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Turquoise Coast Yachting: Antalya to Kusadasi

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Board on the Crystal Esprit and start your Turquoise Coast Yachting. See the stunning ancient harbor town of Antalya and visit the historical Finike. Experience an amazing ship-wreck diving at Kas and on the Turkish Mediterranean, see the high-end resort town of Kalkan. Explore Datca Peninsula, believed to have been created by Zeus himself and lying on its tip is the city of Knidos boasting hillside groves of olive, almonds and fruit trees. Sail your way to the lively city of Marmaris and head to discover the ruins of the Temple of Athena that sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos afterward. Know more of the rich Christian heritage at the lovely Patmos and to end a memorable cruise, disembark at Kusadasi, famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches, and enticing shops.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Antalya, Turkey | Embark
Day 2 : Antalya, Turkey
Day 3 : Finike | Kepez
Day 4 : Kepez | Kalkan
Day 5 : Kalkan
Day 6 : Knidos | Datca Peninsula
Day 7 : Marmaris
Day 8 : Marmaris | Rhodes
Day 9 : Patmos
Day 10 : Kusadaşi
Day 11 : Kusadaşi, Turkey | Disembark

Highlights

  • See the Hadrian’s Gate, the triumphal arch honoring the Roman emperor
  • Explore ancient ruins in Lymira on your way
  • View the stunning Taurus Mountains at Kepez
  • Visit the Blue Cave, named for its dazzling sapphire-sheen and sun-drenched waters

Ship

Crystal Esprit

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Old town harbor of Antalya Explore beautiful coastal towns in Greece Historical Shipyard in Turkey Rugs of Turkey Explore colorful villages on Rhodes

Day 1 Antalya, Turkey | Embark

Embark at the beautiful port of Antalya.

Day 2 Antalya, Turkey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Adjectives defy description of this ancient harbor town, surrounded by cliffs, beautiful beaches, and waters in every hue of turquoise and blue. See Hadrian’s Gate, the triumphal arch honoring the Roman emperor, and the historic Kizil Kule “red” tower, a symbol of a city rich in beautiful landscapes of both mountain and sea.

Day 3 Finike | Kepez

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Founded by the Phoenicians and a major trading hub under Persian rule, Finike’s history reflects empires ranging from Alexander’s to the Ottomans. Beyond the wide sandy beach, journey through orange groves to explore ancient ruins in Lymira, where the necropolis of Pericles overlooks his former kingdom, as well as Arykanda, built upon five large terraces with magnificent views.

Today, sail to Kepez as well.

Day 4 Kepez | Kalkan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This is the place to dive in, hike up, paddle on and soar over. A charming harbor town with welcoming, walkable promenades and traditional architecture, Kaş is an excellent starting point for all manner of outdoor pursuits, surrounded by bays perfect for ship-wreck diving, the stunning Taurus Mountains and ancient ruins to add some intrigue to the adventure, including vestiges of Antiphellos, the original Lycian town that settled here.

Head towards Kalkan on this day.

Day 5 Kalkan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On the Turkish Mediterranean, this high-end resort town with a Greek fishing heritage has retained its Ottoman-era character, beauty, and charm despite its modernity. Ladders lead to the sea, where a small beach is hemmed by mountains. Visit the Blue Cave, named for its dazzling sapphire-sheen and sun-drenched waters.

Day 6 Knidos | Datca Peninsula

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On the tip of the Datça Peninsula sits what remains of the 400 B.C. city of Knidos, today boasting hillside groves of olive, almond and fruit trees. Once this perfectly perched city on the peninsula was a major hub of maritime transport, once welcoming St. Paul during his journey to Rome for trial. The Temple of Aphrodite Euploia, Hellenistic lower theatre, and the sundial that dates back to Knidos’ origin offer visible displays of the city’s proud legacy of innovation.

Deserted beaches, olive groves, and vine-shaded cafés dot this little-discovered, rough-hewn town where the Mediterranean and the Aegean meet. Ancient Greeks believed this peninsula was created by Zeus himself, so gorgeous it is with craggy pine-crested hills marching to the aquamarine sea.

Day 7 Marmaris

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From day to night, Marmaris is alive with activity. Shops, restaurants and a bustling waterfront dock sparkle under sun and stars alike. Beyond the buzz lies historical sites and natural landscapes characteristic of this pivotally positioned locale, including Caunos archaeological site, the meandering Dylan River and lovely Isztuzu Beach, where sea turtles can be spotted sunning themselves.

Day 8 Marmaris | Rhodes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail from Marmaris to Rhodes on this day.

Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

Day 9 Patmos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Greek isle of Patmos has a rich Christian heritage - the Monastery of Saint John was founded in 1088 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, as is the Cave of the Apocalypse, the grotto where John the Apostle received the visions he recorded in the Book of Revelation. The island’s white-sand beaches, secluded coves, and beautiful marina make it a popular destination for worshippers of the sun.

Day 10 Kusadaşi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
A lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast, Kusadaşi is famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches and enticing shops filled with designer clothing and hand-woven carpets and leather goods. More than these modern trappings, it is the gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city – as well as the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Basilica of St. John, and House of the Virgin Mary.

Day 11 Kusadaşi, Turkey | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Kusadaşi.

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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may fluctuate at any time and subject to change without notice.
Please contact us for more details and current pricing.

Flexible New Booking Policy
For new bookings from March 9, 2020, forward pay a reduced deposit and cancel up to 7 days prior to departure and receive full credit toward a future voyage. Contact us for more details. Some restrictions may apply.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2020

Per person starting at
$8,999
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Yacht Suite (S4)
223 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Yacht Suite (S2)
280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Owner's Suite (OS)
515 Sqft. King-size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen HD TV, custom bench at foot of the bed, stone-clad nightstands with integrated outlets, and interactive bedside iPad. The expansive living and dining area feature a sofa and end chairs, a flat-screen TV, concealed mini-bar and dining table.

Notes

Solo Supplement: A select number of cabins are available for single use. The single supplement varies by cabin type, please contact us for details.
Child Discount: Children age 11 or under receive 50% off when sharing a cabin with two full paying guests. Children, regardless of age pay full rate in a double occupancy cabin.

A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary.  There will be complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.  ​

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24-hour self-service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
  • Complimentary marina and water sports equipment including a wide variety of aquatic toys (water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, snorkeling equipment) based on destination's local rules and regulations and the discretion of the Captain due to weather and sea conditions
  • Complimentary transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, when requested in advance
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Crystal Esprit's submersible equipment
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