When you are ready to take a gulet cruise, you will have several destinations to choose. While all of the destinations offer something worth seeing, most gulet cruise itineraries have limited stops. These are five of the most popular stops on gulet cruise itineraries:
Motherland of Turkish gulets: Bodrum
This city lies along the Aegean Sea and includes several historical ruins that are worth seeing. It lies on the coast of the Bodrum Peninsula and houses one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Mausoleum of Mausolus. It also is home to the Halicarnassus of Caria as well as Bodrum Castle that was built in the 1400s by the Knights Hospitaller. There are several festivals throughout the cruising season and they celebrate the cultural aspects of the area. Bodrum is also motherland of Turkish gulets. Travelers get opportunity to see the beautiful Bodrum gulets docked in the city center yacht port.
See Ancient Areas in Fethiye
This city along the Mediterranean Coast was once known by its ancient name of Telmessos where Apollo fell in love with Agenor’s daughter. The two have a child who is named Telmessos, which translates into “the land of lights” named after the fact that Apollo was the god of the sun. The city continues to be a popular place where the lifestyle surrounds the water and the hospitality of the residents. Those who visit Fethiye on a blue voyage are bound to be impressed by the kindness of the residents and the large number of British tourists.
Legendary Nightlife: Marmaris
This port city lies along the Mediterranean Coast, located between Bodrum and Fethiye. This tourist village has a few remnants of its original fishing culture, but most has been decimated by the tourist industry. Out of tourist season, Marmaris only has about 30,000 people, but once the tourists begin to arrive, there are over 300,000 people in the city. Marmaris has a legendary nightlife with its popular bar streets and it is a popular place for people who love to sail and dive.
Perfect Spot For Gulet Cruise Itineraries: Rhodes Island
This island is a part of Greece and lies on the Aegean Sea. It is very close to Turkey which makes it a perfect spot for gulet cruise itineraries. This island is another amazing destination that also contains several archeological ruins, like the Colossus of Rhodes, which one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and has several ports making it easy for gulet cruise visits. When you visit Rhodes Island on a on a Turkish gulet trip, ask about the Valley of the Butterflies.
Unique History: Cos Island
Another island on the Aegean, Cos is a part of the Greek Islands, even though it is closer to Turkey and Asia Minor. This island also has a unique history, as it is rumored that Hercules visited the location. The island is full of ruins from a variety of different ancient eras. Many of the buildings on Cos are white in color, which sets them apart from the bright bluish turquoise sea that surrounds the island. When your gulet cruise stops at Cos or starting from, you will be able to see the ruins of the home of Hippocrates, the inspiration for modern medicine and the Hippocratic oath.