Bodrum Greek Islands North Dodecanese Bodrum
DAY – 1
Bodrum is one of the best starts for sailing around the Aegean seacoast of Turkey. The Gökova Cove is accepted by almost everyone to be one of the best cruising zones in Europe. With superabundant sunshine, crystal clear glassy waters, endless blue skies which make your day better, good harbors and friendly, debonair people, This coast provides you many choices. There are many uncorrupted areas rich in natural beauty and in coastal settlements and villages. Bodrum is a port town in Muğla city, in the southwest of Aegean Region of Turkey. It is placed on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that controls the entrance ito the Gulf of Gökova. The city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was known 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, it had the view of the harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and entertains many cultural festivals year long.
DAY – 2
Kos Island is a really worth-going place. The father of medicine, Hippocrates’ being from this area is one of the reason the Kos Island became a learning center. The third largest island of the Dodecanese, it’s a very green island with an superb substructure and large roads lined up with tall palm trees. While you’re visiting the Kos Island, you must absolutely visit the ancient ruins of the city that are numerous and extraordinary. The ruins of 'Asklipios", the 'Castle of the Knights'and the big tree of Hippocrates (trunk diameter is 11,5 meters!). On Kos Island you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. With many archaeological places in and around the village, Kos is the ideal place for walking or cycling. The mainstay of the Kos is tourism. First thing people notice in Kos is generally its stunning and calm beaches. It has a lot of whitewashed buildings, numerous hotels, restaurants, cafes and many nightclubs forming the “barstreet”.
And also, in classic mythology, it was known as the island which visited by Heracles.
DAY – 3
PSERIMOS ISLAND, LEROS ISLAND
We will sail away to Pserimos Island early in the early morning. Pserimos is an isle positioned among Kos and Kalymnos, about six maritime miles northern Kos and close to the Turkish seashore. The total area is only about 15sq km and there is only a fistful of stable residents, around 100 who rely on fishing and tourism.
The island is a popular destination for visitors who come from Kos or Kalymnos on small tour boats or pirate-type tourist ships that arrive daily during the summer. Pserimos offers a good day out for those who wishing to avoid crowded beaches of Kos or Kalymnos but the beach, though large, can get crowded once all the day trip boats arrive.
The beach is large, deep, very sandy with shallow waters well sheltered in the deep cove and lined with beachside ginmills and cafes that catch the daily trade. There is a small harbor for boat berthing. There's not much to see alongside the single sandy beach though roads lead over the rocky treeless hills to small bays.
Leros is an island with a very healthy climate for people and ideal for a quiet holiday. Evergreen, with many inviting bays and stunning sandy beaches, Leros frees the visitor with its serene landscape. Not very crowded, the main port of Lakki is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Greece.
It was designed by Mussolini's architects in 1923 and although in rebelliousness of the dictator's wishes, the capital was moved above the village of Platanos afterwards.
The rest of the island is lush with fascinating beaches and large coves. Leros is the ideal home base for sailing trips with the Turkyacht Luxury Gulet Charter to the coast of Turkey and the other Dodecanese islands.
DAY – 4
Known as the Aegean’s Jerusalem, Patmos island is known as Christians’ holy Island, where Apocalypse of St. John was written and is a small Greek Island. People visiting this Dodecanese Island today are splited into two groups. The first half is that includes people still come to the island because of its sipiritual importance and the second half comes here is the people who enjoy the alluring beaches, the peacefulness and the unequaled character of the island and its people. Patmos island is calm at night, but a super busy stop by day for the many Sailing Gulets and Yachts that have made it a port of call. Patmos is a spectacular island with large beaches and a incomparable view, an island where tourism until recently was low-key but has been growing steadily. Don't miss the amazing Easter festivals (Greek Orthodox Easter) where you will have the chance to see a presenting of Christ's Last Supper. Also, take an evening walk along the narrow streets of Hora or Chora and watch the charming sunset from Kastelli hill.
Lipsi is a liliputian island surrounding with white-washed houses and mini churches with blue domes where you can travel to with Turkyacht Gulets For Sale. It is an island where there is almost no car and where most of the local life takes place at the island's port.
Lipsi is a very lovely and exotic island of the Dodecanese where you can see fishermen hunt octopuses on the quays all day long that will be served you after that night in one of the numerous cafes set on the little port.
DAY – 6
Kalymnos Island is best known as the island of some of the world's finest sponge divers. Although Kalymnos is a growing tourist center, you can still see the sponge fishermen working even today and you can still experience the islanders' traditional lifes.
On this magnificent island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese, you can take long and peaceful walks, swim in enjoyful caves, and discover pretty beaches waiting for you and uncorrupted environment, an example of which is the authentic town of Vathi hidden in a perfect green valley.
Due to its hilly view, Kalymnos is also one of the best places for practicing mountain climbing! Also, most of the beaches of Kalymnos are ready for tourists with water sports! The charming sunsets over the tiny island Telendos are not to be missed - they are on par with Santorini’s!
TURGUT REIS, ASPAT, AQUARIUM BAY
Turgutreis, on Turkey’s Southern coast, is one of the most important places in the Bodrum peninsula’s seaside portfolio. Set among mountains, islands and citrus fruits orchards, this western-facing spot is famous for its sunsets.
And it comes with a full of life spread of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, not to mention a contemporaneous marina with modern boutiques and eating places by the water. The beaches are within a impressive beauty. The long strip of coarse sand dips gently into shallow waters, so it’s perfect for children.
The Aspat Bay Link and the Venetian castle located atop a hill in Aspat are really worth seeing. There are numerous songs that have been dedicated to this famous castle, seen from far away on the Bodrum peninsula. The famous traveler, Evliya Celebi, mentioned Aspat in his travel book as the place blessed with fresh water. Evliya Celebi also mentions the castle and its famous water source. A narrow footpath leads you up the hill to the ancient ruins of the castle, which was burnt centuries ago, but still, bears a unique grandeur.
Aspat is among the most popular destinations for boaters. There are many stone houses located on the beach.
Adabogazi (Aquarium Bay) derives its name from the word “Aquarium” simply because the water here is so clear. You can see as deep as 30m with the naked eye! There are small bays at the west end of the west end and together with the crystal clear waters, present a perfect feast to the senses.
Bodrum is one of the best starts for sailing around the Aegean sea-coast of Turkey. The Gökova Cove is accepted by almost everyone to be one of the best cruising zones in Europe. With supperabundant sunshine, crystal clear glassy waters, endless blue skies which make your day better, good harbors and friendly, debonair people, This coast provides you many choices. There are many uncorrupted areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages. Bodrum is a port town in Muğla city, in the southwest of Aegean Region of Turkey. It is placed on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that controls the entrance into the Gulf of Gökova. The city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was known 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, it had the view of harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and entertains many cultural festivals year long.