Route Suggestion Western Turkish Riviera – Sail along the Aegean Sea

The Turkish Riviera - West

The Turkish Riviera is a treasure trove of scenic anchorages, heavenly beaches and turquoise waters.

  1. Marmaris – Explore the yachting capital of Turkey
  2. Bozukkale – Anchor by the ancient fortress
  3. Selimiye – Swim, sunbathe and snorkel
  4. Cliftik – Dinner at Rafetbaba’s restaurant
  5. Datca – Sample the local delicacies
  6. Bozburun – Taking in the striking scenery
  7. Turunc – Swim, dine and relax


Marmaris is the yachting capital of Turkey and a bustling hub of activity from which to begin your trip. There are many attractions such as the old town, the bazaar and Turkish baths to see before setting sail. Bozukkale is a quiet, protected bay, perfect for a first overnight stay. It was an important harbor during Roman and Byzantine time, and the citadel walls of the ancient city of Loryma remain here. There are several beachside restaurants to choose from. Selimiye is a beautiful fishing village set in a large bay, and a perfect spot for swimming and relaxing. Rafetbaba’s restaurant at Cliftik is a popular stop for sailors, as the restaurant has a special atmosphere and excellent facilities for passing yachts. Datca is an incredibly picturesque settlement that produces delicious olives, almonds and honey. On the journey back to Marmaris, Bozburun and Turunc are wonderful anchorages. Bozburun harbor is very sheltered and surrounded by scenic mountains, cliffs and pine forests. Turunc is a little known village and a real undiscovered gem that has several good restaurants and a lovely beach. It is ideal for enjoying a day of relaxation before returning to Marmaris. 

Sailing Conditions

The sailing season in the Turkish Riviera runs from June to September. During the summer there is a lot of sunshine, accompanied by low humidity. The winds blow at an average speed of 3-4 Bft, but during July and August the Meltemi can reach 7 Bft. There are many safe and well-protected anchorages in the area that lie short distances from one another. 


  • Netsel Marmaris Marina


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