Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary - Marmaris Route
Because Marmaris is suitable for less experienced and intermediate sailors. You will find 2 very different 1-week routes. Sail where the Eastern culture meets the Western culture.
The clear blue colour of the sea comes from the bright sunshine bouncing off the golden sands and rocks in scenic coves - this is a fabulous part of the world to discover as part of a flotilla holiday.
From Marmaris, an alternating fortnightly route, sail South East to Gocek and Fethiye to explore the fascinating coastline en route.
Whichever route you choose, you can be assured of a warm welcome, a great local cuisine and some fabulous sailing.
Our Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary
Marmaris is a beautiful port city with lots to discover and explore. Our Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary is the perfect sailing experience for everyone with a large number of places to visit and explore.
The easiest way to arrive in Marmaris for the beginning of our Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary is to fly. The closest airport is Dalaman International Airport, which has a large number of flights to and from the UK, other areas of Europe, USA and Australia.
The weather in Marmaris is a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers when the temperature averages between 25c and 34c. The hottest months are July and August. Winter in Marmaris is mild and rainy with average temperatures of between 7c and 15c. The ideal time to complete the Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary is during the summer months.
Mooring during our Western Lycian Sailing Itinerary varies from world class marinas to beautifully secluded moorings in bays and anchorages off beautiful beaches. These moorings and anchorages allow for the best shelter in each area.
Marmaris Route (Caunos Route)
Arrivals in Fethiye – explore the beautiful town and have dinner at a seaside restaurant.
Sarsala Creek – Time to take a swim in the clear waters or just relax in a tree slung hammock before the Punch Party. After savouring the delights at the family run restaurant. You can stock up on local honey.
Cold Water Bay – Enjoy a great sail across the bay then enter the hidden cove that is Cold Water Bay. From here it’s a short walk to the time capsule of an abandoned Greek village or have a refreshing swim in the spring cooled bay.
Tomb Bay – A pleasant reach across Fethiye bay to our evening anchorage. Take a stroll to the Lycian Tombs.
Ekincik – after a refreshing swim, enjoy the panoramic views from the sophisticated restaurant.
Head to Ekincik for a trip up the Dalyan River or sample another of the many beautiful spots around the Gocek Bay area.
Marmaris – visit the bazaar for souvenirs or take a Turkish Bath before our farewell dinner and a chance to compare experiences with new-found friends. Those staying on for another week can head for Kumlu Buku with it’s choice of restaurants, Turunc, popular with watersports enthusiasts, or Gerbeske, site of a Byzantine trading post