Turkey Yacht Charter

Turkey is a spectacular luxury yacht charter destination, with more coastline than any other country in the Mediterranean, where even those with the highest expectations will not be disappointed. The country has become one of the most important yachting destinations and is one of the most sought after luxury yacht charter holiday areas in the Eastern Mediterranean. A well planned Turkey yacht charter vacation is sure to allow you to get away from it all and get immersed in this beautiful natural environment the Mediterranean has to offer. 
 
By far the most dramatic way to explore this stretch of coastline is by sailing through the pristine turquoise water aboard a traditional turkish charter gulet. One of the most photographed beaches in the Med is Oludeniz or Blue Lagoon, known for its calm, crystal-clear waters, ideal for swimming, water-sports and among the best places in the world to paraglide. The Sunken City of Kekova is a protected Lycian-Roman archeological site also well worth a visit while on your yacht charter in Turkey.
 
Another interesting and historically important location to add to your charter itinerary is the ruins of the ancient city Caunos from 3000BC, easily accessible and well worth exploring. Shopping for souvenirs is best done in Fethiye, where you should also try the traditional Turkish Bath, followed by an hour long massage before returning aboard your luxury yacht. For a little more action, visit Marmaris, a busy town bustling with activity, shops, markets and nightlife; or Bodrum, with many good bars, restaurants and some of the best open-air nightclubs in the Eastern Mediterranean.
 
 
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The Turkish coastline tends to have more trees than the rest of the Mediterranean yacht charter areas, and you might come across a few waterfalls. Along the coasts of the Aegean and Mediterranean, you'll sail within turquoise waters and sheltered bays that were once touched by the Carians, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines. You can also sail upon ancient ruins an archaeological sites including Greek cities, sunken Roman harbours and crusader castles. It's no surprise that Turkey is such a wealth of culture, history and intrigue.

The cuisine in Turkey can be described as a mixture of Asia and Europe. In addition to the traditional shish kebabs and raki, there is a huge selection of amazingly fresh vegetables and good wine available, along with other provisions in the marinas. The largest yacht charter base in Turkey is Bodrum which boasts the magnificent Knights of Rhodes fortress.

You can choose to drop anchor in the crystal clear cove of Tersane and spend your day snorkelling in the pleasant waters; Meander your way through the marble street of ancient Ephesus; Visit Kizilkuyruk Koyu with its famous beaches and magnificent sunsets; Sail to Ekinçik with its stunning red cliffs and steep wooded slopes; Visit the ruins of ancient Caunos; Soak in the sunken Turkish baths of Cleopatra at Haman, or simply, enjoy the culinary delights and lively dining at a colourful seaside cafe.

There is so much that makes Turkey a delightful yacht charter location. The popularity of Turkey as a sailing destination lies as much in the fantastic Mediterranean climate as it does with the undeniable charm of its shores.

Here are some of the Hotspots to see on Your Turkish Yacht Charter:

Bodrum


Bodrum is an idyllic beach resort during the day and a pulsating entertainment hub by night. It  is an important and sought after yacht charter destination in the Eastern Mediterranean that is a distinctively Turkish  tourist centre renowned for its rich cultural history. On crewed luxury yacht charter vacation in here there is a combination of ancient charm with some important modern trappings where superyachts and charter boats have opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Bodrum is set on a perfect spot on the picturesque peninsula and features an old castle that was built during the 15th century, diverse array of boutiques and shops and fine restaurants and effervescent nightlife….more about Bodrum yacht charters.

Çesme


Çesme is known by yacht charterers as a pleasant and popular beach and sun resort that serves ferries and sailors who are exploring the Greek island of Chios as well as those who are coming from mainland Turkey. Cesme is an enchanting mix of pristine beaches, warm and sunny climate, azure waters and soothing mineral springs. It boasts of pristine bays, fine restaurants, perfect accommodations, diverse shopping opportunities and an assortment of entertainment options and sports activities….more about Cesme yacht charter.

Fethiye


Fethiye is one of the more popular holiday destinations in Turkey that is regularly visited by a significant number of luxury crewed charter yachts and superyachts. This popular and idyllic yacht charter holiday resort lies some 135 kilometres off the south-western section of Marmaris within the province of Mugla. It is famous for its near-perfect and busy marina. Known in ancient times as Telmessos, it features an impressive fortification which is set on the hill that straddles the old city. Aside from its magnificent marina, Fethiye is popular for its ancient rock tombs of Lycians. These rock formations have been carefully and elaborately carved on the cliffs and one of the more popular rock tombs is the Amnytas tomb, which is one of the oldest and dates back to the 4th century. Fethiye is also famous for other “old” attractions such as the Fethiye tower, the ancient theatre and a significant number of sarcophagi….more about Fethiye yacht charter.

Gocek


Just like in Fethiye and Marmaris, a typical holiday in the rustic town of Gocek is a journey to the storied past of Turkey. What is most notable about Gocek is its strict adherence to rigid development and construction regulations that are geared towards the protection of the city’s rich cultural heritage and tradition. Despite being a mainstream tourist centre in the region, the main attractions of this popular yacht charter holiday destination are its archaeological structures and historical landmarks, which is well-preserved and protected…more about Gocek yacht charter.

Marmaris


Marmaris was once just a cute little fishing port, like many others in Turkey, but it has grown considerably over the last 20 years. It is now a popular and thriving coastal town which attracts many luxury Marmaris yacht charter vacations. On shore, the quay is graced with several worthwhile rustic local restaurants and bars which create an ambience for relaxing during the warm Mediterranean evenings. For those charter guests who are interested, there are also the bustling bazaars in the old quarter of town to visit…more about Marmaris yacht charters.
 

The Mediterranean enjoys 315 cloudless days per year and Turkey has even more. During the peak of charter season, between April and October, the skies are blue and the waters are warm. In midsummer, charter guests enjoy glorious sunsets and long evenings, under gentle winds and still seas. With stunning coastline, dotted with hundreds of coves and bays, and an endless myriad of history and culture to explore, Turkey has an undeniable charm and intrigue.

All the main types of yacht charter boats are available in Turkey including Turkish gullets, motor and sailing yachts, skippered and crewed yachts, catamaran, sailboat, luxury yachts and even the occasional super yacht charter.

Charter your own yacht and come to sample some of the delights of Turkey and the wonderful Turkish coast.

Below you will find a selection of luxury charter yachts available in TURKEY

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