Blue Voyage from Marmaris through Fethiye
is very exciting. Ekincik, Koycegiz Harbor, Dalyan, Kaunos, Iztuzu Beach, Delikada, Fethiye Gulf and then from Turunc back to
are the recommended destinations during your voyage. On the way through Ekincik you will see the Karaagac Harbor on the left first. The Harbor and the island (Yilancik) belong to the military zone. Karaagac Harbor hosts lots of great coves.
Ekincik ~ Koycegiz Harbor
Ekincik Gulf hosts lots of coves and the Ekincik Harbor. The coves on the west side of the gulf that mostly the yachts and boats prefer to anchor are Semizce, Kargi and Karacay Coves.
Ekincik is a worldwide famous and special bay covered with pine trees and is located between Marmaris and Dalyan. You may find the Ekincik Cove by passing the Iztuzu Beach by Dalyan. Ekincik is also known as the Kurkculer Village. Ekincik is one of the most preferred blue voyage destinations. With its reputation, you may meet with a world-famous celebrity or movie star at any time in Ekincik. Sting, Dustin Hoffman, Pamela Anderson, Princess Caroline and Prince Charles are some of them.
There are two anchoring points in the Ekincik Harbor. One is across the village and the other one is via the Mine Port-Marina Club. Small boats working between Dalyan-Iztuzu Beach are located here too.
There are many facilities in Ekincik such as hotels, pension, markets, buffets and phone infrastructure. The beach is hundreds of meters long and fascinating. The road from the port leads to the central Koycegiz and to the main road of Mugla-Fethiye. The mining facility on the southeast side of the harbor is used to be serving chrome for import-export business and now is currently belongs to an enterprise serving for the yachts. The facility is very popular with its variety of fish cuisine. Koycegiz is at the northern end of a lake and meets the Mediterranean Sea by a natural channel. This unique environment is preserved as a nature and wildlife sanctuary.
Dalyan ~ Kaunos ~ Iztuzu Beach
A road shaded with aromatic frankincense trees leads to the village of Dalyan on the inland waterway. The maze of channels are easily explored by small boats. High on the cliff face, at a bend in the river, above the fascinating ancient harbor city of Kaunos and the magnificent tombs are carved into the rock. The Dalyan Delta, with a long and golden sandy beach of Iztuzu at its mouth, is a nature conservation area and a refuge for the sea turtles (Caretta Caretta) and the blue crabs.
Delikada is located just across the Iztuzu Beach, on the entrance of Dalyan. Delikada is mostly preferred by the daily boats coming from Marmaris and by the blue voyage yachts. You are able to pass to Iztuzu Beach and Dalyan by the mini taxi boats. Dalyan, Caunos and Mud Bath tours are being organized here. There are few sheltering and mooring coves between Iztuzu and Sarigeme.
Besides Delikada, Asi (Aşı) Cove is another mooring and sheltering are for the yachts. The environment is great. The cove is located between two huge rocky cape. And there is a small island in the cove. The cove is very ideal for swimming and mooring. There is a small quality restaurant at the shore. After passing through the Karaburun, the mountains get lower through Dalaman. The area is called Dalaman Cove. The Baba (Father) Island and The Sarigerme Beach stand just beside the cove. Sarigerme and its beach are very famous. Kilometers of coastline, holiday resorts and five star hotels are very popular. The boats mostly moor in the northeast side of the cove. The sea is very clear and bright. On the hills, there is a remnant of a small tower. Away from the Dalaman Cove, the coastline rise again through the Kapidag Peninsula. The coastline finally ends with the Kurtoglu Cape.
After Kurtoglu Cape, Fethiye Gulf and calm waters welcome you. Fethiye Gulf is a very popular Blue Voyage destination with lots of islands and heaven environment. Fethiye is a popular resort 135 kilometres on the southeast of Marmaris. A hill crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the small harbor. Above the town, ancient city of Telmessos with the numerous Lycian rock tombs salute the visitors.
back to Turunc (Marmaris)
Turunc is a nice coastal village of Marmaris located in a wonderful cove, on the south-southwest of Marmaris. A Turunc trip is highly recommended for the tourists having a holiday in Marmaris. A must see place. 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.