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Written by Missy Johnston
Not many people have heard of the city of Marmaris. So the opportunity to take a lovely southern Turkey private yacht charter that begins and ends in Marmaris provides a chance to explore this slice of Mediterranean paradise. Marmaris has beautiful beaches to visit, fascinating ruins chronicling its ancient history to explore, and abundant shopping, dining, and nightlife.
A private luxury yacht charter on the southern coast of Turkey that includes Marmaris as a departure and disembarking point leaves time to take in this interesting Turkish town.
The southern coast of Turkey offers scenic beauty, crystal clear water, and fascinating history. Ruins of ancient cities dot the length of the coast and provide many stopping points for history-minded yacht charterers to come ashore. The western and southern coasts of Turkey were the location of an ancient trading route, often referred to as the Maritime Silk Routes of Anatolia, which today are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Silk Roads Programme. Cruise along part of the Maritime Silk Routes of Anatolia in the wake of Ancients, discovering these ancient cultures in the ruins of the trading cities left behind.
The main ancient sites that can be visited on a crewed yacht charter cruising along the coast of southern Turkey are:
Written by Missy Johnston
Marmaris, Turkey is a fun and exciting town and a great starting or ending port for a crewed yacht charter along the southern coast of Turkey, or just to visit on a Turkish yacht charter itinerary. When exploring the city via a southern Turkey private yacht cruise, visitors enjoy the following memorable places and activities.
On your private luxury yacht charter from Bodrum to Gocek, Turkey, don’t pass up the opportunity to cruise up the Dalyan River. The Dalyan River is full of picturesque scenery and fascinating history that shouldn’t be missed. Though your yacht can’t traverse the river due to shallow mud flats at the mouth, flat-bottomed river boats are available with guides for an amazing trip up the river to see all the best attractions.
The best way to experience this stone-paved fairytale of a town on the peninsula of Datca, Turkey is with a private luxury yacht charter, with your own captain, chef, and crew. This small port town in southwestern Turkey is positioned on the Datca Peninsula and is most accessible from the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The picturesque views of the town with bougainvillea-covered walls and ancient Greek ruins are reasons enough to book this charter, but this sleepy little town has many other things to do and see.
Bodrum, Turkey, an exotic yacht charter location, is an up and coming luxury hotspot to visit that has been compared to St. Tropez and Mykonos in its upscale offerings. In fact, quite a few billionaires have been spotted vacationing in Bodrum aboard their superyachts. We have always recommended including a stop in Bodrum on any luxury yacht charter itinerary in Turkey, as it has much to offer every yacht charterer.
With more coastline to cruise than any other country in the Mediterranean, Turkey is one of the most popular spots for a private yacht charter vacation in this area of the world. Today, we’re taking a closer look at two must-visit locations on a Turkey yacht charter trip—the historic village of Datca and the ancient site of Knidos.
A yacht charter trip along the southern coast of Turkey isn’t complete without a stop in Kas. The town is a well-known tourist spot along the coast and an excellent private yacht charter destination where visitors can get a glimpse into history while soaking in amazing panoramic views.