Hidden Gems

Discover scenic secluded coves when you hire a yacht in Turkey

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 22, 2015

There are many beautiful spots along the Turkish coastline and when you hire a yacht you can explore some of the real hidden gems. Sailing the Skopea Limani gulf will take you some of the region’s most picturesque and unspoilt scenery.
Sailing in Turkey - moonlight over a secluded bay
Kapi Creek, sometimes referred to as Four Fathom Cove, is a beautiful bay surrounded by olive and pine trees. Swim in the deep clear waters or just relax and soak up the peace and quiet in a secluded spot. In addition to a great restaurant overlooking the bay, there are fascinating ruins to explore and some delightful walks.

A little further north, drop anchor at Tomb Bay. Bathe in the tranquil sea or wander to some of the nearby freshwater springs. Cut into the cliff face above the sea are some spectacular Lycian rock-cut tombs and an Ionic temple. A short walk from the bay’s restaurant you can also find a small ancient Lycian acropolis.

Nearby Gocek is one of the region’s popular marinas. Although busier than some of the smaller bays, there are still plenty of quiet coves if you fancy getting an afternoon of getting away from it all. As an Area of Special Protection, the impact of modern tourist development is minimal and Gocek is home to lots of characterful local architecture. It is also the site of a rare Doric tomb.

The Skopea Limani region offers sailors a charming blend of beautiful scenery, unusual historical sites and peaceful picturesque towns.

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