• Explore ancient cities containing fascinating classical remains on a voyage around the coast of south-west Turkey
• Journey inland to discover further ancient sites, including the beautifully located town of Pinara with tombs cut into the rock face
• Cruise down the Loryma Peninsula, where mountain tops are guarded by impressive fortresses of the Hellenistic age
BA, BD, FSAScot
specialist in archaeology and ancient history
Depart Gatwick 1520 on EasyJet, arriving Dalaman 2130. Transfer to MS Kurt K for 14 nights. Overnight at Göcek.
Morning cruise to island of Gemiler (former Byzantine monastic community): ruined churches, vaulted processional way, large ecclesiastical complex. Overnight at Gemiler.
Cruise westwards to pretty village of Kas (ancient Antiphellos): well-preserved Hellenistic theatre, tombs. Overnight at Kas (quiet inlet for swimming).
Sail to Myra (superb ancient theatre, rock tombs, fascinating Church of St Nicholas) then ancient town of Teimussa. Overnight in Kekova area.
Cruise along mountainous shores of Lycian coast to tiny harbour of Kalkan then by minibus to Letoon (temples to Leto, Apollo and Artemis), Xanthos (Roman theatre and Byzantine citadel, remains of Nereid monument, large Byzantine church). Overnight at Kalkan.
Travel inland to ancient Pinara in Esençay Valley (acropolis, Hellenistic theatre, rock-cut tombs) and Tlos (imposing bath complex and citadel). Two nights in bay of Fethiye.
Ancient site of Telmessos: recently-excavated theatre, magnificent tomb of Amyntas.
Morning sail to Agalimani: walk through pine forest to remains of ancient Lydae (ruined mausolea). Overnight at Agalimani.
Morning cruise followed by transfer to small boat for visit to site of ancient Caunos (rock tombs, theatre, temple). Overnight in bay near Caunos.
Cruise along peninsula to Loryma: Hellenistic fort (one of finest in ancient world). Overnight in Loryma.
Cruise to Knidos: temple of Apollo Karneios, temple of Aphrodite Euploia (once housed famous statue by Praxiteles), Doric portico, early Byzantine churches, harbour theatre. Overnight in ancient harbour of Knidos.
Cruise to Bay of Bodrum (explore bays and inlets). Overnight in Bay of Bodrum.
Sail to Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus): Mausoleum, Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology (underwater collections excavated from wrecks around the coast of Asia Minor housed in 14th century Crusader castle of St Peter). Overnight at Bodrum.
Depart Bodrum 1410 on Easyjet, arriving Gatwick 1620.
13 May — 27 May 2019
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Extraordinarily knowledgeable, and with great intellectual breadth. A good communicator, unfailingly open to debate.
Recent ACE Customer
MS Kurt K
The MS Kurt K is a beautiful Turkish gulet privately chartered for our cruise around the Lycian coast. Retaining the charm of its traditional two-mast design, the Kurt K has a magnificently finished interior and offers accommodation in eight air-conditioned and en-suite cabins.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded cabin, full board with water, tea & coffee, shore excursions & admissions, crew gratuities.
visa, travel insurance, cabin for single use supplement £1285.