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Sailing holidays near Izmir City

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

Marinas in Izmir

The city of Izmir is one of the main pearls of Turkey and the third largest city in the country. Bathed by the Aegean Sea, Izmir is very popular among tourists from all over the world.


Those who like to plunge into the history of the country they visit and to feel its "old spirit" will love this city even more. Its features are architecture and history.

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Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+90 232
Turkish lira (TRY)

Sailing trip in Izmir

Izmir is an important port city. Both residents of the city and tourists often prefer sea rest outside the city limits. Not far from Izmir there are a lot of beaches where everyone will find something sweet to his or her heart.


Yachting in this city gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the nature of Turkey and the Aegean Sea. There are several main marinas in Izmir. They allow tourists to enjoy a sea voyage on a yacht.


Izmir is also great for shopping. Shopping can be done in Kemeralti and Bospa. The first bazaar is open 6 days a week (Sunday is a day off), the second only on Wednesdays. The prices will pleasantly surprise you. 


Izmir will not appeal to those who travel to Turkey solely because of the sea. It is not considered a resort town. Its features are considered architecture and history.


Besides sea walks and rest on the beach there a lot of other entertainment in Izmir. As already mentioned, visiting sights and architectural monuments is the main occupation of tourists in Izmir. For example, Konak Square is a visiting card of the city. The tower clock which is in the square is one of Izmir’s symbols and a very popular place among visitors. Fans of old castles and fortresses will definitely like Kadifekale — an ancient castle, which is on the Izmir hill.


The cost of a yacht vacation is quite reasonable. A weekly charter will cost an average of 1994 euros (boat Oceanis 38). This sailing-vessel is designed for 6 people. It is suitable for a large company or for traveling on a yacht with children.


There are no problems with transport in Izmir. Near the city (16 km from the center) — there is Adnan Menderesinternational airport, which operates domestic flights. From the airport to the city there are regular buses of several companies, as well as a train ready to take a tourist to Konak Square or Aslanjak Station which is in the center. Those wishing to examine Izmir as well as possible should rent a car. Usually, such services are provided near the bus or railway stations. For the rental you need to have an international driving license.


There is a NATO naval base in Izmir Bay. Military exercises are held here. Therefore, care should be taken when navigating

Izmir - Yacht Charter Sailica
Izmir - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes in Izmir

The yachting route is a little limited. It is forbidden to swim up to naval bases. There are also few marinas here. But this is a feature of this yachting destination. From Izmir, you can head south towards the Turkish Riviera, or north to Ayvalik. If you wish, you can sail past the Greek islands and head to the Sea of ​​Marmara through the Dardanelles.

Airports in Izmir

Adnan Menderes Airport ADB

Yachting season and weather in Izmir

You should remember that the summer in the Turkish Republic is very hot and humid, especially in the daytime. In the evening, light sea breeze will help you to refresh a bit. This, by the way, is one of the reasons why it is recommended to choose a hotel or to rent accommodation closer to the sea. However, the climate problem can be solved with the help of a common air conditioner as well. In winter, the stem of the thermometer is unlikely to drop below zero, and snow is an extremely rare phenomenon in Izmir.


The yachting season in Izmir starts in June and lasts until the end of summer. In September-October, the temperature of the air and water allows you to travel on a yacht. During this period, you can get pleasant discounts. The holiday season in Izmir starts in April and ends in October.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +31..+35 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Izmir

  • Mgm —  Turkish State Meteorological Service;
  • Windfinder is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures;
  • Accuweather is a site with accurate synoptic data.

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