Sailing the Carian Coast from Marmaris

If you are looking for sunny skies, turquoise waters and tranquil bays then the southern coast of Turkey is definitely for you. Home to traditional Turkish villages, uninhabited islands and striking coves, this is a very popular area for those who like to combine splendid sailing with captivating culture. You will find numerous exciting places to explore as you sail from our base in Marmaris, passing astonishing ruins and stopping in sheltered anchorages.

The Carian Coast from Marmaris, is very rich in history. Ancient ruins take centre stage at several ports. The sailing area here is great for crews who like to combine amazing culture with natural beauty… and of course a great sail.

What’s the weather like?

You will find that Turkey is warm and sunny for a much longer period than a lot of our other destinations. A great sailing ground for early or late in the season (with average temperatures well over 25°C even in May and October). The prevailing wind along the Carian coast blows from North-North West, with an average of force 4 in the summer. In early and late season this shifts direction slightly to the west.

Beautiful bays..

There are hundreds of small islands and inlets that offer lovely anchorages with stunning views. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are covered in white sand. If you need to shake off those sea legs, these places are ideal for a snorkelling trip or a peaceful walking trail! Many of the stops here have gorgeous walks and hiking trails that will lead you through ancient ruins and to hill tops with incredible views of this striking coast.