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YACHT CHARTER TURKEY AND GREECE

The coasts and islands of Greece and Turkey are popular yacht charter Turkey and Greece destinations. The innumerable Greek islands cover a coastline of 15 000 km together with the mainland. The mesmerizing shores offer a myriad of cozy enclaves, which make for convenient natural docks. The power of ancient history looms over these lands. The best yacht charters in Greece are those covering the Dodecanese, Cyclades, Saronic, Argolic, Northern Sporades and Ionian territories. A sailing holiday along the enchanting coasts of Turkey will provide insight into the ancient Lycian, Carian and Greek cultures and lifestyles, tinged with the exotic modern-day flavor of the Orient. Mesmerizing pine mountains rise above beautiful harbors and lucid blue bays. Moreover, this is a fine opportunity to sample Turkish cuisine, one of the best in the world. Sailing trips to the Carian coast, the Ionian coast, and the West and East Lycian coasts are available. Greece and Turkey are excellent sailing destinations, because you can sail throughout the year. Generally, sailing trips are best in the tourist season so you can take advantage of the sunny weather. The strong winds in July and August may affect your sailing holiday.

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YACHT CHARTER TURKEY AND GREECE

CREWED YACHT CHARTER HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY

To Charter a private yacht is the ultimate vacation as you cruising along the beautiful coast of Turkey while getting way from routines and exploring the many coves. Yachts have cabins with private bathrooms and showers with hot water, full galleys, and all have additional water sports equipment. Many of them are air-conditioned. There are literally hundreds of classic and modern motoryachts, motor sailers, gulets and sailing yachts based in the Mediterranean and Aegean and many charter out of Turkey during the summer season. A luxurious, well-appointed charter yacht offers the discerning traveller a holiday that is guaranteed to satisfy in every respect. You can spend all of your time on board of the gulet if you like. The captain and the crew are continuously at your disposal in an effort to provide you with all your needs. The cook pampers you during the whole voyage with specialties and samples of the delicious Turkish cuisine, of which you surely will be a fan at the end of the voyage. The delicate Turkish wine and ‘raki’ (national alcoholic drink) contribute to this delight.

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CREWED YACHT CHARTER HOLIDAYS IN TURKEY

CRUISING & SAILING AREAS OF TURKISH COAST

From Bodrum to Marmaris: The undisputed hot-spot of the Aegean Coast, Bodrum is a swinging, singing, dancing town and its bohemian atmosphere gathers together Turkey's artists, intellectuals and lovers of the good life. An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum's dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas meet. The Castle of St Peter (Bodrum Castle) now houses the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Shopping here is a delight for souvenirs hunters, and the Bodrum Turban Marina is one best-equipped in the region. One of the best anchorages is the scenic Akbuk, hidden behind a forested hill. Sedir Island (ancient Cedrai) boasts an incredible beach with fine sand scattered with fossils, and great views of the Kiran Mountains across the bay. The town of Datca has become a popular stopover for yachts, and offers many seafood restaurants, pubs and discos.

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CRUISING & SAILING AREAS OF TURKISH COAST