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the Blue

Dream of a city with endless Blue Voyage routes...

Bodrum

One of the most celebrated holiday destinations in Türkiye and the world, Bodrum needs no introduction! Bodrum is a paradise for travelers, home to yachts and to the unique local gulets, whitewashed houses houses, and an abundance of famous bays. There is a myriad of remote beaches and sparkling turquoise bays waiting for you to explore... Be the captain of your own fantastic adventure!

The best-known bays in the region are Iassos Bay, Bağla Bay, Adaboğazı Bay, Akvaryum Bay, Karaincir Bay, Küçük Akvaryum Bay, Akyarlar Bay, Meteor Bay, Gümüşlük Bay, Bitez Bay, Yalıkavak Bay, Turgutreis Günbatımı Bay, Kargıcak Bay, Küçükbük Bay, Göltürkbükü Cennet Bay, Kızıl Bay, Aspat Bay, Hattat Palmiye Bay, Orak Island, and Karaada Island

Sports activities: hiking, scuba diving, biking, water sports, ATV Quad safari, karting

Regional cuisine: Aegean mezzes and olive oil dishes, fresh seafood, Çökertme kebab, Bodrum mandarins, satsuma cocktails, ice cream, lokma (sweet fritters in syrup), homemade jams, Bodrum manti (Turkish meat ravioli)

Marinas: Milta Bodrum, Gökova Ören Setur, Yalıkavak, D-Marin Turgutreis, Akyarlar, Port Iassos, Güllük 

SEE
  • Bodrum Castle
  • Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Tomb of Mausolus)
  • Ancient theater
  • Bodrum Maritime Museum
TASTE
  • Stuffed zucchini flowers
  • Tangerines
  • Çökertme kebab
SMELL
  • Bodrum limes
  • Satsuma tangerines
TOUCH
  • Whitewashed houses
LISTEN
  • Story of Halicarnassus
Gökova Bay

Gökova (Kerme) Bay is a narrow gulf extending about 100 kilometers along the southeast of Anatolia, between the Bodrum and Datça Peninsulas. Kos (İstanköy) Island lies along the gulf’s exit. The bay is removed from the highway and due to its unique geography, there are few settlements there, providing ideal conditions for sailing and yachting. Bodrum, Milas, Muğla, Ula, Marmaris, and Datça are aligned clockwise along the shoreline. 

Gökova Bay is a shining gem in this corner of paradise. It is an extremely popular destination for Türkiye’s Blue Cruise routes.

Home to dozens of natural wonders, pristine waters, and sparkling untouched bays, Gökova Bay is well known for the following bays: Karaada, Orak Island, Gerence Bay, Büyük Çatı Bay, Küçük Çatı Bay, Maden Bay, Çamaltı Bay, Bekar Bay, Uzun Liman (Long Port), Babuş Bükü, Küfre Bay, Löngöz Bay, Çanak Bay, Değirmen Bükü, Hırsız Bay, Çökertme Bay, Ören Bay, Söğüt Bay, Akbük Bay, Okluk Bay, Çanak Bay/ İngiliz Limanı (English Port), Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands), Lacivert (Dark Blue) Bay, Tavşan Adası (Rabbit Island), İncekum Beach, Sedir Island, Underwater Caves, Çamlı Bay, and Akyaka Bay.

Sports activities: scuba diving, windsurfing, trekking, biking, water sports

Marinas: Gökova Ören Setur, Global Sailing Marinet, Akyaka Harbor

SEE
  • Mermaid statue
TASTE
  • Pine honey
  • Octopus
SMELL
  • Pine trees
TOUCH
  • Serenity
LISTEN
  • Bees and cicadas
Datça

The Datça Peninsula has both large and small bays on the Aegean and Mediterranean sides due to its mountainous terrain. The hundreds of bays in the region - most of them accessible by boat - provide infinite opportunities to make the blue water journey your own. Datça is a holiday hotspot located at the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. The region is known for its unique mix of unmatched natural beauties and ancient sites that reveal thousands of years of history. 

The bays of Datça on the Mediterranean side, starting in the east from Balıkaşıran are Lindos, Hurmalıbük, Günlücek Bükü, Kurucabük, Kovanlık, Çiftlik Bay, Karabük, Sarıliman, Karaincir, Güllük Bay, Datça Port, Kargı, Armutlusu, Gökliman, İncirliğin, İnceburun Bay, Domuzçukuru, Kızılbük, Kargılıbük, Hayıtbükü, Ovabükü, Kurubük, Akçabük, Palamutbükü, Bükceğiz, Bağlarözü, Bağaltı, Domuz İni, and Knidos Port.

The Datça bays on the Aegean coast are Küçük Çatı, Çatı, Ballıca Bükü, Boynuzcuk, Armonika, Gerence, Alafakı, Eksera, Küçük Çakal, Çakal, Old Port (Gölyeri), Alavara, Meriç, Gereme, İnceburun, Karaköy Gerence, Yelimlik, Oturakçam, Merdivenli, Mersincik, Murdala, Poyraz liman, Değirmenbükü, Barkas, and Knidos.

Sports activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, hiking, cycling, water sports

Marinas: Datça, Milta Bodrum, Gökova Ören Setur, Yalıkavak, D-Marin Turgutreis, Akyarlar, Port Iassos 

 
SEE
  • Ancient city of Knidos
  • Historical Datça houses
TASTE
  • Almonds
  • Honey
SMELL
  • Almond blossoms
TOUCH
  • Stone houses
LISTEN
  • Bees and cicadas
Marmaris

The Datça Peninsula and Kerme Bay to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south... Marmaris is a resort town and a mesmerizing meeting point of ancient and modern, green and blue, the Aegean and the Mediterranean... It’s hard to find words to describe the rich history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage of this stunning region. Marmaris is home to numerous bohemian, original, and modern buildings, and appeals to amateur sailors with its numerous bays.

The most popular bays of Marmaris include Adaköy, Sedir Island, Keçi Island, Güvercin Island, Cennet Island, Serçe Bay, Bozukkale Bay, Bozburun, Kocabahçe Bay, Çiftlik Bay, Kız Kumu Bay, Turunç Bay, Selimiye Bay, Bördübet Bay, Bencik Bay, Orhaniye, Dirsek Bükü Bay, and Kadırga Bay.

Sports activities: windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, trekking, cycling, water sports, jeep safari, ATV Quad safari

Marinas: Setur Netsel, Albatros, Marmaris (Adaköy) 

 
SEE
  • Selimiye
  • Bozburun
  • Kızlarkumu
  • Turunç
  • İçmeler
TASTE
  • Pine honey
SMELL
  • Pine trees
TOUCH
  • The cool air under the historic plane trees
LISTEN
  • Sound of wind rustling through the plane trees
Göcek

A sailing paradise in the Gulf of Fethiye... Göcek is the starting and ending point of Blue Cruises, and as such features heavy yacht traffic. A coastal jewel, it is a calm and safe harbor due to its closed gulf, making it suitable for long-distance travelers coming from foreign seas. Thanks to its deep blue sea, green pine forests, lovely beaches, and bays and islands - each of which is a hidden paradise in its own right - it’s no wonder the region is among the most popular destinations for sailboats and yachts.

The best-known bays in the vicinity are Osman Ağa Bay, Boynuz Bükü Bay, Sarsala Bay, Domuz Island, Yavan Su Bay (Martı Bay), and Göbün Bay, the most sheltered local bay. The sunken ruins in the bay known as Cleaopatra’s Baths are near Göcek and a small pathway extending from the coast to the hills offers an unforgettable hiking experience toward the evening.

Sports activities: scuba diving, hiking, water sports 

Marinas: Göcek Village Port, D-Marin Göcek, Göcek Municipality, Göcek Club, Göcek Skopea

SEE
  • Bedri Rahmi Bay
  • Katrancı Bay
  • Zeytin Island
  • Yassıca Islands and Cleopatra Bay.
TASTE
  • Aegean mezzes and olive oil dishes
  • Fresh seafood
SMELL
  • Bougainvillea
TOUCH
  • Wooden mast of a gulet
LISTEN
  • The chirping of birds