Turkey is a land blessed with a uniquely rich cultural diversity
that little places on Earth can boast of. Both the country’s
history and architecture have long been influenced by a variety of
empires including the Byzantine, Ottoman, Roman and Persian and the
southwestern part of Turkey known as the Turquoise Coast takes its
name from the color of the bordering Mediterranean and Aegean seas.
Each venue is simply magical with a charming authentic ambiance
whether it is through stretching beaches, ancient ruins or quaint
cafes and restaurants serving up fantastic local fare. Your summer
vacation with Sunreef
Yachts Charter will be nothing short of dreamy.
One of the most enchanting coastal cities in Turkey, Bodrum offers
not only much cosmopolitan flare but also an authentic experience.
Do not be surprised at the sight of camel caravans along the scenic
waterfront as you gaze over the turquoise waters of the Gulf of
Gokova dominated by the Bodrum Castle built by the crusaders in the
15th century. The sheltered harbor of Bodrum will be the perfect
backdrop for your luxury charter yacht.
An ancient Dorian city visited by none other than Cleopatra, Knidos
is now a picturesque fishing village with an amphitheater rising
from the double harbor separated by a sandy isthmus. Above the city
on the heights you will encounter numerous ruins including a temple
of Aphrodite and buildings belonging to the Byzantine style. After
sightseeing around town, opt for a dinner aboard the yacht prepared
by the Chef or visit a waterfront restaurant for a glass of
delicious local wine.
Cruise along the robust peninsula where secluded coves beguile for
relaxation on the beach or thrilling water sports and swimming in
crystalline waters. This inspiringly beautiful town is paved with
jewelry shops in the city center while the entire region boasts of
lush Mediterranean flora and fauna. When you feel the need to relax
after a long day of visiting, opt for a Turkish hamam to soothe
A genuine retreat for the five senses, Keci Buku is a true gem of
the bay with an ancient fortress guiding the enclave. The area
offers a lot of excitement for all history buffs as it is lined
with ruins of an acropolis and temples that you will take pleasure
in visiting. Stop by a charming waterfront café to indulge in the
views and a cup of freshly brewed, thick Turkish coffee.
Today on the agenda is Bozburun, a small seaside town especially
appreciated by guests longing for a tranquil sailing holiday in the
sun. The harbor is lined with traditional wooden gulets that are
manufactured the traditional way in this village. The locale
reverberates with lively music at night and belly dancing is also
widely practiced in the region. If you feel like staying in
tonight, be sure to taste some specialties prepared by the Chef or
visit the Fish Restaurant serving up delicious fresh seafood.
Serce is a tiny harbor at the entrance of which archeologists came
upon Byzantine shipwreck dating back to the 11th century filled
with tons of glassware. On a quaint mountaintop near the harbor is
an ancient fortress built by the crusaders and another attraction
ashore is a fertility temple that women would visit to pray for
Finish your luxury charter adventure in Marmaris, one of Turkey’s
principal port towns and tourist resorts. A few decades ago just a
small fishing village, it is now an imperative port of call for
visitors to the Turquoise Riviera. This sailing and diving hub
possesses two major and several smaller marinas to end your
journey. The beguiling city center features a waterfront walkway
dominated by ancient fortifications while numerous bazaars
scattered around Marmaris will have you shopping for souvenirs from
this unforgettable trip.