Turkey/Ancient Monuments, Arabic Cuisine and Upmarket Cities
Enjoy a destination that is brimming with contrast: Lying on the cusp of Europe and Asia this country expertly fuses the two continents embodying elements from both. The Byzantine emblems of impressive mosques; vibrant bazaars filled with rich spices, hand-made carpets and the scent of flavored Shisha pipes or cosmopolitan cities, and seas-side towns brimming with charming cafes and for night owls, a buzzing after-dark scene. This is what a yacht charter in Turkey can offer. The more popular area to cruise is Southern Turkey and its Turquoise Coast.
Peppered with rustic villages, a craggy coastline and sublime beaches there is little wonder why, this region is so favored. The vibrant city of Bodrum, with its stunning harbor – right in the center of the city, many upscale restaurants and bars is a great place to arrive into. From a base here, ask your captain to explore the region – each day visiting a new anchorage where it is possible to drop anchor and dive straight into the crystal clear waters, or of an evening and due to its cliff coastline, throw a few lines ashore and beam a movie out onto the rockface for an alfresco cinema experience. The high-end hotels here will also allow you to pop in for an afternoon to enjoy the spa, restaurants and bars. In the north is the intriguing city of Istanbul.
Sitting between the Black Sea and Sea of Mamara – this is a must-see destination on a yacht charter in Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque, the bustling night market and just soak in the buzzy atmosphere. Although, predominantly a Muslim country, it has become very westernised and despite its geographic location – Turkey is a very safe place to enjoy a holiday. It’s location also means that it enjoys a longer season and although July and August can be unbearably hot, enjoy some late some sun in late September and October. Destinations Southern Turkey/Turquoise Coast/Bodrum/Istanbul.