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Legendary Turkey: From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast

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October 26 - November 9, 2013

Exotic sights, scents and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent "Empress of the World," to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic Turquoise Coast where we board privately chartered "gullet" yachts for a unique four-day voyage, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled adventure.

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Preliminary Itinerary
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FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1: Depart the U.S. for Istanbul, Turkey

Depart the United States early this evening on your flight bound for Istanbul.

DAY 2: Arrive Istanbul

After arriving in Istanbul, you'll meet your Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director and transfer to your hotel, located near Taksim Square, the heart of modern Istanbul. Please note that as guests' arrival times may vary greatly (from morning to late afternoon), no group activities or meals have been planned for this day. We are free to explore the bustling area around Taksim Square or simply relax after our overseas flights. Dinner tonight is on your own.

Accommodations: Central Palace Hotel

DAY 3: Istanbul

It's our first full day in Istanbul, and there's much on the agenda, beginning with an informative briefing about our journey ahead. This legendary city, divided by the Bosphorus, separates Europe from Asia, and makes this a place where East and West meet in a fascinating melding of cultures. On this morning's tour we encounter the vast Grand Bazaar, one of the world's largest covered markets with some 4,000 shops and stalls selling goods of all kinds, including jewelry, pottery, leather, and Turkish delicacies. After leaving the Grand Bazaar, we walk along Istanbul's side streets through local Turkish markets, ending at the Spice Market, with its exotic spices, nuts, and dried fruits from around the world.

Next we cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, the waterway that separates Europe from Asia. We stop in the village of Ortakoy, known for its trendy art scene, cafés, and boutiques as well as its historic mosque and synagogue. There's time to explore and have lunch on your own here before we return to our hotel mid-afternoon. This evening we take a short walk to a local restaurant where we dine on traditional Turkish cuisine during our welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Central Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: Istanbul

This morning we cross over Galata Bridge, which spans the Golden Horn, and tour Old Istanbul, home of splendid mosques and magnificent palaces. Our first stop here: the ancient Hippodrome, where chariot races once took place. Then we visit the renowned Museum of Turkish & Islamic Art housing artifacts from the Ottoman (14th to 20th centuries), Seljuk (11th to 13th centuries), and earlier periods beginning in the 8th century. In the restored Palace of Ibrahim Pasha, the museum displays both everyday items and ancient pieces of art including carvings of wood, glass, and stone. We continue on to the marvelous Blue Mosque, topped by six slender minarets. Inside is one of the world's great collections of blue Isnik tiles (20,000 of them), along with 260 stained glass windows. Next we visit famed Hagia Sophia, which was the world's grandest Cathedral when it was built in 537 CE; it was converted into a mosque in the 15th century and is now a museum.

We enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant in the old town and dine on traditional Turkish fare. Then we tour splendid Topkapi Palace, dramatically set on a promontory with remarkable views over the Bosphorus. This vast palace, the home of Ottoman sultans, once housed as many as 4,000 royals, couturiers, and hangers-on. Among other magnificent artifacts on display here we see priceless paintings, jewel-encrusted swords, and delicate porcelains. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure; tonight you have your choice of many excellent restaurants for dinner on your own.

Accommodations: Central Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: Istanbul/Gallipoli/Troy/Assos

We rise early to begin our full day of travel to the northern Aegean Coast for a brief visit of Gallipoli, where in 1915 Allied troops faced the Turkish army led by Lieutenant-Colonel Mustafa Kemal, also known as Ataturk, the man who later became the leader of modern Turkey. Large numbers of casualties were suffered here, and we pay our respects to those who gave their lives as we visit ANZAC Beach Cemetery. Then we travel across the Straits of the Dardanelles to Troy, once believed to have existed only in Homer's epic poem. But Heinrich Schliemann discovered the real Troy in the 1870s; indeed excavations have revealed the remnants of at least nine civilizations here dating back 5,000 years. After an exploration of the ruins and relics here, we continue on to Behramkale, ancient Assos, where we spend the night.

Please note: Because of the Nazlihan Hotel's small rooms and limited space, and in addition to your one piece of checked luggage, you will need to bring a smaller, soft-sided "carry" bag for your overnight stay in Assos. This additional bag should be small and flexible enough to fit inside your checked luggage.

Accommodations: Nazlihan Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Assos/Pergamum/Izmir

This morning we depart for Pergamum, once one of the richest small kingdoms in Asia Minor, which housed one of the world's largest collections of books. Here we visit the magnificent Acropolis, which contains the ruins of Pergamum's acclaimed 200,000-volume library, so large it challenged the world's greatest library in Alexandria, Egypt. In fact, the Egyptians were so afraid that Pergamum would attract scholars away from Alexandria that they cut off the area's supply of papyrus, forcing the invention of pergamen (Latin for parchment), made from animal hides rather than papyrus reed. Along with the library, the Acropolis also boasts a great theater seating 10,000 and the marble-columned Temple of Trajan. Below the theater lie the ruins of the Temple of Dionysus along with the Altar of Zeus, in a marvelous setting shaded by evergreen trees. Much of Pergamum has been lovingly restored; it is now considered one of the premier ancient sites in Turkey. After enjoying our lunch in a typical Turkish kebab restaurant, we continue on to Asclepieum, a sanctuary and healing center built in the 4th century BCE in the name of Ascelepius, god of healing. Later this afternoon we travel to Izmir and our hotel, where we dine together tonight.

Accommodations: Swissôtel Grand Efes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Izmir/Ephesus

Today we visit Ephesus, perhaps the world's best-preserved ancient city. In Roman times, Ephesus was the provincial capital of Asia, with a population of 250,000 at the height of its glory. An important Christian community arose here, and Ephesus was visited by St. Paul, who later wrote one of his epistles to the Ephesians. Perhaps its greatest claim to fame is the fact that Ephesus once housed the Temple of Diana, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today the magnificently preserved ruins attract visitors from across the globe. A full day of touring here includes the immense theater that holds 24,000 people and is still used today. We'll walk along the Sacred Way, where the rich once lived and where an ingenious water and sewer system was constructed beneath paving stones of marble; see the Temple of Hadrian, a Corinthian-style building with the head of Medusa on the porch to keep away evil spirits; and admire the Library of Celsus, which once held 12,000 ancient scrolls. Before enjoying lunch in the beautiful rustic village of Sirince, we'll visit the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, filled with statuary, ancient relics, mosaics, and artifacts excavated from the site. We return to Izmir late this afternoon and enjoy an evening at leisure. From our well-located hotel, we have our choice of several local restaurants all within a short walking distance.

Accommodations: Swissôtel Grand Efes
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: Izmir/Göcek

Today we continue our journey south, stopping along the way to see a demonstration of the ancient art of carpet weaving at a local factory. Then we'll stop in a local village for lunch before we continue on to Göcek, arriving late this afternoon in the serene port town set at the most inland point of the Gulf of Fethiye. Here we board our 14-guest gulet, a replica of a traditional Turkish fishing boat. Today's gulets are built with modern comforts in mind, containing small but cozy cabins with private bath and shower, public areas, and broad decks in an area approximately 85 feet long and 21 feet wide. Beautiful craftsmanship combined with ancient artistry makes the gulet the perfect vessel in which to cruise the waters of the Turquoise Coast. After settling in to your cabin, you'll enjoy your first dinner on board, prepared by the ship's crew with fresh local ingredients. Tonight you may wish to join others sleeping on deck under the stars.

Accommodations: Gulet yacht
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: Cruising – Aga Limani/Cleopatra Baths

Our route for the next few days is along the coastline that Mark Antony is said to have given Cleopatra as a wedding gift. Named for the brilliant color of its waters, the Turquoise Coast is nature's gift to all those who travel here. The swimming is glorious, in crystal clear waters that afford views into the depths. With the scent of eucalyptus perfuming the air, and forested mountains as our backdrop, we begin our "Blue Voyage" by traveling this morning to the hidden cove of Aga Limani where an optional hike of approximately three hours along an herb-scented trail brings us to Lydea, a little-known Greco-Roman site. The hike concludes at the Sunken Baths of Cleopatra, built in a breathtaking inlet by Mark Antony for the last Egyptian pharaoh. Please note that parts of this hike can be strenuous, and the trail has a fair amount of gravel and rock. Please consult with your tour director if you have concerns about your ability to participate safely on this hike. If you prefer a less strenuous day, you can choose to stay on board the gulet as it sails to the Sunken Baths to meet up with the hikers. There's plenty on board with which to keep occupied, including games, cards, or simply chatting with your fellow guests.

Accommodations: Gulet yacht
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: Cruising – Dalyan River

This morning we disembark and drive to Dalyan, an environmentally protected area where we board a small skiff for a trip through an intriguing maze of channels. At the Lake of Koycegiz, we see our first Lycian rock tombs. These relics, which stretched along the Mediterranean coast from Koycegiz in the West to Antalya in the East, are the few remaining artifacts of this great culture. After lunch in a local restaurant, we drive to our gulet in Fethiye Bay where we anchor for the night.

Accommodations: Gulet yacht
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: Cruising – Gemiler/Kayakoy

Today we sail to our next anchorage, Gemiler Island, where we disembark for a tour of the 6th-century Byzantine monastery here. After lunch on board, we disembark and drive to the Greek "ghost town" of Kayakoy, deserted after World War I and the Turkish War of Independence. Residents abandoned approximately 2,000 stone houses that are now restored and preserved as a historical monument. We'll explore the town and its two churches, which still retain some of their painted decoration and mosaic floors. Later we return to our gulet and remain anchored in Gemiler tonight, our last night on board.

Accommodations: Gulet yacht
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: Cruising – Fethiye/Demre/Myra/Antalya

This morning we sail to Fethiye, where we disembark, bid farewell to our gulet crew, and board a motorcoach for the long drive to Antalya. Along the way we stop in Demre to tour the ancient site of Myra, with an extremely well preserved Roman theater and striking Lycian tombs (including one topped with a dramatic deathbed scene). As a point of interest, Demre is where the legend of Father Christmas ("Noel Baba" in Turkish) is said to have originated with a Christian bishop who gave dowries to penniless girls. The bishop became known as St. Nicholas. We also visit Demre's 12th-century Church of St. Nicholas, whose last major renovations in 1862 were sponsored by Czar Nicholas I of Russia. After lunch here we continue our drive to Antalya along the beautiful Turquoise Coast. Late this afternoon we reach our hotel, splendidly situated overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. We enjoy dinner together at the hotel.

Accommodations: Rixos Antalya Downtown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: Antalya

This morning we take a walking orientation tour of Antalya, where we see the resort city's Old Town, the extravagantly carved Hadrian's Gate, and the lovely Yivli ("fluted") Minaret. Then we board a coach for the ride to Antalya's Archaeological Museum, which chronicles the history of the area through a wealth of ancient artifacts discovered locally. Of special interest here is the "God Gallery" housing statues of 15 gods from Aphrodite to Zeus. We return to our hotel in time for lunch on your own. The remainder of the day is at leisure; you may wish to indulge in an authentic Turkish bath! Dinner tonight will be on your own.

Accommodations: Rixos Antalya Downtown
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14: Antalya/Perge/Aspendos

This morning we set off for a tour of the once-thriving Roman city of Perge, which reached its pinnacle during the era of Alexander the Great. Among the outstanding ruins here are the ancient shopping arcade, the awe-inspiring 12,000-seat stadium, and a 15,000-seat theater. Then we move on to Aspendos, whose huge theater is considered one of the best preserved in all of antiquity. We return to Antalya in time for lunch on your own and an afternoon at leisure before we gather for a farewell dinner at a local Turkish restaurant.

Accommodations: Rixos Antalya Downtown
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15: Return to U.S.

If you are returning today to the United States, you will transfer early this morning to the airport for your connecting flight to the U.S. If you are joining the optional extension to Cappadocia and Ankara, please see the next page.

Meals: Breakfast

For Guests Taking Odysseys Unlimited's "CAPPADOCIA & ANKARA"
OPTIONAL POST-TOUR EXTENSION

Post Tour DAY 15: Transfer to Cappadocia

Guests who are joining our optional extension to Cappadocia and Ankara will have a full-day motorcoach transfer via historic Konya, where we'll stop for a visit to the Mevlana Museum, home of Turkey's renowned Whirling Dervishes – a mystic order whose members dance wildly to free themselves from earthly bondage. We'll have lunch here before continuing on to Cappadocia in central Turkey. Renowned for its awe-inspiring natural rock formations – which were utilized for everything from housing to churches and even complete underground villages – Cappadocia is as magical today as it was when early farmers discovered the fertile powers of the volcanic ash that covered the area thousands of years ago. Cappadocia became a haven for the first Christians, who ultimately carved more than 3,000 churches in the porous rock, painting many of them inside with splendidly preserved scenes from the Old Testament. We reach Cappadocia late this afternoon, and enjoy a buffet dinner this evening at the hotel.

Accommodations: Uchisar Kaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Post Tour DAYS 16 & 17: Cappadocia

For the next two days, we'll explore more of this unique region. We tour the rock churches of the Goreme Valley, including the open-air museum with 8th-century murals; and the refuge of Kaymakli, which was constructed over a period of centuries and provided a safe haven for Turks during times of war and conflict. A maze of tunnels reaching four stories deep, this underground city held as many as 3,000 people who were able to breathe thanks to a ventilation system that allowed fresh air into the complex structure. We also visit the vast Zelve Valley complex of caves laced with dwellings, churches, and public spaces where villagers lived until just 50 years ago; and marvel at the fairy tale chimneys at Pasabag; and the troglodyte villages of Cavusin and Uchisar.

During a stop in the charming town of Avanos we watch local craftspeople as they practice their arts, which include fashioning beautiful hand-colored pottery; and weaving rugs of natural colored wool, a regional specialty that has been perfected by the Turks over many hundreds of years and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. We dine both evenings at the hotel.

For those who wish, an optional early morning balloon ride is available on Day 17 (at additional cost). The ride offers an unparalleled view of the lunar-like landscape and may be reserved on-site during your stay. At the time of printing, the cost of the balloon ride is approximately $225 per person.

Accommodations: Uchisar Kaya Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Post Tour DAY 18: Transfer to Ankara

This morning we board a motorcoach for the half-day transfer to Ankara, Turkey's capital. Upon arrival we visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, where we will gain insights into Turkey's fascinating past. One of the exhibits dates back to the earliest known human community, and takes us through civilizations that include the Urartu, Hattie, Hittite, Phrygian, and Assyrian. The building itself dates from the 15th century, and is a restored covered market. As we tour the museum, we will bring together all we have learned about Turkey and its people during our 2 1/2 weeks of traveling. Tonight we gather one last time for a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Accommodations: Ankara Hilton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Post Tour DAY 19: Depart Ankara for the U.S.

Early this morning, you'll transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to the United States.

Meals: Breakfast


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Cost and Program Inclusions

Main tour New York Washington, D.C. Land Only
$3,795 $4,095 $3,295
Single Supplement: $1,095
Business Class Upgrade: To be announced

Included Features:

  • Exclusive departure for the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association;
  • Small group size limited to 28 guests;
  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities;
  • 13 nights' accommodations (including 4 nights aboard a privately chartered gulet);
  • 33 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners;
  • Extensive sightseeing as described in day-by-day itinerary, including all entrance fees
  • Services of a dedicated Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director;
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout the trip;
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person;
  • Gratuities for local guides (if applicable), dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers;

Not included:

  • Airline taxes and departure fees (listed as separate item on invoice)
  • Gratuities for Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director and all shipboard personnel (left to individual discretion)

Optional Post-Tour Extension:
CAPPADOCIA & ANKARA (5 days/ 4 nights)

Extension Price: $895
Single Supplement: $195

Includes 4 nights' accommodations:

  • 3 nights in Cappadocia at Uchisar Kaya Hotel (First Class) and 1 night in Ankara at Hilton Ankara (Deluxe); 1
  • 1 Meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners); Private motorcoach transportation;
  • Extensive included sightseeing;
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director;
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers.

PLEASE NOTE

Since space is limited aboard the gulet, suitcases must be placed under beds or in irregular spaces. It will be very helpful if your luggage is flexible (duffel bag variety) rather than hard-sided. In addition, we ask guests to wear clean, soft-soled shoes aboard ship in order to prevent scuffing of the ship's hardwood floors. These should be a different pair than what you wear when out exploring during the day; any smooth soft-soled footwear such as boat or deck shoes, tennis shoes, sandals, or slippers is fine. Last, you may wish to pack a washcloth for your time on the gulet.

In addition, this trip involves considerable walking on uneven or cobblestone streets and at sites of ancient ruins, as well as on stops during the gulet cruise. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to the fullest.

We will do our best to adhere to our printed itinerary. Occasionally, though, unexpected obstacles, and opportunities, may arise that will force us to deviate from the itinerary as written. We would ask you to be open-minded and flexible should we vary the itinerary slightly. In addition, please note that airline schedules are subject to change. We will provide you with updated flight information closer to your departure.

For Land Only Guests

If you choose to purchase Odysseys Unlimited's Legendary Turkey tour as "land only," you will be making your own international air arrangements and will join the tour at the first hotel.

While airport transfers and luggage handling at the arrival and departure airports are not included when you purchase a tour as land only, you are welcome to join our coach transfer to the hotel. This service will be provided to you on a complimentary basis.

To join in the transfer, you must be at Istanbul's Ataturk airport concurrent with the group of arriving Odysseys Unlimited guests. Look for our representative holding an Odysseys Unlimited sign and you will be directed to the coach. Please note that you must be present when the coach is preparing to leave.

Several different flights may be used for Legendary Turkey; however, to take advantage of the complimentary transfer you should be present for one of the following flight arrivals:

Day 1 Depart New York 4:45 p.m. Turkish Airlines Flight 2
Day 2 Arrive Istanbul 9:25 a.m.
Day 1 Depart Chicago 10:20 p.m. Turkish Airlines Flight 6
Day 2 Arrive Istanbul 5:05 pm

Please remember that all flights and schedules are subject to change.

Upon the tour's completion, you are also welcome to join the group transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Faculty Study Leader

Dale Kinney, Emerita Professor, History of Art
Dale Kinney

Dale Kinney retired in 2010 after 38 years on Bryn Mawr’s faculty, during which time she also served as Acting Provost (2000) and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2000-2008).

As Research Professor, she is at work on several publications on medieval Rome, spolia, and late antique architecture in Egypt. Reuse Value: Spolia and Appropriation in Art and Architecture from Constantine to Sherrie Levine, which she co-edited with Richard Brilliant, should appear in November 2011 (Ashgate). Articles in press include "Spolia as Signifiers in Twelfth-Century Rome" and an essay on Richard Krautheimer in a volume marking the 100th anniversary of the Bibliotheca Hertziana.

Prof. Kinney spent the fall 2011 semester in Rome as interim head of the art history program at the American University of Rome. She serves on various committees and advisory boards, including the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art, the Board of Advisors of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Studies in Iconography.

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Accommodations

Nazlihan Hotel

Iskele Mevkii Behramkale -- Ayvalik
Canakkale, Turkey
Phone: 011-90-286-721-7385/7386
Fax: 011-90-212-291-2342
www.assosedengroup.com

This rustic harborfront hotel is in a remote and dramatic Aegean setting. The hotel has two restaurants and a bar. Air-conditioned guest rooms are decorated in authentic Turkish décor and include private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone. Please note that guest rooms are quite small (please see Day 5 in the itinerary regarding the use of an overnight bag), and there is no elevator. Lodging alternatives are limited in this region of Turkey; while your one-night stay in this unique location should be quite enjoyable, the amenities (and overall quality) at the hotel will be lower than elsewhere on your tour.

Swissôtel Grand Efes

Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No: 1 35210
Alsancak, Izmir
Turkey
Phone: 011-90-232-414-0000
Fax: 011-90-232-414-1010
www.swissotel.com

Centrally located in downtown Izmir and surrounded by landscaped gardens, the Swissôtel Grand Efes overlooks Kordon seafront promenade and the Aegean coast. This contemporary hotel offers two restaurants, bar, and café; fitness center; spa with steam bath, Turkish bath, salt pool, and Jacuzzi; wellness center; shopping arcade; Internet access; laundry services; tennis courts; and indoor and outdoor pools. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities, TV, and phone.

Rixos Antalya Downtown

Sakip Sabanci Bulvari,
Konyaalti Sahili 07050
Antalya, Turkey
Phone: 011-90-242-249-4949
Fax: 011-90-242-249-4900
www.rixos.com

Surrounded by spacious gardens and standing across from Konyaalti Beach, Rixos Antalya Downtown overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and Taurus Mountains. The hotel is fully equipped with a restaurant and several bars; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; market; fitness center with spa, Turkish bath, sauna, massage treatments, and Jacuzzi; health center; outdoor pool; and access to a private section of Konyaalti Beach. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Post-Tour Extension
"CAPPADOCIA & ANKARA"
Accommodations


Uchisar Kaya Hotel

Yukari Mah Mevkii Adnan
Menderes Cad. No: 15
Uchisar Nevsehir Turkey
Phone: 011-90-384-219-2007
Fax: 011-90-384-219-2363
www.uchisarkayahotel.com

Located near the town center of Uchisar, close to shops and restaurants, the 73-room Uchisar Kaya Hotel is partially carved from the rocks of Cappadocia. The hotel offers a restaurants and bar, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, fitness center, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and outstanding views of Cappadocia's Goreme Valley. Guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Ankara Hilton

Tahran Caddessi 12,
Kavaklidere, Ankara, Turkey 06700
Phone: 011-90-312-455-0000
Fax: 011-90-312-455-0055
www.hilton.com

This modern tower hotel in the center of the city offers a host of amenities including a restaurant and two bars, fitness center, Turkish bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, shopping center, beauty salon, Internet access, laundry and dry cleaning services, safe deposit boxes, and indoor pool. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Gulet Yacht

A beautifully crafted motorized sailing vessel built of teak wood with a pointed fore and round aft, a private gulet yacht is the most authentic and relaxing way to cruise the Turquoise Coast. A large foredeck gives everyone ample space to sit and watch the Mediterranean coastline; in the evening, you may choose to stay up here and sleep under the stars. Dinner each evening is outside on deck under cover, as the ship's cook prepares meals praised for their quality and freshness. All guests stay in small private cabins, each equipped with a shower and toilet. On board, you'll also find swimming and snorkeling equipment, perfect for late afternoon dips after you've anchored for the day.

Since space is limited about our gulet yachts, suitcases must be placed under beds or in irregular spaces. It would be very helpful if your luggage is flexible (duffel bag variety) rather than hard-sided. Additionally, based on environmental regulations, toilet paper cannot be flushed (it is placed in waste receptacles which are emptied by the crew). Electricity on board is provided by a generator and thus the amount of hot water may be limited during busy periods (especially in the morning).

Average Length: 88 feet
Average Width: 21 feet
Sails: Mainsail, Genoa
Motor: MAN 350HP

Please note that, while the gulets are built to reflect the design of traditional Turkish fishermen's sailing vessels, their primary means of movement is by motor. The actual amount of time spent under sail may be very limited and is often based on local weather conditions and the captain's discretion.

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