A yacht charter in Turkey will take you on a proverbial step back in time around the beautiful turquoise waters of a spectacular coastline, often referred to as “The Turkish Riviera”. With the exception of Bodrum and Marmaris... both popular holiday centres, the settlements which cling to the coastline are simple and authentic villages which are punctuated by neighbouring coves and beaches of delicate sand. They serve as gateways to some of the most impressive antiquity sites in the world. Among these is the city of Kaunos, dating from the 9th century B.C. with a mix of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine ruins. As well as the most impressive... the ancient Greek city Ephesus... the most important seaport of its time and location of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Temple of Artemis. With a Turkey yacht charter you will be able to discover the ancient history and culture of this country.
Why Go: Scenery, history, unspoiled villages.
When to Go: May-October
Essential Ports: Kusadasi, Gocek, Oludeniz, Gemiler Island, Fethiye, Dalyan, Ekincik Bay, Kas, Kekova and Bodrum.
Essential experiences: Ephesus, a flat bottom boat trip up the Dalyan Cayi River to Kaunos, past stunning high cliffs containing tombs of the ancient Lycian culture.
Local Favourite: Gironda, a plush setting for elevated versions of Turkish dishes close to the harbour in the old town of Kalkan.