A Carian Odyssey
This cultural gulet cruise will introduce you to the renowned Carian coast.
Starting in the bustling town of Kuşadası we head south to explore this magical coastline in its entirety, from the Aegean Shore facing Greece to the turquoise Mediterranean Coast.
We’ll visit some of the greatest archaeological gems on the southern shore: the world-renowned museum of underwater archaeology in Bodrum, the one-time capital of all Caria; beautifully preserved Knidos, a monumental marbled city arranged around a double harbour; and Kaunos with its exquisite rock-cut temple tombs.
Aboard our traditional Turkish gulet we’ll rediscover the realm of Mausolus, Caria’s ruler 2,400 years ago, whose tomb was ranked one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. With such rich and strategically vital cities, the area was a crossroads of civilisations. Alexander the Great liberated it from Persia, Rhodes sought to subjugate it into an empire, and the legacy of Crusader castles still speaks of the epic battle between Christianity and Islam.
This gulet cruise weaves together a cornucopia of simple pleasures: magnificent sites, quiet coves, wondrous walks, fabulous food, breathtaking vistas and glorious swims. A tour designed to inspire and relax in equal measure.