ECHO Still Has Space on a September Turquoise Coast Trip
While our September 19 Turquoise Coast trip is filled, our September 5 trip still has space on it. Join us in our 11th year of yachting the beautiful Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. This is a tour for people who don't like tours. Twelve guests and a professional, licensed guide sail for six days and nights, on a beautiful wood motor-sailor, built specifically for plying these coastal waters. Each of the six cabins has a private bath. The crew consists of a captain, a cook and a mate. Each day we have the opportunity to go ashore and visit a special archeological site or village. At night we berth in bustling resort towns or small fishing villages, or we anchor in a beautiful cove.
Before boarding the yacht in the resort town of Marmaris we we spend a full day and two nights in Istanbul, visiting The Aya Sofia, for 2 centuries the largest building in the world, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Roman Hippodrome and the underground cisterns. Then we visit the famous archeological sites of Ephesus, Didyma and Priene.
Those with extra time can take our Cappadocia Extension. In central Turkey, Cappadocia boasts one of the most exotic landscapes in the world. Soft volcanic rock has been carved by wind and water into fantastic shapes, and people have been carving their homes, stables and churches into the rock for thousands of years. They also went underground, excavating whole cities that could hold up to 20,000 people and their livestock for weeks. People lived above ground, at the cross-roads between the east and the west. They fled underground when under attack by any of the armies crossing the Anatolian Plain.