Discover the Wonders of the Turquoise Coast while Sailing Turkey
Turkey’s aptly-named Turquoise Coast stretches from Dalaman to the eastern coast of Antalya, each enchanting mile punctuated by picturesque villages, beautiful beaches and of course, the aquamarine waters of the Aegean Sea.
Historically coveted by everyone from Alexander the Great to the Roman Empire, today the Turquoise Coast is no less popular. Its ancient seaside paths, wide harbours and ancient ruins to rival any seen in Rome or Athens are refreshingly untouched by mass tourism and make the perfect welcome for anyone sailing Turkey’s coastline.
While each spot along the way is a gem to be discovered, some really stand out from the crowd. The region’s bigger settlements of Kalkan and Fethiye are at the heart of the action, serving as the Turquoise Coast’s clubbing centres and the place to find whatever you need in terms of nightlife, restaurants and shops.
However, sailing Turkey is about discovering so much more and visitors looking for more unusual ports of call in between would do well to stop off at places such as Kayakoy and Patara Beach. Each of these holds its own unique allure, from the eerie silence of the ghost town at Kayakoy to catching a glimpse of the rare loggerhead turtles hatching on Patara Beach.
However, should simple leisure be the order of the day, little can beat the crystal clear waters of Karacaoren, Coldwater Bay or Kapi Creek, a spot that is generally touted as one of the most naturally beautiful spots along the Turquoise Coast.