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Sailing in Turkey

The Turkish coast has 4300 Nm of the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The Turkish coast offers sumptuous landscapes, such as the Gulf of Gokova, the Gulf of Gulluk or the bay of Kekova. From April to September is the best time to visit with the water temperatures between 18 and 26°C and the main sailing areas are Göcek, Marmaris and Bodrum.

A yacht lovers’ paradise, located in the heart of the Gulf of Fethiye, the small, compact town of Göcek is framed by mountains and, looking out onto the stunning Twelve Island area, is renowned as an excellent sailing area.

Close to some of the most perfect hidden coves and bays, and incredible blue, green and turquoise waters, Göcek is popular, but at the same time there is always a secluded hidden bay to unwind after a great day’s sailing or cruising.

Göcek

Set at the head of the Gulf of Fethiye amidst beautiful pine-clad mountains and only 30 minutes from the international airport at Dalaman, Göcek must be one of the Mediterranean’s best situated embarkation and disembarkation ports. Originally a small fishing village, it has grown into a sophisticated center for yachting and combines a wonderful traditional ambience with a modern marina, excellent restaurants, bars and good shopping.

Bodrum Peninsula

Bodrum Peninsula is situated on the southwest coast of Turkey, in the eastern Aegean coast. The Peninsula extends 42 km in the E-W direction and 6km – 23.8 km in the N-S direction between the bays of Gulluk and Gokova. Covering an area of 649 km2 its highest elevation is measured as 690 m. The Bodrum Peninsula is surrounded by 32 islands and islets and forms a 174 km long coastline. Villages on the north coast were more successful with fishing. The beautiful Bodrum Peninsula is perfect for sailing, because it’s very subdued and relaxed with enchanting villages in quiet bays along the peninsula. In the south of Peninsula you will find many tangerine orchards and olive groves where the life has not changed for centuries and every settlement has its own boatyard, reminiscent of the days when people built their own ships in their orchards.

Marmaris

Sailing from Marmaris is one of the best things to do from this port town and the district of Mugla province. The coastline of Mugla is about 1124 Km and there are countless isolated coves and bays in this coastline and that makes Mugla and Marmaris a popular summer place for the yachtsmen and sailors. Turquoise waters of Mediterranean and Aegean Seas offer countless coves, bays and beaches with the fantastic opportunity to moor in different and special destinations every night. With its surroundings, long coastline, outstanding landscape of pine-covered hills, isolated bays and inlets, wonderful beaches, ancient cities, marinas and every kind of attractions; Marmaris can be considered as the Mediterranean paradise and is also a major center for yacht tourism. Marmaris has variety of nice historical sites and monuments worth a visit.