Spotlight on Marmaris: Turkish Yacht Holiday Destination

Spotlight on Marmaris: Turkish Yacht Holiday Destination

Marmaris is a beautiful, bustling Turkish town with a unique history dating back hundreds of years. Located in southern Turkey, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet, the resort town at the heart of the Turquoise Coast is full of life, promising a memorable part of any luxury gulet charter holiday in Turkey.

Marmaris is home to a total of four marinas – a true testament to the popularity of the region for the best sailing holidays in the Mediterranean. Fantastic infrastructure means that the resort town well accustomed to welcoming thousands of local and international tourists alike during the long, warm summer months, all types of luxurious gulets are available in Marmaris. From 16 metres all the way to 40 metres, from standard traditional gulet to high deluxe gulets to cruise in absolute style, Marmaris is home to them all.

Warm weather and cosy coves

With an incredible 300 days of sunshine every year, the Turkish Riviera is a fantastic destination for a summer sailing holiday. Pine covered hills surround the beautiful town of Marmaris, with plenty of great bays and unexplored beaches to discover along the coastline.  The surrounding region of Marmaris promises perfect blue cruising, with most week-long charter itineraries in Turkey deciding to start or finish seven days of cruising here.


If you’re looking for a bit more peace and quiet towards the end of your perfect gulet vacation, the Marmaris region is excellent to explore the surrounding coves and beaches such as those found in Bozburun Peninsula like Gerbekse Cove, Serce, and Bozburun. In fact, most of the Turkish Riviera is your oyster from here!

Bustling city

Marmaris is alive with activity and is popular with visitors all year round. Throughout the most popular summer months of June, July and August, Marmaris is at its peak, with streets like the famous Bar Street offering unique bars, open-air clubs and lively restaurants to taste some culture, blow off some steam and dance till dawn.

After sampling the party-side of Marmaris, visitors should take time to explore the beautiful city. No visit to Marmaris is complete with enjoying a traditional Turkish steam bath and massage at some of the areas most luxurious traditional baths. The perfect way to wind down after a week’s sailing before heading back to reality.

The Old Town is one of the most picturesque places in Marmaris itself – and certainly somewhere to wander around and get lost in history. The buildings hark back to the days of the Ottoman empire, and just a handful of the must-see spots around the city are the Marmaris Castle & Museum and Marmaris Grand Bazaar. Marmaris Castle is a majestic 16th-century castle-museum and serves up some truly breathtaking views of Marmaris Bay.

Just 90km from Dalaman International Airport and 3-hours driving from Bodrum, Marmaris is a popular end point for those returning to dry land after a wonderful Turkish yacht charter cruise.

Best gulets to charter in Marmaris

Two yachts available with Guletbookers that are recommended for seeing the best of Marmaris are the 25-metre luxury crewed gulet Gokce  is available from € 5,600 per week, as well as the 30-metre luxury gulet Cagan, available at € 9,800 a week. Though the different size, the two yachts are fantastic representations of the different kinds of gulets available to charter guests. Gokce accommodates up to 12 guests across six cabins, wonderfully suited for larger groups of family or friends. Accommodating 10 guests over five cabins, Cagan offers a more intimate experience, with more luxury space on board for privacy and relaxation.

Both yachts offer memorable cruises along the Turkish coasts, with plenty of toys and amenities to ensure a fantastic experience in Marmaris and beyond.

Explore charter itineraries including Marmaris and the rest of the Turkish Riviera with Guletbookers to find your perfect Mediterranean yacht holiday now!

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