Aegean and Greek Yacht Charter

Marmaris – Greek Islands- Bodrum

Marmaris

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. On the first day, our gulet will remain anchored in Marmaris Port for dinner and stay at the port an overnight.
Marmaris is a port city and a tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in Mugla Province. Marmaris is a heavenly corner where you can see all grades and harmonies of green and blue during the twelve months of the year. The abundance of bays in the long coast line; its being a natural port; ancient cities; natural attractions; Blue Cruise facilities, marina for 800 boat and water sports facilities are the peculiarities making Marmaris a paradise for tourists.
Marmaris is one of the most elegant yachting resorts of Turkey. A point to meet the most beautiful boats. Ultramarine blue sea, mountains and pinewoods sketch the landscape. Many choices of shops, cafes, restaurants are to be found along the narrow streets of the town.

Rhodes Island

After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Rhodes Island.
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), lies between Crete and the near East in the Aegean ocean. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. Named the sun island or island of light there are hardly any days when the sun doesn’t shine. With its subtropical climate and over 3.000 hours of sun per year you can be guaranteed a good tan on your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece even Greeks themselves come to Rhodes for a holiday from the mainland. Dinner and overnight stay at Rhodes Island.

Symi Island

We will cruise to Symi Island early in the morning. Symi has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo Classical pediments a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece’s most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact. Dinner and overnight stay at Symi Island.

Datca, Inceburun

We will back to Turkey via Datca. Datca was founded by the Dorians settled in the Aegean islands and the southern coast of Ionia. This peninsula is located between the Aegean Sea and theMediterranean Sea. At the end of the peninsula, at a distance of about 38 kms is the ancient Carian city ofKnidos, which was described by Strabo as the ‘city built for the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful peninsula”. It is also believed that around 500 years ago, the Spanish pirates sailing left leprosy patients to die here but the fair weather of the peninsula recovered the lepers! Then we will cruise to Inceburun for dinner and overnight spend.

Palamut Buku, Knidos (Cnidus)

Early morning, we will sail to Palamutbuku. Palamutbuku is reputed for having the best beaches in the Datca peninsula. The beaches are small but very beautiful. Surrounded by mountains and spotted with gardens, these beaches are known for their tranquility and fresh sea air that together present the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating getaway. Palamutbuku is located at the end of the peninsula and is also famed for the remains of the historic city ofKnidos. Knidos, known for its bounty of fish, is located about 12 kilometers away.
The waters here are crystal clear, so much so that it is believed that if you take a needle at the very bottom of the sea, you can still see it! Go on a sea tour or simply bask on the beaches, watching vibrant birds take a flight there is so much to do in Palamutbuku!
The people are warm and friendly. Palamutbuku epitomizes peace, tranquility and happiness. With its warm people with their smiling faces and immense natural beauty, Palamutbuku is indeed a little paradise in its own right. Then we will cruise to Knidos.
Knidos is one of the most magnificent ancient cities in Anatolia that you should visit. As the first settlement in the east of the Datca peninsula, Knidos has splendid ruins and a unique beauty. There is a theater is located right next to the harbor of the ancient city of Knidos. A short walk towards the harbor will take you to the remains of two churches built during the Byzantine period. Knidos century has been a site of archaeological excavations since 1960. The Statue of Demeter discovered here and the lion statues that protected the harbor in ancient times now adorn the halls of the British Museum. The sacred temple of the goddess Aphrodite is a major center of attraction. The city with a huge necropolis, a double harbor and the magnificent acropolis with the temple of Aphrodite truly impresses all visitors. Dinner and overnight spend in Knidos.

Kisebuku (Alakisla), Kargili Bay

Kise Buku, a name originating from the word ‘kilise’ (church) due to the remains of the Byzantine Monasteries found in this area. It is indispensable for all boats to anchor here at a very large cove. This bay is surrounded by mountains in the north, and western winds blow in the eastern side of the island against. At Alakisla, you will encounter the ruins of an old monastery by the name of Kise Bay. The must visit places in the Kisebuku ruins include Yalikoyu, Akarca, Fork, summerhouse, bath, cistern and the cove where the ruins of the church are found. These call for an indispensable stop during your Blue Cruise. In a few coves in the vicinity, you can find wonders like cold drinking water boiling! The silhouette of a grove of Oleander trees rolling down into the sea against the glittering sandy beaches is indeed a spectacle to behold! We will sail to Kargili Bay for dinner and overnight spend.

Papuc Burnu, Yaliciftlik

We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Located 6 miles from Bodrum and resembling the shape of a nose is Pabuc Burnu, suitable for boats to dock. The unique shape covered with shrubs, the emerald colored waters and a string of pool like boat shelters with calm water are the hallmarks of Pabuc Burnu. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day’s dinner and an overnight stay.

Bodrum

Bodrum is the ideal starting point for sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey. The Gokova Gulf is acknowledged to be one of the best cruising areas in Europe. With abundant sunshine, crystal clear waters, continuous blue skies, good anchorages and friendly people, this coast offers many diversities. There are many unspoiled areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages.
Bodrum is a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gokova. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.

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Fethiye

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Fethiye Harbor.
The harbor town Fethiye is located at bay surrounded by pine forests in the Gulf of Fethiye. With its sheltered harbor for yachts, colorful bazaars, numerous beautiful beaches and bays rich coastline, gorgeous, partly uninhabited islands, Fethiye for a long time a famous tourist destination.

Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient legendary city Telmesa. Earlier this place was dedicated to Apollo. To IV century BC the city had close economic relations with the Greek island Rhodes , and after the IV century it was included by the Romans in the Lycian state. In the VIII century BC Telmes was renamed Anastasiopolis and in the IX century BC Macri was named. Only in 1914 the city got its real name Fethiye – in honor of a military pilot Fethi Bey, who died in the line of duty.
Lycian rock tombs belonging to ancient kings, are in the center of Fethiye. You can them from almost every part of city.
The main advantage of this resort – a calm sea . 5 km to the northeast of Fethiye are wide Calis beach 8.5 km to the south is the famous Oludeniz beach – " Blue Lagoon ", which is famous for its picturesque scenery. Both beaches offer tourists a wide range of restaurants.

From land Fethiye is protected by mountains covered with pine trees . That`s why there are so popular paragliding – paraglider slow descent from the mountain Babadag seaward.
In Fethiye you can devote time to the classical relaxation: swimming in the sea , sunbathing on the beaches – or plunge into the nightlife. Also here you can go diving , visit the spa , bars, cafes, restaurants and so on.

Rhodes Island

Our trip is starting from one of the one of that beautiful places in the world where ancient is adjacent to the civilization, the sea to the mountains, with the slow pace of temperament. Rhodes Island has extensive excursion programs.
During the walk, you will visit the main sights of the city of Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters, an ancient hospital, numerous residences, and street knights. Also, it is necessary to visit the hill of Monte Smith, with a breathtaking view of the old and the new cities, the ruins of the temple of Apollo, the ancient stadium and theater.
The island is really rich about magnificent beaches located on the east coast of Rhodes. The long sandy beach Tsambika is 26 km southeast of the island’s capital. Everyone can take part in water sports. Very close to beach nearby monastery of Panagia Tsambika and a small church are located here. There are legends that this place helps to people who want to have a child or family.

Agate Beach is located on the other side of a small hill in the east. Golden sand and shallow waters make this beach ideal for those who would like to take vacation with children.

Lindos City

To get the Acropolis you can either walk or ride a donkey. The road to the Acropolis is very picturesque. You will meet stone fountains that still supplied with water by means of ancient aqueducts, past the white square houses with sky-blue shutters and gates. You will walk throughout the gardens, laden with pots and sweet taverns with magnificent flavors.
Reached the top and after visiting the ancient city, do a couple of shots of cozy bay St. Peter and Lindos town aerial view.

Lindos Beach is so beautiful while you are standing on top of Acropolis. Therefore, if you come to see the Acropolis you should also get acquainted with the beach. Gorgeous golden sand and all the necessary infrastructure for a rest at your disposal. And if you decided to stay for dinner at one of the local taverns, it`s majestic place for to spend evening here after sunset. Acropolis decorated with special illumination.
Dinner and overnight staying on the island.

Symi Island

The main settlement of the island was small village Symi. Symi houses are painted with different colors. This fact made this place fantastically beautiful. It is possible to see ruins of fortress of knights, which was constructed on the Acropolis place. In addition, on the top of mountain, the church of the Virgin Mary and fortress are located. If you will have the opportunity, you can visit a museum and an operating monastery Panormitis with magnificent wall painting.

Bozburun, Bozukkale (Loryma)

Bozburun are famous like a ship workshops. Very popular wooden yachts had been made here. During walk on hills, it is possible to meet the remains of the ancient city of Larumna. Bozburun has become a central attraction, visited by tourists from all across the world. We will cruise to Selimiye Bay for lunch.

Here were found the remains of 11th century ships that are exhibited in the museum of Bodrum. In the ancient city Bozukkale (Loryma) is a castle, which is a quadrangle with the city walls and 9 temples. Name Bozukkale means Crooked Castle and may be associated with the fact that one wall of the castle is destroyed. Due to its location and narrow entrance to the port, it is also used by the Greek forces during the Peloponnesian naval battle. Karor leader of the Athenians gathered all his ships here before kunidusskoy war in 395 BC. The port is used for the preparation of the attack on Rhodes in 305 BC.

Ekincik Bay, Dalyan

Heading to Ekincik. This bay is famous about big blue crabs. Later we will visit one of the most beautiful beaches of the world Istuzu beach.
Here you can sunbathe and swim in the river delta of Dalyan on the long sandy beach (natural reserve area of Turkey). After lunch on the boat, you can sail with the wind through the reeds to the ancient city with its Lycia exotic settlement and a trip to the lake along Kogcegiz with diameters 65 sq. km. You can discover the old Turkey, observe internationally famous Caretta Caretta turtles, whose ancestors came from the water to the land 95 million years ago. While traveling by boat on Dalyan, you can see , the Lycian tombs of kings IV, city of Caunos, Roman baths, a church and an amphitheater.
Second stop yacht awaits us in this day of healing and rejuvenating skin diseases for lifestyle sources. Natural pool filled with sulfurous water and the bottom is covered with healing mud.

Tersane Island (Monastir Island)

Tersane Island – is the largest island of the Gulf of Fethiye, a bay with shipyards in turn is the widest bay of the island. On the island before being deported Greeks lived . On the plain in the center of the island there are several ruined houses and a church .
Another Harbor is a ten minute walk from the shores of the bay. Here, presumably, was located the ancient Delphic Thelandira leagues – the Union of Cities (5 miles). During the Byzantine Empire was built on the island Navy Yard, later expanding and strengthening the Ottoman Turks. Ruins shipyards are still visible.

The eastern part of the bay is especially convenient for parking, so it is relatively shallow and protected from the wind. Tersane one of the few surviving monuments of his era.
Then out gulet will cruise to Aga Harbor for dinner and overnight stay.
You will really surprised when you will see ancient ruins of Hamam Bay! The region is known as a Cleopatra’s Bath, or Sunken Bath Bay coastal tectonics, such as the formation of the bay in the Gulf with many bays. A careful examination of the hill slope behind the bay, which is active in the past, this hill is a crater lake of tectonic structure and reducing water channels, clearly visible from the shore. The monastery dark, pine trees and up the hill from the shore in some places covered with carob trees. Structure of an ancient wall running parallel to the direction of the north-east coast and other small remnants of ancient Lyciare minds me that you are not far from the city. Lydia Network Port can be reached by a hiking trail approximately 1.5 hours.

Domuz Island , Kizil island

After breakfast we will visit one more magic place Domuz Island. Name of Domuz came from story about wild boars lived on this island.
This is a magnificent place for diving ! You can see ancient ruins underwater.
At sunset, the sun hits the stones and turns crimson red in color, a color that resembles the island soil. The island got its name from this phenomenon. There is very little infrastructure on this island. The southern tip of the island has a lighthouse that guides maritime traffic. To the north-west are the Deliktas Islands, ideal for diving and fishing. The red waves off the east coast of the island wash the wide sand beach and are best suited for swimming. Then we will cruise to Arap Island for dinner and overnight stay.

Fethiye

You will leave the gullet with precious memories by 10:30.

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Antalya Destination

Antalya, Turkey’s principal holiday resort in the Mediterranean region (ancient Pamphylia), is an attractive city with shady palm-lined boulevards, a prize-winning marina on the Mediterranean. In the picturesque old quarter, Kaleici, narrow winding streets and old wooden houses abut the ancient city walls. Lately, many foreigners have bought (and continue to buy) property in and around Antalya for their holidays or for the retirement. It became a popular area especially for the German and Russian nationals. During the winter months its population is around 2 million, but in the summer times it doubles.

The region around Antalya offers sights of astonishing natural beauty as well as awesome historical remains. You can walk behind the cascade, a thrilling experience, at the Upper Düden Waterfalls, 14 km northeast of Antalya. On the way to Lara Beach, the Lower Düden Waterfalls plunge straight into the sea. The nearby rest area offers an excellent view of the falls; the view is even more spectacular from the sea. Kursunlu Waterfalls and Nilüfer Lake, both 18 km from Antalya are two more places of superb natural beauty.

Ancient City

The ancient city of Aphrodisias, dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite, was a Hellenistic city which also flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule. Excavations in the 24-meter-high (78 ft) theater hill have revealed layers of settlement going back to the Bronze Age (c. 2800-2200 BC). It was founded in the 5th c. BC and flourished under the Roman Empire (1st c. BC-4th c. AD). Mark Antony recognized the autonomy of Aphrodisias in the 1st c. BC. In the Byzantine period it was first the seat of an archbishopric, then of the metropolitan of Caria. In the 6th c. AD the name of Aphrodisias was changed to Stavropolis, the city of the Cross, to erase the pagan goddess of love from peopleís minds. As the capital of Caria Aphrodisias was finally called Caria which then became Geyre in Turkish. Later in the 13th century it was abandoned. The city was buried by a series of earthquakes.
Aphrodisias was primarily known as a center for the arts, specifically sculpture. The Aphrodisias School of Sculpture had a distinctive style and was very well circulated throughout the Greek and Roman world. Statues with corresponding signatures were discovered from Spain to present day Germany and virtually everywhere in the Roman world. The existence of Aphrodisias was almost forgotten until a Turkish professor, Dr. Kenan Erim, of  New York University received a grant from National Geographic to excavate the site in the 1960ís. His archaeological work revealed a city of vast importance.Read more…