Southeastern Anatolia Rentals

Our most recommended Southeastern Anatolia Rentals

From Demre: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

1. From Demre: Day Trip to Kekova by Boat

Join a full day boat trip to Kekova. This trip departs in the morning to maximize daylight hours for the best views of the surrounding landscape and ocean scenes. Prepare for a day of relaxation and aboard the boat at Demre Harbor.  From the harbor set out to Kekova. Enjoy a dip into the sea or snorkel in crystal waters. Dry out with some sunbathing on the large deck with plenty of space to share.  Witness the beauty of Kekova area and see the Sunken City of Simena. Enjoy a delicious local lunch served onboard and spend the rest of the day chilling out and swimming in deep turquoise waters in beautiful and quiet bays before returning back to Demre Harbor.

Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Boat Trip with Lunch

2. Kas: Full-Day Private Kas Islands Boat Trip with Lunch

Your boat trips begins at 9:30AM or 10:00AM as you sail from Kas Harbour to your first stop of Yarilgan Bay for a swimming break. In this marvelous bay you can enjoy the sea by using goggles and flippers available on deck. If you wish, you can also be taken to the Bat’s Cave just beside the bay via speedboat. Observe the fish in the waters of this serene island, or enjoy taking part in activities such as underwater photography, riding a sea scooter, paddle boarding, or kayaking. After an hour-long break in Yarilgan Bay, head to your next stop of Twelve Isles. The highlight of your Kas boat trip, you can view a shipwreck, the fascinating underwater canyon, colorful fish, and countless underwater beauties at this site. As you enjoy the sea and explore the secret underwater life, your all-organic lunch composed of delicious olive oil dishes and grilled goods is being prepared. To enjoy lunch, sail to Guvercin Island which is home to a serene and calm bay. Outside of being a fantastic lunch stop, the area's underwater shark statue provides a spectacular and unexpected point of interest. Following lunch, head to Harbour Mouth Bay to spend 2 hours sailing around Big Pebble Beach, famous for its chilly fresh waters. Throughout your final stop fresh fruit will be served to you, and your boat trip will later conclude with your arrival back at the Kas Marina by 6:00PM.

From Kas Harbour: Private Boat Tour to Kekova

3. From Kas Harbour: Private Boat Tour to Kekova

Spend the day on the water exploring hidden coves and admiring fortresses and Byzantine ruins. Swim in Yaglica Bay, admire the Lycian Royal Tombs in Kaleköy, and enjoy typical delicacies in the all-organic lunch served onboard.  Meet the Capitan in Kas Marina at 9:30 AM and sip coffee and tea as you sail 1.5 hours through turquoise waters to the fist swim spot: Yaglica Bay. Snorkeling equipment, underwater cameras, kayaks, paddleboards, and underwater jets are all available for use during the tour.  At 11:30 AM, set sail for Akvaryum Bay which resembles an aquarium for its depth and clarity. Enjoy the sun or try your luck at catching fish using the fishing sets provided onboard. Enjoy an all-organic lunch of tasty olive oil dishes and grilled meat before heading to the next stop: Tersane Bay.  Get a glimpse of the city ruins submerged 2,000 years ago due to earthquakes. Cruising by the closest point of the sunken city, keep an eye out for the ruins of a Byzantine church at the bottom of the sea.  Next, head to  Kaleköy and admire the grandeur of the Crusader fortress and the Lycian Royal Tombs from the water. Enjoy one last swimming stop in Inonu Bay before sailing back to Kas Marina.

From Demre: Private Boat Trip to Kekova

4. From Demre: Private Boat Trip to Kekova

Start your personal adventure at Demre Harbor where you'll aboard your boat and head towards the day's first stop, Kekova Island. While exploring the island discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure. See the remains of a sunken city which was flooded after an earthquake two thousand years ago. It never fails to leave an impression. View the enchanting ruins of the sunken city as you cruise alongside and witness the beauty of the underwater ruins through the glass bottom of the boat. After spending time cruising around ancient ruins, soak up the sunshine of Akvaryum Bay during a delightful swimming break. Get back on the boat and head to Kalekoy, where your boat will port for one hour, giving you time to visit its authentic village and get to know the local unique culture. You'll have a chance to see the striking Simena Castle as well. Alternatively, you can spend your time here swimming in the beautiful blue waters. Even more swimming will be available in Gokkaya Bay. Relax in the water or get your adrenaline pumping with a range of different water sports. Once you're ready for more exploring, head to the pirates' cave and witness the majestic natural structures that are renowned for their large size and soft, curving lines. This full day, private boat trip will end with a return to Demre Port.

From Belek: Kemer and Phaselis Area Luxury Private Boat Tour

5. From Belek: Kemer and Phaselis Area Luxury Private Boat Tour

On this full-day trip, you’ll get to take in the sights of the nearby resort of Kemer en route to the ancient city of Phaselis. You’ll be picked up at your hotel in Belek and be taken to Kemer Marina to board a wooden yacht and cruise along the coastline. While sailing on the sparkling azure sea, you can relax and enjoy the sea breeze, the soothing sun, and the stunning views around you. The coastline of Kemer is one of the most scenic coasts on the Turkish Riviera. See the pirate caves, golden beaches, and spectacular mountain views. On the way to Phaselis, you’ll stop for a swim at both Paradise and Cleopatra Bay. Whenever you like you can sunbathe on the top deck of the boat, or stay in the shade if you prefer. The lower deck has wooden tables and benches, where a delicious lunch will be served. When you arrive in Phaselis Bay, there will be time to explore the ruins of the ancient city of Phaselis. The city was founded in the 7th century BC and became an important port. The historic site is bordered by golden sandy beaches and pine forests. Take a walk along the main street of this ancient port city and see ruined city walls, houses, baths, and an amphitheatre. You will then head back to the boat for the return trip. Enjoy the views of picturesque islands in the Mediterranean and the great view of Tahtali Mountain on the return trip. Afterwards, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

From Ucagiz: Kekova Island and Simena Castle Boat Tour

6. From Ucagiz: Kekova Island and Simena Castle Boat Tour

Ucagiz Village Get ready for your action-packed day on the water! Make your way to Ucagiz Village harbour in time to depart for the boat trip between 10:20 and 10.40 am. Aquarium Bay Cool off during a whopping one-hour swim break in this picturesque bay next to Kekova Island, and be dazzled by its beauty. Turkish tea and biscuits service at Aquarium Bay. Kekova Island and Sunken City Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure around the Sunken City. The ancient city of Dolchiste was flooded due to an earthquake in the 2nd century, and its resulting underwater ruins never fail to leave an impression. Since this is a protected area, swimming is not permitted here, so what better way to explore the site than by cruising alongside the ruins on our glass-bottom boat, giving you the chance to capture unforgettable photos. Burç Bay Swim break in Burç Bay. The sea is a little cooler in this area due to the cold underwater natural springs. Pirates Cave Discover this intriguing naturally-formed cave, which is renowned for its large size and curved entrance. Gökkaya Bay Time for a lunch and swim break at Gökkaya Bay, where you can experience the natural beauty of the area and opt to participate in one of the various exciting water sports on offer. Esmeralda Bay We’ll stop to swim in Esmeralda Bay where you can enjoy peace and tranquility during this fun journey. Simena Castle Our boat will drop anchor in Kaleköy port (ancient Simena) for one hour, giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis. A hike up the hillside will give you magnificent views of the Kekova region. If you’d prefer to admire Simena Castle from down below, you can use your remaining time to take another dip in the gorgeous blue waters. Ucagiz Village After an exciting day of adventure, we’ll head back to Ucagiz Village harbour where this memorable boat trip ends. From here you can make your way to the centre for dinner options or continue to your next destination.

Frequently asked questions about Southeastern Anatolia

What top attractions are a must-see in Southeastern Anatolia?

Other Sightseeing Options in Southeastern Anatolia

Want to discover all there is to do in Southeastern Anatolia? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Southeastern Anatolia

Everything was perfect, however in the description of the tour it was like Turkish and ENGLISH as languages, however the sailor did not know a word of English. We didn't get information from the locations although he tried to explain it to us.

Great day, the captain was majisimo, he worked hard hurrying for us to see the sites without so much boat. I recommend arriving a little before the time so that there are fewer people. She also cooked wonderfully for us Highly recommended!!

This was the best tour we have ever done. Great family owned operation, very relaxing. The lunch was incredible and fresh. Very memorable experience. Highly recommended!

A very pleasant trip, beautiful views and the town. It's worth the trip.

We spent a great day in a wonderful place, we loved the excursion!