Bodrum sailing route – 7 days of history and relaxation

About this program

This is a 7 day (Saturday – Saturday) sailing trip starting and ending in Bodrum. It’s meant for anyone interested in exploring historical sights in the Bodrum area, while still making time for the beach.

Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are only suggestions, and are not included in the price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes, meaning stops can be added or removed.

About the route

Starting point: Bodrum

Arrival: We can arrange a transfer from the airport to the marina for you. The transfer is not included in the price.

About: Bodrum is a popular Turkish resort. It is located on the shores of the Aegean Sea in the province of Mugla. In ancient Greek, it was called Halikarnas. It is located on the Bodrum Peninsula, opposite the Greek island of Kos.

The city is a very popular tourist destination and yachting center. Due to its picturesque coastline and lively nightlife, it is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

Itinerary

Day 1
Bodrum

The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Bodrum and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there.

Activities
Visit the Mausoleum of Mausolus which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Explore the Bodrum Castle and visit the Museum of underwater archaeology
Enjoy the sandy Bitez Beach and nearby restaurants
Gastronomy
La Pasion Restaurant – offers a variety of different cuisines
Avlu Bistro & Bar – has a great vine selection
Mezemore – great place for seafood lovers
Day 2
Gumusluk

Gumusluk is the ultimate location for a relaxing escape, also known as Bodrum summer city. Use your time on the beach of Gumusluk to the fullest!

Activities
Explore the village, built on the ruins of an ancient city (Myndos)
Enjoy your day on the beach
Visit the smaller islands Küçük Kiremit, Büyük Kiremit, Çavuş Island, and Çatal nearby
Gastronomy
Gumuscafe Fish Restaurant – a great place on the beach for seafood and çay lovers
Limon Gumusluk – nice place for exploring the local cuisine
Kofteci Efe – pay cheap prices and try Turkish cuisine
Day 3
Asin Liman – the byzantine harbor

Asin Liman is an ancient harbor that is famous for its ruins that date back to the Byzantine period. Lose yourself in the history of Byzantine and be an archeologist for an afternoon.

Activities
Visit the ancient ruins: the agora, the temple and the mausoleum
Gastronomy
Small restaurants and bars can be found in the harbour
Day 4
Kazıklı Limanı

The main benefit of the Kazıklı bay is that there are not a lot of boats visiting or passing through.

Activities
Enjoy stunning sunsets and the peaceful atmosphere while surrounded by pine-clad mountains
Go swimming in the bay
Gastronomy
You can find several restaurants to enjoy fresh food for dinner
Day 5
Turgutreis

Turgutreis has endless beaches and an open-air Bazaar interesting to visit and experience the Turkish culture.

Activities
Explore the D-Marin Turgutreis and enjoy the views of beautiful sailing boats at sunset
Visit the Turgutreis Bazaar for some fresh fruit and vegetables
Enjoy yourself on the sandy beaches of Gun Batimi Plaji
Gastronomy
Uncles Restaurant – perfect for families
Nazar – for traditional Turkish cuisine
Cool Breeze Restaurant – dining with a view
Day 6
Aspat bay

The bay is protected from the wind and great for anchoring. In the past, it served as a shelter for pirates for many years. Enjoy your last day exploring and relaxing.

Activities
Visit the ancient city of Termera
Explore the ruins of the Castle of Aspat
Relax on the beach
Gastronomy
There are a few restaurants on the shore with reasonable prices
Day 7
Bodrum

Sail back to Bodrum and visit all the sights you didn’t have time for your first day. Don’t forget to try Turkish coffee or tea (çay)!

For those who want to spend the last day on the beach, there’s plenty to choose from. On the southern coast of the peninsula lie the golden sandy beaches at Bardakci, Gumbet, Bitez, Ortakent Yalisi, Karaincir, Bagla and Akyarlar, while on the western side are Gumusluk, Yalikavak and Turgut Reis.

For those who want seclusion, the northern coast boasts Turkbuku, Golkoy, and Gundogan – all small simple fishing villages, ideal for those who want a subdued and relaxing atmosphere.

Have a question about this route?
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Picking a boat type

Picking out the type of boat to go with will generally come down to your budget, the group size, and preferred method of sailing. Moreover, different sailboats available can be chartered independently or with a fully-staffed crew.

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Sailboat
2-12 people
The most popular boat for active travelers and couples. They offer the classic sailing experience and tend to vary in size from 30-64 feet.
Starting from 1000 EUR pw
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Catamaran
2-12 people
This offers a more smooth sailing experience compared to the normal sailboat and are the perfect choice for bigger groups or families. The sizes often range from 38-70 feet, with the average being around 42 ft.
Starting from 3500 EUR pw
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Gulet
8-20 people
These boats are usually perfect for larger groups. Most of these have six cabins and come with three / four crewmembers. The ship sizes tend to range between 60-100 ft
Starting from 4000 EUR pw
Motor yacht
2 – 12 people
Motor yachts have from 1 one to up to five cabins depending on their size and tend to range from 30-100 ft.
Starting from 3000 EUR pw

Have a question for us?

You ask yourself what kind of boat to choose? Which places to visit? We have answers to those questions and many more. So don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today!