Ekincik Cove is approx halfway between Marmaris and Fethiye and is the only protected anchorage on this stretch of coast. It is a popular stopping place for yachts and gulets on sailing holidays in Turkey. From here you can visit the town of Dalyan, the ancient city of Kaunos, Iztuzu Beach, mud baths and Koycegiz Lake and town. Iztuzu Beach has fresh water on one side and the sea on the other. The mud baths at Sultaniye Thermal Springs, on the south side of Koycegiz lake, are some of the most important spa waters in Europe. They have a high mineral content and rich radioactivity. Take a trip through the tall reeds and see the magnificent rock tombs on the hillside.
There is a long sandy beach at Ekincik, which is one of the breeding grounds of the threatened Caretta Caretta turtles.
Ekincik is a small village but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. Explore the caverns and cave by boat or go swimming in the crystal clear waters and go trekking in the mountains surrounding the beach.
Delik Island, which is located at the eastern end of the entrance of Koycegiz Harbour, is named after a huge hole on the south coast. It is easily distinguished from the low beach behind the island and is surrounded by olive groves and pointed rocks. The water here is deep and clear.
There is an iron construction scaffolding on the east side of the island, where the yacht charter in Turkey boats will approach the island and their passengers can take a trip to Dalyan.
The yachts can only anchor in 4-5 m on the sand floor and for a short period of time when the wind is not blowing. Do not leave the boat alone, there must be a crew in it, as the area is unpredictable and the weather can change at any moment. You will not have much time to act and therefore it is advisable to anchor your boat in either Ekincik or Karachay.