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Bodrum – Gulf of Gokova – Bodrum

 

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Day 1:  BODRUM

Boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Bodrum port. For the first day,if you like you can spend the night at the port or leave the port and spend the night in a nearest bay to Bodrum.Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called ‘ Halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Herodotus; the ‘ Father of History’ who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ‘ Mausoleum’ of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city ‘Castle of Saint Peter’. It is one of the best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. ‘Myndos Gate’ through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2ORAK ISLAND – COKERTME

We will set sail for Orak Island. Taking the opportunity to swim in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and to have lunch, we will sail to Cokertme, a small and lovely fishing town, for diner and for overnight stay. You are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Day 3:  SEVEN ISLAND – KUFRE – LONG PORT

Before the breakfast in the early morning we will set sail for Seven Islands. You will be greeting another beautiful day in Seven Islands Region. In the region full of many small islands and coral reef it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests surrounded with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay. We will be docking at Uzun Liman (Long -Port) for diner and overnight stay.

Day 4:  TUZLA – LONGOZ – ENGLISH PORT

We will be docking at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swim in the turquoise- blue waters. Morning swim will become a routine of your daily activities. For lunch; our captain will sail to Longoz Bay; another paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba’s local shed-like cafe. Then we will sail to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the 2nd World War; when the ships of English Navy -forces used to dock here. In this area there are so many small and large bays sheltered enough and suitable for the boats to dock.

Day 5:  CLEOPATRA ISLAND – KARACASOGUT

Sailing to Sedir (Kedrae) island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city -walls, the ruins from the Dors’ reign (later on restorated as a church); the amphitheatre with 1500 guest capacity and the domed historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra beach, located on this island has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth King Antonius had brought this sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and to spend the night. This lovely village is located 25 kms away from Marmaris. You can find a transportation from here to Marmaris .

Day 6:  KARGILI – KISEBUKU ( ALAKIŞLA BUKU )

You will sail to Kargili Bay early in the morning. After lunch, we will be docking to Kisebükü (Alakisla Buku). We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

Day 7:  PABUC BURNU – YALICIFLIK – BODRUM

You will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast, for lunch. Tea time  will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. Then according your transfer times our boat will be sailing back to Bodrum Port or in a small bay near to the port.

Day 8:  BODRUM

The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

Bodrum – Gulf of Hisaronu – Bodrum

 

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Day 1:  BODRUM
Boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Bodrum port. For the first day,if you like you can spend the night at the port or leave the port and spend the night in a nearest bay to Bodrum.Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called ‘ Halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Herodotus; the ‘ Father of History’ who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ‘ Mausoleum’ of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city ‘Castle of Saint Peter’. It is one of the best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. ‘Myndos Gate’ through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: PALAMUTBUKU – INCEBURUN
Early in the morning cruising will be starting to Palamutbuku Bay. We will anchor in Ince Burun after lunch and swimming breaks. We will stay in this lovely bay for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: AKTUR – BENCIK
After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay. Then our first stop will be the Bencik Bay; which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side. In 550s B.C. the Cnidus people wanted to dig a tunnel in the narrowest land piece of the peninsula between the Hisaronu Gulf and the Gokova Gulf as a defence line against the Persians. That way they would make two peninsulas one island and the defence easier. They started with diligence and put a lot of effort; however, in the end they could not manage and the city was conquered by the Persians. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bencik Bay.

Day 4: EMEL SAYIN BAY – ORHANIYE – SELIMIYE
After Breakfast we will anchor at Emel Sayin Bay and you can enjoy a swimming stop in this lovely bay. For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called ‘kiz kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city. Today, our final destination will be Selimiye for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: DIRSEKBUKU – BOZBURUN
After anchoring in Dirsekbuku and taking a swimming stop, we will go to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was popular and suitable for sponge-diving but nowadays the people of the island are no more interested in sponge-diving as it is not financially beneficial and is dangerous. In recent years sponge-diving is replaced by gulet tourism and Bozburun Gulets nowadays could take its place in this sector.

Day 6: DATCA – CNIDUS
We will cruise to Datca. Food and water will be supplied to the boat from Datca Harbour. The city was founded by the Dors who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabo has a rightful saying about Datca’s weather: “God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer”. According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen’s disease in Sariliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datca. You may take a walk in Datca Harbour. We will cruise to Cnidus for dinner and overnight stay. Cnidus was a developed city in science, art and architecture. Eudoxos, a very popular astronomer and maths professor; Dr. Euryphon; Polygontos, a popular painter; Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros, the most famous sculptors of the era; Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian light house -one of the seven wonders of the World-and Ktesias the doctor who saved the life of a Persian king from a disaster lived on this island. Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the second largest medical sciences school in the Cnidus. The island also homes the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by Eudoksos. Cnidus was the home for Aphrodite’s monument and at those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.

Day 7: POYRAZ BAY – METEOR BAY – BODRUM
We cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and swimming stop will be at Poyraz Bay which is located at the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for lunch which is located at the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the platform in to the deep water. You may also take a walk through the under water cave which is very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. Then according your transfer times our boat will be sailing back to Bodrum Port or in a small bay near to the port.

Day 8: BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

Bodrum – North Greek Islands – Bodrum

 

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Day 1: BODRUM
Boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Bodrum port. For the first day,if you like you can spend the night at the port or leave the port and spend the night in a nearest bay to Bodrum.Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called ‘ Halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Herodotus; the ‘ Father of History’ who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ‘ Mausoleum’ of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city ‘Castle of Saint Peter’. It is one of the best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. ‘Myndos Gate’ through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: COS (KOS)
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is ‘the Father of Medical Sciences’, is located here. All the people from the east Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos (İstankoy). Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (the Dodecanese Islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life.

Day 3: PSERIMOS – LEROS
We will start to cruise early in the morning to Pserimos Island for breakfast and a swimming break. Then we will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. After lunch and a swimming break in Xerakampos, we will anchor at Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port located in the east. You should visit Platanos the main city of Leros with steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. From Platanos you can take the steps leading up the Castle of Leros climbing 300 steps! Rent a bike or explore this island by foot.

Day 4: PATMOS
We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swimming break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of The Apocalypse of John, and this is why Patmos is sometimes called “The Jerusalem of the Aegean”. The Monastery of St. Johns towers above the capital, a village called Chora, and actually the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women. She was worshipped here in antiquity, and the monastery of St. John was built on her temple. After breakfast, you may have a walk through the monasteries. Our yacht will stay in Patmos Port for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: LIPSI
We will set sail to Lipsi Island. We will have a swimming break in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. The capital with its white houses, numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants is located in the small natural port. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century.

Day 6: KALYMNOS
We will take a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalymnos Island. We are going to enter Pothia Harbour which is the capital of the island. The islanders ensured their livelyhood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia around the island.

Day 7: KARAINCIR – BODRUM
We will have a swimming break at Karaincir on the way back to Bodrum. The return to Turkey will be through Bodrum Port. Then according your transfer times our boat will be sailing back to Bodrum Port or in a small bay near to the port.

Day 8: BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

 

Bodrum – South Greek Islands – Bodrum

 

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Day 1: BODRUM
Boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Bodrum port. For the first day,if you like you can spend the night at the port or leave the port and spend the night in a nearest bay to Bodrum.Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12 th century B.C. The city which was called ‘ Halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Herodotus; the ‘ Father of History’ who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ‘ Mausoleum’ of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city ‘Castle of Saint Peter’. It is one of the best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. ‘Myndos Gate’ through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: COS (KOS)
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat by the captain. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Cos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is ‘the Father of Medical Sciences’, is located here. All the people from the east Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos (İstankoy). Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (Dodecanese islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life.

Day 3: GYALI – NISIROS
Early in the morning we will cruise to Gyali Island and will have a swimming break . There is no settlement and only pumice stone remains on this little volcanic island. Then we will cruise to Nisiros. The volcano on Nisiros Island erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village located on the side of the crater is constituted with white streets and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional bus tour to the crater which is still active and you will see the gases coming from underground. Dinner and overnight stay will be on this little, peaceful island.

Day 4: SYMI
After customs formalities are completed, we will set sail to Symi Island and anchor at a near bay to Symi Harbour for lunch and a swimming break. We will anchor at Symi Port early in the evening. You can see the shoreline with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going to adore Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays. You can hire a vehicle to go to the Monastery of Panormitis located in a well-protected bay at the southern part of Simi.

Day 5: RHODES
We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The island is quite a popular holiday destination as it has one of the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval city and has warm weather for 300 days of the year. Rhodes has been the cradle of many civilizations; starting with the knights of St. John in the Middle Ages, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus, the island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. The main port of Rhodes is Rhodes City which bears the same name as the island. The other very touristic areas of Rhodes island are; Lindos and Kamiros. The city, which is still surrounded by 12 metre thick city-walls, gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads. After dinner, our guests are highly recommended to enjoy a Rhodes night out.

Day 6: DATCA – PALAMUTBUKU – CNIDUS
We return to Turkey via Datca. While the captain completes the customs formalities, you may have a walk along Datca Harbour. After lunch, we will cruise to Palamutbuku for a swimming break. Today, our last stop will be Knidos (Cnidus) for dinner and overnight stay. Cnidus was a developed city in science, art and architecture. Eudoxos, a very popular astronomer and maths professor; Dr. Euryphon; Polygontos, a popular painter; Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros, the most famous sculptors of the era; Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian light house -one of the seven wonders of the World- and Ktesias the doctor, who saved the life of a Persian king from a disaster, lived on this island. Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the second biggest medical science school in Cnidus. The island also hosts the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by Eudoksos. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite’s monument and in those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may also take a walk on the shore to see the ruins

Day 7: POYRAZ BAY –  METEOR BAY – BODRUM
We will start to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay which is located on the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for lunch which is located on the southern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. Here you may jump over the platform into the deep water. You may also take a walk through the underwater caves which are very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. Then according your transfer times our boat will be sailing back to Bodrum Port or in a small bay near to the port.

Day 8: BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

 

Marmaris – Gulf of Fethiye – Marmaris

 

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Day 1: MARMARIS

The boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Marmaris Harbour. For the first day,if you like you can spend the night at the port or leave the port and spend the night in a nearest bay to Marmaris.
Marmaris, which was built upon the antique Karian city; Phyckos has been under the governorship of many different civilisations. The most valuable work-piece that you will see today is Marmaris Castle dating from 1577. There is also a mosque and an 8-room caravansary covered with arches from the Ottoman Period. The ruins of the Antique times lie on Asar Hill; a short hill located on the northern side of the city. Being one of the best-known touristic places of Turkey Marmaris also has a large marina.

 

Day 2: EKINCIK GULF – DALYAN

While you have breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise programme and the boat. Cruise will start with Ekincik Gulf. If you want, you may join our optional Dalyan Tour from here. In this tour you will enjoy the natural beauty of the delta as you pass along by the river boat called Piyade. Finally you will arrive in Dalyan which is a Karian City known to be founded by Miletos’ son. Besides its ancient value with its Rock Tombs, Akropol Castle, Ancient Theater and Basilica complex, Dalyan is also well-known for it natural beauty with Caretta- Caretta (Iztuzu) Beach. Following a rejuvenating Mud Bath the final destination of the day will be Turtle Beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Gulf of Ekincik.

 

Day 3: TERSANE ISLAND – MANASTIR- KIZILADA

Because of wavy capes, Diş ibilmez and Kurtoğlu, that we have to cross place, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the famous Fethiye Gulf. We will anchor near Tershane Island for breakfast. This naturally protected bay, which is used as a harbour at present, was used as shipyards in Byzantine and Ottoman times. For lunch and a swimming break, we will go to Manastır Bay. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of a bath. By the end of the day we will have anchored at Kızıl Burun for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 4: FETHIYE

On the fourth day of our cruise we will arrive in Fethiye Harbour. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lykia’s western border with Karia. It is believed that the city’s name came from Apollon’s son Telmessos. As the name suggests the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. Fethiye stretches out in a half circle along the bay protected by 12 Islands. You can visit the city center or you can join our optional tours to ölüdeniz and Saklıkent. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Fethiye harbour.

 

Day 5: GOCEK ISLAND – YASSICA ISLAND

After the breakfast, we will be visiting uniquely beautiful islands and finally hoist near Göcek island. Following lunch and a swimming break we will sail to Yassıca islands to spend the night and cherish the wonderful scenery.

 

Day 6: BEDRI RAHMI BAY – DOMUZ ISLAND – AGA LIMANI

After the breakfast we will cruise to Bedri Rahmi Bay. Bedri Rahmi is a famous Turkish artist who made one of the first Blue Cruises in Turkey. Following his visit the bay was named after him. We will go to Domuz Island for a swim and anchor in Aga Limanı for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 7: KADIRGA – TURUNC BAY  – CENNET ISLAND – MARMARIS

Today, we will cruise to Kadırga Bay early in the morning. Lunch and swimming break will be in Kadırga Bay. After the lunch we will going to Turunc Bay and Cennet Island for swimming break. Overnight stay will be in Marmaris harbour. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city center and experience the lively night life. If you like you will have chance to spend last overnight on a close bay to Marmaris and return to the Marmaris harbour early in the morning on the day 8)

 

Day 8: MARMARIS

The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.