MARMARIS, KOCABUK, KUMLUBUKU

DAY1

 

GOCEK, KOCABUK

 

Gocek is a natural harbor locating at the head of the Cove of Fethiye on the beautiful seashore of Turkey. Sheltered by the woody foothills of the great Taurus Mountains, it looks over the many islands and sheltered gulfs of this pretty gulf.

When you get to the center, you will see a large street called Turgut Ozal Street that provides many outlet stores for antique and modern rugs and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. It is possible to find all your needs in this street.

Famous supermarkets Tansas, Migros and Bim - have branche offices in Gocek village, additively to many smaller family-run stores that a everything that you will need for either gulet provisioning or self-catering.             

While you are walking along calmly the main street to the seaside, you will see elegant, modest, calm, restaurants, fish restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good global and folk music. However, you should also walk inland a little to see the restaurants and pubs hiding in perfect green gardens, enclosed by colourful flowers. You will find the ambiance stunning with the flower scents, your drink and the untypical high oxygen levels, which you’ll notice you don’t breathe well in general.

Close to the edge of the Ness of Kurtoglu in the Cove of Fethiye, you would be allured to pier at what consists of the twin bays of Aga Limani. As a Network Port, it gives you the chance to relax, swim, go fishing, or take long, peaceful and calm walks on the sandy beach. The sea is so clean in here, Kocabuk and water is chill becasue of a underwater source close to the magnificent beach.

 

DAY 2

 

KUMLU BUKU, MARMARIS, PARADISE ISLAND

        

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.

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.

Paradise Island is really a chersonese surrounded with forests. It is settled at the entrance-way of the cove of Marmaris and is specially famous among the places frequented daily Gulet trips.

Almost every Gulet stops here to lets the visitors to be a part of the incredible natural beauty of this place. You need to walk for about 8 km before you reach to Liar Strait from where you can walk ahead to Paradise Island.

The trail provides a unequaled opportunity for a nice nature hiking. The Liar Strait derives its name from the geographical structure of the Bosphorus strait that resembles a liar.

 This is quite a rocky zone but you can rent a Gulet yacht and to delight in the striking landscape of Paradise Island.

There are several nice restaurants and cafes around the island. Paradise Islandis also really good for swimming. You can spend your full day on the island without getting bored.

 

 

DAY 3

 

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…

 

DAY 4

 

GOBUN BAY, GOKGEMILE BAY

 

The Gobun Bay settled in the south of the Domuz Cove. The entranceway of the cove is very narrow but once you get inside you will find a long cove enveloped by beautiful olive and pine trees. At the afar end of the cove you will see some rock cut graves and historical ruins.

Gokgemiler Bay is just a few kilometers from Oludeniz. Up to the very top of the island you can see 360 views of all the coves around this area. If you’re considering having a vacation in Gokgemile Bay, you should definetely witness its charming beauty. It’s unique. You can reach this stunning bay by only 20 mins walking or by a boat leaving from Fethiye. This bay is pretty quite and secluded. This place, where is surrounded by evergreen trees stretches away to Mediterranean. In blistering summer days, this place will be your peaceful shelter with cool days in your Turkyacht Gulet.

 

DAY5

 

HAMAM BAY, SARSALA BAY

 

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.

 

 

Sarsala Bay is an another popular cove by seamen with a natural cove perfect for swimming or spending your night in. It is an inviting bay with a large stony beach, a wooded clough that runs inland, enclosed by pine Forestry Mountain. There is a restaurant and a pontoon at the teeny tiny Sarsala Cove where several Gulets anchor.

 

 

DAY6

 

DOMUZ ISLAND, TERSANE ISLAND

 

 

Domuz Island  ("Pig Island") is a Mediterranean island of Turkey. The island was 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 and remains, in and around this lovely island. But the island now is uninhabited.        

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 buildings that can seen from the land and the sea. These islands are proved to be most safe for seamen in the entire Cove of Fethiye during the Byzantine eras.

 

DAY7

 

BEDRI RAHMI BAY, GOCEK, 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!

Gocek is a natural harbor locating at the head of the Cove of Fethiye on the beautiful seashore of Turkey. Sheltered by the woody foothills of the great Taurus Mountains, it looks over the many islands and sheltered gulfs of this pretty gulf.

When you get to the center, you will see a large street called Turgut Ozal Street that provides many outlet stores for antique and modern rugs and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. It is possible to find all your needs in this street.

Famous supermarkets Tansas, Migros and Bim - have branche offices in Gocek village, additively to many smaller family-run stores that a everything that you will need for either gulet provisioning or self-catering.

While you are walking along calmly the main street to the seaside, you will see elegant, modest, calm, restaurants, fish restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good global and folk music. However, you should also walk inland a little to see the restaurants and pubs hiding in perfect green gardens, enclosed by colourful flowers. You will find the ambiance stunning with the flower scents, your drink and the untypical high oxygen levels, which you’ll notice you don’t breathe well in general.

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 is a natural harbor locating at the head of the Cove of Fethiye on the beautiful seashore of Turkey. Sheltered by the woody foothills of the great Taurus Mountains, it looks over the many islands and sheltered gulfs of this pretty gulf.

 

When you get to the center, you will see a large street called Turgut Ozal Street that provides many outlet stores for antique and modern rugs and textiles, gifts shops, restaurants etc. It is possible to find all your needs in this street.

 

Famous supermarkets Tansas, Migros and Bim - have branche offices in Gocek village, additively to many smaller family-run stores that a everything that you will need for either gulet provisioning or self-catering.

While you are walking along calmly the main street to the seaside, you will see elegant, modest, calm, restaurants, fish restaurants, cafes and bars, all playing good global and folk music.

However, you should also walk inland a little to see the restaurants and pubs hiding in perfect green gardens, enclosed by colourful flowers. You will find the ambiance stunning with the flower scents, your drink and the untypical high oxygen levels, which you’ll notice you don’t breathe well in general.