Turkey is famous for where East meets West: from the traditional Turkish tea to famous carpets, hammams and bazaars, destinations like Istanbul and sweet treats like Turkish delights and baklava.... simply wonderful.

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Turkey: Sailing 2019

Gulets (pronounced goo-lets) are wooden schooners that have been used for fishing and sponging around the Mediterranean for many years. The word ’gulet‘ is said to derive from the French goulette, or schooner. These two-masted wooden vessels, usually made from local pine, were long used for transport and fishing along the southern coasts of Turkey. Typically designed with a sharp bow, broad beam and rounded aft, these days they are designed and fitted with comfort and not trade in mind. Routes cover from Kuşadasi in the Aegean to Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.

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Turkey: Sailing 2018

A gulet is a wooden classic yacht built usually in Bodrum or Marmaris from the southwestern coast of Turkey. The average size of the gulet is 20 to 30 meters in length and feature 4 to 8 cabins. All gulet type boats come with a crew and they are used for private charter in different countries. Gulets can explore parts of the coast that larger boats cannot – like tiny, floating, boutique hotels. Often known as 'Blue Cruises' in a nod to the sea and the sky which surround you, gulet cruises are a tantalising mix of tradition, luxury and sublime relaxation.... AMAZING!

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Side is a resort town on Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast. An ancient port city, it's known for long beaches and Greco-Roman ruins. In the center are the remains of the 2nd-century Antique Theater, which seated up to 15,000. The white marble columns of the Hellenistic Temple of Athena stand near the harbor. Other sites are sprinkled throughout, with finds housed at the Side Museum, a restored Roman bath complex.

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