The Turkish riviera or the turquoise coast as its also known, stretches from Cesme in the North to Alanya in the South. A distance of over 600 nautical miles. Its famous for its sights and brisk sailing with the local wind called the Meltemi which blows in the summer season in a NW direction.

Gocek bays Turkey

Gocek bays Turkey

Yacht charter on the turquoise coast, Turkey

A Cruise in Turkey offers great sailing along the beautiful turquoise coast. A one or two week charter in this ancient land of Lycia has a wonder of attractions. The bustling ports of Bodrum and Marmaris, fascinating archaeological sites like Myndos, Knidos, Halicarnassus and Kekova. Enjoy tranquil night time anchorages, picturesque fishing villages and sample the famous Turkish cuisine.
Cruises start and finish in the Greek port of Rhodes to satisfy Turkish charter regulations which allow only Turkish flagged vessels to charter in TR. This does meant that there is no tax added to the charter. The port of Rhodes is just 30 minutes from the airport which is served daily with flights from Athens. It is also just a day sail away from Fetiye, our first Turkish destination. Currencies are Euros for Greece and Turkish lira for Turkey. Credit cards are widely accepted.

About sailing the turquoise coastline.

Sailing conditions are brisk with exciting upwind legs and fun downwind legs. The routes are worked out to offer something to suit all sailing abilities.

  • Walk: Around the ancient amphitheater of Telemessos in Fetiye.
  • Explore: The bustling coastal city of Marmaris .
  • Boat trip: up the Dalyan river to see the Lycian tombs
  • Snorkelling.
  • Swimming.
  • Stand up paddle boarding and wakeboarding with Bellacha’s custom-made equipment.

Click HERE to visit the Turkish tourist information site.

Helpful information can be found in Wikipedia HERE and from CNN HERE

Turkish one week cruise example, click on the map to download the relevant itinerary.

One week Turkish cruise; Gulf of Gokova

Turkey 1 week charter