Is Turkey safe for Gulet Charter?

Turkey is very large country known for its hospitable people and Ottoman cuisine, and it is still an essential center of various cultures that blend into one. Here you can discover historical cities, beautiful coastline, sparkling sea, amazing food and incredible nature. Unfortunately, there have been some issues recently, due to Syrian conflicts since 2013, which resulted in the spread of misinformation and fear among tourists. For this reason, it is no surprise you are asking “Is Turkey safe?” In this post, we will help you stay updated on all the relevant information to help you feel safe wherever you go.


You maybe were planning a gulet cruise getaway and fun way of gulet cruising with your family or friends, but your most significant worry is safety. Turkey has been doing its best to provide humanitarian efforts to help people who flee the war zones outside the Turkish borders. This has never affected Turkish tourism areas during the last 6-7 years. Turkey is a big country, expanding on 783.562 km² / 8434.191ft². The most attractive cruising areas people are visiting are located in the far most Western zone of the country away from problematic areas affected by conflicts. Actual political crisis/conflict is taking place outside the far Southeastern border of the country. It is over 1.000 kilometers / 650 miles (almost the same distance between New York and South Carolina) away from your vacation area, and 80% of the country is under no serious travel warnings. Deciding not to visit Turkey because of what’s happening in a few regions would be a loss.

On the other hand, if airports are your main worry you must know that Turkey is a country of tourism, with very modern and equipped airports along the South-Western coast. You will be flying from/to Turkey either from Dalaman International Airport (DLM) or Milas International Airport (BJV). Again, some more than 1.000 kilometers / 650 miles away from possible conflict areas outside the Turkish borders. And if you are doing connecting flights, you will be connecting from Istanbul.


Furthermore, Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and each year the number of visitors is increasing. Turkish authorities are doing a good job of providing safety, and security is high so you should feel safe as long as you keep out of borders with Syria.

Once we determined that there is no true reason to fear gulet cruise to Turkey here are a few more reasons why to visit this country:

  • Turkey has very hospitable welcoming people that are accepting to tourists. 
  • Besides that, there you will try one of the greatest cuisines and desserts that breath tradition, history and much more.
  • And of course, there are many stunning lively historic towns  to visit such as Bodrum, Gocek, Antalya, Marmaris, and Fethiye. To experience a genuinely authentic life in Turkey you can visit Turkish villages. 
  • Turkey coast also has some of the most stunning beaches in the world followed by resorts that are surrounded by the turquoise sea and it offers some of the best value for money holiday options! 

Gulets originated from Turkey and this type of holiday can guarantee you with the best possible cruise experience in the privacy and comfort on board. All gulets also come with professional English speaking crew who provide excellent service during the whole cruise. In Turkey, you can get the best value for your money than anywhere else!