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Tersane Island

It’s the largest of the islands in the Gulf. Old Greek ruins that have remained after Turkish-Greek population exchange are still to be observed. The island takes its name from a shipyard and you can still get to see the ruins of the watchtower island. Summer and winter bays as named by sailors are usual haunts for day trip boats. Winter bay, accessible through a narrow channel, is one of the shelters from squalls for the yachters.

Yassıcalar

Yassıcalar is an archipelago of several islands, none of which have individual names. These are tiny islands, for which nobody came out to give a name to each. All together, they are called as Yassıcalar. There are no facilities on islands. On the bigger one, there is a lagoon towards its nose which is surrounded by a sandy beach. Tiny as it is, it’s perfectly fit for infants. Here you can also have a go at swimming between the islets, free from fear of drowning. The shortest distance between two islands is only 12 meters. If you can spare half an hour for swimming, you can manage to visit all four islands. You can even walk out to the islands, though in this case you shouldn’t forget to bring your sports shoes with you.

Hamam Bay

This is the bay that no blue voyage yachts or daily tripper boats will pass by without dropping an anchor. Yachts and boats like to spend the night here. Daily tripper boats prefer to serve lunch to their customers in this bay. You will see a monastery next to the pontoon, a portion of which is under water. You can hike into the forest and along the shore. There are several restaurants with wooden pergolas on the shore serving the yachts. If you feel up to it, you can take half an hour walk from Cleopatra Hamam Bay or Yavansu Bay up to the hill, from where you will catch a view of the ancient city of Lydae.

Sarsala Bay

Sarsala Bay is another favorite bay of sailors, by virtue of being a natural bay ideal for swimming and spending the night in. It is an attractive bay with a long stony beach, a wooded valley that runs inland, surrounded by hills covered with pine forests. There is a restaurant and pier at the lovely Sarsala Bay where many yachts get to moor more often than not. You can explore Lycian ruins if you walk up to Taşyaka Bay.

Bedri Rahmi Bay (Taşyaka)

Taşyaka Bay located in northwest of the Tersane Bay owes its fame to renowned painter Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and his friends who visited the island the 1970’s and happened to paint a fish picture on the rock during their trip. Hence the name Bedri Rahmi Bay. There are some old restaurants in the bay and also a pontoon for yachts. Points of attraction around the bay include cold fresh water, a pebble beach decorated with oleanders, a fish drawing painted by Bedri Rahmi and a kite mosaic made by artist Azra Erhat. You will also get to see tombs carved out of rocks on the north side and there is also a fresh cold spring running into the bay, covered by a concrete-like pool figure. The pool calls you out in the hot days. The people who are lucky to find the path to climb up the hill will arrive in Kilisebelen village within half an hour. The panorama here includes Dalaman plain, the airport, Kocagöl and Baba Island is so beautiful.

Gobün Bay

The bay is located south of the Domuz Bay. The entrance to the bay is very narrow, yet it is a long bay surrounded by olive and pine trees. At the far end of the bay you will find some tombs carved out of rocks, as wells as ruins. The bay is visited by blue voyagers and yachts, though it’s not a point of destination for daily tripper boats.

Ağa Port

Ağa Port consists of twin bays which are close to Cape of Kurtoğlu in Gulf of Fethiye and you will enjoy anchoring in these twin bays. It has all the favorable circumstances for having a rest, swimming, fishing and/or hiking. You can follow the soft path about an hour to reach Lydae, which is an antique city of Lycia. The same also takes you to Cleopatra Hamamı known as Manastır Bay, though over a different shoulder.

İztuzu

Dalyan İztuzu Beach is a natural wonder extending over 5400 meters from Radar Hill to Dalyan Bosporus. If you also add Little Beach, located in the west of the strait, together it exceeds 6 kilometers in length. This beach is a natural spawning ground for Caretta-Caretta turtles and transportation is provided with boats to west side and with highway to east side. Both sides have unique characteristics and include separate beach facilities. Dalyanağzı Beach is on the west side and the other is İztuzu Beach. Both beaches are publicly run by Dalyan Municipality. Middle side of the beach is just waiting for you. On account of being a nature reserve as Caretta Caretta turtles’ spawning ground, the beach is closed to public from 8 a.m. to 8 pm and this limitation holds from May thru September. In this period the beach is only accessible to Caretta Caretta turtles and nature protection volunteers at the night time.

Marmaris

Once Herodotus said “It has the most beautiful sky.” for Marmaris. She offers a perfect combination of nature and fun. Located in South Eegean and surrounded by pine trees, it is not only an important tourism resort but also one of the most important yacht centers. Its marina is available to yachters throughout the year. Marmaris harbors a quite a suitable natural port and also, in the Yalancı (Liar) strait, docks for yacht building and maintenance. Mediterranean climate makes swimming possible even in the winter and thanks to high hills surrounding Marmaris is a home to well-known “sweet gum” trees and “plane” trees. You can still encounter virgin bays, thanks to nature being so generous to Marmaris. Bestowed with a rich history, prehistorical bays and tiny islands, Marmaris is awaiting to satisfy your wanderlust. You always have a chance to pick a place in the bays and pines.

Turunç

Turunç is a village located in the eastern of Marmaris’ Bozburun peninsula and surrounded by pine trees and high hills, where the sun constantly shines and wind usually refreshes. Here people can enjoy swimming 7 full months and it is one of the most frequented places of blue voyage trips. In addition to swimming and sun, there are also some other activities to enjoy in Turunç, including Trekking, jeep-safari, diving etc. In the village, you can find all necessary equipment for diving and hire diving instructors.

Bozukkale

Bozburun Peninsula is surrounded by numerous bays of large and small scale, headlands and islands which hide a paradise amongst little grassy hills. This land of the fjords is famous for its bays with their arms embracing Mediterranean Sea. Past Karaburun, the southern tip of the peninsula, Bozukkale is the first bay between the rest of Değirmenburnu and Kaleburun bays. Right to the land is a large gulf between the two capes, surrounded by olive groves and scrub. The surrounding port is called as “BozukBükü” by the sailors. Bozukkale is one of the preferred stations by cruise boats as a shelter from the wind. Water is very clear in this beautiful bay and it has three restaurants

Bozburun

Bozburun is a town located in the north of the Green Island and mostly gulet constructors and managers live in here. It is famous for fish restaurants and also has different and very beautiful restaurants around the harbor and eastern dock. Eastern Dock is the most beautiful place in Bozburun. The front side of the dock is deep water, so that even very big boats could berth in the summer. There are little cute quays and a lovely bar, where you can berth your boat as well. Mornings here are beautiful but especially you should see the sun set. It is utterly a riot of colors. If you have a passion for photography, you won’t possibly keep your eyes from view finder and your finger from shutter button. Bozburun is a town of passion. Many people from abroad or other cities come here to settle and live on happily ever after. Unusual and authentic as it is, it definitely belongs in your bucket list. This small, beautiful and calm town is also the construction site for our wooden gullets.

Dirsekbükü

The last protected bay in the South-west of the Gulf of Hisarönü. It is South of the Cape of Ağıl and extends westward in the shape of a boot. It is protected in every kind of weather but it heaves in the strong north winds. It is a virgin piece of nature. There is neither a road nor a path. The sea bottom is fully sand, so you can anchor in every circumstance. Many boats visit here by virtue of its protected status and clean sea. You should prefer stern-to for the crowd to disembark. Once anchored, you can go into to bay wherever you want. On the south side a cove forms a beach. Mostly fishers and some villagers make breads stay here. The place is protected and beautiful. At the end of the bay there is a facility and also a dock. The south side of the dock has collapsed under the water. However, the other side is available for 14 yachts. Besides, there are some other vaults near the facility. Past the stone baker house, you can reach a restaurant that is overlooking the bay. The view is perfect here. The bottom of the bay, maquis slopes and refreshing weather makes this place so favorable. You can really chill out in this place with its coolish refreshing water.

Selimiye

This place serves as a yacht tourism destination, most notably for people who want to enjoy their retirement in a calm and peaceful environment. Selimiye’s bay resembles a lake, while the bay itself is quite large and protected. The Natural port around this place serves as spawning ground for fish. Major economical activities in Selimiye include bee keeping, olive cultivation, almond growing, animal breeding, fishing and wooden boat construction. There are numerous fountains here with fresh spring water flowing out. Selimiye is a village locality of Marmaris, Muğla and it certainly deserves to be named as the pearl of the Gulf of Hisarönü. In ancient times, the village was named Hydas, thereafter Losta. It’is also named the “Red Village” owing to the splendid color pervading the place during magnificent sunsets. Hydas (Selimiye) is one of the ancient settlements in Bozburun Peninsula next to Loryma, Kaisareia, Kastabos, Erine, and Bybossos and has ruins from Archaic period. There are three castle ruins, one of which is at the highest peak of Selimiye, while the other one is at the peak of Sarıkaya and the last one is at Aşarkale, located in Kızılköy settlement.

Orhaniye

Orhaniye is situated between Babaç and Tülü capes and extends one and half mile to south surrounded by hills covered with pine forests. Including an island off its shore, surrounded by high hills, a forest and greenery, it is a bay to live perpetually without an urge to go to another place. “Castle Island” is located in the middle of the bay. There are some Byzantine castle ruins and walls as well. If you turn westward from the island, the bay rests between the coast and island and offers a perfect and protected spot to anchor. If you wish, you can anchor at 8-10 meters water level and then observe rabbits on the island. Following the coast, you will find Kızkumu which is a highly frequented place in the vicinity. Jeep-safari tours give a break here for their guests to go hiking. Besides, Daily tour boats organize tours to the bays of the Gulf of Hisarönü. Kızkumu, running along to the end of the Orhaniye Bay is a place to walk for people with it 430 meters long shoreline. Orhaniye, dating back to 300 BC in history, consists of Orhaniye Village, Keçibükü and Center Neighborhood. Old Greek village’s previous name was“ KırsaçlıVasil” or shortly “Kırvasil” and has typical Mediterranean characteristics. Apart from Kızkumu, ruins of the antique city of Bybasos and Bayır Waterfall in 8 kilometers reach can also be visited in the vicinity.

Bencik

Bencik Bay is among the most favorite bays in the Gulf of Hisarönü for the yachts, Bencik Port being the narrowest point of Datça Penincula. On one side is Hisarönü and the other side is the Gulf of Gökova. The other name of the port is “Balıkaşıran” as given by local people. Having passed Bencik Port, you can reach the entrance of Bördübet Bay by walking about 20 minutes. A public motel is available next to the Bencik Bay for the travelers to spend the night. Following the port, you end up at the entrance of a 5-star hotel. Bencik bay is utterly a hidden paradise.

Symi

In Greek Mythology, the island is known as King Nireus’s place. Archeological ruins reveal that the island was a settlement from the early times on and testifies its rich history. Spartans, Athenians, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and St. John Knights reigned on the island respectively. In the recent history, island’s rule switched from Ottomans to Italians and then to Greeks. Especially today, the island has become a favorite holiday resort preferred by European tourists and Symi’s legacy is transferred from the past to future generations in an intact form. The island has been home to the Dutch painter for a long time.

Chalki

Chalki is one of the islands of the Dodecanese. The setting is pretty enjoyable with pretty houses scattered around a picturesque harbor side, fishing boats at anchor against a background of rugged mountains. With its pleasant climate and its kind people, a journey to Chalki is to be regarded as no less than a bliss of paradise for the "body and soul" both. Chalki's only settlement, Nimborios, lies around a beautiful, natural harbor of crystal clear water. Its 2 and 3-storey renovated mansions make it unrivalled in beauty amongst the other towns of the island. It is well worth your time to walk through its narrow and lovely streets. While visiting the island, take long walks and discover some of the more than 360 country chapels, the remnants of a medieval castle and Chorio, the island's ancient capital, which lies at the foot of the castle. You will enjoy Chalki's hospitality if you are lucky enough to be there during its festivities. The whole island celebrates with a remarkable passion, and everyone is more than welcome to join in. Every 29th of August, the island's biggest feast, held at the monastery of Ai Giannis, is honored by Chalkians living throughout the world coming back on this particular day to celebrate. Lying just a few miles off the island of Rhodes, this tiny island is perfectly suitable to avoid the hustle and bustle of its larger neighbor. Once a self-sufficient island, it prospered through sponge diving, Chalki is now a quiet island with a promise of relaxation, yet with a room for interesting surprises.

Rodos

Rhodes is situated between Crete and the near east basin of the Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. It is named as the Sun Island or island of light and there are hardly any days when the sun doesn't shine. With its subtropical climate and over 3.000 hours of sun per year you can be assured of a good tan throughout your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece - even Greeks from the mainland come in large numbers to Rhodes for a holiday. Rhodes today offers the visitor an all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activity. The natural beauty of the island, the monuments from her long and often turbulent history, a rodosmopolitan character, as well as the warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes, and an excellent tourist infrastructure boasting the most modern hotels, all combine to captivate visitors. The modern city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands, with about sixty thousand permanent residents. It is the financial and cultural center of the southeastern Aegean and successfully combines a vivid present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean, including the natural surroundings (crystal clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities), the bright sun and last but not least the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves.

Yassıcalar

Yassıcalar is an archipelago of several islands, none of which have individual names. These are tiny islands, for which nobody came out to give a name to each. All together, they are called as Yassıcalar. There are no facilities on islands. On the bigger one, there is a lagoon towards its nose which is surrounded by a sandy beach. Tiny as it is, it’s perfectly fit for infants. Here you can also have a go at swimming between the islets, free from fear of drowning.  The shortest distance between two islands is only 12 meters. If you can spare half an hour for swimming, you can manage to visit all four islands. You can even walk out to the islands, though in this case you shouldn’t forget to bring your sports shoes with you. 

Turunç

Turunç is a village located in the eastern of Marmaris’ Bozburun peninsula and surrounded by pine trees and high hills, where the sun constantly shines and wind usually refreshes. Here people can enjoy swimming 7 full months and it is one of the most frequented places of blue voyage trips. In addition to swimming and sun, there are also some other activities to enjoy in Turunç, including Trekking, jeep-safari, diving etc. In the village, you can find all necessary equipment for diving and hire diving instructors.

Tersane (Shipyard) Island

It’s the largest of the islands in the Gulf. Old Greek ruins that have remained after Turkish-Greek population exchange are still to be observed.  The island takes its name from a shipyard and you can still get to see the ruins of the watchtower island. Summer and winter bays as named by sailors are usual haunts for day trip boats. Winter bay, accessible through a narrow channel, is one of the shelters from squalls for the yachters.

Symi

In Greek Mythology, the island is known as King Nireus’s place. Archeological ruins reveal that the island was a settlement from the early times on and testifies its rich history. Spartans, Athenians, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and St. John Knights reigned on the island respectively. In the recent history, island’s rule switched from Ottomans to Italians and then to Greeks. Especially today, the island has become a favorite holiday resort preferred by European tourists and Symi’s legacy is transferred from the past to future generations in an intact form. The island has been home to the Dutch painter for a long time.

Selimiye

This place serves as a yacht tourism destination, most notably for people who want to enjoy their retirement in a calm and peaceful environment. Selimiye’s bay resembles a lake, while the bay itself is quite large and protected. The Natural port around this place serves as spawning ground for fish. Major economical activities in Selimiye include bee keeping, olive cultivation, almond growing, animal breeding, fishing and wooden boat construction. There are numerous fountains here with fresh spring water flowing out. Selimiye is a village locality of Marmaris, Muğla and it certainly deserves to be named as the pearl of the Gulf of Hisarönü. In ancient times, the village was named Hydas, thereafter Losta. It’is also named the “Red Village” owing to the splendid color pervading the place during magnificent sunsets. Hydas (Selimiye) is one of the ancient settlements in Bozburun Peninsula next to Loryma, Kaisareia, Kastabos, Erine, and Bybossos and has ruins from Archaic period. There are three castle ruins, one of which is at the highest peak of Selimiye, while the other one is at the peak of Sarıkaya and the last one is at Aşarkale, located in Kızılköy settlement.

Sarsala Bay

Sarsala Bay is another favorite bay of sailors, by virtue of being a natural bay ideal for swimming and spending the night in. It is an attractive bay with a long stony beach, a wooded valley that runs inland, surrounded by hills covered with pine forests. There is a restaurant and pier at the lovely Sarsala Bay where many yachts get to moor more often than not. You can explore Lycian ruins if you walk up to Taşyaka Bay.

Rhodes

Rhodes is situated between Crete and the near east basin of the Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. It is named as the Sun Island or island of light and there are hardly any days when the sun doesn't shine. With its subtropical climate and over 3.000 hours of sun per year you can be assured of a good tan throughout your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece - even Greeks from the mainland come in large numbers to Rhodes for a holiday. Rhodes today offers the visitor an all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activity. The natural beauty of the island, the monuments from her long and often turbulent history, a rodosmopolitan character, as well as the warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes, and an excellent tourist infrastructure boasting the most modern hotels, all combine to captivate visitors. The modern city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands, with about sixty thousand permanent residents. It is the financial and cultural center of the southeastern Aegean and successfully combines a vivid present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean, including the natural surroundings (crystal clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities), the bright sun and last but not least the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves.

Orhaniye

Orhaniye is situated between Babaç and Tülü capes and extends one and half mile to south surrounded by hills covered with pine forests. Including an island off its shore, surrounded by high hills, a forest and greenery, it is a bay to live perpetually without an urge to go to another place. “Castle Island” is located in the middle of the bay. There are some Byzantine castle ruins and walls as well. If you turn westward from the island, the bay rests between the coast and island and offers a perfect and protected spot to anchor. If you wish, you can anchor at 8-10 meters water level and then observe rabbits on the island. Following the coast, you will find Kızkumu which is a highly frequented place in the vicinity. Jeep-safari tours give a break here for their guests to go hiking. Besides, Daily tour boats organize tours to the bays of the Gulf of Hisarönü. Kızkumu, running along to the end of the Orhaniye Bay is a place to walk for people with it 430 meters long shoreline. Orhaniye, dating back to 300 BC in history, consists of Orhaniye Village, Keçibükü and Center Neighborhood. Old Greek village’s previous name was“ KırsaçlıVasil” or shortly “Kırvasil” and has typical Mediterranean characteristics. Apart from Kızkumu, ruins of the antique city of Bybasos and Bayır Waterfall in 8 kilometers reach can also be visited in the vicinity.

Marmaris

Once Herodotus said “It has the most beautiful sky.” for Marmaris. She offers a perfect combination of nature and fun. Located in South Eegean and surrounded by pine trees, it is not only an important tourism resort but also one of the most important yacht centers. Its marina is available to yachters throughout the year. Marmaris harbors a quite a suitable natural port and also, in the Yalancı (Liar) strait, docks for yacht building and maintenance. Mediterranean climate makes swimming possible even in the winter and thanks to high hills surrounding Marmaris is a home to well-known “sweet gum” trees and “plane” trees. You can still encounter virgin bays, thanks to nature being so generous to Marmaris. Bestowed with a rich history, prehistorical bays and tiny islands, Marmaris is awaiting to satisfy your wanderlust. You always have a chance to pick a place in the bays and pines.

İztuzu

Dalyan İztuzu Beach is a natural wonder extending over 5400 meters from Radar Hill to Dalyan Bosporus. If you also add Little Beach, located in the west of the strait, together it exceeds 6 kilometers in length. This beach is a natural spawning ground for Caretta-Caretta turtles and transportation is provided with boats to west side and with highway to east side. Both sides have unique characteristics and include separate beach facilities. Dalyanağzı Beach is on the west side and the other is İztuzu Beach. Both beaches are publicly run by Dalyan Municipality. Middle side of the beach is just waiting for you. On account of being a nature reserve as Caretta Caretta turtles’ spawning ground, the beach is closed to public from 8 a.m. to 8 pm and this limitation holds from May thru September. In this period the beach is only accessible to Caretta Caretta turtles and nature protection volunteers at the night time.

Hamam Bay

This is the bay that no blue voyage yachts or daily tripper boats will pass by without dropping an anchor. Yachts and boats like to spend the night here. Daily tripper boats prefer to serve lunch to their customers in this bay. You will see a monastery next to the pontoon, a portion of which is under water. You can hike into the forest and along the shore. There are several restaurants with wooden pergolas on the shore serving the yachts. If you feel up to it, you can take half an hour walk from Cleopatra Hamam Bay or Yavansu Bay up to the hill, from where you will catch a view of the ancient city of Lydae.

Chalki

Chalki is one of the islands of the Dodecanese. The setting is pretty enjoyable with pretty houses scattered around a picturesque harbor side, fishing boats at anchor against a background of rugged mountains. With its pleasant climate and its kind people, a journey to Chalki is to be regarded as no less than a bliss of paradise for the "body and soul" both. Chalki's only settlement, Nimborios, lies around a beautiful, natural harbor of crystal clear water. Its 2 and 3-storey renovated mansions make it unrivalled in beauty amongst the other towns of the island. It is well worth your time to walk through its narrow and lovely streets. While visiting the island, take long walks and discover some of the more than 360 country chapels, the remnants of a medieval castle and Chorio, the island's ancient capital, which lies at the foot of the castle. You will enjoy Chalki's hospitality if you are lucky enough to be there during its festivities. The whole island celebrates with a remarkable passion, and everyone is more than welcome to join in. Every 29th of August, the island's biggest feast, held at the monastery of Ai Giannis, is honored by Chalkians living throughout the world coming back on this particular day to celebrate. Lying just a few miles off the island of Rhodes, this tiny island is perfectly suitable to avoid the hustle and bustle of its larger neighbor. Once a self-sufficient island, it prospered through sponge diving, Chalki is now a quiet island with a promise of relaxation, yet with a room for interesting surprises.

Göbün Bay

The bay is located south of the Domuz Bay. The entrance to the bay is very narrow, yet it is a long bay surrounded by olive and pine trees. At the far end of the bay you will find some tombs carved out of rocks, as wells as ruins. The bay is visited by blue voyagers and yachts, though it’s not a point of destination for daily tripper boats.

Dirsekbükü

The last protected bay in the South-west of the Gulf of Hisarönü. It is South of the Cape of Ağıl and extends westward in the shape of a boot. It is protected in every kind of weather but it heaves in the strong north winds. It is a virgin piece of nature. There is neither a road nor a path. The sea bottom is fully sand, so you can anchor in every circumstance. Many boats visit here by virtue of its protected status and clean sea. You should prefer stern-to for the crowd to disembark. Once anchored, you can go into to bay wherever you want. On the south side a cove forms a beach. Mostly fishers and some villagers make breads stay here. The place is protected and beautiful. At the end of the bay there is a facility and also a dock. The south side of the dock has collapsed under the water. However, the other side is available for 14 yachts. Besides, there are some other vaults near the facility. Past the stone baker house, you can reach a restaurant that is overlooking the bay. The view is perfect here. The bottom of the bay, maquis slopes and refreshing weather makes this place so favorable. You can really chill out in this place with its coolish refreshing water.  

Bozukkale

Bozburun Peninsula is surrounded by numerous bays of large and small scale, headlands and islands which hide a paradise amongst little grassy hills. This land of the fjords is famous for its bays with their arms embracing Mediterranean Sea. Past Karaburun, the southern tip of the peninsula, Bozukkale is the first bay between the rest of Değirmenburnu and Kaleburun bays. Right to the land is a large gulf between the two capes, surrounded by olive groves and scrub. The surrounding port is called as “BozukBükü” by the sailors. Bozukkale is one of the preferred stations by cruise boats as a shelter from the wind. Water is very clear in this beautiful bay and it has three restaurants.

Bozburun

Bozburun is a town located in the north of the Green Island and mostly gulet constructors and managers live in here. It is famous for fish restaurants and also has different and very beautiful restaurants around the harbor and eastern dock. Eastern Dock is the most beautiful place in Bozburun. The front side of the dock is deep water, so that even very big boats could berth in the summer. There are little cute quays and a lovely bar, where you can berth your boat as well. Mornings here are beautiful but especially you should see the sun set. It is utterly a riot of colors. If you have a passion for photography, you won’t possibly keep your eyes from view finder and your finger from shutter button. Bozburun is a town of passion. Many people from abroad or other cities come here to settle and live on happily ever after. Unusual and authentic as it is, it definitely belongs in your bucket list. This small, beautiful and calm town is also the construction site for our wooden gullets.

Bencik Bay

Bencik Bay is among the most favorite bays in the Gulf of Hisarönü for the yachts, Bencik Port being the narrowest point of Datça Penincula. On one side is Hisarönü and the other side is the Gulf of Gökova. The other name of the port is “Balıkaşıran” as given by local people. Having passed Bencik Port, you can reach the entrance of Bördübet Bay by walking about 20 minutes. A public motel is available next to the Bencik Bay for the travelers to spend the night. Following the port, you end up at the entrance of a 5-star hotel. Bencik bay is utterly a hidden paradise.

Bedri Rahmi Bay (Taşyaka)

Taşyaka Bay located in northwest of the Tersane Bay owes its fame to renowned painter Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and his friends who visited the island the 1970’s and happened to paint a fish picture on the rock during their trip. Hence the name Bedri Rahmi Bay. There are some old restaurants in the bay and also a pontoon for yachts. Points of attraction around the bay include cold fresh water, a pebble beach decorated with oleanders, a fish drawing painted by Bedri Rahmi and a kite mosaic made by artist Azra Erhat. You will also get to see tombs carved out of rocks on the north side and there is also a fresh cold spring running into the bay, covered by a concrete-like pool figure. The pool calls you out in the hot days. The people who are lucky to find the path to climb up the hill will arrive in Kilisebelen village within half an hour. The panorama here includes Dalaman plain, the airport, Kocagöl and Baba Island is so beautiful.

Ağa Port

Ağa Port consists of twin bays which are close to Cape of Kurtoğlu in Gulf of Fethiye and you will enjoy anchoring in these twin bays. It has all the favorable circumstances for having a rest, swimming, fishing and/or hiking. You can follow the soft path about an hour to reach Lydae, which is an antique city of Lycia. The same also takes you to Cleopatra Hamamı known as Manastır Bay, though over a different shoulder.

Fethiye

Fethiye is a natural harbor city in the western Mediterranean. It's a very popular holiday center with its magnificent natural beauty and ancient Lycian towns. Ölüdeniz (Dead Sea/Blue Lagoon) is considered the most beautiful beach in Turkey, and it is a popular place to start a blue voyage yacht cruise. If all places and all seas were known by a color, Fethiye’s color would be turquoise. The word turquoise, a blue that has more than a hint of green, comes from the blue used in the Turkish tile work. The most beautiful shade of the color blue came and settled on the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Towards evening, around sunset, you catch such a wonderful turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong and if you say it is green it is not that either but both together. It is difficult to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt!

Gemiler Island

Superb location in the north of Gemiler Island.

Island extending half a mile toward east-west direction has a land at its 250 meters parallel across. This deep canal creates an available port to stern-to for boats. The western side of the island is very busy in the summer with boat trips. This field is crowded. East side or its against side are quieter. Island is located on the ruins of Lycian and Byzantine period ruins and Byzantine period. Houses, church, a bath near the sea... View of the island is very beautiful both on the island and the sea. The view of the vast sea has a unique seen from the path passes through the ancient ruins

Houses, baths and traces of this period of life located in the island's north coast, create a completely different atmosphere. Collapsed dock and its ruins move to the bottom of the boats. Especially in the summer, the bay has a different atmosphere and in the summer, water sports boats, boats selling food and drinks and intensity of the daily trips can distract you.

Therefore, the bay might be peacefully outside 10:30 to 17:30 hours. This beautiful place is packed with examples of how the busy living was there with difficult conditions in the previous century...

Kaleköy

Kekova Island, our country’s largest island on the Mediterranean Coast, extends parallel to the coast off of Teke Peninsula

Kekova Island faces with Mediterranean's vast mountains and terrific bays this provided occurrence of a dead sea. There is a abscissa part of the Byzantine Church on the Kekova Island and Tersane Bay. Entire coast from Tersane Island to Kekova Island's entire coast overlooking the Kaleköy is full of ruins of a sunken castle and it is a unique area for lovers of underwater archeology.

Kaleköy (Simena) located in right across of a sunken city is a typical settlement in this region. Typical castle, rock cut tombs, temple ruins in the castle, the smallest rock cut theatre of Lycia region and sarcophagus behind the castle became symbols of the region. Antique homes with a large portion of their walls still exist in Kaleköy. Ruins of the bath are on the coast which was given as a gift to Emperor Titus by Aperlai people, their council and other cities. Its inscription is a living temple of the Roman period.

After passing Kaleköy, you will meet Üç Ağız. Its ancient name is Theimussa and ruins of this old settlement is at east of the village. Many Lycia type Roman period sarcophagus is on the coast.

Kelebekler Vadisi (Butterfly Valley)

Located on the green, isolated valley between the deep canyon walls of Mount Babadağ, Butterfly Valley extends to a pebble beach. This triangle shaped valley ends with a waterfall pouring off the mountain. The private beach area and the beautiful blue waters of Aegean Sea can be enjoyed at Kelebekler Vadisi. With 80 different species of butterflies, the valley creates a unique atmosphere.

Liman Ağzı

Go out by boat from the port of Kaş, then take the right side to Meis Island and when you turn to opposite direction, you will meet a marvelous cove called Limanağzı, consists of three small bays. This place starts from Hisarönü that is in  Fethiye-Öludeniz-Ovacik triangle and extends to Antalya and also a rare stopping place of Lycian Way trail that is outside of the current land traffic and has 509 kilometers in lengths connects antique cities and awesome natural beauties.

Ölüdeniz (Blue Lagoon/Dead Sea)

Ölüdeniz, as its name is like a stagnant lake. The shores of stormy waves grappled Belceğiz, just flapping occurs at Ölüdeniz. Ölüdeniz is described as blessing of God to the Earth. Walking on the beach and watching the stunning views of the Ölüdeniz. Ölüdeniz is as simply magic! With the lush pine forest stretching to the shore, green, blue and purple shades are available in the sunset days. If you dare to parachute from the peak of 1975 meters altitude in the Babadağı, you might be able to watch the world's most breathtaking scenery. Many tourist facilities, restaurants and shopping center make Ölüdeniz a hot tourist destination.

Patara

The archaeological monuments are numerous and interesting in Patara and also ideal for beach lovers. Fine sandy beach has 22 kilometers in length and provides a suitable environment for all kinds of sand sports. Patara Beach was declared as a conservation area, because here is Caretta caretta turtles’ reproduction area. In the region, caretta protection measures for the continuation of the ecological environment of turtles in the growth period are applied meticulously.

Region is famous with sands resembles the desert, crystal clear sea and pine forests and hides many surprises within itself. But a large part of the ancient city is hidden beneath sands that winds carry those sands from place to place. To prevent sand transport a project was developed and acacia trees and plant species planted. These are adding distinctive beauties to region and dark pink flowering oleanders and pine trees provide integrity. Residential area in Patara, Gelemis Village is located 2 kilometers below the ancient city. Wide, long sandy beaches have a wild wind and the waves of the sea is not at all lacking.

Patara sand structure is quite interesting. Thousands of years ago the clean sea of sand cure indicator that a kind of micro-organisms on product sands, pain and get rid of the pain. The sea in Patara is one of the few clean seas in Mediterranean and in here, waves create a whirlpool effect and you will be tired due to swim. Sand structure of Patara is interesting. Sands which are the production of a kind of micro-organism provide to get rid of pains in the body after the sand cure.

The other surprise of Patara is riding horse at the beach. Price of riding horse in the beach is about 25 dollars per hour. Trips start with cicerone at 6 or 7 a.m. with a group contains 5-8 people. Meek horses are open to orientation of participants.

Turunç Pınarı Bay

It is a bay hidden in southeast of Cape of Şahin, which is located in eastern side of the Gulf of the Fethiye Bay and is lined with pine trees.

Water in the bay is deep and end of the bay has a very beautiful beach. In this area there is also a beautiful resort is between in gardens and trees. Westerly breeze is not too effective in the bay, because swell prevents the wind. The sea is very clean. In front of the beach which is between many plants there is a floating pier. Its capacity is 15 boats. A restaurant resembles a large picnic area and water sports center are in there as well.

Balinese massage is performed in pergolas which are in the lush gardens. There is a spring in walnut trees that gives its name to bay.

DISTANCE TABLE BETWEEN PORTS

As sea mile

KUŞADASI                      
65 GÜLLÜK                    
84 46 BODRUM                  
128 90 44 DATÇA                
156 124 90 46 MARMARİS              
184 152 118 90 50 FETHİYE            
194 162 128 112 66 45 KALKAN          
212 180 146 130 84 56 18 KAŞ        
230 198 164 148 102 74 38 18 KEKOVA      
245 213 179 161 115 88 53 35 20 FİNİKE    
276 244 210 194 148 119 91 73 58 44 KEMER  
296 264 230 214 165 139 111 83 70 57 20 ANTALYA