Greek Island Getaway - 8 days

FROM USD $1,199

Setting sail from Bodrum spend an idyllic week aboard a gulet, Greek island hopping and exploring Turkey's beautiful Aegean coast

Day 1: Bodrum
Bodrum - gulet. Welcome to your gulet, your home for the following 7 nights, please note that embarkation begins at 3:30pm. Bodrum is a popular resort town with both foreign tourists and Istanbul – based weekenders. It‘s appeal mostly lies in its as yet undiscovered beauty by the masses yet this is changing with wealthy yacht owners mooring here on the way to far flung places and more tourists coming due to other areas such as Marmaris and Kusadasi becoming overcrowded. There are many watersport activities to take part in or perhaps an exploration of the incredible Castle of St Peter, built in 1406 by the Knights of St John to replace the fortress at Smyrna that had been destroyed by the Mongols. The castle is now home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and is well worth the visit. Overnight - Gulet (D)
Day 2: Knidos
Today we set sail for Knidos on Turkey’s Datca Peninsula. Knidos was once one of the most famous cities in the ancient world. Today temple foundations, toppled columns, huge amphitheatres and a necropolis are the remnants of Knidos’ former glory. We stop here for lunch. Later on we sail to the bay of Inceburun where the water is superb and you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters. Our last stop today is beautiful Kargi Island, a popular dive site. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
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Roman ruins on the island of Kos in Greece
Day 3: Dirsekbuku & Bozburun
This morning breakfast is served at Dirsekbuku before cruising on to Kizil Ada - our lunch and swimming spot. Enjoy perfect azure waters before we continue on to Bozburun, a small fishing town once popular for sponge-diving. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
Day 4: Rhodes
Early this morning sail to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Rhodes has the largest European Medieval city and is steeped in history. The island was once the home of the knights of St John, then the Ottomans and Italians. The main port is in Rhodes City which is still surrounded by 12 meter-thick city-walls and gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when walking its narrow, stonepaved roads. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
Day 5: Symi
Early this morning we set sail for Symi Island home to the Monastry of Panormitis located in the southern part of Symi. There is the option to visit the monastery and the museum on this well-protected and peaceful bay. Afternoon swim stop on the eastern shores of the island, before anchoring in port. Symi is an enchanting island with pine and oak forests, with beautiful bays and neo-classical houses. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
Day 6: Nisiros
Early we set sail to Nisiros stopping en-route at Gyali Island for a swim. The volcano on Nisiros island erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village located on the side of the crater has charming white streets and a mosaic-style square. There is an optional bus tour to Nikea and crater which is still active, where you can see the gases rising up eerily from underground, later we set sail for Kos, a beautiful island with 290 kilometres of beach. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
Day 7: Bodrum
Today sail on to Bodrum to attend to customs then its off to Poyraz Bay on Black Island for lunch & and a swim. Tonight we anchor in the turquoise waters of Meteor Bay. Overnight - Gulet (B, L, D)
Day 8: Bodrum
Today after breakfast tour arrangements draw to a close. If you need an onward transfer to the airport this can be arranged at the time of booking. We hope you have enjoyed your adventure through Turkey and Greece. (B)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Bodrum / Ends in: Bodrum
  • Departs: Sunday May - September
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 6, Dinner: 7
  • Hotel Rating: Gulet (comparative to a 2 star hotel)
  • Tour Guide: 0
The On The Go Theatre
Highlights of Turkey and the evocative ANZAC day dawn service