Secrets of Turkey’s Coast by Luxury Catamaran


Journey Anatolia offers an seven-night catamaran sailing holiday set around the coast near Bodrum in Turkey’s southwest taking in turquoise seas, secluded bays, unspoilt fishing hamlets and colourful coastal towns and villages.

Holidaymakers have the choice of also visiting a few Greek islands as part of their itinerary, including Kos, Nisiros and Symi.

The catamaran is hired with or without a skipper so that travellers have the choice of sailing the vessel themselves.

Explore Turkey in the best possible style by sailing to some of the lesser-known destinations of the Turkish coastline and combining it with some Greek island hopping for a more rounded experience of the local Mediterranean.

Highlights of the week-long itinerary include the lively town of Bodrum with its restaurants, bars and bustling market stalls, Datca a holiday spot known for its nightlife, the ruins at Knidos, the ancient city of Loryma, the volcano at Nisyros, the old medieval town of Kos, the dramatic inlet at Kalymnos as well as leisurely anchoring at idyllic, unspoilt bays and the chance to enjoy lush sunsets followed by stargazing in clear skies.

Offering exciting and predictable sailing conditions, this region of Turkey enjoys cloudless blue skies and pleasant warm weather from April through to November. The mornings bring a light and variable breeze which builds up to a force 3-5 northwesterly wind every afternoon which fades as the sun goes down to provide calm and peaceful nights at anchor.

For bareboat charter of a six-bed 385 deluxe catamaran prices start at £1800 not including flights, transfers, food & drink and diesel. A skipper can be provided for an extra £130 per day and a hostess for £60 per day.