The world is really your oyster! Wherever your budgets allows. Gulet charter Bodrum is renown both for weather, fishing and magnificence. Active or leisurely days. You can choose among deep sea fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, swimming or lazing on the beaches.
In the crystal blue waters you can explore the reefs, ruins, dolphins and turtles. If bargains are what you enjoy, then it can be a shopper’s paradise for you in some of the small villages and towns.
Now that Covid-19 is behind us, now is the time to realize your dream of a fabulous vacation on your private floating hotel.
Day 1 Bodrum
Sailing along the Gulf of Hisaronu from Bodrum to Kos is a stunning way to begin your vacation. As you sail over the clear turquoise blue sea, you are following in the footsteps of the ancient world, the world of Greek gods. Hisarönü Bay is one of the most attractive bays in the Aegean Sea with its many interlaced coves. Pine trees come right down to the shores on north and the shoreline is embellished by date palms. Nature has been generous here -blue and green mingle as two beautiful birds in one nest. Look down into the clear blue sea as your yacht sails over horizons that have served mankind for millennia.
Day 2 Kos Island
Next destination of your gulet yacht charter is Kos Island. The Dodecanese Island of Kos has become one of the most popular islands in the region, arguably second behind only Rhodes. Its rich history includes the impressive fortress, the Castle of the Knights of Saint John close to the Town harbor, the ancient tree under which Hippocrates taught students and the Asklepion (his ancient sanatorium). Old Corinthian columns still gather weeds by the roadside. The built to order marina is just a short distance south of the ferry port. Kos Town has numerous restaurants, taverns, cafes and shops and ‘’night owls’’ will find plenty to do to the early hours of morning.
Day 3 Gyali Island, Nisyros Island
Gyali is a volcanic Greek island in the Dodecanese, located halfway between the south coast of Kos and Nisyros. It consists of rhyolitic obsidian lava domes and pumice deposits. This is not a tourist site, in fact it’s a very industrious strip mining operation. There is a special thermo powder called “Perli” mined here and shipped all over the world. It has one of the largest pumice deposits in the western hemisphere.
There is a small islet nearby which you can anchor off and enjoy.
Day 4 Ano Symi (Symi Island)
Symi, off the Datca Peninsula of Turkey is another relaxing island while gulets cruising. It is fairly small but offers plenty of chance to explore. The landscape is lovely and once back in Ano Symi there are bars and tavernas offering delicious cuisine which you should try with the local wine.
Day 5 Rhodes Island
Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, with its 200 kilometer coastline, with a fascinating interior and lively night life, and known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades. The city of Rhodes has an Old Town featuring the medieval Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Masters, captured by the Ottomans and then held by the Italians, The Palace is now a history museum. It has been home to several ‘’civilizations’’ in its history and known for its former Ancient Wonder of the World, the Colossus, though destroyed by an earthquake many centuries ago.
Day 6 Datca, Knidos
One of the popular coastal stops of gulet blue voyage is Datca, a small southern shore yachting stop over 75kms west of Marmaris. Datca is located in an area that provides you with many small coves along the peninsula, so you can anchor along the coastline and enjoy a swim in the privacy of your own cove. The coast is dotted with small fishing villages and farming towns, and the local tomatoes and olives are famous for their depth of taste. While visiting Datca, enjoy some local produce and maybe even ask your chef put some of it into your menu.
Day 7 Papuc Burnu
Just north of Bodrum you will find the nose shaped bay of Pabuc Burnu. This is considered to be good place for yacht charter Turkey, and you can enjoy a swim in the clear blue waters as well as a short visit onshore.
Day 8 Bodrum
After an exceptional yacht charter, you come sail back to Bodrum and prepare for your flight home. This is a perfect time to visit this wonderful city and enjoy your last (but not final) taste of Turkey. Bodrum is a jewel surrounded golden sunsets and azure waters. You really should seek out the local cuisine, cultural attractions and visit the waterfront outside the famous Bodrum Castle, built from the stones of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. It houses an amazing underwater archeology museum and is a must see when in Bodrum.