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Bodrum is surrounded by the islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Kos as it stretches out into the Aegean Sea.
When visiting the port, you’ll be able to explore the Turkish Riviera through a bunch of harbours that are spread across the islands.
Bodrum is surrounded by the islands of Kalymnos, Pserimos, and Kos as it stretches out into the Aegean Sea. The town itself is based in the south coast of the peninsula, and is an ideal place to start your sailing adventure and explore the surrounding waters. The town is steeped in historical interest due to a medieval castle, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), and an underwater museum. You can also dock at one of the town’s many marinas and explore the surrounding sights. Bodrum is also well renowned for its nightlife as on the eastern end, there is a long line of open bars that run along the beach alongside some large night clubs that stay open well into the late hours. Meanwhile, in the west, the nightlife is mostly based around the marinas and yacht club.
Fethiye is to the south-west of Turkey, nestled at the foot of a mountain range. When visiting the port, you’ll be able to explore the Turkish Riviera through a bunch of harbours that are spread across the islands. There are also a wide number of nearby marinas such as Fethiye Ece and Yes Marina.
There is also much to see without having to spend your holiday on your boat as there is much that the land and water have to offer. You can visit the over 2000-year-old city, Kadyanda that’s not far and offers the full Roman experience with its baths and amphitheatre. Meanwhile, if you get hungry in Fethiye, you can visit the wide number of local kitchens and restaurants for a taste of fresh Turkish seafood. The town has a lively nightlife scene right on the water that you can join from your charter boat.
For the more active tourists, there’s also paragliding available from the top of Mount Babadağ. As for those who love sea diving, there’s a local resort where you can enjoy scuba diving, even wakeboarding and archery. As for the party-goers, the nearby Greek island of Faliraki is a popular party spot.
Marmaris is a popular harbour that combines natural beauty with excellent entertainment and nightlife. It is a well sought-after destination that comes with many peaceful locations as well as a bustling town centre. The waterfront has a long boardwalk that is a special place to view the wide variety of Turkish boats that port such as the gulet cruises and luxury private yachts.
When it comes to cuisine, the restaurants on the seafront have traditional fresh fish meals with incredible recipes that will have you hooked from the first bite. Moreover, the place has a wide range of restaurants that offer international cuisine. As the evening sets in, clubs open their doors, with a music type for everyone to enjoy until the early hours of the morning. The Marmais port is an ideal point to take cruises to the Greek islands just off the Turkish coastline with both yacht hire and gulet charters being easily available to all.
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Sailing season and climate
In Turkey, there is a variety of climates, with considerable differences between the areas, and also with some microclimates due to the different exposure of slopes and coasts. The coastal areas have generally a mild climate, but the coast of the Black Sea is colder than that of the Mediterranean. Summer is dry and sunny throughout the country, except on the north-east coast. High Season months are considered to be July, August and September and charter costs are highest in this period. Mid Season months are May, June and October when charter prices are lower and the weather is still very nice and warm but a bit windier. Turkey is warmer than Croatia for example so sailing is very pleasant even in October when the sea is still warm.