Have a delightful sailing holiday in Turkey around The Gulf of Gokova. Bathe in the warm turquoise waters and discover the area’s fascinating history. On this route you will find ancient cities, healing baths and beaches fit for a Queen…
Bodrum – Cökertme – Sehri Ada – Yedi Adalar – Bodrum
2. Kara Ada
3. Cökertme (Cleopatra Island)
4. Sehri Adalari
5. English Harbour (Ingilizi Limani)
6. Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands)
Bodrum – Kara Ada
Begin your trip in the exciting city of Bodrum, the marina here has excellent facilities and the waterfront has some elegant restaurants and cafes. The Castle of St Peter overlooks the sea, and families may be interested in visiting the museum of underwater archaeology.
Kara Ada Island – Cökertme
Kara Ada Island is only six kilometers from Bodrum. There are no settlements on the island but there are coves and beaches to explore. There is a cave on the island that has thermal springs which are said to have healing powers, and the mud here is supposed to be beneficial for the skin.
The Greek Island of Kos is only a few nautical miles south west of Bodrum should sailors decide on a detour to Greece.
Çökertme – Sehir Adalari
At Çökertme you can anchor in front of Captain Ibrahim’s Taverna. Local cuisine is served in the restaurant and this is a sheltered stop over for the night.
Cleopatra Island – English Harbour
The Sehir Adalari is around 20 nautical miles distance from Çökertme. This is a group of three beautiful islands, the most frequently visited being Sedir Island or ‘Cleopatra Island’. The island is named after Cleopatra due to the legend that she and her lover Marc Antony spent time together here.
According to folk lore, the sand on Cleopatra Beach was transported from the Sahara in order to make the beach more comfortable for the queen, and studies of the sand support this myth. It is a lovely swimming spot, and the ancient ruins of Cedrae also lie on the island.
English Harbor – Yedi Adalar
Ingilizi Limani – English Harbour (Degirmen Bükü) has some good anchorages, a couple of restaurants and a supermarket. There are many wonderful sandy beaches amongst the inlets of this bay.
Seven Islands – Bodrum
Sailing to Yedi Adalar or the Seven Islands, the scenery becomes even more spectacular. There are plenty of convenient anchorages all around the islands and Küfre Bay is a safe natural harbor.
The Seven Islands are a perfect location for snorkeling and diving to coral reefs, or swimming in the clear waters. It is also nice to walk through the pine forests that cover the land and take in the wildlife.
Return to Bodrum
Which boat? …
Begin a sailing holiday in Turkey with the charter a Catamaran in Bodrum. It is ideal for a large group vacation. It is stable, comfortable and can reach high speeds. The boat is perfect for exploring the inlets and islands of The Gulf of Gokova, as it is easy to maneuver into secluded beaches and coves. The living areas are spacious and nicely furnished, as well as being family friendly. There is plenty of room on deck to dine, socialize and enjoy the water.