Did the Fethiye to Olympos trip June 2013 – it was fantastic!
Travelled on Alaturta 2, the boat was lovely and the cabins were nicer than we’d expected, but you actually spend very little time below decks and I slept under the stars each night. The food on board was great and plenty of it, which was good and you get hungry from all the swimming and fresh air.
We (3 British lads) were very impressed with the international make-up of our travelling companions; 4xOzzie girls, 3xKiwi girls, 1xOzzie lad, French couple, Turkish couple, Dutch/South African couple. Having such interesting company made the trip all the more fun and everyone got on brilliantly.
The itinerary was exactly as advertised and the days were split nicely between swimming, lazing and an activity.
Butterfly valley – we didn’t see many butterflies and the waterfall at the end isn’t very spectacular, but the walk to the end is a chance to get to know some of your travelling companions so worth doing.
Paragliding - amazing, not just the paragliding itself, but for the views too.
St Nicholas Island – sample the pancakes from the little lady in the boat that will appear as you anchor, delicious! Take some beer/wine to the top for the sunset, very nice
Kas – pleasant stroll around a pretty port.
Sunken city – a little underwhelming
Simena – very quirky place, easy to get lost. Definitely climb to the top of the fort, it’s not too far, and the views are great. Also take a short stroll off to the right before you enter the fort, the hillside there is littered with Lycian tombs.
Smugglers cove – banana boat is fun. Have plenty of drinks on-board with your dinner before setting off for the cove as the drinks there are more expensive than onboard. A great time was had by all!
Demre – we weren’t going to stay at Olympos, but we managed to negotiate with the guy driving others to Olympos to take us to Antalya for a little more than the normal bus fare, so got to see Olympos too.
Life on board is very chilled, the crew were great and the scenery lovely – I would recommend doing this trip to anyone.
It was am amazing experience. The crew were first rate and everything was in tip top shape. The food was beyond belief. The crew met our every need. Even when the waters were rough they had an answer as to where to go for smooth sailing. The scenery was a chance of a life time. I would only change the bathrooms if it were possible
The staff are amazingly friendly, the chef knows his stuff! The food is incredible!
If sun baking, drinking, swimming in the Mediterranean with pristine coastlines and great food appeals to you, this is for you!
The Turkish coast sells itself, but the experiences and friends we made were amazing! Spotted some wild sea turtles, did some cliff jumping and slept under the stars on deck!
Really enjoyed this. The crew were so friendly and helpful. We were served nice nice through out. there were enough activities to keep us occupied as well as loads of swimming. There was a 'clubbing' session at the end. The toilets were clean (though make sure you dont flush toilet tissue).
This trip it seems would only be as enjoyable as the people that you are sharing with. We were lucky to sociable but chilled out group from all over the world but I would have hated this if it for example had 10 Drunk students who just wanted party all day and night. Make sure you check what kind of people have booked before parting with your hard earned cash!