Welcome to Marmaris gulet cruise. Guests can board their yacht in mid-afternoon in Marmaris. The charter yacht moves off the next day and stays in port overnight. Dinner is served on board, the first of many lovely meals over the next few days, but there is still time to see what Marmaris has to offer before setting sail.
It will be busy; it always is during the many weeks of the season. With the days ahead likely to be quiet and relaxing on board your luxury charter, you my like to enjoy the busy streets and bars before returning to your yacht for a good night’s sleep.
Arap Island, Bozukkale (Loryma)
Next stop with your Turkish gulet boat is Arap Island. Arap Islet is Turkish territory. It is uninhabited, located between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. There is a rough pathway coming up from the beach and leading to the village of Taşlıca around 3.5 kms away. It has a completely rural feel which you will experience as you walk.
Bozburun, a small town with a marina, 45 kms to the west of Marmaris, has made a name for itself as a place for building quality wooden craft, yachts and gulet yacht. It is well-known to yachtsmen if less visited by others. That said, the lovely winding road by the sea to reach Bozburun is a very pleasant drive.
It is not a place for tourists seeking great nightlife but there are many compensations for visitors staying in its small hotels and pensions. There are restaurants by the sea serving the freshest possible seafood.
Bencik Bay / Datca
Bencik Bay is a quiet and sheltered place for gulet holidays. It is just across from Selimiye on the Hisaronu side of the peninsula dividing the Gulfs of Hisaronu and Gokova. There is a lovely grassed area but no facilities for visitors. That does not detract from the beauty of the place.
Ano Symi (Symi Island)
The highlight of gulet charter Greece is Symi. Symi, off the Datca Peninsula of Turkey is another relaxing island. It is fairly small but offers plenty of chance to explore. The landscape is lovely and once back in Ano Symi there are bars and tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine which you should try with the local wine.
Rhodes, with its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the largest of the Dodecanese and offers everything which you would need during your luxury yacht charter. There is a 200 kilometre coastline, a fascinating interior, good nightlife and plenty of history. It has been home to several ‘’civilisations’’ in its history and also to a former Ancient Wonder of the World though the Colossus was destroyed by an earthquake many centuries ago.
The narrow streets of this walled Old Town can be crowded at times but worth visiting with the Palace of the Grand Master and the architecture of the Knights of St. John notable features.
Kadirga Harbor, Star Island (Nimara)
Kadirga Harbour is a pretty bay not far to the west from Marmaris and a nice spot for gulet blue voyage. It is sheltered and has been awarded the blue flag because of its marvelous waters.
The charter finishes back in port with guests enjoying an excellent breakfast before finally returning to dry land. If you have some days ashore before finally returning home, we would recommend that you take some time to see what Marmaris and the immediate region has to offer.
The natural environment is stunning; forests hug the slopes with the contrast between green and the blue of the sea and sky creating a lovely setting. Thank you for choosing Turkyacht for your gulet hire Turkey.