Private marina, Port or Anchor?
Gulet owners use all 3 options on where & how to welcome you on board.
Private Marinas: the most comfortable option. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet, You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. The bad part is, that private marinas are most of the times not located very close to city centers, so if you wish to explore them, the locations are not as good. And they are much more expensive then if you start your cruise in Port.
Ports: crowded with lots of people and other ships, yachts & motor sailors. But the locations are best. You step out of the gulet and you are in the heart of the city. If this is what you like, it is perfect.
On Anchor: this means gulet is on anchor close to the main port and you are transferred from Port to gulet with a dinghy/zodiac. Some people find this uncomfortable, while others love the adventure. The good part is, that as soon as you step on a dinghy, you know you are on holidays, on a ship and away from everything. If you wish to GET AWAY from everything ASAP, it is a very popular way to start your cruise. It is also for certain the cheapest way to start also.