The actual blue cruise region starts in the Aegean sea of Turkey and extends as far as Antalya provinces’ towns of Kas, Kalkan and Demre on the Mediterranean side. Between this stretch of islands, islets, bays, coves, towns, coastal cities and villages there are only 4 main harbor from where you can either embark and / or disembark. Making the choice in port depends on personal preference or the location of the boat you have decided to charter during a certain period. This choice could be the distance to the closest coastal airport, the places of interest before starting your trip, and various other individual reasons. These ports include Gocek, Fethiye, Marmaris and Bodrum.
The Milas airport a mere 40 mintues from the harbor serves Bodrum. While the others are served by Dalaman airport. The closest port to the airport is Gocek, a small town tucked away at the foot of lush green hills and a popular port for yachtsmen and blue cruise travellers alike. The further yet desirable harbor from Dalaman airport is “Green” Marmaris, famed for its Bar Street, shopping and neighboring Turkish villages.
Statistically known, there is one port at which travellers tend to stay longer before or after their blue cruise holiday – at a hotel or resort to see what the city has to offer. It is renown coastal city famed for the St. Peter’s castle and Museum of Underwater Archeology located right at the harbor. First class dining and premium nightlife entertainment, fine arts, poetry, culture, history, are just a few features that lure travellers from around the globe.
Highly rated by the upper crust from large Turkish cities, a hiding place or want-to-be-seen scene for the famous; ranking at the top of the charts as the most preferred port to embark from or end a gulet holiday is Bodrum.