A truly fantastic destination for flotilla holidays. This beautiful stretch of coast extends east from Marmaris towards Fethiye Bay, Kalkan and Demre. This region is commonly known as the Turquoise Coast, due to the amazing translucent blue-green colour of the sea, which together with reliable winds, sheltered bays and protected anchorages makes an absolute paradise for visiting sailors.
The sailing often involves longer passages between each port with plenty of scenic cruising and the thermally generated sea breeze gives light breezes in the morning often building up to steady force three or four in the afternoon.
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Lots of sun, warm turquoise water, a nice breeze and many quiet small bays and inlets, with the pine forests reaching down to the sea, are the main ingredients”of a cruise along the Lycian coast. There is a great choice of itineraries along this beautiful coast, still one of the last unspoiled shores of the Mediterranean.
Our home base is Gocek, situated in the far north-west corner of the Bay of Fethiye.
Over the past years Gocek has developed into a well-known, lively town which attracts yachtsmen from all over the world.
It became one of the most popular charter bases along the Turkish coast and provides a variety of facilities like souvenir shops, markets, restaurants, hotels and pensions and all these within a short walk.
One of the big advantages is that it is only a half hour drive away from Dalaman International Airport, in short an ideal starting point for your sailing holidays.
The area offers no particular difficulties for relaxed sailing. There are no tides, no currents and no high waves.
During the summer months the “meltem” is blowing (starting from June and dying off in October),
though not as strongly as around the Aegean islands. This provides the sailor with a steady and regular afternoon wind around 4/5 Beaufort. The water temperature is all summer long perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving and never gets below 19 degrees C !
Our two-week flotilla program in 2005 will take the eastern route to Kekova, while the one-week program will be around the Gulf of Fethiye.