Fethiye & Ölüdeniz 36° 37’ 48” N - 29° 05’ 97” E
Fethiye is a pretty town at the hillsides of the Mount Mendos, the part of the Toros Mountain chains, and surrounds the bay that it has given its name to. The high mountain range formed by rises and falls of the crust during the Tertiary Geological Period, and hundreds of bays lying at the mountainside seem to embrace each other along the Fethiye shore line.
Ölüdeniz consists of two parts: First part is Belcekız or Belceğiz which lies very long through the bay to the lagoon. This part is the wavy part of Ölüdeniz. The second part is the real Ölüdeniz with the lagoon inside. This part is the calm and shallow part.
Göcek 36° 45’ 19” N - 28° 56’ 4” E
Gocek is a small town in Fethiye district in Muğla Province, Turkey. Göcek hosts five significant marinas that serve the yacht tourism in the region. A prominent characteristic of the town is the fact that it harbors islands and coves located in a large and secluded bay. Due to its location, it naturally enjoys a high potential for yacht tourism.
Ekincik 36° 49’ 3” N - 28° 33’ 4” E
This bay is to the north of the port of Köyceğiz and stretches to the north west of Kızıl Burun and is surrounded by the mountains and forests of Karaçay Burun and Liman Burun. When approaching by night, the bay can easily be entered using the lighthouse on Delik Island and the lighthouse on Karaçay Burun. You can anchor anywhere along the shore
or if you can find a space you can anchor at the lighthouse opposite the bay. Both of these spots offer safe and useful anchorage possibilities. Ekincik Bay is the best place to leave your boat to go to Dalyan. You can reach Dalyan by motor boat from Ekincik bay.
Kumlubük 36° 45’ N - 28° 16’ E
Passing through Turunç the distance from Marmaris is 26 kilometres. It has become reknowned for the clean sea, beautiful sand and the richness of nature in its surroundings. The cave found by taking a walk to the southeast especially surprises everybody. It is believed that this cave was stage to the first settlement 5,000 years ago. The entrance is 4 metres. Inside
there are galleries, stalactites and stalagmites. When it was first discovered no scientific research had been carried out and as it has not been registered it has not been shown in any publication. There are restaurants and accommodation available to please those staying at Kumlubük.
Kadırga 36° 44’ 2” N - 28° 17’ 8” E
Kadırga village is an unspoilt region of the Helenistic era where a sunken ship lies. The underwater amphora admired by divers especially evoke stories washed away by this sea. The bay named Çaycağız is the furthest away from Marmaris opposite the Kadırga Lighthouse.
As the chill of the wind’s murmurs accompanies the rocky shadows at night, the day brings a transparent light shining on the morays hiding amongst the amphoras.
Bozburun 36° 41’ 5” N - 28° 02’ 55” E
The distance between Marmaris and Bozburun passing through Hisarönü and Selimiye is 52 kilometres. The population is more than 2,000. The village of Bozburun is situated on the tip of the peninsula. It is one of the unspoilt areas in the surroundings of Marmaris. There is a small but charming harbour. It is an important place of call for the Blue Voyage boats. The motels, pensions and restaurants offer
a very good service. The sea is clean and it is surrounded by coves. A trip around the bay is one of the tourists’
fun priorities. Bozburun is reknowned for its local gulet construction and in recent years has recorded progress as boats of over 30 metres have started to be constructed.
Hisarönü 36° 47’ 4” N - 28° 04’ 5” E
18 kilometres away on the Marmaris - Datça road, on the left of the main road. Hisarönü has a panoramic view of the two small bays in the gulf. The nature and air are beautiful, in
the summer there is a much soughtafter cool breeze. As the sea is a little wavy it is the preference of those who prefer an active sea.
Especially as the wind blows from the sea to the land it is convenient for windsurfing. On the beach there is a hotel, motel and pension for accommodation. It is one of the rare locations for those who love nature, a simple life and camping. The population is approximately 3,500.
Selimiye 36° 42’ 5” N - 28° 05’ 6” E
It is 45 kilometres away on the Marmaris Hisarönü road. Selimiye is one of the most beautiful bays in the Hisarönü Gulf. Some of the beaches of the Bay of Selimiye, which has gained popularity in recent years amongst yachtsmen and charter guests showing an increased interest, are sandy while others are pebble. There is the possibility for everyone to swim at a beach suiting their wishes.
Selimiye is a quiet and unobtrusive, heartwarming fishing village with magnificent nature and a humble way of
life, found by all of the nature fans visiting Marmaris. The village population is 1,100.
Karacasöğüt 36° 56’ 91” N - 28° 11’ 39” E
The road which turns to the left at the entrance which is found 11 kilometres away on the Marmaris - Muğla road is covered with Pine trees and other green herbs, accompanies you to Karacasöğüt.
In the summer months this bay is a port of call for the Blue Voyage boats. The beach has fine sand and is shallow. The pontoon in this bay belongs to Gökova Sailing School, and only serves sailing boats. Motor yachts are not accepted. The small size motels and pensions in the Karacasöğüt village offer their services.
Datça 36° 43’ 30” N - 27° 41’ 6” E
The distance between Marmaris and Datça is 68 kilometres. In the centre the population is 6,500. It was established close to the ancient city of Knidos. The buildings have the characteristics of Mediterranean architechture. Datça is a touristic corner that has become reknown for its historical remains, rich nature, healthy air, sparkling clean sea, up to 100 bays and beaches, watersport possibilities and unoppressive heat. The famous historian Strabon stated the truth by saying “If God intends for his creation to have a long life, he leaves him on the Datça peninsula”. The favorite bays of Datca are; Mesudiye, Palamutbükü, Domuz Çukuru, Kara İncir and Değirmen.
Dirsekbükü 36° 41’ 65” N - 27° 58’ 78”E
Dirsekbükü bay is a long narrow bay surrounded by mountains, stretching 1 mile long to the northwest of Atabol point. It offers good shelter to sailors. There are 3 beaches in the bay, the first of them is at the entrance of the bay, and the other two are to the south. It is possible to anchor in 5 to 10 metres of water on the west side.
Serçe Limanı 36° 34’ 64” N - 28° 03’ E
To the south of the Bozburun peninsula, opposite the shores of Rhodes, a harbour that only can be reached by sea. There is a magnificent door sculpted from the harbour’s rocks. It is a safe shelter for boats. The bay’s water is clear and clean. During underwater research an 11th century shipwreck containing glassware was discovered, and the findings were sent to Bodrum Underwater Museum. Serçe harbour is known for these archeological findings.
Knidos 36° 41’ 1” N - 27° 22’ 65”E
Knidos is an ancient city on the tip of the Mediterranean Aegean peninsula. It gained fame with a statue of Aphrodite. It was centre to the second largest and most important medical school in history. The city of Knidos on the tip of the peninsula was one of the important harbour cities of the ancient era. The city was originally located where Datça currently is, and in 360 BC the inhabitants moved to the tip of the peninsula. In its time Knidos was the centre of scientific work. Close to where the city’s wall goes down to the sea the foundations of a temple for the god of love and beauty Aphrodite can be found.
Palamut Bükü 36° 40’ 17” N - 27° 30’ 37” E
In the small village of Palamutbükü, there are restaurants, café-bars, a disco, games saloons, shops and even a clinic. This village, which takes its name from the Valonia Oak, over time, has replaced the Oaks with the much sought after Almond and Olive trees. This is a beautiful bay that those on a boat trip or arriving with their yachts cannot pass without visiting the fish restaurants. Palamutbükü lies between the centre of Datça and the historical city of Knidos which is located on the tip of the peninsula. Datça is 25 and Knidos is 12 kilometres away.
Bencik 36°40’ 0” N - 28° 02’ 25” E
A harbour situated on the Hisarönü side at the narrowest area of the peninsula separating the Hisarönü Gulf and Gökova Gulf. In the years 550 BC the inhabitants of Knidos, as a line of defence against the Persian army which had arrived at the Datça peninsula, wanted to join the Gökova Gulf and Hisarönü Gulf by digging it open at the 1 kilometre wide narrowest part of the peninsula. As a result the two seas would be joined, the peninsula would become an island, and the defence would be made easier. They started work with a huge effort, however were unsuccessful, and in the end the Persians occupied Knidos.
Gökova 37° 02’ 1” N - 28° 18’ 7” E
27 kilometres away on the Marmaris - Muğla road. The naturally created road covered with Eucalyptus trees at the entrance of the turn into Gökova has the appearance of a tunnel and continues for 1 kilometre. It is an important port of call for the Blue Voyage. Bördübet, Karacasöğüt, Okluk, İngiliz Limanı and Yedi Adalar are some of the main bays inside the Gökova Gulf. When going up from Sakartepe, Gökova’s enchanting view has a beauty that inspires those visiting the area.