Cruise from Fethiye
If you start your cruise in Fethiye you will see the beautiful peninsulas of Bozburun and Resadiye or sail to Marmaris, its only 40 nautic miles. There are so many bays and harbours close-by that you could visit all of them if you were on a 2 week cruise. In Turkey, the choices are really up to you.
Pretty towns and historic sites in Turkey
While the choice is up to you, Turkey has some must sees. The narrow bay of Fethiye is just 10 nm wide, but has over 30 islands and more than 100 anchor grounds. Fethiye itself also is an ideal location for a stopover. At the anchor ground Ekincik Kimani you can do an excursion on the typical low wooden longboats. Through the Rye in the Dalyan-Delta towards the lykian rock cut tombs near Kaunos. Also the town of Ekincik is well worth a visit. You actually anchor on sandy ground – with a great view on the many small riverboats.
Additional mandatory stop during your charter: Göcek, located in front of the mountains, and popular among sailors, especially with it's "Port Ville" a water town which resembles Venice. Many sailors agree that Göcek is among the most beautiful towns on the entire Turkish coast.
Post card pictures: Ölü Deniz
Sailing east from Fethiye you will very soon see Ölü Deniz, a view that found its way on many post cards. A scenery of heavy jointed rocks, turquoise water and a long, white, sandy tongue of land. Unfortunately passage for sailing yachts to the saltwater lake is not permitted anymore, however on the opposite side you will find good anchor ground. The harbour in Kalkan is also worth a visit as well as the big harbour in Kas which is overhung with olives and the wild macchia. You will find magical places and bays for stopovers almost everywhere in this waters and like in most sailing areas you will find a pub or tavern near almost every bay. Sometimes a woody shack, sometimes a lovely family restaurant, sometimes almost a gourmet restaurant.
Culinary suggestion for Your sailing trip from Fethiye
You can find great Turkish cuisine and a wonderful view in the Iskele Restaurant in Maden Iskele in Köycegiz Limani or visit Tersane, where restaurant owner Yesmin Acar prepares roast lamb or goat, as well as freshly caught fish (at the north west coast of the island Tersane, bay of Fethiye). You will find space for your yacht on the 120 meter long pier.
Please note that this is a suggested itinerary and not all yachts have the necessary licences / insurance to call at all destinations / islands.
Please clarify this with the charter company before planning your trip. You will receive the necessary papers for your route planning from the lessor before the start of the charter, so these must be requested from the hirer / skipper in good time. The terms and conditions of the lessor / yacht owner and, if applicable, their restrictions apply.