Historical Sites to Visit Throughout the Blue Cruise
The blue cruise is without a doubt the most popular vacation option for individuals who wish to relax in the embrace of the sun and the sea. It has so many benefits that it is impossible to list them all. Exploring historical sites is one of these advantages. For centuries, Turkey has housed a diverse range of civilizations.
Turkey has a rich history to show you, and those who take a gulet vacation benefit from an all-inclusive package while on their blue cruise vacation. This package allows you to visit historical cities. Because seeing them all in one or two periods is unfeasible, we’ve compiled a list of the first three to summarize. While on a gulet cruise in Turkey, this will allow you to see historical landmarks.
Ephesus Ancient City
This is without a doubt the most important position on the list. Ephesus is home to well preserved Roman and Greek remains. When you begin wandering the streets, you will be struck by the tranquility of bygone eras as you take in the breathtaking sights. The temples, traditional residences, and stadiums that surround the ruins will transport you back in time.
Terrace Houses and the House of Virgin Mary are also worth seeing. You’ll need at least half a day, and a guided tour will help you get the most out of your time there. If you go to the museum, you’ll find jewelry, stamps, cosmetic boxes, coins, and old sculptures. Another must-see is the Cave of the Seven Sleepers, where seven Christian infants were imprisoned by the Romans in 250 AD and only awoke in the 5th century. Finally, one of the world’s seven wonders, the Temple of Artemis.
Kekova: Sunken City
The area has been under protection since 1990. The environment of Kekova Island is rich in cultural, geographical, and natural beauty. T.C. has an area of 260 km2. The Ministry of the Environment is in charge of it. The remnants of Dolchiste, an old Lycian village, may be seen on the island’s northern side. It is only accessible by boat because it is an underwater ruin. Please be aware that swimming in the vicinity of the ruins is banned. You can still snap pictures.
The Lycian Way
During your blue cruise trip, the Lycian Way, which begins in Fethiye and finishes in Antalya, offers an extensive antique collection for you and your children to enjoy. To be really unique, a gulet sail from Fethiye to Olympos should last at least two months. When you visit these locations, you will understand why they have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This road also includes the well-known Letoon and Xanthos. The portion is also not as well-known as the others, but it is nevertheless worth visiting for the Lycian tombs.
The Lycian rock tombs of Myra, which are closer to Demre, and the Church of St. Nicholas will meet you as you enter the Antalya province. Seeing Olympos for the first time will be like becoming a part of a fairy tale. You may organize your vacation down to the last detail with Mirya Yachting and take the tour you choose with our knowledgeable staff. It is possible to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience with Mirya Yachting since we are a licensed member of Tursab (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies). Mirya Yachting is at your disposal all over the world!
You can make your cruise with gulets or motor yachts, and discover the thousands of years of history of Turkey by sea.