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The Magic of Turkey

ISBN: 9781574092707
A Guide to the Turkish Coast

by Alfredo Giacon
Foreword by Jimmy Cornell

The Magic of Turkey is a comprehensive guide to the various coasts of Turkey. It offers practical information on all sorts of topics ranging from anchorage areas and marinas, to weather forecasts, to the local cuisine of some of the most intriguing coasts in the world. The areas covered stretch from the port of Izmir on the Aegean Sea to the south, the southeast up to Antalya on the Mediterranean, passing through Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethyie and Finike.

At the same time, the book is the tale of a voyage made by the author and his wife on their 55-foot ketch, along the Turkish coast, and their fascinating experiences. They stayed for two years along the coast of Caria and Lycia, where they swam in crystal clear water over the submerged ruins of ancient houses, anchored in postcard-perfect bays, moored in tiny ports far from the tourist areas, and visited legendary archeological sites. Mild weather, a warm, glittering turquoise sea, deserted beaches, hidden coves, pine forests, and fishermen’s taverns, with the taste fresh fish and a glass of raki, the typical anise flavored Turkish drink, combine to create an unforgettable sailing holiday.

About the Author: Alfredo Giacon has been sailing since 1993 with his wife Nicoletta aboard of their 55-foot JANCRIS. He contributes to yachting magazines. He took part in the Millennium Odyssey, sailing around the world, and finished in third place. When not sailing, he lives in Padua, Italy. Softcover, 191pgs. Pub 2008.

The Magic of Turkey
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