GREEK ISLANDS, KOS ISLAND, LEROS ISLAND

DAY 1

 

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.

 

DAY 2

 

KOS ISLAND

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

 

LEROS ISLAND, PSERIMOS ISLAND

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

DAY 4

 

LIPSI ISLAND

 

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 5

 

PATMOS ISLAND

 

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.

 

 

DAY 6

 

KALYMNOS ISLAND6


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 practising 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!

DAY 7

 

GYALI ISLAND, NISYROS ISLAND

 

Gyali, also known as Yiali is a little volcanic island settled halfway among the southern coast of Kos and 2 nm NW from Nisyros island. Its SW part comprise of wide layers of pumice, while its NE part comprise of obsidian currents and perlites. These two parts are connected by a narrow band and beach made of modern reef leeses. In the island there is a pumice excavating plant. Aghios Antonios isle is in a very close distance and has a stunning beach.

 

Nisyros, a small island in the center of the Dodecanese amenity, has lots of natural wonders and a rich ethnic inheritance whose dwellers keep being alive up to day. The structura feature, the most specific thing of the island is its volcano. It is stated that Nisyros was born later a series of sequent outbursts of the volcano, which is unequaled of its kind in Greece. The volcano of Nisyros Island is thought to be still active and because of the efortless access to its craters, thousands of visitors and scientists from all over the world visit it every year.

 

DAY 8

 

TILOS ISLAND

 

Sincere, kind people welcome you as soon as you set foot on the island of Tilos. Tilos island has only 300 dwellers and a little bit tourism. Here you will enjoy a calm and peaceful life, nature and you swim in glassy crystal clear waters while you’re sailing away to new routes with your Turkyacht Gulets. The lack of tourism industry gives you the chance to get to know the local people for real and become part of their routine life.

 

Don't forget to stop by Megalo Chorio where enclosing the central plaza you will see the ruins of ancient walls, a necropolis (graveyard), a museum, abbeys and the ruins of a castle.

 

 

DAY 9

 

RHODES ISLAND

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 10

 

SYMI ISLAND

 

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 11

 

DATCA

 

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 12

 

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 13

 

AQUARIUM BAY, MERSINCIK BAY

 

 

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.

 

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 14

 

BLACK ISLAND, KISE BUKU

 

 

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.

 

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 15

 

 

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.