Savor the delight of spending a summer holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean
Southwestern coast of Turkey is famous throughout the world as an excellent sailing destination with plenty opportunities for travelers to have a great time on board a charter yacht. And the lively coastal town of Bodrum that’s located on the inviting peninsula of the same name is one of the most popular ports to embark and disembark the yacht, as well to enjoy it during the yacht holiday in the area.
Follow our guide to find your own dreamy placidity on a summer escape in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Contrast and charm are what make Bodrum a wonderful choice among travelers. The port town and the surrounding areas comprise excellent dining options in the local cafes, restaurants, and bars to fit any taste, urbane and sophisticated shopping facilities, rich historical and cultural heritage. Long story short - Bodrum has a lot to offer to its guests. It is no wonder that for many years it’s been welcoming the superyachts, gulets, catamarans of all shapes and sizes. The town features fantastically equipped harbor with all essential facilities to meet the needs of sailing enthusiasts.
Soak up the hustle and bustle when visiting local authentic bazar and the stores of Bodrum where you’ll find the captivating aroma of different spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, shop for carpets or other local items. And when the night slowly descends on the town, have a dinner in one of the chic restaurants on the waterfront or party all night long in famous Bodrum night clubs. The crewmembers of your charter yacht will assist you with any question there may arise during your onshore trip.
If none of the cosmopolitan lifestyle options attracts you, turn to the historical heritage of Bodrum. One of the most significant sites is Saint Peter’s Castle that hosts the Museum of Underwater Archeology. The castle overlooks the town quays and looks absolutely awe-inspiring against the hive of traditional white-washed buildings that crown the hills of Bodrum. Another remarkable and probably the most important landmark of the port city is the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The ruins date back to the fourth century BC. In the ancient times the tomb of Mausolus, the ruler of Caria, was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
After the spirited adventure in Bodrum set yourself on a sailing trip alongside the coast of Bodrum peninsula. Luxurious villas crowning the mountain terrain, cute fisherman villages, secluded coves with the limpid seawater sparkling under the sun, a serenity of the life are there to impress you. Escape to the Edenic place called Gümüşlük or head to Kos, the Greek island that lies just across the bay. From there you have multiple options continue sailing your way. Enjoy incredibly unspoilt nature of Gökova peninsula or the idyllic coast of Bozburun. All these places are part of fantastic Turkish Riviera that is one of the most beautiful places on Earth for luxury yacht charter vacations.
The holiday in dazzling Turkey full of rejuvenating, colorful and vivid times on board a charter gulet or a motor yacht will appease you and most probably sign you up to come back here more and more.