Bodrum ranks among the top in blue cruise tours. We can say that Bodrum is the heart of blue cruise.Bodrum hosts many local and foreign visitors everyear by its cultural structure and nature.
Bodrum blue cruise tours are much ideal for swimming and sunbathing.Moreover you can discover the coves that you encamp by your rental yacht.You can blow off steam by different water sports.There is a light breeze which pleases you greatly in Bodrum.When sound of waves are added in that light breeze,your holiday becomes more enjoyable.
Turkyacht organizes blue cruise tour programmes for Bodrum lovers.It has been trying to present an awesome blue cruise tour by its smiling staff and luxury boats.You can look over boats and tour programmes on our website.
You can witness all shades of green and blue by visiting the coves in blue cruises.You can discover new sights in every trip and also immortalize them with your camera.In recent years blue cruises are one of the most preferred holiday choices among many local and foreign tourists.
You find chance to have a comfortable holiday as you feel in a otel,by rental schooner(gulet).If your trip to a cove or Mediterranean and Aegean sea or Greek Islands,wherever you want.You can find a chance for a great holiday.
Marmaris, Kumlu Buku
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Marmaris Harbour. You will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Kumlu Buku.
Kumlu Buku is a large bay laying one mile north of Kadirga Limani, close to Marmaris. Set in a beautiful landscape, the bay is overlooked by the ruins of the ancient settlement of Amos. There are an acropolis, an amphitheatre, a temple and an altar to Dionysus to explore. It’s quite a hike up to this important historic site but the efforts of those who persist will be rewarded with spectacular views out over the bay. And on the way down, the excellent crepes served by the Hotel Dionysus, located on the bay, will taste all the better.
A restaurant with enticing straw huts full of giant cushions sits right on the shore and is a delightful place to lounge for a few hours. The restaurant serves pretty decent Chinese food, which may be of interest if you have overdone it on the meze or had enough grilled meat on your Kumlu Buku yacht charter. As the sun sets, the staff from the restaurant light huge torches all down the beach and the jetties are lit up with underwater lights it’s a spectacular sight. The pristine clear waters of the bay offer good snorkeling. Dinner and overnight stay at Kumlu Buku.
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the gulet. Then we will cruise to Rhodes Island.
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), lies between Crete and the near East in the Aegean ocean. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. Named the sun island or island of light there are hardly any days when the sun doesn’t shine. 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. Dinner and overnight stay at Rhodes Island.
We will cruise to Symi Island early in the morning. Symi has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo Classical pediments a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece’s most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact. Dinner and overnight stay at Symi Island.
Tilos Island, Nisiros Island
We will cruise to Tilos Island early in the morning. Simple, polite people welcome you as soon as you arrive on the island of Tilos. Tilos island has only 300 inhabitants and very little tourism. Here you will enjoy a quiet life, nature and you will swim in crystal clear waters. The lack of tourism gives you the opportunity to really get to know the locals and become part of their every day life. Don’t forget to visit Megalo Chorio where surrounding the central plaza you will see the remains of ancient walls, a necropolis (cemetery), a museum, monasteries and the ruins of a castle.
Nissiros or Nisyros, a small island in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, has lots of natural beauties and a rich cultural heritage whose inhabitants maintain alive up to day.
The geomorphologic feature most characteristic of the island is its volcano. It is said that Nisyros was born after a series of successive eruptions of the volcano, which is unique of its kind in Greece. The volcano of Nissiros island is considered to be still active and because of the easy access to its craters, thousands of tourists and scientists from all over the world visit it every year. The volcano and the serenity that one experiences in the picturesque villages of Nissiros island are two of its main attractions that will truly captivate you. Lastly, the island has a very rich fauna and flora that specialists have pronounced to be unique. Dinner and overnight stay at Nisiros Island.
Gyali Island, Kos Island
Gyali is a small island situated 2 n.m NW from Nisyros Island; its SW part consists of thick layers of pumice stone, while its NE part consists of obsidian currents and perlite. In the island there is a pumice stone mining plant. Aghios Antonios islet is in a very close distance and has a beautiful beach. Then we will cruise to Kos Island.
Kos Island is really well worth visiting. Kos is the island that gave the world Hippocrates, the father of medicine. The third largest island of the Dodecanese, it is a very green island with an excellent infrastructure and large roads lined up with palm trees. During your visit to Kos Island, you must certainly visit the ancient ruins of the city that are numerous and remarkable, the ruins of ‘Asklipios”, the ‘Castle of the Knights’and the huge tree of Hippocrates (trunk diameter is 11,5 meters!). On Kos you will find some of the finest beaches in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. With many archaeological sites in and around the town, Kos is the ideal place for walking or cycling. Dinner and overnight stay at Kos Island.
We will cruise to Kalimnos Island early in the morning. Kalimnos is best known as the island of some of the world’s finest sponge divers. Although Kalimnos is a developing tourist centre, you can still see the sponge fishermen at work even today and you can still experience the islanders’ traditional way of life.
On this beautiful island of Kalimnos in the Dodecanese, you can take nice walks, swim in beautiful caves, and discover lovely beaches and unspoiled scenery, an example of which is the authentic village of Vathi hidden in a beautiful green valley. Due to its mountainous landscape, Kalymnos is also one of the best places to practice mountain climbing!
Also, most of the beaches of Kalymnos are equipped with water sport facilities. The wonderful sunsets over the tiny island Telendos are not to be missed they are on par with those of Santorini! Dinner and overnight stay at Kalimnos Island.
Pserimos Island, Turgutreis
We will cruise to Pserimos Island early in the morning. Pserimos is an islet located between Kos and Kalymnos, about six nautical miles north of Kos and close to the Turkish coast. The total area is only about 15sq km and there is only a handful of permanent residents, around 100 who rely on fishing and tourism.
The island is a popular destination for tourists who arrive from Kos or Kalymnos on small excursion boats or pirate type tourist ships that arrive daily throughout the summer. Pserimos is a good day out for those wishing to avoid organised beaches of Kos or Kalymnos but the beach, though large, can get crowded once all the day trip boats arrive.
The beach is wide, deep, very sandy with shallow waters well sheltered in the deep bay and lined with beachside tavernas and cafes that catch the daily trade. There is a small harbour for boat mooring. There’s not much to see beside the single sandy beach though tracks lead over the rocky treeless hills to small coves. Then we will cruise to back to Turkey via Turgutreis.
We will have a swimming stop at Karaincir on the way back to Bodrum. Karaincir is a 500 metre stretch of soft golden sand which is great for all the family. The tranquil blue water is invitingly calm, and also offers a number of watersports from banana boats to pedaloes. You can also soak up the relaxed ambience around the beach from one of the many sun loungers made available, whilst sipping on a refreshing drink from one of the venders. Bodrum is the ideal starting point for sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey. The Gokova Gulf is acknowledged to be one of the best cruising areas in Europe. With abundant sunshine, crystal clear waters, continuous blue skies, good anchorages and friendly people, this coast offers many diversities. There are many unspoiled areas rich in natural beauty and in costal settlements and villages.
Bodrum is a port city in Mugla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gokova. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous 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, overlooks the harbour and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and hosts several cultural festivals throughout the year.
Palamut Buku, Inceburun
After breakfast we will set sail to Palamutbuku. Palamutbuku is reputed for having the best 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 located at the end of the peninsula and is also famed for the remains of the historic city ofKnidos. Knidos, known for its bounty of fish, is located about 12 kilometers away.
The waters here are crystal clear, so much so that it is believed that if you take a needle at the very bottom of the sea, you can still see it!
The people are warm and friendly. Palamutbuku epitomizes peace, tranquility and happiness. With its warm people with their smiling faces and immense natural beauty, Palamutbuku is indeed a little paradise in its own right.We will anchor at Ince Burun after lunch and swimming breaks. We will stay in this lovely bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
Aktur Bay, Bencik Bay
After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay. 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 separates the Gulf of Gokova from the Gulf of Hisaronu. Around 550 BC, it served as a defense line against the Persian army who wanted to capture both HisaronuGulfand the GokovaGulfby digging kilometer long tunnel. Being a small island between the two gulfs, it definitely made a good point of defense. However, although the work was started with great effort, the city was ultimately conquered by the Persians.
The bays of theGulf ofHisaronu can be reached by a yacht from Bencik. The Borbudet Cove can be accessed by a 20 minute walk from the harbor entrance at Bencik. Bencik Bay which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is located at Hisaronu side. Dinner and an overnight stay will be in Bencik Bay.
Emel Sayin Bay, Orhaniye Bay, Selimiye Bay
After breakfast, we will anchor in Emel Sayin Bay and you can enjoy a swimming stop in this lovely bay. Named after the “queen and ambassador of Turkish classical music”, Emel Sayin, this place is indeed a great economic holiday destination with its mesmerizing smell of the pine trees, clear sea coast, awe inspiring views of the bays and warm and welcoming people.
For lunch we will dock in Orhaniye Bay. Featuring its deep blue sea and the legendary Kizkumu beach, Orhaniye is well admired by all holidaymakers. Take a journey down its quaint village roads to discover the historic castle of the black knight. Floating in this bay, the yachts present a picturesque scene. ThevillageofOrhaniyehas lots to offer to a hungry tourist. Enjoy walking down the village or witness the beauty of the busy docks accessed by local and foreign yachtsmen alike, stay indoors or explore the local culture and cuisine of the place Orhaniye is full of surprises! Final destination will be Selimiye Bay for dinner and an overnight stay.
The Selimiye village in the Mugla district of Marmaris is one of the pearls of the Gulf of Hisaronu. The ancient name of this village was Hydas, which got changed 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 hills of the region is in Selimiye, the other one at the top of Sarikaya and the last one has three castle ruins, including the Kizilkoy Asarkale Quarter. The sheep shaped southeastern hills are visited by foreign tourists looking to explore the castle ruins dating back to the Hellenistic era. The tomb in the southern part of the square is located 100 meters offshore from the coast and shows ships the way to the Selimiye. Other areas of interest include a monitoring tower, a lighthouse, a monastery and a theater.
American underwater archeologists and scientists are engaged in researching sunken wrecks in the region and have produced valuable findings that are now exhibited in the Bodrum Underwater Museum. Selimiye is frequented by the Blue Cruise boats. Selimiye Hisaronu Orhaniye are like an indispensable trio. Selmiye is also renowned for its clean sea water, a great bounty of fish, vegetables, fruits, almond and olive trees, the smell of fresh thyme and oregano enveloping the mountains, clean, pollution free air, peaceful environment and warm people.
After breakfast, we will anchor in Dirsekbuku. Dirsekbuku is located between the Gulf in the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Hisaronu. There are many tourists travelling from Bodrum to Marmaris who stop here for rest, which is whey this region is replete with several sheltered bays. In addition, Dirsekbuku offers a great cruising experience, especially if you are exiting the different islands and sailing around Hisaronu in the morning.
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Fethiye Harbor.
The harbor town Fethiye is located at bay surrounded by pine forests in the Gulf of Fethiye. With its sheltered harbor for yachts, colorful bazaars, numerous beautiful beaches and bays rich coastline, gorgeous, partly uninhabited islands, Fethiye for a long time a famous tourist destination.
Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient legendary city Telmesa. Earlier this place was dedicated to Apollo. To IV century BC the city had close economic relations with the Greek island Rhodes , and after the IV century it was included by the Romans in the Lycian state. In the VIII century BC Telmes was renamed Anastasiopolis and in the IX century BC Macri was named. Only in 1914 the city got its real name Fethiye – in honor of a military pilot Fethi Bey, who died in the line of duty.
Lycian rock tombs belonging to ancient kings, are in the center of Fethiye. You can them from almost every part of city.
The main advantage of this resort – a calm sea . 5 km to the northeast of Fethiye are wide Calis beach 8.5 km to the south is the famous Oludeniz beach – " Blue Lagoon ", which is famous for its picturesque scenery. Both beaches offer tourists a wide range of restaurants.
From land Fethiye is protected by mountains covered with pine trees . That`s why there are so popular paragliding – paraglider slow descent from the mountain Babadag seaward.
In Fethiye you can devote time to the classical relaxation: swimming in the sea , sunbathing on the beaches – or plunge into the nightlife. Also here you can go diving , visit the spa , bars, cafes, restaurants and so on.
Our trip is 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 has extensive excursion programs.
During the walk, you will visit the main sights of the city of Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters, an ancient hospital, numerous residences, and street knights. Also, it is necessary to visit the hill of Monte Smith, with a breathtaking view of the old and the new cities, the ruins of the temple of Apollo, the ancient stadium and theater.
The island is really rich about magnificent beaches located on the east coast of Rhodes. The long sandy beach Tsambika is 26 km southeast 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 are located here. There are legends that this place helps to people who want to have a child or family.
Agate Beach is located on the other side of a small hill in the east. Golden sand and shallow waters make this beach ideal for those who would like to take vacation with children.
To get the Acropolis you can either walk or ride 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 throughout 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 majestic place for to spend evening here after sunset. Acropolis decorated with special illumination.
Dinner and overnight staying on the island.
The main settlement of the island was small village Symi. Symi houses are painted with different colors. This fact made this place fantastically beautiful. It is possible to see ruins of fortress of knights, which was constructed on the Acropolis place. In addition, on the top of mountain, the church of the Virgin Mary and fortress are located. If you will have the opportunity, you can visit a museum and an operating monastery Panormitis with magnificent wall painting.
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 Bozukkale (Loryma) is a castle, which is a quadrangle with the city walls and 9 temples. Name Bozukkale 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, it is also used by the Greek forces during the Peloponnesian naval battle. Karor leader of the Athenians gathered all his ships here before kunidusskoy war in 395 BC. The port is used for the preparation of the attack on Rhodes in 305 BC.
Ekincik Bay, Dalyan
Heading to Ekincik. This bay is famous about big blue crabs. 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 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 Dalyan, you can see , the Lycian tombs of kings IV, city of Caunos, Roman baths, a church and an amphitheater.
Second stop yacht awaits us in this day of healing and rejuvenating skin diseases for lifestyle sources. Natural pool filled with sulfurous water and the bottom is covered with healing mud.
Tersane Island (Monastir 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 Harbor for dinner and overnight stay.
You will really surprised when you will see ancient ruins of Hamam Bay! The region is known as a Cleopatra’s Bath, or Sunken Bath Bay coastal tectonics, such as the formation of the bay in the Gulf with many bays. A careful examination of the hill slope behind the bay, which is active in the past, this hill is a crater lake of tectonic structure and reducing water channels, clearly visible from the shore. The monastery dark, pine trees and up the hill from the shore in some places covered with carob trees. Structure of an ancient wall running parallel to the direction of the north-east coast and other small remnants of ancient Lyciare minds me that you are not far from the city. Lydia Network Port can be reached by a hiking trail approximately 1.5 hours.
Domuz Island , Kizil island
After breakfast we will visit one more magic place Domuz Island. Name of Domuz came from story about wild boars lived on this island.
This is a magnificent place for diving ! You can see ancient ruins underwater.
At sunset, the sun hits the stones and turns crimson red in color, a color that resembles the island soil. The island got its name from this phenomenon. There is very little infrastructure on this island. The southern tip of the island has a lighthouse that guides maritime traffic. To the north-west are the Deliktas Islands, ideal for diving and fishing. The red waves off the east coast of the island wash the wide sand beach and are best suited for swimming. Then we will cruise to Arap Island for dinner and overnight stay.
You will leave the gullet with precious memories by 10:30.