Yacht Sailing: An Adventure along Turkey’s Coast

Turkey is one of the most adventure-filled and impressive countries in the world. It attracts the tourists by its historic charm, cultural heritage and Mediterranean beauty. Most of the people explore the country by road, covering each island one by one, but exploring it via yacht sailing is something extraordinary. It will reveal more hidden treasures and you will be mesmerized by the view of the sea, flying fish, breathtaking sunsets, majestic dolphins and enjoying the night under shining stars. It will be a whole new experience for you while witnessing the incomparable beauty of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.

Sounds exciting? Indeed it is. Join the madness of sailing in Turkey and have one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life, full of thrills and adventure, which will leave you craving more. Here’s why:

The Bays and Coves

With time, Turkey is becoming the most popular sailing destination, as travellers from all over the world come here to witness its beauty. Since the coast is scattered with secluded bays and coves, you can easily escape the crowds. While sailing along the coast of Turkey, each day you will be witnessing stunning bays and coves to sunbathe, swim, eat, drink, snorkel and chill-out.

The water is crystal clear here, which means you can see everything on the ocean floor.

Some of the best spots you should visit include Butterfly Valley Beach, Cold Water Bay, Sarsala Koyu, Asi Koyu, Kapi Creek, Kekova Roads, Oludeniz, Wall Bay and Tomb Bay, etc.

Cuisines

“You will get the freshest salads, stews, seafood and other traditional Turkish food while exploring the coastal line.”

The culture and traditions are different here, as they have been  influenced by several people who ruled or visited the place in the ancient times. There is nothing better than enjoying the Mediterranean Sea view while having a feast of rich and lavish Turkish food in your private yacht while visiting the various coastal bars and restaurants. The local cuisines of the Aegean coast is said to be the best in the country because of its exceptional produce. You will get the freshest salads, stews, seafood and other traditional Turkish food while exploring the coastal line.

Sea Turtles

It is another attraction of the place; people across the world came here to see the large Loggerhead Sea Turtles and to get a chance to swim with them. Iztuzu beach and Cirali are famous for these turtles, and  while exploring these areas you might see them coming out of the water or if you remain lucky, you can even get a chance to swim alongside them.

Historical ruins

The whole south-west coast is filled with incredible ancient ruins. While sailing from town to town and bay to cove, you will get endless options to explore the ruins both above and under the water. Some of the best ruins are Cirali, Asin Liman, Ephesus, Gemiler Adasi, Kalkan, Fethiye, Kalekoy Castle, etc.

Sunsets

“The best part of sailing in Turkey is that you get a chance to relax on the deck of your yacht while enjoying the sky above you.”

The best part of sailing in Turkey is that you get a chance to relax on the deck of your yacht while enjoying the sky above you. At sunset you will get to witness a picture-perfect scene, while the sun is setting it lights up the Mediterranean and Aegean seas like no other in the world. While watching this from your deck and enjoying your cocktail, you will realize that there is no place better than this for sailing.

Crystal Clear Water

The coast is nicknamed The Turquoise Coast, because of its crystal clear water, which itself is quite alluring to go for a sailing holiday in Turkey. While sailing you get the opportunity of cruising these waters all day long, to swim in them as much as you want and to see the ocean world as long as the sun sets.

This is a lifetime experience which you will never forget.

Networking

Turkey is known as the most popular destination for sailing in the world, and its summers are full of travellers who are ready to explore the coastline with all types of boats. You will see typical Turkish gulet cruises, private charter boats and party boats everywhere on the bays, coves, beaches, etc. You will get a chance to meet new people and to make new friends.

Sailing in Turkey is nothing like you have ever experienced before in your life. Relaxing on your boat, enjoying your food or drinks, gazing out at a magnificent orange sunset and feeling the warm breeze–all these are what you get here. which will make you forget about everything else in the world.

Amazing Beach Holiday Resorts in Turkey

Vacations are the best time to do something different from your daily routine. This is the time when you can focus on you and your family or friends. This time, instead of relaxing at home, you should do something different, like visiting a place which is pure bliss and magic. A place where you will find natural beauty, peace and energy to revive yourself along with the tasty cuisine it has to offer you.

Turkey is the place which offers everything you desire.

Whether you are looking for a sunny climate to enjoy sandy beaches, or to indulge in the rich heritage it has to offer, or you’re looking for something to make your taste buds dance, or the nightlife as well as shopping sprees, whatever you desire from a holiday, you will get all these here.

The place offers you a wide range of historical sites and various amazing beach holiday resorts along the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean coasts. Here are some of the best beach holiday resorts which will enhance your holiday experience in all ways.

Patara

“Patara is the longest and most beautiful beach in Turkey.”

Patara is the longest and most beautiful beach in Turkey, situated near the Lycian city on the Turkish Riviera coast. It’s about 18 kms long and can spread up to a width of 200-300 metres. You will love its warm shallows, body durable waves and the dunes. The calm Patara Viewpoint Hotel is set around a pool on a tranquil, verdant slope behind the ruins of a Roman city. The place is known for providing friendly service for its visitors for more than two decades- a service that incorporates free rides to and from the shoreline and an optional barbeque weekly.

The Bodrum Peninsula

“You will love the food here and the lovely beaches.”

Studded with olive forests and domed white Ottoman-period reservoirs, the lovely rough finger of the Bodrum Peninsula is also one of the favourite beaches in Turkey. You will love the food here and the lovely beaches such as Bitez and Türbükü, and windsurfing opportunities are in abundance. The Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, is situated on the lush northern shore of the landmass. It has two beaches of its own, a modern spa, a pool complex, chic eateries and cool sounds provided by Istanbul’s hip Babylon club. It is the most sophisticated beach holiday resort in the area.

Oludeniz Lagoon

“You will love staying at the beachfront resort of Oludeniz.”

Though you might see several promotional posters here, provided by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, you won’t be able to deny the fact that the wonderful, pine-bordered and mountain-supported lagoon of Oludeniz is precisely an pristine heaven. There’s are many things to do as well, aside from swimming in the clear blue waters of the lagoon or taking a boat to the beautiful shoreline at Butterfly Valley. You will love staying at the beachfront resort of Oludeniz, the Oyster Residences, which is a beautiful, reasonably priced hotel set among rich vegetation with a pretty pool.

Antalya

“Antalya is the fifth most beautiful beach of Turkey.”

Antalya is the fifth most beautiful beach of Turkey. For those who are looking for a traditional Mediterranean beach and a poolside holiday along with easy access to the nightlife and shopping centres, this the best place. You will get plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs in its old walled quarter and the suburbs are loaded with shiny new malls and cinemas.

The Su Hotel is the only hotel which has an all-white concept, located at the curve where Konyaalti beach meets limestone cliffs, where the city is built.

You will love the giant pool, the view of the amazing blue gulf mountains, and other amenities.

Alanya

“Even the beauty of the city along its sides can’t take away its particular charms.”

No words can define the beauty of Alanya, as it’s clustered around the big, citadel-crowned rock approaching high over the Mediterranean, and backed by the tough Taurus Mountains. Even the beauty of the city along its sides can’t take away its particular charms. It has plenty of historical sites to explore, as it was once the home of pirates in the Roman Era and was mainly settled under the Seljuk Turks. Apart from that, it offers boat trips around the rock and incredible swimming from the shorelines toward the east and west. You can easily explore the place by staying at the beautiful boutique Villa Turka hotel. Molded from an appealing period Ottoman townhouse, the lodging is in a serene area underneath the old city dividers on the rock of Alanya, with far reaching ocean views.

Apart from these beach holiday resorts, there is much more which you can explore while visiting Turkey on your vacations.