The ideal seaborne holiday for all generations with something special for everyone all the time.
Gulet charter really can be whatever you want it to be. Its the perfect opportunity to dream up the most outstanding holiday imaginable. Then leave it to the team at Zephyria to make the dream come true.
Whether your interests are ancient history or photography, water-sports or shopping, or if all you want to do is bask in the sun, sea and savour delicious cuisine while cruising from one astoundingly beautiful bay to another, Zephyria makes it all happen, so you experience the definitive insiders’ Turkey from the best yachts and in the best secluded locations.
Cuisine is one of the highlights of all holidays, and dining onboard a private charter yacht is no exception. In fact, food tastes even better al fresco on deck overlooking the dazzling Aegean waters or under the stars at night. Our menus are prepared from carefully sourced, local & seasonal produce featuring fresh fish and seafood, grills barbecued on deck as well as a feast of irresistible Turkish Meze and salads. Zephyria’s team regularly sample our chefs’ creations ensuring that dining remains absolutely stellar. We cater for special dietary requirements too so please let us know your preferences in advance.
Make waves, try something new, or brush up on old skills… Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines with so many protected bays are the perfect playground, and reveal a water world as rich in both nature and history as the land. Have a go at a range of water sports or take out one of your gulet’s kayaks at sunrise or sunset. For scuba lovers we incorporate sessions into any itinerary for you to dive with a pro diving boat at one of the best spots. However much sportive action your group is looking for, we arrange it to flow seamlessly with the rest of your holiday.
Yacht charters in the areas we cruise trace centuries of the history of many tribes and civilisations. Along these ancient trading routes, cultures from the Carian, Lycian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods have left their legacies on both the landscape and seascape, above and under water, and you can really see and feel it. There are literally hundreds of atmospheric ancient ruined sites, rock tombs and sunken cities to explore, some excavated and some left wild, overgrown and untouched. Highlights include the epic Knidos, Caunos, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara and Pinara, as well as the magnificent city of Ephesus .
When we rest, our energy is restored. Its time to take a break and find the balance, read those books that have been waiting, eat good food every day- prepared by someone else, and immerse yourself in nature with swimming, water-sports and countryside hiking as you wish. There’s no better place to unwind and get perspective than on the sea, with the sun, salty water and relaxed hospitality of the Mediterranean and southern Aegean region setting the scene. Share an unforgettable time cruising in Turkey with your friends or family and remind your self of that precious stress-free you.
Gulet yacht charter holidays are for everyone, all ages, and all interests, families, friends and couples. Often we have 3 or even 4 generations on board for big family holidays, and it works like a dream. Children are warmly welcomed on our Gulets which are spacious and designed with a large aft deck creating a safe space for them to be, and to be seen. For fun our crew often lead activities for the kids like fishing, snorkelling and paddle boarding. Our chefs are skilled at balancing child-friendly meals with the more refined gourmet tastes of adults making everyone happy. So while there’s space, safety and entertainment for the smaller ones, there’s room for the bigger ones to dip in and out as they like too.
To punctuate your seaborne journey, stop to experience the sights and sounds of life on land too. Explore pretty fishing villages, quiet beaches, waterfront tavernas, or retreat inland for some magical hikes into the olive-groved hills, amongst ancient ruins, orchards and farmland. Colourful markets sell textiles and local produce in every town and village, alongside artisans’ studios offering unique handmade pieces. Larger towns like Marmaris and Bodrum are buzzing with high-end shopping, yachting lifestyle, art galleries, smart restaurants and nightlife. Turkey is truly a diners and shoppers paradise. The most famously sought after items are silk carpets and kilims, leather, gold and silver, and spices.