1 week sailing to Datça Penisula, Palamutbuku, Knidos w/STM
Saturday 04 July 2020 - Saturday 11 July 2020
1 week sailing :
: Marmaris - Sogut - Seas the Moment :
: Wesley Bondarenko
We invite you to join our popular Datca penisula sailing tour and explore the natural beauty of the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea ; swim on pristine white beaches, stroll through unspoilt villages, explore perfectly preserved historic ruins...what are you waiting for?
A popular route, visiting not one but actually two gulfs, particularly suitable for beginners. Sailing in the gulf means you will have continous winds and almost no waves: an ideal training ground! Dozens of attractive bays line the shores of both gulfs, meaning you can go out, sail and then visit a new anchorage every evening. . ROUTE 15
SÖĞÜT/ÇİFTLİK : After breakfast, we conduct a group shopping. As soon as our documents are ready for exit, we depart from Marmaris / Bozburun. Our first stop is the lovely bay of Söğüt or Ciftlik, a Turkish seaside paradise. After swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear water, dinner is served in the local restuarant of a (best seafood in the region). Usually dinner continues well into the evening, the night being filled with laughter and memorable conversations. Water, electricity, wi-fi, hot showers and toliets are provided by the restuarant.
PALAMUTBÜKÜ: The village of Palamutbuku is now popular for its delicious almond and olive trees, instead of a certain type of oak, after which the bay is named. The village is adorned with a lengthy sand beach and delicious fish restuarants, all complimented by olive trees and thick pine forests. It is beautiful bay that Participants in the tour boats or yacht cannot pass without stopping, enjoy the fish restaurants. Naked slope of the hills which meets the sea, a beautiful long sandy beach, village houses and pensions amongst the trees along beach, summer houses, a harbor with fishing boats and yachts makes a beautiful buku (bay).
KNIDOS: Although Knidos was originally founded as a Spartan colony on the site of the present town of Datca in the 7th century B.C., its inhabitants relocated it at a later date to its present site at the tip of the Resadiye promontory. It was nominated as one of the wonders of world. You can wander through most of this huge ruined city. The accompanying bay is also a lovely place to swim and views from the nearby lighthouse are fantastic! It is one of our favorite anchor spots. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis. It was situated on the Datça peninsula, which forms the southern side of the Sinus Ceramicus, now known as Gulf of Gökova.
HAYITBUKU: Hayitbuku is a small bay hidden by mountains and cliffs. You can sail past it and not even notice this miniature harbour. Due to its isolated location, it's not a popular tourist spot and is generally quite peaceful. Complete with sandy beaches, it offers an array of hiking routes that present wonderful views of the surrounding coast. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters. The geographer Strabo apparently said: “God sent his beloved creatures to Datça for them to live longer.” It’s about craggy, pine-crested hills, endless olive groves, empty ravines, cornflower-blue coves, vast sweeping bays and deserted beaches, air scented with thyme, rosemary and sage, and sleepy villages. It’s about goats on the road and old men tinkering with their worry beads in vine-covered cafes.
DATCA: A sliver of mountain and beach jutting in to the Aegean offers an oasis of unspoilt tranquillity amid the lively resorts of south-west Turkey. The spindly, 50-mile-long Datça peninsula in Turkey’s Muğla province is a dagger of pure green at the meeting point of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and is as unsullied as south-west Turkey gets. The ancient Greeks believed Datça to have been created personally by Zeus, so gorgeous are its rocky outcrops and aquamarine waters. The geographer Strabo apparently said: “God sent his beloved creatures to Datça for them to live longer.”. It’s about craggy, pine-crested hills, endless olive groves, empty ravines, cornflower-blue coves, vast sweeping bays and deserted beaches, air scented with thyme, rosemary and sage, and sleepy villages
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Sailing in Aegean
The alluring mixture of waves, wind and inner peace created by sailing is something very special. The feeling of being one with nature, whether alone or with friends, reaches a peak on the sea which nothing can compare to. There are many places with plenty of sun, fresh winds, and sparkling waters, but what happens after the anchor is dropped in a desolated bay along the Aegean coast is magical. The warmness of locals and the spectacular historical sites... all this makes sailing around Turkey and the Aegean sea an experience never to be forgotten. The area has an ideal climate, inviting waters and the unique beauty of each bay, the coast line and the many unique treasures you'll find along the way, makes this paradise cruise a journey not to be missed: the Turquoise coast.
Pablo Neruda's Poetry
He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly.
He or she who shuns passion, who prefers black on white, dotting ones "it's" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer, that turn a yawn into a smile, that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings, dies slowly.
He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy, who is unhappy at work, who does not risk certainty for uncertainty, to thus follow a dream, those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives, die slowly.
He who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not find grace in himself, she who does not find grace in herself, dies slowly.
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem, who does not allow himself to be helped, who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops, dies slowly.
Let's try and avoid death in small doses, reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.
Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.