Fethiye - to Cold Water Bay

(71 nm approximately)

Saturday: Arrival in Fethiye. Get to know your boat and the flotilla leaders, then go shopping and in the evening eat in one of the pleasant local restaurants.

Sunday: At 09:00 hrs a chart briefing is held at the MOD Café, in the marina. Information will be given on the route for the week and general “dos and don’ts”.

Kapı Creek (15 nm) is a lovely, well-sheltered bay in a fabulous location, with a restaurant that serves delicious food. Newly renovated. It is one of the many beautiful bays in the Fethiye Gulf, which can only be reached from the sea. Ancient ruins are about one hour walking away. Pay cash, although sometimes a card machine is available. Barber, toilets and shower ashore.

Monday: 22 Fathom Cove (2 nm) for a rustic night with fantastic hosts; a brilliant night although watch out for the slightly rickety jetty! Pay cash.

Tuesday: Cold Water Bay (17 nm) This is an absolutely stunning location with a friendly, family run restaurant, serving great food. The name is due to a cool spring flowing into the sea. Pay cash.

Wednesday: Tomb Bay, Zeytin (Olive) Restaurant (20 nm). A resort style restaurant, which has had recent investment put in. Try the barber who is on site! Pay cash, although a card machine is sometimes available. Toilets, with showers available at times (water is limited). Electric and water on the dock for a small charge, and limited to evening time.

Thursday: Sarsala (3 nm) is one of our favourite bays in the Fethiye Gulf, with a jetty with moorings. The restaurant is newly renovated and the jetty is new. Climb the hill for a wonderful view over the gulf. Pay cash at the restaurant. Toilets and cold shower onshore.

Friday: Return to Fethiye Ece Marina (14 nm). In the evening enjoy dinner in a nice restaurant in the bazaar.

Should clients have booked a two-week flotilla holiday they will be given advice on places to visit during their free days sailing, until the flotilla is reunited at an appointed destination.

NB It is best to bring cash with you, as there are no cash machines en-route. A rough guide to prices is 160TL for an evening meal (meze starter and main course), beer 30 TL, glass of wine 40 TL, bottle of wine 150TL. (2020 prices)

Electric and water available once each week. Showers limited. Phones can be charged in the restaurants.

The weather can be very hot so it is a good idea to bring a rehydration formula (eg Berocca) with you, as the pharmacy closest to the marina may not be open.

1, 15 and 29 May, 12 and 26 June, 10 and 24 July, 7 and 21 August, 4 and 18 September and 2 and 16 October, 2021