Why Teos Marina?
TEOS Marina started its commitment to the yachting industry in June 2010 in Turkey’s first “Cittaslow” (city of quiet and slow life) Seferihisar – Sığacık, with a capacity of 80 boats on land and 480 boats on sea.
TEOS Marina is logistically advantageous as it’s only 40 km away from İzmir city centre and 50 km away from İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport. Thanks to its logistic advantages, TEOS Marina is located just next to historical Sığacık Castle and Teos Ancient City. Apart from these, it has a unique location which is just an hour away from many touristic attraction centers such as Çeşme, Kuşadası, Ephesus and The House of the Virgin Mary.
During summer season, there’s transportation by ferry from TEOS Marina to Sisam/Samos Island 4 days a week and it takes only 2 hours.
With the Custom House coming into operation in 2019, TEOS Marina has now a Duty Free shop.
Teos Marina is one of the few marinas serves with 5 Golden Anchors and has a 98% occupancy rate as of 2019.
TEOS Marina also gives lifting and launching service with our 75-ton-travel lift, for max. 7.30 cm-width-boats.
For its distinguished guests, TEOS Marina provides general services such as water, electricity, sanitary units (Toilet, Shower, Dish Washing), sanitary units for the disabled, laundry unit, free satellite TV broadcast, internet (Wifi), storage rentals, garages, shuttle service in marina, car park for 600 and 2 heliports for 7/24. TEOS Marina also has a swimming pool, a tennis court and a basketball field.
TEOS Marina’s customer portfolio consists of some prestigious occupational groups such as doctors, lawyers, pilots and entrepreneurs. Different from other marinas, the customer mass in TEOS Marina consists of active professional business people, rather than retired.
Our customer profile is a young and dynamic one that are usually inclined to sail both in winter and summer at short intervals, rather than keeping their boat waiting idly during winter and then sailing for a long period of time during summer.
In summer season, the number of boats that break out a sail is approximately between 150 and 250, while it reduces to 50 or 100 in sunny cold days of winter. The fact that our guests are mostly from İzmir and the reason that some of them comes from İstanbul for a weekend by their own cars play an important role in this.
Helping kids love sea and seamanship, Teos Yacht and Sailing Club offers sailing classes for kids. TEOS Marina is a child-friendly marina with its playground in it.
TEOS Marina appreciates art and artists with its art gallery and atelier open 7 days a week in Teos Marina Cultural Center.
Teos Spa & Beauty Center is ready to give service providing a sauna, steam room, Turkish Bath and massage services.
One can find many cafés and restaurants in Teos Bazaar such as Deniz Restaurant, Pier One Restaurant & Café/Pub, Sherlock Steakhouse & Pub, Mono Night Club, Akın Waffle, Suma Tavern and so on. After having a feast, our guests may shop at Migros, Kimoyo, Begonvil Boutique and Teos Bazaar for their needs. Two ATMs are also available in Teos Marina Bazaar.
Considering the fields of interest of our yacht owners, Teos Yacht Club holds some tailor-made trainings, seminars and application programs. Our punch party “Chit Chat” is an another event organised for Teos Marina residents. Hosting dance shows and concerts along with Teos Children Festival, Tuna Masters Teos and yacht races, TEOS Marina is the centre of attraction throughout summer.
The number of daily visitors reaches 5,000 during weekdays in season, while it pushes 7,000-8,000 in the weekend.
TEOS Marina contributes to the economic, ecolological, social and cultural development of the area. Apart from generating employment, our yachters are also contributers of regional economy with their expenses made on restaurants, hotels and stores around the marina. Teos Marina has also a share in national economy with foreign exchange earnings of itself, considering its foreign guests belong to a high socioeconomic status.
With its unspoiled nature, historic fabric, hospitable locals, natural products and local food, Sığacık attracts many upper-middle-class tourists coming from İzmir and nearby cities on weekends. This demand for Sığacık has engaged huge attention of investors lately. Taking into account the rise in the number of luxury hotels and real estate market, Sığacık has increased it’s value by protecting its local identity at the same time.
The investors should also take into account that with it’s blessings like hot springs, idyllic coves and beaches, Sığacık is still extremely cheap compared to its rivals like Bodrum, Çeşme and Alaçatı. One can find TEOS Marina right in the heart of Sığacık.
Sığacık is a rising star of tourism sector as a part of the first Cittaslow city of Turkey.