Walking in the morning to a mirror calm sea, the only ripples on the water are caused by small fishing boats passing at a distance. You can see a fish jump at half a mile!
Ashore, the brown rocky hillsides are scattered with olive trees growing amongst ancient ruins and the smell of wild thyme and other herbs fills the air.
Sailing is idyllic, noon breezes last till dusk and there are always lovely bays and anchorages nearby in which to stop during the day and night.
Turks are natural, friendly people, always pleased to welcome or help a visitor and honesty is a way of life for most people. Many of the extensive archaeological sites are right on the shoreline, others are a short way inland - exciting to visit in the the early morning or in the evening when the twig light colors add rosy warmth to ancient theatres and Roman Baths.
Local food is an exciting experience - a tantalizing array of freshly picked fruit, day-fresh vegetables and salads, cheeses, and pulses prepared in many ways - an experienced not to be missed.
Turkey has a developing tourist industry and vibrant holiday resorts, but still available are abundant untouched areas - remote and accessible only by sea. Yacht marinas are well organized and shopping in the coastal towns is varied, with excellent bargains in oriental carpets, jewelry, and leathers. Now is the time to experience Turkey. Sailing on VIKING GIRL II is the best experience!