You arrive in the small inner harbor of Bozburun, where we welcome you with open arms. The latter also applies to the people in that friendly town. There are three different supermarkets where you can stock up on your groceries for the coming days. There is also a ATM machine for cash money for the bay’s. Bozburun is a typical Turkish town where time has stood still a bit. A very small harbor, the silver mosque, nice shopping streets with those nice little shops, various restaurants, various small supermarkets, a beach and much more. All Turks are happy to welcome you in their port. With the flotilla we always eat at Osman’s place. He always helps us with the reservation at the harbor and here you can also use the showers at the back of his restaurant for free. The cuisine is exceptionally good and it is a wonderful place to sit back and enjoy the Turkish hospitality.
On the day of arrival and Sunday morning there is enough time to do your shopping in one of the supermarkets. So there is also enough time for a delicious Turkish breakfast at Osman. The first briefing is on Sunday at 11 o’clock at Osman’s terrace, so there is no hurry. The next destination is not very far from here.
Today we turn the corner towards Sailors Paradice, the name certainly does justice to this beautiful blue bay. A sea of tranquility with a fantastic restaurant, run by a very friendly family. For hiking enthusiasts, there are several paths that lead over the mountains, but you can of course also just enjoy yourself from the deck of your sailing yacht or take a dip in the turquoise blue water.
On Monday we have a short sail to Dirsek. Dirsek is breathtakingly beautiful. Wonderful swimming and snorkeling where there are underwater springs, especially an experience at full moon. A hike in the mountains is also very worthwhile, once on top you have a beautiful view of the Greek island of Simi. At the diner table you discover that Turkish cuisine is delicious, fresh and very diverse everywhere. Dirsek is certainly not excluded.
On Tuesday we set course east and about 3 miles after the curve of the great cape we sail around an old castle into the bay of Buzukkale. Here are 3 restaurants, all with a jetty with mooring lines. With the flotilla we usually choose Lorina restaurant, which is located at the very back of the bay. An exceptionally beautiful and romantic place. From here you can take a beautiful walk to the remains of the old castle at the entrance of the bay. This hiking adventure is definitely worth it. In the evening there is often live music at the water side.
From Bozukkale we leave Wednesday towards Ciftlic. With this tour of about 17 miles we have a good chance of spotting dolphins, so keep your eye’s open. In Ciftlic we moor at Rafet Baba or at Mehmets Place. These are two brothers, each with a restaurant both with an exceptionally good kitchen, both for dinner and breakfast. In the afternoon after arrival there is more than enough time to enjoy the magical blue water through swimming, various water sports and even water scooters. This bay also has beautiful beaches.
Thursday we have a long trip, where we sail into the Gulf of Fethiye. Here we moor at Sarsala and are welcomed by the owners of this fairytale-like place. Here too the daredevils can indulge in various water sports and it is also a nice place to paddle board. The cuisine here is also exceptionally good and besides the fresh fish, the meatballs and half chickens are recommended here.
On Friday we moor at our home base. People who come back a little early will then have plenty of time to visit the royal tombs in the city, or enjoy the comforts of our home base. In most cases, the guests come in early to end the week together at the pool bar. For guests who would like a wonderful hammam treatment on Friday or Saturday, it is best to indicate this a few days before arrival, so that we can reserve this.
For the final diner we reserve Megri restaurant or Mori restaurant at our home base for dinner. Megri is a very good restaurant in the middle of the old city center, on a square under a foliage. Delicious food in the middle of the Turkish atmosphere with herb and carpet shops, a good barber and nice shopping streets for after dinner and a bar street for the later hours. At our Yacht Classic resort we enjoy a delicious meal at the water where the fish swim by in large numbers. The swimming pools, pool bar and sun beds make it more than possible to relax before and after dinner. It is within walking distance of the old center and there is still enough time before and after dinner to explore and do some shopping if desired. Or just relax and enjoy the stars on the boat.
Again a fantastic sailing week that makes you curious about the other adventures to experience with B&B Yachting.
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