Turkey is a country that offers its visitors beautiful and clean beaches, fabulous blue sea, pleasant year-round temperatures, wonderful architecture and activities for both adults and children. Why should you explore this beautiful destination from the deck of a yacht? Here are six reasons why to do so. Get ready for an adventurous holiday that you won’t forget.
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The Sailing Season Is Long
The first reason to go on a yacht holiday to Turkey is the long sailing season. Compared to Croatia and Greece, the season for perfect holidays spent on a yacht lasts a little longer, from May to October. You can thus avoid crowds of other yachtsmen and their boats in jam-packed marinas in July and August which is the peak season. You can then choose a different season for your holiday and enjoy an undisturbed and peaceful cruise. The popularity of yacht charter in Turkey is promoted mainly by beautiful port cities, from which the port of Antalya is one of the most famous ones.
Another reason that speaks in favor of sailing is the beautiful nature of this country. In addition to the fact that the Turkish shores are washed by the sea from three sides, the country is also well-known for its natural thermal pools that look like from another world. The Turkish nature is really beautiful and as soon as you see it with your own eyes, you will certainly prove us right. If you want to explore the beauties of this country in a really special way, choose a gulet charter. Gulet is a traditional sailboat that originated in Turkey and is also the most popular of yacht in the country. You can not rent a gulet without a crew on board, which makes it a perfect way how to let the staff guide you around.
Hospitality of Locals
As soon as you arrive to the mainland, you will find that hospitality is a central virtue in Turkey. Turks actually believe that visitors should be treated as guests sent by God. Thus, do not hesitate to visit not only the most popular tourist resorts, but also those beautiful secret hidden villages which can be reached best from the water. Walking around makes a perfect way to get in touch with locals and therefore get closer to the culture.
Traditions And Culture
Turkish traditions include drinking tea and smoking a water pipe or nargile, sometimes also called a hookah. So if you want to relax for a while on the mainland and get closer to the traditions, take the opportunity to go for a hookah. It is also one of the most popular souvenirs that people like to bring home for themselves or their friends. Speaking of souvenirs, do not be afraid to visit one of the local markets or bazaars and negotiate the price with the sellers.
Bargaining belong to this country and often you can really significantly reduce the price. If you get hungry while haggling over the price of souvenirs, go to a traditional restaurant and do not miss the chance to see and taste the local specialties. These include kebabs, pilav, piyaz or saksuka.
When you go on a yacht vacation, it is quite obvious that you will be able to go swimming almost at any time. The seas that wash the shores are clear and warm. In Turkey, you will also come across beautiful and long beaches. Among the most popular are those that lie on the Turkish Riviera and are washed by the Mediterranean Sea. Look for the most beautiful beaches or lagoons, like the Blue lagoon, Patara or Butterfly valley.
If you are one of the people who loves architecture, Turkey will surely enchant you. Its culture is a mix of European, Asian and Arabian. Turkish history is rich and at every step you will come across a building that will take your breath away. If you want to make your visit unforgettable, do not miss the chance to visit the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, a major historical and cultural site located in Istanbul.
A sailing holiday around the Turkish shores is unforgettable and offers you everything you desire on a holiday by the sea. Forget about hotel complexes and go to the sea aboard the boat only with a group of your friends or even with your family.