» plenty to see and do
For those of you wanting to explore some of the many interesting sites, ancient monuments and places of natural beauty in the area, a wide variety of excursions are available to you.
» an area steeped in history and natural beauty
In 1996, we opened our travel company Gelemis Tourism. We believe that you should have excellent personal service so group size is kept to maximum of 14 in order to get the best from a small group atmosphere. All travel is in air conditioned mini-bus.
Kekova, Myra and St. Nicholas Church
Visit the rock tombs of Myra and the church of St. Nicholas. Then take a boat tour to explore the beautiful area surrounding the ancient city of Kekova, stopping to swim in beautiful secluded bays. Barbecue lunch on board the boat.
Fethiye (Bazaar & Turkish Bath)
Visit the colourful bazaar, explore the many shops in the old town, relax with a drink at one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and for fish lovers, why not experience the pleasure of choosing your own fresh fish from the wide array of stands at the fish market and have it cooked for you to order at one of the nearby restaurants! Finish the day with an invigorating wash, massage and scrub at Fethiye’s traditional Ottoman hammam.
Horse riding is a romantic way in which to explore the countryside and provides opportunity to experience fantasic views of the ancient citiy of Patara and the amazing beach, whilst riding through the local hills on horseback. Both beginner and experienced riders catered for.
The ultimate adrenalin rush!!! A tandem jump (with a fully qualified pilot) from the 2000 meter peak of Baba Dag, gliding slowly down to the Oludeniz Beach taking in breathtaking scenery. A fantastic experience... not to be missed!
Tlos, Saklikent and Xanthos
Visit the ancient, dramatically positioned site of Tlos before moving on to explore the magnificent gorge at Saklikent (Turkey's deepest gorge). Then discover the fascinating ruins of the ancient Lycian capital at Xanthos
Lazy Days Boat Tour
Spend the day meandering around the coast by boat. Includes visits to Yali Cave, Blue Cave and Kaputas Beach. Barbecue lunch will be served to you at picturesque, secluded bay. Spend the day sunning yourself on deck, relaxing with a book or taking the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the tuequoise blue waters.
We take a short drive up into the foothills of the Taurus mountains to visit the small village, famous of trout. After a stroll around the village learning a little of the life here, we take a tea in the local tea house. We then enjoy a leisurely supper of delicious freshly cooked trout in a restaurant with spectecular views across to the bay at Kalkan.
For those of you who enjoy walking, treks can be arranged in the local area during the cooler months between October and May.
12 Islands Boat Tour
A leisurely cruise around the turquoise waters of the gulf of Fethiye. Plenty of opportunities to swim, including a stop at Cleopatra's bath. Lunch on the board.
The perfect day for those who enjoy the outdoors. No canoeing experience required to share an exhilarating day in Patara National Park, enjoying the natural wonders of the most unspoilt areas in Turkey.
Experience the beauty of the underwater world. There are a wide assortment of dive packs and courses available for both beginner and the experienced diver. All dive boats are based in Kalkan or Kas.
The increasingly popular recreational activities of waterskiing. And jet skiing are available to you just a 20 min. ride away in neighbouring Kalkan. Most activities can be arranged by the hour, day or half day. Great fun for everyone.
Gömbe and Elmalı
Travel up into the Taurus mountains through some spectacular mountain scenery where you will also see villagers carrying on with life, unchanged for centuries. Stop in the small town of Gömbe for refreshment, located at the foot of the ‘White mountain’ before heading up to Elmalı, an old Ottoman town steeped in history. Visit the beautiful mosque, have a traditional Ottoman meal in a restored Ottoman house and see the artisans at work as you explore all the narrow streets filled with old Ottoman houses and where locl craftsmen still practice traditional skills long gone in modern Europe.
A leisurely evening cruise around the bay of Kalkan. Dinner is served on board whilst you enjoy the beautiful nightscape under the stars.
A little further afield but well worth the early start is Olympos set in its own national park where you can enjoy the ancient ruins, the beach with its freshwater stream and the mountainside. Here you can do the Chimaera walk; a short but dramatic climb through forest, to reach the extraordinary flames that burn eternally on the hillside.
For those people who want to have the flexibility to explore the area independently we can arrange car hire for you.
» so many places to visit