Marmaris, Aquarium Bay
This is a wonderful and exciting starting point from Marmaris to Bodrum for all tourists that want to sail the Mediterranean, Aegean and Adriatic seas. Apart from the incredibly inviting waters, you get to enjoy all the modern amenities of a major tourist town with local cuisine, day and night attractions as well as access to the amenities of the harbor and port. This is a perfect time to take stock of your provisions and add any extra items that you might want before you set sail.
Kumlubuku, Kadirga Harbor
Kumlubuku is one of those lovely places along the Turkish coast that you can just lie back and relax. With sandy beaches and cool clear water. While gulet sailing You can either enjoy the sea, the sand or sit under the shade in one the many local tavernas and partake in an exquisite local culinary feast supported by local wine.
Just west of Marmaris you come to the blue flag awarded and shelter Kadirga Harbour. Aptly awarded since it has amazing clear waters and provides a nice respite for a quick dip.
Serce Bay, Bozukkale (Loryma)
One of the popular and frequently used sites for Blue voyage is Serce. This lovely town has an amazing sheltered harbor, and this is the reason for the pristine clear waters. The area is steeped in ancient history and many of the local finds are now housed in Bodrum’s underwater archeology museum.
Just sailing into Serce is an experience worth waiting for, and along the way, many amazing and memorable views are provided. Nearby Serce are the ancient towns of Kirkkuylar and Sidilli, in which you will find over 40 cisterns that provided fresh water to the inhabitants of this area.
Luxury gulet cruises Turkey continues with Bozburun. Bozburun is a lovely small town 45kms west of Marmaris. It is home to a small but modern marina and the town is famous for its shipbuilding industry. This is where some of the world’s finest wooden boats and Gulets are fabricated. This is a quiet port town, and the way to reach it is as picturesque as the town itself.
Bozburun is great for a relaxing evening, this means you will not find nightlife here. What you will find are amazing hotels, cafes, bars, and restaurants all serving local cuisine using the freshest seafood and locally farmed produce.
Selimiye Bay, Orhaniye Bay, Emel Sayin Bay)
In the Gulf of Hisaronu lies the village of Selimiye. What can be added to the already pantheon of words praising this amazing gulet trip Turkey? One of the most prominent and distinctive natural phenomena occurs during sunset when the color of the village changes into a deep red. There is an ancient Hellenistic castle south of the village and there is a tomb situated around 100 meters offshore.
The tomb has been a guide for shipping for centuries. Selimiye offers a lighthouse, theater, and monastery as well as its pristine waters and amazing local cuisine. The village is a farming town as well, and the local produce is collected and served alongside the freshly caught seafood. All prepared and provided alongside a great local wine.
During your private gulet charter Turkey, one of the popular coastal stops is Datca, a small southern shore yachting stop over 75kms west of Marmaris. Datca is located in an area that provides you with many small covers along the peninsula, so you can anchor along the coastline and enjoy a swim in the privacy of your own cove.
The coast is dotted with small fishing villages and farming towns, and the local tomatoes and olives are famous for their depth of taste. While visiting Datca, enjoy some local produce and maybe even ask your chef to use it as a staple ingredient.
Knidos (Cnidus), Aquarium Bay (Adabogazi)
At the extreme southwest of Turkey, along the Datca peninsula, sits the small archeological town of Knidos. This is one of Turkey’s finest historical legends preserved in amazing condition. You find the Statue of Demeter in one location, and in the ancient harbor, there were two Lions that stand guard but are now in the British Museum in London.
The main attractions are the temple of Aphrodite and the Necropolis. Excavations are ongoing and have been unearthing more and more amazing finds for over half a century. Since Knidos is considered to be remote, the best way to reach it is by gulet boat. This is a must-stop for all yacht charters and one site that will provide a lot of great memories as well as photos.
After an exceptional yacht charter from Marmaris to Bodrum, you come to sail back to Bodrum and prepare for your flight home. This is a perfect time to visit this wonderful city and enjoy your last (but not final) taste of Turkey. Bodrum is a jewel surrounded golden sunsets and azure waters.
You really should partake in all the local cuisine, cultural attractions and visit the waterfront outside the famous Bodrum Castle, built from the stones of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. It hosts an amazing underwater archeology museum and is a must-see when in Bodrum.