Boarding starts at 15:30 from Gocek harbor. You will be informed about the cruise itinerary and gulet. Then, we will cruise to Tersane Island. Tersane Island is the largest island of the gulf of Fethiye. It is a bay with shipyards and is the widest bay of the island. 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. It is relatively shallow and protected from the wind. Tersane Island is one of the few surviving monuments of this era. Then, our gulet will cruise to Aga Harbor for dinner and overnight stay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tilos Island, Nissiros Island –
Tilos is in fact, the island of four villages, one of which uninhabited. All houses in the village are also sacredly built by rules of Dodekanes architecture. Seaside prospectus conducts in Ayos-Stephane’s picturesque bay (Saint Stephane). In Livadya, it is the port town of island. it is possible to get the most important historical monuments of the island with medieval Agriosikyas ruins, built on an eminence, with ruins of an old Christian basilica, with Saint Nikolay’s church with magnificent frescos of the XIII century and Church of the Panagia of Politissa in Misokali’s town.
The most popular beach of Tilos is perhaps Eristos’s beach. It has a wide strip of granulated sugar sand and in a fertile valley of Eristos. Natural continuation of a beach of Eristos is the sandy beach of Plaka for sea sports lovers. Tilos is a research of knight’s castles and the old churches which have taken cover in a shadow of oaks, plane trees.
Most of the people who is living here are old people, escaped from the hustle and enjoying with happy life. Around the little town Mandraki towering fortress of the knights of St. John and on the edge of the rock stands. Church of the Virgin Cave (built in 1960), is patron Saint of the island.
1.5 km to the East from the capital city is located Loutra. The resort is famous since ancient times for its healing springs, which is still in operation. To the east of Loutra is a picturesque fishing village Fell, immersed in the greenery of olive, fruit and trees, vineyards. The locals are mainly engaged in gardening and farming. Here you can eat natural food, grown on the fertile lands of Nissiros.
The main attraction of the island of Nisyros is a volcano. A scientists believed the island was formed through a series of volcanic eruptions. This is one of the active volcanoes in Europe since 1996 volcano has become more active and earthquakes are not uncommon. The best way to see around is to rent a car or bike. Traditional souvenirs from Nissiros island is semi-precious stone obsidian, which can be found from Gyali Island.
Overnight and dinner on the island
Gyali Island, Kos Island –
We will start our trip early in the morning and our goal is to visit the quaint stone island Gyali. The Gyali Island consists of thick layers of pumice stone and obsidian and perlite mining plants. Later, we will swim to the small island Agios Antonios and after we will stop in volcano island Nissiros.
Kos Island is the first step of our fascinating adventure. Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera! You will get great pleasure from walking in its wide streets, green parks and blossoming gardens.
The huge ancient (XV Century) Castle Of Knights will meet the sea travelers on the entrance of harbor. Near the port is an extensive archaeological area with ruins of buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman Eras – Gymnasia, the Odeon, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Hercules, Roman baths and Roman villas with mosaic fragments. Aqueduct joins castle with a small area on which stands the ancient Sycamore, according to legend, planted by Hippocrates. In the central square Elevterias (Liberty) is the Archaeological museum, which gathered interesting exposition artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the island.
One of the most interesting attractions of the Kos are the ruins of an ancient temple Asklepios (God Of Medicine), where studied Hippocrates and his life was closely connected with Kos island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4 kilometers from the capital of the island. It will take around 20-25 minutes to reach the Asklepios by car and about 30 Minutes by bike. Perhaps the best option to get a tour and see the city at the same time is auto locomotive, which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos.
Having reached Asklepios bypassing the Shady Alley, a majestic view of the ancient complex opens in front of you. A walk in Asklepios will take about half of a day.
If from Asklepios go inland, you will find the town Asfendiu. The Mountain Dikteo will show spectacular panorama of the islands beaches and the neighboring islands.
In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center, which is located Mastihari and to the south the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island, Kefalos locates 43 km from the town of the Kos. Kefalos is famous about beautiful beaches of Kamari and paradise beach, the ruins of the ancient city, the Monastery of St. John.
Another attraction of the island is thermal baths Agios Fokas. You can reach the place by car, bus, bicycle or walking. Kos Island is a paradise for cyclists and to ride with the wind.
In the evening, have a dinner in one of the beachside restaurants. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad, which Is made from tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, onions, olives ,olive oil, and of course fresh cheese made from sheep’s milk feta. Especially popular are fish and seafood dishes. Also there are many different patisserie shops. Surely try a Greek wine, because they are best known in Greece. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional Greek Drink Uzo (Ouzo), forty-degree anise vodka, cancers grape vodka, Metaxa (Famous Greek Brandy). As for evening attractions, life on Kos abounds. There are lots of clubs, taverns and cafes. The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable. Everyone knows each other and people are always happy to invite guests. Dinner and overnight on the Kos.
Bodrum is one of the most popular Turkish resort on the Aegean coasts. White houses of Bodrum constitute a unique architectural style, strictly persist to this day. Bodrum is a favorite vacation spot of the Turkish elite and bohemian meeting place for artists and patrons, making the city atmosphere indescribably exquisite. The ancient city of Bodrum has a rich history. In the past name of Bodrum was Halicarnassus and was founded as the second capital of Caria Greek state. Halicarnassus achieved its greatest prosperity in the IV century BC. At this time, the city invites famous sculptors and architects of the time. Mausoleum erected over the burial place of King Mavsolos, considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Bodrum has a reputation as the cultural capital of Turkey. Afternoon excellent sandy beaches stretching for several kilometers are waiting for you as well as all kinds of active entertainment like scuba diving, surfing, horseback riding, and tennis.
Evening, Bodrum restaurants await you with freshest seafood and the best dishes are not only traditional Turkish, but also Italia, Chinese, Mexican, Thai and European dishes. You will receive a special treat, visit the cozy suburban taverns and restaurants, located on the shore . You can reach them by car, bus or boat.