Even that most advertisement about Alanya claims the opposite the sun does actually not shine all the time.
Bodrum is an ideal starting point for exploring the Aegean coast. offering many organised boat excursions with food included available, most of these tour companies are similar and travel to the same destinations, alternatively people also choose to hire the own yacht charter with crew and make their own itineries.
Most boats leave from the harbour in Bodrum and sail either towards the Bay of Gokova or in the opposite direction along the Bodrum coastline passing the small bays as they go.
While soaking up the sun on the deck viewing some of the most scenic landscapes the boats are sailing towards Karaada (Black Island) to experience hot springs gushing out of a cave and orange mud to rub onto the skin. Then onto Ortakent Bay a sand and pebble cove backed with beachfront restaurants.
The finale of the trip is to the Aquarium only accessible by boats, which are several small bays faced by a sheltering island which has created an area of such natural beauty and crystal clear waters with visible depths of 20 metres.
Gokova Gulf however is a totally different experience which is acknowledged as one of the best cruising areas in Europe. Stopping of at various bays and seeing unspoilt areas rich in natural beauty its a photo opportunity not to missed.