What Makes Turkey the No. 1 Sailing Destination this Year?
Sunny skies, hidden anchorages, idyllic bays: these are just small part of what Turkey and its marvelous coast offers to sailors that decided to spend some weeks there. The number of sailors Turkey attracts each year is thousands, apart from the tourists that occasionally enjoy a one day yachting trip to visit some unreachable parts that are worth seeing.
If you choose the Turquoise Riviera for the upcoming season, considering a yacht charter Turkey is unquestionably the best choice you could ever make.
Charter a yacht promptly is crucial: the season can be quite busy, and you don’t want to miss the chance to charter the yacht of your dreams for the holiday to come.
Sailing in Turkey implies cruising along the numerous bays and sounds of the highly indented Turkish coastline. It is likewise an excursion back in time, with a plenty of archeological locales, strongholds and sanctuaries that mirror its significance in antiquated and medieval times. Particularly the south-west drift - from Izmir and all the way to Kusadaşi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and Kaş to Antalya - is a perfect sailing ground.
Beginning from Marmaris, Gocek, Fethiye or Bodrum, you will find and appreciate the appeal of wonderful coves, calm bays and protected anchorages. Along the drift, there are truly sections of land of old remnants from the Greek to the Byzantine time frame.
The antiquated remains of Asia are among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. What's more, Turkish nourishment is supposedly one of the colossal cooking styles of the world. Local restaurants offer astonishing choices of tasty starters, known as ‘meze’. Primary dishes incorporate fresh fish, shish kebabs, köfte (hot meatballs). If you are a vegetarian, you won’t get disappointed either, because the cuisine offers lots of vege-dishes, as tasty as they can be.
Stop your sailing for a day: Enjoy some Turkish shopping
Shopping is a fascinating and pleasant experience, particularly in the bazaar. If you have a chance to anchor somewhere around Istanbul, don’t miss Kapali Carsi – the worldwide known bazaar that offers tons of crafts, going from rugs, all kinds of jewelry (you can get pretty cheap pieces here), lots of leather goods and lovely ceramics for reasonable prices. Don’t get surprised if the salesmen offer you a tea while shopping: it’s an invitation to discuss the prices. You shouldn’t miss the chance for a great deal that come along the cup of original strong flavored Turkish tea.
Sailing around Istanbul: A cruise to remember
Once you got in Istanbul, you should use the time properly and sail around the wonderful Istanbul. Enjoying the views of the numerous mosques are just an intro as you come close to the Princes Islands – a view to remember.
While Istanbul’s architectural and cultural beauty is simply adorable while your inside, the beauty has a totally different, yet charming dimension when seen from the water.
There is much, much things to see and do on a yacht in Turkey. Build up your imagination as much as you want – no one got back from Turkey disappointed.
Have an awesome vacation!
By AFAR Traveler