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Old 10-04-2017, 23:03   #1
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Bozborun to Bodrum Turgutreis

In June am sailing in and around Symi / Bozburun and up to Bodrum Turgutreis - can anybody advise some nice ''spots'' to visit for overnight stops, dinner etc.
Always much nicer to have someones recommendations.
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Old 11-04-2017, 14:38   #2
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Re: Bozborun to Bodrum Turgutreis

Symi: Main harbour is scenic but chaotic. Go early, there is a guy on each side of the V shaped harbour and they will tell you where to come and take yr lines. Anchorage is messy, just drop the anchor in the middle of the bay, not in front of the other side, like many do. They will charge 10 €. There are hundreds of restaurants..
Pedhy: the bay just in south of main harbour, quiter. You can anchor at 10-12 m. The buttom is weddy, find a clear spot with sand and drop the anchor. There is only one restaurant in this bay. There is a bus every half an hour to the city of Symi.
Marathounda: A bit further south of Pedhy. Nice place for lunch or swim break. Not suitable for over night stay.
Panormitis: sout west tip of the island. There is only one restaurant, not so good. The bay is extremely protected, anchor at 5-6 meters. Holding is not great but there is no swell and the big church on the bay is spectacular.

Bozburun: there is a small marina run by the municipality. No lazy lines and you have to anchor. It's usually full of charter flotilla and local fishing boats. They will chrge 80-100 TL ( 15-20 €) per day including water and electricity. There are plenty of restaurants. I can recommend you the one in the corner when you walk down 300 m to the south from the marina. You can also anchor in front of the marina if you like but it's not very comfortable.
The best place to anchor in this area is 36.40 N, 28.02 E. Drop the anchor at 10 meters and take two lines from the stern to shore.

Orhaniye (Keçi Bükü) : That's probably the best spot in the area. You can anchor in front of the small island or come towards the end of the bay. I am running a small jetty and restaurant there. (Cennet Marine) CF members get free mooring and beers. (It's quite busy pls PM me a day before you come)

Datça: is on the northern side of the bay and worth a visit. The main harbour is messy with gulets (wooden kayiks) and very busy. You can anchor in front of the beach just before the harbour. Plenty of good fish restaurants along the coast.

Knidos: The tip of peninsula. There is a jetty of the restaurant which is safe but don't recommend the restaurant. Anchoring can be very problematic as sudden gusts can come form anywhere any time and the holding is not great.There is an open museaum on the shore to not to miss though..

Nsiros: just 11 nm from Knidos to the west. Head to Palau marina, three restaurants in the marina. Rent a car and visit the vulcano in the middle of the island. It's worth a visit.

Once you enter to Gökova bay there plenty of places to visit. Towards east , for 30-40 nm there is no anchorage. Leave Knidos easrly and run with the westerlies. Yedi Adalar region has beatiful anchorages. There is only one restaurant in Küfre and it's one of the best. This is also one of the few places where you can get water.

Okluk, English harbour: 10-12 nm east of Küfre. Three restaurants and excellent shelter in any weather.

Heading west towards Bodrum, you can spend a night in Çökertme. there are couple of restaurants but some swell works into the bay.

Bodrum is not my favorite place; noisy, overcrowded and expensive but worth to see once. Kos is probably the last island to be visited in Greece, waste of time...

Hope this helps..


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Re: Bozborun to Bodrum Turgutreis

I agree with Yelova, but would also definitely consider Gumusluk, just north of Turgetreis. Beautiful protected bay with good anchoring. Mostly Turkish tourists, so very friendly. Great market in town nearby. Evidently Brutus and Cassius anchored their trireme fleet here after fleeing Rome during the civil war following Julius Caesar's demise. Was called Myndus back then.
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