Category — Turkey Yacht Charter
Turkey Yacht Charter
Turkey Yacht Charters is a bareboat sailing adventure along the beautiful Turquoise coast. This area is the top destinations for sailing in the Mediterranean and not to be missed. With the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south Turkey is linked with the water, sailing and a seafaring history that spans thousands of years.
Sailing in Turkey will Bring you Face to Face with one of the Earliest Cultures in the World
Beginning in 6000 B.C. what is now present day Turkey evolved as the roots of modern civilization took hold. The most advanced of the early peoples of Turkey were the Lycians. They occupied the mountainous, heavily forested, and cliff-lined shores along the sea. Also know as the Lycian Coast, this is one of the least crowded cruising grounds in the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful. Sheer cliffs, beaches, numerous coves and bays, and ancient ruins are what make sailing in Turkey so special. Step back in time to the time of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world and to the cradle of civilization. We anchored under Lycian tombs, next to scargoficos lying on the beaches, walked with a boy on his camel going to the well to get water for his family and sat in a café next to a tree with 100 chickens flocking in it’s branches. The numerous coves and bays and the ancient ruins make the “Turquoise Coast” or “Cleopatra coast” (Mark Anthony and Cleopatra spent their honeymoon there) a sailing vacation unique to every visitor.
Sailing Turkey is so Fascinating Because of the Thousands of Years of Mankind’s History
The later Byzantine period in Turkish history, 395 to 1453 A.D., was full of color in part because of the mixing of many cultures from around the Mediterranean region. During this time a Christian community prospered on tiny Gemiler Island, south east of Fethiye Bay with a total of 5 chuches. Today while cruising this area we see the ruins of the cathedrals, fallen columns and intricately carved crosses, homes, shops, and cisterns used to collect water both underwater and above water. Turkey’s Lycian Coast is a great place to explore. We loved the local cuisine. Dishes of aubergine, or eggplant, with plenty of garlic were my favorite and a Turkish salad and a glass of wine sitting at a café next to the sea is my favorite lunch. We anchored our boat under a Lycian tomb for the evening full of ancient scargouphus that have been washed up from their burial sites and were left on the beaches for the next night.
Bays and Islands of Turkey are some of the most Beautiful in the World
The bays and around the islands are some of the best cruising grounds in the world and beaches ideal for swimming and snorkeling. And everywhere we found safe and beautiful harbors for anchoring where restaurants can usually be found. One harbor had restaurant that consisted of what we would call a barbecue area, 4 tables, a husband, wife and son who acted as maitre d’ cook, and busboy. Of course this deserted cove also included the “always present” rug shop. Don’t miss these waters of the Lycian Coast. They so beautiful and turquoise blue, hence area’s nickname, Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.
Turkish food is similar to Greek but more refined. It has often been called the French Cuisine of the East and for good reason. Shish kabab, lamb grilled on a skewer was a Turkish invention. Try the doner kabap, lamb packed onto a vertical revolvi...read more
We arrived at Mamarus with 85 people who would be chartering 12 boats, ready for our trip along the beautiful Turquoise Coast. The original plan was to take the ferry over to Rhodes and spend a day before we took off on our sailing adventure bu...read more
Istanbul sits on the junction of the Bosporus, the Sea of Marmaara and the Golden Horn. It reminds me of San Francisco – surrounded on 260 degrees by water. Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is a treasure trove of places and things to se...read more
Our Strangest Anchorage was Gemiler Island One of our interesting experiences during our cruise was the sail by a little island that had ancient churches, fallen columns and old wells but no there was reference to what had been there in our cr...read more