Çiftlik, Serçe Limanı
The small, circular bay of Çiftlik, our first destination on Day 3, is ideal for snorkelling. Whether you’re a novice or an old hand, you’ll find the warm, clean waters inviting. Serçe Limanı, our overnight stop, is uninhabited territory, although a few small restaurants cater to visitors.
Incirli Ada, Bozburun
If you’ve enjoyed your previous experiences with snorkelling, you’re in for a treat when we reach the island of Incirli Ada on Day 4. You’ll have all morning to explore this rocky little isle, perhaps looking for the figs which give it its name.
After lunch, we’ll move on to the town of Bozburun with its picturesque harbour. Boatbuilding is one of Bozburun’s main industries, and gulets like ours are constructed here. Try the local thyme honey, prized throughout Turkey and sure to be a hit as an unusual souvenir.
Dirsek Koyu, Datça
We’ll spend the night in Bozburun, crossing the Hisarönü Gulf the following morning after breakfast, and arrive in Dirsek Koyu in time for a swim before lunch. The waters here are a kaleidoscope of different hues, seen at their best from the mountain slopes above. You can also spot the remains of an ancient quay, now sunk under the sea.
Datça, our port for the night, consists of a single street linking the town’s two bays and beaches. There’s plenty to do along this strip, with its shops, bars and restaurants. Fresh, locally-grown fruit and vegetables are on sale, along with honey, olives, and the almonds which are a great regional delicacy.