Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise – Top Adventures in Turkey

One of the most popular trips in Turkey is the infamous Fethiye & Olympos Blue Cruises. Popular with both tourists and the country’s locals, it has grown from a hidden secret to a booming tourist destination.

Most travellers prefer to start their cruise journey from Fethiye and travel to Olympos, a wonderful and beautiful village in Turkey. If time is not on your side, you may take other shorter options and still view many of the wonderful highlights. However, a 4-day cruise to Olympos offers more value. This is the case with most of the longer-journey cruises. The Mediterranean is regarded as the cradle of early civilization. Most of these have epic names, which reverberate through eras that include Romans, classical Greeks, Ottoman Turks and many more. Below is a brief introduction of what to expect on the wonderful Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise.

Ideal setting
Your cruise is set along the great Mediterranean Sea. Most cruises along the Turkish coast will start, end or include the town of Fethiye. Whether you are travelling from Marmaris or west from Olympos or Kas – it’s a town not to be missed. Music and laughter fill the streets; you may even convince a local to challenge you in a game of backgammon. On the Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise, we suggest a night in town before beginning your cruise. On this cruise you are guaranteed to witness the magical Lycian coast, small fishing villages and Lycian tombs, a series of mausoleums over 2,400 years old etched onto the walls themselves. These cruises are great for holidaymakers of all tastes; indulge in guilty pleasures like baklava, swim among ancient Caretta Turtles or bask in glorious sunshine.

Renowned Blue Lagoon
Other than the beautiful and amazing coves and bays along the Mediterranean stretch, you will be able to see the popular Blue Lagoon. It is situated in Belecegiz Bay, more commonly known as Oludeniz, a few miles from Fethiye proper. On the Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise, your captain will moor on nearby the entrance to the blue lagoon. Make your way over some rocks and a short swim and enjoy the calm waters of the lagoon. There are also paddle boats, canoes and the option to paragliding here.

History buffs
If you have been reading about Turkey’s history before your travels, then you will come to appreciate in a unique way the sunken town of Kekova. It is regarded as one of the pillars of early civilization. The city was brought down by a great earthquake in the 2nd century A.D. The city was later reconstructed and gained its lost glory before attacked by the Arab invaders. The Fethiye to Olympos blue cruise takes you past the Sunken City of Kekova and moors in Kekova to explore Simena Castle ruled by Lycians and Ottoman Turks, as well as the small town of Kekova.

Other highlights
Most people enjoy Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruises to relax and enjoy the spectacular views. The other major highlights include the Blue Cave, Ucagiz village, Simena Castle, Kocakari Bay, Aquarium Bay, St. Nicholas Island, and Butterfly Valley.

The Fethiye to Olympos Blue Cruise is ideal for a solo traveller, couples, a family, or a group of friends. Its great value for all travellers; meals are included as is snorkelling gear on board. The bar prices on board are also reasonably priced.

To book a blue cruise or find out more information please email us at info@alaturkacruises.com