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Sailing holidays near Bodrum

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Bodrum. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Bodrum

This city belongs to the Greek culture, although it is not the territory of Greece. Accordingly, its architecture and customs a bit different from other Turkish towns. There is still a Greek identity, which attracts many tourists.


Bodrum cannot boast of a vibrant nightlife and plenty of entertainment, but you can still find luxurious all-inclusive hotels there. The thing is that they are scattered in different parts of the city and even its outskirts, and not grouped in the center. By the way, in the center, there are lower class hotels and hostels, where you can rent a room at quite reasonable prices.


The nature in this place is so amazing. To admire the unique turquoise sunsets in Bodrum is such the fascinating occupation that it is difficult to describe. And if you add to it small cozy houses with evening lights and a very beautiful sea, then the picture becomes magical.

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Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+90 252
Turkish lira (TRY)

Yacht adventure in Bodrum 

For those who wish to experience the beauty of the region during a sea voyage on the yacht, there are several marinas.

  • Milta Marina
  • Di-Marina
  • Palmarina

You can rent one of the offered yachts (and you can find a ship suiting every taste — both sailing and motor one. By the way, all 3 mentioned marinas work the whole year round) and examine the beauty of Turkish nature having an unforgettable time.


If you love history and architecture, you will find a lot of places in Bodrum to visit. But the quality of the city beaches and its environs will leave very few indifferent as well.


In Bodrum, there is an airport, which, of course, is surprising for such a small town. But flights from Europe to the town are mostly with transfers. If you do not like it, you can use the airport of Dalaman, from which you can get to Bodrum by bus. This will take three hours or so. The roads in this part of Turkey are especially good, so the trip will not seem tiring. The same is for traveling by car. Another way to get to Bodrum is by ferry. He departs from Athens, the journey will take about 13 hours. The alternative is the ferry from the island of Kos (Greece). Only an hour by sea.


Bodrum is a city in Turkey, which is in the province of Mugla, about three hundred kilometers west of Antalya. Bodrum is washed by the waters of Gökov Bay — part of the Aegean Sea.

Bodrum - Yacht Charter Sailica
Bodrum - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes in Bodrum

The most popular Bodrum sailing routes are:

  • Bodrum travel itinerary starts from this lively city with a laid-back nightlife. There is also a wide variety of restaurants to suit all tastes.

  • Cnidus Cnidus is an ancient city that, at one time, was one of the most legendary and prosperous. You can see many ruins there, which will give a real idea about Cnidus. There is also a restaurant with a pier that can serve up to 14 yachts at the same time.

  • Yedi Adalari is a group of small islands that provide little protection from the winds. We recommend the Amazonian Gulf. There are shallower depths and not heavily wooded slopes. Restaurants in Yedi Adalari are absent, so you should stock up on food and have dinner on the yacht.

  • English Harbor is a historic site. It's the place where British naval ships took refuge in secret during World War II.

  • Akbuk Village is a real Turkish resort frequently visited from Istanbul and Ankara.

  • The village of Kokertme locates in a large bay that provides excellent shelter from strong winds. There are two restaurants with pontoons for visiting yachts. A wide range of services and amenities, including showers, toilets, internet, and mini markets. If you are too hot, you can also book an air-conditioned room for the night.

  • We finish in Bodrum. A wide variety of bars and clubs scattered throughout the city. Alternatively, you can head to the city center and explore the quiet, winding streets while shopping for souvenirs.

There are also some more exciting yacht routes that we can find for you.

Marina Bodrum
35 yachts
D-marin Turgutreis
12 yachts
Milta Marina
0 yachts
Gümbet Marina
0 yachts

Airports in Bodrum

Milas–Bodrum Airport BJV

Yachting season and weather in Bodrum

The climate in Bodrum is hot and pleasant. Unlike the cities on the Mediterranean coast, Bodrum, washed by the Aegean Sea, rarely gets sultry. Unbearable heat here is a rare phenomenon, which attracts tourists. The holiday season is from May to October.


The best time to travel to Bodrum is summer. It is long, hot, and dry. During May and October, the temperature is around +20 °, while in August, the average temperature is +30 °. Temperature jumps of +40 ° occur. Bodrum water temperature is the same. Therefore, traveling on a yacht with children during peak season is not the best idea.


Tradewinds in Bodrum (Gokova Bay) prevail from the north, northwest, and average around 14-16 knots in August. At the beginning and end of the season, the winds shift slightly to the west and become fresher.


Be careful and watch out, winds around headlands accompanied by high waves, especially around Kos.

Water temperature in sailing season +21...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +27...+33 °
Wind speed in sailing season 11 - 16 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Bodrum

To check the weather forecast in Bodrum, use the following services:

  • MGM — Turkish State Meteorological Service

  • Windfinder — service for tracking winds, viewing the water, and air temperatures.

  • Climates Of Travel — service with detailed information on average temperatures of air, water, precipitation. 

  • Аccuweather —site with accurate synoptic data.

Sailica can show you the Bodrum travel guide.

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