Both Gocek and Fethiye are located in the Gulf of Fethiye, at the foot of high mountains and pine forests which in turn benefits from a microclimate that is possible for sunbathing even in winter. In these major ports Turkish gulets, sailing yachts; bare boats and catamarans (with or without crew) that can be rented through a specialized agency Bodtur Yachting with over 25 years experience in the sector on the Turkey yacht cruises.
This beautiful gulf has been very “greedy” for many civilizations, Lycians, Carians, Turks, Greeks, and Romans for location and mild climate. Proofs of this are the numerous archaeological remains that can be seen all along its coast, cliffs alternating with sandy beaches, cave paintings, Lycian sarcophagi and tombs, remains of Greek and Roman theaters, Ottoman and Byzantine mosaics….
A Turkey yacht cruise from Gocek or Fethiye, contemplating the natural beauty of this delightful bay your bay, you can choose to go west to Bodrum and Marmaris or also to the east to Kas and Kalkan, Kekova Gulf. At the opposite of the village of Gocek, just two miles separate us from the first of the countless green islets and coves, Tersane Island, Domuz Island, Kapi Creek, Ruin Bay, and Tomb Bay are located.
Navigating is very pleasant in this sheltered gulf from the prevailing winds and very calm waters where the Turkish gulets are anchored or tied with a rope to land. Dreamy sunsets immersed in silence can be spoilt only by the swish of fish and bird songs.
The town of Fethiye is more cosmopolitan, but worth a visit to wander around the market and Bazaar, where the smells and colors of spices attracts everyone. Take a picture, get your body peeled in a Turkish bath and especially visit the Lycian tombs carved in high rocks. All are in walking distance to the yacht port or marina where your Turkish gulet will be docked.
Once outside the bay is worth a visit Island Gemiler that difficult to locate because they “overlap” with mountains, yet remains of ancient civilizations, the most present Byzantine. A couple of miles: Oludeniz will be welcoming the Turkish gulets with its white sandy beach. It can be very busy, but spectacular.
Following the coast to the east, and after spending 7 ends and about 10 miles of sandy beach, which hides the ruins of Patara in what was the ancient capital of Lycia Xanthos, Kalkan and Kas we reach, two villages that climb from the sea to the mountains through narrow streets full of life and adorned with multicolored flowers from one of the terraces you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and even glimpse the remote Greek island of Kastellorizo or as the Turks “Meis”.
Undoubtedly the star of this Turkey yacht cruise itinerary is Kekova island “Tierra Del Sol”, surrounded by a landscape of picturesque islands, bays. Several earthquakes have caused some houses remain deep in the clear water of a sparkling sea.
The beauty of a landscape exultant, bit crowded with the food and above all the feeling of a traditionally hospitable people is one of the reasons why not indifferent to the navigator who visit this wonderful country. And the best way to voyage this splendid coast is a Turkey yacht cruise.