Greek Islands Departure Routes

14 Days Rhodes – Symi – Kos – Bodrum – Gokova Gulf – Hisaronu Gulf – Marmaris – Rhodes



DAY 1   Arriving to Rhodes and check in the private yacht. In the harbor you will enjoy your dinner. Rhodes is the biggest island among the other Greek islands and it has been known as a center of the Greek islands. The island hosts over 1 million tourists every year. Besides it’s fast night life, many tourists like doing picnics here. Rhodes Island is famous with its beaches. In addition to its warm sea and beautiful beaches, diving is also very popular here. Wind surfing is another popular activity in Rhodes. Main Rhodes Harbor is known as Rhodes city. This place is separated as Old Town and New Town. In New town there is the most beautiful beach of the Rhodes island. “arbor Monument with its 32 meters length which is one of the seven wonders of the world was on the Rhodes island. In the sunset the view of the sea is just amazing. The island which developed in 1920, was under control of Roman Empire in the 5th century. In 15th century the chevaliers lived on this island.DAY 2    Today, you will have chance to see another Greek Island. Welcome to SYMI…It is an island where you can see cute neoclassical houses. To describe it best, we can say it is the most romantic island among Greek Islands. In this island, you will see some bays where monasteries were built by monks, small agricultural areas, olive groves on the vales and lots of Greek Taverns. Historical paths will take you to the ancient times J Symi is a very attractive island for foreigners and many tourists moved in this island recently.

 

DAY 3    On the 3rd day of your blue cruise in Turkey, you will visit Kos Island. In the harbor you will enjoy your dinner. It is one of the biggest island among the Dodecanese(a group of 12 larger and 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea) and as also known that it is one of the most beautiful and most characteristic island of the region. There are 32.000 inhabitants living here and it also welcomes nearly 1 million tourists every year. Kos Island which is the nearest Greek island to Turkey had a significant development in recent years. “Hippocrates” -who was born in Kos Island- traveled all over the North Anatolia and therefore, Kos Island also became popular for the people who are interested in medical science. But also, wine, olives and spices of the region had a great fact on making this area popular. The island had also been used as storage for the goods gained in wars during the time of “Alexander the Great”. As a result of archeological studies, it has found out that there are signs of Carians, Persians and Romans. Additionally, this Island was home for painter- Apelles and poet- Theocritus for a while and then was used as educational center by Persians.

DAY 4     After a very delicious and satisfying breakfast on your private yacht, you will sail toward to Bodrum and will see a great view of Bodrum castle. 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 a favorite vacation area for Turkish celebrities, high society and intellectuals. Bodrum is one of the oldest cities of Kyra Area and its history goes until B. C. 1200.  Bodrum is 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 harbor there are pubs, restaurants, shopping areas and a lot of entertainments like this.

DAY 5   After a nice breakfast on the gulet, you will sail on the very smooth sea, and arrive “Orak Island” which may remind you an aquarium with its shiny turquoise colored water. As you will also see, the slope of the mountain is full of olive trees. This bay is one of the favorite place for scuba divers.

After a swim and lunch break, you will visit a very cozy and peaceful village named as “Cokertme” where had a famous song with its name in Turkey. Diner and overnight stay will be in Cokertme.

DAY 6   After your breakfast, your yacht will start to sail accompanied with hundreds fishes jumping out of the water and following your private yacht. When you arrive to the other side of the bay, you will be fascinated with the beauty of the smooth sea and the colors of nature. This amazing natural harbor named as “Cati”. This view will remind you a painting with its centuries old trees and calm, smooth and brightness water. You may spend your day here with swimming or hiking through the pine forests. A night under the sky with thousands of star is waiting for you and it’s even better than any firework display.

DAY 7   Early in the morning, you will arrive to a bay near “Cleopatra/ Sedir Island as also known Cleopatra Island”. This is the place where Mark Anthonius and Cleopatra had their greatest love. The sand in the Beach of Cleopatra Island is very special and supervised always by sand protectors since some people try to take this sand and sell it in the glass bottles. According to a belief, Mark Anthonius brought this golden sand from North Africa to make the softest beach for Cleopatra as a present. You will also visit the antique theatre and the antique city in the island. You will reach there with the small boat of your private luxury yacht. (There is an entrance fee for the island).

In the afternoon, you will move to “Karaca Sogut” which has a small village, fishermen and cute restaurants. The overnight stay will be in Karaca Sogut.

 

DAY 8   You will start a new day by sailing through beautiful islands which has coral and you will arrive a bay as called as “7 Island”. If you wish, you may enjoy swimming and diving with colorful fishes.

Right after that, you will spend some great time in Cnidus/ Knidos Bay. 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 9   On the 9th day of your blue voyage, you will sail to Datca. 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

DAY 10   After breakfast and some chilling time in Datca, your next route will be Bencik Bay. In this bay, there is an island named as “Dislice”. The rock walls in this island are very impressive. You will love the view in this bay.

DAY 11   On the 11th day of your private yacht tour in Turkey, you will have chance to see Selimiye. 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.

Subsequently, your yacht will sail to Bozburun. Overnight stay will be here. 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.

DAY 12   Today your first stop will be 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 yatch will take you to “Kadirga Bay” which has a cute lighthouse and attracts so many tourists.

DAY 13   On your last traveling day of your yacht tour, you will have your breakfast in Kadirga Bay and you will go to Kumlubuk which is a small and cozy village.

Thereafter, 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, you will sail to Marmaris. If you wish, you can attend our optional Turkish Bath tour or you may enjoy in your last night in Marmaris which offers you many alternatives with its clubs, bars and pubs. It is located where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join each other. Marmaris 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 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 14    On the last sailing day of the tour, you will go back to Rhodes. Here, you can see the places that you haven’t seen before in Rhodes, You can enjoy the perfect beaches of Rhodes and you can do some shopping and get some presents for your friends.

DAY 15    After your last satisfying breakfast in your private yacht, your crew will help you with checking out with hoping to see you again in another blue cruise.

Our customers who choose this route are subject an additional costs. First island  will be charged as 700 € and then every island will be charged as 500€.

Extra Tours (upon request with additional cost): Rhodes Old City Tour, Monastery of Panormitis, Turkish Hamam, Dalyan Caunos