Day Cruise to Fethiye, Turkey
from 55.00€

Visit two countries in one vacation! Take a day cruise to one of the most authentic Turkish destinations with breathtaking historical monuments. Includes a tour by bus to Lycian Thombs and Ghost Town. Port Taxes (15€ per person) included in the price.

 

Departure: 09:00.     Return: 18:30.

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  • Day Cruise to Fethiye, Turkey

    Fethiye is a touristic town with an international atmosphere, and is probably the only city in the world where you'll find sarcophaguses in the streets. Submerge yourself in the oriental atmosphere and culture, taste local delicatessens and visit the Grand Bazaar with its amazing low prices for shopping therapy. 

    Take a walk in the ancient old city, which is dated back to 5th Century and at that time was named Thelmessos, which means the city of lights. In 1935 the city was renamed to Fethiye to honor the first Turkish pilot who died in a tragic airplane crash of Fetih Bey.

    Explore the city by yourself, or join our bus tour to famous Lycian Tombs and Ghost Town.


    Amynda Lycian Tombs
    Don’t miss an opportunity to visit breathtaking Lycian Thombs, carved into high mountain cliffs overlooking the whole city of Fethiye. They look like the entrances to countless temples, but are in fact the ornate facade of ancient Lycian tombs.

    The Lycians believed that their dead were carried to the afterlife by magic winged creatures and thus they placed their honored dead in geographically high places such as the cliff side. Dating back to the 4th century, many of the numerous entryways are adorned with tall Romanesque columns and intricate reliefs, a bit duller from centuries of weathering. 

    Levissi (Ghost town)
    The town of Levissi (known as Kayaköy) was once home to around 10,000 people, including Anatolian Muslims and Greek Orthodox Christians, within a thriving and harmonious community. With origins in the 14th century, Kayaköy was forcefully abandoned at the end of the Greco-Turkish War when a population exchange meant that Muslims and Christians were exchanged between Greece and Turkey so that each country could claim one major religion in the path toward ethnic and national homogeneity.

    Today, the hillside of Kayakoy remains deserted, never having recovered – either culturally or economically – from the mass exodus in 1923. The homes, schools, shops, cafés, chapels and churches have been left to crumble, unprotected from looters or the elements. 

    Having gained museum status through the Turkish Ministry of Culture and adopted by UNESCO as a World Friendship and Peace Village, Kayaköy has made some headway, although its state continues to crumble. One of the most poignant reminders of the village’s thriving past is the Kato Panagia Church, in which faded frescoes and vaulted ceilings and arches tell the story of another era when the structure exuded the glory of faith. Even though the museum village appears ancient due to the effects of harsh winds and winters, its sorrowful story and mysterious, ghost town atmosphere continue to make it an inspiring find for adventurous hikers.
     
    Grand Bazaar
    After our panoramic city tour you will have free time explore the Thelmessos – Ancient Old City of Fethiye, and to visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can buy things at amazing low prices: from fruits and vegetables to a large area of clothes, handbags, shoes and leather items.


    About the boat:
    Capacity: up to 330 persons
    Type of the boat: Catamaran
    Facilities: 5 toilets + Bar

    Departure information

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the harbor by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 08:00 until 08:30 to Touristic Port of Rhodes to get your boarding passes. Once you are there, look for the Ticket Kiosk to Fethiye. Check the Departure point on Google Maps.

    Departure: Every Day at 09:00 from Touristic Harbor in Rhodes Town.
    Boat arrives to Fethiye Harbor at ~11:15.

    You can explore Fethiye by yourself, or join our bus tour, which is included in the price.
    Bus arrives to Amyntas Lycian Tombs ~11:20.
    Bus departures from Amyntas Tombs ~12:00.
    Bus arrives to Levissi (Ghost Town) ~12:15.
    Bus departures from Levissi ~13:15.
    Boat arrives to Fethiye Old Town or the Bazaar ~13:35. 
    FREE TIME UNTIL 16:00.

    Please be back at the port until 16:00.
    Boat departures from Fethiye Port 16:45.
    Boat arrives to Touristic Harbor in Rhodes town ~18:30.

  • Tour Important Info

    Check-in: If you do not need a transfer, and you are coming to the harbor by yourself - you have to come for a check-in from 08:00 until 08:30 to Touristic Port of Rhodes to get your boarding passes. Once you are there, look for the Ticket Kiosk to Fethiye, show your booking confirmation and you will get your boarding passes. Check the Departure point on Google Maps.

    Terms and Conditions

    DO NOT FORGET PASSPORTS!

    Payment: You do not need a credit card to book this tour. Once you will make a booking online, you will get a booking confirmation/voucher to your email. You will pay all the amount for the tour, on the tour day.

    Cancelation: You can cancel the tour one week before the tour date. In order to cancel the tour, please send us an email to info@tourtlee.com.

    Weather conditions: All tours and cruises are subject to weather conditions at the time of sailing. Only in the event of bad weather the tickets can be changed to other day trip or money can be refunded.

    Children and infants: Children up to 12 years old - 20% discount; infants up to 3 years old - 80% discount.

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