A beautiful sailing trip with a total distance of approximately 160 nautical miles. Within this sailing route there are 2 longer distances of approximately 35 miles. We not only visit fantastic bays, but also some larger well-known harbor towns. You should think of Kalkan, Kas and Üçağız, among others.
This flotilla is suitable for all sailing enthusiasts who also want to see a little more of Turkey. This flotilla is also more than just a sailing holiday for children and young people. The route is flexible. The routes in May and July are halfway without any change of crew, so we continue sailing here for the weekend, of course with a wonderful day off.
Who does not want to sail for two weeks and enjoy one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world! Because all our flotillas depart from there and in this flotilla we not only show you all the beautiful bays and harbor towns on the route, but what about a visit to the castle in Kekova, the sunken city, a night at anchor and dinner on our BBQ boat and for enthusiasts our “pool bar” on the water (the latter is always busy).
Where possible, Yvonne takes walks around the bays we visit, to name a few; To the rock tombs at Nuri’s beach, the tombs at Üçağız, the walk to Kayakoy from Coldwater Bay and so on. Of course you don’t have to, but the possibilities are always there. The trips with Yvonne are included in the flotilla price and we are the only ones who consistently offer this.
On Saturday you will arrive at the Yacht Classic Resort and you can immediately use all the facilities we have to offer there. Even if your sailing yacht is not completely ready, your holiday will start right away. You can use the swimming pools, the beach beds, the pool bar, the restaurant and there is even a very good hammam. In the meantime, the sailing yacht is waiting for you at the jetty right in front of the resort. The service at our home base is of an exceptionally high level, they even bring the snacks and drinks to your beach bed. Today you also have enough time to do your shopping for on board during your sailing holiday. The supermarket is nearby and will happily bring your groceries on board for you, optionally also cooled.
In the evening you can enjoy a delicious dinner by the water, where the fish frequently swim by and if you are lucky, a water turtle will also swim by as well. The kitchen is of a high standard and you will be pampered by the service. All in all, a wonderful way to end your day of travel and get ready for a first night on board your sailing yacht. It goes without saying that we have already made the beds for the entire crew.
The next morning there is plenty of time to take a nice shower in the luxurious shower buildings and take advantage of the delicious and abundant breakfast. You can also enjoy this on the water with a view of the bay and the sailing yachts. At 11 am you will receive an extensive briefing from us at the pool bar about what we are going to do and every day we pass on the possibilities of all things that we can still organize for everyone regarding sailing. On other days we always brief you at 10:00 am. We do not have any set routes in this flotilla.
We not only visit all fairytale turquoise blue bays, but also a few fantastic harbor towns, each with a different character. For example Kalkan is a special place with a unique atmosphere. Besides the famous “Kalkan style” historical architecture, the excellent restaurants add to the special atmosphere in Kalkan. Fine dining has always been the way of life in Kalkan and it will be maintained. In fact, Kalkan is said to have the highest number of restaurants and bars per inhabitant or per square meter on the Turkish coast. As an extra, Kalkan is especially known in Turkey for its large number of roof terrace restaurants and bars with stunning views of the city, sea and stars. It is also nice to sit in one of the excellent harbor side restaurants and watch the pleasure boats and fishermen leave early in the morning when you have breakfast or return with the catch of the day. There is plenty to do in the day and the nightlife is fun, but relaxing. You will not find noisy, wild nightlife like in Marmaris.
Once in the area of Kekova we also moor in Üçağız. Üçağiz is a small picturesque fishing village and harbor in the region, it is still quite a sleepy and laid back place. It has many good harbor seafood restaurants, old white buildings covered in bougainvillea and small souvenir shops. You can visit some of the Teimiussa ruins by walking to the east side of the harbor. Like many places on the Turkish Aegean, Üçağiz was built on the ruins of an ancient place called Teimiussa. The picturesque fishing village is now popular as an anchorage for yacht owners and sailors, as well as other water sports enthusiasts, as it is very conveniently located and particularly protected.
Kekova is a gem on the Turkish Riviera; you can safely say that it is one of the most beautiful historical spots on the Turkish south coast. Kekova is an island, located off the coast between Kas and Demre and can only be reached by boat.
Lycia was an important kingdom around the 5th century BC. In the area around Üçağiz there are many remains from that time. But one of the most important remains is the sunken city of Kekova. The Lycian city of Dolikisthe developed on the north side of the island. However, a few severe earthquakes occurred in the 2nd century AD, partially destroying the city and causing it to be flooded. Later, in the time of the Byzantine Empire, the city was rebuilt. But after a number of Arab raids, the city was abandoned. Because there are still many artifacts below the water surface at this historic site, the island is under strict surveillance for protection and precaution.
Since the ancient city is located on an island and is semi-submerged, you can only visit Kekova by boat. The trip to it is already an experience; enjoy beautiful, out-of-the-way bays and caves along the coast along the way. At Kekova you can see the sunken city through the crystal clear water and of course the parts of the ruins that protrude above the water. On the island you can visit the castle of Kekova, it contains an antique theater and the remains of a bathhouse. At the bays around the island you can swim and enjoy the beautiful nature around you. We also make an overnight stay at one of the restaurants at the bottom of the castle, that way you have more than enough time to admire all the beauty here.
We also anchor one night in the bay just below Kekova. This is a very beautiful turquoise blue bay to relax and where we eat and drink a drink on board our BBQ boat in the evening. During the day we roll out our “pool bar”, which young and old always enjoy to the full. Here you also have the Blue Grotto; one of the largest and most impressive caves on the Turkish south coast. This is easy to reach with the dinghy and with some caution you can also sail in with the dinghy.
During this two week trip we will of course also make a stop in Kas. Kas old town harbor is picturesque, but full of gullets and other day boats. We always choose the new marina. Kas Marina is fully equipped, laundry, small shops, a good supermarket, restaurants and luxury shower buildings. It is a 10-minute walk from the center of Kas and, if desired, there are also plenty of taxis available. Kas is a beautiful port city that you really must see. It is full of nice shops, restaurants and bars with a lot of live music and atmosphere in the evening. This is therefore also an excellent place to do your own research. Often guests meet later in one of the bars with live music to enjoy the unique “hippy” atmosphere of this place.
From Kas the sailing trip returns to the Gulf of Fethiye, with today a somewhat longer stretch to Coldwater Bay, also known as the Blue Lagoon of Turkey. Here we have the opportunity the next morning to visit the abandoned city of KayaKoy by means of a walking expedition with Yvonne or even to go paragliding, or sailing in the sky.
Depending on the progress of the trip, we still have time to spend one or two nights in one of the beautiful bays of the Gulf of Fethiye before setting sail again towards Fethiye. 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.
On Friday we moor again at our home base. People who come back a little early will have enough time to visit the royal tombs in the city, or to 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 those who love it, 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 Barstreet 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.
All in all, a sailing holiday that will far exceed all your expectations.
B&B Yachting – Turkey
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