Those looking for some good reaching sails will thoroughly enjoy the Gulf of Gokova with its beautiful scenery, variety of anchorages and small villages. To do justice to the Gulf try and spend at least four days exploring it.
You may prefer to sail west from Gocek taking in a combination of quiet anchorages and lively villages as Dalyan to take a boat trip around the reeds and reach beatiful beach where logger headed turtle lay their eggs in August. Marmaris is a busy town with a modern marina excellent facilities. Glourious gulf of Datca is well worth exploring at your leisure. As a complete to the bustle of Marmaris and Datca, anchor in Knidos and explore the Greek/Roman ruins on the hillside. Watching the sun go down from the site of Aphrodite's statue is an unforgettable experience.
The season for the cruising extends from April to November. By mid-May the sea has warmed up with the days long and sunny. June is perhaps the most perfect month with balmy evenings and delightfully warm seas. In July and August are not unbearably hot, as the prevailing winds are cool and refreshing, the nights comfortable. September is always popular with temperatures similar to the June. In October the sea is still delightfully warm and in spite of the possibility of the odd shower temperatures are usually in the high 67 F / 19 C.
The prevailing wind is North-Westerly but tends to blow up the Gulfs of Gokova and Datca from the West. Typically it picks up at 11.00 hrs and force four or five is quite normal in the afternoon. In the evening it drops to give a calm night. There is good exhilarating sailing throughout the season, although July and August are the months of the strongest wind.
Gocek - 6 - Fethiye Bay - 32 - Ekincik - 32 - Loryma - 16 - Bozburun - 22 -Datca - 22 - Knidos - 19 - Kormen - 17 - Cokertme - 18 - Amazon Creek - 12 - Yedi Adalar - 15 - Akbuk - 7 - Sogut
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