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Luxury Gulet Cruise to Turkey Including the Dodecanese Islands

Luxury Gulet Cruise to Turkey Including the Dodecanese Islands

From EUR €1,150

Description

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. We start and finish in Turkey, and visit the Greek Islands in between.

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.

Ships are named on departures ONE month prior to departure dates.

Price includes:

• breakfast, lunch and dinner
• afternoon snacks, all non alcoholic drinks & local alcoholic beer & wines)
• sport activities on board
• wifi
• towels and beach towels

Trip Name
Luxury Gulet Cruise to Turkey Including the Dodecanese Islands
Days
8
Overview
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.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 - EMBARK IN BODRUM
From Bodrum airport transfer the short drive to the bustling resort town of Bodrumand board your luxurious sailing yacht. Your captain and crew will be waiting towelcome 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 resort city.Spend the first night on board in Bodrum harbor or depart for Kos.
Day 2 - DAY 2 - KOS & NISSYROS
Depart for Kos early morning and arrive in Kos Harbour, which is overlooked by theold town and the crusader Castle of the Knights of St. John. Palm-lined cobblestonestreets, lush greenery, and many ancient monuments and excavations are withinwalking distance in every direction, not to mention the charming old town labyrinthof shopping streets, cafes and restaurants.History buffs will be thrilled with the number of ancient sites to explore on the island,most of which are concentrated in the town centrally but still remain quiet spotsshaded by soaring ancient trees. Kos has a municipality train that takes you to the sites that are further out.Cruise in the afternoon to Nissyros. The island of Nisyros has a fascinating history: it was captured from pirates,conquered from the knights and subjugated from the Turks. The landscape ishypnotizing in its contrasts; from the lunar volcanic scenery of the inland to thesurrounding fertile area of dark sandy beaches and deep blue sea, from the wildverdant beauty of the many natural thermal springs to the dazzling whitewashed local houses. Evident in every little stone, the volcanic composition of Nisyrosoriginated with massive eruptions millions of years ago, and locally many peopleattribute its captivating energy and distinctive charm to the vibes of the activevolcano known as ‘Nisyriasi’, meaning a severe addiction to the volcanic energyof the island.Mandraki is the capital and harbor of Nisyros located on the northwest side of theisland. This beautiful settlement has a traditional character with whitewashed housesand wooden balconies, cobblestone alleys and little churches. The natural thermalsprings of Loutra are in the north of the town while the square of Ilikiomeni isthe locals’ favorite spot and meeting point. In the wider area, one can visit theimposing Acropolis of Paleokastro, considered to be one of the best-preservedfortifications of the Aegean and is famous for its impressive cyclopean walls madefrom black trachyte. There is also the fortified monastery of Panagia Spilianiand the beautiful building of the municipal thermal baths. The stunning beach ofMandraki lies behind the Monastery of Spiliani. Other interesting archaeologicalsites include the Fortress Walls close to the Monastery of Panagia Kyra, the ruinsof ancient temples and buildings in in the neighborhood of Agios Savvas.On the south side of the island the mountain village of Nikia, offering panoramicviews of the volcano, is particularly picturesque, boasting a unique architecture withwhite houses, tiled roofs and colorful doors and windows, and the exquisite Churchof Agios Ioannis Theologos. The cobblestoned square of Porta here is celebratedas one of the best traditional squares in Europe with its ellipsoid shape and a pebbledfloor designed by the famous 19th century artist, Paschalis Pashalakis.One of the oldest settlements on Nisyros spreading around a natural bay in thenorth is the seaside village of Pali. The village is a favorite anchorage for yachts,has a lovely beach under the natural shade of Tamarisk trees, and is an idealplace for those looking for absolute peace and quiet. Here visit the HippocraticBaths and the Chapel of Panagia Thermiani, which is built next to the ThermalSprings of Thermiani.The Volcano of Nisyros has a beautiful caldera of 15,000 years old with 6 maincraters. The volcanic rocks of Nisyros form a unique palette of colors in the fertileregion of the valley of Lakki. The volcanic crater of Stefanos is one of the largest andwell-preserved hydrothermal craters in the world with a depth of 27 meters, whilethe volcanic crater of Polyvotis is the largest volcanic crater at 30 meters deep and adiameter of 260 meters.
Day 3 - DAY 3 - TILOS
Tilos is a historical island of striking medieval castles, imposing mountainswith natural springs, pristine beaches, charming churches, the cave of the dwarfelephants and mysterious abandoned medieval villages. The beauty of Tilos liesin its mountainous and rocky landscapes, now preserved as national park area,blessed with verdant hills and abundant flora including almond trees, bluebells,orchids, ancient oaks and shamrocks. Megalo Horio is the capital of Tilos and onthe north side of the island. This lovely settlement preserves its authentic characterfeaturing traditional whitewashed houses with flowery courtyards and cobblestonealleys scattered on the mountain slopes of Agios Stefanos. According to ancientlegend, Tilos was the son of Alias and Apollo, who visited the island to collect herbsto cure his mother from a serious illness. After treating her, Tilos returned to theisland and built a temple in honor of Apollo and Poseidon. This is how the islandgot its name and became well known for its native healing herbs.Dominating the natural fortified hill of Agios Stefanos above Megalo Horio youcannot miss the Castle of the Knights. An uphill hike leads you there but its wellworth it for the incredible views. The Knights of St John built the castle on thetraces of the ancient acropolis in the 15th century. Within the ramparts an entirevillage was built as refuge for the inhabitants from potential pirate invasionsin the middle ages. The Archaeological Museum exhibits ancient statues and artifacts, sculptures and inscriptions from the Classical and Hellenistic periods foundon excavation of Tilos, some from the site of the castle and acropolis before it.Tilos hosts numerous paths ideal for lovers of hiking. One of the most beautifulroutes starts from the main road of the island towards the northeast. It is an oldpath that leads to the Italian-built watchtower on the peak of Prophet Elias. Themoderately difficult walk is rocky with sweeping slopes and low vegetation. Anotherinteresting trail is signposted and starts from the harbor of Livadia to the beach ofLethra and onward through a lovely valley to the village of Mikro Horio.Located in the area of Messaria, the spellbinding Cave of Harkadio is of greatpaleontological importance because of the volcanic material discovered here andphosphorous compounds that resemble fossilized bones. Alongside stone toolsfrom the Neolithic period, archaeological excavations revealed numerous bonesof dwarf elephants, the last of their kind that lived in Europe. These discoveriesproved that the island was actually united with the coast of Asia Minor about 6million years ago. The Physiographic Museum of Vienna has dedicated a specialsection to the dwarf elephants of Tilos, and displays can be found locally at theTilos Paleontology Museum.Another evocative spot for exploration and a wander on Tilos is the desertedvillage of Mikro Horio between the villages of Livadia and Megalo Horio. Thevillage was abandoned when the inhabitants moved to Livadia and the remainingrelics include the well-preserved ruins of houses, the medieval castle of theKnights, and the whitewashed church that dominates the valley.The Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas built in 1470, and dedicated to theisland’s patron saint, is the focus of sacred pilgrimage in Tilos, located on theslopes of the highest mountain on Tilos. The monastery is known for its pebbledcourtyard and outstanding murals, and the festival that celebrates the saintannually here on July 26.Fringing the island with its rich history of civilization and dramatic naturalfeatures are of course the immaculate beaches. The dazzling and tranquil baysshimmering with tamarisk trees will be your windows to the island as you travelby yacht. Moor here for swimming, dining and relaxed evenings on deck beneaththe stars. Amongst the many beaches to explore are Agios Antonios, a long sandyand pebbled, palm tree-lined beach on the north side of the island. Eristos, astunningly beautiful sandy beach with emerald waters and tamarisk trees on thewest side of the island; take the path to the left of the beach to discover 2 specialsecluded coves. The pebbled beach at Lethra in the northeast is a less visitedbeach accessible via a pathway from the harbor of Livadia. In the northwest isLimenari is a remote sandy and pebbled beach with turquoise waters. Livadiais on the southeast side of the island and the most popular beach of Tilos withnumerous amenities including sunbeds, umbrellas and taverns.
Day 4 - DAY 4 - SIMI
The Island of Simi is nothing less than enchanting and a truly romantic destination.Stunning neoclassical mansions characterize the main harbor, decorating the hillsidedown to the waters edge with their facades painted in a variety of colors. With richtraditions rooted in mythology still thriving today, the beauty and atmosphere ofSimi is truly remarkable Neoclassical mansions and abandoned captains houses,cobblestone courtyards and pebbled mosaics give an aura of nobility to the islandwhile the bougainvillea flowers add a bright touch to the romantic atmosphere. Climb the 500 stone steps that lead to the old commercial street of the island. Strollaround the Kalderimi, the stone bridge that connects the two sides of the village,known as the Bridge of Love, and observe the famous shipbuilders of Simi at the smallHarani shipyard, who uphold Simi’s ancient shipbuilding traditions.Cruise to the island’s western side and the peaceful setting of the Panormitis Monasteryof the Archangel Michael with its Byzantine frescos. Enjoy a swim break at the Bay ofSt. George, before entering the harbour.
Day 5 - DAY 5 - BOZBURUN – DATÇA
Depart Simi Harbour and sail into the Gulf of Hisarönü re-entering Turkey at thefishing village of Bozburun. It used to be the center of sponge diving along theTurkish coast, but nowadays locals here earn their living in a much less dangerousway by building the typical broad-beamed wooden gulets. The crosswinds in thisregion are excellent for sailing. Cruise north to Ciftlik Bay, a hidden cove with asmall sandy beach, half way up the Datca peninsula.Early evening set sail to picturesque resort of Datça. Enjoy a stroll through town,which offers some lovely cafes and shops. Renowned for its natural beauty and climate, this town provides a window into the life of rural Turkey of 50 to 100 yearsago. Village life is still based on agriculture, fishing, and the building of traditionalwooden gulet yachts. Pine, oak, and myrtle filled mountains plunge down to aserene beach and two natural harbours.
Day 6 - DAY 6 - KNIDOS – MERSINCIK
Sail to the site of Knidos, the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Aegeanseas. 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 terracesrising to the acropolis. Straddling the peninsula, it had a harbour on either side,and flourished during the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Thesite was excavated in 1857 by C. T. Newton and from 1967 by Iris Love. Famousas a center of art and culture in the 4th century BCE, Knidos was establishedat the same time that Halicarnassus was, as one of the 6 Dorian colonies inAsia Minor. It seems to have kept a purer Greek character, no doubt because itset its sights seaward and had little contact with the interior. Around 360 BCE,the city was rebuilt at the windblown tip of the peninsula, banking on the factthat a good harbour at the outer corner of Asia Minor would become a popular calling-port for ships on the Aegean - East Mediterranean transit routes. Therocky island facing the shore at the new site was joined to the mainland witha causeway, creating 2 deep harbors on either side of the isthmus: one onthe Aegean and the other on the Mediterranean. The island section held theresidential quarters, a series of colonnaded walkways rose in tiers on the land.2 large theaters, an odeon and 3 temples completed what must have beena striking ensemble in the midst of a desolate crag. The remains of a circulartemple dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite overlook remains of the twoharbors: the arcaded way was built of white marble heart - shaped columns. Thelegendary Aphrodite of Praxiteles statue, reputedly one of the most beautifulsculptures of the antiquity, once graced this temple. The city was renowned asone of the most beautiful in ancient Greece.From here, sail to Mersincik in the Gulf of Gokova; a stunning bay ringed withhigh mountains and woods, its clear waters and seclusion make it a favorite spotfor spending the night.
Day 7 - DAY 7 - KISEBUKU BAY
Cross the Gulf of Gokova to the pine-clad Bay of Kisebuku. Take advantage ofthe calm morning hours sailing smoothly along the Gokova shores. Opt for astop at Orak Island. Late afternoon come into Bodrum harbor, or continue to theattractive bay of Ada Bogazi for the night.Year round balmy temperatures, international marinas, elegant boutiques, chiccafés and nightclubs and a variety of delightful dining experiences attract manyto the lively Bodrum town and harbor. The 15th century Crusader castle, theMuseum of Underwater Archaeology, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, oneof Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, add an historical dimension to this resort.
Day 8 - Day 8 - Bodrum
Departure after breakfast.Please Note:Route applies according to weather changes at the discretion of the captain.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
24-04-202101-05-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
24-04-202101-05-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
01-05-202108-05-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
01-05-202108-05-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
08-05-202115-05-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
08-05-202115-05-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
15-05-202122-05-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
15-05-202122-05-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
22-05-202129-05-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
22-05-202129-05-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
29-05-202105-06-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
29-05-202105-06-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
05-06-202112-06-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
05-06-202112-06-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
12-06-202119-06-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
12-06-202119-06-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
19-06-202126-06-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
19-06-202126-06-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
26-06-202103-07-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
26-06-202103-07-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
03-07-202110-07-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
03-07-202110-07-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
10-07-202117-07-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
10-07-202117-07-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
17-07-202124-07-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
17-07-202124-07-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
24-07-202131-07-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
24-07-202131-07-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
31-07-202107-08-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
31-07-202107-08-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
07-08-202114-08-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
07-08-202114-08-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
14-08-202121-08-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
14-08-202121-08-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
21-08-202128-08-2021EUR €1,507Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
21-08-202128-08-2021EUR €2,258Master Cabin
28-08-202104-09-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
28-08-202104-09-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
04-09-202111-09-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
04-09-202111-09-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
11-09-202118-09-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
11-09-202118-09-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
18-09-202125-09-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
18-09-202125-09-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
25-09-202102-10-2021EUR €1,302Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
25-09-202102-10-2021EUR €1,953Master Cabin
02-10-202109-10-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
02-10-202109-10-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
09-10-202116-10-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
09-10-202116-10-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
16-10-202123-10-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
16-10-202123-10-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin
23-10-202130-10-2021EUR €1,150Classic Twin Or Double Cabin
23-10-202130-10-2021EUR €1,727Master Cabin

Inclusions

    • Sail to the small island of Pserimos which takes you off the-beaten track with its tiny population and virgin beaches.
    • Travel on to Nissyros, a volcanic island with a rich history and lots to see and do from great hikes and walking to a wide choice of beautiful beaches, some developed, others more remote, sites of historical and architectural interest, dramatic natural secnery and the famous thermal springs.
    • Discover Tilos, a mountainous island of striking medieval castles, natural springs, verdant national parks, excellent hikes, pristine beaches, charming churches, the cave of the dwarf elephants and mysterious abandoned medieval villages.
    • Sail to Rhodes, the Island of the Knights, that literally has everything; endless beaches, lush rural landscapes, mountain villages and countless cultural and historical monuments from many civilizations and eras.
    • Explore the picturesque Simi Island is a much loved and truly romantic destination; the pretty harbor is characterized by the scattering of neoclassical facades painted in all different colors trickling down the hillside, cobblestone courtyards, vibrant flowers overflowing from every balcony and garden, and an enchanting atmosphere evoked by the Bridge of Love and the local ancient shipbuilding tradition.

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