is a wonderful route for Blue Voyage travellers. After getting out from Marmaris, Paradise (Cennet) Island, the coves of Turunc, Kumlubuk and Ciflik are the first nice locations. The Paradise Island, Turunc Bay, Kumlubuk, Ciftlik Cove, Bozukkale, Serce Bay, Bencik Cove, Palamutbuku, Cape Buzburun, Datca, Knidos and Bodrum Coves
are the recommended destinations during your voyage.
Paradise (Cennet) Island
Paradise Island is a peninsula all covered with forests. It is on an half an hour journey from Marmaris. It is another pit stop for the daily boat trip guests. There are also pensions and restaurants as well. It is considered as a wonderful swimming and entertainment area.
Turunc is a nice coastal village of
located in a wonderful cove, on the south-southwest of Marmaris. Being an old fisherman village, Turunc, is also a very popular pit-stop for the yachts and blue voyagers. You may see lots of anchored yachts and boats in the night and the restaurants are full of visitors. The Turunc Cove has a blue flag which means the beaches and the sea are in great condition, has infrastructure for the yachts and clean.
Kumlubuk is on the south-southwest of Marmaris and comes after Turunc. Kumlubuk is famous with its nice sandy beach and fish restaurants. The region has an outstanding landscape. Kumlubuk coasts and hills have one of the best tracks for hiking and ecological tourism. The Kadirga Cove is also a nice place for a pit stop between Turunc and Kumlubuk.
Ciftlik is famous with its sandy beach. The big sands are very rare in and around Marmaris coves. The sea is always bright in Ciflik and the beach covers the whole cove. The cove is a popular pit stop of the daily boat tours. The beach is becoming crowded with the daily boat visitors. The Ciftlik Cove is the only cove around that has a beach.
Bozukkale ~ Serce Bay
Boats sailing from Ciftlik through Bozburun always prefer to have a swimming and lunch break in the Serce Bay. There is a small market and a restaurant on the coast of Serce Bay. Along the way through Bozburun you will come across to another wonderful cove, the Pirate Cove. The sea is very clean, calm and bright there. You are now in Bozukkale. Bozukkale harbour is very popular for the blue voyage yachts and boats with its protective area. On the hills you may see the remnants of the ancient city of Loryma. There are shops, restaurants and a port for mooring on the coast.
The Bencik Cove is a big and very popular bay for the blue voyage yachts and boats. It contains lots of coves. The coast is very suitable for hiking and the sea is great. There is an island at the entrance of the bay, called "Dislice Island". The daily boat trippers mostly stop by the island and have a swimming break.
Palamutbuku ~ Bozburun
Bozburun is a cape located on the far end on the southwest of Marmaris. The region is quite barren related to the other regions in Marmaris. There are few hotels, pensions and fish restaurants. Bozburun is well know with the boat workshops as the very popular Gulets are made here. There are lots of workshops for building boats. Bozburun hosts lots of calm coves around to be discover and moor by boats and yachts.
After heading through Bozburun, you may continue your way through Knidos. On the way to Knidos, you may stop by the coves on the Hisaronu Gulf as well.
Datca ~ Knidos
Datca is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The heaven nature, the barren coves and the very clean sea are the valuables of Datca. There are 52 wonderful coves around the peninsula. The Datca Peninsula offers a natural boundary between the Aegean Sea, the Gokova Gulf on the north and the Mediterranean Sea, the Hisaronu Gulf on the south. The Kargi Cove just across Datca is another small cove that mostly preferred for swimming. The cove is like a pool and the sea is fascinating. After you pass through the Ince Cape, you are now just so close to Knidos. But before arriving to Knidos, a lunch break in the quality restaurants of Palamut Buku is highly recommended. Palamut Buku is a nice cove with quality restaurants and a long wonderful beach.
Knidos is one of the best promenade area of the region where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea meet. Knidos has a artificial formation of in and out harbours. The city spread by a four kilometres of city walls. Knidos has two theatres with the capacity of 20.000 and 5.000 people. The sea is clean and the panorama is outstanding in the region. It is recommended to visit Knidos on the sunset time. Yachts mostly prefer to anchor to the inside harbour, the biggest of the two harbours. Blue voyagers mostly prefer to go land and walk by the remnants of the ancient city of Knidos and watch the sunset at the Temple of Aphrodite.
After Knidos you may continue the voyage till Bodrum on the wonderful sea.
Bodrum is described as "the Land of the Eternal Blue" by Homeros. An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum's dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet. Bodrum is world wide famous, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront as the elegant yachts crowd the marina. No far from the town, you can swim in clear, tideless and warm seas. Underwater environment is really fascinating.