Meet the base staff and settle onto your chartered yacht. This is a good time to take a look around Marmaris provision for your sailing holiday and have a swim.
Once you have had the technical briefing about your yacht you are able to set off for your sailing holiday or, if you are not in a hurry enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants in town.
The base staff will get you in board as early as possible once the yacht has been prepared for you. If it is early Ciftlik is a good choice for your 1st night as it is approximately 12 nm from Marmaris (2 hours under motor). This gives you time to learn about your yacht and enjoy a great sail on the way.
Facilities Marina, Marmaris
Enjoy a pleasant sail with winds picking up in the afternoon. One choice is ‘My Marina’ Restaurant with stunning views over the bay. It is quite a hike up the hill so be sure to take your camera with you the first time.
As usual staff will be on hand to assist you mooring on their dock with lazy lines, electric & water are available and at 18:00 someone will be along to collect your garbage. You can expect a mooring fee here.
The restaurant is a little unusual in that they have a talking menu. The main thing here is to understand that whatever main course you order it will come with a full compliment of potatoes or rice and vegetables or salad so no need to order any extras.
From here you may choose to take a 1/2 day or full day tour on a typical Turkish boat. You will pass a long sandy beach which is a nature reserve for loggerhead Turtles, if you are lucky you might seven see some turtles. From there you will travel up the Dalyan river through the reed beds, visiting the ancient site of Caunos and viewing the Lycian Tombs set high on the hillside. With restaurants lining the river, this is the place to take a tranquil lunch. Other interests are a swim in the fresh water lake or the mud baths which claim to make you look 10 years younger! (?)
Facilities at My Marina, Ekincik
If you want to swim with Turtles this is the place to be! A great stopover with all the usual facilities: restaurant, toilet & showers and water on the dock.
Facilities at Tomb Bay:
Fethiye, overlooked by imposing Lycian Rock tombs and a Medieval fortress. It is a large, popular and pleasant town with many excellent facilities. In the middle of the town the large, bustling market is open all week. With so many shops selling a range of goods from food to gifts, including carpets, gold, leather and jewellery – this is a shoppers paradise.
The lively town of Fethiye, a 10 minute walk from the new marina, is great for shopping and sightseeing. Behind the town are the Lycian Tombs and amphitheatre.
We advise booking a mooring at the Yacht Classic Hotel as they have such great facilities and are just a 10 minute walk from the centre of town. they offer a better deal on mooring fo you eat in their restaurant.
Another option many clients enjoy is choosing their own fish in the market with a restaurant next door who will prepare & cook it for you.
Facilities at Yacht Classic Hotel & Marina:
This beautiful bay gets its name from the cold spring water that runs into it. You can definitely expect to feel refreshed after a swim here.
For most, the walk up to the restaurant with fabulous views over the bay and your yacht is enough.
If you are more adventurous, you can follow the path up and &the hill to the deserted village of Kaya Koyu, once inhabited by Greeks. It is fun to kayak around the bay and explore the area.
Facilities at Cold Water Bay:
After a great day on the water you will arrive at the scenic town of Kalkan. The pretty harbour has a Yacht Club which is the perfect place to sip a cocktail and watch the sun go down before heading off for dinner at one of the many restaurants.
Facilities at Kalkan
Allow 2-3 days to explore the Kekova Roads islands. Kekova is the name of a region of fascinating islands, bays and ancient cities. Kekova has a rarely seen attraction, a long the shore of the Island a sunken city is observed. The geological movements of the Island caused the city on the Island to be submerged. A strange scene with half of the city under water and half above. With spectacular scenery and many bays to stop at. You can choose your own anchorage with no-one else around to a choice of wooden jetties with restaurants in Ucagiz and Kale Kyou.
There are boat trips to view the submerged Lycian city. You may like to visit is the castle at Kale, a stunning village set on the hillside, with tiny stoned streets and terraces covered in hand-made carpets.
From Ucagiz and Kale Koyu you can take a trip to Demre & visit the St Nicholas Church. The ruins of Myra include a stunning collection of tombs cut into the cliffs above the town and the amphitheatre. If ruins are not for you just enjoy the peace and tranquility of these bays with swimming and caves to explore.
A short walk from the harbour will take you to the Greek amphitheatre which is used by the locals.
At night some of the Lycian Rock Tombs built into the hillside are floodlit, visible from the harbour.
Facilities at Kas
Kalkan is an old fishing town, and the only safe harbour between Kaş and Fethiye; it is famous for its white-washed houses, descending to the sea. the harbour does get busy so we would suggest an early arrival would be best.
If you have time take a short taxi ride to visit to the ancient ruins of Xanthos, Patara and Letoon and the 7 mile long beach at Patara.
Time to get away from it all once again. A stunning bay with mooring buoys and crystal clear waters. Great snorkelling can be found on the reef. The family run restaurant serves traditional Turkish food and the owner may treat you to some entertainment on his violin.
Facilities at Karacoaren
Wall Bay, named after the high wall on its southern side, is just one of many tranquil bays in Skopia Limani. In Ruin Bay you could explore the ruins where Cleopatra supposedly bathed in asses milk or take a walk to the ancient town of Lydia.
Facilities at Wall Bay:
If you did not stop at Ciflik on the first day you should make this a stop on the way back to Adakoy. Azmak restaurant is owned by cousins Engin & Yasar. They take a great pride in delivering wonderful food and great service. Yasar will be on the dock to take your lines and hand you a lazy line. Once you are safely moored Yasar will connect you to the electric shore power. If required you can top up the water tanks.
This is a great place to swim from your yacht, the dock or the beach. There are plenty of sun chairs and umbrellas on the beach & behind the restaurant are good toilet & shower facilities.
The large restaurant has plenty of shade for dining and free WiFi. The chef is very well known in this area for his excellent cuisine, we particularly recommend fish and beware of the delicious homemade bread.
Facilities at Azmak Restaurant, Ciftlik:
Another great day sailing in Turkey, stop for a swim in one of the bays on the way.
After refuelling in Netsel Marina help will be on hand to assist you mooring on the dock.
If you haven’t visited the town of Marmaris it is worth taking a wander around the Old Town, visit the castle and shop til you drop in the bazaar, selling “genuine fakes”. You will find a huge variety of restaurants to choose from or street food if you wish to eat on the go.
A lovely restaurant serving delicious Turkish cuisine on the Town Quay. You can choose your mezes from their covered cold display unit and follow up with fresh fish or one of their traditional dishes for main course. It is very popular with locals so you will need to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.
If you have been missing Indian cuisine this is the place for you. The chef is from “Bradford” apparently famous and the food is amazing. Dining is outside on the roof terrace.
This one you can walk to, 20 to 30 minutes walk along the promenade if take a bus to Netsel Marina. A vibrant, lively atmosphere, great food at good prices this is a fun place to enjoy the view over the Bay of Marmaris.
Loads still to do on your last day & lots of options to choose from: Turkish Baths, shopping in the bazaar, wandering around the old town and visiting the Castle, swim in the hotel pool (adults only) or just take a leisurely breakfast/lunch depending on your flight time.