The Turkish coast and the friendliness of the local people will really impress you. At many anchorages you will find old cities, theatres and ruins, but also idyllic swimming bays where the sea appears turquoise blue and spring water meets with the sea. Romantic fishing villages will make you forget the hectic routine of your normal daily life. This area is a paradise: wooded coves cut deeply into the mainland and, since the Eastern Aegean has hardly any heavy industry, the sea is clean and free from pollution. The natural environment remains untouched and full of diversity, especially in the nature reserves of Gökova and the Hisarönü Gulf. This knowledge gives sailing, swimming and enjoying the surroundings more value, and makes your sailing holiday a true experience.
A breath of the Orient lies over the villages and small ports. Shoe Shiners with gleaming brass boxes offer their services, whilst young boys sell simit (sesame coated bread rings) and glasses of tea from a tray at the roadside and in the bazaars. Men play backgammon in front of their shops, and sun-tanned farmer's’ wives in bloomers and colourful blouses trade freshly picked fruit and vegetables. The markets are an experience not to be missed. A great change after a day of sailing.
Sailors will find clean and well equipped marinas with supermarkets close by. Lokanta are to be found in many bays in which one can eat simple, local dishes. Sadun Boro, the Turkish round-the-world sailor calls his homeland coast the most beautiful sailing area in the world
By sailing in this area you’re assured of all the ingredients you may expect of a sailing holiday in Turkey. Sailing, sun, swimming, good food and drinks, culture; enjoying all this with your yacht or catamaran as your base. Whether sailing bareboat in your yacht or catamaran, or taking part in a flotilla, you can be sure you will meet enjoyable new people, it’s hard to avoid in these spots!
We look forward to welcoming you on board!