Fethiye sailing route – 7 days of beautiful turquoise coast

About this program

This is a 7 day (Saturday – Saturday) sailing trip starting from Fethiye and is meant for people who want to experience the Turkish Turquoise Coast.

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

The itinerary depends on the weather conditions and can be changed accordingly. The turquoise that can not be seen anywhere else in the whole world…

About the route

Starting point: Fethiye

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

About: Fethiye is a city and district in Mugla province. It is one of the famous tourist destinations on the Turkish Riviera. Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos. Fethiye has a Mediterranean climate consisting of very hot, long and dry summers with an average of 34 °C (93 °F) in the daytime.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fethiye

The plan for the first day is to arrive on a Saturday in Fethiye and get to the Marina. Your check-in on the boat will be at 5 PM and you will spend the night there. Fethiye is a city and district of Muğla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

The city is surrounded by some of the world’s most stunning beaches, has a harbor with many boats, a vibrant city life, and delicious cuisine.

Activities
Spend some time in port and enjoy the city before you set sail
Stroll around shaded Paspatur, the old town of Fethiye, and visit the many shops for all your souvenirs
Gastronomy
Nazilli Pide – amazing food and friendly staff
Mozaik Bahce – authentic food and great atmosphere
Yengec Restaurant – enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine by the sea
Fethte Pasha Kebab – one of the best kebabs in Turkey
Day 2
Oludeniz (The Dead Sea)

Ölüdeniz is a small village in the Fethiye district in the Muğla Province. It is one of the most visited and popular tourist spots on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey.

The blue lagoon sits within a pebble beach enclosure, and the waters are crystal clear, aquamarine, and differing shades of blue. Behind the town is Mount Babadağ, which sets the pace for the paragliding community. This is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful paraglide locations in the world.

Activities
This is a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving, since the lagoon has plenty of small underwater caves and a lot of interesting fauna and sea life
Gastronomy
Palm Tree – family run restaurant offering local cuisine
Gap bar – great cocktails and excellent food
Barracuda – top notch food and lovely ambience
Dominic Restaurant – excellent menu and gorgeous view
Day 3
Kas

Kas was once a small fishing village, today it is a growing tourist town with a nice marina and perfect conditions for scuba diving. In fact, Kas is considered to be one of Turkey’s main diving centers and it delivers in every sense.

Close to the harbor is an ancient amphitheater, and around the harbor are plenty of small restaurants and taverns providing fresh seafood meals.

Activities
Visit the Ruins of Xanthos and Patara Beach or just relax on Stunning Kaputaş Beach
Gastronomy
Nereid Meyhanesi – atmosphere and the various tastes to try are unique and amazing
Zaika – delicious meat dishes
Cakir Meyhane – beach bar
Day 4
Theimussa bay, Kekova

36 kilometers east of Kas you will find Theimussa bay, this is a nice bay that is nearly a complete circle, and is considered to be an important anchor for yachts.
Theimussa bay is located very near the sunken city off the island of Kekova and you can see a castle that starts on a hill and needs under the sea.

Kekova is a small and very delightful Turkish island near Demre. The uninhabited island lies opposite the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız.

Activities
Make your way around Kaleüçağiz bay and walk towards Simena Kale, which is visible from Kaleüçağiz
Gastronomy
Simena resturant – excuisite food with great view of the bay
Day 5
Gokkaya, Demre

Gokkaya bay is close to Kekova. This amazingly beautiful location sits opposite three islands, Asirli island, Kiseli island, and Kasirli island. The bay is home to the town of Ucagiz, a traditional fishing community. Sitting above the town in an ancient ruin of Simena Castle, once used as protection for the region its walls still stand.

Demre, was known as Myra in ancient Lycian times, is on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the province of Antalya. The Taurus mountains behind Demre give it a contrasting green and brown against the clear blue sky and the twinkling azure sea.

Activities
Ucagiz village, Kocakari bay, and the Sunken City are worth visiting
Visit the Church of St. Nicholas and the Myra Rock Tombs, nestled in the mountain, carved out of the mountainside
There are many archeological finds dotted around this peninsula
Gastronomy
Ipek Restaurant – excellent place offering Turkish cuisine
Likya Restaurant – family owned restaurant in a quaint village
Myra Restaurant – seafood menu
Day 6
Kalkan, Kaputas beach

Just below the Taurus Mountains sits the town of Kalkan. Situated by a harbor at the foot of the Taurus mountains, Kalkan is a resort for those seeking a little more than sun, sea, and sand. It is a sophisticated historic town with some fine examples of Ottoman Greek architecture.

This town has both a small harbor as well as a thriving olive business, and they make a special olive soap unique to their town.

Activities
Check out magnificent view from the multiple storied terraces
Try special olive soap that they make
Gastronomy
Small House
Yelken cafe
Rose restaurant
Day 7
Samanlik bay, Turunc pinari, Fethiye

Samanlik Bay is just a short distance from the city in Fethiye, a growing city and itself a popular tourist destination. It has a wonderful natural location with the slopes covered in pine trees.

Turunç Pınarı is on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Fethiye. It is lined by pine trees and is home to a lovely restaurant. The restaurant has a pier with 15 moorings, and it supplies water provisions as well as a few times for restocking. If you take a short walk up the hillside, you will find a natural water spring under a walnut tree. Yachts usually anchor around 25 meters off the shore, and this is a perfect sport for a short landside respite.

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.

Find your yacht
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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