GREEK ISLANDS, SYMI ISLAND, RHODES ISLAND
DAY 1– 1
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.
DAY – 2
Symi has the most charming harbor in Greece. On either side of a sharp-sided fiord rise level upon level of houses, some white, some straw yellow, but visually all with Neo-Classical pediments - a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece's most wealthy islands.
There has been visuallay no modern actual construction here and now these lovely old houses are being restored for tourists. The spirit of the island remains untouched. …and it’s a wonderful place to stop by while you’re enjoying the Turkyacht’s High Deluxe Gulet Charter tour.
DAY – 3
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), located between Crete and the near east in the stunning Aegean sea. Rhodes is the largest one of the all Dodecanese islands. Known as the Sun Island or Island of Light. There are hardly any days that you can’t see the bright sun. With its subtropical climate and over 3.000 hours of sun per year you can be guaranteed a good tan on your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece - even Greeks themselves come to Rhodes for a holiday from the mainland. Come see this beautiful island with the great Turkyacht Luxury Gulet Yachts and you won’t regret it.
DAY – 4
Modern Fethiye is settled on the area of the old city known as Telmessos, the remains and ruins are charming and you can see them from the the city center, for an example, the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay… Fethiye welcomes several local and foreign visitors with its verdant and green forests, deep blue glassy sea and unique nature. Blue cruise will make you feel so free and peaceful in Fethiye with Fethiye gulet charter. Fethiye is one of the most preferred holiday resort with its marvellous beaches you can relax in, historical places that you can discover each day and magnificent coves by sea addicts especially for blue cruise.
And there is The Fethiye Museum… The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians.
Towards evening, around sunset, you can witness such a perfect turquoise you can never see on any other seas. If you call it blue you are wrong, if you think it is green it is not that either but both together. It is hard to put it into words. It is best if you go and see it for yourself and be hit by a lightening bolt!
DAY – 5
DOMUZ ADASI, TERSANE ISLAND
Domuz Island ("Pig Island") is a Mediterranean island of Turkey. The island was popularly named after wild boars which were thought to live in the island, is covered with olive groves and pine trees. The island also has a harbor naturally sheltered from the wind. There are ruins, in and around the island. But the island now is uninhabited.
Tersane Island is also known as Shipyard Island, these are the biggest in the Cove of Fethiye. A deep, 100ms long canal provides entrance into these islands. There are guarded and sheltered bays on the eastern side, which is also known as summer harbour. The western part is closed due to furious winds, it is best to berth here.
According to historical sources Tersane Islands were known as Telandria. There are about a hundred remains of ancient houses that can e seen from the land and the sea. These islands are proved to be most safe for sailors in the entire Cove of Fethiye during the Byzantine ages.
DAY – 6
BEDRI RAHMI BAY, YASSICA ISLANDS
Bedri Rahmi Cove is also known by the Tasyaka or “Dark Cove”, thanks to its natural beauties and historical importance. Bedri Rahmi Eyuboglu was an venerable master of Turkish lit, art and painting. In the summer of 1973, throughout a cruise with his close friends, he drew a fish on a big rock. This “Fish Rock” positioned at the entranceway of the blue cove still welcomes tourists. In fact, the area itself is known as “Fish Rock” in honor of the great master writer. Bedri Rahmi Bay is well guarded from intense breezes and is thus a good spot of anchorage. It is also known for its pine and olive coating the hills behind the rose bay flowers, teeny tiny beaches and turquoise glassy waters, creating a image of incredible proportions!
Some of these islands appear like the Yassica Islands group on many marine maps. Anchorage ground is available at the closest port of Gocek. Yassica Islands in the Cove of Fethiye is one of the most romantic and lovely places, ideal for spending quality time with your beloved one and taking photos of gorgeous sunsets.
The islands are surrounded with lovely pine and olive trees, have several sheltered and shallow coves and are ideal for water sports addicts. There are no foundations on the islands.
The largest one has a sandy beach and there is a small pool peninsula off the lagoon. It looks really ideal for children to play in. You can swim here without fear of danger from anything between the islands.
The minimum distance is 12m between two islands. If you have half an hour you can swim to and from four islands. You can explore the islands by walking if you wish but don’t forget to take sturdy shoes or boots with you as the ground can be very stony. Despite their small size these islands have a good variety of different plants and foliage.
DAY – 7
Gocek Island is a Mediterranean island of Turkey.
Administratively the island is a part of Fethiye district of Muğla Province.
The island faces Gocek a touristic town and a small port. The island is a natural breakwater and it protects Gocek from most of the winds.
The island is unhabited. But there are beaches in both the east and the west coast and there is a dock in the east coast (called İncirli) for Gulet services from Gocek.
Gocek island, first choice for those who favor to keep in city and swim at the nearest beach, is an excellent stop for you and your luxury yacht or luxury gulet. The minute you get there, you can anchor at both the municipal marina or one of the private marinas and comb out into the town, where your feet will lead you automatically into the slender back streets with their bustling array of colorful shops
if hiding out in private bays is your thing, you will coincidence scores of them at Gocek.