Blue Tour Is The Most Perfect And Unique Holiday You Can Experience In Turkey.
The Blue Cruise Turkey is to experience the splendor and insatiable beauty of the sunset. It is to enjoy fish, appetizers and, drinks in the calm waters dominated by Blue. It is to read a book that you have not been able to read in a long time and immerse yourself in it. It is to stay alone with your loved one at sunset, wander in different and distinctive bays, swim in clear and calm waters, lie on the sand on the beach. How long you haven’t felt your freedom is to get away from the noise and fatigue of the city and find yourself on your inner journey.
How about a blue journey on the most beautiful shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean, in the natural wonder bays where green and blue embrace? Also, this trip can be a lovely yacht where you can be alone with your friends and family, share your day and nights, have fun.
How Did The Blue Cruise Begin?
The story of the Blue journey begins in the Gulf of Gökova. Historian, translator, and writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı ( fisherman of Halicarnassus ) was sentenced to kalebentlik in Bodrum by the Istiklal Court for an article published in ‘Illustrated Week’ magazine in 1925. His sentence would last 3 years. But Cevat Şakir’s basement days turn from punishment to pleasure. And therefore, it was decided that he would be taken back to Istanbul. After completing his sentence, Cevat Şakir settles in Bodrum. Inspired by Bodrum’s name in ancient times, he gets the nickname ‘fisherman of Halicarnassus’ and signs many works known to everyone today.
In his writings, Cevat Şakir told us about his trips to the Gulf of Gokova, sections of his life, the people he encountered. And he considered it appropriate to call this several-day trip ‘Blue Cruise,’ which he sailed with his friends in the Gulf of Gokova, which started with very modest conditions.
Summary Of A Day
On the boat, the day begins with a nice breakfast in the pleasant cool of the morning. Breakfast is usually served at night in the anchored Bay and immediately followed by a hard Pier. They try to arrive at the places in the hours before noon when the sea is still. After lunch, everyone can do what they want in the anchored Bay. Recreation, swimming, diving, surfing, water skiing. As sunset approaches, a new excitement envelops everyone, and it’s time to ‘sink the sun’ with a glass of drink and eat the fish you keep together. When the clocks show midnight, you close your eyes under millions of stars, and you can sort out your wishes at each star shift.
The blue voyage is too extraordinary and detailed to be described in a few lines. So better come and be our guest!
The central part of the Blue Cruise route forms the Aegean and Mediterranean bays between Bodrum and Demre. It is also possible to start the tour from Istanbul and extend it to Antalya. However, the taste of the Blue journey is hidden in mooring in bays not far from each other. Today’s ` Blue Cruise ‘ is usually made by 20 – 40-meter gulet-type wooden boats. Although the wind allows it to sail, it is usually followed by engine power.
Bodrum is the starting center of the Blue journey adventure. Although it is a suitable starting point for Blue tours to both Gökova and Hisaronu bays, tours to the Cyclades and Twelve Islands are also organized via Kos Island, which is almost next door.
Although the northern direction, which extends from Bodrum to Kusadasi and is called Gulluk / Mandalya Bay, is not very preferred. You can do land visits after anchoring ancient cities such as Didyma and Lassos, for those whose area of interest is Archaeology is priceless.
The first destination is Gökova, slightly different but more vibrant with its expanding beaches and seaside resorts. Besides the fascinating natural beauty of Gökova, there are also the ruins of the ancient city of Keramos, the main attraction of which is Cleopatra’s Beach. Rumors tell us that this beach was brought sand from Egypt for him and his lover Anthony! This theme makes the area more exotic and exciting.
Knidos, located to the southwest of Gökova, was a great city in ancient times. In Modern times, it is an excellent place for all tourists participating in the Blue Cruise trip. There are many private beaches and deserted caves where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and other water sports in the sky-blue waters. If you like fishing, you can easily find a fishing spot. Anything you can find anything you catch at dinner accompanied by the barbecue our chef promised.
Datça is your next destination and one of the three regions with the highest oxygen ratio in the world with zero industrialization. With its unique and clean atmosphere, restaurants, bars, and craft shops, Datça is like a dream town where you can walk around. You can buy souvenirs for home, family, friends, or something to remind you of the exotic blue cruise adventure Juliette.
Marmaris is beyond the Gulf of Hisaronu. Apart from sailors in the Aegean, Marmaris is also home to the most prominent hotels. Iztuzu Beach is one of the rare shores where you can see a sea turtle or Caretta-Caretta, in other words. You can enjoy the river in small boats and visit Dalyan, where the famous ruins of the ancient city of Kaunos are located. Surprised by the grandeur of the King’s tombs, you make your way to the sea along the Dalyan Canal. You can also experience pampering mud baths and enjoy spas.
The next destination is Fethiye. This is a pretty big town. Its port is one of the most active ports in the region. Fethiye contains many bays and Islands. On your route, you would also stop in Gocek, another town on the Gulf of Fethiye. A quality Marina, you can see the most beautiful yachts of the port in Gocek. When you visit the famous Oludeniz, located in the south of Fethiye, you can see the magnificent blue lagoon and nature reserve. You can also discover Lycian ruins during visits to Xanthos veLetoon, a Unesco World Heritage site.
Kalkan and Kaş are small but famous towns located to the east of Fethiye. The exotic atmosphere in these cities comes especially from cobblestone roads, exclusive shops, decent restaurants, and bars.
The next place on your journey is Kekova, the sunken city. Located in this area, the great Ottoman Castle reveals the glory of the Ottoman Empire.
The Last Stop is Antalya. It is one of the largest and most popular holiday destinations in Turkey. It is a city with a great climate, with many large hotels that welcome very high tourists throughout the year. Antalya’s Old City overlooks the port, where narrow roads intertwine with each other, leading to restaurants, bars, and shops. Hadrian’s Gate, located on Main Street, is one of the most important landmarks and must-see places of the Old City.