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Sea kayaking the Turquoise Coast of Turkey

Listed under Kayaking in Marmaris, Turkey.

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Sea kayaking was a completely new activity in Turkey when we first started trips in 1994, and it is still relatively unknown here except in one or two places.

With its many bays, coves, headlands, beaches small and large, much of it inaccessible by land, the spectacular coastline in the south-west corner of the country, known as the ‘Turquoise Coast’ is perfect for exploration by sea kayak.

It’s easy to get away from the crowded resorts and find a completely different world.

There are also lots of historical site such as tombs and forts from classical and Byzantine times. If you are interested in wildlife I suggest the Koycegiz Lake -Dalyan,- Iztuzu beach region - protected areas with many species of birds and other wildlife such as the famous Caretta Caretta turtle. Other good areas to paddle include the Gulf of Gokova, the Bozburun peninsula to the west of Marmaris, and Gocek Bay near Fethiye.  For a full range of accommodation in the area visit The Hotel Guru.

The best time of year is from April to October – you can even paddle in the hottest months of July and August, as its easy to cool off in the sea whenever you want and there is usually a cooling breeze. Nothing beats the experience of sleeping under the stars on a warm summer night.

Written by  Vedat Vural.

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