All along the coast of Turkey, and especially in the south, you’ll find wonderful places to discover. and explore. The Turkish coasts are ideal for sailing, extending from Calipolis to Antalya, with innumerable bays, gulfs and peninsulas covering more than 1000 nautical miles.
From the base at Marmaris, you’ll discover the peace and quiet of protected bays and ancient ruins, remnants of the history of this region from the pre-Hellenic period until the era of Byzantium. Be sure to visit the ruins of Caunus, Ephesus, Pergamum, Kas and Myra. The ruins of Asia Minor are considered the most picturesque in the Med. Bodrum has earned its reputation as the centre of Turkish artistic activity with its friendly and lively community and the bohemian atmosphere surrounding its many small art galleries. The community has developed a lifestyle at once very relaxed during the day and particularly lively at night. The evenings in Bodrum begin with dinner in one of the restaurants on the waterfront where you can enjoy seafood and local specialities.
Weather: the prevailing wind in the summer is the Meltem. It begins in May-June at force 3-4 reaching its maximum at force 6-7 in July-August, tailing off later in September-October. Between Kas and Bodrum its blows north, while on the south coast, it is rather Westerly.
Sailing conditions: 800 km long, the Turkish coast offers some incredibly beautiful landscapes such as the Gulf of Gokova, the Gulf of Gulluk and the Bay of Kekova. Turkey has very pleasant sailing conditions. From April to September temperatures range on average between 18 and 26 °C. The months of May, June and September are the best times to charter a yacht in Turkey.
Flights: Turkish Airline, Low Cost Airlines, Air France, KLM, Tarom. Average price : Paris / Bodrum €300 to €3,000 depending on the season and company. Paris/ Dalaman: €300 to €3,000.
Visa requirements: Nationals of the European Union may enter and stay in Turkey on presentation of a valid passport. No visa is required. Children over 15 years of age must have their own passport. Children under 15 years may be registered in the passport of their parents.
Currency: New Turkish Lira.
Language: Turkish. English, French and German are common in trade.