Meet the team 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. We will give a full briefing of the sailing area and assist with any special requests. At your convenience you will have a full technical briefing of your yacht.
We do get you onboard and out sailing as soon as possible. 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.
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! (?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another great day sailing in Turkey, stop for a swim in one of the bays on the way. At the end of the afternoon we will be waiting to take your lines and looking forward to hearing your adventures and tales.
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 marina pool or just take a leisurely breakfast/lunch depending on your flight time.
One option is to visit the local carpet cooperative. They will show you how extract silk & weave carpets.