Let this ancient country’s magic and wonder entice all your senses during a Turkey yacht charter along the Turquoise Coast. An exotic superyacht destination where the old world charms blend effortlessly with the new, Turkey is blossoming into a thriving yachting hotspot for a good reason. Offering an expansive coastline stretching from Fethiye to Antalya, filled with magnificent towns, beaches and mountains, these stunning views are best admired from the deck of your luxury charter yacht. The glistening waters of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas promise countless hours of fun, from watersports to fishing and diving. On land, the various cities and towns provide a taste of the country’s fascinating culture, which reflects both Asian and European influences. Promising the experience of a lifetime, we share the four top things you must do during your Turkey yacht charter.
Visit its beaches
The beauty of the beaches along the Turquoise coast is sure to astound visitors. Nearby Fethiye is Oludeniz, known for its long, stunning beach and the famous Blue Lagoon. Its beach forms a natural lagoon with beautiful crystal clear water. Nicknamed the Blue Lagoon, it was once a haven for smugglers and pirates but is now known as one of the best beaches in the world. A perfect place for watersports, try paragliding over the Blue Lagoon for breathtaking views.
Try scuba diving
Let the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world underneath the clear, glistening waters of the Turquoise Coast enchant you. In the region around Antalya, expect to encounter colourful reefs, underwater caverns and a huge variety of marine species. With a number of dive sites, including sunken ships, wrecks, and caves, there are plenty of spots for both beginner and experienced divers. Swim among the large rays near Tekirova or dare to go deeper and explore some of the surrounding sea caves. For the more experienced divers, visit Kalkan and Kas and swim by the rich corals.
Explore its cultural and historical sites
The Turquoise coast is a haven for history aficionados. Brimming with exceptional and historically significant sites, it is one of the best ways to learn more about Turkey’s rich culture and past. The Temple of Apollo in Didim is a key site to visit, which dates back to the 2nd century AD and was constructed in honour of the Greek god of sun. Visit the temple of Athena and the Byzantine Basilica nearby to soak up more of the atmosphere from this bygone era. Xanthos, the ancient capital of Lycia, is also a must-see. An UNESCO World Heritage site, its fascinating ruins are sure to captivate you, as they did with Alexander the Great.
Sample its local cuisine
There are plenty of chances to sample traditional Turkish cuisine with countless dining options across the coast. Head to 7 Mehmet or Seraser Fine Dining in Antalya to try some local dishes in an authentic setting. Do not miss out on trying the freshest seafood and fish dishes at Kalkan, which are paired expertly with vintage wines at Korsan Fish Terrace. Alternatively, ask your chef to stop by the local market and prepare an authentic feast for you and your guests to enjoy onboard your luxury charter yacht.