With fair winds, stunning bays, sheltered anchorages, magnificent scenery and numerous ancient sites along the coastline, a holiday sailing through the Turkish Islands is perfect and Marmaris is an ideal starting point from which to begin your sailing holiday in Turkey.
Marmaris town is very historical and is built adjacent to the Suleyman Castle. The winding streets around the fortress contrast with the bustle of the bazaar behind it. Turkish gullets line the town waterfront, offering day trips to various beaches and dive sites.
Right in the heart of the town, the perfect place to start your sailing holiday. A short walk from the dock will take you to restaurants in the marina along with a well stocked supermarket and shops. If you feel like exploring the Old Town is within walking distance.
Needless to say the Marina still has all the usual facilities; toilets & showers, electric & water on the dock. the swimming pool is located next to the pontoon serving cold drinks and snacks until late evening.
If you haven’t visited the town of Marmaris it is just a short walk round the marina. You can 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.
Marmaris is ideally located for a sailing holiday, right in the middle of the sailing area halfway between Bodrum & Kas, this provides you with a myriad of sailing choices, so to assist in planning your holiday we have prepared a few sailing itineraries.
Another perfect sailing ground take a look at the Skopia Limani region. Well protected against the open sea, numerous bays and anchorages. At the head of Skopia Limani is the small town of Gocek.
Marin Turk, Gocek Marina is just a short walk into town. The quiet marina has good toilet and shower facilities, the supermarkets will deliver your shopping to your yacht making for easy provisioning.
Club Marina, Gocek is located at the far end of the village, a regular boat taxi will take you into the village for the evening where you will find everything you need: supermarkets, shops, gift stores, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Both marinas have water & electric on the dock, toilet & shower facilities, supermarkets that will deliver your shopping, easy access to Gocek village.
“With heaps of choices of bars and restaurants lining the water front, you will have a very enjoyable evening here. Behind the frontage you will find boutique shops galore.”
These routes are only suggestions & feature just a few of the many stops that you can visit. We have varied the stops to give you more of an insight into Turkey. In between these stops you can arrange some short distances, with bay hopping & lunch stops. As you sail the coast, you will find that many of your overnight stops contrast and complement each other.
Your own route – We have been sailing this area for years and consequently are supremely qualified to assist you in planning your sailing itinerary. We will ensure you maximise the enjoyment of your sailing holiday with daytime and evening destinations that ensure you have the opportunity to visit all of the places that might be of interest to you.
One evening you could be enjoying the quiet solitude of a remote bay, followed by an evening of hustle & bustle in a small busy harbour, with a rich choice of restaurants & nightlife.
Prior to finalising your routing consider some of the other features that may be important to you;
The charter offer is valid for sailing in Turkish waters. If you wish to sail in the Greek Islands we will require prior notice in order to complete the required paperwork. We will organise this for you in Turkey and through our agent in Greece. Please be aware that there will be an additional cost for custom clearance.