Come sail through Turkey’s beautiful Lycian Coast. Its clear, blue waters give the coast its nickname, “The Turquoise Coast.” Tubbber has created a sailing itinerary for your next holiday to the land where the East meets the West.
Arrivals in Fethiye- explore the idyllic old town with shops and a seaside restaurant. Hike up the rock tombs while you’re here, viewing the ancient burial tombs and looking out across the bay. Check out the Fethiye Market for fresh, local fruits and vegetables. At the market, you must also try Gözleme, a traditional Turkish flatbread.
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Sarsala Creek- Take a swim in the clear waters of the cove or relax in a tree slung hammock. Check out the family-run restaurant for a nice meal. Sarsala creek also offers delicious, local honey that is a must try!
Cold Water Bay- Sail across the bay before entering the hidden cove. From the cove, a short walk will take you into an ancient Greek Village. After viewing the ancient village, take a swim in the cool waters of the cove.
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Tomb Bay- Surrounded by ancient tombs and freshwater springs, Tomb Bay is a historical and tranquil place to stay for a day.
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Ekincik- Take a refreshing swim through the waters before retiring to the sophisticated restaurant, My Marina Yacht Club. The restaurant offers a quiet environment with a panoramic view of the bay.
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Head to Ekincik for a trip up the Dalyan River. The Iztuzu Beach, near the river, houses a sanctuary protecting the famous Loggerhead Sea turtles of Turkey. If you’re lucky, you can see the turtles pop their heads above the waters, or catch a glimpse of their tracks heading to shore to lay eggs. Perhaps even luckier, would be a chance to swim alongside the turtles!
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Marmaris- visit the bazaar for souvenirs or take a traditional Turkish Bath before dinner. This will be the end point of your trip if you are only sailing for a week. However, if you’re staying for more than a week there are plenty of other sights to see! Head fro Kumlu Buku with various restaurants, Turunc is a popular destination for watersport enthusiasts, or Gerbeske, home to a Byzantine trading post.
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The Lycian Coast is a perfect holiday sailing destination. See the East meets West culture, food, and historic sights. The Turquoise waters and sunsets are only a plus to the many attractions offered in Turkey.
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