The most characteristic feature of Turkiye is its unique geographic position connecting Asia to Europe. With this in mind is there more? Turkiye is also known for its delicious kebabs, baklava dessert, and Turkish Delight. Following incredible bazaars, authentic Hamams, mind-blowing sightseeings, and impressive history.
Why is Turkiye such a loved country by the yacht fanatics? Basically to its perfect position. It is surrounded by the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. Together with two crucial straits the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. The Marmara Sea is an inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea. In those regions, there are around 500 islands and inlets. To point out the country offers extraordinary coastlines, marvelous beaches, exceptional flora, fauna, and much more. Although there are many socio-cultural similarities between the two countries, the sweet rivalry between them dates back centuries ago.
Kos, Rhodes, Simi, Kalymnos, Samos, Lesbos, and Chios are Greek islands close to Turkiye and are easily reachable with yachts. The closest Greek Island to Turkey is the island of Meis (Kastellorizo), surprisingly 3.5 miles across from Kas. Herewith there is a constant flow of tourists between the two countries, that cannot be avoided and is highly valued.
The coastal areas along the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea enjoy Mediterranean climates. In other words hot, dry summers and mild cool winters. With the result that they are ideal to be visited from the end of May till the end of October. July and August can be quite hot whereas June, September, and October have milder weather conditions. Herewith these months are perfect for discovering historical sites, local life, and nature.
Together with seas reaching out as far as the eyes can see, perfect weather conditions, and your yacht of choice. There is only one thing missing… Food! Dinner is seen as the most important meal of the day, obviously like in all other Mediterranean countries. Whereas the locals find breakfast equally important.
Without a doubt, the Turkish Cuisine is irreplaceable because of its top variety and influence on the world. Summing up vegetarian olive oil prepared dishes, delicious mezes, grilled meats of all kinds, and incredible seafood plates. All dishes are perfectly harmonized with spices and herbs.
To complete these dishes ‘Raki’ cannot be missed out on. It is the national drink with a content of 45% alcohol also known as Lion’s Milk. If Raki is too strong for you, try Turkish wine. The wine-producing regions of Turkiye are located mostly in the Aegean and Marmara Regions. Without a doubt, Turkish wines are admired by many wine lovers.
Bodrum is a beautiful and charming port city. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula at the entrance to the Gulf of Gokova. Milas-Bodrum Airport is 37 km of distance from the city center. With the result that you will be within 40 minutes in the harbor. The city faces many islands, including the Greek Island of Kos. Bodrum is herewith a very popular travel destination for those who want to combine Turkey and Greece at once.
Why it has been dubbed the Saint Tropez of Turkiye? With its glamour, high living, top culinary food, history, and gorgeous beaches it’s the perfect jet-set hideaway.
Did you know you can visit one of the seven world wonders in Bodrum? The Mausoleum is famous for this recognition. The Castle of Saint Peter, the Myndos Gate, the Antique Theatre, and the Windmills are definitely also worth the visit.
Marmaris is a town on the Lycian coast in the southwest of Turkiye. It is the spot where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea come together. To the north lies the Gulf of Gokova to the south the Mediterranean.
This town owns one of the largest natural harbors in the world surrounded by pine-clad hills. Dalaman Airport is 95 km from Marmaris harbor and it will take you approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Marmaris is the tourism hotspot destination for travelers. Travelers love the variety of large hotels and resorts and the city center with its shops, restaurants, and bars. To extra point out the beautiful surroundings, long coastline, outstanding landscape, isolated bays, inlets, and golden sandy beaches. Marmaris plays herewith an important role in the yachting industry.
Bozburun is a small village but for tourists an ideal place to be discovered. Especially for its natural beauties and the exceptional flora. Its located 40 km from Marmaris and is situated on the coast of the Bozburun Peninsula. The town faces across Datca Peninsula and the Greek Island of Symi. From Dalaman Airport via Marmaris, you can reach Bozburun through a curvy road with a distance of 139 km.
Life here is peaceful, tranquil, and still ‘untouched’. Because of this, the best way to explore the Bozburun peninsula is from the seaside.
There are a few sights that Bozburun has to offer. The remnants of the ancient city of Larymna on Asar Hill cannot be missed. Among hikers, the Carian Trail is a popular route with stunning views. Although in comparison with Bodrum the shipyards of Bozburun aren’t that big. The construction of the wooden gulet unquestionably is possible in this district. It becomes more and more known among yacht owners.
Selimiye is a lovely fishing village and a pure natural beauty. It could only be reached from the seaside until 20 years ago. Over the last few years, Selimiye became one of the most popular stops for ‘the Blue Cruise’ visitors. Especially for those cruising between Bodrum and Marmaris.
It is located 45 km from the center of Marmaris and is situated on the Bozburun Peninsula. Not to mention in one of the safest bays of the Gulf of Hisaronu. Why is it being called one of the safest bays? Selimiye has been in a strategically important position throughout history and served as a harbor to take shelter. Especially in the event of bad weather conditions.
The lighthouse, the church, and Antique Theater are located 100 meters from the beach. These historical sights can be visited in Selimiye.
Fethiye is a newer developed town in Southwestern Turkey. It lies along a sheltered bay in the eastern part of the Gulf of Fethiye. The Mediterranean Sea is backed by the western ranges of the Taurus Mountains. Dalaman Airport is 50 km of distance, to reach the harbor will take you about an hour.
The city has a variety of activities on land and sea. For that reason, it is a favored holiday destination for people of all ages. For example paragliding from Mountain Baba with its breathtaking sceneries. Or visit Butterfly Valley rich in flora and fauna and above all home to hundreds of butterfly species. Saklikent Gorge is one of the deepest canyons in the world. Not only the abandoned ancient city of Kayakoy but also explore the story of the Lycians. Visit these monuments scattered throughout the city of Fethiye. Well, is there more? Definitely!
Besides being a region where many bird species, mountain goats, and turtles can be seen. Fethiye is also very rich in terms of endemic plants. Imagine everything that you can see on land, will just amaze you more from the seaside.
Gocek is called the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. It was declared a Registered Area of Special Protection in the year of 1988. This town is 27 km from Fethiye and 25 km from Dalaman Airport.
Gocek is taking the lead in the Yachting industry because of its 6 Marinas. Club Marina, Skopea Marina, Municipality Marinas, Marinturk Gocek Village Port, Marinturk Gocek Exclusive, and D-Marin Gocek.
The town has won the hearts of many seafarers and yacht fanatics. To begin with the astounding coves and the well-known Twelve Islands. On these Islands, you may find Lycian rock tombs, and Greek ruins of abandoned homes. A sunken bath wherein the day Cleopatra bathe herself. As well as green pine forests, crystal turquoise blue waters, lovely beaches, and astonishing views.