A luxury charter yacht offers the perfect base from which to explore the diversity of Turkey’s breathtaking coastline. Home to ancient ruins and colourful harbour towns, turquoise waters and lush green pine forests, and boasting 4,400 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder Turkey is one of the most sought-after destinations for yacht lovers across the world. When not exploring ashore, the clear waters invite you to partake in any number of watersports, and below the waterline there is plenty to explore too, with an abundance of marine life including dolphins and sea turtles. The real beauty of chartering a yacht means you have access to quiet anchorages, hidden coves and secluded bays, all waiting to be explored.

Steeped in history.

Turkey is one of the world’s oldest inhabited regions and you’ll discover history around every corner. From the comfort of your yacht you can marvel at tombs carved intricately into the cliff-faces, and admire sleepy hilltop villages set amongst lush greenery. Step ashore to discover some of the most ancient Roman ruins including the famous Apollo Temple, and the 5,000-seat Roman amphitheatre in Kaunos, which is surrounded by pomegranate and citrus trees.

A cultural melting-pot.

Turkey’s rich mix of eastern and western culture creates a truly unique combination, where colourful Europe meets exotic Asia. The bustling bazaars are a feast for the senses, with vibrant colours and rich spices, and the glittering mosques are truly magical. One of the biggest draws to Turkey are the friendly locals, who are always ready to welcome visitors with a smile and a traditional Turkish coffee.

Gastronomical delights.

Turkey’s exotic mix of cultures is perhaps most apparent through its varied cuisine, which includes Greek, Asian, Iranian, Middle Eastern, and Balkan influences. Think mezzes, flat breads, and Turkey’s famous Döner kebaps, washed down with a glass of çay and perhaps some baklava for dessert. Of course, chartering a luxury yacht, you will have an abundance of dishes with locally-sourced ingredients at your fingertips should you choose not to explore the eateries ashore.

Alluring ports of call.

Turkey is home to a variety of ports of call, all of which offer their own unique charm and beauty. Marmaris, known as the yachting capital of Turkey, is a must-see for all sailing enthusiasts. Boasting one of the world’s largest natural harbours and a host of secluded islands and caves to explore, it’s easy to see how it got this title. Göcek is another very popular port of call for yacht-lovers. As a protected area, it remains a charming fishing village offering authentic Turkish cuisine, whilst its visitors have brought a touch of glamour, encouraging boutique hotels and premier restaurants to make an appearance too.

Wherever you choose to explore, chartering a luxury yacht will ensure you arrive in unparalleled comfort and style. Discover our full list of luxury charter yachts here.