You are invited to sail one of the world's leading regions. The Mediterranean and Aegean seas merge here, and the Turkish Riviera and Greek Islands meet.
The sailing waters are calm. The climate is perfect. The seawater temperature warms up in April and remains comfortable until November.
You can set sail from Datca, Bodrum, Marmaris or Fethiye. Your departure harbour is easy to reach since four major airports are in the vicinity. So, arrive in Dalaman, Bodrum, Rhodes, or Kos, and your port of departure is just a drive or ferry ride away.
When departing from our home port of Datca, you'll enjoy exclusive benefits as the guest of Sailing Chef. You are invited to use our partner hotel's grounds on your day of arrival or departure.
Stunning sailing area
Sailing Chef cruises the Turkish Riviera and the Greek Dodecanese Islands. Apart from being one of the most beautiful sailing areas globally, it guarantees the smoothest sailing conditions.
Smooth sailing conditions are essential to ensure you enjoy your blue voyage to the fullest. Datça Liman, our main departure harbour, is situated in the southwest part of the Datça peninsula, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. This makes Datça ideal for sailing the south and the north side, ensuring winds that are favourable and a calm sea.
The climate is perfect as it is mild and never too hot. The best time for sailing is from April until November when the sea is still warm.
You can embark from the harbours of Datça, Marmaris, and Bodrum. So, wherever you embark, there's always an airport or ferry near your harbour.
Datça - ideally situated
We recommend making Datça your harbour of choice. Its location near the edge of the peninsula gives you access to the best scenery and ports. And you can sail the south and north side of the peninsula, guaranteeing the smoothest sailing waters.
It is easy to extend your cruise with a stay on one of the Greek islands, visit the cosmopolitan 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.
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.
Bodrum - Rhodes - 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.
You can rent a car from these airports, take a taxi, or a short ferry to your harbour of departure.
Please contact us, and we are happy to help with any of your questions.
Easy and comfortable transport to and from your departure harbour or hotel is always available.
In the table below, you find the approximate transfer times from nearby airports. Click on the duration, and you'll see the route on Google maps.
We maintain close partnerships with private transport companies. We are happy to assist you with your transfer needs at a high quality and at a competitive price.
Extend your stay
Suppose you depart from or arrive in Datça or wish to extend your stay on the peninsula. In that case, you are invited to enjoy unique benefits in our partner hotel.
"My Marina Select" hotel is ideally located on the shore of the Mediterranean sea just 2 kilometres away from 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 enjoy special rates and benefits.
Sailing Chef guests are entitled to exclusive benefits. For example, suppose you have a late transfer or flight. In that case, we offer you the premier service of enjoying the day in our partner hotel's luxury environment.
You can enjoy the swimming pool and sunbeds and are even invited to 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.