlets of mainland Turkey. Surrounding the coast are massive mountain ranges dropping sheer into azure seas, carving the shore into a procession of tiny coves, hidden bays, and pristine beaches. Hillsides forming a vista from your yacht are covered in pine and olives trees and the ruins of countless ancient cities; Greek, Roman, and Byzantine cram the coast, limiting development to a few isolated areas. The incredible combination of historical sites and wonders, beautiful sailing and superb swimming that make this coastline a truly fantastic destination.Turkey isn’t short of a nightspot either with the resorts of Marmaris, Fethiye and Gocek all standing out with their array of bars and nightclubs. Come here to drink, dance and be merry!

From Turkey we sailed west towards the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Kalimnos and Leros. Rhodes still has much to offer sailors with its splendid medieval capital city, also named Rhodes, and several smaller coastal villages that retain their authentic appeal . Kos is the starting port for sailing in the Northern Dodecanese. A touristy island, Kos highlights the benefits of a sailing holiday, where you can visit the bars, restaurants and churches and mosques of Kos town and then set out for the less populated islands of Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos. By day, if we were not sunning ourselves on the deck of the boats then we would be exploring the cultural offerings that Greece has in abundance. Whether it was the ruins of the towns or the old Castles and forts overlooking the small villages.

Luckily the evenings were just as good, if not better. Hours were spent sitting onboard the gullet with a beer or a wine in hand watching as the sky changed from royal blue into amazing reds, oranges and yellows as the sun set on each glorious day. Unfortunately like all good things it had to come to an end, and we finished our holiday back on mainland Turkey.

BODRUM TOUR WITH TURKYACHT


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Many of us will be in search of holiday alternatives before going on vacation. We might want to see different places and enjoy the sea and sun, too. In recent years, you may have chance to see different places and enjoy the holiday by going on a blue cruise.

Bodrum is one of the most preffered places within  the blue cruise tours. Bodrum yacht charter is well known as starting point of blue cruise tours. Bodrum is the heart of  the blue cruise in a sense.

In these days, the number of those who go on holiday with Bodrum blue cruise is very high. Bodrum yacht charter has been preffered by those who would like to see unique coves of Bodrum and enjoy their holiday. There may be an opportunity to see natural beauties of Bodrum at sea. You may find chance to have an enjoyable holiday with your loved ones with chartering  yacht.

Turkyacht has been trying to offer an unforgettable holiday for you with your loved ones. We have tried to host many local and foreign guests by luxury yachts so far. We have provided service by our expert staff and yachts which are renewed every year.

You  may haven’t gone on a blue cruise with chartering yacht yet. To see different places, to witness the natural beauty, enjoy the sea and sun are the reasons of why many people choose blue cruise tours.

If you do not want to be in high season, you should book early before coming the season. Yacht tour begins in April and it lasts until  the first days of October. Blue cruise tours are very high in summer months. In high season there may be some problems about arranging the voyage date and yacht, so you should book early.

In these cold winter days  that are going through, thinking of  summer holiday may warm our inside. Therefore some people may have started to make plans for the holiday. Would you like to offer a different holiday option for your own and loved ones? You may visit different coves, do various water sports and enjoy the sea and sun during the blue cruise.

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HISTORY OF FETHIYE

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How To Reach Fethiye

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Fastest way to reach Fethiye is by flights serving international Dalaman airport. Many direct flights are available from major airports in the World between April/May and October/November and less so between mid November and April. Also there are many airlines that have direct flights to Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya and domestic airlines have regular flights to and from Dalaman.The flight from Istanbul to Dalaman Airport takes about an hour. Coming from Greek Islands ; There are ferries between operated by ferry companies has daily trips between Rhodes and Fethiye throughout the summer. The same association also runs a hydrofoil during the summer months everyday. For those visitors coming to Fethiye by road, the distances from the surrounding towns and cities are as follows: Dalaman Airport : 50 km Bodrum Airport : 195 km İzmir Airport : 310 km Göcek : 30 km Marmaris : 125 km Antalya : 210 km.

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Gulet Charter Bodrum

bodrum gulet chartergulet charter & cruises from bodrum Bodrum is the ideal starting point for sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey. The Gökova Gulf is acknowledged to be one of the best cruising areas in Europe. With abundant sunshine, crystal clear waters, continuous blue skies, good anchorages and friendly people, this coast offers many diversities.

There are many unspoiled areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages. It is still possible to observe local people going about their lives in traditional Turkish village fashion. Blue Cruise was started in Gökova Gulf on Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı’s regular outings with fishermen. He sailed various caves and bays in the Gulf of Gökova and fell in love with the deep blue. He become well known around the region and many people were excited of sailing around, inspired by him.

Imagine yourself on a comfortable yacht, lying on the deck in the depth of the sea, sailing along the magnificent coasts. Swimming in warm crystal clear waters, diving, surfing, skiing, fishing or resting on the sandy beaches of touristic towns and historical ports are just a few of the highly recommended attractions on Blue Cruise. Once you leave the harbour, the vast expanse of the Gulf of Gokova stretches before you, this area alone has enough stunning places to visit for at least a week of sailing.

Sedir Adalari (Snake and Castle Island) is well known for Cleopatra’s Beach, which she is believed to have made for her lover Anthony with sands shipped from North Africa. The nearby bays of Kesr, Sogut and Degirmen Buku, located in the far east of the gulf are all spectacular anchorages. Sailing south, guarded by the Greek island of Symi, is the Gulf of Hisaronu, which means Gulf of Fortresses, a reference to the many ancient and medieval forts scattered around the hills of the Gulf. Dacta, being the largest village in the gulf and an ideal place to provision between Marmaris and Bodrum, is well worth a visit as it is still relatively untouched by tourists and very picturesque.

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