BODRUM, ARAP ISLAND, KADIRGA BAY

DAY1

MARMARIS

Marmaris is a seaport village and a tourist spot on the Mediterranean seashore, positioned in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

Marmaris' mainstay of income is tourism. It has an special locating between two intersectant sets of mountains by the sea, though following a building boom in the 1980s, little is left of the inactive fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010 the town's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season.

It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering place for hundreds of cruising Gulet yachters, being also served by the closeby Dalaman Airport.

Marmaris has a really hot summer climate that you can enjoy your cold drinks while having fun with your friends in its restless nightlife.

Summers are hot and dry, and temperatures are especially high in July and August. October is still warm and bright, so you can go for a walk with your family or pet, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autumn, specially in September, because the temperatures are not that hot in that month.

Winters are mild and wet. Winter is the rainy season that means it gives you the chance of having a romantic journey with your significant other.

Today, Marmaris is one of the most significant Gulet and Yacht centers of Turkey. It is one of the most desired routes with marine which has hundreds of yachts. Thus, it is a well protected harbour. It is able to see luxury sailing yachts in marine. Maybe, you have chance to go on a blue cruise with one of these Gulets one day.

Marmaris is one of the most popular routes in blue cruise. It is preffered by those people who would like to embrace petite nature and glassy sea. Moreover, these tours provides you natural beauties which only can be seen by sea way. You can also see the historical buildings.

 

Gulets are most preffered ones in blue cruise tours. Gulets are wooden yachts. They are modernized for blue cruise tours to have unforgettable moments. It is a good option for those who would not like to limit their holiday in only one route. Marmaris also gives you to chance of daily tours for those who could not join in a blue cruise tour.

Turkyacht arranges blue cruise tours especially for Marmaris. It is able to attend blue cruise for which route you want with private yacht charter. We are trying to serve you blue cruise tours by expert staff and renewed yachts.

 

DAY 2

ARAP ISLAND, KADIRGA BAY

Arap Island lies on the north of spot; Comlek burnu and it is settled between Küçük Arap Adası and Kara Ada. While entering into this narrow cove, keep isle on your starboard. The northern part of the passage is really shallow. Boats can berth in 6-7m with a line ashore to the beach side. It provides sheltering from prevailing winds. Strong westerlies send swell and it is funneled down fom the valley by the beach side. Local fishing boats berth on the east of the beach. Small boats can anchor here. Care is needed for the shoal water.

A rough path from the beach leads up the and reaches Taşlıca Village (3.5 km). You can observe animal grazing by the beach side and feel country style life. 

The bay is named Kadırga (Galley) Bay regarding to its history being used to construct galleys during Ottoman Empire. Kadırga Bay is a very silent, 2 km North Aegean beach with a perfect sea shore. Besides its unique natural beauty, the bay is significant for its proximity to historical sites. It is only 2 kms away from the Antic port of Assos. On the eastern side, the bay has a view of Ayvalık and on the west, it views Greek island Lesbos.

 

Kadırga Bay is one of the beaches of Turkey that is awarded with a Blue Flag (is an award that is given to beaches and marinas that have met stringent standards). The sea is admired for the quality and coolness of the water, for the magnificent colors and shapes of pebbles and also for the beatufiul piles of fish that swim next to you.

 

 

Kadırga Bay is also a perfect site for fishing. Almost every time of the year, The shore is filled with fishermen that spend the whole night at the beach. Some of the fish that you can fish are: sea bass, gilt-head bream, sea bream, sargo, garfish and etc.

You can find holiday resorts, boutique hotels and camping sites next to each other. Whether you choose to stay in a tent or in a nicely decorated hotel room, the sea is amazing.

 

DAY3

BOZUKKALE, SERCE BAY                                     

Bozukkale (Loryma) is an old town that dates back from 10 BC. There are nine towers of the castle walls lenghtening in a opposingly orthogonal pattern. The castle and towers are very well guarded and appear in a durable state. “Kale” means 'corrupted'. Therefore, the name of the place may be ascribed to the fact that one side of the castle is missing. Bozukale used to serve as a cove cruise stretch for British naval ships and is now considered as a shipyard on the shore.

It was used as a area to watch all the yachts and gulets in the Aegean Sea. Its crucial geographic locating and narrow harbour was also used by the ships sailing from the port of Athens. In 395 BC, the Athenian commandant, Karori, is known to have visit here. Before the Cnidus War of 305 BC.

DAY4

BOZBURUN, DIRSEKBUKU

Bozburun is famuous for the deriving sponge profession and Gullet Yacht building industry. Some of the best woods and artisans for building solid and pretty Gullet Boats are staysin this region, which is why the most successful names in the business employ Bozburun’s Gulet builders. Owing to its Gulet and Yacht producing industries, Bozburun has become a main magnet, visited by tourists from all around the world.

 

Dirsekbuku is located between the Gulf in the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Hisaronu. There are many tourists travelling from Bodrum to Marmaris who stop here for a rest, which is why this region is replete with several sheltered bays. In addition, Dirsekbuku offers a great cruising experience, especially if you are leaving the different islands and sailing around Hisaronu in the morning.

 

DAY 5

EMEL SAYIN BAY, ORHANIYE BAY, SELIMIYE BAY

 

Named after the queen and ambassador of Turkish classical music, Emel Sayin, this place is indeed a great holiday destination with its mesmerizing smell of the pine trees, clear sea coast, awe-inspiring views of the bays and warm and welcoming people.      

Featuring its deep, crystal clear and charming blue sea and the famous Kizkumu beach, Orhaniye is a charming place and all tourists ara amazed by its beauty. Take a journey down to its quaint town roads to discover the historical castle of the dark knight. Floating over in this bay, the Gulets present a lovely scene. The village of Orhaniye has lots to provides to a hungry visitor. Enjoy pacing down the village or witness the pulchritude of the busy anchors by native and foreign yachtsmen alike, stay warm in indoors or explore the mysterical culture and cuisine of this amazing site. Orhaniye is full of surprises!

The Selimiye village which is in the Mugla territory of Marmaris is the pearl of the Cove of Hisaronu. The old name of this town was Hydas, which got evolved to Losta. At sunset, the sun disappearing behind the mountains surrounding the village seems to dye the scenery in a rich red hue.

The ancient site of Bybossos Hydas (Selimiye) has ruins dating back to the archaic period. One of the highest mounts of the zone is in Selimiye, the other one at the top of Sarikaya and the last one has three castle ruins, including the Kizilkoy Asarkale area. The sheep-like southeast mounts are visited by foreign tourists want to explore the castle ruins dating back to the Hellenistic ages.

The grave in the south part of the maidan is located 100 meters offshore from the seashore and guides ships the way to the Selimiye.

 

Other sections of interest include a observation tower, a lighthouse, an abbey and an ancient theater. American underwater archeologists and scientists are engrossed in investigating submersed wrecks in the zone and have discovered valuable findings that are now exhibited in the Bodrum Underwater Museum. Selimiye is frequented by the Blue Cruise Gulets. Selimiye - Hisaronu - Orhaniye are like an inseparable trio. Selmiye is also famous for its clean glassy sea water, a great population of fish, vegetables, fruits, almond and olive orchards, the smell of fresh thyme and marjoram covering the mountains, clean, fresh air, calm environment and debonair people. We guarantee that you’ll love the every second of this trip!

 

DAY 6

AKTUR BAY, BENCIK BAY

                          

Witness the world's oxygen tank at Aktur! Spotted with pine trees, it definitely is a slice of paradise. In fact, it won the title of the most beautiful bay inTurkey and proved to be a hot tourist destination. Aktur consists of two units, namely Datca and Kurucabuk, located at a distance of 4 km from each other. The Hisaronu bay is located very close to the narrowest strip of the Datca peninsula and zones the Cove of Gokova from the Cove of Hisaronu. Around 550 BC, it provided service as a defense line against the Persian army who wanted to have both Hisaronu Cove and the Gokova Cove by digging a tunnel along kilometers.          

Being a mini island betwixt the two coves, it absolutely made a good point of defense. However, even though the work was started with big efforts, the city was conquered in the en by the Persians.

Just across the cove from Selimiye, Bencik provides you a calm and safe anchorage in amongst a charming pine forest. It is possible to get ashore on to a lawn, but there are no facilities. Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entranceway but a unique landscape once you get inside. Bencik is positioned at the narrowest part of the peninsula that separates Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side.

 

DAY 7

 

INCEBURUN, PALAMUTBUKU

 

Inceburun, a lovely cove in Datca district of the Mugla city. This evergreen area is really calm and not crowded at all, so you can take some goood rest here. With its pretty beach, shallow sea and windy weather that frees you, It’s a teeny tiny must-seen place that you can visit in your Turkyacht Gulet.

Palamutbuku is famuous for having the most beautiful beaches in the Datca peninsula. The beaches are small but very beautiful. Surrounded by mountains and spotted with gardens, these beaches are known for their tranquility and fresh sea air that together present the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating getaway. Palamutbuku is positioned at the end of the peninsula and is also known for the ruins of the historical city of Knidos. Knidos, known for its bounty of fish, is located about 12 kms away.

The waters here are glassy so that people were convinced that if you take a needle at the very bottom of the sea, you can still see it! Go on a Gulet Yacht tour or simply sunbath on the beaches, watching vivacious birds flying.  There is so much to do in Palamutbuku!

The people here are debonair and friendly. Palamutbuku epitomises peace, calmness and happiness. With its lovely natives with their smiling faces and continuous natural beauty, Palamutbuku is no doubt a mini heaven in its own right.

 

DAY8

BODRUM

Bodrum is one of the best starts for sailing around the Aegean sea-coast of Turkey. The Gökova Cove is accepted by almost everyone to be one of the best cruising zones in Europe. With supperabundant sunshine, crystal clear glassy waters, endless blue skies which make your day better, good harbors and friendly, debonair people, This coast provides you many choices.

 There are many uncorrupted areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages.

 

 Bodrum is a port town in Muğla city, in the southwest of Aegean Region of Turkey. It is placed on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that controls the entrance into the Gulf of Gökova. The city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was known for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.      

Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, it had the view of harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and entertains many cultural festivals year long.