Promising more history, culture and scenic anchorages than one could hope for, this is the Mediterranean at its most exotic. Between the Bodrum peninsula and the Gulf of Fethiye, the Aegean Sea reflects every shade of green and blue, justifying its nickname of the “Turquoise Coast.” Sailing the clear turquoise waters is a pure delight while venturing inland will reward you with an enormous wealth of archaeological and historical sites and a contemporary Turkey with colorful bazaars, fabulous cuisine and chic bars – all just waiting to be enjoyed and explored.
You’ll never experience another cruising ground quite like Turkey. Its coastlines and landscapes echo the memory of ancient civilizations. A bridge between east and west, it is genuinely laden with natural and man-made treasures waiting for you to find them. Bodrum is one of the most popular yachting hubs on the western shore. Boasting a cosmopolitan character with a trendy bohemian vibe, its nightlife now gives St. Tropez and Ibiza a run for their money. Added to this is its strategic coastal position and Bodrum is the ideal place to begin or end a yacht charter.
Cruising south and east along this profoundly indented coastline, the landscape is more and more verdant the further you go. You’ll be in awe- as the towering Taurus Mountains rise behind the bays and pine-forest inlets crowd down to the shoreline providing perfect sheltered anchorages. East of Göcek, the striking Turquoise Coast will enchant you. From the stunning lagoon of Ölü Deniz (closed to yachts but accessible by kayak) to the twelve islands with their bays and inlets, the whole coast is dotted with gem-like anchorages and sleepy villages. But it’s not all peaceful; the bustling ports of Fethiye, Kalkan and Kas have plenty of bars and restaurants with something for every taste.
Promising more history, culture and scenic anchorages than any yachtsman could hope for, the Turquoise Coast is a magical destination for a superyacht charter.
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