Marmaris Departure Routes

14 Days Marmaris – Datca- Sedir Cleopatra Island – Gokova Gulf – Bodrum – Hisaronu Gulf – Marmaris


DAY 1    Arriving to Marmaris, check-in the private yacht. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Marmaris Harbour. Bodrum is a popular place with its night life, bars and pubs. If you wish, you may enjoy your night here in nightclubs or have a walk in Marmaris Marine.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 Turkish gullet 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 2    After a delicious and satisfying first breakfast in your private yacht, 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. Thereafter, you will go to the “Ciftlik Bay” for the lunch where the sea is always shiny. The dinner and overnight stay will be here.

DAY 3    Today, 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. Subsequently, your first visit will be “Aktur”. If you are lucky, you may see the dolphins and seals while heading to Aktur. 800 meters long beach and very clean water will welcome you in Aktur. This would be a great time for you to enjoy some water sports. Between two bays the wind is very adequate for surfing. You will have a peaceful night in this bay.

DAY 4    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.

DAY 5    For the breakfast, you will be at “Kufre” which is a natural harbor. If you wish you can have a walk inside the “Gulluk Forests”. After lunch, You will sail the “British Harbor” where the British war ships hide in the second war. It has pine and “Gulluk Forests” all around and it looks like a lake. Dinner and overnight stay will be in this bay.

DAY 6    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 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 7  After your breakfast, your luxury yacht will start to sail accompanied with hundreds fishes jumping out of the water and following your 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 8    After a nice breakfast on the yacht, you will sail on the very smooth sea, and arrive “Cokertme” where a famous song with its name in Turkey had. Next destination is 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. And then we will sail to the Bodrum Harbor, the overnight stay will be in Bodrum Harbor. Bodrum is a favorite luxury yacht holidays in turkey 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 9    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. After Knidos, your captain will take you 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 10  On your 10th day of your dream vacation, you will sail toward Bencik. Today, you will have a relaxing day. Bencik Bay is the only handmade Bay in Turkey. Carians wanted to divide the land from Bencik so that they could have defensed Cnidus from Persians. However, they couldn’t finish because of some diseases and Cnidus was conquered by Persians.  Dinner and overnight stay will be in 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   After your rich breakfast, you will arrive to Orhaniye. 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 makes their wishes come true. Right after Orhaniye, you will go to Selimiye while enjoying sun and warm wind. 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 12    After another nice breakfast in your luxury 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.

DAY 13    Today our first stop is “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.

DAY 14    After your last breakfast in your luxury yacht in Kumlubük, you will be in “Cennet Island” (Heaven Island) for swimming and sunbathing break. In this bay, you will have a great view of Marmaris. For dinner, you will sail to Marmaris. If you wish, you may enjoy night life or shopping in Marmaris. The overnight stay will be in Marmaris Harbor.

DAY 15     After breakfast, your crew will help you with check out with hoping to see you again in another cruise.

Extra Tours (upon request with additional cost):  Turkish Hamam