Zeytinbagi

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Zeytinbagi
40°23.550'N, 028°48.090'E Chart icon.png
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Yacht moorings in Zeytinbagi

Zeytinbagi ot Triglia (Greek Τριγλία) lies on the southern shores of the Sea of Marmara, at the southern entrance to the gulf of Gemlik, 40 miles E of Karsiyaka and three miles W of the large harbour of Mudanya. A former Greek settlement under the name of Trilye or Triglia, the town was largely depopulated during the population exchange that followed the Turkish War of Independence in 1923 and many of the older houses are in a sad state of disrepair. Nevertheless, enough of the old houses have been restored to make Zeytinbagi probably the most attractive town in the Sea of Marmara and it is a popular destination for local tourists. The area is famous for its olives and olive oil (Zeytinbagi = olive field). The small harbour here has been redesigned as a leisure harbour and provides moorings for around 20 yachts of up to 13 metres in depths along the breakwater of nearly eight metres.

Charts

BA
224 Maramara Denizi
1005 Marmara Adasi to Istanbul Boğazi
NIMA
55040 Sea of Marmara
Turkey
29 Marmara Sea
291 İzmit Körfezi
292 İstanbul - Mudanya
293 Büyükçekmece - Hoşköy
294 Marmara Adaları - İmralı Adası
295 Hoşköy - Gelibolu
296 Marmara Adaları
Greek
109 Ionio-Aegeo Steno Messinis mechri Thalassa Marmara

Weather

The prevailing N/NE winds in the Sea of Marmara tend to blow into the Gulf of Gemlik, and around Zeytinbagi a yacht is likely to experience N/NW winds. During strong winds there can be fierce gusts off the Bozburun Peninsula to the north.

Also see Turkey.

Passages

Islands

  • Imrali Adasi, 15 miles NW. This is a prison island and should not be approached closer than five miles

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

There are no dangers in the approach to Zeytinbagi. The long breakwater and the white light structure at its end are visible from some distance off. The harbour is entered from SE. Depths in the entrance are 6.0 – 8.0 metres.

Berthing

In recent years the whole harbour has been quayed and moorings laid along the breakwater. Yachts moor using pick-up buoys with rings in them, through which a long line needs to be passed before continuing stern or bows to the quay. There are around 20 moorings in total for yachts up to 13 metres and two which can accommodate yachts of up to 15 metres. Most of the moorings are occupied by private yachts, but they are operated by the municipality and an attendant will usually direct a yacht to a vacant berth if there is one. Depths at the quay are around 6.0 – 8.0 metres for most of its length. The rather decrepit quay on the opposite, NW side of the harbour is semi-derelict and is used only by fishing boats. There are depths of only three metres here and the quay also has very few mooring rings. Current charges (May 2011) for a typical 13 metre yacht are YTL 35 per night, including water and electricity.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Bursa Yelken Kulubu (Bursa Sailing Club). Most of the private yachts moored in the harbour are members of this club. There is a tiny ‘clubhouse’ in a low building at the SW corner of the harbour.

Anchorages

In settled weather only, a yacht can anchor in the bay SE of the harbour entrance. Depths here are 3.0 – 5.0 metres and the bottom is sand and weed.


Amenities

Facilities
Water On the quay (a charge is made)
Electricity On the quay (a charge is made)
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins along the quay.
Supplies
Fuel Garage in the town
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet In internet cafes. Try the Tasmahal (the café/restaurant outside the harbour on the SW side). TTNet is also available to subscribers
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

  • Several small minimarkets in the town
  • Butcher
  • Bakery
  • Greengrocer

Eating out

Numerous restaurants (especially fish) and cay houses along the waterfront.

Transportation

  • Buses to Bursa

Tourism

Zeytinbagi is picturesque and a delight to explore, its old houses with jetted upper stories and wooden balconies overhanging most of the streets. Many of the houses are in a poor state of repair, but tourism is bringing the town the income to progressively renovate those that remain. There is a historic 6th century AD Byzantine church in the town, converted to a mosque in the 9th century. The area around the town is famous for olives (Zeytinbagi = olive field), and the main street is lined with boutiques selling olive oil and olive products.

Waterfront restaurants
Old houses
Olive boutique
The Fatih mosque, formerly a Byzantine church

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Turkey.

Comments

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  • Zeytinbagi is a delight, arguably the prettiest port of call in the Sea of Marmara--Athene of Lymington 12:15, 31 May 2011 (BST)


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