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The Perks of Sailing in Turkey

Any weathered sailor can tell you that sailing on the Mediterranean is a picturesque dream. The calm, warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea provide a smooth and luxurious sail, while the beautiful scenery of the southern European landscape offers the eye unmatched views. Turkey sailing is one of the most ideal experiences for those who love life on the water.  The ancient culture, beautiful scenery, and amazing food bring travelers from around the world.

There are so many different sailing destinations in turkey, as the country is considered an extremely large peninsula. It separates the black seas, which is in the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. To the west is the Aegean Sea. Throughout history, turkey has been synonymous with the ocean and seafaring cultures. Turkey sailing is renown, and there are so many different areas to choose from to find the perfect sailing vacation.


Sailing on the Lycian Coast is considered to be a cruise through a Mediterranean paradise. Sailing through Fethiye consists of short passages between islands, which gives sailors the opportunity to take in the scenery and sample the local atmosphere of the islands. The optimal sailing season in Fethiye is from April 15th to November 20th.  During this period winds rarely exceed 15 knots, days are graced with 10 hours of sunlight, and average temperatures range from 70 to 80 degrees. Sailing in Fethiye is a very unique experience. If you are a history buff, there are not many better places to sail and explore ancient ruins and tombs.  In addition, there is ample opportunity to engage in water sports. This includes scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and jet skiing.

Gemiler Island:

Turkey’s storied history is a product of cultural exchange. There have been so many different cultures that ruled over the Turkish region, causing the country to adopt many different styles of architecture, art, religion, and pastimes. On the tiny Gemiler Island, Christian communities flourished.  At one time, there were five beautiful churches that served the inhabitants of the island. Today, you can sail around Gemiler Island and see the runes of the intricately designed cathedrals, homes, and crucifixes.


Turgurtries offers amazing sailing conditions for all levels.  Sailing in this area allows vacationers to see amazing villages, towns, and vistas that pepper the coastline. In the peak of summer, temperatures hover around 90 degrees, while wind blows anywhere from 10 to 20 knots.

You should consider sailing in Turkey.

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