Sailing Area Turkish Riviera - Sailing in the Mediterranean Sea along the Turkish coast

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Turkish Riviera

Turkey's Mediterranean coast is a simple sailing area, ideal for beginners and less experienced yacht charter crews.

  • Good infrastructure
  • Modern Marinas
  • Ideal weather conditions
  • Easy navigation
  • Sailing Season: April to October

The Turkish Riviera also known as the Turquoise Coast, is a 120 km long coastline in southern Turkey between Çeşme and Alanya. The sailing infrastructure is good here and the excellent marinas have all the necessary facilities. It is an idyllic sailing area with ancient ruins to explore, golden beaches and warm, turquoise waters. Good places to begin Yachtcharter in the Turkish Riviera are the ports of Antalya (Celebi Marina), Finike (Setur Marina) and Kemer (Kemer Marina).

Turkey's Mediterranean coast is a straightforward sailing area and there are no major navigational challenges. Visibility is good and the waters are protected. The short distances between anchorages allow for relaxed sailing. In the summer months, the Meltemi wind blows at an average speed of 3-4 Bft. From mid-June to mid-September, it blows mainly from the north and brings cool air with low humidity. Sailors should look out for the Meltimi during July and August, as during this time it can reach 5-7 Bft and cause difficult conditions.

Route Suggestion

From Marmaris to Fethiye: Sail along the coast and combine culture with a beach holiday. You can begin your sailing holiday along the Turkish Mediterranean coast at Marmaris, where you will be able to collect the boat and do any last minute preparations. From Marmaris we suggest sailing to Ekinicik, and stopping at the My Marina to plan a trip to nearby Caunos... more

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Climate & Weather in Turkish Riviera

Sailing conditions during the summer months are near perfect. However, when sailing in spring or autumn, dangerous southeast winds (particularly the Lodos) can occur and it can become uncomfortable in the otherwise quiet bays. It is best to keep one eye on the barometer, and if a southern storm is announced, find a safe harbor quickly. In the transitional periods, one should regularly listen to the weather and wind forecasts.