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the best sailing area.

easy to reach.

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Sailing Chef Gulet moored in Datca Harbo

Departure harbours

You can depart your Blue Voyage from Datça, Marmaris or Bodrum. This means there's always an airport or ferry near your departure harbour.

 

Datça - ideally situated

 

We recommend making Datça your starting point. Its location near the edge of the peninsula ensures it has access to the best scenery and smoothest sailing conditions.

After departure from the harbour, we take you along the breathtaking coast of South West Turkey and the Greek islands. You will stay overnight in the harbour of the picturesque Greek island of Symi. Throughout your blue voyage, we take you from bay to bay, providing you with the sensation of total freedom.

The peninsula

It is easy to extend your Sailing Chef blue cruise with a stay on one of the Greek islands, visit the worldly city of Bodrum or explore the gorgeous Datça peninsula. The peninsula is a picturesque oasis where the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. The atmosphere is southern European, and the people are welcoming and friendly.

The ancient Greeks believed that Datça was personally created by Zeus, so beautiful are the rocky outcrops and aquamarine-coloured waters. The geographer Strabo said of Datça:

"God sent his promised creatures to Datça for them to live longer."

Sail the Mediterranean

and Aegean

Sailing Chef sails along the coast of South-West Turkey and the Greek Islands. Apart from being one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the world, it also guarantees the smoothest sailing conditions. 

Smooth sailing conditions are key to ensure you enjoy your Blue Voyage experience to the fullest. Datça Liman, our favourite departure harbour, is situated in the south-west part of the Datça peninsula, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. This makes it ideal for sailing the south as well as the north-side, which ensures winds are favourable and the sea calm.

The perfect climate

The climate is perfect as it is mild and never too hot. The best time for sailing is from April until late October when the temperature is 25 degrees and the sea still warm.

Image by Anton Shuvalov
Easy to reach

Our sailing area is near multiple airports. Your departure harbour is just a short transfer away by taxi or ferry.

Fly to Dalaman

When you start your Blue Voyage from Datça or Marmaris, the nearest airport is the modern and convenient Dalaman (DLM) airport. Many airlines fly direct to Dalaman airport, including Turkish Airlines, Jet2, Easyjet, Corendon and British Airways. We are happy to arrange your transport to your departure harbour from there.

Fly to Bodrum, Rhodes or Kos

Besides Dalaman, you can also choose to fly to Kos, Rhodes or Bodrum and plan an extended vacation around your Sailing Chef gulet cruise.

 

From these airports, you can rent a car, take a taxi or a short ferry to your harbour of departure.

 

Short transfer times

Easy and comfortable transport to and from your departure harbour is always available. Below you can find the approximate transfer times. By clicking on the duration, you can see the transfer on Google maps. 

We are happy to assist you with all your transfers to and from your hotel or airport. 

Transfers

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Extend your stay

When you depart from or arrive in Datça or wish to extend your stay on the peninsula, you can enjoy special benefits in our partner hotel. 

Our partner hotel

"My Marina Select" hotel is perfectly located at the shore of the Mediterranean sea just 1 mile away for Datça harbour where Sailing Chef resides.

 

The boutique hotel has 25 rooms for a total of 42 guests. It has an "a la carte" restaurant, garden bar and a swimming pool. Its philosophy is similar to ours, offering you the luxury you can afford with an aim to exceed your expectations.

If you wish to extend your stay or arrive a few days earlier, we can help you make a reservation and have you enjoy special rates and benefits. 

Exclusive departure day benefits

Sailing Chef guests are entitled to exclusive benefits. For example, if you have a late transfer or flight, we offer you the exclusive benefit to enjoy the day in the luxury environment of our partner hotel

 

You can enjoy the swimming pool and sunbeds and are even invited to take a shower in one of the rooms free of charge. The restaurant is also available to you for a cup of coffee, lunch or an afternoon drink before you head to the airport.

 

Picturesque Harbour villages

Marmaris

Marmaris is a Mediterranean resort town along the Turkish Riviera (also known as the Turquoise Coast) with a busy, pebbly beach and long seafront promenade. It’s known for its lively nightlife on Bar Street, which is home to open-air clubs and music venues. Marmaris sits in a valley between pine-forested mountains and clear waters, which are popular sailing and diving destinations.

Bodrum

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.

Datça

Datça is a port town in southwestern Turkey. It's situated on the narrow Datça Peninsula on the Aegean Sea. Eski Datça is an old neighbourhood with stone roads and bougainvillaea-covered walls. At the western tip of the peninsula are ancient Greek ruins at Knidos, a trading hub during Roman and Byzantine times. The site includes an amphitheatre, a temple to the goddess Aphrodite and a 4th-century B.C. sundial.

Symi

Symi Greece is one of the most picturesque and charming islands of the Dodecanese island chain.

The most impressive spot on the island is hands down Symi port. The hill above the port is packed with crayon-like mansions which emit a fairytale-like charm. Not to mention that any corner of the town boasts a magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. The unique atmosphere of the port will bewitch you! 

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