Çiftlik 36°42.7′N, 28°14.49′E
Çiftlik lies on the site of ancient Phalarus. Even though it is a small village in the Marmaris district, it has also become one of the most exclusive on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. It has a smart hotel, a thalassotherapy spa, scuba diving, surfing and water sports. As such, it has become a popular sailing stopover for those going in and out of Marmaris.
Çiftlik is protected from the Meltimi by Çiftlik Island, which lies opposite the cove.
There are good facilities for a sailing stopover. It has a selection of bars and restaurants. Mooring is available by the new marina which offers free fresh water, electricity, and wireless internet.
The resort in the cove has been very sympathetic to ecological concerns and has been careful not to compromise the natural beauty of the surroundings.