Sail Turkey Tours
Everyone likes a sunshine holiday. When it comes to holidays Turkey has so much to offer. The fascinating city of Istanbul with the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the city’s other famous landmarks is one idea of a holiday but Turkey tours offer much more than Istanbul. The Turkish Coast, especially the South West corner known commonly as the Turquoise Coast is perhaps a better choice in the height of summer?
You may fancy a Greek Island. You can move between Greece and Turkey with no problems. If you are sailing Turkey waters and move into Greek waters your captain will merely raise a Greek flag and you will be more than welcome.
If you have never considered a gulet cruise on the Turquoise Coast of Turkey or through the Greek Islands, it is time that you did. The region that is commonly described as the Eastern Mediterranean has a wonderful climate and crystal clear blue waters for the majority of the year. The Region is easily accessible with direct flights from many regional airports in Europe and the Middle East. If your choice is the Aegean and the west coast of Turkey then the best available flights are in to Bodrum’s Airport, Milas. There are regular daily flights from springtime until winter approaches.
It could not be easier to take a Turkish gulet from somewhere like Fethiye to take a sailing tour along the Mediterranean Coast, leaving Fethiye harbour on a Fethiye Olympos itinerary for example. If your starting point of choice is Fethiye then you should look for flights into Dalaman which is less than an hour to the west of Fethiye.
The Turkish Riviera takes some beating when it comes to yacht charter holidays. Turkey sailing holidays offer you the chance of making your own decisions about where you want to go and what you want to do. You will have an experienced captain able to advise you at every stage and facilities will include your own cabin and all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. You may even like to catch fish for dinner though you will not go hungry if you do not catch anything.
This part of Turkey is extremely fertile with a continuous supply of fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the season. There are herbs growing naturally on the mountain sides and olive groves abound; the local olive oil forms part of an extremely good cuisine that you will enjoy every day if you sail Turkey waters. You will learn a great deal on a sailing holiday because your experienced captain will know the region well down to the last secluded bay.
There are secluded bays to enjoy a swimming break and many are ideal for putting down the anchor for the night to enjoy the stillness and starry skies a common feature of turkey sailing holidays. There are few better ways to start the following day on a sailing trip than to dive into the warm clear water.
If you have an interest in the history and culture of this region there is plenty to see dating back to the times of the Lycians in the centuries before Christ. There are ancient ruins dating back as far as the 4th Century BC. Lycian rock tombs are particularly impressive and can be found in various places on the south coast.
A blue cruise on a traditional gulet will guarantee a memorable holiday. It will be difficult to think of anything better next year but then why should you? Turkish sailing holidays have everything you could ever want from a break away from home and work. Time becomes irrelevant on your private yacht and it is likely you will forget which day of the week it is. If you have never had a holiday as relaxing as this in the past you are missing something. It is time for you to look at Turkey travel, especially sailing tours. You do not need any expertise; you have a captain for that. The calm blue waters are such that even those that feel unsteady on the sea will have no problems at all. Everyone just needs to enjoy themselves. It may even lead you to want to learn to sail for yourself to give you even more independence. Anything is possible.