Marmaris - Marmaris and Islands
Marmaris Gulet Rental, Marmaris Yacht Rental Turkey
|Day 1 : Marmaris
Boarding starts from 3:30pm and the service starts immediately with drinks and dinner while the yacht overnights in Marmaris Harbour on the waterfront. Step ashore to enjoy a stroll through the old town and the nightlife.
**(According to your request , you may also spend the overnight on a closer bay ,rather than staying on the port.)
|Day 2 : Arab Island - Bozukkale
While ou are enjoying breakfast Guletbookers staff will welcome you and inform you about the cruise programme and safety procedures of the yacht. Once your captain has completed the port departure procedures, you will start sailing to the Arab Island (Arap Adasi). After lunch and a swimming break the gulet sails on to Bozukkale bay where dinner is served at the overnight mooring. The Turkish name Bozukkale means \'crooked castle\' refering to the ancient citadel’s ruined walls. However in ancient times it was the powerful city of Loryma which with its geographical situation and protected bay was an important port of the Rhodian Peraia (the mainland possessions of Rhodes (167BC-2nd C AD). Rhodes Island is visible just 20 miles away.
|Day 3 : Bozburun- Bencik
After breakfast the gulet rounds the cape to sail in the Hisaronu Gulf. You will to come to Bozburun , now a charming and popular small fishing town, but once an isolated port for the sponge-diving trade early in the 20th century. That hard life was abandoned when disease struck the sponge beds (sponges are a form of algae) and stocks declined. Nowadays the people have replaced their old livelihood with building and sailing gulets for tourism. Your next stop will be Bencik Bay; a very narrow mouthed bay but with a unique view once you get inside. This is the site of an ancient unfinished canal. Under their general Harpagos the Persians came to conquer the Datca Peninsula in 550 B.C as part of their greater invasion along the Aegean. The Cnidus people wanted to link both gulfs by digging a channel between to make one defensive island but the city was conquered by the Persians before they could complete it. The evening dinner and overnight stay will in Bencik Bay.
|Day 4: Bencik - Datca
The gulet moves on to Aktur after breakfast for a swim and lunch, then sails along to the largest town on the Datca (or Resadiye) Peninsula where the captain docks the gulet in Datca harbour for fresh supplies. Named as Cnidus(Knidos) it was moved to the tip of the peninsula, where the ruins of the city are being excavated. Datca was refounded in modern times around the safe harbour. You can explore Datca either by yourself or join the optional tour** to Cnidus the ancient city, and the home of the Aphrodite cult. Dinner and overnight take place in Datca or in a nearby bay. You may like to take a walk in the port town as it has a distinctive charm.The city was founded by the Dorians who came across the Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C.
|Day 5 : Datca- Symi
The day starts early to cruise across to the closest Greek Island of Symi which lies in the gulf. A rugged island with steep cliffs that protect some small beaches and bays, there are some breathtaking spots to drop anchor and have a swim. But dinner and overnight will be spent in the small harbour of the one and only town on the island Symi, where beautiful Neo-Classical houses rise up the steep slopes from the waterfront. The island was also famous for the sponge-diving trade as can be seen in the small shops and boutiques. Enjoy an evening stroll in the typical island atmosphere after dinner aboard.
|Day 6: Symi- Rhodes
An early start from Symi harbour means breakfast can be enjoyed at a peaceful bay along its coast. The gulet will sail along Symi coastline and then across the straits to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Mooring the gulet in Mandraki Harbour beside the walled medieval Old Town of Rhodes, allows you to have dinner at quayside and enjoy exploring the old laneways and the bustling town in the afternoon and at night.
|Cruise Day 7: Rhodes- Mamaris
An early start from Rhodes Harbour to cross the straits between Rhodes and the Turkish mainland takes you along the coast leading back to Marmaris Bay. The captain will sail to Kadirga or Kumlu Buku after breakfast. After lunch you will take a short swimming break at Paradise İsland before the cruise finishes with the final dinner and overnight in Marmaris Port.
| Day 8 : Marmaris A Marmaris harbour breakfast and then it is time for farewells to your crew and the gulet before disembarking before 10:00am.
|***Itineraries are subject to local weather conditions and may, for the safety of the passengers and boat, be changed at short notice by the captain, whose decision in such matters is final. The passenger’s personal interests may be discussed and included in the itinerary if possible. All sailing times are approximate.
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