Kekova

It is hard to write brief information about Kekova, it has to be seen to be understood.Your lasting memories of this hidden paradise will be all the myriad shades of blue and green in it’s texture and  pure waters, it’s  rich history, and it’s exquisite nature welcoming all  visitors.  For these riches Kekova attracts  thousands of tourists every year to this region of historical value which is situated between Kas and Demre districts of Antalya. The most spectacular ancient remain in the region is the fortress on the top of a hill built by Knights of Rhodes (Knights Hospitaller). The wall fragments below the sea level and the old pier carved into the rocks are also worth visiting.

During the Lycian period, most of Kekova Island submerged due to earthquakes. That’s why the region is also referred to Sunken City. Facing Kekova, it’s Kalekoy (also named as Simena) where you will notice a 300-seat theatre carved into the rock within the Medieval castle on the hillside. At the same time, you’ll see totally lovely houses and restaurants in Kalekoy. Local girls and young women display their traditional handicraft works at these restaurants.

You can get to Kalekoy and Kekova only by boat.

Kekova region is a must-see for sailing routes of all yacht charters as Kekova has everything a tourist is looking for: a long-established historical texture, the purest bays of the Mediterranean, a unique nature, a rich cultural heritage. As for other Kekova facts, the ruins of Lycian tombs can be found in Ucagiz harbour town within the boundaries of Kekova region.

ABOUT KEKOVA – ACCOMMODATION

One of the most tranquil sailing routes for boats, Kekova is the most suitable location for those who not only seek escaping  from noisy city life and spending holidays in a peaceful environment, but also those who want to stay in the middle of pure nature and the sea. To note some more brief information about Kekova, the accommodation options available are rather limited as the region is still untouched and small in area. With just  3 guesthouses and 1 boutique hotel, Kalekoy cordially receives its guests, who seek peace. You can both swim and make excursions to the historical ruins there.

ABOUT KEKOVA – CUISINE

There are utterly lovely restaurants and cafés in Simena. While the restaurants usually serve daily fish meals, they also offer all types of food and drinks according to your request. If you wish, you can take the small tour boats to Ucagiz, departing from Simena and eat at the restaurants there.

ABOUT KEKOVA – NIGHTLIFE

Kekova is a quite pristine region and hence, there are no entertainment facilities available. However, we should note about Kekova facts on nightlife that there is a bar at Gokkaya Bay, accessible by boats only.Your music is the sound of the sea,your sparkling lights the stars above.

ABOUT KEKOVA – SHOPPING

There are no big stores or gift shops in this small friendly town. But if they wish, our guests can choose to buy some of the delicate handicraft work of the local girls and young women in the island as a memory from Kekova.

ABOUT KEKOVA ACTIVITIES

The region is famous for its breath-taking bays and the sunken city dating back to the  Lycian period. If you like, you can rent a crewed yacht exclusively for you or join the boat trips for groups in this region so that you’ll have the opportunity for swimming in the charming bays which are accessible only from the sea, and closely exploring the sunken city. Sports fans can enjoy the sea kayak tours organized at Ucagiz. They will be able do watersports, swim, and discover the sunken city in the meantime.

If history and nature are your passions, you can take hiking trips in the region to explore the ruins dating back to Lycian and subsequent periods.

Kalkan

To give some brief information about Kalkan, we should first note that it’s a small harbour town 30 kms from Kas, which has a beauty resembling a fine painting. A quite vibrant town in the summetime, Kalkan is renowned for boat trips, yacht charters, bars, hotels, guesthouses, and fish restaurants as well as local attractions and various activities available in town.

Kalkan facts about its history are as follows: A town aligned to Kas district, Kalkan was founded by the merchants residing in Megisti Island nearby during the Ottoman reign, and was a prominent port of the age. But later, the role of maritime trade activities in the region diminished with the opening of the  Antalya road and hence the merchants deserted Kalkan.

Today, foreign residents of Kalkan are mainly the British. The famous Classical historian Herodotus referred to Kalkan as, “The Closest Place On Earth To The Stars”. With its pristine natural beauties and the ancient Lycian remains in its vicinity, Kalkan is a notable touristic destination in Turkey of global significance.

Kalkan is divided into three quarters by land. The first one is used as a bazaar today and includes narrow streets where old houses line each side. The landside quarter is a rather new settlement with estates and new developments. These mansions are generally built on the slopes for the impressive sea vista’s. Finally, the last quarter contains splendid hotels and mansions. A prominent touristic destination like it’s neighbouring town:,Kas, Kalkan is very close to Patara Beach, Kaputas Beach, and Blue Grotto, which are famous attractions in Turkey, and draw thousands to Kalkan every year.

The main economic  income for is Kalkan is tourism and  local people are striving to protect the historical texture of Kalkan. Please contact us for more detailed Kalkan.

ABOUT KALKAN – CUISINE & NIGHTLIFE

Kalkan is a resort with ever-increasing tourism potential, with it’s marina serviced by advanced yachting facilities, bars, and fish restaurants. Besides its energetic nightlife, Kalkan offers several restaurants inviting you for idyllic seafront dining underneath the stars. You can take a seat at one of those excellent restaurants arrayed along the harbour and watch the breath-taking sunset and fishing boats.

Just like Kaş ,when eating in Kalkan you can find selections from various cuisines of the world as well as Aegean and Mediterranean style meals.

After a delicious dinner by the coast, now it’s time to party! You can enjoy yourself at your favourite bar and meet new people there. Please contact us for more details on Kalkan facts about entertainment facilities.

ABOUT KALKAN – ATTRACTIONS

Let’s introduce you some other Kalkan facts about it’s places worth visiting. One of the most attractive attractions about Kalkan, Islamlar village, 6-7 km from Kalkan is a heaven on earth for it’s lush,endless  greenery. Having lunch in one of the several restaurants available in this village, where it is cool even in the summertime and trout farming is carried out.

Another highlight during your visit to Kalkan is the Blue Grotto, limited to sea access only. You will be able to see this unique natural formation by renting a boat from Kas or Kalkan. By taking a boat trip, you’ll be also able to visit the sunken city nearby. Don’t miss the worldwide-famous Kaputas Beach and the second longest beach in Turkey, Patara Beach, where you can enjoy sunbathing and swimming.

ABOUT KALKAN – BEACHES

Located right between Kas and Kalkan, you can access exceptionally beautiful Kaputas Beach both by road and by boats which you can rent from Kas or Kalkan.

Most of the beaches in Kas-Kalkan region consist of pebbles. However, Kalkan is quite close to Patara Beach with it’s exquisite sand. You will be easily able to visit Patara Beach as a day trip as it’s close to Kalkan. For those who choose to stay in the town, Kalkan Beach with little pebbles and the other small beaches are available.

Boating Life

To watch sunrises and sunsets off shore, to start the brand new day breathing the smell of freah,clean air and tangy  sea water or navigating along the deep blue sea free from rush of big city life. Boating life is a pleasure like no other. The sound of the waves, smell of sea water, delicious food, courteous service, calm and peaceful holidays. Our boat trips offer  a range of options to our boating guests, addressing the tastes of all age groups.

Our  gracious team of staff welcomes our boating guests as soon as they step on our boat and as far as possible, our staff will be at our guests’ disposal for anything they need during their boating holidays.

Our guests can sunbathe on the deck, read their favorite books, or jump into the cool waters of the Mediterranean when we anchor into the matchless bays of Kas Kekova region.Be comfortable,our boat is your boat!

Many may wonder  about what to do on boat to have pleasant time or whether they may be bored, but there are countless activities to do on a yacht charter. Joining in pleasant talks with travelmates and playing board games, backgammon, rummikub, scrabble and  uno are just a few examples. Moreover, all our guests can swim using the goggles, flippers, and snorkels available on our boat, catch the different species of fish endemic to Kas region with our fishing sets for free, explore among the beauties of the sea driving our sea jet, practice sports using our equipments like paddle board and kayak. Our guests will have a more cheerful holiday as they benefit from all these free-of-charge pieces of equipment on  board. There are also paid-activities such as water ski-ing and ringo’s are also available for the watersports fans among our guests. On our Kas Kekova trip, our guests will stay overnight in different bays and our boat will set sail during the day depending on the wind conditions.

The Kas Kekova region is a paradise for boat trips as well as being able to boast about its rich historical heritage. If requested in the course of our yacht charter, our guests can go ashore to visit the Lycian ruins in the vicinity of Kas Kekova region and take a walk among the historical sites guided by our captain.

On holidays, many are concerned with questions about food. Particularly, our guests on yacht charter will probably wonder about the meals to be served on the boat where they will spend their whole holiday. Since our boat will be privately rented to you, you will be asked to fill out the information form in advance to note your food preferences and mention any  food allergies or special dietary requirements. Thereby, our chef will be able to cook delicious meals including all-fresh vegetables and fruits for you.

You won’t believe your eyes as the day fades away so quickly both in serenity and adventure, and you’ll fall asleep in ultimate peace below the stars,lulled by the gentle swaying of the boat like a baby in a cradle. You will feel the pleasure of boating life to your heart’s content.

 

 

 

Kaş

Kas welcomes you with its fascinating distant panoramic views as you head to the town. To give some brief information about Kas and it’s geographical location, we should draw a rectangle between Cukurbag Peninsula, the lovely Greek island Megisti (Kastellorizo), Inceburun Cape and Uluburun peninsulas – where the remains of the shipwreck currently exhibited at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology were unearthed. Although  it’s a very small town in terms of land, Kas has a well-established history. It’s separated into two quarters by the shops aligned on the left hand side of the main avenue. The shops, restaurant, and bars surrounding Cumhuriyet Square forms the town centre of Kas and is ever-dynamic. You can have wonderful time in Kas as it offers a broad range of activities and there are many stores available for shopping. Kas square is literally the heart of the town pulsing with human and vehicle traffic in the narrow roads dating back to the old Lycian city and the friendly side streets. Some other Kas facts are the shops arrayed on each side of its most famous avenue Uzun Carsi, its charming old houses embellished by paper flowers, its exceptional natural beauties, cultural heritage, and unique distinctive style.

ABOUT KAS – ACCOMMODATION

Let’s give some brief information about Kas accommodation facilities.Despite it’s small size, Kas hosts plenty of hotels and holiday accommodation.Briefly, you will come across guesthouses, boutique villa’s, apartments, camping  far more often than huge hotels operating all inclusive resort style accommodation. There are over 125 facilities to stay in Kas, offering all types and systems of accommodation suitable for your needs.

You can jump into the cool waters of Kas from the platforms built by hotels on rocks or you can choose to rent a boat in Kas Marina to visit the fascinating bays in the region.

ABOUT KAS – CUISINE

While the famous Mediterranean diet is dominant in the town, Kas is a crossroad of international cuisines with it’s variety of restaurants offering a large selection of regional and national dining options suitable for everyone. Most of the restaurants there are located around the square facing the harbour and at side streets. Guests visiting Kas experience a real feast while dining in the garden restaurants adorned by lemon and olive trees – typically Mediterranean! Dining in Kaş with it’s own inimitable style is a true delight.

ABOUT KAS – NIGHTLIFE

The bars and cafés in Kas, where you can have great times, are usually located around the city square and the shoreline facing the marina, the departure point for boat trips and yacht rentals. You can also come across different types of entertainment in side streets and garden lounges. The Mediterranean nights start with sweet melodies of Turkish music as well as pop, jazz, and rock genres and continues until late night without disturbing the silence and peace which so many guests seek here  . Please contact us for more details on Kas facts about entertainment facilities.

ABOUT KAS – ACTIVITIES

You arrived in Kas, settled at where you’ll spend your holiday, had dinner, and then stopped off somewhere for entertainment at night. What about other days? We feel responsible to give you some brief information about  activities around Kaş which are available in countless options for everyone. You can see the mesmerizing turquoise bays (most are without road access) nestling in all shades of blue by boat trips and yacht charters. You will also have the opportunity to see the sunken city near Kas. You can also go diving to explore the underwater treasures.

If you want to have the ultimate excitement and see Kas from a bird’s eye view, then paragliding is a perfect choice for you. Other activities like jeep safari tours, sea kayak are also available.

(For detailed information on Kas facts-activities, please see the following page: Activities and Services.)

ABOUT KAS – SHOPPING

You can find all types of conveniences from supermarkets and small shops  in Kas. Shopping is a real pleasure in this town so we want to give some brief information about Kas shopping. You can find a huge range of products suitable for every budget such as souvenirs, ancient and modern style silver jewellery, local rugs and carpets, antiques, and products of handicrafts like glassware, ceramicware, fine porcelain items, copperware. You can also visit the marketplace where every Friday a local bazaar is opened and you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables produced by local villagers. Please contact us for more detailed Kas facts.

ABOUT KAS – BEACHES

One of the hottest resorts in Turkey, the average water temperature is Kas doesn’t fall below 160 C even in January or February. The closest beach to Kas is Little Pebbles Beach lying just on the east of Kas Marina and serving many hotels and guesthouses nearby. You can jump into the sea off the platforms in front of the hotels and guesthouses at Little Pebbles Beach. Another beach is Big Pebbles Beach, only 1 km from Kas, and you can access it easily either walking or by minibus. Due to the cold water streams in the vicinity, the sea water temperature at this beach is cooler compared to other beaches nearby. Referring to its name, this beach is larger than its sister: Little Pebbles Beach. There are restaurants and various service facilities  along the beach and it’s a quite pleasant place to spend your day with your family. Harbour Mouth Beach consists of several small beaches near Kas. Since Harbour Mouth Beach doesn’t have road access, you can only go there by small boats departing from Kas once in every quarter hour. The other options you can pick for swimming  around Kas are Hidayet Bay, Incebogaz Beach, and Akcagerme Beach.

Kas

ABOUT KAS

Kas welcomes you with its fascinating distant panoramic views as you head to the town. To give some brief information about Kas and it’s geographical location, we should draw a rectangle between Cukurbag Peninsula, the lovely Greek island Megisti (Kastellorizo), Inceburun Cape and Uluburun peninsulas – where the remains of the shipwreck currently exhibited at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology were unearthed. Although  it’s a very small town in terms of land, Kas has a well-established history. It’s separated into two quarters by the shops aligned on the left hand side of the main avenue. The shops, restaurant, and bars surrounding Cumhuriyet Square forms the town centre of Kas and is ever-dynamic. You can have wonderful time in Kas as it offers a broad range of activities and there are many stores available for shopping. Kas square is literally the heart of the town pulsing with human and vehicle traffic in the narrow roads dating back to the old Lycian city and the friendly side streets. Some other Kas facts are the shops arrayed on each side of its most famous avenue Uzun Carsi, its charming old houses embellished by paper flowers, its exceptional natural beauties, cultural heritage, and unique distinctive style.

ABOUT KAS – ACCOMMODATION

Let’s give some brief information about Kas accommodation facilities.Despite it’s small size, Kas hosts plenty of hotels and holiday accommodation.Briefly, you will come across guesthouses, boutique villa’s, apartments, camping  far more often than huge hotels operating all inclusive resort style accommodation. There are over 125 facilities to stay in Kas, offering all types and systems of accommodation suitable for your needs.

You can jump into the cool waters of Kas from the platforms built by hotels on rocks or you can choose to rent a boat in Kas Marina to visit the fascinating bays in the region.

ABOUT KAS – CUISINE

While the famous Mediterranean diet is dominant in the town, Kas is a crossroad of international cuisines with it’s variety of restaurants offering a large selection of regional and national dining options suitable for everyone. Most of the restaurants there are located around the square facing the harbour and at side streets. Guests visiting Kas experience a real feast while dining in the garden restaurants adorned by lemon and olive trees – typically Mediterranean! Dining in Kaş with it’s own inimitable style is a true delight.

ABOUT KAS – NIGHTLIFE

The bars and cafés in Kas, where you can have great times, are usually located around the city square and the shoreline facing the marina, the departure point for boat trips and yacht rentals. You can also come across different types of entertainment in side streets and garden lounges. The Mediterranean nights start with sweet melodies of Turkish music as well as pop, jazz, and rock genres and continues until late night without disturbing the silence and peace which so many guests seek here  . Please contact us for more details on Kas facts about entertainment facilities.

ABOUT KAS – ACTIVITIES

You arrived in Kas, settled at where you’ll spend your holiday, had dinner, and then stopped off somewhere for entertainment at night. What about other days? We feel responsible to give you some brief information about  activities around Kaş which are available in countless options for everyone. You can see the mesmerizing turquoise bays (most are without road access) nestling in all shades of blue by boat trips and yacht charters. You will also have the opportunity to see the sunken city near Kas. You can also go diving to explore the underwater treasures.

If you want to have the ultimate excitement and see Kas from a bird’s eye view, then paragliding is a perfect choice for you. Other activities like jeep safari tours, sea kayak are also available.

(For detailed information on Kas facts-activities, please see the following page: Activities and Services.)

ABOUT KAS – SHOPPING

You can find all types of conveniences from supermarkets and small shops  in Kas. Shopping is a real pleasure in this town so we want to give some brief information about Kas shopping. You can find a huge range of products suitable for every budget such as souvenirs, ancient and modern style silver jewellery, local rugs and carpets, antiques, and products of handicrafts like glassware, ceramicware, fine porcelain items, copperware. You can also visit the marketplace where every Friday a local bazaar is opened and you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables produced by local villagers. Please contact us for more detailed Kas facts.

ABOUT KAS – BEACHES

One of the hottest resorts in Turkey, the average water temperature is Kas doesn’t fall below 160 C even in January or February. The closest beach to Kas is Little Pebbles Beach lying just on the east of Kas Marina and serving many hotels and guesthouses nearby. You can jump into the sea off the platforms in front of the hotels and guesthouses at Little Pebbles Beach. Another beach is Big Pebbles Beach, only 1 km from Kas, and you can access it easily either walking or by minibus. Due to the cold water streams in the vicinity, the sea water temperature at this beach is cooler compared to other beaches nearby. Referring to its name, this beach is larger than its sister: Little Pebbles Beach. There are restaurants and various service facilities  along the beach and it’s a quite pleasant place to spend your day with your family. Harbour Mouth Beach consists of several small beaches near Kas. Since Harbour Mouth Beach doesn’t have road access, you can only go there by small boats departing from Kas once in every quarter hour. The other options you can pick for swimming  around Kas are Hidayet Bay, Incebogaz Beach, and Akcagerme Beach.

Welcome Aboard

Join us on one of Mediterranean’s most recognizable boat for an experience that is second to none. Allow Captain Ergun & First Mate to guide you around the waters surrounding Kas to Kekova and come, see why it is called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”

Come to see what can be seen only from a boat and leave with a lifetime of memories and stories. We have many different trips to satisfy your tastes and adventure styles, or come up with your own itinerary and the boat is yours for the day.
Our boats are ideal for couples and groups who would like to spend the day or couple of days in a more private setting. The guests decide when to cruise to each destination and everyone on our boat is a V.I.P. Cpt. Ergun prides his self in offering a five star service at a three star price.

Our many years of sailing experience, thousands of charters, and local knowledge will ensure a wonderful, safe, and fun time. We take a maximum of 6-12 passengers, and so, offer unequaled personal attention: uncrowded comfort with room to stretch out for each of our guests and no lines for snorkel gear or food.

No matter what trip you choose, you’ll enjoy delicious food and drinks, and a memorable day of sailing, snorkeling and swimming in the dazzling Mediterranean sea. None of our competitors comes even close to our quality of service for groups of 6-12 passengers. We offer several varieties of sailing trips.

We invite you to continue browsing our Web pages for more details regarding individual options and contact us if you desire additional information and prices. We look forward to becoming a part of your next Mediterranean vacation!

The Blue Voyage

The experience of the Blue Voyage enables you to explore the beauty of nature while being immersed in ancient history and rejuvenating your spirit.  Every year thousands choose Kaş area for their holidays with the aim of freeing themselves of the exhausting and weighty work schedules and routines with a peaceful holiday full of remarkable memories.  Beyond the experiences land has to offer around Kaş, to maximize your Mediterranean experience, to feel truly intimate with the sea, travellers wishing to complete the colour palette of their time spent in this region will rest their spirits anchored in its quiet bays.

It is possible to find alternative tours in the Kaş area of course.  The important thing is to select the tour and boat that fulfil your specific desires.  To hire a private boat will give you and your friends and family absolute privacy and freedom, a certain amount of control over the journey. To see and experience the beauties of Kaş from the sea will add unimaginable colour to your memories.  You can also travel into the depths of history in a Greek island that has similar cultural backgrounds, but a different setting and language.

Your aim may be to cool off in the crystal clear waters in small bays to discover treasures of history, or to spend a romantic evening under the stars at night if not to just soak up the sun’s light.  Whatever your aim may be, your decision to take a Blue Voyage tour will be the most important decision of your trip.

Leave the noise of city and crowds behind and point your rudder towards our turquoise-blue Mediterranean waters.

A holiday in Kaş is like no other

The waters around Kaş are amongst the clearest in Turkey.  They are so clear and clean that you can see the sea bottom without visual aids.  Of course it is possible to enjoy this unique feature with the guidance of a professional diver, or even obtain your own diving training and certification at one of the 20 or so accredited diving schools here in Ka.

As for the temperature in Kaş, its summery reputation speaks for itself, offering endless opportunities to enjoy plenty of sun on your holiday.

Isn’t it annoying when you return from the beach with sand stuck in every crevice?  Well, Kaş is also a treasure for its clean, stone and rock beaches, whether you prefer small smooth pebbles, or the edge of a rock that plunges right into the sea like an underwater cliff, Kaş offers an array of sand-free beaches.

You can also do paragliding in Kaş, one of the few locations in Turkey where you can soar into a sunset with literally a bird’s eye view of this corner of paradise, taking in the vast sea with all the many islands, including the Greek island Castellorizo (Meis), it is a surreal experience to say the least.

And of course a Blue Voyage is a must for visitors to Kaş.  Boats departing from Kaş harbour visit the many small bays in the area, where you can swim saturated in history.  You will feel like you have found paradise as you discover the merging of nature and history around beautiful Kaş and surrounding Turkish and Greek islands.

There are small pensions in and around Kaş offering rooms to vacationers with smaller budgets, as well as a selection of boutique hotels for moderate budgets.

Kaş attracts a truly diverse mix of people from all over the world as well as from Turkey and hosts a hearty local culture creating a fantastic mosaic of people to weave yourself into.

Plenty of bars and cafes offer live music and there are a couple of night clubs to be visited after a nice dinner at one of the roof-top terrace or harbour-side restaurants.

Only two hours away by car, Fethiye can offer slightly different experiences to explorers.

There really is no place quite like Kaş!

Time to Set Sail!

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the deck of a boat.  Imagine that you are cruising with your privately hired crew and vessel on a Blue Voyage taking you through the pristine bays and small islands around Kaş, Kekova and Castellorizo (Greece).  We bet this image stirs excitement within: it doesn’t sound so bad, being with your friends and family far away from the suffocating bustle of city life!

What precisely does a Blue Voyage offer to you?

-Peaceful swims in serene bays
-Exploring history submerged underwater
-Pleasure of voyaging around sublime natural settings
-Sunbathing on deck, reading a book in the shade and chatting with friends and family
-A unique panoramic view of Kaş and its coastlines from the sea perspective
-Soaking up ancient history of Lycian ruins
-Experiencing Greek culture and architecture
-Joyful journey with a happy crew
-Unbeatable memories to return home with
-Many other unpredicted experiences and activities

Message from the Captain

As a captain, I have taken hundreds of different people on these tours: I realize the impact of my profession every time I see the smiles on the faces of my guests.  I am sure that my occupation is the very best one imaginable:  I myself never tire of the extensive and stunning beauties of the natural environs in and around Kaş.

These days people work extra hard and look forward to their summer holidays.  I highly suggest Kaş for primary consideration as holiday destination for such people: a small coastal town in Turkey, it has successfully preserved its natural landscape and offers incomparable beauty and leisure activities.

Imagine being on a holiday only to enjoy the very same beach day after day.  Of course everyone wants a holiday with relaxation and fun.  But with a Blue Voyage, you get all this and more: you get to change the setting of your beach and swimming excursions several times a day!  That is, a rare opportunity to combine complete relaxation while also travelling about, exploring new frontier—let us put in the effort of travelling while you read your book or enjoy a coffee or tea on deck!

As you finalize your holiday plans, please keep in mind that our “Mavi Tur” or Blue Voyage just might be the dream vacation that you have always wanted to take.

Excuse me please as I must now embark on another magical journey with our newly arrived guests!

Hope to see you here too!