Hidden Gems

Get off the tourist trail when sailing in Turkey

By Jenny Wilson
on  December 23, 2016

The Turquoise Coast is utterly charming and it is no surprise that it is a popular destination for those sailing in Turkey. Locations such as Fethiye, Oludeniz, Kas and Kalkan are among the big draws, with their combination of historic culture and beach life; however, there are some lesser-known destinations that are well worth a look, with a sailing holiday the perfect way to find them.

Sailing in Turkey - Find places that are hidden to other tourists

The Skopea Limani bays are a collection of small but perfectly formed inlets where you can moor and enjoy some true peace and tranquillity. Tomb Bay gets its name from the majestic rock-cut tombs in the nearby cliffs, so typical of ancient Lycia. Both here and nearby Coldwater Bay are fed by natural springs and are ideal to jump overboard and enjoy a cooling dip. Kapi Creek, Sarsala and 22 Fathom Coves are also utterly gorgeous.

Nearby Gemiler Island offers its visitors a wealth of architectural gems to enjoy, including the remains of a Byzantine church and lots of majestic tombs. Gocek is a larger settlement on the coast, protected by various preservation orders to maintain the integrity of its character. Wander through the peaceful streets and admire the beauty of this charming town in simply stunning surroundings.

If you prefer to enjoy the more rustic side of Turkey, visiting these less-busy destinations is the perfect way to do so.

Sailing holidays in Turkey - Step off the boat for inland excursions

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