Turkey features antique cities, medieval castles and beautiful beaches for the summer time. The South coast of the country has a lot to offer; from coastal villages with local delicacies and boisterous oriental bazaars, to modern bars and lavish resorts. The visitors can choose among various activities, such as to discover the famous waterfalls in Alanya, to enjoy a relaxing Turkish hammam in Bodrum, to explore the natural beauty of Datca, boasting unspoiled bays, or to have a tour at Göcek's true paradise islands and get mesmerized by the Butterfly Valley in Fethiye! Not to be missed; a visit in the spectacular Greek ancient city of Knidos with the amazing historical monuments, a trip to amazing Cappadocia and a visit to the temple of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul; top Turkey's travel attraction.
The lively resort and yachting port of Bodrum is the perfect stop during a cruise to South Turkey offering a great opportunity for shopping and town viewing! One of the attractions in Bodrum is the magnificent Castle of St. Peter with splendid sea views. Enjoy a traditional Turkish bath in Bodrum hammam and taste the exquisite Turkish cuisine in the local restaurants. You should also visit the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the Bodrum Theatre, which is home to special events and concerts. Additionally, the beaches of Bodrum Peninsula are perfect for every taste. Go to Fener beach to find waves ideal for windsurfing or enjoy swimming in the shallow waters of Karaincir beach!
Knidos is one of the most spectacular Greek ancient cities in the southwest part of Turkey. A seaside resort surrounded by ancient monuments, like the Temple of Apollo, Dionysos terrace and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. From the top of the hill, you can watch an outstanding panorama, where the Aegean sea meets the Mediterranean sea. From Knidos, don't miss the chance to visit Kara Ada little island, which is a popular destination for yachting and well known for its mineral springs within the caves!
Datca gives the opportunity to experience the real rural Turkey! This quiet fishing town belongs to the Datca Peninsula, which is the meeting point between Aegean, Mediterranean and the Gokova Gulf. Surrounded by nature, with many unspoiled bays such as Hayıt Bükü and Ova Bükü which are ideal for relaxation, Datca is a perfect cruising destination! Don't forget to visit the Kargi Cove and explore the nearby villages, like Gebekum and Kizlan. The local seafood specialties will enthusiast you!
Göcek is a major tourist attraction for the yacht's world, as it consists of five marinas and it is a yachtsmen's center. The town is located in a bay and is surrounded by several islands and coves from the seaside and majestic mountains with verdant forests from the landside, which create a unique scenery. The 12 islands around it create a natural harbour, that's why the town is called "natural marina". Relax under the shadow of pine trees in Göcek Island Beach or enjoy a refreshment drink in Inlice Beach lying on the dark sand. A tour at Göcek's islands and activities, as diving and snorkeling to explore the abundant marine life, are a must!
Fethiye is a tourist center in Turkey and it will be an unforgettable experience if you decide to cruise in her coastline. Some of the best beaches are Calis, where you will enjoy fresh air and the seamless blue waters of the Aegean and Oludeniz Lagoon with the turquoise waters and the white sand. Wander in Paspatur, the Old Town of Fethiye and visit the monuments in the Lycian city of Telmessos. The highlight during your charter will be a stop in the wonderful verdant Butterfly Valley with the 100 different species of butterflies!
Alanya, the jewel of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, offers a cosmopolitan mix of a lively nightlife with many bars and elegant restaurants. Also, presents an ancient culture with medieval streets and castles! Kale, the fortress on the hill of the town, offers a magnificent view, while the hexagonal Red Tower near the harbour is worth a visit. Try Stand-up paddle board in blue crystal clear waters and visit the famous Kleopatra beach. Some of the main attractions in Alanya are the Damlatas Cave and the famous beautiful waterfalls at Manavgat, a visit in which can be combined with jeep safari in Taurus mountains!