Tekirdağ – Turkey
GPS : 40°58’28.9″N 27°31’22.9″E / 40.974681, 27.523027
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” tekirdag marina ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°58’26.3″N 27°31’21.5″E / 40.973964, 27.522644
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°58’30.6″N 27°31’24.9″E / 40.975178, 27.523576
Tekirdağ, the ancient Bisanthi or Bysanthe is a city in Turkey. It is a part of the region historically known as Eastern Thrace. Tekirdağ is the capital of Tekirdağ Province, felt by the local people to be a quieter and more pleasant town than the industrial centre of Çorlu, which it administers. Tekirdağ province is in Trakya (Thrace), the northwestern part of Turkey. The capital city is Tekirdağ. It is famous for its meatball called “Tekirdağ köfte” and the Turkish alcoholic drink called “Tekirdağ rakı”.
Tekirdağ is situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135 km west of Istanbul. The picturesque bay of Tekirdağ is enclosed by the great promontory of the mountain which gives its name to the city, Tekir Dağı (ancient Combos), a spur about 2000 ft. that rises into the hilly plateau to the north. Between Tekirdağ and Şarköy is another mountain, Ganos Dağı.
Capacity : 200 Boats
Outer Breakwater : 650 m
Inner Breakwater : 220 m
Tekirdağ is a new, commercial harbour on the north shore of the Sea of Marmara in Turkey, 67 miles west of Istanbul and 72 miles NE of Çanakkale in the Dardanelles. There is currently no provision for yachts in the harbour and visitors here must find a place here alongside the quays wherever they can.
It may be necessary to lie alongside a fishing boat at busy times. Shelter is good from the prevailing N/NE winds, although the harbour is open SW.
Winds along the north coast of the Sea of Marmara are generally from N/NE, which can give some excellent sailing in flat water between the Dardanelles and Istanbul. Winds tend to be at their strongest in mid to late afternoon.
Approach and Navigation
The harbour shown in some older pilot books no longer exists. It has been filled in and is now a huge car park, funfair and extended row of cafes and restaurants. A completely new harbour has been created to the E of the old facility, which it is intended to establish as a full marina once tenders for its operation have been received.
Meanwhile, mooring in here is a “free for all” and visiting yachts must find a space (usually alongside a quay or another vessel) wherever they can. Entrance to the new harbour is from SW and depths in the entrance are 5.5 m. Depths at the quays range from 3.0 – 5.5 m. Holding is good in mud.
Shopping : Hipermarket, Supermarkets, Stores, Markets, Shops, Fish Market
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodations : Hotels, motels, pensions, apart hotels, rental houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Fish Restaurants
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Ambulance, Dentist
Entertainment : Bars, Discotheques, Night Clubs, Tea Gardens
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet, Wi-Fi
Special Shopping : Watermelon
There is a customs office in the bigger harbour (2 km west of city centre). You can have your passport stamped if you are arriving by your own boat and haven’t disembarked in Turkey yet. Be aware that it’s illegal to land on Turkish soil before your passport has an entrance stamp – which can be obtained from most visited marinas and major harbours, such as this one.
The Rakoczi Museum, an 18th-century Turkish house, where the Hungarian national hero, Francis II Rákóczi (1676–1735), Hungarian prince lived during his exile, from 1720 till his death in 1735. Today, the museum is a property of the Republic of Hungary and is widely visited, having become a place of national pilgrimage. The house was transformed in 1982 into a museum after it was donated to the Hungarian State. Since then, it became a place of national pilgrimage for Hungarians and Székely, people with Hungarian roots.
Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MARMARA SEA
Ferryboat : Tekirdağ – Trieste (Italy), Bandırma (Balıkesir), Gemlik (Bursa), Barbaros – Erdek, Karabiga, Marmara Adası, Avşa Adası
Minibus : Tekirdağ – Çorlu, Barbaros, Kumbağ, Marmara Ereğlisi, Mürefte, Şarköy, Hoşköy
Bus : Tekirdağ – Çorlu, İstanbul, Gelibolu, Barbaros
Airport : Çorlu Airport, Atatürk International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport