Bodrum Sailing Itinerary


The Magical Bodrum Coast

Set on the south Aegean Sea, and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Bodrum is a historical base perfectly positioned to commence your sail around the beautiful Gulf of Gokova.

With a long warm summer period, the Turquoise coast and Gulf of Gokova is the perfect sailing ground both before and after the traditional peak Mediterranean summer season. This sample 7- Day itinerary will focus on a yacht charter from Bodrum, dropping anchor in secluded spots along your 115NM sail.

A Week Sailing to Gulf of Gokova

  • Day 1- Bodrum
  • Day 2- Bodrum- Cokertme (20NM)
  • Day 3- Cokertme to Mersincik (21NM)
  • Day 4- Mersincik to Datça (30NM)
  • Day 5- Datça to Knidos (20NM)
  • Day 6- Knidos to Kara Ada Island (10NM)
  • Day 7- Kara Ada Island to Bodrum (5NM)

Sailing the Gulf of Godova

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Day 1


After landing at Bodrum airport, drop your bags on the boat take a trip into the old city and look around the bustling port. Pick yourself up a few bargains, before returning to the boat in time for cocktails at sunset, and a meal of traditional Turkish kebabs.

Cokertme bay

Day 2

Bodrum- Cokertme (20NM)

After spending your first night in the famous port of Bodrum, pull the sails up and head over to your first stop of Cokertme. This wonderful sheltered bay provides the perfect base for your first night in the Gulf of Godova. Relax and enjoy delicious local meals, whilst accompanied by the classical low-pitched music.


Day 3

Cokertme to Mersincik (21NM)

Surrounded by forests and olive groves, Mersincik is popular due to it clear blue water and sandy seabed's. Turn off the engines and dive into the turquoise water.

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Day 4

Mersincik to Datça (30NM)

Known for its pristine beaches and rustic town houses, Datça represents one of Turkey's secret idylls. Stoll around the picturesque port or make a trip to the local vineyards and wineries.


Day 5

Datça to Knidos (20NM)

Along the Datça peninsula, you will find the ancient Carian city of Knidos. After a morning exploring the ruins, sail on to Palamutbuku, known for having the best beaches on the peninsula. Dropped anchor, and jumped into the sparkling waters. Settle in and spend a relaxing afternoon in this idyllic setting.

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Day 6

Knidos to Kara Ada Island (10NM)

As your final stop before heading back to Bodrum, visit the Island of Kara Ada, also known as Black Island. Famous for its hot springs and healing remedies. Swim in the thermal pools and the healing hot mud baths before preparing to head back to Bodrum.


Day 7

Kara Ada Island to Bodrum (5NM)

Return to port and enjoy your last final evening onboard before checking out in the morning.

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