Turkey is a treasure chest of coves, inlets, bays and beaches from which the yachtsman can choose a different and always private anchorage each night. The sailing paradise of Turkey, is home of the “blue voyage”. On this idyllic cruise sail in coves and on the open seas and become one with the Nature. It is also an experience of the history of man from the perspective of the sea rather than from the land, a journey that carries you to the myriad archaeological remains of ancient civilisations. For those who like to be active of active, sailing in clean waters provides great opportunities for swimming, skiing, surfing and diving.
Sailing in Turkey also allows you to experience a truly enriching cultural exchange with the hospitable and gracious people of the coastal villages and towns. The temperate winds, which generally blow, from the West and Northwest make the long summers ideal for yachting and seem to encourage an appreciation of nature. From these parts of the turquoise coast’s unspoilt and sheltered bays, you can see mountain peaks rising to almost 3000 m.
Fortunately, Turkey’s modern facilities and comfort have not overshadowed her hospitality and slower pace of life. The pleasure of yachting in Turkey coats will tempt you back again and again to explore yet another stretch of her coastline and to relive the pleasure of live at sea.
Day 1: Antalya
Meet at Antalya airport by our Anatolia Cultura Travel team and drive to hotel. Depending on arrival flight, visit of Antalya which is Turkey's principal holiday resort with its shady palm lined boulevards and prize-winning Marina. Overnight hotel in the picturesque old quarter, called Kaleiçi, narrow, winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls.
Day 2: Antalya - Adrasan Çavuş bay.
After breakfast, we join our yacht. Sailing for 2 h and arriving to Phaselis bay, Alexandre the Great winter resort, and the famous ancient commercial harbour. The South of the harbour looks up at Mt Tahtalı for a spectacular view. Here you will have opportunity to swim in clear water and visit good preserved aqueduct, theatre bath... After lunch and swimming here, arrival to Olimpos antique city where was base of famed pirates Zenekes once upon a time. After five oclock, tea and swimming, leaving to Adrasan Çavuş bight for dinner and overnight on board.
Day 3: Adrasan Çavuş bay- Gökkaya
Sail on to Demre, ancient Myra, with many splendidly carved rock tombs overlooking the magnificent Roman theatre. St Nicholas was the bishop of this Mediterranean city during the 4th century, and died here in 342. After lunch in Demre, trips to Noel Baba (bishop St Nicholas) who is regarded as the protector of children, paupers and sailors. After this land tour for about 2h when our yacht arrives to Gökkaya bight where 5 o'clock tea is drunk. Overnight here after dinner.
Day 4: Gökkaya - Kekova - Kaş
After breakfast arrival to Kekova, home of the sun is an island as well as the name of a whole ensemble of picturesque islands, ancient cities and numerous bays providing natural harbours in all seasons. Along the northern shore of Kekova island earthquakes have disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water, creating a sunken city. Continuing sailing west out of Kekova, we come to kaş, a very lovely spot surrounded on 3 sides by mountains. The swim and diving are excellent in the clear cool water around Kaş. Even if there are only some sarcophagi left from the ancient Antipellos, the charms of Kaş remains and it is a pleasure to wander through the streets.. Dinner and overnight on board
Day 5: Kaş - Finike
Our dream journey starts after breakfast in Kaş harbour derparture for Finike. We swim in Üçağız bay which is the oldest Lycian city of the area. For dinner time we are at Simena, where there is a theatre remain constructed on the hill opposite to Kekova Island, behind Kale village. We spend night in Finike, a harbour renowned for its oranges.
Day 6: Finike - Kemer
Our yacht departs from Finike Marina after breakfast and arrives to Ceneviz bay passing through unique bays and coasts. Arrival to Kemer Moonlight bay after lunch and swimming in blue sea here, staying night in this beautiful bight after dinner.
Day 7: Kemer - Antalya
After breakfast, a while departuring from Moonlight Bight and arrival to Çatlıcak Bight and Sıçan Island. After Lunch and swimming in this nature beauty here arrival to last stop of our tour Antalya Marina. We leave our yacht and check-in hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Antalya - Home
Transfert to airport and fly home.
Note: The itinerary may be reversed.
Groupe size: Possibility to organize according to your needs. Each boat can receive until 12 persons with 6 double/Twin cabins.
Please note that this is a sample sailing tour. Possibility to modify the itinerary add/remove days and/or combine with cultural visits.
What is included
Inclusions of our services:
- English / French / Spanish / German speaking licensed tour guide.
- All transfer and transportations necessary for the respect of the itinerary.
- All accommodations onboard.
- All breakfasts are included in the accommodations.
- Lunches onboard.
- Dinners onboard.
- All entrances fees as per your needs.
What is excluded
Exclusions of our services:
- Flights (please note that our agency is able to provide domestic and international flights. If needed please request)
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Drinks during meals.
- Travel insurances.