Marmaris - South Dodecanese Islands

Marmaris-Serce-Bozukkale-Bozbururn-Bencik-Aktur-Datca/Knidos-Symi(Greece)-Rhodes(Greece)-Cennet-Marmaris
8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 : Embarkation in Marmaris Harbor in Turkey
We board our traditional handmade wooden gulet yacht in Marmaris, Turkey. Following a quick check in to our private cabin or dropping luggage at our office in the town, we can have rest of the day free for a stroll in the beautiful town center. The old narrow streets behind its Ottoman castle are great to explore and the yachts on anchorage at the marina decorate the coast of this lovely tourist center. Upon our return back to the yacht we enjoy our welcome cocktail, when we also meet our captain, crew and the other travelling companions. This evening we enjoy our captain's welcome dinner on board. Overnight in Marmaris Marina.
Please note;
* Embarkation time to Gulet is after 16:00 pm. (Dinner)


Day 2 : Serce Bay - Bozukkale Castle in Turkey

Following breakfast on board this morning, we weigh anchor and cruise to Bozukkale for our overnight anchorage. Because of its geographical situation and narrow port entrance, the port was used by the ancient Greek naval forces during the Peloponnese Sea Battle in 431 BC. Karor, the commander of Athens gathered all his ships here before attacking Cnidos in 395 BC; and Demetrius the king of Macedon used this port for preparations before attacking Rhodes in 305 BC. In the ancient ruins of Bozukkale (or ancient Loryma from 7th century BC) there is the remnant of a castle which stretches out 120 meters of height and 10 meters of width. The condition of the castle is good except for one side which is missing, that is probably why it was called "crooked castle" by the local Turks. Hiking around its nine surviving towers is fun. There are no remnants of any building inside the castle now. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 3 : Bozburun - Bencik Bay in Turkey

After breakfast we will cruise to Bozburun which is a small fishing town. This area was popular and suitable for sponge diving but nowadays the people of the island are no more interested in this as it is not financially beneficial anymore. In recent years sponge diving has been replaced by gullet tourism. We will anchor at Dirsek Buku for lunch and swimming break. Today, our last stop will be Bencik Bay; which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side. In 550s B.C. the Cnidus people wanted to dig a tunnel in the narrowest land piece of the peninsula between the Hisaronu Gulf and the Gokova Gulf as a defence line against the Persians. That way they would make two peninsulas one island and the defence easier. They started with diligence and put in a lot of effort; however, in the end they could not manage and the city was conquered by the Persians. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bencik Bay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 4 : Aktur Bay in Turkey - Datca - Optional Cnidos Tour
Today our first stop will be Aktur Bay. After lunch and a swimming stop we will cruise to Datca. The ancient historian Strabo has a rightful saying about Datca's weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer". According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen's disease in Sariliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datca. You can explore Datca yourself or join the optional Cnidus tour. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor in Datca or at a nearby bay.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 5 : Greek Island of Simi
This morning we weigh anchor early and motor sail to Symi Island and arrive at the Monastery of Panormitis located in the southern part of Simi. We can visit the Monastery and the Museum on this well protected and peaceful bay. After having a swimming break on the eastern shores of the island, we will anchor at the port early in the evening. Symi is an island that has beautiful surroundings, nice taverns and wonderful waters. You can see the shore side with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. The people on Symi live on tourism, fishing and some farming. Like on Kalymnos, the men also collect sponges from the coasts of North Africa. According to mythology, Symi got its name from the princess of Rhodes, who eloped here by the god Glaucus, since her father the king did not approve their marriage. You are going to adore Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays. Overnight in Symi Harbour.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 6 : Greek Island of Rhodes
After breakfast we depart early and cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The island is a very popular holiday place as it has one of the best-protected and the largest European Medieval city of UNESCO site and has warm weather 300 days of a year. Rhodes has been a home for 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 the Rhodes City which bears the same name as the island. The other very touristic areas of Rhodes island are; Lindos and Kamiros. The city, which is still surrounded by 12 meter-thick city-walls, gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads. After dinner on board, our guests are highly recommended to enjoy a Rhodes night out. Overnight in Rhodes Harbor.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 7 : Cennet Island in Turkey
This morning we will sail back to Turkish coasts and after entering Marmaris Port we will anchor at Cennet Island (Paradise Island). Swimming stop and lunch will take place here. In the afternoon we sail back to Marmaris Harbor or to a nearby anchorage, due to marina's availability. Tonight we will enjoy the captain's farewell dinner; which will be just another feast by our cook who prepares it with Turkish delicacies. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris.
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)


Day 8 : Disembarkation in Marmaris, Turkey
Following the breakfast this morning we sail to Marmaris Harbor and say goodbye to our captain and crew before disembarkation from our Gulet Yacht here. End of our services.
Please note;
* Latest disembarkation from the Gulet is at 10.00 am.
(Breakfast)

 

Includes

• 7 nights' accommodation on standard Gulet yacht private cabin,
• Voyage plan as mentioned in the itinerary,
• Captain and crew services on board,
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary,
• Tea and coffee on mornings and afternoons,
• Use of available games and equipment,
• Fuel and bath water usage,
• Linens and bath towels,
• Harbor and mooring fees,
• Yacht insurance,

Port procedures and custom expenses in Greece and Turkey.

Excludes

• Visa for Turkey and Greece if needed,
• Domestic flight tickets (can be arranged by us and added into the price according to best rate),
• Airport transportation, overland excursions and guide on board (can be arranged upon request),
• Personal expenses,
• Extra beverages not served with meals,
• Beach towels,
• Gratuities for the crew.

 
- All Price on per person basis - Below rates are subject to final conformation at the time of booking.
  Category/Period  
  Standard Gulet
2012-05-12 - 2012-05-18
 
Guest Room Type Price
Adult Double 405 EURO
Adult Single 644 EURO
 
  Standard Gulet
2012-05-19 - 2012-07-06
 
Guest Room Type Price
Adult Double 539 EURO
Adult Single 861 EURO
 
  Standard Gulet
2012-05-19 - 2012-07-06
 
Guest Room Type Price
Adult Double 761 EURO
Adult Single 1130 EURO
 
  Standard Gulet
2012-05-19 - 2012-07-06
 
Guest Room Type Price
Adult Double 539 EURO
Adult Single 891 EURO
 
  Standard Gulet
2012-05-19 - 2012-07-06
 
Guest Room Type Price
Adult Double 405 EURO
Adult Single 649 EURO

 

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