Low Isthmus

Some construction activities are about to start and several new houses are on shore. It's possible to anchor off this beach in 12m (40ft) depths, over a mixed sand and weed bottom, but it lacks protection and charm. On the N coast of Sarsala Bay is No. 16, actually two small coves, where's it's possible to anchor in mixed sand and weed bottoms and tie off to a tree. Kapudag Restaurant. Stone Wall Bay (No. 12) Kapudag Restaurant. Stone Wall Bay (No. 12) 17, 18, 19. Siralibuk Limani (Deep Bay)...

Introduction

Our cruising of the Turquoise Coasts begins at the pleasant seaside resort town of Kusadasi. an easily accessible harbor from which to begin your cruise. For the convenience of ar riving yacht charter guests. Kujadasi's location is close to the international airport in the nearby city of Izmir. Craisinf yachts often sail in via the Greek islands of Samos or Chios which like Kusadasi are ports of entry and exit. Ku adasi's small town does not have the scenic charm and historic flavor of Bodrum....

Harnu Limani

These coves are about 1NM NE of Tavjan Adasi (Thiaspori Island), in a setting of hills thickly covered with pine trees, with a couple of big, dramatic rocky bluffs. These make pleasant day anchorages for a swim or lunch stop, but they are prone to swell. See sketch chart Twin Coves. Two coves with similar characteristics are just N of Kuyula Burnu. Both have relatively good shelter from the meltem and are surrounded by beautiful pine forests. The S Cove is our...

Info

Passport Police, cutoms, money change, telephones, duty-free shops Health, Customs Tourist Office Yejll Marmaris. Sunyacht, travel agencies, restaurants Yacht Quay offices, fuel, ice. electrlcty, water Hek Tours, Bavaria-Austria Yachting, Alkor, path to castle Mer-Tour Yacht Services, path to town and castle Harbormaster Albatros Yacht Supplies Menzilhane (shops) Hardware, paint, gaz, upholstery Turkish baths Efe Hall (newspapers). Hertz, optician Butcher Bike store, butcher Souvenir shop alley...

Eqo

The mimber (pulpit) is hand carved, a good example of the classic Ottoman period at its height SUlemaniye Mosque has been called one of the world's greatestbuildings. Sultan Ahmet Mosque The Blue Mosque This is at the SW end of a beautiful park. Across the park NE is the imposing mosque (formerly a church) of St. Sophia, described below. It's a wonderful area to browse, and there are outdoor restaurants nearby. The Blue Mosque has six minarets, the only mosque with that many. It's a...

Ulu Br M

Ject to swell and could prove uncomfortable or dangerous in strong winds, depending on their exposure. Heading SE from Kas toward Uln Scrnu, you 11 round several small mainland capes with hillsides covered with scrub vegetation. Numerous, mostly barren, offshore islands of all sizes are visible. The white light structure on Nisos Ipsifi (Stongili) is conspicuous F1 5sec 20M. The best chart to use is Turkish 321 (scale 1 100,000). See sketch chart OkcuOldflgfl. This little anchorage, unnamed on...

Charts

While a variety of nations produce charts of Turkish waters, a native English-speaker usually uses one of three countries' charts, or a combination thereof. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. We've used complete sets of all three, compared them, and here's our opinion. British Admiralty charts (abbreviated BA in this book). These are widely used for cruising Turkey, and easy to obtain. You can buy them at major chart agencies in England, and in almost all EC countries. You can trade...

Yck

GARDENS taurant and mini-market and two small dinghy docks are ashore. Two other deserted coves with potential anchorages are on the bay's E side, neither particularly well protected from swell. Note Anchoring is prohibited at two points in the harbor, where large No Anchoring signs are posted. See our sketch chart It's probable that an underwater cable or hose is laid between these points. G6nliicek Bukii (Vathis Bay. GOkta buku) See sketch chart Gflnlflcek Bflkfl....

Money

Fortunately for visitors, Turkey is the least costly of all Mediterranean countries, except for some North African nations. Most cruising yachts find they can live very comfortably in summer on only a couple hundred dollars a month, which includes all daily living expenses and plenty of dining ashore, but not major boat maintenance. One month, for example, when we did a lot of daily cruising in mostly deserted anchorages, the two of us aboard spent only a total of 259 Another month, when we...

Sample Distances Antalya Region

Cyprus 94 In midsummer, Antalya KOrfezi rarely experiences any strong meltem winds from the N or NW, as you might find in the Aegean region. Instead, a different system of land and sea breezes predominates. Winds are generally lighter and temperatures warmer than in other regions. On the W side of the gulf, a typical summer weather pattern might be light E winds in mid-morning, gradually shifting SE by noon. By afternoon, the wind may be S or SW and has intensified,...

Yai

A short distance inland, and it's a complete contrast to Istanbul. No bustle here, and many people are in native dress. No autos are allowed on BQytik Ada, but many horse-drawn surreys idl the square, two horsepower each, waiting for you on weekdays. If you go Saturday or Sunday, it will be crowded. Our surrey driver spoke English and took us east and south along the coast past some beautiful homes. There's money on BuyOk Ada. Then we went uphill on this mountainous isle. Our driver stopped...

Dfs

The world's first covered shopping mall View from Galata Bridge looking towards new city View from Galata Bridge looking towards new city a hillside, and doesn't look like much from the outside, but we greatly enjoyed it. You'll know it when you get there because out front there's an endless row of close-together cannons. Inside, there are Byzantine battle flags, the chain that they used to block ships from entering the Golden Horn. Crusaders' swords. Tamerlane's coat of mail, an...

S Gulluk Korfezi

See chart S Gallak Korfezi (Bodrum Peninsula). This coastline is also known as the N shore of the Bodrum Peninsula. Some of the numerous bays serve as resorts for Bodrum residents and tourists, but they are relatively low-key and undeveloped compared to the massive holiday village complexes lining the S coast of the Bodrum peninsula. Chapter 14. Transport to Bodrum by dolmu can be found in several of the anchorages, including Torba, Tflrkbaka, Yalikavak. and Guma lak. Tiirkbukii and GGIktiy...

S Coast Of Gokova Korfezi

The S coast is a wild and totally deserted shoreline of the Da tea peninsula, with very few anchorages that are at long and 3CAL.E METERS 3< HJNOm )S IN METERS 3CAL.E METERS 3< HJNOm )S IN METERS inconvenient distances apart This coast is shown on the Bodrum Region chart at the beginning of this chapter. Leaving B rd bet Limani heading W, the 35NM length of this coast has anchorages in only two places K rmen Yacht Harbor, a desolate artificial breakwater stuck out in the middle of nowhere...

Se Gokova Korfezi

All the anchorages in this portion of Gfikova Kflrfezi are deserted, with the exception of Camp Amazon Creek. Particularly nice is the Yediadalar group of islands. Some of these bays are semi-exposed to W or N winds, so great care should be taken in selecting an overnight anchorage. Tuzla Koyu (Balisu Bay) 36 55.8'N, 28 02.4'E (entrance to inlet) See sketch chart T izla Koyu. This long deserted bay extends in an E direction inland for nearly 2NM. It possesses...

Western Fethiye Korfezi

See chart Fethiye KOrfezi and Fethiye Lagoon. Entering the big gulf of Fethiye coming from the W, youH round Kurtoglu Burma (Kurdoglu) at the SW entrance to Fethiye Kflrfezi. The cape is on the S end of a mainland peninsula composed of dryish, partly wooded hills and is conspicuous a good distance out to sea. A low-lying rocky islet lies off the cape's tip. Like most other major capes, this one is likely to have choppy seas caused by strengthened winds that funnel around it frequently from the...

Nen

Kflctfk Cavu Burnu (Kucukadrasan) Mo (A) 15sec 8M (Morse letter A is . _ ) Av Burnu F1 lOsec 9M Note This light has been moved to the N tip of Av Br. Kemer Marina breakwater lights F1 R, F1 G Note New lights not shown on any chart. .Antalya Commercial Harbor breakwater lights F1 R 3sec 6M. F1 G 3sec 6M. Antalya Marina breakwater lights F1 R 3sec 3-4M, F1 G 3sec 3-4M Note These characteristics are the same as the commercial harbor. Baba Burnu F1 5sec 8M Selimiye-Side Gp F1 (2) 5sec 9M Alanya...

Turkish Cuisine And Dining Ashore

Turkish cuisine is excellent based on fresh ingredients that are available year-round. It's so inexpensive to eat out in most coastal towns, that it's hardly worth cooking aboard, and having to provision and clean up. In an average coastal restaurant in places like Kujadasi. Bodrum, Marmaris, and most of the other towns, you can dine out like a king on a wide variety of cold and hot appetizers. salads, main courses like shish-kebab or grilled steak or casseroled lamb, roasted chicken, or fish,...

Scale In Nautical Miles Sounoihu In Meters

We prefer the S sections, with facilities for dining ashore and slightly more protection from swell, which certainly does enter the bay. Anchor in gradually declining depths of 4-7m (15-25ft), over a bottom of gravelly sand with weed in places. Or pick up a mooring in front of the yacht club, if you intend to use their facilities. The club has a dinghy dock, swimming rafts, restaurant, and showers. The conspicuous sign reads Kumlu Baka Yat KulabU. The club's swimming area is...

Alanya

See chart Alanya (NE Antalya KOrfezi). Located at the eastern edge of ancient Pamphylia. Alanya has a special charm that never fails to captivate both tourists and cruising yachtsmen. We first saw it from sea at dawn. A striking fortress glimmered in the pinkish glow of the early morning rays, perched high on an imposing rocky promontory whose cliffs tumbled down into the sea. Nearing the tiny harbor, we saw an immense red tower presiding over the anchorage, as though its inhabitants were...

Point

A lumberyard with power tools serves the boatyard behind the boat harbor, and you may be able to have custom woodwork or repairs done here. It's also possible for small yachts to haul out here on a sled, but you need to bring all supplies with you. Several souvenir shops are around the waterfront PTT, Bank The post telegraph, and telephone office is on the road heading out of town. The town has no bank. Transportation A bus stop is in town near the mosque, with...

Akyarlar Burnu Arkialla Point Sagiralaca Burnu

This low peninsula extends S toward Kos at the narrowest part of the strait (2.4NM wide). A military watchtower is on the point and just beneath it are some conspicuous white horizontally straited rocks with a hole-in-the-rock. A cluster of half-finished holiday villas sits on the peninsula. On a windless day, it's possible to anchor for a quick swim between this point and Hflseyin Burnu, in depths of 5-6m (15-20ft) off a sandy beach. The bottom is excellent sand, but the anchorage is very open...

Yacht Racing

Turkey does not have much organized yacht racing, except in the Istanbul area. However, two major races both finish in Kujadasi. Both are the annual events held in July, with racing and cruising divisions. Turkish and foreign-flag yachts participate. The most important of these races is the Istanbul-Ku adasi Race, which begins in early- to mid-July. Organized by the Offshore Racing Club in Istanbul, it's also known as the Turkish Navy Foundation Cup Race. The total course of 305NM to Kupadasi...

Bodrum Marina

A marina attendant usually will direct you to a berth. You can call the marina in advance on VHF Channel 16 or 14, but this is not necessary. Least depths inside the marina are 2m (6.6ft). according to officials. In nearly all berths, you do not have to use your own anchor. Pick up the tailing line to a laid mooring, as in Ku adasi Marina. This is most convenient and easy. The situation is ironic because the slogan printed on marina T-shirts, hats, even on...

From Antalya To Alanya

See chart Antalya Region, at the beginning of the chapter. Leaving Antalya and heading E for Alanya, youH find the scenery becomes less dramatic. The coast is lined by the fertile Pamphylian plain, which is well-watered by rivers. Blessed by a climate that is mild in winter, hot in summer, the area is known for its cultivation of semi-tropical fruit such as bananas, mandarins, and oranges. Unfortunately for the yachtsman, the coast is scarcely indented and offers few anchorages. The only useful...

Culture And Entertainment

The seasonal town festivals listed above are one of the best ways to become acquainted with some of Turkey's folk traditions and crafts. Turkish folk music, which originated on the steppes of Asia, has been kept alive by troubadours called agiklar. Other types of traditional music include the rather somber Ottoman classical music, military music, and also the more lively small bands of reed-pipes and drummers, with almost a Dixieland flavor. Folk dances vary from region to region, reflecting...

Visiting Museums

Most museums are open seven days a week, but some close on Mondays. Istanbul's Topkapi Palace closes on Tuesdays. Typical hours are 0900 to 1700. although some close at lunch for an hour or so. You may not be admitted within a half hour of closing time. Admission fees are generally small, 25 cents, to 2 in Istanbul for a major museum. Some museums request you check all bags at the reception desk. Others charge a small fee for taking photographs. Most have small stands or gift shops where you...

Entry And Exit Formalities For Yachts

Official procedures for cruising Turkish waters have beer streamlined significantly in recent years. The red tape that was true of a half-dozen years ago now exists only in the memory of sailors who haven't cruised Turkey recently. Official formalities usually take less time than in the Greek islands. where you're required to check in with several sets c officials in every island you visit In Turkey, the all-important document to obtain is thy Transit Log, which is like a ship's passport. Once...

Sultaw Motel Restaurant

Editor's Note Letooa (Letoum) ruins are ciose together. When we visited we found excavation and restoration under way, supervised by a French professor. Some of the ruins lay under pools of water. All blocks, columns, and other pieces were laid out and each was numbered so they could be put together in proper order. A plan is posted and the sites are labelled. It appears that a full restoration is under way. Though Letoon is a small site, we found it interesting to see how the work was going...

From Antalya

Cruise S down the stunning mountainous coastline, stopping at small deserted anchorages, then head W toward Kekova's charming lagoon, and Ka . Yachts with more available time should not miss Alanya, which is a very long day-sail from Antalya, but for charm and history is everybody's favorite port Some of the larger crewed charter yachts are so well organized that they make a longer, skillfully designed two-week trip. A good example is that frequently done by the 71-foot ketch. Sinbad Severn....

Customs Regulations

Turkish customs officials rarely inspect yachts, and a verbal declaration of what you have on board or a short list in your Turkish Transit Log usually suffices. Here's what you can import, duty free, per person into Turkey Liquor, (5 bottles of lOOcl size or 7 bottles of 70 cl) 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars (600 cigarettes if purchased in duty-free shops outside the custom zone) 1kg of coffee 1.5kg of instant coffee 1kg of tea. chocolate, or candy 5 bottles of perfume one each of the following...

Ekincik Area

Ekincik Limani, located about 20NM E of Marmaris at the head of the large bay called Kdycegiz Limani, is a very popular yacht anchorage. We highly recommend an overnight or longer stop here in order to take the fascinating riverboat trip to the ruins of ancient Caunos and the river town of Dalyan. The best chart to use is BA 1545 (scale 1 37,500). See sketch chart Ekincik Limani. The approach to Ekincik is clear and danger-free. A pinnacle finger rock is off...

Flotilla Sailing

Sometimes described as cruising in company, flotilla chartering is a European invention that's becoming more popular each year throughout the Med. The British YCA (Yacht Cruising Association) pioneered flotilla sailing nearly a decade ago, with fleets of about a dozen yachts traveling in company on preselected routes. The group is accompanied by a flotilla lead-boat with an experienced skipper, a hostess, and a maintenance-mechanic engineer aboard. Flotilla chartering means you sail your own...

Marmaris Limani

We think that the natural harbor of Marmaris is one of the most pleasant we've ever seen. The large, almost circular bay is protected by islands, creating a lagoon-like setting ringed by hills. If you first see it by yacht you'll notice the hills rising above the harbor are lushly green with pine trees. If you first see it by road, coming from nearby Dalaman airport youH descend through the cool pine forest until you suddenly glimpse the deep Med-blue color of the harbor, encircled by the...

Rest Of Turkey

Possible Sea of Marmara Sfllemaniye Sultan Ahmet Mosque-The Blue Mosque 332 St. Sophia (Hagia Topkapi The Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) 333 Spice Galata Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts 334 Military Museum (Soldier's Museum) 334 Galata Dolmbabahce Ferry to Princes Ferry Through the Other Sightseeing in the Sea N Aegean Pergamon Ruins SE Mediterranean Central Anatolian Hittite Black Sea Eastern Anatolian Inde.x to Place Skippered 60' charter yacht Lutin. off Kekova Adas IIow would you like to...

Crewed Charter List

Following is a list of charter agents representing crewed boats based in Turkey. Many of these crewed charter agencies represent the same boats. There's a wide range, from 40ft to 150ft and up. many quite luxurious. Aegean and Turkish Coast Yacht Charter Group ATC P.O. Box 8 Marmaris. Turkey 6121 1033. 1559. Telex 52528 GEMA TR Ann-Wallis White Chart Yacht Consultants 326 First Street Annapolis, MD 21403. USA 301 263-6366. Telex 2923 BENE UR Aquarius Cruising Yacht Charter amp Management...

Anchorages And Anchoring Techniques

While most anchoring situations in Turkey are straightforward and no more difficult than anywhere else in the Med. a few situations call for extra attention. Most bays have gradually shallowing depths the closer yen anchor toward shore. A very few have too-deep depths right until you're almost on shore. On the other end of the spectrum. a few bays have impossibly shallow depths, usually the result of a river depositing silt. Depths shown on charts sometimes are inaccurate, or shown in...

Beachfront

Several other marine supply stores carry boat parts. One is just outside the marina, near Aegean Yacht Services. Seagull Sailmakers is near the mosque dinghy landing, and its owner. Captain Yener GSkirmak is a good contact for both sail repairs and boat canvas work. Triton Diving Center and Dalgig Dara near Atatflrk Park Square sell Turkish charts and can give advise about sports equipment rental and organized diving trips. Tuncad Yacht Supply Store, located on...

Karaada

36 59.8'N, 27 25.5'E flight structure This island, nearly 4NM long, extends in a SE direction from Bodrum. A clear channel exists between the island and mainland. A navigational light is at the island's NW tip GP Fl 2 5sec 7M. Note We timed it at 6 sec. The island is thickly covered with green bushes, giving it a darkish appearance, from which comes its name, meaning black island. On the island's N shore, about halfway along its length, is a possible day-anchorage in settled weather. Ashore are...

Checkin Procedures

Arriving from a foreign country, you must check in with the following officials Passport police immigration , customs and customs police, health officials, and the harbormaster. The order in which you visit these officials differs considerably in various ports. Checking out you do the reverse of the entry procedures. Here's an example of checking in at Kusadasi. I. Marina Office. Pay your marina bill in advance. Buy a Transit Log. In entry ports without marinas, the Transit Log will be...

Excerpted Page

General Chart of Turkish Coast showing coverage of Chapters 22 Folded and inserted in pocket inside rear cover of this book 31, amp 32 Sketch of Typical Coastline to illustrate Symbols used on Sketches Sketch Mercator Projection of Mediterranean Sea Lambert Projection of e n and Mediterranean Coasts of Turkey, and the Dardanelles. Sea of Sketch Marmara, and the Bosphorus, showing coverage of Chapters 13-19 Diagrams showing buoyage systems used in Kusadasi DoVanbey 223 98 Top Approach to 223 98...

Kastellorizon

See chart, Kastellorizon Port of Meyisti . The Greek island of Kastellorizon is included in this book because of its proximity to Ka . The easternmost inhabited Greek island, Kastellorizon is not a port of entry. However, yachts that have checked out of Turkey at Ka usually are allowed to stop at Kastellorizon before officially checking into Greece at Rhodes, the nearest port of entry, nearly 70NM away. Yachts cruising the Turkish coast also have called in at Kastellorizon. This is technically...

Chartering Your Own Boat In Turkey

As in all European countries, it is not legal for foreign yachts to carry passengers for hire unless they have complied with local laws governing licensing for chartering. The Turkish government issues charter licenses to foreign-flag crewed charter yachts, and to bareboat and flotilla charter companies. According to most charterboat skippers or owners, the laws are reasonable, realistic, and not too restrictive. Once issued, the permit is valid for two years. To obtain this license, a...

Shopping Tips

Turkey's a great place to shop for souvenirs and gifts. The variety of good quality, handmade items is immense and often better than anywhere else in the eastern Med. The souvenirs are not plastic replicas or poor-quality copies of arts-that-used-to-be, such as you sometimes find in neighboring countries. They are beautiful, vibrant items that youH want to own or give as gifts. Editor's Note We could not resist beautiful kilims. the flat-woven rugs that come in all sizes. Nor could we resist...

Binlik Bay Turkey

' pen' q aaaa '' dome c.5w restaurant PATH TO NO. M SLET Bto OVER SADDLE Ashore at the head of the bay is a pleasant valley with pine and olive groves, and some old stone ruins. Goats and a few cattle graze placidly in the valley. Some interesting vaulted stone ruins are on the W side of the entrance channel. Behind the restaurant you can walk over the saddle for a wonderful view of Fethiye KOrfezi and anchorage No. 4. This can be useful to assess the weather in the big gulf before setting off...

Kemer

See chart, Tekirova and Kemer sketch chart Kemer Town Plan and sketch chart Kemer Marina. Continuing N toward Kemer is a 3NM-long stretch of sandy beach known as Qamyuva. A conspicuous holiday resort is at the beach's S end, with sailboards and sailing dinghies for rent The beach is very popular in midsummer, since there is easy access via a paved road from Antalya. From offshore, you'll see nice views inland of mountain peaks, river valley gorges, and a pair of conspicuous conical peaks. This...

Coastal Cruising Charts scales of about rlOOOOO

224 Sisam Bojfazi-Istankoy Bogazi 313 Fethiye-Ka including harborplans of Fethiye and Gocek 324 Alanya-Anamur Burnu includes harbor plan of Alanya 3446 Paspargo islet to Samos strait, including the Gulfof Skala Nuova 1537 Nisidhes Fournoi with the straits between Nisos Samos and Nisos Ikana Ikaria 1546 Samos Strait to GUlliik KOrfezi includes harbor plan of Ku adasi 183 Gulf of Bomba to Iskenderun 1604 The Gulfs of Kos, Doris, and Symi 1898 The islands of Kos. Niseros. and Piskopi 1886...

Yachtsmen

Telephone Turkish - Foreign Credit Receiving Food and Discomforts and Pharmacists and Medical Pet Water. Showers, and Turkish Stove Cooking Engine Measures. Metric Yacht Supplies and Clothing Things to Bring. Shopping Shopping Carpets and Leather. Wool. Metal. Ceramic and Stone Edible News Radio and Books, Magazines. Turkish Cuisine and Dining Types of Breakfast. Lunch. Coffee and Isolated Food Eating Aboard and Fresh Grocery Stores and Turkish Transport Inside...

What Is A Turkish Transit

This document becomes your ship's passport while cruising in Turkish waters. It costs about 10 in any port of entry, and contains several pages, which will be filled out by the skipper and the relevant authorities listed above. You will have to list a brief customs declaration of goods and equipment aboard, details about the yacht and crew passports , in tended route, and health details minimal . The main thing to remember when filling out this form is to list your intended sailing route beyond...

Manners And Etiquette

The first thing youH notice in Turkey, in contrast to most other Mediterranean countries, is an overwhelming politeness and hospitable welcome to visitors. This friendly attitude also results in excellent and attentive service in shops and restaurants. So what if your dinner courses didn't arrive in exactly the order you wanted The waiter usually is trying to please, and that's the key ingredient often seen in Turkey. The local populace is not yet jaded by an overwhelming influx of tourists, as...

Embassies And Consulates

Most embassies are located in the capital of Ankara, but some countries also have consular representatives in Istanbul or fzmir. Here is a sampling of countries' representatives in Turkey Australia Avvstralya Embassy Nene Hatun Cad. 83, Gazi Osman Paja. Ankara. tel 27 53 18. Austria Avusturya Embassy Atatiirk Bulvari 189, Kavaklidere. Ankara, tel 25 47 61. Consulate Silahh ane Cad. 59 4. Te vikiye. i li. Istanbul, tel 146-3769. Bulgaria Bulgary'3 Embassy Atatiirk Bulvan 129, Kavaklidere....

Diesel Diesel Gasoil

The best places to obtain diesel are at the Turban Marinas and at town quays, usually the largest and most important town in each of the cruising Chapters 13-19. Stock up here, as you may be cruising in deserted gulfs where fuel is unobtainable, or available only by gerry jug and a taxi ride to the nearest service station, which may be out of town. At the major marina fuel docks, you usually can tie alongside. Most town quay docks require going bow- or stern-to. Examples are Marmaris and...

Dangerous Marine Life

It's quite rare in Turkish waters to encounter anything that poses any health or safety problem. The most likely creature to inflict injury is the sea urchin, an obvious, visible black and bristly animal that inhabits rocky coastlines. If stepped on or even brushed against, the spines can penetrate your skin and cause a very painful wound. Beware of these when snorkeling around rocky shores, though they can also inhabit sandy bottoms. Wear swimfins and watch out for waves or surge that could...

Mooring rates at Turban Marinas

First three days DM 520 x LOA meters Each following day DM 1.30 x LOA meters 6 months 60 DM1030 9 months 66 DM1313 12 months 70 DM1544 Note The above sample rates are for Ku adasi Marina last year. Turkey's normal 10 VAT value-added tax is added to the above prices. Multihulls add 3m 10ft to LOA. Turkish yachts receive a 25 discount. Discount rates apply only to paid-in-advance contract periods, after which you pay the each-following-day rate. Electricity Starting service charge DM 3. Per kwh...

Dedication

I dedicate this book to my husband, Moore Mugs Davock, who is also the skipper of our boat and whose unfailing good spirits, willingness to patiently put up with my meanderings through every Turkish cove in existence, constructive criticisms, and overall support turned this project into a reality. pholo by M Wlenskv Author Marcia preparing to photo Antalya shore Author Marcia preparing to photo Antalya shore

To Patca

Down strongly and then snorkel over the anchor to make sure that it cuts through the weed. Other yachts tie a long line to one of the small wooden dinghy docks near the restaurants. Since the strong meltem wind usually whistles over the isthmus, you'll sleep better after taking a few extra precautions anchoring. The anchorage is untenable in SE winds. Land your dinghy at one of the small restaurant piers. Be sure to bring passports, transit log, ship's papers, and a crew list ashore. Knidos has...

Sample Distances Marmaris Region

Karaburun to Rhodes Mandraki 14 Disibilmez Burnu to Kurtoglu Burnu 13 The prevailing winds in midsummer come from the W and N. but they sometimes follow coastline contours. The geographic makeup of this big gulf, with Marmaris at its head, is such that winds along one section may be blowing from the opposite direction from those in another location. For example, ahealthy N wind may be blowing in Marmaris when a SW wind is sweeping past the cape of Karaburun. Usually the winds are fairly...

Winds

Like the rest of the Mediterranean, winds along the coast of Turkey can be adequately summed up by the old adage There's always too much or too little. Sometimes, however, you can have an exhilarating sail during the day, followed by a flat calm anchorage at night. What could be better In Summer. The prevailing summer wind is the meltem also called meltemi in Turkish or eiesian in Greek . It's defined as a summer breeze that gradually develops in strength during the day. blowing generally from...

Bareboat Charter List

Following is a list of charter agents representing bare fleets in Turkey, including the charter fleets themselves. Albatros Yachting Barbaras Caddesi 11 Marmaris, Turkey Albatros Yachting Neyzen Tevtik Caddesi 72 Bodrum, Turkey 528 55 10-522 2808. Telex 22615 MOTE TR Albatross Private Yacht Chartering Club 418 Merrick Avenue Merrick, NY 11566. USA 516 867-1957 Alcor Yachting 4, chemin Tour-de-Champel CH-1206, Geneva, Switzerland 022 477717. Telex ALCORCH Aquarius Cruising Yacht Charter amp...

Acknowledgments

Special thanks are owed to the Turkish Department of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography Seyir, Hidro-gra 7 ve Osinografi Dairesi Baskaaligi for allowing us to use portions of their excellent charts in this book to the Turkish Tourism Offices and Harbormasters' Offices all along the coasts from Kusadasi to Alanya, who patiently answered my questions to trie directors of Turban Marinas, especially Hasan Kagmaz Kemer , Gflrhan Ebren Kusadasi , and Baysan GOrer Bodrum to Do an Tugay director...

Crewed Charter Yachts

Turkey has some of the most luxurious crewed charter boats in the Mediterranean. If you've ever dreamed about sailing over azure waters with the accommodations of a first-class hotel, dining on four-star food, with your every whim catered to, this is the charter option for you. These yachts provide comfort elegance, and personalized service. A good example is the yacht Lutin, a 60-foot British yawl owned by Patrick and Narelle Stevens. The editor and I and other friends once cruised for two...

S Coast Of Hisaronu Korfezi

Heading W, the section of coastline between Selimiye Koyu and Atabol Burnu has several indented bays that can be used as day anchorages, but only in calm settled weather because of their exposure to meltem winds. In early spring and late autumn, when winds often blow from the S, these bays are perfectly usable. Most of the bays are unnamed on charts. In midsummer, the only suitable overnight anchorage is at Dirsek. The S side of the gulf has five islands off its...