The boarding starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Port of Bodrum leaving you time to explore the rich history of Bodrum Peninsula in the Museum within the medieval Castle of St Peter, and other sites around the town. Bodrum is also popular with its night life and shopping with an limitless choice of entertainment in the city. Dinner is served on board for the first evening.
While you are enjoying breakfast GuletBookers staff will start the day with welcome and information about the cruise programme and safety procedures of the yacht. Once your captain has completed the port departure procedures you will start sailing to Kos island. The second largest of the Dodecanese islands, Kos is the home of the Asclepion and was the birthplace of Hippocrates, while now also having an interesting old town centre and lively nightlife.
The gulet leaves in the early morning for Nissiros island, where the dormant volcano last erupted in 1422. You can take bus tour to the crater to view gases steaming from the crater floor or explore the pretty little Nikea village located on the side of the volcano, with its white streets and mosaic-style square. After a lunch break; we will sail to Tilos island. The dinner and the overnight stay will be in the port of this small, peaceful island that is known as a nature reserve for Aegean species.
Making an early sail to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, we moor in Rhodes harbour to have a stroll into the old town, a medieaval treasure from the days as the headquarters of the Crusader Knights of St.John. Remains of Ottoman and Italian occupations add to the atmosphere. After dinner aboard, guests may like to enjoy a Rhodes night out.
By sailing in the early hours of morning to Symi island; we will arrive at the sheltered little bay of the Monastery of Panormitis at the southern end to visit the chapels and museums. We will stop for a swimming break at noon time along the rugged coast and arrive in Simi port for the evening. After dinner abaord we can take a stroll in the narrow streets between the neo-classical houses of the small harbour town.
The gulet starts early to return to Turkish waters and moor at Datca, where you can enjoy a short-walk in town while your captain is finishing with the customs procedures. Datca was founded by the Dorians in the 7th century B.C, but then they moved the city to the tip of the peninsula to found Cnidus, a city site still being excavated. Sailing along the Datca Peninsula coast gives some marvellous views before mooring in the ancient harbour for dinner and overnight in Cnidus.
Sailing in the early morning across the gulf returns you close to Bodrum, but first mooring at the beautiful Poyraz Bay on Karaada (Black Island) for the last swimming break in the clear blue waters. In the late afternoon we will be sailing back into Bodrum Harbour for dinner and the overnight stay. A night out on the town in Bodrum might be tempting!
Your gulet charter ends after a farewell breakfast with disembarking before 10:00 am
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