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.
Adakoy and the location is to die for, a beautiful bay that is peaceful & well protected from winds in all directions, none of the racket from Bar Street, none of the loud music from nearby restaurants – best of all it is still only 20 minutes drive into town.
The Marina still has all the usual facilities; toilets & showers, electric & water on the dock. Cook’s bar serves delicious cocktails and Cantina Restaurant serving some of the best street food from around the world, including classic favourites and local alternatives. Healthy options and vegan food also available. Inside or outside dining, you choose.
So now not only do you get the stunning view over the bay but you can also dive off the back of the boat into clear blue waters. For an extra fee you can enjoy the cool tunes playing around the huge swimming pool or make use of the fitness centre and spa.
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 a quiet marina with excellent toilet and shower facilities, water and electric on the dock. Gocek village is a short walk from the marina and has everything you need: supermarkets, shops, gift stores, restaurants, cafes and bars. The supermarkets will deliver your shopping to your yacht making for easy provisioning.
“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.