Myra Demre

yacht turkey holidaysMyra features some of the most impressive and well preserved Lycian monuments in the country. These include an excellent collection of rock tombs and an imposing 2nd century theater.

Many of the tombs have log cabin features carved into the rock, presumably reflecting the domestic architecture of the period. A few easily accessible ones have inscriptions in the Lycian language. Carvings above are mostly in poor repair but the overall effect of this jumble of the architecture of death is dramatic.

The theater, like many others in major Roman cities, was later converted into an arena for gladiator fights and wild animal shows. Many carvings and inscriptions in the theater are still visible, and cavernous tunnels and access ways to the side have been cleared. While much of the seating is intact, the stage building is partly collapsed. A macabre set of three carved masks, presumably from the frieze, lies among the jumble of remains in the approach to the theater.

Today Demre is an important agricultural town on the Mediterranean coast of Anatolia. Around Demre there are also ruins of Andriake on Çayagzi beach and Kekova, Simena and Teimussa which are accessible by a short boat ride or some car driving.

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Places of pilgrimage in the Turkish town of Demre

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Some people believe that Santa Claus did not exist but truth is that old Father Christmas did in fact exist as a historic personality. He did not come from beyond the North Pole where Reindeers roam, but lived under the warm Lycian sun as Bishop of Myra. His church and ex-tomb continue to exist as places of pilgrimage in the Turkish town of Demre (known also as Kale, near Antalya).

Saint Nicholas was born in Patara, was elected bishop during Diocletian’s persecutions, and died in Myra around the year 350. This stories of his charitable acts took on legendary dimensions during the following centuries.

One of these stories concerned three boys who were hacked into pieces by a greedy butcher, who salted and pickled them for sale in his shop. Nicholas miraculously restored the boys to life. On another occasion, on hearing that the daughters of a poor Myran could not marry for lack of a dowry, Nicholas stole under the man’s window at night and left a bag of gold for each girl. This act earned him the reputation of secretly delivering gifts in the black of night.

The Dalyan Region

Dalyan RegionLocated in the province of Mugla and possessing one of the most special gifts of nature and history, Köycegiz stands beside the same named lake at the tip of which touches the Mediterranean. Now a nature and wild life preserve, this site is home to many species of birds and is a real paradise with its rare and beautiful setting, and with a history going back to 3500 BC. It is possible to cruise over the natural labyrinth-like channel walled with reeds, that link the sea and the Lake of Köycegiz, which is described as “smooth as glass” till noon and suitable for wind-surfing in the afternoon.

The lake contains almost every kind of seafood including carp and crab. Dalyan can be reached at the end of a road decorated with scented frankincense trees. The Dalyan Delta is a unique site, lying peacefully with its 4 kilometers-long golden beach. Sea turtles of Loggerhead Caretta Caretta and blue crabs live here making the area more attractive. The beaches where these sea turtles nestle can be reached by a boat ride from Dalyan town, passing through beds of bulrushes and pampas grass in the river.

On the other side of the channel is the marvelous view of the ancient city of Caunos, which was situated on the border between Caria and Lycia and was an important sea-port. The site can be reached by boat or on foot. The first sight here is the fascinating tombs carved into the rock and overlooking the waterway. Also of interest in this district is the acropolis lying a little inland, together with a Roman temple, antique theater, agora, Ibrab and Susandaa castles.

The Dalyan region is not the last site in Köycegiz to offer natural beauty. The Gulf of Göcek, with its many bays facing numerous islets is another spot. Holding a lovely marina, it constitutes a perfect center for sailing, and there are also ruins of the ancient city of Arymaxa, furnishing a different scenery. You can also take a mud bath on the bank of the river, its’ rich minerals such as calcium and magnesium which are beneficial for the skin.

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Aphrodisias – Turkey – Destinations

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The ancient city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite, was a Hellenistic city which also flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule. Excavations in the 24-meter-high (78 ft) theater hill have revealed layers of settlement going back to the Bronze Age (c. 2800-2200 BC). It was founded in the 5th c. BC and flourished under the Roman Empire (1st c. BC-4th c. AD). Mark Antony recognized the autonomy of Aphrodisias in the 1st c. BC. In the Byzantine period it was first the seat of an archbishopric, then of the metropolitan of Caria. In the 6th c. AD the name of Aphrodisias was changed to Stavropolis, the city of the Cross, to erase the pagan goddess of love from peopleís minds. As the capital of Caria Aphrodisias was finally called Caria which then became Geyre in Turkish. Later in the 13th century it was abandoned. The city was buried by a series of earthquakes.

Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Statues with corresponding signatures were discovered from Spain to present day Germany and virtually everywhere in the Roman world. The existence of Aphrodisias was almost forgotten until a Turkish professor, Dr. Kenan Erim, of New York University received a grant from National Geographic to excavate the site in the 1960ís. His archaeological work revealed a city of vast importance.

Antalya Turkey Charter Destination

yacht charter group turkeyAntalya, Turkey’s principal holiday resort in the Mediterranean region (ancient Pamphylia), is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards, a prize-winning marina on the Mediterranean. In the picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, narrow winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls.

Lately, many foreigners have bought (and continue to buy) property in and around Antalya for their holidays or for the retirement. It became a popular area especially for the German and Russian nationals. During the winter months its population is around 2 million, but in the summer times it doubles.

The region around Antalya offers sights of astonishing natural beauty as well as awesome historical remains. You can walk behind the cascade, a thrilling experience, at the Upper Düden Waterfalls, 14 km northeast of Antalya. On the way to Lara Beach, the Lower Düden Waterfalls plunge straight into the sea.

The nearby rest area offers an excellent view of the falls; the view is even more spectacular from the sea. Kursunlu Waterfalls and Nilüfer Lake, both 18 km from Antalya are two more places of superb natural beauty.

Blue Cruise Delight with Yacht Charter

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If you are planning to go on a blue cruise in your next summer holiday, there is private yacht charter by creating your own group or private cabins for those who would like to be alone. It is able to discover Aegean and Mediterranean coves which are reached only by sea way.

You may prefer privateyacht charter with your family, friends or loved ones by creating your own group. Besides being together with your loved ones, you  may also have enjoyable moments. You may witness all shades of blue and green or enjoy the sunshine with blue cruise.

You are also able to find ancient civilization traces in coves that are visited. Besides enjoying the holiday, you are also able to  feel pleasure of discovery. You may enjoy the fishing and eating them in coves that are visited by chartering your yacht. You may try different tastes in every coves that are visited.

Besides Aegean and Mediterranean coves tours, there are also tours for Greek Islands recently. It is possible to determine your own route with private yacht charter. Blue cruise tours can be private yacht charter or cabin  yacht charter. If you would like be alone, you are only able to charter one cabin of  the yacht. Other yacht sections are for common use. Routes are determined in cabin charter. You must have join a determined route.

On the other hand, in private yacht charter  all sections of yacht may been chartered by creating a  group  which has 8-12 people. Moreover it is able to create the menu depending on yacht properties. There are only one captain and two crew in charter yachts. Yacht crew must be expert.

Turkyacht offers enjoyable moments for you and your loved ones.

Please visit our website for alternative routes and our luxury yacht fleet. We have been trying to give best service by our expert staff and yachts which are renewed every year. We have tried to host many foreign and local visitors in our luxury gulets, so far.

Why the blue cruise is so popular recently

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Attractiveness of blue cruise tours has been increasing more with each passing year. Besides blue cruise tours for Aegean and Mediterrenean coves, there are enjoyable blue cruise tours for Greek Islands. Why blue cruise is so popular recently? That question may stick in peoples’ mind. The answer of that question is very easy for those who has gone on a blue cruise before. Besides having enjoyable moments on your yacht, you are also able to see coves which never heard before and see different cultures.

It is possible to have enjoyable moments by chartering  your yacht. You may also witness all shades of green and blue. Blue cruise means that limitless sea and sun for sea addicts. It also means that to discover new things for adventure lovers. It may be an alternative for those who would like to blow off all years steam.

Turkyacht organizes Aegean, Mediterrenean coves and Greek Islands tours by customers requests. Our yacht tours have lasted for 6 months. It begins in April and lasts until October. In August and July, blue cruise tours are very high. On the other hand, in May and June  the popularity of blue cruise tours are less than in high season.

There may someone who already has made plans for their next summer holiday even if there is winter. Whether your route is for Aegean, Mediterrenean coves  and Greek Islands or not It is able to set your own route by creating your group. You may have enjoyable moments with your loved ones.

In blue cruise, the company which is given the service, is very important. Company must be confidential, the staff must be expert and yachts’maintenance must  been done. Nobody would like to have any problems during the vacation. It is possible to face some minor problems but the yacht crew experience more importantly in that issue. Even if there are minor problems, an experienced captain must solve these problems without disturbing other passengers. Moreover passengers must be careful about the rules. We should follow some binding rules for our own safety. These rules will be reminded before boarding and chartering.

Private Gulet Charter

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In recent years, the popularity of  blue cruise tours with private gulet chartering has increased more and more. It may look like to be an expensive holiday option but in fact it is possible to find a gulet which is suitable for your budget. It is able to find a yacht which is ranging from economic to luxury.

Yachts are mostly preffered  for blue cruise tours private gulet charter. These wooden yachts may help you for getting positive energy. Almost all gulets are made by Turk- hand workmanship. Thus, it is enjoyable to set sail for new horizons with blue cruise tours. You may discover  many hidden paradises which are only reached by sea way with chartering yacht. You may visit the coves that in are able to find historical remains and try different tastes.

Turkyacht  private gulet charter offers you many luxury yacht options. You may throw of all years stress and tiredness in our luxury yachts. We have been trying to provide services by our expert staff and yachts which are renewed every year.

Private gulet charters blue cruise tours have many advantages. You may find chance to go on a blue cruise by creating your own group without strangers. It is able specifying the foods in menu and set your own route. After looking over the spesified route and the menu, gulet captain may regulate them. It is important for gulet crew and passengers’ safety.

Gulets for blue cruise are able to charter for 1 week to 2 weeks. You should determine your voyage date and set the voyage route before the vacation. Early booking has advantages in private gulet charter. Private gulet charter tour programme begins in April and lasts until October.

There are some tips for determinig the blue cruise route;  the blue cruise tours ends where it begins. If you determine your own route, you should be careful about this issue.Thus, you may have enjoyable moments with your loved ones.

Private Yacht Charter

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All who would like to have a comfortable journey by chartering a yacht, are able to create a group with their loved ones and family. You may specify the food menu depending on the yacht properties. If you do not prefer anything from the available routes, you are able to set your own route. The specified routes are checked over by yacht captain depending on yacht properties and security measures. If  there is an allowable route, you will set your own route and enjoy the blue cruise.

Private yacht charter are selected among the luxury and deluxe yachts. Gulets which are known as wooden yachts, are unique pieces of Turk-hand workmanship. Gulets are designed for providing the all needs of the guests, they will feel as comfortable as in a hotel room. The yacht properties depend on your budget and pleasure. Yacht crew has been trying to give quality services in line with the guests’ requirements. There are at least two crew and one captain in yachts.

Turkyacht private yacht charter has been giving service by expert staff. Besides Aegean and Mediterrenean coves, there are blue cruise tours for Greek Islands. In addition, there are more detail informations about  the blue cruise routes on our website.

You may take a walk  and see historical remains in coves that are visited. There are alternative water sport opportunities for water sport lovers. You may find chance to try different tastes.

Even if the blue cruise season has not begun yet, there may be someone who planned their holidays. It can be an alternative holiday option. You may have  enjoyable and restful moments by going on a blue cruise. Blue cruise tour season begins in April and it lasts until October. Early booking has financial advantages for those who would like to go on a blue cruise.

Blue cruise can be a good option for those who would like to move away from the city crowd. You may have enjoyable moments with your loved ones.