Kemer-Kekova-Kemer 2023

This Lycian coast has been cruised by ancient mariners since time began and there’s plenty of evidence of it all along this interesting coastline. You will have plenty of time to swim every day in the waters of the clear blue Mediterranean, surrounded by pine clad mountains.

It’s the perfect way to get away from crowded holiday resorts, be in the fresh open air – as a special treat you might even decide to sleep outside on deck

If there are more than 6 of you, why not charter a gulet just for your group. Email for more information.

What you need to know

 Type of boat: Wooden gulet or ketch with ensuite cabins and air-conditioning*. These handcrafted boats are used for cabin charter by all the major tour operators.  
 Full Board: Turkish Breakfast, Cooked Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Biscuits, Cooked Dinner starting with dinner on day 1; finishing with breakfast on day 8.
 Embarkation: Kemer from 4pm, Saturdays
 Disembarkation: Kemer after breakfast, before 10:00am. Luggage can be stored for you.
 Optional Excursions: Myra & St Nicolas Church Tour & Andriake , Saklikent Canyon, Turkish Bath

Availability & Price – Saturdays

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* Single occupancy cabins have limited availability. Supplement applies.
* Twin cabins are limited and cannot be guaranteed.
* No children under the age of 12 are allowed.
* There is an additional fee of £45 pp payable on arrival onboard

What's includedWhat's not includedTerms & ConditionsFlights & Transfers

What’s Included

Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8

  • Turkish breakfast: cheeses, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, jam, honey, bread, tea and coffee. Fruit Juice available as extra
  • Lunch: A cooked lunch followed by fruit.
  • Afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Dinner: includes Mezes, main course, salad and dessert of fruit
  • 0.5lt bottle of water per person at every meal

Vegetarians are easily catered for. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Cabin: 7 nights in a twin or double cabin with ensuite private bathroom

Air-conditioning: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 4 hours daily during hotter months, generally in the evening so you can shower in comfort. Please note the use of A/C in port is strictly forbidden. 

Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day

Harbour Fees at Kemer

Crew: food and wages

What’s Not Included

Flights: Please book your own flights. Antalya Airport is the closest to Kemer

Transfer: Travel to/from Antalya/Kemer. Transfers are from Antalya Airport

Optional Excursions: Myra & St Nicolas Church Tour & Andriake , Saklikent Canyon, Turkish Bath – book onboard

Turkish Bath: book onboard.

Drinks: there is a reasonably priced bar onboard stocked with water, soft and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.

Tips for the Crew. Tips are optional and discretionary – but if you have enjoyed your holiday a suggested recommendation is £40 per traveller for the week

Travel Insurance: please remember to arrange your own travel insurance and provide a copy to the Captain on arrival.

The Headlines!

  1. All payments you make to Meridian Travels & Yachting are non-refundable, please check the terms and conditions before making your booking. 
  2. After paying your deposit, if the departure is not guaranteed your deposit will be refunded by Meridian Travels & Yachting.
  3. It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are recommended to book your travel insurance when you have paid your deposit.
  4. For full terms and conditions click here
  5. If you have any questions about the holiday please email 


You will need to book your own flights to/from Dalaman airport.


Private Transfer (1 – 3 pax)
Dalaman to/from Kemer one-way £120
Price is for the vehicle
Private Transfer (4-14 pax)
Dalaman to/from Marmaris one way £240
Price is for the vehicle

We recommend that travellers book their transfers directly with us because occasionally the start/finish ports can change at the last minute due to weather conditions. If transfers are booked with us it is easy for us to ensure travellers are delivered to the correct port.

Itinerary at a glanceAccommodationWhy not extend your stay

Day 1: KEMER

Boarding will start by 16:00.   Service starts with dinner and an overnight stay will be in Kemer or a nearby bay.


After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. We will then sail to the ancient city of Olympos. Olympos, one of the most important port cities of Lycia, has been an element of mythological stories throughout history. 3200 meter long beautiful coast, endemic plantation, and its wooden houses used as pensions today. After lunch and a swimming break, we will be heading to Cavus Bay in Adrasan for the dinner and the overnight stay.


Early in the morning, we will set sail to Demre. After a nice breakfast in Cayagzi , you can join the optional tour in Demre , to the ruins of Myra, a Lycia city which was also the city of the Bishop St. Nicholas who was known as ‘the protector’ of the children, the poor, and the sailors in Byzantines’ time and Andriake . Following this optional land tour, our yacht sails to Gokkaya Bay where we will anchor for dinner and an overnight stay.


After breakfast, we will cruise over Batik Sehir (Sunken City). We will be docking at Tersane Bay for lunch and a swimming break. For dinner and an overnight stay we will anchor at Ucagiz Bay. If you wish, you can join the optional Kas – Saklikent excursion which includes lunch in the program.


After having breakfast in Ucagiz, we will cruise to Simena. You can take the chance to visit Genoese Castle and the ruins of a theatre with 300 people capacity in Simena. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Kekova.



We will start our cruise early in the morning and arrive at Ceneviz (Genoese) Harbour or Sazak Bay. After lunch, we will anchor at Phaselis Bay. The city was also famous for the perfume trade in the ancient times. If you wish, you can walk around the antique town which is located on the seashore and full of antique ruins. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in this beautiful bay.


After breakfast, we will cruise to Ayisigi Bay for a swimming stop. Dinner and the overnight stay will be in Kemer or a nearby bay . You may also visit Antalya; the most important historical buildings to see in the city are:  ‘Hadrian’s Gate’, ‘Castle Gate’, ‘Clock Tower’, ‘City-walls’, ‘Inner Castle’, ‘Broken Minaret’, ‘Antalya Archaeology Museum’ and the ‘Yivli Minaret Mosque’ which is the landmark of the city.

Day 8: KEMER

Disembarkation by 10:00 after breakfast and then it is time to say goodbye until we meet you again.

Please note the itinerary is flexible and open to change. The Captain’s decision is final.

Cabins on a standard gulet are smaller than you’d expect in a hotel but larger than a sailing yacht. They are handcrafted from mahogany, oak, pine and teak, clean and have a small wardrobe with a little storage for luggage. 

Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, hand held shower and hot water in the evenings. One bath towel and one hand towel are provided, please bring your own beach towel.

With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. Meals are usually taken on the aft deck where you have a different view for almost every meal.

There’s a well-stocked bar with reasonably priced soft and alcoholic drinks. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.

Air-conditioning can be in use up to 8 hours daily, the use of A/C in harbours is strictly forbidden. Depending on sea and weather conditions, Meridian Travels & Yachting reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. The Captain’s decision is final.

Stay in carefully chosen hotels before or after your gulet cruise.

Whether you want to stay in a hotel overlooking the marina in Kalkan, a restored farmhouse in Ucagiz or a five star hotel complete with rooftop pool overlooking Lara Beach in Antalya we are happy to advise and book for you.

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