Turkey isn’t a recent entry to the Mediterranean Sea’s top charter destinations, but it seems that many people don’t know what it has to offer a yachting fan. Competing with Greece and Croatia for the first spot in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey offers a complete package: turquoise seas, sandy beaches, countless ancient sites, fantastic local food, perfect weather and a coastline ideal for sailing alone. So, if you’re dreaming of a yacht charter in Turkey, let us direct you to the best destinations on your itinerary.
This country will give you wonderful memories on land as well as on the sea. The nation lies between Asia and Europe; its capital, Ankara, has more than a dozen water borders, including the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.
You can find plenty of charming cities and numerous important locations in Turkey. Don’t miss the capital, Ankara, a modern city full of events, including the Ataturk mausoleum and museum. You can also visit Mardin for its stunning sandstone houses, or Antalya, where many tourists visit the beautiful landscapes every year. There are also other places to see: Marmaris, Side, Bodrum, Ephesus, Cappadocia and Istanbul, of course.
Walk along the many bazaars and markets, taste local specialties with outstanding flavors such as lahmacun, kebap or börek, but also the popular raki alcoholic beverage. You can buy (powdered) apple tea, bring home herbs, take the steam bath, get a massage, haggle in the shops, etc. Visit Pamukkale’s natural site (Cotton Castle) with its famous warm water basins coming from the mountain’s bowels. The stunning waterfalls (Duden Waterfalls) can be located not far from Antalya. Discover the many ruins and archeological sites as well or relax along the many beaches that are long and wide.
Turkey has a lot of activities for people of all kinds. In the canyons near Antalya (Koprulu Canyon) or at Artvin (Coruh River), you can go rafting. In Alcati, the water sports paradise, you will have an excellent time windsurfing or renting a sailboat, motorboat, catamaran, swelling boat or jet-ski in the Bafa Lake to go fishing, relaxing or diving.
Do not forget to take a cruise and sail along the coast to explore the Turkish islands. Famous islands include Marmara Island, Büyükada Island, örmralı, Gökçeada Island and Bozcaada Island. Sailing Turkey’s Lycian or Carian Coast’s clear blue waters is an experience every sailor should enjoy at least once in their life. It is a magical place where you can live in complete comfort, withdraw from the busy world, and surrender to the beautiful surroundings and a timeless atmosphere.
The long and beautiful summer of Turkey features strong winds and mild seas that combine to create the perfect conditions for a relaxing sailing vacation and explore a land where East meets West. Experience busy cities from a more peaceful perspective with stunning food, or sleepy fishing villages. Relax in the deep bays that welcome you to swim in the afternoon, under the cliffs and breathtaking scenery of the island.
Experience beautiful sunny days, irresistibly scenic surroundings and inviting people willing to make a memorable visit for you.