New for 2005 include Kusadasi, Ortakent, Turgutreis and Kalkan as well as gulet
cruises, private transfers and car hire deals.
holidays in Turkey and certain other packages were amazingly cheap early in the season, at less than half brochure price, but in places like Florida, Dominican Republic and the island of Zakynthos, we are starting to see shortages.
And this summer you can sail on new luxury gulet
Kayhan 3 which sleeps up to 12 in five cabins.
CRUISE Kosmar (0871 7000 747) offers seven night voyage ex- Marmaris May 1 from pounds 389, via Dalyan, ancient Causnos, Lycian tombs, Yassica islands and jeep safari to canyon of Tlos.
And for something different, go for a cruise and stay overnight in a traditional wooden Turkish gulet
. You can swim in crystal clear blue waters, sunbathe on deck and enjoy the sunset and dinner aboard in a secluded bay.
And next year, for the first time, the firm will run a one-week archaeological cruise for families in a gulet
- a traditional hand-built wooden boat - to coincide with October half-term.
If you really want to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the market or the overall peacefulness of the beach, you can sail away from it all on a Gulet
- a locally built Turkish sailing ship - where you can sunbathe out on the waves and drift peacefully past the beautifully scenic coast.
Peter Sommer Travels has added a new gulet
cruise along the Carian coast, Turkey.
TURKEY LYCIAN COAST Exclusive Escapes (020 8605 3500) offers seven nights' B&B from Oct 20 at special price of pounds 600 (saving pounds 250 off brochure price), incl Manchester-Dalaman flights, transfers, luxury gulet
``Other options for those wanting to escape the World Cup would be Turkish gulet
cruises, which are really relaxing, or even somewhere like Sharmel-elSheik in Egypt where activities like snorkelling are on offer.''
On another sizzling day we travelled to Gocek, Turkey's international yachting centre, to board a gulet
for an island cruise.
Unlike a conventional yacht, a gulet
is not a hive of constant activity, hoisting of sails, swabbing of decks and splicing of mainbraces.