The Carian Coast

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The Carian Coast

The Carian coastline covers a great distance; bordering Ionia in the north and the Lycian Coast in the east.

The stretch between Bodrum and Marmaris is a part of the Carian Coast which is beautiful and exciting with its rich history, blue waters, gloriously small villages, hidden tavernas and picturesque anchorages.

This sailing ground is great for a crew who like to combine culture with off the beaten track tavernas, doesn’t think ruins ‘ruin’ a holiday, love natural beauty and of course enjoys a good sail. So go, get some Turkish delight in your life, and enjoy a sailing holiday in Turkey.

Where can we sail from?

Bodrum (40 minutes from Bodrum airport) – a marina within walking distance of town with modern facilities and easy access to local mini markets.

Marmaris (2 hours from Dalaman airport) – there are two different bases in Marmaris, one within easy walking distance of the promenade and the other in a secluded spot outside of the town.

So, tell me what’s the weather and wind like?

In this area the prevailing wind is from the North – North West with an average of a force 4 in the summer season. In the early and late season, the wind does shift slightly to the West.

The most southerly destination that we offer, Turkey has a longer season than most areas and for crews who want to venture out later in the season this is a destination we recommend.

What is the transit log I keep reading about?

Turkey is the only destination where there is an extra charge for a ‘Transit Log’ in addition to the usual cost of end cleaning, fuel, security deposit plus optional extras; you can expect to pay €100 to €120. The transit log is the yacht papers, which need to be completed for every new charter.

How can I get there?

There are direct flights from London Gatwick to Bodrum with Thomas Cook, Turkish Airlines and EasyJet. You can also fly from London Stanstead and Liverpool with EasyJet.

If flying into Dalaman there are a lot of options; you can fly with EasyJet from London Stanstead, Bristol and Manchester. Fly with Monarch from London Stanstead, Birmingham, London Gatwick and London Luton. Further north Jet2 fly from Leeds Bradford and East Midlands.

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