A Blue Cruise or a Blue Voyage is a term used for recreational voyages along the Turkish Riviera (known also as the Turquoise Coast) on the southwestern coast of the country. The term was first introduced into Turkish tourism literature by the poet Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı and his friends who aimed to isolate themselves from the world and relax away from the civilization. The Bleu Cruise is the best way of getting rid of your stress. Thanks to this voyage, you will discover also Turkey’s hidden beauties: bays, coasts and islands. So, leave aside the technology and abandon yourselves to various blue and green tones of the nature.
Our one-week cruise starts in Bodrum, a district and a port city of Muğla situated in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. Being called Halicarnassus in ancient times, the city then belonged to Caria; it was famous for the Mausoleum of Mausolus (ruler of Caria), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. From the port of Bodrum, we pass to Orak Adası (Orak Island), famous for its olive groves and immaculate bays where you may swim and dive. After Orak adası, we will see Çökertme, a small fishing village where you can walk by profiting from oxygen in plenty.
Our trip will continue in Yedi Adalar (in Gokova) which consists of 6 islands. Once you set foot on the island, you will smell the wonderful scent of liquidambar orientalis trees. Yedi Adalar has three major bays: Uzun Liman, Küfre, and Babuş Bükü. There, you can really enjoy the sea and then make an excellent hiking among pine trees.
The next stop is Sedir Adası, a wonder of nature, where you will see ancient Roman ruins and artifacts: the Ancient Theater, the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Great Basilica, etc. On this island, you will see also Cleopatra beach with golden sand and clear sea. You can profit there from nautical sports if you want or watch the wonderful sunset on the beach.
Then we will pass to Löngöz Koyu: You can swim there or make an excursion in the forest. Our itinerary continues in Kargılı Koyu and Alakışla Bükü. Byzantine ruins are well worth seeing. As for Pabuç Burnu, we advise you to make a village tour in order to live an interesting experience among local people. Finally, we will go back to our departure point: Bodrum.