Our boat creeked back and forth in the night. Laying on deck because our cabin was too hot, we were softly rocked to sleep by the waves. During the day we sailed through blue lagoon after blue lagoon looking up at the beautiful villas in Turkey that line what is aptly referred to as the blue coast.
Yes my friends, sometimes backpacking has some serious benefits. We took a four day blue coast cruise in Turkey from Fethiye to Olympos. It was completely idyllic and while we thought life couldn’t get any better than swimming in the waters of the mediterranean, we could only take it for a few days. Somewhere between the delicious food, the small ports and the blue lagoons, we found ourselves yearning for something else.
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If You Go: Turkish “blue cruises” go from Fethiye to Olympos or in reverse. Go prepared for a lot of sun, even with the sunshades there isn’t much shade on deck. We went with V-Go Cruises. Our boat was slightly overcrowded with little room to sleep on deck, but overall it was a good experience. Check with your company to see if beverages are included in your package price- usually they are not. After four days even water adds up, so ask if you can bring your own on board. The practice was discouraged on our boat but some people did anyway.