Enjoy Turkey Beach Holidays

Turkey beach holidays are synonymous with tourists occupying rows after rows of beach loungers, boisterous nightclubs and posh all-inclusive beach resorts. However, if you want something out of the ordinary, yet still as enjoyable, you can opt to find the best Turkey beaches and stay away from the crowd.

Çiralı Beach
On this laidback resort, you get the chance to meet the loggerhead turtles as they lovingly bury their eggs in the sands. This site is covered in citrus grove and located on a tapered plain between a long shingle beach and the mountains. The ancient city of Olympos is also located here and by just walking along the beach, you can get a glimpse of the famous ruins.

Cirali Beach
Cirali Beach

Iztuzu Beach
Another location popular for Turkey beach holidays is the Iztuzu beach. This protected 4.5km of Iztuzu beach is full of hard-packed sands and the tracks of the turtles that dragged their bodies ashore and can be seen during June and July. This beach, though lacking in sufficient shade is popular to family vacationers because of the gentle seabed that calms the waters.

Patara Beach
Turkey beach holidays are really exciting especially if you get to visit Patara’s excellent white-sand beach that is very popular being one of the longest incessant strands located in the Mediterranean. This beach measures nine km from the main access road to the Eşen Çayı’s mouth, and then there is another six km to the end. During the holiday seasons, it can be really crowded within the immediate vicinity of the Patara Beach, but there are some solitary spots that you can still have to yourself if you just walk northwest going past the dunes. Summer, of course, is the best time to visit here, but during spring and fall, it can also be delightful to swim in the waters.

Kargı Beach
Bodrum has a reputation as a location that holds some of the most popular beaches in the Mediterranean. That is why many tourists opt to stay here. But, being popular does not necessarily mean that Bodrum is a crowded place all the time. There is one particular spot where you can enjoy some peace and quiet while enjoying the beach and the blue waters, and that is Kargi Beach, which is also famous for Turkey beach holidays.

Aside from the above mentioned locations there are many other places where you can truly enjoy Turkey beach holidays. Turkey, after all, is a true paradise on earth.

Journey the Mediterranean on the Alaturka gulet

Nothing beats cruising the Turquoise coast when it comes to exploring Turkey and Greece. And this is where the Alaturka gulet comes in. Totally renovated in the winter of 2013/2014 – the Alaturka gulet is the preferred choice when it comes to booking a private cruise for 2015 and beyond!

Popular Tourist Destinations
The Alaturka gulet can take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey. In Turkey, you will be able to explore Fethiye, Bodrum, Antalya, Marmaris, Demre, Datca, Kas and Bodrum to name a few destinations. The most popular itineraries when travelling on the Alaturka gulet include the Fethiye Kekova one week cruise or the Fethiye to Marmaris and return 1 week cruise. Due to the size of this gulet at just 23 meters, this yacht can travel into areas where larger boats are restricted to go.


Alaturka Layout
The Alaturka gulet is decked out with seven cabins of all different shapes and sizes. There are two doubles, two twin cabins, two triples and one quad room meaning this gulet can cater up to 16 people. More often than not, families prefer this yacht as children can bunk in together in the quad room but then there are also the double rooms for an adults retreat. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms with showers. Inside there is also an indoor lounge and the kitchen where all the delicious meals will be cooked is inside too. On the upper deck, guests can enjoy both the sun lounges and an area with shaded lounges. At the rear a large dining table sits in front of an enclosed bar where you will eat alfresco and spend yours nights chatting, playing board games and cards and enjoying each others company.


The Alaturka gulet also includes snorkelling gear, floating devices, noodles, board games and plenty of activities to keep the whole group entertained.


Alaturka gulet cabin
Alaturka gulet cabin


In low season, the Alaturka gulet is just 700 euro per day for a private charter. Private charters are from 4 days and up depending on the time of the year you are travelling and other bookings. In high season, the gulet hire is 1000 euro per day. Meals and drinks are extra, but if you book a package of gulet hire and meals you are sure to get a good deal!


For more information about private chartering the Alaturka gulet email info@alaturkacruises.com

Turkey Gulet Cruise for Families

For families who like spending their holidays on the water, a Turkey gulet cruise for families is the best choice. This kind of holiday will give the family the chance to get away from the stress of their daily lives, while they also get to catch up with what’s going on with each member of the family.

Swim, Kayak and Snorkel
With Turkey gulet cruise for families, you will of course have the best time of your life enjoying the blue waters.  You and your children will have ample time for swimming, kayaking or snorkelling.

Relax and Be Pampered
A holiday wouldn’t be complete if you wouldn’t have the chance to be spoiled. With Turkey gulet cruise for families, your group will surely be served like royalty. All you need to do is lie back and wait to be served with delicious meals. Your cruising experience will be similar to staying at a five-star hotel.

Visit Ancient Sites
When you choose to book for Turkey gulet cruise for families, you will be taken not just through the waters of the Mediterranean but also into the country’s past. With an expert captain leading the way through ancient sites and ruins, you will have the unique opportunity to explore the world of the Romans and the Greeks in very colourful details. You will know how and what they ate, and even how their temples were built.

Tailor-Made Family Cruise
With the right company offering Turkey gulet cruise for families, you may have the chance to choose the kind of cruising holiday that you want. For instance, you may book an entire boat for your family, or you may also join other families on a bigger boat.

If you choose the first option, you will be able to choose or plan your cruise itinerary. You may want to focus on the historical aspect of the tour for your children, or you may want to spend more time playing in the waters. The choice is entirely up to you.


Family tours
There are many tour companies that offer Turkey gulet cruises for families but the most reliable one is Alaturka. They have many tours that cater to families specifically, with kid friendly meals, lots of activities for both children and adults alike and friendly crew to help you and your family make the most of their time spent in Turkey.


Shared group tours on a gulet start at 185 euro per person in slow season and private charters start at 3000 euro a week.