DAY 1 - BODRUM
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting shows and concerts. Another place to visit is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place of interest. Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. D.
DAY 2 - COS (KOS)
Following the breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. The Aesclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who was 'the Father of Medical Sciences', is located here. All the people from the eastern Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos. Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (the Dodecanese Islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain, a castle and ancient ruins throughout the town. You may join our optional Asclepion & city tour or you may also explore the city by yourself or take a swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbor. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life. B.L.D.
DAY 3 - GYALI – NISYROS – SYMI
Early in the morning we will cruise to Nisyros Island and will have a swimming break in a bay of Gyali Island on the way. There is a volcano on Nisyros Island which erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village is located on the side of the crater and is charming with white streets and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional tour to the volcano crater and you will see the gases coming from underground. We will anchor at Symi Port late in the afternoon. On the shoreline there are bright and colorful neo-classical houses. You will love Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays. Overnight on the gulet in Symi Harbor. B.L.D.
DAY 4 - RHODES
We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and is a popular holiday destination as it has one of the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval cities and also warm weather for 300 days of the year. Rhodes has been the cradle of many civilizations; starting with the knights of St. John in the Middle Ages, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus, the island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. The main port of Rhodes is Rhodes City which bears the same name as the island. This city, which is still surrounded by a 12 meter thick city-wall which gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads. If you like you can join an optional old city tour or an excursion to the beautiful whitewashed town of Lindos. After dinner, we highly recommend you to enjoy a night out in Rhodes Town. B.L.D.
DAY 5 - DATCA – KARGI
We cruise back to Turkey via Datca and go through customs. Datca was founded by the Dorians who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has very little humidity and fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabon mentioned this about Datca’s weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer". You may take a walk in Datca Harbor and discover the town while the gulet is being supplied with fresh provisions. Our last stop will be Kargi Bay and overnight. B.L.D.
DAY 6 - INCEBURUN – PALAMUTBUKU – KNIDOS (CNIDUS)
Today we head to Inceburun for breakfast and a refreshing swimming break. Then we cruise to Palamutbbuku for lunch and more swimming or a walk in the village. Finally we cruise to Knidos (Cnidus) which was a developed city in science, art and architecture in ancient times. Many famous people such as Eudoxos (astronomer and math professor), Polygontos (painter), Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros (Sculptors) and Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian light house, lived on this peninsula. Here Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the second largest medical science school. The island also hosts the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by Eudoksos. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite's monument and in those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins of the ancient city. Overnight on the gulet near Knidos. B.L.D.
DAY 7 - BLACK ISLAND – POYRAZ HARBOUR – BODRUM
We will begin to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be given in Poyraz Bay which is located on the north side of the island. This bay with its turquoise-blue waters is very beautiful. We will dock in Bodrum Harbor for dinner and overnight. D.
DAY 8 - BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.
Visit both Turkey and Greece on this one-week blue cruise departing from Bodrum along beautiful parts of the Turkish coast and then to the South Dodecanese Islands such as Rhodes, Symi, Nisyros, and Cos!
Type of Boat: Traditional Wooden Gulet (M/S) *Air-Conditioned
Duration: 7 Nights – 8 Days
Departure dates: Every other Saturday - May 26, June 9, June 23, July 07, July 21, August 04, August 18, September 01, September 15, September 29, October 13, 2018
Embarkation: Bodrum Harbour
Embarkation Time: By 15:30
Disembarkation: Bodrum Harbour
Disembarkation Time: Before 10:30 after breakfast Saturday
Optional Excursions: Kos Asclepion, Rhodes Old City, Nisyros Volcano Tour, Turkish bath
2018 Departure dates: Every other Saturday, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 07, July 21, August 04, August 18, September 01, September 15, September 29, October 13
PRICE PER PERSON (DEPENDING UPON DEPARTURE DATE)
| PERIOD 1
|| May 19th - 25th / Oct 06th – Oct 19th
|| 460 EUROS
| PERIOD 2
|| May 26th – June 8th / Sept 22nd – Oct 05th
|| 575 EUROS
| PERIOD 3
|| September 01st - 21st
|| 690 EUROS
| PERIOD 4
|| June 09th – August 03rd
|| 840 EUROS
| PERIOD 5
|| August 04th - 31st
|| 975 EUROS
▪ Weekly prices above are in EURO and are for one person in a double cabin on a Full Board basis
▪ Single Supplement is 60%. No Triple Cabins
▪ No child discount available in any itinerary. No children under the age of 12 are allowed
Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch - afternoon tea - coffee & cookies – dinner
Water is included during meals only
All charter & berth taxes, Harbour & Port procedures.
Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents.
Diesel & Gasoline expenses.
Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided).
Use of equipment on board. (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance).
On Greek Island Itineraries - Harbour, mooring, port and customs taxes and fees
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water – To be purchased from the bar on board.
Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical places and museums
Individual port taxes upon arrival/departure between Turkey and Greece
International or domestic flights
*IMPORTANT NOTES: The A/C can be in use up to 8 hours daily and there are restrictions as to where it may be used. Depending on sea and weather conditions, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.