From ancient ruins and whitewashed houses of old-worldly fishing villages, to bustling bazaars and lively seaside towns, let’s not forget the incredible weather. A yacht charter in Turkey is guaranteed to be a wee you’ll never forget.
Day 1 – Gocek
Protected in 1988 as an area of special protection meaning the town has no high-rise buildings and has a luxurious feel to it. Surrounded rich green pine forests is the international yachting town of Gocek. With many sought after restaurants overlooking the aquamarine sea, it is the perfect place to start your week sailing.
DAY 2 – Kapi Creek
Awakening with the excitement of your first day at sea, we’d suggest easing into the week’s sailing with a short sail south west. Stopping for a mid-morning swim in secret coves before making your way to the charming Kapi Creek. This secluded bay has been a favourite of sailors for decades. Known for its ancient ruins, beautiful scenery and traditional olive groves, the island is also home to one of the best restaurants in the region. After enjoying the simple pleasure of eating al fresco and feasting on local delicacies, you could bed down here for the night.
DAY 3 – St Nicholas island
Today we’d suggest sailing away from the shelter of this alcove in Turkey’s coastline and making your way south east. Take in the white sandy beaches, pine clad hillsides, rocky outcrops contrasted against the ribbon of turquoise sea marking the coastline. Have a few stops for snorkelling and a fresh continental lunch on deck anchored out at sea, before making your way to the little abandoned St Nicholas Island. Explore the incredible mysterious ruins of the island that was once the refuge of Saint Nicholas who in 4th century was fleeing persecution from the Romans.
DAY 4 – Kalkan
In brilliant contrast to the previous day, today you could sail south to Kalkan. Spend the afternoon shopping in the town’s eclectic mix of bougainvillea clad shops or sampling local raki in some of the most picturesque beach bars of this spectacular fishing village. For those wanting a little party, Kalkan is the place! If partying is not your vibe then you’ll be spoilt for choice down the cobbled streets with cocktail bars and traditional tavernas.
DAY 5 – Karacoren
You really won’t be able to get enough of the simple pleasure of your daily stops to swim and snorkel in Turkey’s finest turquoise coast. Hidden coves, endless empty sandy beaches, (for the brave) a deep-sea swim amidst the stunning rocky cliffs adorned with the occasional ancient church. Watch out for wildlife, it’s been known to sight of the odd sea turtle and pod of dolphins in this region. We’d advise spending this evening basking in the natural beauty of Karacaören, home to the Karacaören Şelalesi (Karacaören Waterfall).
DAY 6 – Fethiye
Your last full day at sea, so make the most of it! No trip to this region is complete without a visit to Fethiye, so we’d suggest making a bee line there. Have a stroll throughout the old town, pick up a souvenir from the local bazaar and wander the taverna lined seafront before we set sail in the afternoon Enjoy your final evening in the marina, finishing this incredible week off dining alfresco, watching fresh fish get cooked in front of you, sipping on sundowners watching the sunset.
DAY 7 – Gocek
Embrace the feeling of the sun on your face, whilst you take breakfast in the fresh air atop of the crystal-clear sea. You could head for a midday explore of Tomb Bay; for the adventurers of you out there to get your fill of culture, exploring the caves and tombs carved into the cliffside. Then make your way back to port in Gocek.