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Bodrum & Aegean Coast Cruise

Sailing by Gulet yacht is quite simply a perfect way to visit the Aegean Coast of Bodrum and the nearby Greek islands. No carrying luggage, no catching ferries, and no need to keep track of time, means that there is so much MORE to experience of the Dodecanese islands’ authenticity, stunning natural landscapes, and an unaffected character that lends absolutely everything to their charm.

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Bodrum & Aegean Coast Cruise

Sailing by Gulet yacht is quite simply a perfect way to visit the Aegean Coast of Bodrum and the nearby Greek islands. No carrying luggage, no catching ferries, and no need to keep track of time, means that there is so much MORE to experience of the Dodecanese islands’ authenticity, stunning natural landscapes, and an unaffected character that lends absolutely everything to their charm.

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Highlights / Info

 Highlights

  • 7 days cruise deluxe Gulet
  • Bodrum – Agean sea

Info

Tour Duration : 7 days
Tour Time:  Saturday
Live Guide :  English
Pick Up service: From airport

Description

DAY 1 – SATURDAY – BODRUM

Transfer to the charming Bodrum harbor and board your luxurious sailing yacht in the afternoon. Your captain and crew will be waiting for you on board. Spend the first night on board in the Bodrum harbor or in a bay close by.

DAY 2 – SUNDAY – KNIDOS

Leave Bodrum sailing across the Gulf of Gokova to the site of Knidos, the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Knidos is famous in antiquity for the cult of Aphrodite started there. Situated at the end of the Datca peninsula, this Dorian city was built on terraces rising to the acropolis. Straddling the peninsula, it had a harbour on either side, and flourished during the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. The site was excavated in 1857 by C. T. Newton and from 1967 by Iris Love. Famous as a center of art and culture in the fourth century BC, Knidos was established at the same time that Halicarnassus was, as one of the six Dorian colonies in Asia Minor.

DAY 3 – MONDAY – ESKI DATCA & SIMI ISLAND

Early morning set sail to picturesque resort of Datça. Enjoy a stroll through town, offering some lovely shopping and cafés. Renowned for its natural beauty and climate, this town provides a window into the life of rural Turkey of 50 to 100 years ago. Village life is still based on agriculture, fishing, and the building of the gulet (the traditional 2-masted Turkish wooden sailing vessel). Pine, oak, and myrtle filled mountains plunge down to a serene beach and two natural harbors Set sail for the tiny Greek Island of Simi in the Straights of Marmaris, directly hugging the Turkish Coast.

DAY 4 – TUESDAY – SELIMIYE & BOZBURUN

Depart Simi harbor and cruise to the island’s western side to the peaceful setting of the Panormitis Monastery of the Archangel Michael, with its Byzantine frescos. Enjoy a swim break at the Bay of St. George, before returning to the Turkish coastline.

Sail into the Gulf of Hisarönü for re-entering Turkey in the fishing village of Bozburun. It is used to be the center of sponge diving along the Turkish coast, but nowadays locals here earn their living in a much less dangerous way by building the typical broad-beamed wooden gulets.

Afterwards cruise into the wide Bay of Selimiye, one of the safest natural harbors in the Gulf of Hisarönü. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and largely unspoiled, Selimiye village seems as though it was frozen in time.

DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY – BENCIK BAY

Sail into the Gulf of Hisaronu with a mountainous coastline that offers numerous anchorages within. Stretching for 30 nautical miles into the Aegean Sea between the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes, this gulf provides a sailing paradise with late morning winds and deep blue seas with secluded coves, rugged mountains as a backdrop, and small tranquil villages.

Bencik Bay resembles a miniature fjord. The inlet extends inland about 1.5 nautical miles and has steep wooded slopes on either side. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides the Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf. The crosswinds in this region are excellent for sailing. Cruise north to Ciftlik Bay, a hidden cove with a small sandy beach, half way up the Datca peninsula.

DAY 6  – THURSDAY – PALAMUTBUKU & MERSINCIK

Cruise to this, the most western anchorage in the Gulf of Hisaronu. Palamutbuku is well known for its sparkling clean sea, fresh fish, and delicious locally grown almonds which are produced locally. From here, sail to Mersincik in the Gulf of Gokova; a stunning bay ringed with high mountains and woods, its clear waters and seclusion make it a favorite spot for spending the night.

DAY 7 –  FRIDAY – KISEBUKU BAY

This morning cross the Gulf of Gokova to the pine-clad Bay of Kesibükü. Take advantage of the calm morning hours, sailing smoothly along the Gokova shores. Opt for a stop at Orak Island. Late afternoon come into the Bodrum harbor, or continue to the attractive bay of Ada Bogazi for night.

DAY 8 –  SATURDAY

Departure after breakfast for Bodrum airport and flights back to Istanbul, or transfers to your next destination.

Terms & conditions

What’s included

  • 7 days cruise embarkation is on Saturdays, and disembarkation the following Saturday.
  • Includes arrival transfer from Bodrum airport on arrival day. Departure transfer to the airport
  • Full Board accommodation
  • Includes beer, wine and soft drinks. Nominal charges for other drinks onboard will be incurred.
  • Greek Island harbour fees are included.
  • Optional touring where entrance fees are required, or the service of a guide and /or van are needed are extra.
  • Route applies according to weather changes at the discretion of the captain

What’s NOT included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

*All tours to be booked at least 10 days in advance, subject to availability. Tour and Timing will be confirmed according availabilities.

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