Turkey is known as the gateway to the Orient, where east meets west.  Southern Turkey offers vast and wonderfully diverse cruising areas having splendid ancient sites and harbors, a dramatic pine clad-mountains, deserted sandy beaches, deep blue bays and inlets with idyllic azure waters. Turkish Riviera where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Aegean Sea, is also home to Blue Voyage. This is idyllic cruise is one of the most imaginative ways to explore the natural, historical and cultural delights of Turkey from Kusadası (getaway to Ephesus)  to  Antalya.

Bodrum,
known as the ancient city of Halicarnassus, is one of the main bases for luxury yacht charters.  Vibrant nightlife, gourmet dining, lively shopping centers, white washed buildings and historical cites blend harmoniously in the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Bodrum.  The Bodrum Castle, built in the 15th century by the Knights of St. John of Rhodes, is the symbol of town dominating the harbor. Bodrum also houses The Mausoleum of Maussollos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Word and The Museum of Underwater Archaeology displaying artifacts recovered by sponge divers during scientific underwater excavations.

Cruise to the Gulf of Gökova; hidden bays and coves for a peaceful anchorage. Sedir Island is surrounded by golden beaches where Marcus Anthonius and Cleopatra lived a great love, also
known as Cleopatra's Beach.  The story goes that Cleopatra stayed here with Anthonius, and the couple loved the place so much that Cleopatra had shiploads of sand brought from Egypt to create the sandy beach for complete perfection. The ruins from the Roman era , hearth-shaped marble stones and the horseshoe shaped ancient theater can be also seen. English Harbor, looks like a quite lake with the pine and rose-bed forests visible around it and took its name from English Torpedo Boats concealed itself here during World War I.

Explore Datca
town and the Datca Peninsula where nature and history are in harmony.This area dazzles the eyes with its peerless natural beauty, extremely clean water and virgin coves. Half of the Datça Peninsula faces the Aegean Sea, while the other half faces the Mediterranean. Strabon, the geographical scientist, defined it with the words “God will send His beloved to Datca, if He wants to grant a long life”. The pleasant climate of this idyllic Peninsula will fascinate you. The ancient Carian city of Knidos (Cnidos) , dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite , stands on the on the west end of the Datca Peninsula.  The famous statue; the temple of Aphrodite is said to bring good fortune to sailors. Discover also the ancient ruins: the agora , the theatre , the temple of Dionysus.


Cruise to The Gulf of Hisarönü
whose waters lap the breathtaking shores that hold the legacy of both ancient and modern civilizations. Orhaniye has been described as one of the prettiest bays in the Mediterranean to relax and enjoy beautiful surroundings. You could also walk on the legend long and sandy beach Kız Kumu (Maiden’s Beach). A small coastal village , Selimiye offers wonderful fish restaurants with a charming view. On the way to Marmaris , explore ancient Loryma in Bozukkale where rugged peak and deep valleys carpeted with olive groves.

Marmaris
is a premier yachting port with its palm-lined waterfront, modern marina , stylish shopping center  , and  the colourful restaurants and bars. Cruise to south from Marmaris : a small town Dalyan houses Iztuzu Beach, a national conservation area with unspoilt beauty and breeding ground for sea turtles (caretta caretta). Cruise up to Venetian type channel Dalyan River and discover the ancient Lycian rock tombs, ancient city Caunos and therapeutic mud baths on it.


Explore Göcek , an ancient Lycian coastal of Kalimche  which recently became the meeting of yachtsmen and lovers of the seas , has attained justified  a fame with its natural position and its modern marinas. Göcek , is one of the most remarkable yachting route in the Mediterranean having amazing and peaceful bays and islands where green meets the deep blue.
Manastir Bay also known as Cleaopatra’s Bath is given this name because of its beauty where you could swim in azure blue waters and also  see the half-submerged ruins , in the mixture of Carian and Byzantine. Tersane Island also has extensive ruins, mainly belonging to an old Greek village. This largest island takes its name from the fact that it served as a naval arsenal for the Ottoman Navy during the World War I.
   

Relax at popular charming resort of Fethiye
, known as Telmessos in the antique period, located in a beautiful bay within the Gulf of Fethiye where both large and small islands are scattered. Fethiye offers the visitor a wonderful variety of landscapes, beaches, exotic bazaars , traditional restaurants and historical sites – monuments. Ancient rock tombs cut into cliffside tower above you in the town center. Enjoy a tranquil anchorage in Gemiler Island; see the remains of churches, chapels and civilian buildings of Byzantium Period on the island. Archaeologists believe it was the location of the original tomb of Saint Nicholas. Turquoise is a color hard to describe: not quite blue and not quite green an enigmatic blend of two colors. That is the color of Oludeniz (Blue Lagoon), which at every hour of the day is a different shade of turquoise. With the rich green pine forests extending to the shore, warm and calm seawater where every shade of turquoise can be seen and the long sandy beach. Patara is a spectacular Lycian city, half buried in sand and half in the sea, lying on a beach that is the longest in the Mediterranean with its the finest sand.

Kalkan
is a small, lovely hilltop town that overlooks a tiny bay. Narrow, winding streets lined with souvenir shops lead down the charming marina. As the sun sets, it is a style to meet on the roof-terraces for a drink before dinner, and enjoy the comings and goings of the yachts, the marina and the panoramic view. From Kalkan to Kas , visit Kaputas ; the famous golden yellow sand beach, where the blue sea stretches its green head into a cave in the rocks.  Kas, the ancient Lycian  Antiphellos , is a picturesque coastal town in a superb natural setting between high mountains and the sea, with fascinating historic sights and a relaxed atmosphere. Explore the rich history of Lycian city of Kekova Island , the underwater city whose ruins were submerged beneath the sea in an earthquake 3000 years ago. Kaleköy (ancient Simena) , a tiny picturesque village of whitewashed houses with red tile roofs and The romantic mediaeval castle offers a bird’s eye view of the bays, islands and colorful yachts sailing peacefully on the glassy water.
Bodrum
Bodrum
The Bodrum Castle - Halicarnassus
Gocek
Gocek
Yassicilar Islands - Gocek
Oludeniz
Oludeniz
Blue Lagoon - Fethiye
Fethiye
Fethiye
Fethiye Town
Dalyan
Dalyan
Rock Tombs - Dalyan
Kaputas Beach
Kaputas Beach
Kaputas Beach - Kalkan
Kızıl Ada
Kızıl Ada
Red Island - Gulf of Fethiye
Kalekoy
Kalekoy
Simena - Kekova
Marmaris
Marmaris
Marmaris Town
Orhaniye
Orhaniye
Kızkumu - Maidens Beach / Marmaris
Gulf of Hisaronu
Gulf of Hisaronu
Selimiye - Gulf of Hisaronu
Gocek
Gocek
Gocek Town
Manastir Bay
Manastir Bay
Cleaopatra's Bath - Gocek
Sedir Island
Sedir Island
Cleopatra's Beach - Gokova
Kalkan
Kalkan
Patara
Patara
Ancient Site of Lycia
Bozburun
Bozburun
Adabogazi - Bozburun
Kas
Kas
Kas Town - The Turkish Mediterranean Coast
English Harbour
English Harbour
English Harbour - The Gulf of Gokova
Sarsala Bay
Sarsala Bay
Sarsala Bay - Gocek
Datca
Datca
Datca (Datça) Town - The Soutwestern coast of Turkey
Knidos
Knidos
Ancient city of Knidos (Cnidus) - The Datca Peninsula
Gemiler Island
Gemiler Island
Gemiler island (Saint Nicholas island) - Fethiye
Yalikavak
Yalikavak
Palmarina Bodrum - Yalikavak / The Bodrum Peninsula