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Gently by gulet, by Jeremy Seal

posted on 20/05/20


Plans are afloat for a new water-based tour of Turkey’s mesmerising southwestern coast. Tour leader and Turkey specialist Jeremy Seal explains the allure.

‘There’s nothing like discovering southwest Turkey by gulet. Rather than the usual hotels, and the coach journeys they tend to entail, these traditional timber schooners combine all the comforts with winningly romantic lines. You can watch the coast slip by from the spacious pillow-strewn stern deck, as the vessel delivers you within easy striking distance of ruin-scattered shores; in the case of places like Knidos, so that you can step straight into the standing remains. Then it’s back to the gulet for lunch and a swim in magical Mediterranean waters, perhaps followed by a doze, as we motor on to our next overnight stop – doubtless in another idyllic deserted cove. Truly, there is no better way of getting around Turkey’s world-beating archaeological sites.’

Jeremy Seal leads Turkey by Gulet in 2022. E-mail to register your interest.

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