You may have been to Turkey on holiday before and if so you will know what a fantastic place it is for a beach holiday. Great beaches and spectacular scenery combined with many interesting historical sites and plenty of activities, to say nothing of the friendly people and excellent Turkish cuisine.
There is an alternative to lazing on the beach, though, which still combines all these things. That is a gulet cruise. Gulets were the traditional merchant vessels of Turkey that transported goods around the coastline. Nowadays they are transporting tourists and it is a truly luxurious way to spend a holiday.
The captain and crew of the gulet take care of your every need and you simply relax while you sail from one beautiful location to the next. When you drop anchor in some secluded cove you can dive overboard and swim, snorkel and dive to your heart’s content. If you are not feeling particularly active, then just carry on catching some rays on the deck.
Gulets are not very big so there are only a few guests on board each one. This means that the crew has plenty of time just for you. The guest cabins are literally luxurious and are usually en-suite and could match many a four star hotel room. The food on board is simply fantastic and there is always plenty of it.
Again it is prepared by the crew and each mealtime is a delight, a mixture of traditional and modern cuisine. Breakfast, for example, is made up of a buffet of meats, cheeses, fruit and olives. This is served with freshly baked Turkish bread, butter and delicious home-made jam and honey. Add some tea or the strong Turkish coffee and you are really set for the day.