Turkey Yacht Charter
Another great trip we found the Turkish people extremely friendly, great food and the yacht superb – thanks again
Turkey occupies a geological and cultural bridge, between Europe and Asia, where East meets the West You will be truly surprised by the warm welcome and friendship shown by the local people.
Wherever you sail in Turkey, particularly along the Southern coast, you will always find exciting places to explore. The Turkish coast is ideal for cruising and it stretches from the Peninsula of Callipolis down to Antalya. Due to the formation of the coast line, with a large number of bays, peninsulas and inlets, it is actually 1,000 miles long.
Starting from our main base in Marmaris, you will discover and enjoy the charm of beautiful bays, and quiet coves and sheltered anchorages. Along the coast, there are literally acres of ancient ruins from the proto-Greek period to the Byzantine period.
Do not miss some historical tours ashore, visiting Caunus, Ephesus, Pergamos, Kas. The ancient ruins of Asia are amongst the most picturesque in the Mediterranean.
The water was warm and generally clean, scenery stunning everyone very friendly. All very much enjoyed the boat and the holiday. Many thanks for your help, hope to be back in contact soon for our next yachting holiday.
|Total distance:||123 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||Fethiye Bay – Göcek Bay (Manastir – Sarsala) – Aga (26 nm)|
|2nd day:||Marmaris – Paradise Island – Semizce (18 nm)||6th day:||Aga Limani – Kadirga (35 nm)|
|3rd day:||Semizce (Dalyan/Caunos) – Asi Limani (11 nm)||7th day:||Kadirga-Marmaris (9 nm)|
|4th day:||Asi Limani -Fethiye Bay (Olu Deniz) (24 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, was the birthplace of Heredotus and the site of King Mausolus’s Tomb 4th century B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In the harbour, the Bodrum Castle, or the medieval castle of St. Peter, is a fine example of 15th-century crusader architecture, and has been converted into the Museum of Underwater Archeology, with remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age. The stunning panoramic view from Göktepe, nearby, is much photographed by visitors to the Museums’ second-century theater.
Bodrum has gained the reputation as the center of the Turkish art community with its lively, friendly and Bohemian atmosphere and many small galleries. This community has encouraged an informal day-time life style and a night-time of excitement. The evenings in Bodrum are for sitting idly in one of the many restaurants, dining on fresh seafood and other Aegean specialties. Afterwards night clubs some with cabaret and superb discos keep you going until dawn.
The yearly throng of visitors has encouraged small entrepreneurs to make shopping in Bodrum a delight. Leather goods of all kinds, natural sponges and the local blue glass beads are among the bargains to be found in the friendly little shops along the narrow, white-walled streets. Charming boutiques offer kilims, carpets, sandals and embroidery as well as original fashions in soft cotton.
Every year the Bodrum Cup Regatta for traditional wooden boats is held around the second and third week of October. Up to 80 boats take part, and it is a spectacular sight to see all those Gulets sailing.
|Total distance:||121 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||English Harbour – Cleopatra Island – Karacasogut (11 nm)|
|2nd day:||Bodrum Turgutreis – Black Island – Orak Island – Kisebuk (23 nm)||6th day:||Karacasogut – Cokertme (20 nm)|
|3rd day:||Kisebuk – Seven Islands (21 nm)||7th day:||Cokertme – Yaliciftlik – Bodrum Turgutreis (32 nm)|
|4th day:||Seven Islands – Langoz – English Harbour (14 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
Weather & Wind
The Meltemi, is the wind that blows during the summer. It begins to blow in May-June at force 3-4, reaches full strength in July-August, and dies off in September-October. Between Kos and Bodrum it blows from the North, but in the Southern coast it usually blows from the West.
Back in Sweden we already look forward to when we can return to Göcek for another week. As usual everything went very smooth.
Check in work well, everything was prepared and ready for take-off. The atmosphere in Göcek was very positive after a busy season.