Яхтинг в Турции: побережье между городами Каш и Анталья
(Залив Кекова - Финике -Анталийский залив)

The COAST of LIGHT


The coast between Kas and Antalya
(5-7 days)

Kas lies wedged between mountains and sea. Kas, once ancient Antiphellus, still exhibits a few remains of the old settlement. An ancient theatre on the peninsula is within walking distance of the town. Not very far from Kas the oldest shipwreck ever known, Uluburun, has been excavated by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.

GULF OF KEKOVA

Kekova, "the home of the sun" for some, "the island of the partridges" for others, is an island, as well as the name of a whole ensemble of picturesque islands, numerous bays and ancient cities. These bays provide natural harbors in all seasons, and yachtsmen particularly enjoy exploring the unspoiled landscapes. Along the northern shore of Kekova Island, earthquakes have disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water, creating a sunken city. Kalekoy Castle (ancient Simena) offers a bird's-eye view of the bays, inlets, islands and colorful yachts, sailing peacefully on the glassy water. Kekova provides an incredible setting with blue skies, orange sunsets, starry nights, playful dolphins, mythological mysteries, and the sparkling sea, all set in peace and tranquility.

FINIKE AREA

At Demre (Kale), the ancient Myra (25 km west of Finike), many splendidly carved rock tombs overlook the magnificent Roman theatre. You can also visit the tomb of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) who was the bishop of this Mediterranean city during the fourth century and died here in 342. An official entry port, Finike is surrounded by citrus trees and gardens.

GULF OF ANTALYA

Slipping around the Kirlangic Peninsula brings you into the Gulf of Antalya. The first site you come to is the ancient city of Olympos, on the southern side of Mt. Tahtali (Mt. Olympos), which you can approach by land as well as by sea and where you can visit the eternal fires (Chimarea)

Alexander the Great's favorite winter resort was at Phaselis, the famous ancient commercial harbor north of Olympos. From the south of the harbor, look up at Mt. Tahtali for a spectacular view. Sail on to Kemer, a resort town carefully designed to blend in with the surrounding scenery, that offers an ideal environment for a wonderful holiday. The fully equipped Kemer Turban Marina has all the facilities a yachtsmen can need. With the boat taken care of he/she can enjoy the unspoiled bays and beaches south of the town. Shoppers will delight at the wonderful range of high-quality souvenirs. April is the month of the colorful Kemer Carnival. Also in the spring are the yacht races between Kemer and Girne in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Sailing around this coast towards Antalya will give you a glimpse of some of Turkey's most modern and luxurious holiday villages. The ancient Attaleia, named after King Attalus II of Pergamon, Antalya was founded in the 2nd century B.C.. Today palm-lined boulevards, beautiful parks, historical buildings, monuments, museums and the picturesque old quarter Kaleici (with the Kaleici Turban and Leisure Center which has won several awards), is considered one of the most beautiful marinas in Turkey; Setur Marina, the other marina in Antalya, is, on the other hand, quiet and peaceful.

The coast between KUSADASI and BODRUM: Saint JOHN'S HERITAGE
The coast between BODRUM and MARMARIS: the "TURQUOISE COAST"
The coast between MARMARIS and FETHIYE
The coast between FETHIYE and KAS
The coast between KAS and ANTALYA: the "COAST OF LIGHT"