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Cruising the Hidden Gems of the Turkish Riviera: A Yacht Charter Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable yacht charter along the enchanting Turkish Riviera, where ancient history, charming towns, and crystal-clear waters await. From the vibrant hub of Bodrum to the picturesque town of Kaş, each day offers you a unique blend of exploration, relaxation, and cultural immersion. As you cruise along the mesmerising coastline, delve into the heart of Turkey’s unique heritage, experience the warmth of its local culture, and make lifetime memories on board one of our superyachts.

Bodrum to Knidos

Start your journey in Bodrum, one of the most vibrant coastal towns in the Eastern Mediterranean, known as the ultimate superyacht destination. Visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or explore the ancient Bodrum Castle. For shopping enthusiasts, Yalıkavak Marina offers an array of upscale international and local boutiques and designer stores. Get on board your charter superyacht and cruise to Knidos, an ancient Greek city at the tip of the Datça Peninsula. Explore the well-preserved ruins, including the Temple of Aphrodite and the ancient theatre. Anchor in Knidos Bay, swim in the clear waters, and enjoy a relaxing dinner on board.

Knidos to Datça

Depart from Knidos and cruise to the charming town of Datça. Known for its unspoiled beauty, Datça offers narrow streets, local markets, and beautiful beaches. Spend time exploring the town and swimming in the pristine waters. Visit the local markets to experience the vibrant culture and buy traditional Turkish delights or local crafts. For a delightful dining experience, visit Kekik Restaurant, which offers a beautiful view and serves delicious local and Mediterranean cuisine.

Datça to Bozburun

Bozburun, a quaint fishing village famous for its traditional boat-building industry. Visit the boatyards to see craftsmen at work on wooden gulets. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in a quiet bay near Bozburun. Explore the village and chat with the locals to learn about their boat-building traditions. Enjoy dinner on board and a peaceful night anchored in the bay.

Bozburun to Selimiye

Set sail to Selimiye, a charming village nestled around a stunning bay. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, swim in the clear waters, and explore the village. Paddleboarding and snorkeling are popular activities in Selimiye. Visit local bakeries and tavernas for an unforgettable traditional meal.

Selimiye to Ekincik

Head to Ekincik Bay, a secluded spot along the Turkish Riviera. From there, take a small boat tour to the Dalyan River to visit the ancient city of Kaunos. Stroll around the impressive rock-cut Lycian tombs, the ancient theatre, and Roman baths. Return to Ekincik Bay for dinner at My Marina Yacht Club, which offers a cozy atmosphere with excellent seafood dishes. Among the guests, the most favorite dishes are typically the grilled sea bass with Mediterranean herbs and the delightful seafood pasta.

Ekincik to Fethiye

Cruise to Fethiye, a vibrant town with a mix of ancient history and modern attractions. Visit the rock-cut tombs of Amyntas, stroll through the lively bazaar, and enjoy the local cuisine. For a memorable meal, dine at Mozaik Bahçe, renowned for its traditional Turkish cuisine and vegetarian options. Spend the night in Fethiye harbor, soaking in the town’s vibrant atmosphere.

Fethiye to Ölüdeniz and Gemiler Island

Next stop, Ölüdeniz, famous for its stunning blue lagoon. Spend the day swimming in the turquoise waters and relaxing on the beach. Continue to Gemiler Island, where you can discover the Byzantine ruins and snorkel in the clear waters around the island. For dinner, visit Jade Terrace in Ölüdeniz, which offers a fantastic view of the lagoon and a variety of dishes including seafood and Turkish cuisine. Anchor near Gemiler Island for a serene night on board.

Gemiler Island to Kaş

Depart early and cruise towards Kaş, a charming town with a bohemian atmosphere. Wander through the charming streets of Kas filled with boutique shops, art galleries, and cafes. For your final dinner, visit at Liman Restaurant for its grilled sea bream and scenic harbor views. Alternatively, for a unique experience, consider visiting L’Apero, a French-inspired restaurant where you can enjoy grilled snails or boeuf Bourguignon for a memorable dining experience.

Optional Extensions

Kekova and Simena: Cruise to Kekova to see the sunken city and visit the village of Simena (Kaleköy), featuring a Byzantine-Ottoman castle and ancient Lycian sarcophagi. Instead of a restaurant, visit the local markets and small eateries to experience traditional Turkish street food and local delicacies.

Kalkan: Before reaching Kaş, stop at Kalkan, known for its upscale ambiance, stunning views, and excellent dining options. Explore the charming streets, visit local boutiques, and enjoy a Turkish bath (hamam) experience.

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