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Marmaris Datca Marmaris Sailing Route & Yachting Itinerary

Marmaris – Datça – Marmaris

Serce Harbour – Bozukkale (Loryma)

The first stop on this sailing route that departs from Marmaris is Serce Harbour. After an opportunity to swim here in turquoise waters, the route will continue on to Bozukkale, named for the historical fortress found in the port. A byzantine shipwreck was also once extracted from this very spot and is now exhibited at the Bodrum Museum. Located near Rhodes and situated in an advantageous geographical spot, this area has been witnessed too much history, and visitors may find ancient remains from Loryma or Aplotheka. Next on the route is Datca.


A small harbor town located close to the ancient city of Knidos, Datca is one of the most-loved stops on yacht vacation routes. On a short walk through town visitors can wander around and admire the charming historical stone houses. This area is also a hotspot for diving and windsurfing. From Datca, the blue cruise will continue to Bencik Bay.

Bencik Bay

Bencik is an idyllic protected bay with a narrow and long entrance, and many further bays on its east and west, making it the ideal place to stop overnight. The classical sailing routes always include this anchoring spot, and it’s one of the favorite stops on the Aegean. Surrounded by pine trees on all sides, this bay provides a real escape to nature, and visitors can enjoy downtime on deck with a favorite book, dips in clear turquoise waters as well as watersports. Bug repellant is highly advised as this bay is known for lots of bees!

Orhaniye – Selimiye

The Bay of Orhaniye, also known as Kecibuku, is located on the Gulf of Hisaronu. The most famous part of this bay is no doubt its red sandy road which gives the feeling of walking on the sea. This road was created by a little river that carries sand and grit from the mountains towards the sea. The next destination is Selimiye, which is well known for its local fish restaurants. Following a delicious meal in Selimiye, you head to Dirsekbuku. After enjoying the crystal clear waters of Dirsekbuku, you set anchor in Bozburun, which is famous for its gulets. The next stop is Arab Island.

Arab Island – Kadırga

With its unspoiled nature and crystal-clear waters, Arab Island is an idyllic stopover. Following leisurely swims in this location, the route takes off to Kadirga, another bay that can only be reached by boat. This blue cruise holiday then ends back in Marmaris.