BODRUM, SERCE BAY, KNIDOS (CNIDUS)

DAY1

MARMARIS

Marmaris is a seaport village and a tourist spot on the Mediterranean seashore, positioned in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

Marmaris' mainstay of income is tourism. It has an special locating between two intersectant sets of mountains by the sea, though following a building boom in the 1980s, little is left of the inactive fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010 the town's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season.

It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering place for hundreds of cruising Gulet yachters, being also served by the closeby Dalaman Airport.

Marmaris has a really hot summer climate that you can enjoy your cold drinks while having fun with your friends in its restless nihtlife.

Summers are hot and dry, and temperatures are especially high in July and August. October is still warm and bright, so you can go for a walk with your family or pet, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autumn, specially in September, because the temperatures are not that hot in that month.

Winters are mild and wet. Winter is the rainy season that means it gives you the chance of having a romantic journey with your significant other.

Today, Marmaris is one of the most significant Gulet and Yacht centers of Turkey. It is one of the most desired routes with marine which has hundreds of yachts. Thus, it is a well protected harbour. It is able to see luxury sailing yachts in marine. Maybe, you have chance to go on a blue cruise with one of these Gulets one day.

Marmaris is one of the most popular routes in blue cruise. It is preffered by those people who would like to embrace petite nature and glassy sea. Moreover, these tours provides you natural beauties which only can be seen by sea way. You can also see the historical buildings.

Gulets are most preffered ones in blue cruise tours. Gulets are wooden yachts. They are modernized for blue cruise tours to have unforgettable moments. It is a good option for those who would not like to limit their holiday in only one route. Marmaris also gives you to chance of daily tours for those who could not join in a blue cruise tour.

Turkyacht arranges blue cruise tours especially for Marmaris. It is able to attend blue cruise for which route you want with private yacht charter. We are trying to serve you blue cruise tours by expert staff and renewed yachts.

 

DAY 2

SERCE BAY                                                               

Serce is where the Blue Cruise Gulets berth. The place provides a wonderful image of the bottom of the harbour ands is well sheltered from the roughest weather conditions. Underwater researches and digging have led to many discoveries including many centuries old glasswork, which is now kept in the Bodrum Under water Museum.

Sparrow Harbor is one of the finest places for such archaeological findings. About one kilometer after of Sparrow, on the right are the towns of Kİrkkuyular and Sindilli, where several deserted stone houses can be seen. In Kİrkkuyular, the area’s oldest mansion, there are fourty cisterns. The water in this place is salty and unfit for animal farming and agriculture. The residents use the boreholes for household use.

 

DAY3

KNIDOS (CNIDUS), PALAMUTBUKU

 

Knidos is one of the most fascinating old cities in Anatolia that you should go and see. As the first settling in the east of the Datca peninsula, Knidos has marvellous ruins and a unequaled beauty. There is an amphitheater positioned right next to the harbour of the ancient city of Knidos.     

A short walk towards the harbor will take you to the remains of two churches built during the Byzantine period.

Knidos century has been a site of archaeological excavations since 1960. The Statue of Demeter discovered and the lion sculptures that protected the harbour in old times now decorate the halls of the British Museum.

The hallowed chapel of the goddess Aphrodite is the main center of attraction. The city with a great graveyard, a double harbour and the brilliant acropolis with the temple of Aphrodite genuinely impresses all tourists.       

Palamutbuku is famuous for having the most beautiful beaches in the Datca peninsula. The beaches are small but very beautiful. Surrounded by mountains and spotted with gardens, these beaches are known for their tranquility and fresh sea air that together present the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating getaway. Palamutbuku is positioned at the end of the peninsula and is also known for the ruins of the historical city of Knidos. Knidos, known for its bounty of fish, is located about 12 kms away.

 

DAY 4

BODRUM

 

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.

 

DAY5

BLACK ISLAND, ORAK ISLAND

 

Black Island (Karaada) is settled about 5 kms away from Bodrum and is known for the extensive healing power of its sulphured waters and mud-baths. The hot water and mud from the cavern is believed to renew beauty and health. The hot water has a temperature of around 29-32 degrees and flows into the sea. Here, you will have the chance of swimming in hot waters and take a mud-bath.

Orak Island, positioned 10 miles to the east of Bodrum, is known for its rich maritime life and crystal clear blue waters. It is a popular point where Gulets and Sailing Yachts on Gokova trips do not pass without pausing.

The island stretches opposite of the Kargicik Isle and has prominent shores guarded with olive trees in the down slopes of the mounts. There is no settling on the island but there are sheltered bays that you can berth at in the north. To its east, the sea looks like an aquarium. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Cove. An optional town tour can be organised from this bay for those people who want to experience the local life.

 

 

DAY6

 

COKERTME BAY, KISE BUKU

 

Cokertme, singed in the native folk songs, is an important stopover before or after crossing the Gokova Gulf. Cokertme Bay its name is rooted on the small town settled along its side. Cokertme Bay is positioned among Kepce Burnu and Karaburun and is a guarded place for spending the night. It is popular amongst the yachtsmen community because of the fact that it protects the boats against the wild winds specially those blowing from the west-north and west-east way. The Cokertme shoreline is long and spotted with range of pine and olive trees. The place has many local restaurants providing delicious food to tourists at reasonable prices. Tourists can also enjoy outstanding belly dancing performances at night!

Settled only 5 kms away from Orak Island is Kise Buku (Alakisla Buku), a name derives from the word “kilise” (church) due to the ruins of the Byzantine Abbeys discovered in this area. It is crucial for all Gulets to anchor here at a very large bay. This bay is surrounded by mountains in the north, and western winds blow in the eastern side of the island against. At Alakisla, you will encounter the ruins of an old monastery by the name of Kise Bay. Kise's name is also believed to originate from the word “church”.     

 The must-see places in the Kise buku area include Yalikoyu, Akarca, Fork, summerhouse, bath-house, cistern and the bay where the ruins of the church are found. These call for an crucial stop during your Blue Cruise with Turkyacht Gulets. In a few coves in the vicinity, you can find wonders like cold drinking water boiling! The silhouette of a grove of Oleander trees rolling down into the sea against the glittering sandy beaches is indeed a spectacle to behold!

 

DAY 7

 

SEVEN ISLANDS, TUZLA BAY

 

One of the best stops during the Blue Gulet Cruise is at the Seven Islands, a seclusive cove to the southern of Tuzla. It is an ideal point for swimming, snorkeling, fishing and sponge diving. Vacationers love to collect hunt fish and sponges here. You can stop by the natural harbour of Kufre or take a calm walk on the seashore along the Gulluk Forest.

 The southern coast of the Gulf of Gokova in across the four islands is covered with huge pine forests that spread across kms along the coast and among the two a natural cove is created.

 You can berth betwixt the islands or inside a bay and rest in calm in any weather condition. On the west, there is the bare island of Martil. To the south and the east, there are magnificent beaches where you can swim or easily relax, sun-bathing in the sun.

Other islands include the Long Island, Olive Island, and the Small Islands. Not all beaches are jagged and rocky, although the islands are mostly barren. But if you are a nature lover, you can enjoy a nice trail in the cove areas covered with pine trees.

Tuzla is a charming fishermen’s village famous for its lovely restaurants and specialties with fresh sea products. There are a lot of small farmers, nursery gardens and bee-keepers. The shallow water attracts wading birds and other wildlife. It is an area of outstanding beauty and players of the noble game of Gulf will love this area as it has been chosen for the development of a number of Gulf courses.

 

DAY8

INCEBURUN, MERSINCIK BAY

Inceburun, a lovely cove in Datca district of the Mugla city. This evergreen area is really calm and not crowded at all, so you can take some goood rest here. With its pretty beach, shallow sea and windy weather that frees you, It’s a teeny tiny must-seen place that you can visit in your Turkyacht Gulet.

                            

 

The Mersincik Cove is on the Northern part of Datca and surrounded by fascinating forests, crystal clear blue waters and golden sandy bottom sea. As it is quite inviting and calm, this bay is preferred by yachtsmen.

 

DAY 9

BENCIK BAY, DATCA

 

Just across the cove from Selimiye, Bencik provides you a calm and safe anchorage in amongst a charming pine forest. It is possible to get ashore on to a lawn, but there are no facilities.

Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entranceway but a unique landscape once you get inside. Bencik is positioned at the narrowest part of the peninsula that separates Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side.

Datca was discovered by the Dorians who live in the Aegean islands and the southern coast ofIonia. This peninsula is located between the Aegean Sea and theMediterranean Sea.

At the end of the chersonese, at a distance of around 38 kms is the old Carian city of Knidos, which was defined by Strabo as the city built for the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite, on the most fascinating peninsula. It was also believed that about 500 years before, the Spanish pirates sailing left leprosy patients to death’s arms here but the sunny weather of the peninsula healed the patients!  Anyway, the nature is so calming and wonderful there and that’s why you may take a walk in Datca Harbour.

 

 

DAY 10

ORHANIYE BAY, SELIMIYE BAY

 

Featuring its deep, crystal clear and charming blue sea and the famous Kizkumu beach, Orhaniye is a charming place and all tourists ara amazed by its beauty. Take a journey down to its quaint town roads to discover the historical castle of the dark knight. Floating over in this bay, the Gulets present a lovely scene. The village of Orhaniye has lots to provides to a hungry visitor.       

Enjoy pacing down the village or witness the pulchritude of the busy anchors by native and foreign yachtsmen alike, stay warm in indoors or explore the mysterical culture and cuisine of this amazing site. Orhaniye is full of surprises!

The Selimiye village which is in the Mugla territory of Marmaris is the pearl of the Cove of Hisaronu. The old name of this town was Hydas, which got evolved to Losta. At sunset, the sun disappearing behind the mountains surrounding the village seems to dye the scenery in a rich red hue.

The ancient site of Bybossos Hydas (Selimiye) has ruins dating back to the archaic period. One of the highest mounts of the zone is in Selimiye, the other one at the top of Sarikaya and the last one has three castle ruins, including the Kizilkoy Asarkale area. The sheep-like southeast mounts are visited by foreign tourists want to explore the castle ruins dating back to the Hellenistic ages. The grave in the south part of the maidan is located 100 meters offshore from the seashore and guides ships the way to the Selimiye.

Other sections of interest include a observation tower, a lighthouse, an abbey and an ancient theater. American underwater archeologists and scientists are engrossed in investigating submersed wrecks in the zone and have discovered valuable findings that are now exhibited in the Bodrum Underwater Museum. Selimiye is frequented by the Blue Cruise Gulets. Selimiye - Hisaronu - Orhaniye are like an inseparable trio.

 Selmiye is also famous for its clean glassy sea water, a great population of fish, vegetables, fruits, almond and olive orchards, the smell of fresh thyme and marjoram covering the mountains, clean, fresh air, calm environment and debonair people. We guarantee that you’ll love the every second of this trip!

 

DAY 11

BOZBURUN

 

Bozburun is famuous for the deriving sponge profession and Gullet Yacht building industry. Some of the best woods and artisans for building solid and pretty Gullet Boats are staysin this region, which is why the most successful names in the business employ Bozburun’s Gulet builders. Owing to its Gulet and Yacht producing industries, Bozburun has become a main magnet, visited by tourists from all around the world.

 

DAY 12

BOZUKKALE                                                            

 

Bozukkale (Loryma) is an old town that dates back from 10 BC. There are nine towers of the castle walls lenghtening in a opposingly orthogonal pattern. The castle and towers are very well guarded and appear in a durable state. “Kale” means 'corrupted'. Therefore, the name of the place may be ascribed to the fact that one side of the castle is missing. Bozukale used to serve as a cove cruise stretch for British naval ships and is now considered as a shipyard on the shore.

It was used as a area to watch all the yachts and gulets in the Aegean Sea. Its crucial geographic locating and narrow harbour was also used by the ships sailing from the port of Athens. In 395 BC, the Athenian commandant, Karori, is known to have visit here. Before the Cnidus War of 305 BC.

 

 

DAY 13

 

KADIRGA BAY, KUMLU BUKU

The bay is named Kadırga (Galley) Bay regarding to its history being used to construct galleys during Ottoman Empire. Kadırga Bay is a very silent, 2 km North Aegean beach with a perfect sea shore. Besides its unique natural beauty, the bay is significant for its proximity to historical sites. It is only 2 kms away from the Antic port of Assos. On the eastern side, the bay has a view of Ayvalık and on the west, it views Greek island Lesbos.

 

Kadırga Bay is one of the beaches of Turkey that is awarded with a Blue Flag (is an award that is given to beaches and marinas that have met stringent standards). The sea is admired for the quality and coolness of the water, for the magnificent colors and shapes of pebbles and also for the beatufiul piles of fish that swim next to you.

Kadırga Bay is also a perfect site for fishing. Almost every time of the year, The shore is filled with fishermen that spend the whole night at the beach. Some of the fish that you can fish are: sea bass, gilt-head bream, sea bream, sargo, garfish and etc.

You can find holiday resorts, boutique hotels and camping sites next to each other. Whether you choose to stay in a tent or in a nicely decorated hotel room, the sea is amazing.

Kumlu Buku is a pretty big cove laying one mile north of Kadirga Limani, close to Marmaris.  Set in a wondrous view, the bay is overlooked by the remains of the old settlement of Amos. There are an acropolis, an amphitheatre, a temple and an altar to Dionysus to explore. It’s quite a hike up to this important historic site but the efforts of those who persist will be rewarded with spectacular views out over the bay. And on the way down, the excellent crepes served by the Hotel Dionysus, located on the bay, will taste all the better.     

A restaurant with enticing straw huts full of giant cushions sits right on the shore and is a delightful place to lounge for a few hours. The restaurant serves pretty decent Chinese food, which may be of interest if you have overdone it on the meze or had enough grilled meat on your Kumlu Buku yacht charter. As the sun sets, the staff from the restaurant light huge torches all down the beach and the jetties are lit up with underwater lights – it’s a spectacular sight. The pristine clear waters of the bay offer good snorkeling.

 

DAY 14

PARADISE ISLAND

Paradise Island is really a chersonese surrounded with forests. It is settled at the entrance-way of the cove of Marmaris and is specially famous among the places frequented daily Gulet trips. Almost every Gulet stops here to lets the visitors to be a part of the incredible natural beauty of this place. You need to walk for about 8 km before you reach to Liar Strait from where you can walk ahead to Paradise Island.         

The trail provides a unequaled opportunity for a nice nature hiking. The Liar Strait derives its name from the geographical structure of the Bosphorus strait that resembles a liar.

This is quite a rocky zone but you can rent a Gulet yacht and to delight in the striking landscape of Paradise Island. There are several nice restaurants and cafes around the island. Paradise Islandis also really good for swimming. You can spend your full day on the island without getting bored.

 

DAY 15

 

MARMARIS

Marmaris is a seaport village and a tourist spot on the Mediterranean seashore, positioned in Muğla Province, southwestern Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera.

Marmaris' mainstay of income is tourism. It has an special locating between two intersectant sets of mountains by the sea, though following a building boom in the 1980s, little is left of the inactive fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010 the town's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season.

It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering place for hundreds of cruising Gulet yachters, being also served by the closeby Dalaman Airport.

Marmaris has a really hot summer climate that you can enjoy your cold drinks while having fun with your friends in its restless nihtlife.

 

 

Summers are hot and dry, and temperatures are especially high in July and August. October is still warm and bright, so you can go for a walk with your family or pet, though with spells of rain, and many tourists prefer to visit in the early autumn, specially in September, because the temperatures are not that hot in that month.

Winters are mild and wet. Winter is the rainy season that means it gives you the chance of having a romantic journey with your significant other.

Today, Marmaris is one of the most significant Gulet and Yacht centers of Turkey. It is one of the most desired routes with marine which has hundreds of yachts. Thus, it is a well protected harbour. It is able to see luxury sailing yachts in marine. Maybe, you have chance to go on a blue cruise with one of these Gulets one day.

Marmaris is one of the most popular routes in blue cruise. It is preffered by those people who would like to embrace petite nature and glassy sea. Moreover, these tours provides you natural beauties which only can be seen by sea way. You can also see the historical buildings.

Gulets are most preffered ones in blue cruise tours. Gulets are wooden yachts. They are modernized for blue cruise tours to have unforgettable moments. It is a good option for those who would not like to limit their holiday in only one route. Marmaris also gives you to chance of daily tours for those who could not join in a blue cruise tour.

 

Turkyacht arranges blue cruise tours especially for Marmaris. It is able to attend blue cruise for which route you want with private yacht charter. We are trying to serve you blue cruise tours by expert staff and renewed yachts.