FETHIYE, DALYAN, EKINCIK

DAY 1

 

MARMARIS

Marmaris is a seaport village and a tourist spot on the Mediterranean seashore, positioned in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

Marmaris' mainstay of income is tourism. It has an special locating between two intersectant sets of mountains by the sea, though following a building boom in the 1980s, little is left of the inactive fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010 the town's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season.

It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering place for hundreds of cruising Gulet yachters, being also served by the closeby Dalaman Airport.

Marmaris has a really hot summer climate that you can enjoy your cold drinks while having fun with your friends in its restless nihtlife.

Summers are hot and dry, and temperatures are especially high in July and August. October is still warm and bright, so you can go for a walk with your family or pet, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autumn, specially in September, because the temperatures are not that hot in that month.

Winters are mild and wet. Winter is the rainy season that means it gives you the chance of having a romantic journey with your significant other.

Today, Marmaris is one of the most significant Gulet and Yacht centers of Turkey. It is one of the most desired routes with marine which has hundreds of yachts. Thus, it is a well protected harbour. It is able to see luxury sailing yachts in marine. Maybe, you have chance to go on a blue cruise with one of these Gulets one day.

 

Marmaris is one of the most popular routes in blue cruise. It is preffered by those people who would like to embrace petite nature and glassy sea. Moreover, these tours provides you natural beauties which only can be seen by sea way. You can also see the historical buildings.

Gulets are most preffered ones in blue cruise tours. Gulets are wooden yachts. They are modernized for blue cruise tours to have unforgettable moments. It is a good option for those who would not like to limit their holiday in only one route. Marmaris also gives you to chance of daily tours for those who could not join in a blue cruise tour.

Turkyacht arranges blue cruise tours especially for Marmaris. It is able to attend blue cruise for which route you want with private yacht charter. We are trying to serve you blue cruise tours by expert staff and renewed yachts.

 

DAY 2

DALYAN, EKINCIK

Dalyan is one of the most attractive places of great natural asset. Located on the southern west part of Turkey's Mediterranean seashore, Dalyan is an uncorrupted town confined with hills covered with pine trees, cotton fields and kms of unaffected shoreline. There are astounding rock graves shaped out of the village cliffs 2,500 years before. There are thermal springs and mud-bath close to Dalyan. The relaxing warm water softens your skin and removes wrinkles because it involves sulphur in the high ratio. Dalyan is one of the few surviving places of heaven, a place of natural beauty and historical culture. The ancient city of Caunos located here with its historical and magical ruins dating back to 3000 years. This is also the beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta) and the green turtle (Chelonia Mydas) returns to lay their eggs since the beginning of time. The nesting time lasts from May to October.

                                          

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…

 

 

DAY3

ADALI BAY, HAMAM BAY, TERSANE ISLAND

With its crystal clear turqoise waters, fascinating sandy beach, fresh air that when you take breath you’ll notice that you’re feeling relaxed and the landscape you can’t get enough of, Adali Bay is waiting for you to visit there with your comfortable and deluxe Turkyacht Gulet...

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 dark abbey, 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 4

 

FETHIYE, KIZIL ISLAND

Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins are stunning which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Fethiye hosts many local and foreign tourists with its verdant and green forests, deep blue glassy sea and unique nature. Blue cruise delight is very different and peaceful in Fethiye with Fethiye gulet charter. Fethiye is one of the most preferred holiday resort with its marvellous beaches you can relax in, historical places that you can discover each day and magnificent coves by sea addicts especially for blue cruise.

And there is The Fethiye Museum… The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians.

Towards evening, around sunset, you can witness such a perfect turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong, if you think it is green it is not that either but both together. It is hard to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt!   

At sunset, the sun hits the stones and turns crimson red in color, a color that resembles the island soil. The Kizil Island got its name from this phenomenon. There is very little infrastructure on this island. The southern tip of the island has a lighthouse that guides maritime traffic. To the north-west are the Deliktas Islands, ideal for diving and fishing. The red waves off the east coast of the island wash the wide sand beach and are best suited for swimming.

 

DAY 5

 

GOCEK ISLAND, YASSICA ISLANDS

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.

 

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 6

AGA LIMANI, BEDRI RAHMI BAY, DOMUZ ISLAND

Near the edge of the Ness of Kurtoglu in the Cove of Fethiye, you would be attracted to pier at what consists of the twin coves of Aga Limani. As a Network Port, it gives you the chance of relaxing, swimming, fishing, or taking a long and peaceful walk on the sandy beach. The sea is so crystal clean it here and water is a little bit cool becasue of a underwater source nearby the beach.
Follow the path to the cove for about an hour to arrive at the old Lycian city of Lyda.

                        

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!

Domuz Island  ("Pig Island") is a Mediterranean island of Turkey. The island was popularly named after wild boars which were thought to live in the island, is covered with olive groves and pine trees. The island also has a harbor naturally sheltered from the wind. There are ruins, in and around the island. But the island now is uninhabited.

 

DAY7

KUMLU BUKU            

Kumlu Buku is a pretty big cove laying one mile north of Kadirga Limani, close to Marmaris.  Set in a wondrous view, the bay is overlooked by the remains of the old settlement of Amos. There are an acropolis, an amphitheatre, a temple and an altar to Dionysus to explore. It’s quite a hike up to this important historic site but the efforts of those who persist will be rewarded with spectacular views out over the bay. And on the way down, the excellent crepes served by the Hotel Dionysus, located on the bay, will taste all the better.

                                                     

A restaurant with enticing straw huts full of giant cushions sits right on the shore and is a delightful place to lounge for a few hours. The restaurant serves pretty decent Chinese food, which may be of interest if you have overdone it on the meze or had enough grilled meat on your Kumlu Buku yacht charter. As the sun sets, the staff from the restaurant light huge torches all down the beach and the jetties are lit up with underwater lights – it’s a spectacular sight. The pristine clear waters of the bay offer good snorkeling.

                             

DAY 8

BOZUKKALE, SERCE BAY                                     

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.                                                                

Serce is where the Blue Cruise Gulets berth. The place provides a wonderful image of the bottom of the harbour ands is well sheltered from the roughest weather conditions. Underwater researches and digging have led to many discoveries including many centuries old glasswork, which is now kept in the Bodrum Under water Museum.

Sparrow Harbor is one of the finest places for such archaeological findings. About one kilometer after of Sparrow, on the right are the towns of Kİrkkuyular and Sindilli, where several deserted stone houses can be seen. In Kİrkkuyular, the area’s oldest mansion, there are fourty cisterns. The water in this place is salty and unfit for animal farming and agriculture. The residents use the boreholes for household use.

 

DAY 9

DATCA

Just across the cove from Selimiye, Bencik provides you a calm and safe anchorage in amongst a charming pine forest. It is possible to get ashore on to a lawn, but there are no facilities.

Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entranceway but a unique landscape once you get inside. Bencik is positioned at the narrowest part of the peninsula that separates Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side.

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.

 

 

DAY10

 

AKTUR BAY, BENCIK BAY                      

Witness the world's oxygen tank at Aktur! Spotted with pine trees, it definitely is a slice of paradise. In fact, it won the title of the most beautiful bay inTurkey and proved to be a hot tourist destination. Aktur consists of two units, namely Datca and Kurucabuk, located at a distance of 4 km from each other. The Hisaronu bay is located very close to the narrowest strip of the Datca peninsula and zones the Cove of Gokova from the Cove of Hisaronu. Around 550 BC, it provided service as a defense line against the Persian army who wanted to have both Hisaronu Cove and the Gokova Cove by digging a tunnel along kilometers.          

Being a mini island betwixt the two coves, it absolutely made a good point of defense. However, even though the work was started with big efforts, the city was conquered in the en by the Persians.

Just across the cove from Selimiye, Bencik provides you a calm and safe anchorage in amongst a charming pine forest. It is possible to get ashore on to a lawn, but there are no facilities. Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entranceway but a unique landscape once you get inside. Bencik is positioned at the narrowest part of the peninsula that separates Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side.

 

DAY 11

ORHANIYE BAY, SELIMIYE BAY

 

Featuring its deep, crystal clear and charming blue sea and the famous Kizkumu beach, Orhaniye is a charming place and all tourists ara amazed by its beauty. Take a journey down to its quaint town roads to discover the historical castle of the dark knight. Floating over in this bay, the Gulets present a lovely scene. The village of Orhaniye has lots to provides to a hungry visitor.       

Enjoy pacing down the village or witness the pulchritude of the busy anchors by native and foreign yachtsmen alike, stay warm in indoors or explore the mysterical culture and cuisine of this amazing site. Orhaniye is full of surprises!

The Selimiye village which is in the Mugla territory of Marmaris is the pearl of the Cove of Hisaronu. The old name of this town was Hydas, which got evolved to Losta. At sunset, the sun disappearing behind the mountains surrounding the village seems to dye the scenery in a rich red hue.

 

 

The ancient site of Bybossos Hydas (Selimiye) has ruins dating back to the archaic period. One of the highest mounts of the zone is in Selimiye, the other one at the top of Sarikaya and the last one has three castle ruins, including the Kizilkoy Asarkale area.

 The sheep-like southeast mounts are visited by foreign tourists want to explore the castle ruins dating back to the Hellenistic ages. The grave in the south part of the maidan is located 100 meters offshore from the seashore and guides ships the way to the Selimiye.

Other sections of interest include a observation tower, a lighthouse, an abbey and an ancient theater. American underwater archeologists and scientists are engrossed in investigating submersed wrecks in the zone and have discovered valuable findings that are now exhibited in the Bodrum Underwater Museum. Selimiye is frequented by the Blue Cruise Gulets. Selimiye - Hisaronu - Orhaniye are like an inseparable trio.

 Selmiye is also famous for its clean glassy sea water, a great population of fish, vegetables, fruits, almond and olive orchards, the smell of fresh thyme and marjoram covering the mountains, clean, fresh air, calm environment and debonair people. We guarantee that you’ll love the every second of this trip!

 

DAY 12

 

BOZBURUN, DIRSEKBUKU

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.

Dirsekbuku is located between the Gulf in the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Hisaronu. There are many tourists travelling from Bodrum to Marmaris who stop here for a rest, which is why this region is replete with several sheltered bays. In addition, Dirsekbuku offers a great cruising experience, especially if you are leaving the different islands and sailing around Hisaronu in the morning.

 

 

DAY 13

 

ARAP ISLAND, KADIRGA BAY

Arap Island lies on the north of spot; Comlek burnu and it is settled between Küçük Arap Adası and Kara Ada. While entering into this narrow cove, keep isle on your starboard. The northern part of the passage is really shallow. Boats can berth in 6-7m with a line ashore to the beach side. It provides sheltering from prevailing winds. Strong westerlies send swell and it is funneled down fom the valley by the beach side. Local fishing boats berth on the east of the beach. Small boats can anchor here. Care is needed for the shoal water.

A rough path from the beach leads up the and reaches Taşlıca Village (3.5 km). You can observe animal grazing by the beach side and feel country style life. 

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 14

 

YILDIZ ISLAND

Yildiz island as it is known, is a chersonese in Marmaris. The landscape is incredible here. There are several elegant restaurants around the island and lovely cafes waiting for you. Yildiz island is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. You can spend your whole day in the island without getting bored and it’s also a unequal chance for a peaceful walk through nature. The geographical structure of the region is reminding of a small sea canal. In accordance to history a captain who was sailing in this region on a stormy night, bounced on the rocky landscape as he thought that this was a sea canal. Since this the area of the island is also called the wrong canal.

 

DAY 15

 

MARMARIS

Marmaris is a seaport village and a tourist spot on the Mediterranean seashore, positioned in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

Marmaris' mainstay of income is tourism. It has an special locating between two intersectant sets of mountains by the sea, though following a building boom in the 1980s, little is left of the inactive fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010 the town's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season.

It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering place for hundreds of cruising Gulet yachters, being also served by the closeby Dalaman Airport.

Marmaris has a really hot summer climate that you can enjoy your cold drinks while having fun with your friends in its restless nihtlife.

Summers are hot and dry, and temperatures are especially high in July and August. October is still warm and bright, so you can go for a walk with your family or pet, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autumn, specially in September, because the temperatures are not that hot in that month.

Winters are mild and wet. Winter is the rainy season that means it gives you the chance of having a romantic journey with your significant other.

Today, Marmaris is one of the most significant Gulet and Yacht centers of Turkey. It is one of the most desired routes with marine which has hundreds of yachts. Thus, it is a well protected harbour. It is able to see luxury sailing yachts in marine. Maybe, you have chance to go on a blue cruise with one of these Gulets one day.

Marmaris is one of the most popular routes in blue cruise. It is preffered by those people who would like to embrace petite nature and glassy sea. Moreover, these tours provides you natural beauties which only can be seen by sea way. You can also see the historical buildings.

Gulets are most preffered ones in blue cruise tours. Gulets are wooden yachts. They are modernized for blue cruise tours to have unforgettable moments. It is a good option for those who would not like to limit their holiday in only one route. Marmaris also gives you to chance of daily tours for those who could not join in a blue cruise tour.

Turkyacht arranges blue cruise tours especially for Marmaris. It is able to attend blue cruise for which route you want with private yacht charter. We are trying to serve you blue cruise tours by expert staff and renewed yachts.