Gulet highlights: Bozukkale (Loryma), Bencik Bay, cruise to Datca, small Greek island of Simi for Monaster of Panormiti, Dodekanese for the Castle of the Knights of St. John.
Departures: All Year Round
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Cost: From $
DAY 1 – Marmaris
Boarding your traditional gulet at approximately 3.30pm. Enjoy a swim in Marmaris Harbour, or explore the city. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 2 – Serce – Bozukkale (Loryma)
Set sail for Serce Bay, where a Byzantine shipwreck has been discovered. Sail the beautiful Mediterranean coast, finally mooring at Bozukkale (Loryma) where you can explore the ancient castle surrounded by rectangular walls with its 9 temples. BLD
DAY 3 – Bozburun – Dirsekbuku – Bencik
Early morning sail to the small fishing town of Bozburun. Anchor at Dirsek Kuky for lunch and a swim. Our last stop today will be at Bencik Bay, which has a very narrow entrance, but once inside, the view is stunning. BLD
DAY 4 – Aktur – Datca
Our first sailing stop today is at Aktur Bay. After lunch and a swimming stop, cruise to Datca, which was founded by the Dors of the Aegean Sea in the 7th century BCE. The historian Strabo once said about Datca’s weather, “God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer.” BLD
DAY 5 – Symi
After port formalities, set sail for the small Greek island of Simi, and arrive at the Monaster of Panormiti, which is well worth a visit. Simi has a strong Venetian influence, and is one of the prettiest of the Greek Islands. BLD
DAY 6 – Rhodes
Cruise to Rhodes and enjoy one of the largest Greek Isles in the Dodekanese. Explore the magnificently-preserved medieval ruins and the Castle of the Knights of St. John in the old town. Take a short bus trip to Lindos and view the Acropolis of the island. BLD
DAY 7 – Marmaris
Returning to Turkey, we sail back to Marmaris today, stopping for swimming along the way. (BLD)
DAY 8 – Marmaris
Disembarkation this morning will be at around 10.30am. B
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