Yacht Charter Holidays in Turkey

Sunny skies, warm turquoise waters, cooling breezes, deserted anchorages and tranquil bays are what you’ll find as you sail the southern coast of Turkey. Combined with the warmth and sincerity of the people, spectacular scenery, and fascinating ruins from previous civilisations and delicious food – who could ask for more!

Where Europe meets Asia…

Turkey occupies a geological and cultural bridge, between Europe and Asia, where East meets the West. You will be truly delighted by the warm welcome and friendship shown by the local people.

Wherever you’re sailing in Turkey, particularly along the Southern coast, you will always find exciting places to explore. The Turkish coast is ideal for cruising and it stretches from the Peninsula of Callipolis down to Antalya. Due to the formation of the coast line, with a large number of bays, peninsulas and inlets, it is deceiving in its length – almost 1,000 miles long.

The Lycian Coast

Sailing past spectacular scenery, riveting ruins and intriguing islets, the Lycian coast runs from Marmaris in the west to Antalya in the east, covering some of the most remarkable coastlines in the Mediterranean.

The Carian Coast

If you are looking for sunny skies, turquoise waters and tranquil bays then the southern coast of Turkey is definitely for you. Home to traditional Turkish villages, uninhabited islands and striking coves, this is a very popular area for those who like to combine splendid sailing with captivating culture.

Sailing in Turkey…

Starting from Marmaris, Gocek or Fethiye, discover and enjoy the charm of beautiful bays, quiet coves and sheltered anchorages. Along the coast, there are literally acres of ancient ruins from the proto-Greek period to the Byzantine period. Do not miss historical tours ashore to sites including Caunus, Ephesus, Pergamos, or Kas – the ancient ruins of Turkey are amongst the most picturesque in the Mediterranean.

In addition, Turkish food is one of the great cuisines of the world, so make sure to try some local delicacies. Restaurants offer amazing selections of delicious starters, known as mezes. Main dishes include freshly caught seafood, shish kebabs, köfte (spicy meatballs) as well as vegetarian dishes.

Shopping can also be an interesting and enjoyable experience, especially in the bazaars and markets. The variety of crafts, ranging from carpets, jewellery, leather goods to ceramics is immense and prices are usually very reasonable.

You may be invited to drink tea as you discuss purchases. If prices are not displayed, feel free to bargain! Although in recent years Turkey has become a very popular tourist destination, development has been confined to larger, purpose built resorts. The majority of the country remains unspoilt.