Day 1 Bodrum
When departing from Bodrum its best to start with something sensational to kick off the vacation, that why gulet sailing to the Gulf of Hisaronu and onwards to Kos, which is due east and clos by will be a wonderful way to whet your appetite for all the wonderful mysteries that lie ahead. Imagine the Odysseus and look down into the clear blue sea as your yacht sails over horizons that have served mankind for millennia. What was once the garden of Neptune is now your grazing ground.
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 plane tree under which Hippocrates taught students and the Asklepion (his ancient sanatorium). Old Corinthian columns still gather weeds by the roadside. The purpose- built marina is just a short distance south of the ferry port. Kos Town has numerous restaurants, tavernas, cafes and shops and ‘’night owls’’ will find things stay open until late.
Day 3 Gyali Island, Nisyros Island
Gylai is a small volcanic island that is situated just south of Kos and above north from Nisyros Island. 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. Its also a great blue cruise by to see how strip mining can reduced an island. There is a small islet nearby which you can anchor off and enjoy.
In the center of the Dodecanes group of islands you will find Nisyros island. This small island is volcanic but full of vegetation and has a rich history and culture. There are approximately 1,000 inhabitants and the there is still an active volcano in the center, called Stefanos crater. The town of Mandraki has a lovely port and this picturesque village is filled with tourists visiting the natural beauty of this island. There are many small coves to anchor off, or you can just visit Mandraki and enjoy the whitewashed houses with blue windows that stand out form a clear blue sky and warm brown mountainside.
Day 4 Ano Symi (Symi Island)
Symi, off the Datca Peninsula of Turkey is another relaxing island while goolets 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, with its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the largest of the Dodecanese and offers everything a tourist would want. There is a 200 kilometre coastline for gulet cruise and stay, a fascinating interior, good nightlife and plenty of history. It has been home to several ‘’civilisations’’ in its history and also to a former Ancient Wonder of the World though the Colossus was destroyed by an earthquake many centuries ago. The narrow streets of this walled Old Town can be crowded at times but worth visiting with the Palace of the Grand Master and the architecture of the Knights of St. John notable features.aught fish cooking over charcoal.
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 covers 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 to use it as a staple ingredient.
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 the clear blue waters provide for a nice dip in the sea, as well as a short visit onshore.