Gocek-Bodrum-Greek Islands Tour
Gocek, Tersane Island, Aga Limani – 1
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Gocek Harbour.
You will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Tersane Island.
Tersane Island – is the largest island of the Gulf of Fethiye, a bay with shipyards in turn is the widest bay of the island. On the island before being deported Greeks lived . On the plain in the center of the island there are several ruined houses and a church .
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 , so it is relatively shallow and protected from the wind. Tersane one of the few surviving monuments of his era.Then out gulet will cruise to Aga Limani for dinner and overnight stay.
Ekincik Bay, Dalyan – 2
Heading to Ekincik . This bay is famous about big blue crab. 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 ancient 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 the African river Dalyan , you can see not only to get lost among the coastal cliffs , the Lycian tombs of kings (IV c. BC) city of Caunos , inspect the agora , Roman baths , a church and an amphitheater, the breathtaking view waiting for you in every meters of river.
Second stop yacht awaits us in this day of healing and rejuvenating skin diseases for lifestyle sources. Natural pool filled with sulphurous water , and the bottom is covered with healing mud .
Ekincik Bay, Dalyan – 3
Day 3 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 Bazukole (Loryma) is a castle, which is a quadrangle with the city walls and 9 temples. Name Bozukale 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, the port also used the Greek forces during the Peloponnesian naval battle. Karor leader of the Athenians, gathered all his ships here before kunidusskoy war in 395 BC and Demetrius, son of Antigonus, the port used for the preparation of the attack on Rhodes in 305 BC.
Symi island – 4
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.
Rhodes island – 5
Our trip 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 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.
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.
Dinner and overnight staing on the island.
Tilos Island, Nisiros Island – 6
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.
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
Gyali Island, Kos Island – 7
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.
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.
Bodrum – 8
Bodrum – one of the most popular Turkish resort on the Aegean coast elite. White two-storey houses Bodrum constitute a unique architectural style, strictly persist to this day. Bodrum – a favorite vacation spot of the Turkish elite and bohemian meeting place for artists and patrons, making the city amosferu indescribably exquisite. Often the Tarkan had a vacation here, recently the resort visited Dustin Hoffman and Sting. The ancient city of Bodrum has a rich history. In the past name of Bodrum was Halicarnassus and Bodrum 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. This is a traditional meeting place of artists, often hosts exhibitions, fleeced many visitors. Who love a bohemian atmosphere for them this city will be especially interesting.Afternoon excellent sandy beaches stretching for several kilometers waiting for you , as well as all kinds of active entertainment : scuba diving, surfing , horseback riding, tennis . Bodrum port – one of the best in the country. From here you can go on a fascinating voyage along the coast.
Cool evening – the best time for shopping and fine dining with friends. Throughout the city there are numerous places fast food, cafes and pastry shops . In Bodrum restaurants await you the freshest seafood and the best dishes are not only traditional Turkish , but also Italian, Chinese , Mexican, Thai and European dishes – from the simple to the incredibly tantalizing treats. 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.
Upon agreement, the guests will leave the gullet with precious memories by 10:30.