Suggested sailing itinerary from Bodrum
DAY 1 : Embark at Bodrum Marina. Bodrum is a lively resort town with great restaurants and night life.
DAY 2 : Kormen (18nm) Spectacular setting beneath towering mountains. Small ferry harbour with very good fish restaurant right on the quay.
DAY 3 : Yedi Adalari (20nm) Seven Islands run in a chain close to the coast providing sheltered anchorages in a very scenic setting. There are other creeks and anchorages nearby, such as Amazon Creek, perfect for dinner afloat and a night under the stars.
DAY 4 : Degirmen Buku (10nm) A large, indented bay with numerous safe anchorages, such as English Harbour, where British torpedo boats were based during World War II. Find a quiet spot to moor for the night. Two restaurants cater for visiting yachtsmen.
DAY 5 : Lunch stop at Sehir Adalari, home to the famous ‘Cleopatra’s Beach’ – a pure white sand patch that looks out of place amongst its surroundings. Ruins and a small theatre are romantically sited among olive groves. Overnight at Sogut (6nm), a large bay just to the south of the island or Akbuk (7nm) to the north. A friendly restaurant above the jetty provides good food, home-baked flat bread and basic services to the yachtsman.
DAY 6 : Cokertme (18nm) This is a great place to swim with a choice of moorings and restaurants. The village behind is famous for its production of Turkish rugs and carpets. Lively evening at Captain Ibrahim’s.
DAY 7 : Return to Bodrum Marina (20nm).