Day 1: BODRUM
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbor. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century BC. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' in ancient times, was the birthplace of Herodotus, the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century BC. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus [350 BC] is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world is in Bodrum. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheater. It is one of the oldest theaters in Anatolia seating 13,000 and still hosts concerts in Bodrum. Another place you should visit in Bodrum is the Castle of Saint Peter, one of the best preserved historical buildings that dates back to the Middle Ages. Another place that is not to be missed is the recently restored Myndos Gate, through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus.
Day 2: KNIDOS
– INCEBURUN - BENCIK
We will depart early in the morning for Knidos. Lunch will be served at the bay of Inceburun
where you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear water.
Our last stop will be at 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 the Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located on Hisaronu side. For dinner and an overnight stay, we will anchor at Bencik Bay.
Day 3: DIRSEKBUKU
After breakfast we will anchor in Dirsekbuku for a
swimming break and lunch. Then we go to the small fishing town
of Bozburun. This area was popular for sponge diving, but nowadays the people of the island
no longer dive for sponges, as it is no longer financially
viable and also hazardous. The locals are now employed in
yachting tourism. Dinner and overnight will be in Bozburun.
Day 4: RHODES
After customs formalities are completed we will cruise to
the island of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands.
Here you can join our optional 'Rhodes Old City Tour'. After dinner
a night out on Rhodes town is highly recommended.
Day 5: SYMI
We will set course for the island of Symi Island and anchor at a
bay close to Symi Harbor for lunch and a swimming break. We will
arrive at Symi Port late in the afternoon. As we approach Symi
you will see the shoreline with its neo-classical houses. Symi Island
has many pine and oak forests and unique bays. Here you can join our optional
excursion to go to the Monastery of Panormitis located in a well-protected bay at the southern part of Symi.
Day 6: NISYROS
Early in the morning we will cruise to the island of
Nisiros where we will have a swimming break. The volcano on
Nisiros last erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village is located on the side of the crater
and has picturesque white houses and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional bus tour to the
volcano crater and see the gases coming from underground. Then we will cruise to Kos Island.
Day 7: BLACK ISLAND -
POYRAZ HARBOUR - METEOR BAY – BODRUM
We will cruise to Bodrum and following customs formalities
we will have a swimming break and lunch at Poyraz Bay which is located on the
south-western side of Karaada [Black Island]. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will be anchoring at Meteor Bay for tea time which is located on the
eastern side of the island. There is a meteor hole here and this is how the bay got its name. You may also take a walk through the underwater caves which are very near to Meteor Bay for a small local fee. We will dock in Bodrum
Harbor for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: BODRUM
Disembarkation will be after breakfast, by 10:30.