If Ever There Was… It Would Have To Be The Aegean Sea
It doesn’t make a difference what time of year you decide to visit the Southern Aegean sea of Turkey. You will always find that there is fewer boat traffic than the Mediterranean sea region. If you ask what difference it makes other than the boat traffic, it would have to be that there are more non-commercial ports than the Mediterranean – at least up to the city of Bodrum. Between the Gulfs of Hisaronu and Gokova; you find more selection in truly secluded bays and hidden coves to drop anchor, which in turn offers that privacy that many travelers seek during their luxury yacht charter Turkey vacations.
For instance, something not often seen in these areas are authentic Mugla Houses. If your travels lead you to cruise the Gulf of Gokova, a stop over in the charming and non-commercial town of Akyaka might be something to consider. It is a place filled up on the beach by University students from the city of Mugla, as well as Turkish local tourists from the larger cities in Turkey. There aren’t many foreign travelers, probably because it isn’t all that promoted as much. Also while there you might like to try some local fresh-grilled-fish-in-Turkish-bread.
Based on recent traveler feedback, guests on board gulet charters expressed that the waters were clearer and cleaner in these two areas of the Turkish Aegean. They also found that with so many small towns and seaside villages, it meant for them lesser if not any pushy street vendors or shop sales persons trying to hassle them to buy something.
The villagers seem to keep to themselves and allow the holidaymakers to enjoy their strolls and sightseeing. Some of the more renown villages favored for the selection of coastal local seafood restaurants include Selimiye and Orhaniye (more in Selimiye). The Caria coast gulet cruises offer stunning scenery continuously.
The Gulf of Hisaronu is world famous for windsurfing competitions. The winds during the gulet tourism season offer good wind and ideal conditions for sailing in the region. The Hisaronu village is quiet. It isn’t very populated and presents a very well preserved nature from the sea as well as inland.
For times that you wish to break this silence with a bit of excitement, Orhaniye would be the closest in the Hisaronu Gulf for some water sports activities. From peddle boats, to jet skis and other fantastic fun water sports, just visit the Orhaniye Bay. And while there, you might as well do some walking on water so-to-speak at Kizkumu beach.
R & R is one of the main reasons most travelers go on holidays. So if you are seeking total solitude, it would have to be the Aegean Sea.