Alaturka 81 Gulet

Blue cruising along one of the sundry tourist spots located on the coast of Turkey, and Greece, is a holiday activity that is renowned world over. The Turkish Riviera is not home to just one, or two, but to many islands and cities located along the coast, each one famous for a variety of reasons, be it serene blue waters, ancient ruins, unique culture and cuisine, or a combination of rare wildlife and weather.

Several yacht charters provide people with an opportunity to explore these possibilities on a myriad of routes along the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Many gulets take people from a variety of nationalities but private charters are also an option for those wishing to travel with family and friends.

Alaturka 81 gulet is one such package, with starting prices ranging from €800 in April, peaking to €1100 in August. The catch to this trip is that you don’t have to go by predefined routes. These cruises offer you the opportunity to be your own master, to design your own trip! All of this depends on what your idea of a vacation is; whether you want to relax at dazzling beaches, or want some action and activities like paragliding and snorkelling, or if you want to visit the peace of a private harbour, the itineraries can be customised for you.

And for this price, the yacht itself offers luxury, recreation and fun that will never let you feel exhausted after a long day. This ketch style gulet can accommodate 18 people with 8 cabin rooms. Two sundecks to soak in the bountiful nature, and a horde of activities to while away the time with which include fishing and snorkelling equipment as well as board games like backgammon. You also get a deck shower and sunbed! Travel was never so comfy, but as long as you are in Turkey you’d better get used to it.

The most recommended trip starts with the port of Fethiye, providing access to Oludeniz beach, the resort village of Hisaronu, and Calis beach as well. As mentioned above, all of these locations are renowned for some speciality, have something to offer that is totally worth your time and effort.

Oludeniz beach is the most photographed one in the world, as its stunning view comprises a secluded sandy bay alongside a blue lagoon and nature reserves of underwater caves and fauna. It is famous for the ideal conditions for paragliding from Mount Babadag, to have a breathtaking view, as well as snorkelling and scuba diving to explore the treasures underwater.

Fethiye itself is one of the main attractions in Turkey, the site of an ancient city, home to the ruins of various ancient civilisations, including a Lycian tomb, tombs built into cliffs, the sarcophagi scattered around the town, the Kadyanda Ancient City with its Hellenistic theatre and temple which look even more grandiose at night when all of this is floodlit.

There are not just things to ‘see’ but also to ‘do’, like hiking on the Lycian Way, visiting the farmer’s market on Tuesday, and visiting the amphitheatre. The international atmosphere makes for a good experience of culture and cuisine as well.

So if you wish to go for a personal and customisable experience, then Fethiye is the place to be, and the Alaturka 81 gulet will make good its promise to make it your most memorable experience.