Welcome to Silifke


Seleucia ad Calycadnum, as Silifke was once known, was founded by Seleucus I Nicator in the 3rd century BC. He was one of Alexander the Great's most able generals and founder of the Seleucid dynasty that ruled Syria after Alexander's death.

The town's other claim to fame is that Emperor Frederick Barbarossa (r 1152–90) drowned in the river near here while leading his troops on the Third Crusade. It was apparently the weight of his armour that brought him down.


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Dinner Show on the Bosphorus-2

Please note: Not available on New Year’s EveA gourmet experience followed by Turkish entertainment. Savour delicate Turkish hors d’oeuvres, or meze, sample the fiery national drink, raki, and feast on Ottoman cuisine fit for a Sultan. After dinner, a spectacular floor show featuring sinuous belly dancers, rhythmic folk dances and Turkish songs is staged for your enjoyment.You will be picked up from your hotel at 19:30 transfer to yacht. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable. Return transfer to hotels at midnightProgramme•Welcome cocktail on deck•D.J music•Uskudara Gideriken (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance)•Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers).•Belly Dancer•Anatolian Folk Dance (mixed show different part of Turkey)•Turkish Romany DanceDinner•Hors d’oeuvres dishes (meze)•Appetizer hot foods (cigarette pastry and sausage)•Fresh seasonal salad•Grilled Fish or Chicken Steak•Sweet semolina pastry•Apple with Turkish coffee powder•Unlimited drinks•Turkish coffeeDrink options:1 – Unlimited SOFT drinks: fruit juice, tea, coffee2 – Unlimited LOCAL drink: wines, beers, raki, spirits and soft drinksImported alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are available for an extra charge on the boat*** Please inform us your drink options while making your dinner cruise reservation.