5 Best Ancient Cities on Gulet Cruise

5 Best Ancient Cities on Gulet Cruise 5 Best Ancient Cities on Gulet Cruise

It is possible to encounter beautiful historic places in various regions of Turkey. There are numerous antique coastal cities having different features in Mediterranean Region.

You might include these areas reflecting the historical structure of the region into your route easily; since these coastal regions are conveniently situated on the Mediterranean Coastline. To name a few of these regions on your route;

Olympos Ancient City

Olympos is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Antalya. There is a great tourist influx in the region, especially during the summer months. Camping facilities, the sea, beaches, and especially archeological sites are the elements that make the region popular. Olympos, which is one of the most important harbors of the Lykia Era, is situated at Kumluca County of Antalya. However, around approximately 28 kilometers to Kumluca Center. This region representing the eastern part of Lykia in the past hosts the ruins of Roman Byzantium and Hellenistic Eras. Olympus River cuts Olympus in the middle is the most important feature that sets Olympos apart.

Olympos Ancient City

Anemurium Ancient City

Anemurium is another popular site in the region after Olympos. The ruins of Anemurium have been discovered as a result of excavation, restoration, and research studies carried out since the 19th Century. Lots of remains were unearthed in this region from coins to razors, from cosmetics to construction equipment. Anemurium was used as a harbor in the 4th Century BC. It is located in Anamur County of Mersin by the shores of the Mediterranean and could be visited easily via yacht trips. Ruins that remained under the water are also worth seeing. Anemurium is one of the areas that could be visited with the antique ruins and its unique atmosphere from ancient times to the present.

Anemurium Ancient City

Aperlai Ancient City

Aperlai is a coastal region, which had an important place during Lykia Era. However, according to the research studies Aperlai was there before the Lykia Era. There are towers for defensive purposes and fortification walls belong to the Era. There are 3 doors on the west wall, which have been protected the most and remained undamaged up to this day. It is possible to coincide with many remains in the region. The easiest option to visit this city is by sea. Aperlai is situated at Sıçak Peninsula between Kaş and Kekova. You can go to Sıçak pier from the Kaş region by renting a gulet yacht.

Aperlai Ancient City

Simena Ancient City

Simena is a small Lykia coastal city just like Aperlai, is named Kaleköy and located near Üçağız borders of Demre. The reason for its name (Kaleköy – Castle/Fortress Village) is the Castle that highlights the strategic importance of Simena, which is still intact nowadays. Ruins of Simena are still continuing their existence both on the land and under the sea. Parts of the pier, stairs, and homes have been remained under the water due to earthquakes. It is not possible to have access to Simena by road. You could comfortably visit the region via boat rental.

Simena Ancient City

Kekova Ancient City

Kekova is one of the important regions that you should visit among the most popular antique harbor regions. This region is located between Simena and Üçağız Village; it is a protected region today and hosts lots of structures from the historical to natural beauty. Access to this location also known as Dolchiste is possible only by the sea just like Simena Also, there are various pensions and cafes in Kekova. You need to browse yacht booking services to benefit from these facilities.

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