GOCEK, KNIDOS (CNIDUS), PALAMUTBUKU

DAY 1

 

BODRUM, KNIDOS (CNIDUS), PALAMUTBUKU

 

Bodrum is one of the best starts for sailing around the Aegean sea-coast of Turkey. The Gökova Cove is accepted by almost everyone to be one of the best cruising zones in Europe. With supperabundant sunshine, crystal clear glassy waters, endless blue skies which make your day better, good harbors and friendly, debonair people, This coast provides you many choices. There are many uncorrupted areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages.

 

 Bodrum is a port town in Muğla city, in the southwest of Aegean Region of Turkey. It is placed on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that controls the entrance into the Gulf of Gökova. The city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was known for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 

 

Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, it had the view of harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and entertains many cultural festivals year long.

 

Knidos is one of the most fascinating old cities in Anatolia that you should go and see. As the first settling in the east of the Datca peninsula, Knidos has marvellous ruins and a unequaled beauty. There is an amphitheater positioned right next to the harbour of the ancient city of Knidos.

A short walk towards the harbor will take you to the remains of two churches built during the Byzantine period. Knidos century has been a site of archaeological excavations since 1960. The Statue of Demeter discovered and the lion sculptures that protected the harbour in old times now decorate the halls of the British Museum. The hallowed chapel of the goddess Aphrodite is the main center of attraction. The city with a great graveyard, a double harbour and the brilliant acropolis with the temple of Aphrodite genuinely impresses all tourists.

 

Palamutbuku is famuous for having the most beautiful beaches in the Datca peninsula. The beaches are small but very beautiful. Surrounded by mountains and spotted with gardens, these beaches are known for their tranquility and fresh sea air that together present the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating getaway. Palamutbuku is positioned at the end of the peninsula and is also known for the ruins of the historical city of Knidos. Knidos, known for its bounty of fish, is located about 12 kms away.

 

The waters here are glassy so that people were convinced that if you take a needle at the very bottom of the sea, you can still see it! Go on a Gulet Yacht tour or simply sunbath on the beaches, watching vivacious birds flying.  There is so much to do in Palamutbuku! The people here are debonair and friendly. Palamutbuku epitomises peace, calmness and happiness. With its lovely natives with their smiling faces and continuous natural beauty, Palamutbuku is no doubt a mini heaven in its own right.

 

DAY 2

 

DATCA, INCEBURUN

 

Datca was discovered by the Dorians who live in the Aegean islands and the southern coast ofIonia. This peninsula is located between the Aegean Sea and theMediterranean Sea. At the end of the chersonese, at a distance of around 38 kms is the old Carian city of Knidos, which was defined by Strabo as the city built for the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite, on the most fascinating peninsula. It was also believed that about 500 years before, the Spanish pirates sailing left leprosy patients to death’s arms here but the sunny weather of the peninsula healed the patients!  Anyway, the nature is so calming and wonderful there and that’s why you may take a walk in Datca Harbour.

 

Inceburun, a lovely cove in Datca district of the Mugla city. This evergreen area is really calm and not crowded at all, so you can take some goood rest here. With its pretty beach, shallow sea and windy weather that frees you, It’s a teeny tiny must-seen place that you can visit in your Turkyacht Gulet.

 

DAY 3

 

SYMI ISLAND

 

Symi has the most charming harbor in Mediterranean. On either side of a sharp-sided fiord rise level upon level of houses, some white, some straw yellow, but visually all with Neo-Classical pediments - a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Mediterranean's most wealthy islands.

There has been visuallay no modern actual construction here and now these lovely old houses are being restored for tourists. The spirit of the island remains untouched. …and it’s a wonderful place to stop by while you’re enjoying the Turkyacht’s High Deluxe Gulet Charter tour.

 

DAY 4

 

BOZBURUN, BOZUKKALE

 

Bozburun is famuous for the deriving sponge profession and Gullet Yacht building industry. Some of the best woods and artisans for building solid and pretty Gullet Boats are staysin this region, which is why the most successful names in the business employ Bozburun’s Gulet builders. Owing to its Gulet and Yacht producing industries, Bozburun has become a main magnet, visited by tourists from all around the world.

                                           

 

Bozukkale (Loryma) is an old town that dates back from 10 BC. There are nine towers of the castle walls lenghtening in a opposingly orthogonal pattern. The castle and towers are very well guarded and appear in a durable state. “Kale” means 'corrupted'. Therefore, the name of the place may be ascribed to the fact that one side of the castle is missing. Bozukale used to serve as a cove cruise stretch for British naval ships and is now considered as a shipyard on the shore. It was used as a area to watch all the yachts and gulets in the Aegean Sea. Its crucial geographic locating and narrow harbour was also used by the ships sailing from the port of Athens. In 395 BC, the Athenian commandant, Karori, is known to have visit here. Before the Cnidus War of 305 BC, Demetrios, son of Antigonos chose this seaport for arrangements before beseting Rhodes.

 

DAY 5

 

EKINCIK, KADIRGA BAY

 

Ekincik is an uncorrupted natural beauty, blest with breathtaking beauty. It is not crowded, pretty and peaceful with a nice tiny beach close by. The coastal road there is marvellous too and is a good ground for Gulet trips and walking trips. The 2 kms long stretch of the uncorrupted gravelled beach meets a teeny tiny harbour from which the Gulets departs to Dalyan, settles almost 45 minutes away. The landscape is charming and there are many chances to observe the native wild-life. On the beach there is a small range of water sports facilities available including banana-boating and water-ski. You may attend optional Dalyan Tour from here. You will be leaving from your Turkyacht Gulet by a little boat named “piyade”. Firstly, you ad your beloved ones will arrive at Caretta-Caretta (turtle) beach and take a swim stop here. You will delight in the natural beauty of the delta as you sail away in the river boat. You will see the ancient Rock Graves and finally arrive at mud-baths to relax and be renewed…

 

The bay is named Kadırga (Galley) Bay regarding to its history being used to construct galleys during Ottoman Empire. Kadırga Bay is a very silent, 2 km North Aegean beach with a perfect sea shore. Besides its unique natural beauty, the bay is significant for its proximity to historical sites. It is only 2 kms away from the Antic port of Assos. On the eastern side, the bay has a view of Ayvalık and on the west, it views Greek island Lesbos.

 

Kadırga Bay is one of the beaches of Turkey that is awarded with a Blue Flag (is an award that is given to beaches and marinas that have met stringent standards). The sea is admired for the quality and coolness of the water, for the magnificent colors and shapes of pebbles and also for the beatufiul piles of fish that swim next to you.

Kadırga Bay is also a perfect site for fishing. Almost every time of the year, The shore is filled with fishermen that spend the whole night at the beach. Some of the fish that you can fish are: sea bass, gilt-head bream, sea bream, sargo, garfish and etc.

You can find holiday resorts, boutique hotels and camping sites next to each other. Whether you choose to stay in a tent or in a nicely decorated hotel room, the sea is amazing.

 

 

DAY 6

 

HAMAM BAY, TERSANE ISLAND

 

South-east of the (Hamam) Manastir bay, in the ruins of a bath in the water because of the region known as Cleopatra's Bath, or Sunken Bath Bay coastal tectonics, such as the formation of the bay in the Gulf with many bays. A careful exploration of the mount slope behind the cove, which was active in the past, this hill actually is a crater lake of tectonic structure and corroding water canals, clearly seeable from the coast. The abbey dark, pine trees and up the mount from the coast in some areas covered with carob trees. Structure of an old wall running parallel to the direction of the north-east coast and other small remnants of ancient Lycia reminds me that you are not far from the city. Lydia Network Port can be reached by a hiking trail approximately 1,5 hours. Hamam is the bay that no blue voyage yachts or daily tripper boats will pass without anchoring. The sailors like to spend their nights her. There are several restaurants with wooden pergolas on the shore serving the yachts.

 

 

Tersane Island is also known as Shipyard Island, these are the biggest in the Cove of Fethiye. A deep, 100ms long canal provides entrance into these islands. There are guarded and sheltered bays on the eastern side, which is also known as summer harbour. The western part is closed due to furious winds, it is best to berth here.

According to historical sources Tersane Islands were known as Telandria. There are about a hundred remains of ancient houses that can e seen from the land and the sea. These islands are proved to be most safe for sailors in the entire Cove of Fethiye during the Byzantine ages.

 

DAY 7

 

BEDRI RAHMI BAY, YASSICA ISLANDS

Bedri Rahmi Cove is also known by the Tasyaka or “Dark Cove”, thanks to its natural beauties and historical importance. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was an venerable master of Turkish lit, art and painting. In the summer of 1973, throughout a cruise with his close friends, he drew a fish on a big rock. This “Fish Rock” positioned at the entranceway of the blue cove still welcomes tourists. In fact, the area itself is known as “Fish Rock” in honor of the great master writer. Bedri Rahmi Bay is well guarded from intense breezes and is thus a good spot of anchorage. It is also known for its pine and olive coating the hills behind the rose bay flowers, teeny tiny beaches and turquoise glassy waters, creating a image of incredible proportions!

 

Some of these islands appear like the Yassica Islands group on many marine maps. Anchorage ground is available at the closest port of Gocek. Yassica Islands in the Cove of Fethiye is one of the most romantic and lovely places, ideal for spending quality time with your beloved one and taking photos of gorgeous sunsets.

 

The islands are surrounded with lovely pine and olive trees, have several sheltered and shallow coves and are ideal for water sports addicts. There are no foundations on the islands.

 

The largest one has a sandy beach and there is a small pool peninsula off the lagoon. It looks really ideal for children to play in. You can swim here without fear of danger from anything between the islands.

 

The minimum distance is 12m between two islands. If you have half an hour you can swim to and from four islands. You can explore the islands by walking if you wish but don’t forget to take sturdy shoes or boots with you as the ground can be very stony. Despite their small size these islands have a good variety of different plants and foliage.

 

DAY 8

 

GOCEK

 

Gocek Island is a Mediterranean island of Turkey.

Administratively the island is a part of Fethiye district of Muğla Province.

 The island faces Gocek a touristic town and a small port. The island is a natural breakwater and it protects Gocek from most of the winds.

The island is unhabited. But there are beaches in both the east and the west coast and there is a dock in the east coast (called İncirli) for Gulet services from Gocek. 

 

Gocek island, first choice for those who favor to keep in city and swim at the nearest beach, is an excellent stop for you and your luxury yacht or luxury gulet. The minute you get there, you can anchor at both the municipal marina or one of the private marinas and comb out into the town, where your feet will lead you automatically into the slender back streets with their bustling array of colorful shops

if hiding out in private bays is your thing, you will coincidence scores of them at Gocek.