turkish rivieraTURKEYRHODESSIMIIzmirOludenizFethiyeMarmarisAntalyaDalamanDatca YarimadasGokovaBodrumIstanbulAnkaraCaught between eastern and western worlds,Turkey's captivating Aegean andMediterranean coastlines are enticing.Abounding with relics from ancient civilisation, theTurkish Riviera, often referred to as the TurquoiseCoast, is dotted with idyllic fishing harbours and whitewashed buildings, pristine beaches surrounded byolive groves, rocky crags and pine woods. The region'sblend of Roman, Greek and Turkish heritage is evidentin its fantastic restaurants and exotic bazaars.Enigmatic charm and sparkling waters make thisgateway to the Orient a vast and wonderfully diversecruising area. Day 1Gocek to Ekincik(30 nautical miles)Day 2Ekincik to Marmaris(17 nautical miles)Days 3 & 4Marmaris to Keçi Bükü(66 nautical miles)Day 5Keçi Bükü to Datça(22 nautical miles)Day 6Datça to Knidos(30 nautical miles)Day 7Knidos to Bodrum(25 nautical miles)22IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012?Expert opinion Charter BrokerAnne SterringaThe Turkish Riviera abounds with culturaltreasures but it is also a great place to headfor its beaches. Türkbükü is akin to the St Tropezof yesteryear, Camel Beach is where you will findkite surfers chilling out, and the Nana Beach Clubin Bodrum attracts yachties and locals. Earlyevening enjoy a cocktail at the chic Lola BeachClub in Bodrum. Later on join the beautifulpeople at the Küba Bar, Helva or Yacht Club inBodrum.?
CRUISING GUIDE I23aboardhSpend the day swimming and windsurfingaround the northern shores of DatçahPlunge into the natural deep-water anchorageof Keçi Bükü for wonderful water sports hSwim and snorkel in the calm waters sur-rounding Ekincik Liman hAnchor in the tiny hidden coves at KaputashTake the tender to the caves of Numara Adasi hSwim near the breeding grounds of the log-gerhead turtle en route to Ekincik Bay hBask in the warmth of the sun anchored in thehuge forested bay of Selmiye Koyu hEncounter Turkey's very own 'Dead Sea'around the headline of Ancient Lorymadon't misshHire a helicopter to visit the ancient Turkishcity of Ephesus ashorehExplore the Underwater Archaeology Museumin Bodrum hSuccumb to the benefits of a genuine Turkishbath in the ancient Lycian town of FethiyehJoin the locals and try your hand at livelyTurkish dancing at Turku Evi in FethiyehShop for a genuine Turkish rug in the tradi-tional bazaars of Marmaris hIndulge in a Six Senses Spa treatment at theKempinski, Bodrum hEmbrace Bodrum's Bohemian lifestyle with astroll along the Cumhuriyet Caddesi hDiscover the remains of the circular templededicated to Aphrodite, Knidos