The southern coast of Turkey sees plenty of sun, and yachts like to linger at the many sheltered moorings offered along the Mediterranean. There's a series of small, interesting towns on the coast that are rich in historical sites and beautiful scenery. Southern Turkey is perfect for a chartered yacht vacation because of the proximity of the villages to one another and the predictable wind system that helps move the boats right along. Turkey has a couple airports that serve the area, and the drive from the airport to the marina will serve as an introduction to the gorgeous Turkish landscape!
Enjoy this sampler of the Turkish 'blue' coastline. Charter yacht itineraries are very flexible and designed for you, e.g. if the weather prevents you from exploring a particular place, your captain will certainly offer great alternatives for you. A sample of the below can be easily downsized to a single week or anywhere in between.
Start your charter by exploring the various inlets of Gocek Bay. Cleopatra's Bay has red cliffs and thick pines that contrast wonderfully with each other. Visit the historical sites of Crya, Arymaxa, or Lydae.
Visit the Byzantine ruins of Gemiler island, and keep an eye open for the remains of mosaics on the buildings. Play with the yacht's water toys, and then take a dinghy tour to the Dead Sea!
Stroll through Kalkan, a very pretty town, before you move on to Patara where we recommend you take a tour and then lounge on the beach. Patara is a harbor town with an old temple and baths. It is also close to Xanthos, Letoon, and Saklikent, which offer a change of scenery and a chance to go trekking.
Cruise on to Kas, a typical seaside town with amenities for tourists. Here you'll find plenty of shopping and dining options, and you'll also be close to the ancient sites of Myra and Andriace.
Take your time in Kekova visiting the many inlets, historical sites, and the sunken city! *If you are chartering for only a week, you could leave from Kas.
Plan to arrive in Finike with a bit of an appetite because it is famous for its produce. Pick up a variety of oranges and vegetables, and have your charter chef incorporate them into your evening meal! Make a side trip to Lymra or Arykanda to see historical sites.
Drop anchor in the Bay of Adrasan and explore the village of Cavuskoy, known for its natural beauty. Ask the crew to arrange a visit to Gegae if you want to experience the area's history.
Stop in Port Ceneviz and neighboring Inlet Sazak for quick access to Olympos. This area offers good shelter for yachts, which is perfect for readily moving from the boat to the land.
Expect the unexpected in Phaselis and Kemer! The significant port and popular town are full of shopping opportunities, nightlife options, and fellow tourists. The area has a fun atmosphere, and it is a good place to mingle.
Make your way to Antalya, your final port of call. This is Turkey's most famous sea resort town and is a great place to end your Mediterranean charter. Here on the Turkish Riviera you'll have one more chance to try the local cuisine, drink a strong cup of coffee, and lay in the sun before making your return trip. Breathe deeply, relax, and enjoy!
NOTE: This is intended as an outline of some of the cruising locations in Turkey. You will work with your Captain to tailor your charter to your preferences both before you arrive and while you are onboard. Alterations likely will be made along the way based on your preferences and mood.
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