Bodrum Departure Routes

7 Days Bodrum – Cnidus – Datca – Hisaronu Gulf – Marmaris


DAY 1    Welcome to Bodrum which has a very special place in lots of people’s heart. After you check in, you will have your diner with a great view of Bodrum castle and your first overnight stay will be in Bodrum Harbor. Bodrum is very famous with its night life, bars and pubs. If you wish, you may enjoy your night here in nightclubs or have a walk in Bodrum Marine. Bodrum is also a favorite vacation area for Turkish celebrities, high society and intellectuals.Bodrum is one of the oldest city of Kyra Area and its history goes until B. C. 1200.  Bodrum has known as “Halicarnassus” and it is also known as a city of historian “Hederot”. In  B. C. 456 the city which was conquered by “Persians” has fended heretically by the queen “Artemisia”  after that Maussolos made the “Halicarnassus” capital city, he built various structures. After his death, his wife, 2nd Artemisia took over the control and she built a monument in a memory of her husband which is one of the 7 wonders of the world and it has 36 columns, 24 stairs to the roof, total height is 55metres. In the near future this amazing monument has been taken to the British Museum. The city was conquered by the Turks in 1247. Today it is still possible to see the antique remains of this monument, antique theatre and also one of the most important undersea museum and the Bodrum Castle (St. Peter Church). Near the harbour there are pubs, restaurants, shopping areas and a lot of entertainments like this.

DAY 2    After a nice breakfast on your private yacht in Bodrum, you will sail to the “Dark Ada” which has the healing mud and thermal water. It is all covered with pine forests.

Thereafter, your private yacht sails toward to Palamutbükü. It is a beautiful bay which has very beautiful fish restaurants. If you like, you may have a swim and have a walk in the long beach through the trees. You will enjoy this bay, dinner and overnight stay will be here.

DAY 3    Today you will have the chance to see and spend great time in Cnidus/ Knidos   Bay. Cnidus Bay was moved to “Tekir Burnu” for some commercial reasons in B.C. 4th century. In this bay there are many magnificent shrines, holy areas, theatres and glorious buildings. Many scientists and artificer were born and grown up here. The second most important medical school of the history opened up in Cnidus. You will also be able to see Aphrodite sculpture which was made by Praksiteles. Just to see this sculpture, many people has been coming from all around the world. After you walk around one of the most important historical cities in Turkey, you will enjoy the pure and very clean sea in this bay.

DAY 4    While enjoying delicious Turkish Cuisine, swimming and sunbathing in your gulet, today your  luxury yacht route will be toward to Datca where you will be amazed by the beauty. Datca has a very low humidity and one of the most beautiful touristic city in Turkey. Now that you are in Datca, you should also visit the old city. Old Datca houses increase the visual richness of the streets with its artistic value, stone craft. While you walk around, you will be smelling beautiful flowers that surrounds the streets in Datca.  As a result of architectural studies, some ceramic factories have been found from 4th Century. Datca is also famous with its windmills. If you wish, you can also enjoy shopping and bars in Datca.

DAY 5     On the 5th day of your private yacht holidays tour, you will sail to Orhaniye while enjoying warm wind and nice sun. It is surrounded by mountains and reminds a pool. This place is also a popular place for fishes. It has a very unique sun set and is very charming for tourists and also Turkish People with its mythological history and the interesting geographic design. Orhaniye Castle and the island were used to be home for Rhodes Knights. Moreover, it has an antique church and antique remains. The most interesting part of Orhaniye is “Kizkumu”. Kizkumu which is a long road or platform out of red sand divides the sea into two and this platform also enables people to walk on the water. Many tourists get fascinated with this interesting natural structure since this sand platform which is approx. 650 meters haven’t disappeared for hundreds of years. There is also a belief that people who wish something while walking on this sand road make their wishes come true.

Right after enjoying your time in Kýzkumu, you will move to Selimiye which is one of the most untouched villages in Turkey.

Some people describe this place as paradise since it has a very peaceful nature and very clean and creamy sea water. It is a very precious area with its history, pine forests, olive and almond trees, clean water, clean air and friendly local people. It has the name of “Hydas” in the antique ages and then it took the name of “Losta”. Other known name of Selimiye is “Red Village”. It took this name because while the sun goes down slowly, you can see red color all around behind the mountains.

DAY 6    After another nice breakfast in your private yacht,  your captain will take you to “Bozburun”. This village is settled in a bay which has a lot of hills. In this small village, there are many fisher boats. Its history goes back 4.000 years ago and here is one of the most important places shipyards where the Gullets are produced. Tum Tour’s own shipyard is also in this village. You can easily see remains of castles and graves in the city which also named “Poseidonion” by the local people. You will also see a beautiful large beach which has been formed by alluvium that has been carried by a river.

Subsequently, you will sail to “Serce Harbor”. This Harbor can be barely seen from far, the entrance of this natural harbor looks like a gorgeous door sculptured from rocks. As a result of some underwater researches, a submerged ship from 11th century and some historical glass objects were found and the objects were sent to Bodrum Underwater Museum.  Therefore, Serce Harbor is known as a place of these archeological findings.

After this natural harbor your luxury yacht will take you to “Kadirga Bay” which has a cute lighthouse and attracts so many tourists. Diner and overnight stay will be here.

DAY 7     After a delicious and satisfying breakfast in Kadirga, you will sail to “Turunc” for lunch. Turunc is a little cozy town with the population of 3.500. It also has a very nice beach that you may enjoy swimming and lying on. This little town is the first place which received European blue flag reward.

Afternoon, your captain will take to your last stop to Marmaris.It is located where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join each other. Marmaris for luxury yacht charter is one of the most important touristic city in Turkey and  seems like a natural harbour surrounded by pine-clad hills and forests with an elegant palm lined promenade leading to a busy marina, splendid beached and a crystal clear sea which is ideal for swimming ,water sports and sailing. Among Turks it is known as “Green Marmaris” because of its landscape that is covered with a pine forests. The Bay of Marmaris is a very well protected natural post with a pier for ships and several marinas for hundreds of private yachts from all over the world. Marmaris Castle was established in 1577 by Ottomans. There are also a Mosque and some antique remains that were built by Ottomans. For shopping lovers, it has a very big bazaar where you can find very nice and cheap clothes, bags, shoes and so on. You may enjoy spending the rest of the night at one of the bars, discos or night clubs located mainly at the Bar Street in Marmaris. There are many bars and restaurants in Marina. Marmaris becomes a centre for yachting business since there are 3 big Harbours.

DAY 8     After your last breakfast in your private yacht, your crew will help you with checking out with hoping to see you again in another blue cruise in Turkey.

Extra Tours (upon request with additional cost): Turkish Bath, Turkish Night with belly dancer, etc.