7 NIGHTS – Serenity Yachting

TURKEY

SECLUDED MOORINGS, GREAT HIKES & ANCIENT SITES

Highlights

Starting your days with a morning swim

Enjoying water sports on flat waters

Getting spoiled by the crew

Tasting fresh Turkish cuisine

Overnighting in secluded bays

INTRODUCTION

This stretch of cruising ground offers an abundance of secure anchorage spots making it easy for you to set the pace of your vacation and spend your days at leisure, lazing away. Starting your vacation in Gocek is very convenient due to its close proximity to Dalaman airport and the number of bays which are only 30 minutes away from the harbour. From here on  out the following 7 days can be spent moving from one bay to another, exploring small seaside villages and visiting historical sites dating back to 5th century B.C.

Day 1 / Göcek

This small harbour town is a perfect starting point for your cruise. Located only 20 minutes away from Dalaman International Airport, Gocek has an easy to discover town centre with all the restaurants and shops you may wish to explore before leaving harbour to swim and overnight in a bay of your choice.

Distance covered…..5nm

Day 2 / KAUNOS

The ancient site of Kaunos is best discovered with a private traditional river boat. Upon reaching Ekincik Bay, your very own river boat will pick you up and take you past Caretta Beach, through the windy marshlands of Dalyan delta, straight to the entrance of Kaunos historical site . Marvel at the display of grand Lycian tombs scattered along the cliffs and enjoy a blue crab lunch on the river bank before heading back to your yacht for relaxing and overnighting in a bay.

Distance covered…..35nm

Day 3 / LORYMA

Loryma and Pirate Bay and are just two of the great options for dropping anchor and relaxing throughout the day. Loryma Bay is especially fantastic for water sports due to its wide surface and its waters being well protected from open sea weather and waves.

Distance covered…..35nm

Day 4 / SELIMIYE

After exploring and relaxing in bays of your choice in the Gulf of Hisaronu, you can move towards Selimiye harbour for the evening to go for a walk and explore this small sea side village. Very under developed and still carrying its local charm, this village with a limited number of souvenir shops and great restaurants is a great option for an evening out.

Distance covered…..22nm

Day 5 / DATÇA

Today’s westward crossing is generally ideal for opening sails and travelling with the sound of soothing steady winds. There will be plenty of swim spots to drop anchor and enjoy lunch and water sports. If interested in visiting another Turkish town, Datca is a great option to either overnight or for a quick tour before heading back out to a bay for the night.

Distance covered…..24nm

Day 6 / KNIDOS

Cruise to Palamut Buku bay for the earlier part of your day and let the children enjoy running around on this long stretch of pebble beach. While possessing magnificently transparent waters this beach is still uncrowded to its long distance by road access as well as being distant to any harbour. For the evening move towards grand ancient site of Knidos to take in its 2500 year old history and overnight in its natural protection.

Distance covered…..20nm

Day 7 / ORAK ISLAND

Spend the early portion of your day swimming and sunbathing in secluded bays such as Mersincik and Orak Island before moving closer toward Bodrum for the evening. If nightlife is what interests you then Bodrum does offer a variety of bars and night clubs or if you would like to spend your final evening under the stars, there are plenty of secure anchorage options close to Bodrum but far enough to avoid the city lights and noise.

Distance covered…..30nm

Day 8 / BODRUM

Spend the early portion of your day swimming and sunbathing in secluded bays such as Mersincik and Orak Island before moving closer toward Bodrum for the evening. If nightlife is what interests you then Bodrum does offer a variety of bars and night clubs or if you would like to spend your final evening under the stars, there are plenty of secure anchorage options close to Bodrum but far enough to avoid the city lights and noise.

Distance covered…..5nm