Our Carian Coast base is in the well equipped Turgutreis Marina situated in the furthest west points of Bodrum Peninsula between the Güllük and Gökova gulfs. Sat where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean, this modern marina is equipped with plenty of on shore activities and Turgutreis Town is only a short stroll away for last minute provisioning.
Turgutreis is perfectly placed to explore both the Gulf of Gulluk to the north and the Gulf of Gökova to the south. Head north and discover the ancient city of Iassos. Dating back to the Bronze Age, this archeological site remains largely intact. Nearby Gumusluk, meaning 'place of silver', is an enchanting little harbor 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 harbor to explore the sunken city of Myndus.
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. Tour the medieval castle that serves as the focal point of the bustling harbor. Choose a waterside restaurant to watch the boats dancing in the harbor and enjoy a fine seafood meal.
Head southeast down to Amazon Creek, a lovely narrow bay lined with pine trees offering shelter from the Meltemi 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.
Sail to the south of the Gulf of Gokova around the Datca peninsular to popular, little Datca town. The island is joined to the mainland by a thin causeway splits the harbor into north and south and due to its popularity in the height of summer it's a good idea to get there early. The town offers restaurants, bars, and shops, with buses running regularly into Marmaris.
At the far east of the Gulf of Hisaronu lays Orhaniye, a picturesque bay with a modern marina. The village of Orhaniye is about a mile and a half inland and well worth the walk for a view of traditional Turkish village life. The small island in the middle of the bay is home to a ruined fort and a climb to the summit provides a beautiful panoramic view.