The vast Turkish peninsula is surrounded by eight countries and bounded by the sea on three sides:
the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.

While sailing in Turkey, you can discover more than 500 islands along 7,000 kilometers of stunning coastline during hot, dry summers, with calm waters and pleasant winds.

Kapi Creek
It is scenic must-visit anchoragee. Moor at the jetty, swim at the nearby beach, explore Merdivenli Cove and Seagull Bay or head to the hills to see ancient ruins.

The tomb of Father Christmas
Gemiler Island, also known as St Nicholas Island, is where the tomb of St Nicholas (or Father Christmas) was believed to have been located. A visit is one of the most popular things to do in Turkey. Climb the steep hill to see the ruins of churches built between the 4th and 6th centuries, one of which is cut into the rock.


Butterfly Valley
The beach and bay located in the valley surrounded by steep rocks can only be reached by boat. This secluded little corner has beach huts and a bar. You can walk to a nearby waterfall and admire hundreds of butterflies along the way.

Ancient city of Kaunos
There is so much to see in Turkey, but you must sail to Ekincik and take a speedboat up the Dalyan River to the ancient city of Kaunos, where you will find six royal tombs carved into the rock. You can also visit the nearby mud baths, which have mystical healing powers.

The ancient site of Pinara
If you’re in Fethiye, take a trip to Pinara, an hour’s drive away and a winding walk up the hill. The remains of many ancient churches, tombs and theaters can be found in this magical place.

With its long sailing season, the best time to visit Turkey is between April and November.

The Aegean and Mediterranean regions have a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers. The average maximum temperature in the summer months is 33-34 °C, but in winter the temperature does not drop below 8-10 °C. The Black Sea areas are rich in rainfall, with an average of 1,400 millimeters, with a humid subtropical climate. The weather is milder in the eastern parts of the region, drier in the west. The average temperature is 7°C in winter and 23°C in summer.

The sailing conditions in Turkey are characterized by the meltemi wind, which blows from the NW to WNW in open waters, but follows the coastlines nearer to shore.
Average wind speed is force 2-4 in the summer season but in the high season, gusts can reach above force 6-7. Outside the season, the meltemi is less powerful and even several days of light winds can be expected.
The wind normally picks up early in the afternoon, which is ideal for anchoring, although sometimes the meltemi continues during the night.

Official languages ​​are English and Swahili.
Zanzibar is almost entirely Muslim.
A passport and visa valid for at least 6 months is required to enter Zanzibar.

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL). Although many places will also accept Euros or US Dollars, you should be aware of exchange rates to ensure you are getting value for money.

Getting online is easy with plenty of Wi-Fi spots all over Turkey that are usually free. Local sim cards are for sale at Turkcell and Vodafone shops.