The Gulf of Fethiye is a beautiful sailing area with countless, picturesquely situated anchorages, many capes, small islands and numerous opportunities for swimming and snorkelling.
In the many bays you will find small restaurants where typical local delicacies are served. Anchoring here is usually "Roman Catholic", with the stern at the jetty by means of a mooring ring and stern lines. Anchoring in the bays, usually in good holding ground or rocks with an additional shore line over the stern, is often also possible.
A good time to travel is early summer, when the air and water temperature is already very pleasant, the sun shines for an average of 10 hours a day and pleasant winds blow up to max. 6 Bft. The charming landscapes as well as daily stages of manageable distance make the area easy to sail even for beginners and families with children and thus very attractive. In the afternoon, downdrafts often blow from the quite mountainous coastal regions.
Particularly worth mentioning are the mostly beautifully situated anchorages on the west side of the Gulf, especially those between the islands off the coast of Göcek and the mainland. A jewel is the farmer's bay (Yavansukoyu) in the southernmost part, recognisable by the large white seagull made of stones.
More than worth a detour is the rounding of the south-easternmost headland on the Gulf of Fethiye, around the Dökükbasi beacon into the open bay with the island of Gemiler. Beautiful anchorages are located in the channel behind the island, from where it is possible to visit ancient Greek cultural sites.
Fethiye is located on the gulf of the same name in the province of Mugla, in the Turkish part of the Aegean Sea. The charming town is known for its large Ece Saray Marina and the nearby Dalaman Airport. Furthermore, this town offers Ölüdeniz, probably the best-known bathing beach in the region, and is also the starting point for Turkey's oldest and best-known long-distance hiking trail, the over 500 km long Lycian Way.Ece Saray Marina
Marmaris is located on the Turkish Riviera and has a lively stone beach with a long promenade. It is known for its nightlife in Bar Street, where many open-air clubs and discos are located. The town lies in a valley between mountainous pine forests and the clear turquoise sea, which is particularly popular with sailors and divers.Netsel Marina
The Turkish Mediterranean region is popular as a sailing hotspot for beginners and advanced sailors alike. Here you can expect ideal weather conditions, moderate winds, good visibility and modern and well-equipped harbours. Unfortunately, it is impossible to visit all these sights in one week, but we can help you plan the perfect sailing trip. If you have any recommendations or would like to share your personal sailing trip suggestion with ORYX Yachting, please send us relevant pictures and trip details. - we look forward to your feedback. Otherwise, you can find sights of the region selected by us via the following link.More Info