Marmaris - Fethiye - Marmaris
2. Paradise Island
3. Kadırga Port
4. Ekincik Bay
6. Ağa Harbor
7. Binlik Bay
8. Hamam Bay
9. Sarsala Bay
11. Tersane Island
12. Bedri Rahmi Bay
13. Yassıca Islands
15. Gemiler Island
17. Turunç Pınarı
ABOUT THE ITINERARY
Marmaris is a town at the point where the Mediterranean Sea intersects the Aegean Sea with its nature variety. From historical monuments of the bygone eras to the shopping centers, sea activities and rich Byzantine, Persian, Roman and Ottoman architecture, this town is impressive destination to start your yacht cruise.
Marmaris is also well-known for its expanse of green, present perfect scenery thanks to the pine-covered hills which surround the town.
This sample itinerary is providing a chance for plenty of swimming, sunbathing and do many watersports activities including diving. You will have the opportunity to go on land and enjoy a hike and nature walk along the pine forests. Besides beautiful beaches and bays, you will also have the opportunity to explore some villages and the rural life.
Ekincik Bay is on the north shore of Port Köyceğiz with wild, steep wooded slopes surround the bay. The shore line is a sandy beach. It is one the most picturesque bays in the region, and if you wish to take the opportunity for a river trip to visit and ancient Counos, it is the best place to anchor the boat. You can arrange Dalyan excursion through boat cooperatives.
Kaunos was an important sea port, the history of which is supposed to date back till the 10th century BC. Because of the formation of Iztuzu Beach and the silting of the former Bay of Dalyan (from approx. 200 BC onwards), Kaunos is now located about 8 km from the coast. The city had two ports, the southern port at the southeast of Küçük Kale and the inner port at its northwest (the present Sülüklü Göl, Lake of the Leeches). The southern port was used from the foundation of the city till roughly the end of the Hellenistic era, after which it became inaccessible due to its drying out. The inner or trade port could be closed by chains. The latter was used till the late days of Kaunos, but due to the silting of the delta and the ports, Kaunos had by then long lost its important function as a trade port.
Iztuzu Beach is a 4.5 km long beach with golden sand. It is narrow spit of land, which forms a natural barrier between the fresh water delta of the Dalyan River and the Mediterranean. It is one of the main breeding grounds for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) in the Mediterranean and is therefore often referred to as “Turtle Beach”. The loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta) is on the IUCN Red list of endangered animals.
Manastır Bay, Cleopatra’s Bay; You will find ruins of a bath in the water which is known as Cleopatra’s Bath or Sunken Bath. It is believed that Cleopatra herself used to bathe here.
Tersane (Shipyard) Island is where you’ll find ancient ruins around the creek from the Byzantine time. It is the largest island of the Fethiye Gulf. During the era of the Ottomans, the area was used as a shipyard and you may see the remnants of the shipyards.
Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu who is a famous Turkish poet wanted to leave a memory from him when he came here in 1974; and on a big stone, he painted a picture that looks like a fish, in which he actually depicts six animals. This bay, which was known as Taşyaka until then, was later named Bedri Rahmi. It is one of the most popular bay.
Yassıca Islands are formed with 5 tiny islands, and offer great seascape. They are the nearest anchoring point by the Gocek Gulf, and considered to be the best locations in the Fethiye Gulf for photo shooting. Romantic sunset photographs are very ideal. You’ll have plenty of swimming in between the islands, sunbathing, relaxing on board, or do watersports.
Göcek is a small village in an idyllic setting, located in the corner of a well-protected bay with pine-covered hills. Backed by majestic mountains and substantial pine forests, it looks out over the Twelve Islands and offers one of the most picturesque sceneries in Turkey.
Gemiler (Ships) Island, also known as St.Nicholas’ Island which is an island surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains and home to Byzantine remains that were built between the 4th and 6th centuries AC. Among the medieval buildings on the island is a church and on the hill are the ruins of a palace decorated with mosaics. According to local folklore, the island used to be a pirate stronghold; given its strategic location on this lonely bit of coast, with the high hills providing a perfect look-out for approaching ships, and even providing breathtaking views of the coast around.
Ölüdeniz is a beautiful inland bay that famed for being one of the world's most beautiful yacht charter destinations. With high mountains sweeping down to the shore and golden sand, this lagoon is a scenic wonder.