Fethiye is the fastest-growing yachting base in Mediterranean Sea. The town lies in SE corner of the Gulf of Fethiye, hidden under Fethiye (Şövalye) Island. On approaching; Batıkkaya and Topyalak Burnu will be abeam on straboard, Fethiye Island, Point Çapariz and Sunken Shipwreck Buouy will be on port.There are 10-13m depths in the bay, it gradually get shelves to the east side and the shoal area is marked with two beacons. The shoreline along Point Çapariz ends by Aksaz Cove. Aksaz Cove affords all-round shelter. Boats drop anchor and swing. The bottom is muddy which provides excellent holding. You may have some difficulty rasing your anchor. It is advisable to rig a trip line on your anchor, it will make it much easier to raise. Fethiye is an entry-exit port.
Fethiye provides all-round shelter except in heavy northerlies. A long quay by the ferry port has berthing capacity up to 120 boats and it is administrated by the municipality (Phone; 252 614 35 39). Water and electricty connections are available, fuel can be obtained from a tanker truck. The quay gets crowded by excurison boats and gullets in summer. The settings behind the quay is attractive. There are several ancient Lycian rock tombs on the hillsides. The amphitheatre by the harbour, the archaeological museum in the town and abandoned village of Kayaköy (Karmylassos) are worth visiting.
All sort of provisions are available in Fethiye. The renovated, former Paspatur district has fascinating shops, bars and restaurants. Grocery and fish markets are located here. You can buy fruit, vegetable and fresh fish at reasonable prices. The public market takes place on Fridays.
Mechanical and electrical works can be carried out in the workshops in the industrial zone. Fethiye is easily accessible by air and road. There are regular bus services available for most destinations in Turkey. Dalaman Airport is 50 km from Fethiye.
Diving courses and tours are organized. There are attractive diving spots in the region.
Fethiye carries typical Mediterrenean climate conditions.
Thanks to its strategic position, Rhodes has been important since ancient times. When it became a province of the Roman, and later the Byzantine Empire, it initially lost its ancient glory. But in 1309 the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem conquered Rhodes. They built strong fortifications to protect the island, turning it into an important administrative centre and a thriving multinational medieval city. In 1523 Rhodes was conquered by the Ottoman Turks, and the Greeks had to settle outside the city walls. During the Ottoman occupation, new buildings were erected within the Old Town, mainly mosques and baths. In 1912 Rhodes and the rest of the Dodecanese, were seized by the Italians. The new rulers embellished the city with magnificent buildings, wide roads and squares. The Palace of the Grand Master was rebuilt and the Street of the Knights was reconstructed in order to regain its medieval purity. It was not until 1948 that Rhodes officially became part of Greece. In 1988 the Medieval City of Rhodes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The few who can resist the superb spectacle of the town of Symi stretching its impeccable architecture – all of the buildings there have been listed – on the slopes of the surrounding hills, take off their eyes to look at their book guides. They see the picture of the port of Symi printed on their books. They know it might have been photoshoped; in all likelihood, they expected it to be better than the real thing. Still, when they lift their eyes again to marvel at the breathtaking sight, they realise it belies their expectations: Symi is more than words or photos can say!
You can arrange Dalyan excursion through boat cooperatives and communicate with them via VHF 16-06.There are several anchorages in the bay. Boats drop anchor off the beach and swing. The anchorage on the north of the pier is adequate to be tucked up. Boats can be anchored off in 5-10m. The bottom is sand-weed. It affords sheltering from the northerlies.There is a long pier on NW corner. This pier is administrated by the cooperative, allowing berthing up to 15 boats. Boats anchor fore-and aft. Water and electricty connections are available. A fee is charged. Provisions are available from the grocery shops in the village.
Fuel can be supplied from truck-tanker, it comes from Köyceğiz (35 km).The SE corner of the bay, Maden İskelesi Koyu; provides adequate shelter. Boats anchor in the S and take a line ashore. Maden means ‘ore’ in English, this bay was formerly a chromium ore loading port. A wooden pier on the east, belongs to a restaurant. There are laid moorings tailed on pier. Water and electricty connections are available. This restaurant is one the best in Mediterranean Sea, providing a variety of excellent seafood to visitors. The slopes are densely wooded in pine. The restaurant is hidden like a nest among the trees. The setting is wonderful. It is worth arriving before sunset so you can fully enjoy the tremendous view of the bay.
If you dont see this unique environment, you will miss a little bit of paradise
There are number anchorages in this large bay. Depths are 10-15m. Boats drop anchor and take a line ashore. A bight next to jetty and NW corner are adeqaute anchorages. The water is very clear and the surroundings are wonderful.
A low finger on the NW corner with Lycian ruins extends and features pretty beach where you can anchor or go stern-to the T-pier of the restaurant among pine and oleander trees. This pier has berthing capacity up to 25 boats. There is a barber shop within the restaurant. This side is also an attractive spot with steep surrondings covered by pine and olive trees.
There is a well with pure water to starboard as you enter, you can fill your tanks there. You will also see the symbol of Taşkaya. Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu was one of the first modern sailor to discover Göcek. He painted a fish figure on the rocks here, and made remarkable contribution to promoting the Blue Voyage concept in Turkey.
Look up and you will see the kite mosaics on the rocks made by Azra Erhat, who also worked hard to encourage sailors to come and see the paradise. You will also note Lycian sarcophagi on the steep cliffs and rough path that leads to the village Kilisebelen. There is curative spring water nearby the restaurant and its inhabitants arrive in summer.
Taşkaya is an attractive destination for the visitors with its settings.
A cozy restaurant is hidden under attractive surroundings. There is a pier of the restaurant with berthing capacity up to 15 boats.There are laid moorings tailed on pier. Water is available and some provisions can be found from the restaurant.
There is tasty spring water under a walnut tree on the hillside.The western shoreline provides good shelter from the prevailing wind. Boats drop anchor off the beach in 20-25m and take a line ashore. Ease your chain longer, but keep some distance off the shore. There are sea-level rocks in the vicinity, but they are easily spotted.Bali massage relaxation is under the arbor.
Turunç Pınarı is not accesible by land.