Set sail for turquoise waters of the four seas of Turkey. You will surely experience a sailing adventure of historical and cultural features. Turkey is a land of ancient cities, magnificent scenery, rugged coastline, grand cliffs, warm, clear waters and favorable winds.
Excellent weather conditions, warm and sunny climate of its coast allow sailing from the beginning of April till the end of October. It is one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world, due to its indisputable beauty, gentle winds and summer temperatures up to 35 degrees.
The prevailing winds in summer, known as Meltemi, make the heat bearable and provide you a pleasant vacation. Their strength increases during the day and weakens gradually before sunset.
During your sailing vacation, you can stop as many times as you like in numerous bays and coves, finding a safe anchorage and enjoying the natural landscape.
The best way to spend your vacation on board is to combine sailing activity with historical tour through the ancient cities and sites of Turkey, because its coast is rich in history. You can easily organize your sailing itinerary with tours to explore the remains of ancient civilizations; Blue Mosque with its magnificent interior paneling of blue and white Iznik tiles, impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of St. John at the entrance to the blue bay of Bodrum, marble palaces and stone fortresses up the Bosphorus, historical works of Istanbul, Marmaris, one of the most beautiful maritime parklands, ideal for water sports and sailing, mosques and parks of Antalya, museums and historical sites of Izmir and more.
Since there has been a growing interest in nautical tourism over the past few years in Turkey, the ultimate yacht models can be found for charter in that area. Besides a wide range of sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans, you can also charter a gulet, the traditional Turkish wooden boat of a special design. Furthermore, there are several options on charter type such as bareboat charter, skippered charter, luxury crewed yacht charter, cabin charter on a gulet (or the whole boat).
Vacation on board is fun for all, it is an ideal way to enjoy the freedom of sailing and explore marvelous landscape.
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Some of the charter itineraries in Turkey cover regions such as Marmaris, Bodrum, Antalya and are available as 7 or 14 day round trips.
Turkey is surrounded by turquoise waters of the four seas, the Mediterranean, the Aegean, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Its indented coastline provides splendid bays, coves, inlets and different anchorages for yachtsmen where they can enjoy various water sport activities.
A sailing vacation is an excellent option for it provides flexibility, independence and you can escape the crowd on shore and set sail to the open sea.
Turkey is a land of four seas, thus it boasts of numerous ports and marinas. Here are some of the most important ports in the north along the coast of the Black Sea: Istanbul, Trabzon, Samsun and Sinop.
Yachting has become extremely popular activity in Turkey which resulted in a large number of marinas all along the coast, between Istanbul and Antalya. Besides providing all the facilities one needs during his stay, most marinas offer different entertainment activities as well.