Bodrum, a modern bustling city with a historic flair and a popular starting point for yacht charter cruises in Turkey, was built on the ruins of a settlement of the Greeks and is considered one of the oldest Turkish coastal towns. Today, the yacht charter destination Bodrum, sometimes called "St. Topez of Turkey" refers to an attractive meeting place for an upscale clientele and exclusive vacationers as well as a center for everything that swims – yachts, fishing boats, excursion boats. The popular Gulets go from here to their "Blue Voyage" – often one way to Marmaris. Yacht Charter Bodrum crews, while shopping in town and the bazaar, will be spoiled by the choice between more than a thousand shops for gold, carpets, clothing, etc. – and the start of their Yacht Charter Bodrum-trip, they can test extensively the restaurant scene or enjoy nightlife. Tourist highlights that are worth a visit: the Castle of St Peter, a Crusader castle, which has been preserved almost original – it is also a museum with exhibits that are partly several thousand years old.
The yacht charter bases in Bodrum bases are located in three different yacht charter marinas: Marina Milta located right in town, the Turgutreis Marina, just outside towards the western side, and the Palmarina, former Port Bodrum Yalikavak Marina, a bit further away on the Bodrum peninsula. All yacht charter companies in Bodrum also arrange transfers.
The yacht charter Bodrum Milta Marina is lying in the big natural harbour bay, dominated by the old fort. The infrastructure offers everything yacht charter crew might desire. The marina is considered one of the best in Europe – it offers restrooms, laundry and supermarket and of course, several restaurants and bars – the galley of the yacht charter Bodrum crews should better stay cold – as well as designer boutiques. The picturesque streets and the seafront promenade with palm trees invite to an extended walk.
The modern Turgutreis Marina in the small town with the same name in the west of the Bodrum Peninsula was reopened in 2002. It is named after the famous TUrkish admiral Turgut Reis. From here, yacht charter Bodrum crews can enjoy a magnificent panorama: with a small archipelago of several islands just off the coast – and on the horizon the islands of the Dodecanese Kalymnos and Leros. Picturesque bays and nice places right near the yacht charter destination Bodrum: the nice town of Torba in a sheltered bay with clear water and shallow beaches, in the north the bay of Göltürkbükü with small wooden docks and beach clubs, popular with crews of luxury yachts – and Gumusluk, a fishing village that is popular for its fish restaurants. Gumusluk is built on the ruins of ancient Myndos. About the "king’s path", built by King Maussolos, you can wade from to Bunny Island.
Setting off from Bodrum you can sail the Gulf of Mandalay and visit fishermen villages and ancient sites. The Gulf of Gökova extends far into the East. In the Gulf of Hisaronü and on the Peninsula of Datca are lots of secluded fishing harbours, almost entirely untouched by tourism. Off Knidos, the old ruin town you can ride at anchor directly opposite old settlements and ruins.
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