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Bodrum is an enchanting, full of beauties and thoroughly likeable town, if sometimes a little hot and busy in the height of summer for the sail lovers who prefer Bodrum sailboat charter . Town also has something of a reputation as a Bohemian town, a reputation it acquired when a number of disisdent artists,singers and writers were exiled here.

The most famous of these was Cevat Sakir Kabaagac, who became known as the fisherman of Halicarnassus, after his many stories of the locals an the town. Cevat had been exciled here in 1908, and remained in Bodrum until the end of his life. Bodrum must be absolutly one of the most beautiful places that exiles have been banished to-no Siberia this.

It is currently enjoying a tourist boom as tourists discover what the rich from Istanbul and Ankara have known for sime time, though some locals wish it had remained unknown to the hordes from the North. Contact us for Bodrum yacht charter requests.

Wandering aroun the town you who prefer Bodrum sailboat charter should make a point of seeing the Castle of St Peter, which houses the excellent Hall of Underwater Archaeology.  This one of the best museums of its type in the Mediterranean, with finds from wrecks around the sea coast dating from the Bronze Age to the Ottoman empire period, excavated by Dr George Bass and his team.

Now the older statesman of the yacht marinas in this part of the Mediterranean, Bodrum remains a popular port for visiting yachts in also Bodrum sailboat charter . Most are squeezed in, and while the marina director assures you they will do their best never to turn anone away, it is appreciated if you call ahead for a berth and mooring if possible. In the height of summer time, bars,hotels, restaurants  and clubs around the harbour compete for ascendancy in high decibels and the incessant beats, reminiscent of a cardiac monitor in overdrive, can go into the small hours.

Bodrum Sailboat Charter – Bodrum Boatyards

In the vicinity of the town there are many of yards accustomed to hauling out boats.Most of them are in Icmeler location. There are plans to put a wavebreaker ponton in Icmeler bay. A regular bus services run from Bodrum city centrum to Icmeker and comes back, approximately every in 20 minutes. In Icmeler you can find many chandler’s and a paint storei engineering and repair shops. There are also a few mini markets, restaurants and bars.

Bodrum Sailboat Charter – The Bodrum Cup

Every year the Bodrum Cup Regatta for traditional wooden boats is held around the second or third week in October month.  You can also join the cup with Bodrum bareboat charter boats. A few old gaffers participate but the bulk of the fleet is made up of the wooden gulets built in Turkey. A few modern Yachts and boats  compete in a seperate class but their relatively slim hulls are difficult to spot as the gargantuan gulets trundle sedately around a series of courses around Bodrum and the nearby gulfs. For nearly a week this part of the world looks like something out of a fil mset with these huge wooden boats, some now up to 50m long, sailing together around the coast.