Of the eight thousand kilometers of coastline that has Turkey, Southwest is the most attractive country and it is where the major cruise yacht fleets, crewed gulets or self skippered sailboats and catamarans.
Bodrum is the main port in the area and where the best traditional Turkish Gulets are built. Glorious past, the old Halicarnassus has been the home of Herodotus, among others considered Mausolus coveted strategic point for different peoples and Asian and Mediterranean cultures. City nightlife, bohemian atmosphere that brings together artists and intellectuals of all Turkey is the embarkation point for exploring the bays of Gokova or Hisaronu. And of course the Bodrum yacht cruises on board gulets.
On a Bodrum yacht cruise, the Gulf of Gokova provided as exponents: Sedir Adasi or Cleopatra Island where you can stroll among the ruins you visit a well-preserved theater, and a small and unusual white sand beach.
A few miles south, Degirmen Buku ”English Harbor”, a hidden coves surrounded by pine trees reaching the sea and a couple of restaurants with a small jetty. Yedi Adalar ”Seven Islands”, which offers a dozen protected anchorages reminiscent during Bodrum yacht cruises.In the coast of the Datca peninsula, which separates the Gulf of Gokova and Hisaronu, there are several coves where there is nothing to do but contemplate the nature of this beautiful area ”painted” an infinite range of green and blue.
The Gulf waters wash the shores Hisaronu harboring the legacy of ancient and modern civilizations. At the end of the Datca Peninsula and once bent the lighthouse are the ruins of the ancient Carian city of Knidos, built in honor of the goddess Aphrodite, and was a renowned cultural center. On a Bodrum yacht cruise, you can visit the remains of the two ports, the well preserved amphitheater and the remains of the white marble columns.
About 20 miles to the east, the town of Datca has become the waypoint where the gulet guests can enjoy a lively nightlife during their Bodrum yacht cruise and there are several restaurants where they can taste the sea touching the esteemed Turkish cuisine based on Mediterranean products typically with some oriental touches, his ”lined” white house bougainvillea give a distinctive touch to this city. Deep Gulf Hisaronu this peaceful bay Kecibuku of outstanding natural beauty and protected from any wind quadrant. To the south – hidden in a cove – majestic city is Bozburun, small alleys. This area is known for the many shipyards where schooners are built. At the southern end of a cove waters lapping a couple of piers next to a nearly intact ruins of the Hellenistic period.