Turkey’s 10 most beautiful blue voyages
Selim ONATIf you want to take a holiday in search of some peace and rest, we suggest you board one of Turkey’s outstanding blue voyages, whether it is a daily or a weekly route. Unique bays, beaches, delicious food, history, sun and stars are waiting for you on these wonderful trips.
Here are the 10 most beautiful blue voyages in Turkey.
1- BODRUM - GÖKOVA BAY:
The tour, starting from the bays around Bodrum, takes you to Orak Island, Çökertme, English Harbor, Cleopatra Island, Karaca Willow, Tuzla Bay and Pabuç Burnu then comes back to the starting point. “This seven-day tour is perfect for swimming in the crystal clear water of the Mersincik Harbor at Gökova Port,” says Bahar Akıncı.
2- MARMARİS – DATÇA:
This tour lasts seven days and starts from Datça, with its intact nature. The ancient city of Knidos and the Selimiye and Orhaniye bays are among its important stops. “It is worth going to witness the wonders of nature along with seeing that even rocks are beautiful on their own,” says Serhan Yedig.
3- MARMARİS – FETHİYE:
The four-day route starting from Marmaris starts with Ekincik Bay and continues to İztuzu Beach, which is one of most important habitats for caretta caretta turtles in the world. Then you will see the Kaunus Rock Tombs with a great panoramic view and lastly the most beautiful bays of Fethiye.
4- BODRUM - 12 ISLANDS:
Greek islands are the target in this eight-day tour, in which you can eat delicious Mediterranean food and stay in different beautiful bays each day. Moving from Bodrum, the tour takes you to Kos, Symi, Rhodes, where you can feel like you are in the Middle Ages, Datça, Palamutbükü and Knidos before it ends in Bodrum.
5- SELİMİYE – SYMİ:
It is a one-day trip from Selimiye, with its simplicity and natural beauty, to the fairy tale-like Symi Island. One- or two-night boat tours are organized since there is no direct ferry boat from Selimiye Harbor in Marmaris. “Symi is a neoclassical island with its stunning beauty,” says Saffet Emre.
6- AYVALIK – LESBOS:
The trip, starting from Ayvalık, which is a favorite in recent years, lasts for eight days. Maden Island, Kadırga Bay, Sivrice, Babakale, Assos, Behram Castle, Troy, Midilli, Manastır Island, Çıplak Island and Cunda are among the places you must see. You should especially watch the sunset in Behram Catsle in Assos.
You can choose between daily and weekly tours according to your availability. It is possible to see unique bays like Sarsala, Ayten, Bedri Rahmi, Göbün and Cleopatra, as well as Ölüdeniz Beach.
8- KAŞ - KALKAN – KEKOVA:
The tour, in which you can find many beautiful blue bays, lasts for five days. Starting from Kaş, Small River, İnönü Bay, Yağlıca Bay, Akvaryum Bay, Kaleköy are also among the most frequently visited stops. You should especially dive in Kaş and visit Kaleköy in Kekova.
9- DATÇA – BOZBURUN:
Traveling on boats from Datça Harbor, this five-day-long tour follows respectively Hisarönü Gulf, Bencik Harbor, Dişlice Island and Orhaniye. Local green forests and Kızkumu Beach are among the favorite stops.
10- BODRUM – MARMARİS:
During this five-day adventure, you visit the bays Bodrum, Çökertme, the Keramos Ruins, Sedir Island, English Harbor, the ruins of Knidos and the Orhaniye and Seimiye bays. You should also swim on the sandy beach of Sedir Island, which was rumored to have been made especially for Cleopatra.