Bodrum - Greek Islands Gulf Of Hisaronu - Bodrum
DAY – 1
BODRUM, KOS ISLAND
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.
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 – 2
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.
The volcano and the tranquility that one experiences in the delightful villages of Nissiros island are two of its main attractions that will truly enthral you. Lastly, the island has a very rich animal population and flora that specialists have pronounced to be unique.
DAY – 3
SYMI ISLAND, TILOS 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.
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 – 4
BOZBURUN, ORHANIYE BAY, SELIMIYE BAY
Bozburun is famuous for the driving sponge profession and Gullet Yacht building industry. Some of the best woods and artisans for building solid and pretty Gullet Boats are stays in 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.
Featuring its deep, crystal clear and charming blue sea and the famous Kizkumu beach, Orhaniye is a charming place and all tourists are 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 an observation tower, a lighthouse, an abbey and an ancient theater. American underwater archeologists and scientists are engrossed in investigating submerged 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 – 5
AKTUR BAY, BENCIK BAY, DATCA
Witness the world's oxygen tank at Aktur! Spotted with pine trees, it definitely is a slice of paradise. In fact, it won the title of the most beautiful bay inTurkey and proved to be a hot tourist destination. Aktur consists of two units, namely Datca and Kurucabuk, located at a distance of 4 km from each other. The Hisaronu bay is located very close to the narrowest strip of the Datca peninsula and zones the Cove of Gokova from the Cove of Hisaronu. Around 550 BC, it provided service as a defense line against the Persian army who wanted to have both Hisaronu Cove and the Gokova Cove by digging a tunnel along kilometers.
Being a mini island betwixt the two coves, it absolutely made a good point of defense. However, even though the work was started with big efforts, the city was conquered in the en by the Persians.
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.
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.
The waters here are glassy so that people were convinced that if you take a needle at the very bottom of the sea, you can still see it! Go on a Gulet Yacht tour or simply sunbath on the beaches, watching vivacious birds flying. There is so much to do in Palamutbuku! The people here are debonair and friendly. Palamutbuku epitomises peace, calmness and happiness. With its lovely natives with their smiling faces and continuous natural beauty, Palamutbuku is no doubt a mini heaven in its own right.
DAY – 7
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.
DAY – 8
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.