Now is the best time of year for a Blue Voyage, a special kind of sailing experience along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. From the beautiful bays along the Turkish and "Turkaegean" Riviera you have a breathtaking view of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea.
In the ports where you anchor here, you can enjoy the mild summer evenings with highlights of Turkish cuisine. We have put together the most beautiful routes for you - here you will be gently rocked to sleep under a star-studded sky and when you wake up you will be surrounded by nothing but endless blue...
On to the Turkaegean
The first Blue Itinerary in Türkiye takes us to the Turkaegean. One of the most famous destinations on this route is Bodrum. Gümüşlük, Bitez, Yalıkavak, Aspat, Cennet and Iassos are among the most popular Blue Voyage bays in the Bodrum area, where the inspiration for this travel concept in Turkey was born. After exploring the bays from the water, visit the 15th-century Bodrum Castle and the Museum of Underwater Archeology on land. In addition, Bodrum offers a rich selection of Aegean, Turkish and international delicacies.
Datça Peninsula: A paradise on earth
The next stops on our Blue Voyage from the Aegean to the Mediterranean are Gökova, Datça and Marmaris. The Gulf of Gokova, which stretches between Bodrum and the Datça Peninsula, is very popular with Blue Route travelers. Picturesque bays and islands along the gulf include Orak and Sedir islands, as well as Küfre, Löngöz and Çanak/Ingiliz Limani (English Harbour) bays, Değirmen Bükü, Yedi Adalar Islands (seven islands), Lacivert Bay and the island of Tavsan. Along the coast of the Datça Peninsula, Kurubuk, Palamutbükü, Hayıtbükü, Kızılbuk, Ballıca Bükü, Boynuzcuk and Armonika welcome visitors with numerous bays of all sizes.
You shouldn't miss the extraordinary nature of these bays, which are bathed in lush greenery, nor the enchanting ancient port town of Knidos. On the Marmaris side, you will pass Adaköy, Keçi Adasi goat island, Güvercin and Cennet islands, and Serçe, Bozukkale and Bozburun bays. A shore excursion allows you to visit several historical and cultural sites, including Marmaris Castle and the ancient cities of Physkos and Amos.
Göcek: In the heart of the Blue Voyage
When you approach the Turkish Riviera from the water, the sailing paradise of Göcek greets you from afar. By land you first pass the reed-fringed Dalya River and the ancient city of Kaunos before finally reaching Göcek. The area around Göcek will conquer your heart at the latest after a trip to the bays of Osman Ağa, Boynuz Bükü, Sarsala and Bedri Rahmi as well as to Domuz Island, which are a must on every Blue Cruise in Türkiye. Here you will also find the Baths of Cleopatra (Kleopatra Hamamı), among whose sunken historical ruins opens a diving paradise with colorful underwater life.
Fethiye – where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean – is a popular blue voyage port with its world-class marina. After a dive in the crystal-clear waters of Fethiye, the best way to end your evening is in one of the small bays, permeated by the scent of thyme from the mountains. We lift anchor in Fethiye - we continue to Ölüdeniz, known for its abundance of bays. In Ölüdeniz, the mecca of paragliding in Turkey, you will find a variety of scenic bays including Kumburnu, Gemiler Island, Kabak, Kıdrak, Şövalye (the Knights Island), Samanlık, Kalemya, Akvaryum (the Aquarium Bay) and of course the Valley of the Butterflies with its more than 80 different species of butterflies.
Another unforgettable Blue Itinerary on the coast of Antalya, the capital of the Turkish Riviera, is Kaş, a true Mediterranean jewel. Not least because of the Kaputaş Beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Kaş is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey.
A unique experience is also a Blue Voyage to Kalkan and Kekova: The island of Kekova, which is lined with historical ruins, is one of the places that you should see once in your life. When you set sail from Kaş, the first thing you will encounter is the enchanting Limanağzı Bay. Other stops on this stunning route are Güvercin and Dodecanese Islands, Ufak Dere, İnönü Bay, Aperlai, Yağlıca and Tersane Bays, Aquarium Bay, Üçağız, Kaleköy and Karalos Bay. The big surprise of this trip is the Pirate Cave (Korsan Cave) in Gokkaya Bay, which is only accessible by water!