This Travel Notes page provides useful information about Fethiye. From airport procedures to currency exchange it will tell you what to expect to make your vacation smooth and worry free.
- Address & Map
- Arrival & Departure
- New Visa Requirements
- General Information
- Banks & Money Exchange
- Activities & Sports
- Cruising Information
- Provisioning (Food & Drink for your boat)
- Health & Safety
TURKEY SAILING REQUIREMENTS:
YACHT CLASSIC Hotel &Marina:
1 Karagozler Mah. Fevzi Cakmak Cad.
No: 24 Fethiye/Mugla, Turkey,
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Sunday: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm in case of embarkation
Season: This charter destination is closed from November 12 - April 15.
Your comfort is assured by extensive facilities including:
1. Private jetty with water, shore power and mooring lines.
2. Boutique hotel
4. 2 swimming pools - free of charge for Moorings customers
5. Outdoor Jacuzzi - free of charge for Moorings customers
6. Pool bar
7. Children's pool
8. Spa Wellness Center: sauna, Turkish bath, massage - 10% discount for Moorings customers
9. Laundry service
10. Toilets & showers
11. Free WI-FI Internet connection.
12. Market service
13. Car parking
Things to do around the marina
1. Picturesque daily market: 10-minute walk
2. Visit of the ruins of ancient Thelmessos: 15-minute walk
3. Lycian Tombs: 15-minute walk
4. Kaya Koy, Old Greek villag : 5 mi.
5. Ancient ruins of Tlos: 19 mi.
6. Saklikent Gorges: 16 mi.
How to get there
Dalaman airport to the base at Fethiye: 31 mi. The transfer takes approximately 50 minutes.
Bodrum airport to the base in Fethiye: 137 mi. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours 45 minutes.
Antalya airport to the base in Fethiye: 143 mi. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours
New Visa Requirements
The country of Turkey has become a favored destination seeking an exotic and new experience abroad. To ensure our customers ease of travel to this destination we would like to inform you of new visa requirements for travelers entering from outside the country.
As of April 10 2014, passengers traveling to Turkey will no longer be able to purchase or obtain a visa upon arrival. Turkey is moving exclusively to e-Visa and customers must buy their visas in advance of traveling. If a traveler does not hold a valid e-Visa at the time of travel they may be denied boarding or admission at the Turkish port of entry.
From the EU Member States, the following citizens (if they hold an ordinary passport) must have a visa independent of the length of their stay: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and UK.
Please note that a visa is needed only for a stay longer than three months for citizens holding passports from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia (30 days), Lithuania, Luxemburg, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.
If you require an e-Visa, you can apply for one online through the Republic of Turkey Electronic Visa Application System website and, after the application is approved, paying a fee.
For more information about the Turkish e-Visa please consult the following official websites: The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa and The Republic of Turkey Electronic Visa Application System website: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
How to apply for the e-visa: e-Visas are already operational in Turkey since 17 April 2013, therefore passengers can use this facility instead of today’s ‘paying at the border’.
If you require an e-Visa, you can apply for one online through the Republic of Turkey Electronic Visa Application System by completing the application form at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ and (after the application is approved) paying a fee. In order to apply you will need (i) a passport that is valid for at least six months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa, (ii) a flight (or any other possible means of transportation) reservation and (iii) a credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Each passenger must hold their own e-Visa, including children and minors even if they are included on someone else’s passport. Upon successful application, the e-Visa is e-mailed to the passenger with 24 hours of successful completion of the application. Applicants must print out their e-Visa, show it to airport officials and customs officers and carry it with them at all times during their travel. You should apply for your e-Visa at least 24 hours before your departure. However you are advised to make an application at least one week before your departure. An e-Visa is only valid for tourism or trade purposes. For other purposes such as work or study, an application must be submitted through the Turkish embassies or consulates.
Please note: If you have not applied for and hold a valid e-Visa prior to/at the time of travel you may be denied boarding or admission at the Turkish port of entry. However, possession of an e-Visa does not guarantee admission to Turkey as the Turkish authorities can deny entrance of a holder of an e-Visa to Turkey in certain cases. If you are refused boarding or denied admission at the Turkish port of entry, you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with the terms of our contract with you.”
Turkish Airlines - Tel: (+90) 212-444 08 49
Air France - Tel: (+90) 212 465 54 91 (92-93)
British Airways - Tel: (+90) 212-465 56 82
Lufthansa - Tel: (+90) 212-315 34 00
Swissair - Tel : (+90) 212-465 57 32 (33-34)
Alitalia - Tel: (+90) 212-231 55 86
Due to the number of flights which we organize, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact your Vacation Planning Specialist before you book your flights.
Customs & Immigration - Disclaimer
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Turkey required by all. U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter Turkey. U.S. citizens may obtain a visa upon entry into Turkey or prior to departure from one of the five Turkish Consulates in the United States. The cost is $45 USD per person.
Visas issued upon entry are valid for three months.
Non-U.S citizens must apply for tourist or business visas before traveling to Turkey. Applicants should contact the relevant Turkish Consulate in person, by mail or by a courier service.
Dalaman airport; Bodrum airport; Antalya airport.
Transfers from the airport to the base are not included.
Minibus or van for groups: For a group of 4 to 12 people, it is better to arrange a minibus transfer. Reservations are required through The Moorings.
Taxis: The number of passengers is limited to 3. You can take a taxi but we advise you to pre-arrange a transfer with us. Not all drivers know where the base is located.
Dalaman airport to Fethiye = approx. 50 minutes
• Taxi: 1-3 pax: 65 Euro
• Minibus: 4-12 pax: 90 Euro
Bodrum airport to Fethiye = approx. 3 hours 45 minutes
• Taxi: 1-3 pax: 190 Euro.
• Minibus: 240 Euro.
Antalya airport to Fethiye = approx. 3 hours
• Taxi: 1-3 pax: 165 Euro.
• Minibus: 4-12: 190 Euro.
It is possible to get to Fethiye from Rhodes (Greece), via Marmaris. It takes approx. 1 hour by ferry (hydrofoil). From April to September there are 2 or 3 connections per day for passengers. For cars there are only 2 connections per week. It takes approx. 2h from Marmaris to Fethiye by road.
Avis, Hertz and Europcar are located at the all 3 airports.
Arrival & Departure Procedure
Embarkation: Charters start at 3:00 pm.
Disembarkation: All charters end at 5:00 pm, when the boat must be returned and ready for debriefing and checks. Disembarkation is at 9:00 am the following day.
Briefing Times: Chart Briefing is at 2:00pm and the Boat Briefing is at 3:00pm. These can also be organized around the charterer’s schedule when possible. All head charterers are required to attend the briefings.
Late Arrival Departure
Taxes / Departure Tax
Departure Tax from Turkey is approximately $15 USD.
Area: 486,883 sq. mi.
Capital city: Ankara
People: Turkish, Kurdish, and other minorities
Language: Turkish (official), Kurdish, and other minority languages
Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni), and other (mostly Christians and Jews)
Government: Republican Parliamentary Democracy
Major industries: textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
Tipping: In tourist or up-market restaurants a tip of 10% will be appreciated, but otherwise it is usual to round up the bill if the service has been good unless a service charge has already been added. Tour guides expect to be tipped. Most services receive a small tip by rounding up the bill.
Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY).
Electricity: voltage 220V/50Hz (European Plug).
Time: UTC/GMT +2 hours. Daylight saving time: +1 hour
Festivals & holidays:
New Year's Day
National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Commemoration of Atatürk and Youth and Sports Day
Freedom and Constitution Day
Yacht Classic Hotel - Tel: 00 90 252 612 50 67
Yacht Boutique Hotel - Tel: 00 90 252 614 15 30
Yacht Boutique Hotel - Tel: 00 90 252 614 15 30
Ece Saray - Tel: 00 90 252 612 50 05
Atapark Hotel - Tel: 00 90 252 612 40 81
Marina Vista Hotel - Tel: 00 90 252 614 54 43
Markets in Fethiye by the Marina
Özdemir Market, Marina -Karagözler - Tel: 00 90 252 614 12 60
Desti Market, Marina – Karagözler - Tel: 00 90 252 614 82 71
Carrefour, Ece Marina - Tel: 00 90 252 614 89 98
Migros, City Center - Tel: 00 90 444 10 44
There is a wide choice of restaurants in Fethiye.
The post office is situated in the center of Fethiye. Open Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 12.00 am and 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Free Wi-Fi is available at the base for Moorings clients. Most cafes and restaurants offer free wireless internet.
Companies in Turkey will rent you a GSM mobile phone all set to make and receive calls. You can usually arrange such rentals at your hotel, or on the Internet before you even arrive in Turkey. Telephone cards are sold in tobacco shops.
Tourist Information Centers
Fethiye - Tel: 0252-6121975
The banks are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, banks are closed but there are ATMs. It is possible to change money at the airports. There is no bank at the Moorings base. You have to go to the center of Fethiye: 10 minutes' walk and cash machines opened 24/7.
Currencies / Money Exchange
Due to the constantly changing exchange rate, we would not recommend that clients change currency until they are actually in Turkey. There are no limits on the amounts you can take in and out of the country, but the exchange rates are often more favorable in Turkey. Please note there are very high charges applied when changing traveler’s checks in Turkey.
Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout Turkey for purchases and cash withdrawals, but not in the smaller villages and towns where cash should be used. Credit card fraud can be an issue in Turkey so it is a good idea to tell your card supplier that you are travelling.
Snorkeling & Diving
In order to save you from carrying extra luggage, The Moorings provides snorkeling equipment: flippers, mask and snorkel for your use. The equipment will be provided on arrival on request and subject to availability (just indicate the shoe sizes of your crew). In Féthiye:
European diving center. 0252-6149771
Aqua Pro. 0252-6122948
Scuba diving on your own is strictly regulated in Turkey: Diving is only permitted with a registered diving club. Underwater fishing is forbidden when scuba diving. It is also forbidden to collect archaeological objects whether scuba diving or not.
Kayaks are available from our base in Gocek.
Turkish residents can only stay on Turkish flagged yachts in Turkey. Turkish residents wishing to charter out of Turkey must contact us in advance to secure a Turkish flagged yacht.
Cruising Guide: Once you book your Moorings vacation in Turkey, we will send you a link on your invoice to our complimentary online cruising guide.
Marina Prices: Prices for Monohulls and catamarans vary. The price is determined by the port authority and is based on the size of the yacht.
Ports & Marinas: The Moorings has berths in the Marina near the Moorings office. The berths at Club Marina are free during your charter period.
All yachts are equipped with power cords, a battery charger and 220 V plugs. The piers in the Marina are equipped with 220 V outlets. The inventory includes an adaptor. The piers of other marinas are generally equipped with 220 V outlets.
Sailing Area Restrictions
Karaagac Limani: It is not permitted to enter or moor in this bay, located to the east of Marmaris as it is a military zone
Olu Deniz: It is not permitted to enter this bay. You can moor just before the entrance and visit the bay with your dinghy.
The maritime authorities and insurers insist that the logbook be kept up to date in case of an accident. We must have the original back at the end of the cruise. The client can receive copies of the logbook.
Sailing outside Turkey
It is possible to sail in Greece and around the Greek Islands with a boat chartered in Turkey, if you respect the administrative formalities and taxes.
Leaving Turkey : Leaving from our base in Göçek from one of the following ports: Finiké, Kas, Fethiyé, Marmaris, Datcha or Bodrum. You have to arrange the formalities with the port police, customs, health service and immigration service.
Entering Greece: In one of the following ports: Kos, Rhodes Samos and Symi. You have to arrange the formalities with the port police, customs, health service and set up a transit log for the boat. You will have to pay a tax to the maritime police which is 6€ per meter, and the customs tax from 35€ to 43€ depending on the length
Leaving Greece: You have to arrange the departure formalities from one of the following port Samos, Kos, Symi, Rhodes with the port police.
Return to Turkey: The entry to Turkey is available at the following ports Finiké, Kas, Fethiyé, Marmaris, Datcha, Bodrum. You must purchase a new transit log for the boat: 85€ then you have to arrange the formalities with the port police, customs, health service and immigration service
As the formalities might take time in Turkey and Greece, we advise you not to arrange any formalities on Saturday afternoon or on Sunday. We advise you to use an agent to arrange the formalities. Entry in Greece: 100€ Leaving Greece: 70€. The base can give you a list of agents.
Fethiye: Fethiye, known as Telmessos in the ancient period is the most important city of Lycia. Today, with the development of the tourist industry quite a few shops and restaurants have found their place in this small town and made it particularly charming. The daily market is worth a visit (vegetables, fruit, dairy products, fish and meat) as is the traditional «hamam». Amateurs of archeology can visit the ancient amphitheatre and the Lycian graves which are buried in the mountains overlooking the town.
Kaya Koy: Approximately 20 minutes by car from Fethiye you will find the abandoned city of "Levissi" called "Kaya Koy" in Turkish. Despite an earthquake in 1856 the buildings were well preserved and some of the chapels and churches are really worth a visit: frescos, mosaics.
Saklikent: Situated in the Féthiye region the canyon of Saklikent is a good choice. This canyon is hundreds of metres deep and about 20km long. Parts of it are flooded by a refreshing torrent that will make you forget the heat of the Anatolian summer.
Dalyan: Opposite Fethiye, after the airport of Dalaman, towards Marmaris, you will find the village of Dalyan, known for the ruins of the ancient city of Caunus. You can take a small fishing boat, to the ruins to admire the landscape of the Delta River and the Lycian graves of the 4th century BC which are buried in the cliffs overlooking the village. The site of Caunus has temples, baths, an acropolis, a Byzantine basilica, a market place and a roman theatre, which is very well preserved offering amazing views of the delta.
This destination offers the convenience of our Online Provisioning Service!
Let The Moorings take all of the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality in beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages, or choose from an extensive a la carte inventory of everything you need to provision your yacht with ease. Leave the challenging shopping to us and jump right into your vacation!
You can add packages during checkout when booking your charter online and add on a-la-carte items afterwards, or you can return and provision everything after you book. Then we’ll coordinate the details and guarantee that everything is aboard your yacht, awaiting your arrival. Preview the store now!
Prefer not to shop online? After you book your charter, we will send you the provisioning forms in your charter packet. Simply make your selections in advance. We coordinate everything for a hassle-free experience by conveniently delivering your order to your boat upon arrival.
There are several supermarkets in the Fethiye town.
Moorings offers 'Charter Care' which is a comprehensive travel insurance scheme for your complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure that it covers all of the destinations and activities of your Moorings vacation.
Vaccination and Immunization Information - Disclaimer
Turkey is generally risk-free of contagious disease.
At time of publication, an International Vaccination Certificate is not mandatory.
All yachts are equipped with adult life jackets harnesses we leave it up to you to decide when personal safety equipment should be worn. We have a limited supply of children’s life jackets (age 4+ only) if you have your own children’s life jacket we would encourage you to bring it along.
We suggest that children who are not strong swimmers should not be allowed in a dinghy without a life jacket or buoyancy aid and that they should wear a buoyancy aid or harness when on deck. Children under the age of 16yrs should not operate an outboard engine and should be supervised at all times when in the dinghy.
*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunization requirements can and do change. The Moorings is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination’s authority website to receive the latest updates.