Beautiful Bodrum: A Turkish Delight

Having just read  Mark Twain’s “Innocents Abroad,” a classic account of tourism in Turkey, we’re now very excited about the thought of heading to the Turkish coast this summer.

Lying opposite the Greek island of Kos and jutting out into the Aegean, the waters off the Bodrum peninsula are perfect for a summer sailing holiday. The vibe is distinctly east meets west. The cuisine, bazaars and hammams are inherently oriental, with an easy going culture blending mosques with a bikini led lifestyle. Development has been carefully monitored and much of the peninsula retains its intrinsic character. The coastal towns and villages remain low rise against a back drop of pine clad hills, and are decorated by reflective and glorious blue water.


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Thanksgiving, Turkey and Malades Restaurant Bodrum

What’s your trick to preparing Turkey for Thanksgiving? All this talk about the celebratory bird has got us thinking about family celebrations, warmer climates and Turkey! The Turkish coastline boasts more than a thousand kilometres of shoreline, sharing the same crystal clear warm waters as popular neighbour Greece. With an abundance of history, archaeological sights and breathtaking views, the Turkish Riviera is a must visit during summer 2015!


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Discovering the Brilliance of Bodrum!

Bodrum is not well known as a chartering destination, but it can easily compete with the best there is to offer through out the rest of the Mediterranean! It is a district and a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey and has a truly fascinating melange of history, beauty and culture.

It would serve as a magnificent starting point from which to set out and explore the many delights that the Turkish coast offers; be it Marmaris and Knidos or Gocek and Antalya for example. Bodrum itself is famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (though it was unfortunately destroyed by the Crusaders to build Bodrum Castle). Some of the other spectacular sights you can see are the Myndos Gate and City ruins and the Cevat Sakir and Zeki Muren museums to name but a few. Bodrum is a beautiful cosmopolitan and sophisticated city where something is always going on.

The peninsular itself, and the coast around Bodum also houses a wealth of beaches, coves, and islets and there are a huge number of festivals happening through out the year; from ballet to camel wrestling. Why not look to charter PAPA JOE, a traditional Turkish GULET that provides guests with plenty of space as well as luxury. If you are looking for a week or two to transport yourself away from the cares of home or even to celebrate a marriage then look no further. Let PAPA JOE take you on an idyllic tour of Turkey and wash your worries away!

At, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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