Blue Voyage Yacht Charters in Turkey
We begin your Mediterranean cruise in Bodrum, Marmaris or Gocek. Each are vibrant, exciting port communities. Your gulet charter sets sail under brilliant sunshine, cruising crystal clear water in shades of turquoise and emerald. Add in mild breezes, pine-shaded shores, hidden coves, steep coasts, exotic islands and an array of olive, fig and lemon groves. And top it all off with picturesque sunsets and enchanting starry nights.
Welcome to this land of the Blue Voyage. You’ll be in awe of its incredible coastline scenery and the alluring azure blue seas of the Mediterranean. You’ll find both excitement and relaxation in visiting the coastline’s many hidden coves, sleepy fishing villages, majestic hillsides and boisterous metropolitan harbors.
This is Turkey – now one of the top 10 travel destinations in the world – home to Aegean Sails and the start of your Blue Voyage yachting cruise:
Map of Western Turkey
The Turkish Riviera, popularly known as the Turquoise Coast, has some of the finest yachting in the world. It is the home of the luxurious gulet, the ultimate in motor-sailing yachts. With its favorable climate, warm Mediterranean seas, and more than a thousand kilometers of shoreline, Turkey has been rediscovered. It is the world’s exciting new San Tropez, and a favorite holiday destination.
Culture and Key Destinations
No visit to Turkey is complete without a side-trip to Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Two thousand years ago, this was the commercial, political and religious center of all Asia Minor, and home to over 250,000 people.
Today, one can visit the remains of the Artemis Temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. And explore the Agora, Odeon, Roman Baths, and the nearby House of the Virgin Mary.
The Apostle Paul’s first visit to Ephesus was brief, but his second visit lasted about three years. And it is here that the Virgin Mary is said to have lived out her days following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Another important historic site is Cappadocia, where you can visit Devrent Valley and Pasabagi or Monk’s Valley. This is where you will find the world famous fairy chimneys. And from here there’s a panoramic view of Esentepe and the famous Derinkuyu Underground City.
History & Culture
Turkey itself is an ancient country dating back an estimated 25,000 years. Some of the earliest-known human communities are here. Countless civilizations have all left behind works of art and culture in what is now the nation of Turkey.
A must see on your Turkish holiday is the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul. This is where the historic Bosphorus separates Asia and Europe. And it appears to be home to more mobile phones that you are likely to see anywhere else! This amazing city is modernizing rapidly, with grand hotels and fine restaurants equal to those found anywhere in the world.
Equally important, it boasts a wonderful array of world-famous landmarks and heritage sites, including the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, and the Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi).
Food & Drink
Turkish cuisine is increasingly world-famous. And rightly so. The countryside features an abundance of fields, farms, orchards, farm animals, and fishing boats. Chefs throughout Turkey, including many whose names are recognized worldwide, take full advantage of this bounty to prepare outstanding meals and generate menus of extraordinary quality.
For real local flavor, you’ll want to sit at a long table in a restaurant , order a glass of beer or wine (the locally-produced beers are excellent, and many of the Turkish vineyards produce very competitive wine products!!), and join in with the singing, dancing and story-telling. Turks revel in good food, good friends, good times and good nightlife. Or else they would never have invented Raki, a potentially-strong and pungent drink.
Contact us today to discuss your Aegean Sails adventure!Check out our other destinations for yacht charters inGreece and Croatia.