One of the most popular trips in Turkey, the Twelve Islands cruise is an opportunity to explore in a traditional gulet the many beautiful and varied islands that are dotted like jewels around Gocek. It's a great way to explore a coastline steeped in history.
Swim stops pepper the day, giving you a closer look at the ancient frankincense trees of Boynuzbuku and hilly Zeytin. Tersane is the biggest of the islands – its ink spill shape has a skinny inlet with millpond-still waters. Back in Ottoman times, it was famous for its shipbuilding, but nowadays the hills are scattered with sun-bleached ruins.
Your voyage also squeezes in a couple of re-fuelling stops, including lunch and a coffee break, and you'll, of course, have time for a swim and to explore on land.