BODRUM TO GREEK ISLANDS BLUE CRUISE 8 DAYS
The southern seaside town of Bodrum has a very close proximity to the neighbouring Greek Islands, therefore making it a vey popular blue cruising starting point. Bodrum really is the perfect spot to embark on a Turkish gulet cruise experience. On this particular weeklong blue cruise its time for you to take time out for complete relaxation whilst getting to enjoy fascinating destinations and beautiful landscapes. You will get to visit the beautiful blue and white houses that sit upon a backdrop of vivid blue seas, purple bougainvillea and sights rich in history and character.
This blue cruise visits the islands of Kos, Pserimos, Xerakampos, Leros, Platanos, Lipsi, Patmos, Kalymnos. You will have time to enjoy these islands along with time to swim and snorkel in the many secluded bays and beaches in between. This cruising holiday experience lets you really enjoy the best of Turkey to Greece whilst getting to enjoy what both countries really have to offer. Sample some of the fresh beautiful seafood in each port you pull into or compare coffee styles between the Greeks and Turks. Enjoy a spot of shopping and bargaining with the locals. This cruise will be a gulet holiday you cannot forget! This cruise departs every week between May and October.
The best of the North Greek Islands are going to be the highlight of this blue cruise holiday. Although you will be cruising out on a standard Turkish yacht, you will have no need to sleep under the stars as all cabins come with A/C so you can sleep in the comfort of your own cabin. You will be very spoilt once you are on board your Turkish gulet with the beautiful Turkish hospitality and gorgeous food served up to you each day will really top off your cruising holiday. Bodrum to North Greek islands blue cruise is one of the only few gulet cruise departing from Turkey.
HIGHLIGHTS : Bodrum, Kos, Kalimnos, Leros, Patmos, Lipsi, Psermos
Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights
Gulet Class : Standard With A/C
Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Tea Time + Fruit & Snacks
Drinks : Excluded
Shared Cabins : NO
Today we board at Bodrum Harbour in the afternoon, where you will meet your fellow travellers and crew. Tonight we will have dinner and anchor in the harbour. (D)
BODRUM TO KOS ISLAND
After breakfast we will cruise to Kos Island where you can take a dip at Lambi Beach. After that we will cruise to Kos, where you can soak up the nightlight - Nafklirou St is full of bars, people and life. (B, L, D)
KOS ISLAND TO LEROS
We will have an early start tonight to get to Pserimos Island for breakfast and a swim. After you've been refreshed with a dip in the sea we will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros, a green island with high cliffs and small bays and villages. For lunch we will stop at Xerakampos before cruising to Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port in the east, where we will drop anchor for the night. From here you can reach Leros and the main city Platanos, with its steep and narrow streets and beautiful flowers. If you're feeling active you can take the 300 steps to the Castle of Leros. (B, L, D)
LEROS TO PATMOS ISLAND
In the morning we will cruise to Patmos Island where we will stop for a swim. It was at that St. John completed the last part of 'The Apocalypse of John'. According to Greek mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, the goddess of hunting and young women. There is an optional tour to key places relating to these figures. Or have a walk through the monasteries after breakfast. We will have dinner and stay in Patmos Port overnight. (B, L, D)
PATMOS TO LIPSI ISLAND
After cruising to Lipsi Island we will have a swimming break at one of the small islands in front of Lipsi. Platis and Giolos beaches, with their crystal green waters, are just some of the beautiful beaches found at Lipsi. The capital, in the natural port, has white houses, taverns, cafeterias and restaurants. You can visit the 7th century Church of the Catopanaghia or the 15th century Church of Panopanaghia before heading back to the boat to sleep.(B, L, D)
LIPSI TO KALYMNOS
Before entering Pothia Harbour, the capital of Kalymnos, we will stop for a swim in a gorgeous bay on the way. Enjoy a day at the island's beaches, such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia. We will anchor at Kalymnos for the night.(B, L, D)
KALYMNOS TO BODRUM
This morning we'll cruise to the Turkish port of Turgutreis before a picturesque swim at Aspat Bay where the partially-ruined Castle of Aspat looms above. The cove was a shelter for pirates for many years and the castle was as a way of keeping an eye on them. We will stop for another swim in the beautiful waters of Akvaryum (Aquarium) where you can snorkel and watch fish swimming below. For our final dinner and overnight stay we will return to Bodrum Harbour.(B, L, )
This morning we say goodbye after breakfast. (B)
Please find extra details and information about your cabin charter below.
A standard gulet is provided for this cabin charter. Some may be equipped with air conditioning and will only be used if specified on your cabin charter information and itinerary.Yachts are determined on your arrival. Gulets cannot be predetermined or guaranteed at time of booking. All our yachts have yacht insurance. We advise all travellers to take out their own individual travel insurance.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
-Port and marina fees, taxes and fuel are all included in your cabin charter package price.
-Passengers have the use of all standard yachting equipment on board. This includes snorkels and masks and board games.
-Linen and bath towels are provided on this cabin charter. Please note that you must bring along your own beach towel. The towels on board cannot be used for swimming and sunbaking.
-Entrance fees and optional activities are not included in the cabin charter package price.
MEALS & DRINKS
All meals are included for the duration of your cruise. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and snacks.Drinks are not provided in your cabin charter package. On this cabin charter you may not bring along your own drinks. All drinks including water are sold on board at reasonable prices. A bar tab is setup for the duration of the week. All bar tabs are paid on the conclusion of your cruise.
Allocation of cabins is done on site. All cabins on these cruises are for two people in usually a double cabin layout. Single travellers cannot share cabins with other individuals on the cruise. They must reserve a single supplement cabin. For single supplement prices please email us.All cabins have private bathrooms with toilet and shower
-Your cabin charter is a non-guided tour. There is no local guide on board providing information on the sites and locations.
-Children of all ages are allowed on this cabin cruise. However it is not highly recommended for 1-3 year olds. All children charged at full price.
-For cruises visiting the Greek Islands, all participants must be in possession of a valid passport (expiring not earlier than one month after the cruise ends) and should obtain a Schengen visa if required. It is the passenger’s responsibility to obtain any visas, passports, health certificates or other travel documentation required.
-All efforts will be made to follow this itinerary, however in cases of poor weather and/or sea conditions, this schedule may change. This could include altered daily plans and overnight stops. In these situations all efforts will be made to consult customers on alternative options, no money will be refunded.