The Northern Aegean
The Northern Aegean is ideal for yacht charter holidays and gulet charters. There is less tourist traffic than on the Carian and Lycian coasts and here are also fewer local boats.The local people are farmers
This area has harbours that rise up out of an ancient rock and anchorages that glitter like jems along the coast.
Highlights are the harbours and anchorages of Foça, Izmir, Urla, Port Saip, Çesme, Sigacik, Kusadasi, Asin, Gulluk, Torba, Bodrum and the archaeological sites of Teos, Ephesus, Latmos, Didyma and Gümüslük.
As part of this great adventure you can easily cross to the Eastern Sporades in Greek waters and visit islands of Chios, Samos and Ikaria or to the Dodecanese: Leros, Kalymnos and Kos.
Charter bases operate from Orhaniye and Turgutreis.
The Carian Coast
Western Mediterranean or the The Carian Coast is indented and tucked in between Bodrum and Marmaris, the two largest yacht charter bases in Turkey.
Highlights are the ports, anchorages and historical sites of Torba, Gümüslük, Cökertme, Akbük, Gökeva, Sehir Adalari, Söğut, Digirmen Bükü, Körmen, Mersinçik, Knidos, Datça, Bençik, Keçi Bükü, Bozburun, Bozuk Bütü and Marmaris.
It is easy to cross into Greek waters, towards the Dodecanese; the beautiful islands of Symi and Kos are a few hours sailing away.
Charter bases operate from Bodrum and Marmaris
Eastern Mediterranean or Lycian Coast
This region both the west and east coast of Lycia are wild and rugged, with perhaps the most impressive display of mountains, cliffs and ravines along the whole Turkish coast. The waters are indeed less friendly than the Carian and Ionian coasts - and were even feared by the ancient mariners - but the majestic sceneries make up for it, and the many coves and bights provide safe and beautiful green anchorages.
Charter bases operate from Marmaris, Gocek Fethiye and Fineke.
İstanbul is like an intricately woven carpet, a subtle blend of eastern and western cultures - built on two continents it is a centre for art and culture - opera and ballet, theatres, concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, and unique museums.
From time as the imperial capital for 1500 years it boasts Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins.
It is also a vibrant, modern and future-oriented metropolis.
The region includes the centres of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is an area of otherworldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings and valleys of fairy chimneys eroded over millennium from the volcanic ‘tufa’.
The searing reflective early morning light makes hot air ballooning here a must.
Gallipoli has become indelibly imprinted on the Australian mind and an excursion to this historic site is a compelling experience. Our overland ‘add on’ is the perfect opportunity to fulfil the goal to visit the site, the island of Bozcaada, Troy, the fishing port of Assos and Pergamon before arriving in Kusadasi, home of ancient Ephesus.