Swimming and kayaking in the clear turquoise waters above the sunken ruins of ancient Byzantine cities. Sleeping under the stars on deck. Having fun with a great group of people.
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Our tour leader, Diren, was superb and made sure everybody was looked after. She was extremely knowledgable about the history of the area and nothing was too much trouble.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Pack light and, if you travel in July /August ,be prepared for extremely hot conditions. Sleeping in our comfortable but hot cabins was not an option - far more comfortable to sleep on deck in the sea breezes.
Do you have anything else to add?
There was some confusion and difficulties booking flights and transfers. Prices of flights fluctuated wildly and could not be guaranteed for even 24 hours when trying to book this trip by phone. Transfers were not arranged for some of the travellers, and it was generally felt that the booking procedure in the UK was not up to Explore's usual high standard. In contrast, the travel arrangements connections in Turkey were efficient and well organised.