Buying a sailing property is ideal for knowing Turkey's coastline's treasures. There are ample opportunities to purchase waterfront homes with jetties, so sailing becomes your everyday routine, not just an annual treat. And although Turkish waterfront homes command higher prices than average properties, they still sell at great prices compared to sailing properties in France, Spain and Italy.
Have you ever dreamed of holidays with sun, clear waters, and pristine beaches? If so, the Turkish Riviera fits the bill. This paradise stretches south Turkey, from the cosmopolitan Antalya around to the Northern Aegean. So whether you want to lounge on Turkey's beaches, discover ancient ruins, or sail the open seas, the Turkish Riviera has something for everyone.
Ideal Places to Buy Sailing Property in Turkey
Sailing Property in Fethiye
Fethiye, a seaside town in southern Turkey, offers sandy beaches, clear blue waters, ancient ruins, and exceptional sailing. From Fethiye, sail to Gocek Bay, surrounded by lush green hills and clear waters, or Butterfly Valley, a secluded beach only accessible by boat. The beach, surrounded by high cliffs, is home to butterflies, hence the name. Sailing to nearby islands is famous, including the island of Rhodes, belonging to Greece. Visitors enjoy the island's historic sites, such as the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Overall, sailing from Fethiye opens up to hidden Turkish Riviera gems.
Seafront Villas in Kas
The Kas peninsula jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea of Turkey, just along the coastline from Kalkan, has long been a haven for sailors due to sheltered coves. Every villa features breath-taking sea and coastline views. From Kas, visit the pretty Greek island Kastellorizo, just two kilometres from the Kas peninsula. Wander around the coastline and pretty harbour with wooden houses and Ottoman Mosque. From the peaceful tranquillity of sunset sails to exploring hidden islands, Kas should be on your sailing list. Sailing in the clear waters of Kas, Turkey, is perfect for those who crave seafaring experiences and unique insight into Turkish marine life.
Luxury Villas in Stylish Kalkan
Upmarket Kalkan, a pretty, hill-sloping Mediterranean town with charming, cobbled harbourfronts, features the most luxurious homes on Turkey's southern coast. In Kalkan, luxury meets tradition, and the town is in the middle of Mediterranean Turkey. Kalkan homes are always luxurious, and Jacuzzi bathrooms, stylish modern kitchens and cool, large bathrooms are standard. A shared jetty is the ideal place to moor your yacht. In winter, store your vessel down the coastline at Kas Marina. Qualified, competent divers will enjoy Snake Island. For more advanced dives, Sakarya Reef features tropical fish and sunken wrecks. Sailing from Kalkan opens up to serenity and beauty, as well as islands, coves, and rocky shores along Turkey's Turquoise Coast. From the deck of your yacht, enjoy stunning sunsets, silence, and beautiful waters.
Yalikavak on the Bodrum Peninsula
Yalikavak on the Bodrum peninsula is one of Turkey's brightest stars. A marina revamp by the Russian-owned Palmali Group injected new life into this delightful town by constructing a high-end leisure complex with excellent restaurants, clubs, boutiques and entertainment facilities. This is a superb spot for someone who loves sailing and the Aegean lifestyle. Many yacht charters in Yalikavak sell sailing trips and excursions to nearby islands and bays. These trips usually include stops at coves where visitors swim, sunbathe, and snorkel in the clear waters. For example, take an overnight trip to Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates. Kos, the second largest Dodecanese island, has a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a long beach. Also, head to the Gokova Gulf, a peaceful bay north of Bodrum.
Moor Your Yacht Right by the Door in Gocek
Gocek marina town, a short drive from Fethiye, offers two stylish marinas, a pretty town centre, and is backed by pine-clad mountains. It's a picturesque part of the southern sailing route of Turkey and has been a prime destination for sailors for many years. Ten kilometres from Gocek, Tomb Bay, a lovely, sheltered spot, is famous for Caryan rock tombs poking from the water. Swim ashore, and you'll discover the ancient city of Carya's baths among the olive trees. One popular sailing destination from Gocek is the 12 Islands, located off the coast, or the picturesque town of Kas, west of Gocek.
Millionaire Homes on Sovalye Island
Although it's just a short boat trip from Fethiye, Sovalye Island is far from the modern hustle and bustle of city life in Turkey. No roads and few houses mean uninterrupted peace and tranquillity. Custom-built homes on the island feature incredible sea views, private jetties and beach platforms, hence are ideal for starting points to sail around the famous 12 islands. Most homes are fine examples of spacious, luxury dwellings on the island. Sovalye is the first (and the only inhabited island) in the 12-island tour, which encompasses pretty islands large and small. With unspoiled nature and stunning coastline, enjoy several restaurants and cafes serving local Turkish cuisine and fresh seafood. Overall, Sovalye Island is a hidden gem in the Turkish Riviera, offering visitors a unique combination of history, natural beauty, and relaxation. See examples of gorgeous villas on Sovalye Island.
Sailing and Beachfront Properties for Sale
Whether you're looking for a retirement home, a weekend getaway, or an investment property, Turkish Riviera sailing property is an excellent option. A well-maintained sailing property is an excellent rental income source and capital appreciation asset, providing lifelong escapes in Turkey. So, be diligent in area research, check various listings, and understand options within your budget. Finding your little piece of paradise has never been more accessible, with sailing properties available in multiple locations of Turkey, with various price ranges, sizes and styles. So, why wait? Start looking for your ideal beachfront property today and take comfort in knowing that your purchase will be an excellent decision for years to come.
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