THE CARIAN COAST
Turgutreis Marina is situated in the furthest west points of Bodrum Peninsula between the Güllük and Gökova gulfs. This modern marina is equipped with plenty of on shore activities and Turgutreis Town is only a short stroll away for last minute provisioning or your first spot of sight seeing. Before you cast off enjoy a traditional meal at one of the many restaurants and bars, or pick up a few souvenirs before your leave for home. Take advantage of one of the beautiful local beaches at Aspat, Akyarlar or Huseyin Feneri before you head out to explore the coastline, or relax for a few hours on your return.
Turgutreis is perfectly placed to explore both the Gulf of Gulluk to the north and the Gulf of Gokova to the south. Head north and discover the ancient city of Iassos. Dating back to the Bronze Age, this archeological site remains largely intact and every year an Italian teams arrives to dig down a little further! Nearby Gumusluk, meaning ‘place of silver’, is an enchanted little harbour offering great shelter for a lovely evening. During Summer, wade across to Rabbit Island for a dramatic sunset view over Kalimnos. Famed for its waterfront restaurants, head away from the harbour to explore the sunken city of Myndus.
Sailing out into the Gulf of Gokova, Bodrum is one of the biggest attractions in the local area. A hive of activity all year round, this town has something for everyone and more. Buzzing nightlife, fantastic shopping, stunning scenery and historical buildings all mingle together to absorbing the unique Bodrum atmosphere. Spend the day pounding the streets and the dance the nights away under a clear starry sky.
Head southeast down to Amazon Creek, a lovely narrow bay lined with pine trees offering shelter from the Meltem winds. As you sail up the creek, picturesque bays line either side ideal for lunchtime stops. A short stroll or dinghy ride from your mooring will take you to the local campsite with freshwater pool and small provisioning store.