The sun-drenched Turkish Riviera has become the tourism capital of Turkey and offers an exciting holiday destination with something for everyone. One of the best ways to enjoy getting to this magnificent coastline is to self drive by renting a car.
Rejoice, all you yachting enthusiast! With the Mediterranean Sea, and the Sea of Marmara surrounding this sailing paradise to the north, west and south, Turkey offers over 8,333 kilometers if coastline, temperate winds ideal for sailing, and a plethora of unspoiled bays, covers, fishing harbours and idyllic beaches to choose from. In Istanbul, Atakoy marina on the European side and Kalamis (Amiral Fahri Koruturk) Marina on the Asian side both offer 24-hour service.
Turkey's other popular marinas lie on the southern Aegean and Mediterranean coasts at Izmir, Antalya, Cesme, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Datca, Bazbusun, Marnmaris, Goces, Fethiye, Kalkan, Finike and Kemer. For a completely novel experience, take a voyage on traditional gullet. Bare-boat Charter on Flotilla Cruises (where you sail with a group of yachts) is other great options for a yachting holiday here. Turkey is truly a great destination if you want to enjoy the unique luxury of life on the sea. Make sure to book accommodation and services like car rental Turkey to make the most of your stay in Turkey.
Marmaris, with its palm-lined promenade, yacht-filled marina and pine-covered mountains, is a great place to begin the famous "Blue Voyage" of the Aegean coast. You could also check out the Marmaris Yacht Charter Show in May. Car hire in Marmaris will be comfortable and most convenient way to explore more around the city.
The beautiful coastal town of Fethiye is tucked away behind two bays, with the inner bay forming a stunning natural harbor. The town is dotted with Lycian stone sarcophagi all the way back from 450 B.C. Visit the interesting Fethiye Museum, the Tomb of Amyntas and the excavated remains of an ancient Roman theatre. A major cruise-ship port, Kusadasi's golden beaches and stunning views make it a popular choice with holiday-makers. Many sun-worshippers flock to Kadinlar Denizi, its most famous beach. Kusadasi is also a great base from which to explore the ancient cities of Priene, Miletus and Didyma.