Top Ten Destinations
ISTANBUL – Worldwide favorite yachting destination
Istanbul, the city built over seven hills which covers over the two continents Europe to Asia being divided by the Bosphorus Channel. In its thousands of years of history, it has been the capital of three great empires, namely Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.
Istanbul has remained Turkey’s largest city, port, business and cultural center as well featuring one of the most important waterways being the Bosphorus. Come and enjoy the priviledge of cruising throughout the Bosphorus with its own endless history at every point along the way from houses to castles to palaces and much more...
Ayvalik, a historical and archeological area going through many changes within lime and featuring beautiful coast and coves. Known for its vast olive groves and for its history of olive production, including all products made of olive oil, covering from soaps to wonderful food.
Mother nature shows her magic sunsets with a spectrum of yellows, warm orange to deep reds transforming hot days into a nice tranquil evening. The town is rustic, oriel windowed houses, rough cobblestone pavements and quite narrow streets, where Greek, Cretan and Turkish can be heard simultaneously, the Cunda Island awaits his visitors to be fascinated with its spirit reflecting the common culture of the Aegean.
Kusadasi being one of the most important historical centers in the Aagean Region is the closest port to some of Turkey’s most unique and important sights that must be seen if visiting Turkey. Don't miss the creation and historical background of Turkish Carpets on the silk road and the mythical house of Virgin Mary where the “healing water” spring is found. The Kusadasi Port, with its close proximity to historical sites such as Ephesus, Miletos, Priene and Didyma, is only 15 miles away from the Greek Island Samos.
Bodrum.. A charming little town of white houses hung with flowers rising tier on tier against a green hill overlooking the magnificent Castle of St John. Bodrum is a bustling market town by day and by night it has an extensive range of discos, restaurants and night clubs to suit every taste. Home of one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World: The Mausoleum. The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is well worth a visit as well as the amphitheatre overlooking the town and harbour, which is surely one of the most photographed views in Turkey. There are nearby anchorages around Bodrum as it is a place where visitors will anchor during the day and cruise to the marina at night to enjoy the atmosphere of Bodrum.
Alaçati cove is one of many coves to be found along the Aegean coastline, however there are two very special features of this cove rendering it a windsurfer’s heaven. The first one of these is the ceaseless winds and the other is depth of the sea, which does not exceed one and a half meters and extends out within the complete area. Like the sea and the wind, the narrow streets of Alaçati is filled with surprises which depend on the eyes of the observers.
The Cesme Peninsula, lies in Turkey’s western-most end, on the tip of the peninsula in Aegean region. Cesme, meaning fountain in Turkish, derives from the many sources of water found in the area. It is one of Turkey’s most beautiful stretches, surrounded by clearblue seas, with landscapes of cultivated fields of aniseed, sesame and artichokes dotted with fig and gum trees. You will find the very popular holiday center of Ilica, Altin Yunus Marina and world renown luxury resorts within kilometers. Dalyan, a fishing village, built on a sheltered deep water inlet, has some of the region’s best fish restaurants which border the quay of the lively marina. Aya Yorgi bay, famous for its beach clubs which turn into the best night clubs of Cesme.
Cosmopolitan charms of Marmaris, that used to be a fishing village less than 20 years ago, will surprise anyone with this port and quaint little old city. Once you set your foot here you will join its true vacation atmosphere! The old quarter of the town with it's bustling bazaars and restaurants are a nice visit at night time and during the day, people head for the beach or close coves with their boats to do water activities. Once a little fishing port, Marmaris has developed into a busy port for visitors with many marinas, Hotels and Resorts. Its port welcomes luxury cruise liners, with world passengers keen to sample the town’s extensive facilities and visit the old town whereas there is a warm feeling within this port.
For more information on spectacular coves, islands, waterfalls, touring 421 mtrs. of water caves and ancient settlements contact your C2C Yachting agent!