Mediterranean Drifting between Turkey and Greece 8 Days

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Drifiting around the cusp of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas- heaven.  Have you got a passion for the sea, to meet new friends from around the world, travel in some of the most beautiful and picturesque places you have ever imagined.  Then take this 8 day 7 night cruise along an unspoilt Turkish coastline. The Gulet boat travels along a Turkey coastline lapped by jade waters and backed by forest-blanketed slopes and unspoilt beauty and travels to two amazing Greek Islands.

 

Highlights of this tour include the actual Gulet boat ride itself ( A gulet is an all wooden handcrafted motor sailing yacht equipped with 1 or 2 masts) and the swimming, sunbaking and relaxing and:

  • Marmaris A gorgeous backdrop of pine-clad mountains looms behind the seaside resort
  • Bozburun-a taste of real Turkey on rugged coastline
  • Datca -A sliver of mountain and beach offering an oasis of unspoilt tranquillity
  • Symi- considered to have the most beautiful harbour in Greece.
  • Rhodes - has one of the largest medieval towns in Europe

 

 

 

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Beginning in Marmaris this cruise explores towns and harbors of the Mediterranean, as well as taking in two Greek Islands.

 

Day 1 : Marmaris

You will board your gulet and get settled in. Enjoy dinner on board while getting to know your fellow passengers. After dinner you can go ashore and explore Marmaris, or just relax on board. Overnight in Marmaris Harbor.

 

Day 2 : Arap Island – Bozukkale

After breakfast and a short briefing about the boat and the cruise, we will sail to Arap Island for lunch, a swim and snorkelling. We then sail to Bozukkale (Crooked Castle), where you can swim, snorkel, explore the remains of the Fortress, or hike up the hill to the almost intact castle for a magnificent view of Bozukkale Harbor. Dinner on board. Overnight in Bozukkale Harbor.

 

Day 3 : Bozburun

After breakfast on board we will sail to Bozburun Bay where the wooden gulets of Turkey are built. After lunch you will have the afternoon free to swim or explore Bozburun. Dinner and overnight in Bozburun Bay or in the harbor of a nearby village.

 

Day 4 : Datca

After breakfast on board we will sail to Bencik Bay where you may go ashore for a short hike up a hill for spectacular view of Gokova and Hisaronu Bays. Or, you may chose to swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of this small bay. After lunch we will sail to Datca, arriving in time or a swim or a half-day trip to Knidos. Dinner and overnight in Datca.

 

Day 5 : Datca – Symi

After breakfast on board, we will complete the travel formalities (customs forms) and depart for Symi Island, an unspoiled Greek Island with painted houses and a harbor resembling an amphitheater. Dinner and overnight in Symi Harbor.

 

Day 6: Symi – Rhodes

After breakfast on board we sail to Rhodes. You have the day free to explore the island, the old town and the fortress, and even check out the nightlife! Dinner and overnight in Rhodes.

 

Day 7 : Rhodes to Marmaris

After breakfast on board and completing travel formalities with the Rhodes Harbor port authority. we will depart for Marmaris. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris.

 

Day 8 : Marmaris

After breakfast on board we will disembark and bid farewell to the crew and our new friends.

NOTE

This itinerary is subject to be changed by the Captain due to weather conditions. Departures Saturdays between May 16th and October 5th.

Highlights

  • This is small group tour for 8 days and 7 nights
  • A minimal level of fitness is required for this trip, but some level of ability to swim is advised to take advantage of the swimming stops

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea coffee & cookies, dinner
  • All charter & berth taxes, Harbour & Port procedures
  • Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents
  • Mooring expenses
  • Ship Water
  • Crew Service
  • Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided)
  • Use of equipment on board. (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Individual customs on arrival and departure in Turkey
  • Airport Transfers
  • Optional programs
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water. These can be purchased from the bar on board.
  • Any other meals, costs or services not specified in "Prices Includes"

 

Route

  1. Marmaris
  2. Taşlıca
  3. Datça
  4. Symi
  5. Rhodes