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Cruising the Turkish Riviera


Zephyria II 2 at anchor in the Turkish Riviera
Zephyria II 2 at anchor in the Turkish Riviera

The Turkish Riviera Blends History with Modern Travel

The Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast, is a unique mix of rich archeological tourism and Mediterranean relaxation. In fact, the culture there is very similar to that in Greece and they share much of the same Mediterranean flavors. But while there are many similarities, Turkey stands out for some of its historical and archeological treasures.

The two largest yacht charter bases are on the Carian Coast. Both Bodrum and Marmaris are popular places to begin and/or end your charter. Both offer plenty to do and see and are true coastal cities.

The enticing Ionian Coast claims to have the best climate, which may have been what attracted the Ionians so many centuries ago. Today visitors to this coast can enjoy Izmir, Kusadasi, and Güllük —all very popular among charters.

The Lycian Coasts

If you’re seeking adventure, then the west Lycian Coast from Marmaris to Fethiye is the right place for you. Known as the pirate coast, the west Lycian Coast has wild, mountainous shores and hundreds of hidden coves. Your charter crew will help you explore the nooks and crannies and develop an appreciation for the relationship between the land and people in the area.

The east Lycian Coast, from Fethiye through Antalya, features numerous rock tombs and solid stone sarcophagi, which will transport you hundreds, if not thousands, of years in the past. These ancient tombs were built to be incorporated into their surrounding cities and were beautifully designed. How exciting to visit a modern tourist destination alongside displays of ancient civilizations!

Dalyan Lycian Rock Tombs Photo credit: Peter Dean via Creative Commons license
Dalyan Lycian Rock Tombs
Photo credit: Peter Dean via Creative Commons license

To really do justice to your vacation, we also suggest spending some time in the larger inland cities either before or after your charter. We can design a trip for you that will encompass amazing tours of Istanbul, Ephesus in Kusadasi, and Capacodica along with the perfect Turkish gullet and crew for “sailing the Blue”.

To begin planning your dream charter vacation, contact us at (321) 777-1707.

You make the memories. We make the arrangements.

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