Cruising Western Lycia - Family Tour
Open to Families and All
One of the best family holidays for 2013 - The Times, Sat Jan 19, 2013 (needs subscription).
This gulet cruise for families offers a marvellous mix of fantastic ancient sites, gorgeous landscapes and superb swimming opportunities. This newly announced trip is open to all, families and non-families alike.
Cruising Western Lycia in Turkey explores a quite beautiful stretch of coastline behind which an extraordinary culture and a fiercely independent people developed.
Once a day we visit one of the antique cities that adorn this timeless coast. We stroll along ancient roads lined with wild herbs, or through olive trees strewn with rock tombs.
We have the chance to snorkel over sunken harbours, and climb rocky fastnesses for unrivalled vistas. From mighty theatres to churches floored with mosaics, each site is an archaeological adventure, part of a historical puzzle that reveals a remarkable story of human civilisation.
Travelling aboard a beautiful Turkish gulet, every day there are plenty of opportunities to swim in the crystal waters of the Turquoise coast, or to windsurf, kayak, or go for a hike.
Highlights include Xanthus, the great capital of ancient Lycia, whose magnificent treasures caused an extraordinary stir when they were brought to the British Museum.
Clinging to Gemiler Island is a small town that shone only in Byzantine times, resplendent with an avenue of churches. It’s just one highpoint in this fascinating gulet cruise.