Fethiye - to Karacaören

(75 nm approximately)

Saturday: Arrival in Fethiye. Get to know your boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping, and in the evening eat in one of the pleasant local restaurants.

Sunday: At 09:00 hrs a chart briefing is held in the MOD Café, within the marina. Information will be given on the route for the week and general “dos and don’ts”.

Sarsala (15 nm) is one of our favourite bays in the Fethiye Gulf, with a jetty with moorings. The restaurant is newly renovated and the jetty is new. Climb the hill for a wonderful view over the gulf. Pay cash at the restaurant. Toilets and cold shower onshore.

Monday: Tomb Bay (4 nm), Likya Restaurant. This is one of the many lovely bays in the Fethiye Gulf that can only be reached by boat. Charming Turkish hospitality in a beautiful location. On entering the bay you will see the Lycian rock tombs. Pay cash. Toilets and showers (two inside and two outside!) onshore.

Tuesday: Karacaören (17 nm) is a pleasant anchorage in a stunning location, protected by cliffs and the reef to the south. Go ashore by dinghy for dinner, where the family run restaurant is ‘vintage’ Turkey, and many of the dishes are prepared in a wood-burning oven. Pay cash.

Wednesday: Skopea Marina, Göcek (18 nm). Göcek is a small, sophisticated town with a variety of shops and restaurants. Mooring fees apply

Thursday: Tersane Island (6 nm) and a family run restaurant in a natural setting, where there are numerous ruins dating from Lycian and Byzantine times. Pay cash at the restaurant. Toilets onshore.

Friday: Return to Fethiye Ece Marina (14 nm). If there are enough participants we can organise a small regatta. In the evening enjoy dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.

Should clients have booked a two-week flotilla holiday they will be given advice on places to visit during their free sailing days, until the flotilla is reunited at an appointed destination.

NB It is best to bring cash with you, as there are no cash machines en-route. A rough guide to prices is 120TL for an evening meal (meze starter and main course), beer 30 TL, glass of wine 30 TL, bottle of wine 110TL. (NB 2019 prices).

The weather can be very hot so it is a good idea to bring a rehydration formula (eg Berocca) with you, as the pharmacy closest to the marina may not be open.

9 and 23 May, 6 and 20 June, 4 and 18 July, 1, 15 and 29 August, 12 and 26 September and 10 and 24 October, 2020.

Flotilla routes can be subject to change at the discretion of the flotilla leaders.