M/S Turkish Delight

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the Turkish Charters Turkey Itinerary page. 
Explore the beautiful azure waters of the Turkish Riviera with us on your next vacation.  Consider a 7-14 day trip along the Southern Mediterraneans most beautiful and pristine waters.  We will take you to those heavenly places that the Sultans of Turkey first discovered the pleasure of.  Filled with secret coves, ancient history, and ruins that will astound you at ever port
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We highly recommend you start your cruise in the port of Fethiye and finish in Bodrum, Turkey.  Fethiye, is located approximately 1 hour from the International Dalaman airport which has three flights a day from both Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen international airports in Istanbul.
Bodrum International airport has been recently renovated and has direct flights from all over Europe each day as well as numerous flights from both Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen international airports in Istanbul.

The Harbor of Fethiye, Turkey                                                                                     7 - 10 Day ITINERARY FETHIYE TO BODRUM, TURKEY
Day 1: Pick up Fethiye, Turkey
The town and harbor of Fethiye lie in the large bay of Fethiye Adasi located at the base of the Taurus mountain range where you can still view the snow capped mountain tops in early spring and late Autumn.  Laying in the cliffs behind the town are also several Lycian rock tombs that can be seen from anchor.  They are accessible by foot from the marina for a short tour before departing to the bay of Gocek.  The largest of the tombs is the Tomb of Amyntas, an imposing tomb with Iconic columns dating from the 4th century BC.  Just west of the tombs also lies the ruins of a medieval fort. 

A beautiful anchorage in Gocek
Day 2: Gocek Bay - Boynuz Buku, Turkey
After having a wonderul lunch in the bay of Gocek, and visiting a traditional
Turkish town that has now been converted to a booming yachting community;
we pick up anchor for a lovely sail to the bay of Boynuz Buku.  Here the
prestine calm waters are perfect for an evening swim, waterskiing, or a short
jaunt on the paddle board.  


Day 3: Gocek Bay - Tomb Bay - Ruin Bay (Hamam Koyu, Cleopatra's Bay), Turkey
Once we pick up anchor from Boynuz Buku we spend the day sailing stopping for lunch
 in Tomb Bay.  Here on the steep cliffs lie more Lycian rock tombs.  These tombs were
created by the inhabitants of Crya, an ancient provincial town located on the summit of
the cliffs.  It is worth taking a short hike to the tombs for the view and the ancient relics
themselves.  Also located on the shore is a fish painting supposedly created by an Istanbul
 artist, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu in 1974.  In the evening we will set anchor in Ruin bay know
for its sublime beauty.


My Marina Ekincik, Turkey

Day 4: Ruin Bay - Ekincik, Turkey (Dalaman)

From Ruin Bay we will set sail to one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern Turkey, Dalaman Buku. Here we will stop for lunch where you can swim to the beach or visit the local sea turtle sanctuary. For the evening we will go to Ekincik My Marina nestled at the base a spectacular pine clad mountain range.

 

Day 5: Ekincik – Marmaris, Turkey

In the morning we highly recommend you take a small boat from Ekincik up the Dalyan River to visit the ancient Caunos and rock tombs. This is a spectacular piece of history sited on what use to be the border between Caria and Lycia. Caunos bares ruins of baths, a small amp theater, temple, and market place, all of Roman origin. If you are adventurous you can also take a short climb to a marvelous view of Dalyan village, the river, and the sea. On the way back you will stop to feed the sea turtles with blue crab from the river an amazing experience!!      

Once you have arrived back to the boat we will set sail and enjoy a lovely cruise to the bay of Marmaris.
Kinossima Ruins, Bozburun, Turkey

Day 6: Marmaris – Bozburun, Turkey

Marmaris is a booming tourist resort settled in a pine tree encrusted triangular bay. Known for its beauty and clam waters it homes one of the largest yachting communities in the Southern Turkish waters. The town has a variety of things to see and do including castle ruins, and a large indoor and outdoor market.

After a morning in Marmaris we will spend the day sailing to the bay of Bozburun.

En route we will stop in the bay of Bozuk Buku a large bay, which harbors a citadel at the top of rocky headland. The citadel is a must visit after a short hike the views of the Turkish coastline and the bay are spectacular.

 

Day 7: Bozburun – Datca, Turkey

Bozburun is a quaint little Turkish town, a perfect example of the everyday life in Turkey. Surrounded by rolling hills it is a perfect bay that is sheltered from all sides.

At the entrance of the harbor lies the ancient Kinossima ruins of roman origin.

After a lovely lunch anchored in Kizil Adasi where the waters are turquoise and Caribbean esque we will head to Datca for the night.

Bay of Bozuk Buku from the citadel


Day 8: Datca – Ancient Knidos – Barbaros Bay, Turkey

From Datca we will set sail early to spend mid morning and lunch at the

ancient ruins of Knidos. This was one of the Dorian hexapolis, the six

cities of the Dorian Confederacy. The city was very prosperous, and known

for its statue of Aphrodite and the scientist Eudoxos. Although the city is

now in ruins it is easy to identify where it had lay.   The two theatres, the

temples, the agora, the city walls, and gates can all still be

identified.After you have explored the ruins we will sail back towards

Bodrum and arrive in Barbaros Bay for the night.

Bay of Bitez, Turkey

Day 9: Barbaros Bay – Bodrum – Bitez, Turkey

Barbaros bay shelters one of the most beautiful and spectacular 5 star resorts in Turkey, Kempinsky Resort. We highly recommend you make use of their amazing spa facilities and Turkish Hammam, which will complete the end of a perfect trip!!

Once everyone is back on board we will sail to Bodrum for an evening cruise through the boats, and to St Peters castle nestled on the coast in the heart of Bodrum. From here we will end our sunset cruise in Bitez a calm quite anchorage.

 

Day 10: Bitez – Bodrum, Turkey, Departure

After a wonderful brunch we will motor around to Bodrum for a noon departure after an amazing vacation on S/V Turkish Delight!!  

View of Dalyan village, the River and the Sea
Additional Photographs of the Itinerary from Fethiye - Bodrum, Turkey