Luxury gulet cruise to the Dodecanese Islands of Greece

Luxury gulet cruise to the Dodecanese Islands of Greece

From EUR €1,045


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

While island hopping by gulet yacht, you can anchor in some of the most secluded spots letting you really get the feel for the places that most visitors leave at sunset.

On a gulet yacht you don’t have to leave. We give you a boutique version of Island hopping, discovering historical sites, tiny harbour villages, untouched beaches and bays, and a choice of great activities while making yourself at home in the spacious comfort of your private cabin. On board you enjoy the relaxed company of your fellow guests, large lounge areas and deck, an attentive and professional crew, and magical feast after feast on board each day for breakfast and lunch or dinner.

What’s included
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.
• Includes arrival transfer from Bodrum airport on arrival day. Departure transfer
to the airport or other incurs additional charges.
• Includes beer, wine and soft drinks. Nominal charges for other drinks on
board will be incurred.
• On a 7 day cruise embarkation is on Saturdays, and disembarkation the
following Saturday.
• Route applies according to weather changes at the discretion of the captain.

Ships are named on departures ONE month prior to departure dates

Trip Name
Luxury gulet cruise to the Dodecanese Islands of Greece
Vessel Type: Gulet Yacht Length: 25 metres Passenger Capacity: 10 The luxury sailing Gulet yacht M/S Myra’s antique design is integrated with spacious fore, side and aft decks, up-to-date nautical equipment, outdoor dining area, cushioned lounging areas, sun mattresses, tenting to protect from the sun, plus other contemporary comforts. The interior features elegant living quarters with high ceilings, wide corridors and full air conditioning. The lounge includes stocked bar, cushioned seating, and a table for indoor dining. Accommodations consist of airy cabins with king, queen and single-sized beds and 1 master cabin with a king-sized bed. Each cabin has generous storage space, and a roomy en suite bathroom with toilet, shower, marble sink, and vanity. Crew has separate quarters. Comfort On Board: Lounge with fully stocked bar and ice maker, indoor dining facilities, fully equipped galley, air conditioning, generous closet and storage space, reading lights above the beds, bathroom with enclosed shower, hot and cold water, flush toilet, marble sink with vanity, towels (face, hand, bath and beach), bathrobes, hair dryer. On deck there are easy access swim ladders & outdoor shower. Activities On Board: Snorkel and water-ski equipment for all ages, 1 kayak, flotation devices, and fishing equipment. Television with DVD player, CD player with iPod connection, speakers below and on deck, backgammon, chess, playing cards and yoga mats. Wi-Fi & Phones: Cell phone coverage and free WiFi connection for up to 15 GB is available on board. Over and above that, the rental price for an external modem, which we can arrange, costs approximately 50 Euro per week. A/C: Air conditioning may run continuously in Turkish ports. Greek ports do not provide enough voltage necessary for air conditioning so generators are used until midnight. (Harbor regulations forbid generator noise after this time.) For safety reasons, even if the yacht is completely isolated in a cove, the generator cannot be left on for 24 continuous hours, as the engine room must be manned while the generator is in use.


Day 1 - DAY 1 - SATURDAY - Bodrum
From Bodrum airport, transfer the short drive to the bustling resort town ofBodrum and board your luxurious sailing yacht. Your captain and crew will bewaiting to welcome you on board in Bodrum Harbor.Year round balmy temperatures, international marinas, elegant boutiques, chiccafés and nightclubs, and a variety of delightful dining experiences attract manyto the vibrant Bodrum harbor. The 15th century Crusader castle, the world classMuseum of Underwater Archaeology, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, oneof Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, bring an important historical dimensionto this picturesque city.Spend the first night on board in Bodrum harbour, or if all guests have arrived tothe yacht then be free to depart for Kalymnos.
Pass through customs in Bodrum and then depart for Kalymnos.Before arriving to the harbour of Kalymnos, anchor in the hidden natural harbour ofVathi, which is the most fertile spot of the island. The lovely houses of the village ofRina trickle down the slopes of two hills, while a small part of the settlement lies inthe verdant valley that extends to the fishing village and the natural fjord-like gulfbeyond. The charming village fringed with citrus orchards boasts one main streetand a scattering of houses; an unexpected patch of lush vegetation on an otherwisedry and arid-looking island. Vathi is the only place on the island that is lucky enoughto have it’s own spring water supply, and here it is used carefully to cultivate citrusfruits, figs, grapes and anything else that can be persuaded to grow!This deep blue inlet is also home to a cluster of picturesque church remains datingfrom the early Byzantine period to the more recent past, and a short but lovelyhike from the yacht takes you to explore them. Here stop for lunch on board, andswimming and snorkelling in the most incredible waters. You can even try some rockclimbing here as this is a great spot for it, before watching the sunset with cocktailson deck and stepping on shore to dine at one of the 2 tiny tavernas in Vathi wherethe octopus is a must-try!Kalymnos is eternally tied to the sea: beautiful shores, a fascinating seabed excellentfor diving and snorkelling, and mouth watering seafood gastronomy, not to mentionthe fearless and open-hearted residents who are the descendants of sponge divers.Kalymnos has never relied on tourism so has remained wild and unspoiled, and isone of the most authentic destinations among the Greek islands. Only relativelyrecently has Kalymnos begun to attract devoted rock climbers from all over theworld to scale the craggy cliff faces. Sponge diving was a thriving trade in the mid-19th Century up to the early 20thCentury, and Kalymnos was one of the centers of this activity. In early Spring timethe legendary and daring sponge fishermen would venture out to ply the deep openwaters of the Aegean Sea and the treacherous Mediterranean as far as North Africa,‘skin diving’ to depths of 30 meters. Before the first suits were designed, the diverswould descend to the seabed weighed down by a heavy marble stone. The legacyof this local trade is evident today and a cherished source of pride and identity forthe islanders, young and old.Pothia, is the bustling port and capital of Kalymnos that spreads amphitheatrically ontwo hills, featuring pink and orange buildings of Italian origin, narrow back streets, andmoored yachts, bars and restaurants lining the waterfront. There are still sponges onsale everywhere.The Monastery of Agios Savvas is located on top of the hill above Pothia. Dedicatedto Agios Savvas, the patron saint of the island, this lovely stone church has a red tiledroof and some exquisite and newly restored frescos. Its location provides excellent viewsof the town, overlooking the port and seascape beyond. The beautiful Monastery ofAgioi Pantes is also located close by, and is still residence to the elderly nuns. There arelong skirts and shawls available for women to wear when visiting this otherwise privatearea, and you can see the lovely gardens as well as the kitchen and sleeping quarters.It is a rigorous uphill climb to the monastery but a comfortable descent on the return.
On the way to Patmos your yacht will visit the islet of Telendos, which is located 700meters from Kalymnos. Until 535 CE this tiny island was actually part of Kalymnosuntil an earthquake separated the two. It is a lovely quiet spot with no roads andno cars; just warm and genuine Greek hospitality. A strip of tavernas offeringfabulous views back to the escarpment of Kalymnos itself lines the waterfront,and the tiny village has a paved and shady main street which soon leads you to acouple of lovely beaches on the west side of the island.Away from crowds, Telendos is a haven for soaking up some quiet time, as wellas another hotspot for climbing. Spend the day lazing in the sun, walk along thesea front in the shade of the tamarisk trees, and swim or snorkel in crystal clearwaters from your gulet yacht in one of the small secluded coves dotted aroundthe island.The On the Rock establishment on Telendos offers a choice of incredibly tastyGreek signature dishes including freshly caught fish, octopus and moussaka, whichtaste even better from this fantastic location by the sea. Don’t miss sampling afew from the extensive cocktail and Greek beer menu.scenery and special atmosphere have made it an ideal getaway for those seekinginspiration or a quiet retreat. The island is built around the important Monasteryof St. John and its medieval fortress, which is visible from nearly everywhere onthe island, and stands overlooking Chora as a reminder of Patmos’ historical andspiritual significance. St. John is said to have penned the Book of Revelations andthe Apocalypse here on Patmos. The monastery houses some spectacular frescoesand a museum well worth visiting. The smaller monastery of the Apocalypse halfwaydown the hill from Chora, grew up around the grotto where the Evangelist is saidto have heard the voice of God.Other sites of interest in Patmos include a library where there are rare manuscripts2000 books and 13000 documents; the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi in Chora, anexample of a real island temple with gorgeous 16th and 18th century icons; andthe commune of Evaggelismos in southern Chora, an active monastery wherethere is a handicraft school for Patmian needlework.The village of Chora, which grew up around the monastery, is built in the Cretianstyle of many of the first settlers here, and is probably the most beautiful in theDodecanese, especially by night. From here you can see the 3 windmills, the portat Skala and many of the beaches along the west of the island. On a clear day youcan also see the island of Lipsi and the Turkish coast beyond. Patmos’ incrediblebeaches have also helped to establish this island as a popular travel destination.Those looking for more seclusion can visit one of the many isolated beaches andcoves around the island and surrounding islets, accessible only by boat, which isideal for our Gulet yacht guests! Despite Patmos’s relatively upmarket reputation,accommodation often doesn’t quite match that, so visiting the island on board aluxury yacht lets you explore the island and still sleep in the lap of luxury.Although Patmos is traditionally a place of spiritual pilgrimage, it is has diversifiedsomewhat, and you’ll also find there great designer boutiques, Greek style localcuisine, cafes with spectacular views, and what’s more after dinner the islandcertainly doesn’t just sleep and there is a lively buzz into the early hours.
Wake up to the sunshine, have a relaxing breakfast on board and then spend themorning exploring Lipsi. Perhaps head out and cruise to one of the untouchedbays or sandy beaches along the coast for swimming and relaxing on board.The virgin nature, crystal clear waters, beaches and the relaxing atmosphereof Lipsi Island attract tourists looking for total seclusion and privacy. This isa frequent destination among naturists and hikers, as many beaches can onlybe reached on foot or by boat. A fortress crowns the uppermost peak of theisland, and in the scattering of small tavernas and cafes below you will find localdelicacies like the traditional thyme honey, wine, cheese and grapes.There are so many small churches in the island that it is said there is 1 churchfor each family in Lipsi. Panaghia tou Harou architecturally has a local feel,Byzantine in perception yet austere and unpretentious. As yet unexcavated, thechurch was built sometime between the 7th and 8th Century CE. The holy iconof the Virgin here, holding Jesus crucified, is reputed to be of miraculous powers.The uniqueness of the concept and the skill of the rendition make this icon oneof the brightest moments in hagiography.Now to Lipsi’s beautiful beaches! Lientou is by far the most popular andlocated in town. Venture a little further and discover the Kampos, Platys Yialos- a delightful sandy strip of land stretching out to sea, and the exceptionallystunning sandy beach of Papandria in the south facing the island of Leros.Chochlakoura beach is loved for its pebbles, flat rocks and scenic caves, whileTourkomnima, Xirokampos, Monodendri and Kamares are all remote beaches ofwild beauty, and definitely worth the expedition to visit.
Cruise to the small island of Leros, the island of Diana, Goddess of Hunting. Thisis an island of small fertile valleys sandwiched between rolling green hills, deepcoves and pretty beaches. Depending on the winds, dock in the harbor of AgiaMarina or the more secluded bay of Panteli.Pandeli is the oldest fishing village in Leros, where most of the residents are stillin the fishing trade, and located in the island’s most picturesque spot surroundedby enchanting landscapes of green trees, steep mountains and excellent coves.The small settlement is built amphitheatrically around the natural bay and joins with Platanos, the quaint harbor of Agia Marina, which has selective local shopslocated in old traditional buildings that sell antiques and handcrafts. The town ofAlinda is also gorgeous with its attractive pebble beach and hip beach clubs. Thesewaterfront towns hold most cultural interest, with their neoclassical buildings andpleasant village atmosphere.Leros has a magnificent crusader castle or better known as Kastro, It is a strongmedieval fortress presiding over the villages of Pandeli and Agai Marina, withspectacular views of the mountainous landscape and the sea. It is a rigorous uphillclimb from either village, but once at the top it is truly picturesque and a lovelywalk back down directly into either village.The island is a paradise for foodies with a rich culinary heritage, featuring manyunique Lerian specialties. You can find the best combination of the local and fusioncuisine, witnessed by the seaside El Greco Restaurant on the Panteli beach. Makesure to try the tuna carpaccio and phyllo bread stuffed with soft goat cheese.The patisserie-cafe To Paradosiako, meaning ‘The Traditional’ in Greek, is in Agia Marina’s harbor, has a lovely setting on the water and offers some of the mostdelicious and creative treats you can find. With contemporary and spiced uptraditional flavors, you will be spoilt for choice with what’s on offer here.After dinner Leros comes alive in bars and nightclubs that feature local Bouzoukias well as contemporary music, warm hospitality and a laid-back ambience, whichis at its best in Panteli and Agia Marina.
From here cross back into Turkish waters and from Turgutreis, sail south to intothe Gulf of Gokova, a stunning stretch of the Aegean where the sea displaysits most remarkable hues. The rugged coastline with its myriad small bays andharbors gives way to a lush backdrop of pine-clad hills and mountains. Dropanchor near Orak Island, one of the Gulf’s large islands, and this one known forits rich sea life and crystal clear water, a perfect site for snorkelling.
This morning cruise to the gorgeous Bay of Kisebuku. Take advantage of the calmmidday hours, sailing smoothly along the Gokova shores. Late afternoon comeinto the Bodrum harbor, or continue to Ada Bogazi, another lovely anchorage,for the last night.
Disembark in Bodrum. (If there are guests wishing to end the cruise in Kos thenthis can be arranged in advance. Guests transfer via ferry to Kos and transfersonward to Kos airport)
Day 9 - Please Note:
Route applies according to weather changes at the discretion of the captain.

Trip Dates

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27-10-201803-11-2018EUR €0Double Cabin. From
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22-06-201929-06-2019EUR €0Double Cabin. From
22-06-201929-06-2019EUR €0Master Cabin
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    • Discover the historic island of Kos, the home of Hippocrates and the center of ancient medicine, it has a lovely medieval old town, castle and many beautiful ancient ruins amongst its abundant trees and greenery.
    • Cruise to Leros, great for shopping and chic restaurants while still characterful and laid-back with lovely neoclassical buildings.
    • Visit Lipsi that is in contrast off-the-beaten-track and offers lovely beaches, walks, rustic tavernas and a folky feel;
    • See the rarely-visited island of Arki, it is also completely unspoilt as a destination with stunning beaches and a fantastic taverna.
    • Sail on to Patmos, an important site of pilgrimage since ancient times and home of the fascinating Monastery of St John, many crystal clear bays for anchorage and fantastic restaurants.
    • Explore Kalymnos famous for its immaculate swimming waters, as an international rock-climbing destination, and as the island of the sponge divers.
    • Visit the connecting islet of Telendos, with its laid-back village atmosphere.
    • Sail to tiny Pserimos and explore spectacularly untouched natural landscapes on foot, cute beaches and local rural ambience.