Istanbul is our exotic, sensory-overloading introduction to Turkey. But the coast has always held a special allure for us, so we also take four leisurely days to explore it aboard a 100-foot teakwood yacht known as a “gulet.” On board, we live in comfortable cabins with private baths. Roaming from one quiet bay to the next. Snorkeling over water-covered ruins. Walking on shore to remarkable sites like Ephesus and Caunos. Always with the decadent option of staying "at home" for a nap or a swim in the 75-degree waters. And no adventure travel in Turkey is truly complete until you take in the fabled Silk Road to the heart of Cappadocia, land of whirling dervishes and ancient underground cities. If you’ve been longing for one of the most memorable destinations of your life, you’ve found it!