Enchanting Greek Islands
We are starting from Mykonos hurbor!
Mykonos Island – the most cosmopolitan of all the islands in the Greek archipelago . This feature is explained by the nature of the island geography Mykonos : the island is located at the intersection of all the major shipping lanes of the Aegean Sea . Mykonos is one of the most expensive for the rest of the Greek islands . It is the best place of nightlife, picturesque Greek houses , high-end hotels and magnificient sandy beaches.Mykonos – the most popular resort on the island , it is rich for taverns , restaurants, bars and shops. In countless nightclubs guests spend the night away . During the day , guests relax on the beautiful sandy beaches , which is not typical for most islands .Unlike other cities , amphitheaters Greek archipelago , the island’s capital city is located on the plain of Chora . The town itself is incredibly cozy and beautiful : the traditional Greek houses are shining white, brightly painted wooden balconies and windows are decorated with geraniums.Capital of the island is the town of Chora (Chora), the famous colorful architecture, which attracts artists to Mykonos . White houses with colorful shutters and doors are located on the narrow, winding streets , reminiscent of the maze. In Chora there are picturesque ancient windmills and several interesting churches . There are many bars and nightclubs , the most fashionable of which are located in a picturesque area of Little Venice .Mykonos has only two cities , and the second is Ano Mera. The town is located 7 km from Chora . In contrast to the capital , it is very quiet and peaceful place with several luxury hotels . Tourists are attracted here by the Monastery of Panagia – Tourliani (Panagia Tourliani) with a magnificent collection of icons.
Most beaches are on the south coast , where they are protected from the wind. All the beaches on the southern island sand . In July and August, the most famous and popular of them become very crowded – it is the beaches Paradise (Paradise), Super Paradise (Super Paradise), Platis Gialos (Platis Gialos), PSARA (Psarou) and Hornos (Ornos). On the beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are the best beach parties in Greece.Super Paradise is the most popular gay beach in Greece . But he draws and straight alike , thanks to the famous day and night beach parties . The beach is easily accessible from Hora. Also suitable beach nudists . There are no shops and , despite the name, the size of it gives Paradise beach .Paradise Beach is also very popular , mainly among young people who are attracted here and music bars. In the evening, the entire beach turns into a nightclub in the open. On the beach there are opportunities for water sports , diving center , located near the camping .Closest to the capital is a beach of Ornos , which makes it usually very crowded . The beach has a diving center, windsurfing and water skiing , several cafes and restaurants. Also close to the city is a popular beach of Agios Stefanos.Beach of Platis Yialos – also one of the most popular beaches on the island . On the shore there are several hotels. It is fairly long and fully equipped beach . From the capital to the beach every half hour a bus . From Platis Yialos boats leave to other popular beaches on the south coast : Paranga (Paranga), Agrari (Agrari), Elia (Elia), Paradise and Super Paradise . Elia Beach is often visited by gays and nudists .In the vicinity of Platis Gialos Psarou Beach is located . He is known for attracting celebrities from around the world . This is a narrow picturesque sandy beach , located 5 km from the capital. Get to the beach from the city by bus . There is a cafe and restaurant , as well as a diving center that offers a variety of programs for beginners and dive safaris for experienced divers.Kalafati Beach (Kalafatis) suitable outdoor enthusiasts : there are rental equipment for water sports, windsurfing and diving center . There is also a restaurant with Greek cuisine and fresh seafood . Kalafati located in the south- east of the island . Get to the beach from the capital by bus . Located near a decent beach Leah (Lia), a length of 200 meters. It is a good alternative to the beach Kalafati for those staying in this part of the island , but looking for a more peaceful place.In the north of the island are located not less beautiful , but more tranquil beaches , which are suitable for those looking for privacy. Reach these beaches can only be by car , buses do not serve them , most of the beaches are not well-off, which also makes them less visited .
This is 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 where together with beach vacation there are extensive excursion program.
During the walk you will visit the main sights of the city of Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters , an ancient hospital , numerous residences , street knights. Also it`s nessesary to visit the hill of Monte Smith, with a breathtaking view of the old and the new cityes , the ruins of the temple of Apollo, the ancient stadium and theater.The island is really rich about magnifisent beaches located on the east coast of Rhodes. The long sandy beach Tsambika is 26 km south- east 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 is located, from which, in fact , the terrain and inherited it`s name. It can be reached by walking on the stone road to the top of the hill. There are some legend that this place helps to people who want to have a child or family .
On the other side of a small hill in the east on the character is a gorgeous beach – Agate Beach. Golden sand and shallow waters make this beach ideal for those who go to holiday together with children.
Lindos city.To get the Acropolis you can either walk or riding 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 past 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.
Lindos Beach is so beautiful while you are standing on top of Acropolis. Therefore, if you come to see the Acropolis you should also get acquainted with the beach . Gorgeous golden sand and all the necessary infrastructure for a rest at your disposal. And if you decided to stay for dinner at one of the local taverns , it`s magestic place for to spend evening here after sunset – Acropolis decorated with special illumination.
We will stay overnight here.
Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera!You`ll 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 – Gimnasia, 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 attractionsof the Kos are the ruins of an ancient temple Asklepios (god of medicine), where studied Hippocrates and his life was closely connected with an island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4 kilometers from the capital of the island and 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 – auto locomotive which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos. Having reached Askelepios 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 day so on the back way to town, if you are hungry, you`ll meet a small, pretty restaurant with affordable prices. If from Askleypios go inland you will find the town Asfendiu . And the mountain Dikteo a will show spectacular panorama of the island , its beaches and the neighboring islands .Moving to a will bring you to the sandy beaches or Tinkaki Marmari ( about 5 km from Pili ) with restaurants, taverns, water sports center.
In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center of which is located MASTIHARI, and to the south – the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island, 43 km from the town of the Kos is Kefalos located. 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 ." On the island there is a possibility to rent a bike , motorcycle.
In the evening have a dinner in one of the beachside restaurants. Lunch or dinner usually costs 15-20 euros per person. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad , which is maden 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 Greece wine, because they are best known in Greece. Prices for wine in the store will be cheaper than in the restaurants. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional greece drinks: Uzo (Ouzo) forty-degree anise vodka, Cancers – grape vodka , Metaxa – famous Greek brandy. As for evening attractions , life on Kos abounds. Feature of nightlife on the island of Kos is its locality . Here you will not find many thousands of large-scale carnivals and festivals, but , instead of it, at the Kos island ( especially in its resort areas ) lots of clubs , taverns and cafes.
The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable, here everyone knows each other and they are always happy to invite guests. Dinner and overnight on the Kos.
Nisyros island , Gialy 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, here is mining plant.Later, we`ll swim to the small island Agios Antonios and after we`ll stop in vulcano island Nisiros.
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) , it is patron Saint of the island.
1.5 km to the East from the capital city is located Loutra – resort, famous since ancient times for its healing springs, which are 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, so here you can eat natural food, grown on the fertile lands of Nisiros.
The main attraction of the island of Nisyros is a volcano. A scentists are saing the island was formed through a series of volcanic eruptions, which is unique in Greece. 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 Nisiros island is semiprecious stone obsidian which get from Gyali island.
Overnight and dinner on the island.
Symi Island, Tilos Island
The main settlement of the island – small village Simy. It`s houses are painted with different colors and this fact doing this place fantastically beautiful. On the mountain near a small village it is possible to see ruins of fortress of Knights which was constructed on the Acropolis place. Also on the top of mountain the church of the Virgin Mary and Fortress are located. If you`ll have time you can visit a museum and an operating monastery Panormitis with magnificent wall painting.
Tilos in fact, the island of four villages, one of which uninhabited. All houses in the village also are 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 – a wide strip of granulated sugar send, and in a fertile valley of Eristos. Natural continuation of a beach of Eristos is the sandy beach of Plaka which especially we love for sea kind of sports. Tilos is a research of knight’s castles, the old churches which have taken cover in a shadow of oaks, plane trees, this touch to history through the remained frescos created by artists seven centuries ago.
Beauty of the island will captivate your heart at first sight – the mountainous terrain with two sprawling valley below mesmerizing sight, piercingly clear blue sea will not let you forget it.The island is not only a rich history and extraordinary nature, azure sea and picturesque beaches. Here countless ro?s so here developed climbing and diving. The island of Kalymnos is famous for the numerous romantic bays and caves, keeping their legends, many of which can only be reached by sea. Most popular of them is the cave of the Seven Virgins (or Grotto Nymphs) and cave Kefala, according to the legend served as a refuge for Zeus.The island has explored the cave with a rich stalactite and stalagmite decor, in which you can get with excursions.Archaeological interest is a cave in the rocks near the Bay of Vathi, the findings of which indicate that the cave was inhabited since Neolithic times. The local population is famous for all of Greece for its fishers of sea sponges. For this reason the museum of sponge is opened here. This is the main fishing for local residents, as for tourism, the island is opened not so long ago. You have to visit the archaeological Museum, which is located in the capital of the island Choir and includes exhibits, dating back even to prehistoric times. This is real evidence that life arose long ago. The capital of the island is the town Pothia with a population of 10 thousand people. The town was founded in the middle of the 19th century. In the city you can see two of the Cathedral: the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and the Christ of the Savior from the ancient icons and frescoes.The city has many neoclassical houses – heritage Italians. One of these houses there is an Archaeological Museum Kalymnos.
The old island’s capital town Choir located about a kilometer from, in direction to the North-West. Near the village you can see the fortress .On the territory of the fortress is the Church of the Virgin; the icon is stored here, where the mother of God is depicted with gold-plated hands. From the fortress there is a great view of the cityPothiaand visible to the neighbouring island of Kos. The most popular beaches on the island are the beaches of Kanuni, Linaria, Mussoorie and Vlikadia.
The island is famous becouse of the fact that once the Greek goddess Artemis reigned here , here the places associated with the local legend of the ancient Hellenic calydonian hunting. But not only for lovers of history and archeology these places interesting are. Here you can enjoy unspoiled nature , numerous picturesque bays and coves in lush. Just climb up to the windmills on the mountain and you`ll enjoy an extraordinary panorama. You can walk to a single Leros island`s village, if you go down the road .
What`s interesting to watch: ancient castle Palokastro , here is the church of Panagia of the 4th century, the church of Agia Kiur, Belem Tower, built in 1925 by Parisem Belm. The tower is a historical and folklore museum of Leros . And in the evening , under a sky with a full of stars , it`s a great pleasure to taste fresh fish grilled with garlic and lemon juice , a traditional Greek salad with fresh cheese and drink flavored wine in old-fashioned fishing village Pandeli in one of the coastal taverns.
Dinner and overnight we will spend on the island.
Early in the morning we visit the Patmos island, one of the main places of Christendom. Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit the island with hope to see the Cave of revelation, where the beloved disciple of Christ the Apostle St. John wrote a book that today the whole world calls "Apocalypse" . Hallmark of the island is undoubtedly the monastery Ayiu John’s theology on the top of Patmos . On the halfway to the top of the monastery there are Apocalypse XVII century , extraordinary views of the beautiful city and islands around. Most of all the doors of the monastery are closed from the tourist eyes , but if you will be lucky to visit the island be while there are a religious celebration , you can see the majestic arches of churches and frescoes on the walls of ancient times. The atmosphere is remarkably quiet and calm. Among the green streets and plenty of shrines , which are associated with miraculous stories of healing people , you will walk in a fresh morning. You can sit on the burning sun in the ruins of the ancient Acropolis in Kastelli and hear bells ringing in the distance grazing sheeps. Take a lunch in one of the taverns or visit one of the cafes, which is offer delicious black coffee and hot waffles with ice cream . In the afternoon take a swim in one of the most beautiful island’s beaches : Grigos – a picturesque seaside village ( 4 km south- east of the port of the island of the Rock) . Nearby there are a beautiful sandy beach Kalikazu and south – Diakofti beach . Further to the south – west of Diakofti popular beach Psili Ammos .
Finish the day with meeting the sunset from the top of the Acropolis, or on the beach – Psili Amos . In the evening , visit one of the local restaurants . The great variant of your dinner is a grilled octopus , prawns or crispy calamari ,also a fish grilled together with fresh vegetables.
We will stay on the island overnight.
Early in the morning we will cruise to the magical Lipsi island, where according to legend, the nymph Calypso held the Odysseus captive for seven years. Truly , paradise . This island will charm you! The main settlement of the island – Lipsi city is located on the shore of the bay. The most interesting attraction , perhaps, the church of Agios Ionis it has marvelous deep blue dome. You can also visit the small museum at the town hall , where gathers many Archaeological finds from different centuries , as well as , in the museum, you can see the exhibition of Greek national costumes.
Another interesting sight can be called mineral springs in which you will be able to swim and have a drink a mineral water. The island is rich with beautiful beaches KAMPOS Liendo , Katsadya, Papandriya and 2 km south of the port , deserted beach Ksirokambos . To get this places you can rent a taxi or motorbike (the locals most of all use this transport ) . On the square of white coloured houses with blue shutters windows take a diner. The island is famous in several fish farms , so we advise you to try fish with perfect local wine . In stores you can buy souvenirs , fresh honey, wine , traditional sweets .
Overnight and dinner on the island.
The area of the Samos is 478 km2 . A great part of the island is covered with grape, from which the most famous wine is maden. The island’s population is 33,814, which is the 9th most populous of the Greek islands. The Samian climate is typically Mediterranean, with soft rainy winters and hot summers.
One of the most beautiful place which is Yacht charter is leting you to meet! The most important attractions of the Samos island and considered the capital of the small town of Pythagoras. Here you can go to the ruins of the temple of Hera , palaces Antonio and Cleopatra , visit the temple of Pythagoras, Paleontological and Archaeological Museums . Also noteworthy and amazing monasteries Samos – Spilianis , Megan Timiu Stavrou , Zoodohas Pigi and others. Many of the monasteries are active and annually collect millions of pilgrims from around the world . About the famous muscat wine Wafi said the ancient Hippocrates and Galen . It is the drink of the gods for centuries on the island produce and export . Also, the resort has earned popularity due to the production of first-class yogurt and cheese " Feta cheese ." One of the most popular dishes on the island, which is every tourist need to try – a Greek salad, the seafood, stuffed tomatoes with peppers and stewed eggplant.
On the island there are many beaches with developed infrastructure. You can always take the umbrellas and sun loungers for rent, visit the nearby bars and cafes. Those who like to relax with all the amenities and be in the spotlight, will attract beach Clima, lovers of privite traveling will like the beach near Tsamadu and fans of family vacation will enjoy the beach in the Kerveli bay.
Ikaria island has rich past, which can be seen in the Byzantine and Roman archeological remains.
The Castle of Koskina built in the 11th century A.D, during the Byzantine rule, is found on top of a mountain peak. Inside the castle is the church of Saint George. Drakano Fortress is another fine example of the island’s military past. It was built by the Athenians, during the time of Alexander the Great. This 44 foot high limestone military fortification served as observation point for traffic in the Aegean Sea. The tourists can also find the remains of a Byzantine Odeon (small theatre) in Kampos village, used by noblemen in ancient times for musical and theatrical events.The Roman baths of Therma also deserve a visit. During the Romantimes, hot spring water with curative properties flowed out and people cured themselves of their diseases by bathing in it. After an earthquake, the Therma springs of Ikaria island stopped working and the city slid under the sea. The remains are visible with snorkeling in the region. Nearby, along the tourists can follow a paved path that leads them to an active hot water spring, from which the hot water with healing properties flows out into the sea. They can bath in it to cure themselves, of any rheumatic or skin disease. In Nas, visitors can also explore the remains of an ancient temple of Goddess Artemis built around the 6th century B.C.For nature lovers, the island is a paradise. It is covered with Pine and Oaks forests. Tourists can hike through the beautiful countryside, on stony and earthen paths to enjoy the natural splendors. Ikaria island is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean region. The mountains, lakes, rivers and lush green forests of Ikaria island form a unique natural beauty.
Naxos Island the largest of the Cyclades islands ( 448 sq. km.) , with the most varied vegetation is approximately in the center of the Aegean Sea 110 miles from Piraeus .
Naxos Town – busy port located along the bay with bars and restaurants , stretching toward surrounded by high walls of the Venetian fortress
Naxos – the island created for active recreation, a large number of bars, cafes, discos, night clubs and music was the reason that Naxos has become a favorite holiday destination among the youth. Nightlife island is sometimes much more active than day . Naxos is also famous as the island and skilled sculptors – majestic sphinxes brought a gift to the museum by locals in Delphi.There are something to see in the capital of the island : so interesting to explore one of the oldest buildings in the majestic city of Naxos – Portara gate , standing on a small island of the Chamber , which is connected to the island of Naxos bridge. The Archaeological Museum is a rich collection of objects found on the island , which include elegant carved plates made in the heyday of the Cycladic civilization. Also of interest is the museum building itself – the mansion in 1627 , which later housed the French school
Naxos beaches most of all sandy , lapped by crystal- clean water and covering almost the 100 kilometers of coastline of the island : the beach " St. George " (Agios Georgios) – beach town of Chora , is very popular among those who do not want to go anywhere in search a place for swimming length of beach about one kilometer , it is shallow ; beach " St. Procopius " (Agios Prokopios) is about four kilometers from Hora – sandy , with an admixture of small pebbles , long and wide ; beach " St. Anna " (Agia Anna) – is located in the 7 kilometers from Hora for Agios Prokopios beach near the village of the same name ; beach " Plaka " (Plaka) – is located 8 kilometers from Hora to beach Agia Anna – great " long and wide " sandy beach .
One of the most famous islands (and in fact , about 5 large and 12 small islands ) form a ring around the cozy bay. This is Santorini (Thira). Thouthands of tourist visiting this place with Yacht Charter Greece every year . The island’s population is about 13 402 people (2001). The administrative center of the island is located in Fira, with a population of about 1,500 people .This is one of the oldest centers of civilization, it was inhabited by peoples in the 5th – 6th centuries BC. It formed one of the centers of the Minoan culture, but about 1647-1628 on the island there was a devastating volcanic explosion that resulted in the tsunami. Center island failed and formed a few islands around the lagoon .Thus, it is an explosion of Santorini caused the gradual extinction of a mighty civilization and perhaps became the basis of the legend of Atlantis, and the island for centuries was abandoned by people . But now this popular geological and historical monument is a unique document of existence of many cultures and it is so mach picturesque island an rather densely populated.
Traditional colors of Santorini – blue, white and ocher . The blue color symbolizes the sky – home of the gods , white – faith , justice, beauty and justice of people, and red ocher – the color of the earth and the volcano – the natural strength and power. These colors are painted not only at home , but also the churches. Each church has a bell tower . Morning and evening carillon is spread along all the villages and towns.Beaches in Santorini spreaded on the outside part of the island. The sea is exceptionally clean and transparent . Black lava sand and volcanic pumice chippings is everywhere on beaches. Artemis Yacht is advising this places for diving.The lands of this island is so mach beautiful that most of the motoryaht charters and yacht charters`s goal is to reach Santorini first of all. The main town of the island – Fira often called, like any other major city in the Cyclades – Hora . It stretches along the western coast of Santorini , south of Cape Tourlos and almost opposite the island of Nea Kameni . The main gate of Santorini – Located on the south-east coast town Kamarion ( Kamari ) , has good port and the airport on the island . The beach here , as throughout the east coast, long and covered with black volcanic sand , which in summer is literally heated on the sun .Lie just to the west of the monastery of Panagia Episkopi – (XI c.) – The most important Byzantine monument of the island , as well as a great distillery Canava Roussos and long left villagers Exo Gonya . A north- west of the village is a small Kamariona Mesaria (Messara) , with its numerous churches and cathedrals , literally wedged into a narrow gorge.
At the Cape Mesa Vouno Arheyos lies the village of Tira , considered the first settlement founded by people on the island after the vulcano accident (approximately 915 BC. E . ) . Here you can take a walk along the serpentine , leading from the hotel to the cliff and Antinea Zoodochou – Piyos church with a small cave , which is about one of the few sources of freshwater island, to the chapel of IV century BC. e . Temenos and bas-reliefs – Artemidoros ( cut here dolphin , eagle and lion symbolize Poseidon, Zeus and Apollo) , the ruins of the agora and theater.But the main historical monument is undoubtedly lying on the north coast of the south-western tip of the island town of Akrotiri ( Akrotrion , Akrotirion). Discovered during excavations here Minoan settlement , completely covered with a layer of volcanic ash , is one of the most striking and well-preserved monuments of the time. Two-and three-storey houses with unique frescoes clearly related Cretan style are unmatched – many of them have survived so complete that even the paint, which is not one thousand years , almost faded. Some of the murals are currently on display in Athens, although some of these superb ancient monuments can be seen in the collection of the Fund in the capital of the island of Thira .
Red Beach Akrotiri consists of pumice and lava. It became famous in the day on this coast was discovered the ancient Minoan city . However, for tourists to visit these excavations are closed. Most of all yacht charter Greece is brining a tourists here to swim and to joy in water sports !
The Island of Nea Kameni and have the deadliest volcano. Curious tourists can reach the island by old sailboat.Grapes -almost the only culture which grows on the island. The world-famous Santorinian wine, which are particularly valued in tsarist Russia produced here for four hundred years. In the cellars of the best wineries of the island Santo Wines of the unique museum where all stages of production flavored drink. There’s also a tasting.
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.