Turkey - A sailing holiday along these captivating coasts combines the ancient Greek, Carian and Lycian cultures, with the present-day exotic smells of the orient. Pine clad mountains overlook
translucent blue bays and marvellous ports. The Turkish cuisine is regarded as one of the best in the world.
If you need more guidance a flotilla still offers a lot of privacy, while safely sailing along in a fleet of yachts towards the next port. You will skipper your own yacht, but a flotilla leader will keep a close eye on you. An added bonus for children is the possibility to make friends on the other yachts.
However, if you find a flotilla too restrictive, yet a regular bareboat too much responsibility, you should consider the assisted bareboat charters, the golden mean.
You will get full assistance with a crewed charter. Options are a skipper, hostess, cook as well as an instructor from a RYA or ASA sailing school.
A gulet cruise is perhaps one of the most luxurious crewed charters around.
On a crewed charter, the captain and crew will pay their own dinner, yet a tip or gratuity at the end is customary.
Gulet cruises are usually all-inclusive, yet extra harbour fees should be expected when a Turkish vessel enters a Greek port and visa versa.
There might be extra fees for one-ways as well as charter periods outside the standard Saturday to Saturday. More on charter provisions and costs and which medication to bring to prevent seasickness.