Water Town Akcay

 Akcay where is the first tourism resort of Turkey, in Edremit Balikesir city. After 1980’s it has increased in tourism. Because of near to İstanbul, the town has been preffered officeholders. After 1990’s, there were so many developments about tourism. Akcay that is the most popular holiday resort of Edremit Gulf, is known as ‘Water Town’.

Town which is located on Kazdagi mountain foot, has many places that must seen. Sutuven waterfall, Hasan Boguldu lake, Sahinderesi canyon, Mihli watercourse..are must seen places in Akcay. Moreover, there is world-famous Antandros antic city.

Symbol of Kazdagi mountain is Sarikiz sculpture, in the centre of town. There are so many rumors about Sarikiz legendary. There is Sarikiz festival every year in town. It attracts so many people in every single year.
Akcay is a must seen holiday resort with its natural beauties and historical buildings. It is able to enjoy sea and have fun other activities in town.

Blue cruise which offers travellers enjoy sea and see naturel beauties at the same, is very popular recent years. It is able to have holiday pleasure and discover new things with your loved ones by chartering your luxury yacht. It is able to see beautiful coves  while you are having fun at sea.
If you are thinking of blue cruise in your summer holiday, you should decide your chartering yacht. First of all, charter company must be professional and expert. Your charter yacht also must be suitable for your budget and pleasure and give response all your request and demands. Charter yachts must been renewed regularly beacuse of your safety during the blue cruise.

Turkyacht organizes blue cruise tours many routes especially in Marmaris. Our customers satisfaction is very important for us. Please visit our website for luxury yacht fleet and routes

We just returned from what can only be described as the most relaxing

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We just returned from what can only be described as the most relaxing 8 days of our lives on the first ever TurkYacht charter gullet sailing holiday. Not only was it our first TurkYacht cruise but it was also our first travel adventure to Turkey and Greece as well. And what better way to relax than on a traditional Turkish sailing gullet, otherwise known as Karizma!For 8 days and 7 nights we cruised the beautiful and refreshing crystal clear waters in the Mediterranean Sea off the southern shores of Turkey and Greek islands with 14 other lucky passengers.

Some of TurkYacht’s sailing routes include bases of Marmaris, Gocek, and Fethiye. Unlike many island-based sailing in the Mediterranean, a holiday in this southern area of the Aegean primarily involves cruising the many bays, gulfs and inlets of mainland Turkey. Surrounding the coast are massive mountain ranges dropping sheer into azure seas, carving the shore into a procession of tiny coves, hidden bays, and pristine beaches. Hillsides forming a vista from your yacht are covered in pine and olives trees and the ruins of countless ancient cities; Greek, Roman, and Byzantine cram the coast, limiting development to a few isolated areas. The incredible combination of historical sites and wonders, beautiful sailing and superb swimming that make this coastline a truly fantastic destination.Turkey isn’t short of a nightspot either with the resorts of Marmaris, Fethiye and Gocek all standing out with their array of bars and nightclubs. Come here to drink, dance and be merry!

From Turkey we sailed west towards the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Kalimnos and Leros. Rhodes still has much to offer sailors with its splendid medieval capital city, also named Rhodes, and several smaller coastal villages that retain their authentic appeal . Kos is the starting port for sailing in the Northern Dodecanese. A touristy island, Kos highlights the benefits of a sailing holiday, where you can visit the bars, restaurants and churches and mosques of Kos town and then set out for the less populated islands of Kalymnos, Leros and Patmos. By day, if we were not sunning ourselves on the deck of the boats then we would be exploring the cultural offerings that Greece has in abundance. Whether it was the ruins of the towns or the old Castles and forts overlooking the small villages.

Luckily the evenings were just as good, if not better. Hours were spent sitting onboard the gullet with a beer or a wine in hand watching as the sky changed from royal blue into amazing reds, oranges and yellows as the sun set on each glorious day. Unfortunately like all good things it had to come to an end, and we finished our holiday back on mainland Turkey.

HISTORY OF BODRUM

blue cruises turkeyThe first recorded settlers in Bodrum region were the Carians and the harbor area was colonized by Dorian Greeks as of the 7th century BC. The city later fell under Persian rule. Under the Persians, it was the capital city of the satrapy of Caria, the region that had since long constituted its hinterland and of which it was the principal port. Its strategic location ensured that the city enjoyed considerable autonomy. Archaeological evidence from the period such as the recently discovered Salmakis (Kaplankalesi) Inscription, now in Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, attest to the particular pride[clarification needed] its inhabitants had developed.[4] A famous native was Herodotus, the Greek historian (484-420 BC). Surviving substructures and ruins of the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum.) Mausolus ruled Caria from here, nominally on behalf of the Persians and independent in practical terms for much of his reign between 377 to 353 BC. When he died in 353 BC, Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his sister and his widow, employed the ancient Greek architects Satyros and Pythis, and the four sculptors Bryaxis, Scopas, Leochares and Timotheus to build a monument, as well as a tomb, for him. The word “mausoleum” derives from the structure of this tomb. It was a temple-like structure decorated with reliefs and statuary on a massive base. It stood for 1700 years and was finally destroyed by earthquakes. Today only the foundations and a few pieces of sculpture remain.

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