Bodrum Hisaronu Symi Luxury Gulet Cruise
7 Nights / 8 Days
Our luxury cabin charters offer:
- 5-star luxury service
- All inclusive: all meals, afternoon snacks,soft drinks and local beers and wines
- Airport transfers (on cruise departure and arrival dates, other dates can be arranged on request)
- Sailing should our guests wish
- Adjustable A/C throughout
- Spacious cabins
- High quality food
- TV and DVD players
- Great range of water sports and water toys
Route: Bodrum – Gulf of Hisaronu, including the Greek Island Symi
Day 1: Bodrum
Transfer to the lively and historic Bodrum marina and board your luxurious gulet in the afternoon. Your captain and crew will be waiting to welcome you on board to start your gulet holiday.
Spend the first night on board in Bodrum harbour or a nearby bay.
Day 2: Knidos (Cnidus) – Kargı
Depart on your gulet charter and sail across the Gulf of Gokova to the ancient site of Knidos, where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. Knidos is famous in antiquity for the cult of Aphrodite which originated here. The city was built on terraces rising to the acropolis, with a theatre overlooking one of the 2 harbours, temples, one dedicated to Aphrodite, a basilica and also remains of Greek and Roman houses can be seen. Later, cruise onto the beautiful bay of Kargi for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Datça – Symi
Early morning we journey on to the resort of Datça, situated on the southern shore, which has a natural harbour and a promenade with restaurants and bars dotted along. We will then set sail for the Greek island of Symi, , unique in Greece, an outstandingly picturesque island, with rugged terrain, surrounded by blue coves and beaches, aglitter with crystal clear azure coloured waters.Have your camera at the ready as you enter the horse shoe shaped port on your gulet cruise and moor in the fairy tale like harbour. The first sight of Gialos harbour is unforgettable, with it’s Italian style carefully restored neo classical mansions painted in pastel colours rising on all sides. Stroll around the natural harbour, with it’s bars, tavernas and chic boutiques. Sitting above is the village of Chorio with many restored houses set in whitewashed alleys and stepped streets, affording tremendous views over the bay. Certainly worth the steep climb to reach it!The island combines cosmopolitan flavour with old world glamour, tradition and class and is rich in history and culture.
Day 4: Bozburun – Selimiye
In the morning your gulet will depart from Symi harbour and cruise to the island’s western side to the peaceful setting of the Panormitis Monastery of the Archangel Michael, complete with Byzantine frescos. Enjoy a swimming at the Bay of St. George, before returning to the Turkish coastline. of Hisarönü Continue your gulet holiday and sail into the Gulf of Hisarönü re-entering Turkey at the fishing village of Bozburun. It was, at one time the centre of sponge diving along the Turkish coast, but nowadays locals here earn their living by building the typical broad-beamed wooden gulets. Later your Turkish gulet cruise will sail into the wide Bay of Selimiye, one of the natural harbours in the Gulf of Hisarönü. Surrounded by magnificent scenery and largely unspoilt, Selimiye village appears to be frozen in time, an unhurried laidback place.
Day 5: Bencik – Ciftlik Bay
The Gulf of Hisaronu, stretching for 30 nautical miles in to the Aegean sea between the Greek islands of Kos and Rhodes, offers a sailing paradise with late morning winds, deep blue seas with secluded coves, rugged mountains as a backdrop and small tranquil villages. After breakfast, we will head for the deep Bencik Cove. Bencik bay resembles a miniature fjord and is situated at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides the Gulf of Hisaronu and the Gulf of Gokova. The inlet extends inland about 1.5 nautical miles and has tree lined slopes on either side. Later your gulet holiday will take you north to Ciftlik Bay (Aktur), a hidden cove with a small sandy beach, half way up the Datca peninsula.
Day 6: Palamutbuku – Mersincik
After breakfast,we will set sail for Palamutbükü, renowned for its crystal clear waters, fresh fish and delicious locally grown almonds.. Later, cruise to Mersincik in the Gulf of Gokova, an impressive secluded bay, surrounded by high mountains and woods, with crystal clear waters making it an ideal spot to spend the night.
Day 7: Kisebükü – Orak Island – Ada Bogazi
Cross the Gulf of Gokova to the pine-clad Bay of Kisebuku. Take advantage of the calm morning hours sailing smoothly along the Gokova shores. Opt for a stop at Orak Island. Enter into Bodrum harbour during late afternoon, or continue on to the bay of Ada Bogazi for overnight.
Cosmopolitan Bodrum, with its variety of delightful restaurants, popular night clubs, upmarket boutiques and international marinas attracts many visitors.
Take the opportunity to visit the historical side of this resort, the 15th century Crusader castle, containing the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, exhibits ancient shipwrecks raised off the coast of Turkey, and a preserved Carian princess’ tomb dating to the time of Alexander the Great. The remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is located nearby.
Day 8: Bodrum
Your gulet cruise comes to an end with precious memories. Disembarkation by 09:30 after breakfast.
Please note depending on sea and weather conditions, the captain reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
We work with a range of luxury gulets that meet the highest standards. The size of the gulet may vary, but the quality is always the same. Comfortable cabins, spacious deck areas, great facilities, delicious food and excellent service.
Food & Drink
If you think Turkish food is all about doner kebabs, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil dishes, grilled fish and meat and wonderful mezes. The luxury gulet cruise offers the best in Turkish cuisine cooked by our on-board chef.
Included in the cruise price is three daily meals, afternoon snacks, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks.
TV and DVD players
Backgammon, chess and playing cards
Dates and Prices
|Period||Double Cabin||Master Cabin|
|25 Apr – 16 May and 03 Oct – 31 Oct||£750||£1,195|
|16 May – 27 Jun and 29 Aug – 03 Oct||£850||£1,295|
|27 Jun – 29 Aug||£995||£1,425|
•Weekly prices above are per person sharing a double or master cabin on all inclusive basis.
•Single Supplement is 75%.
•Children under the age of 8 aren’t allowed.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• All inclusive accommodation: All meals on board, all soft drinks and local beers and wines
• Return airport transfers (on cruise departure and arrival dates, other dates can be arranged on request)
• All charter & berth taxes, harbour & port procedures
• Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents
• Mooring expenses
• Crew service
• Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival
• Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)
• Yacht insurance (We advise you to take out individual travel insurance)
• Turkish V.A.T.
• Harbour taxes and mooring fees in foreign waters for the yacht
• All port procedures & custom expenses in foreign waters for the yacht
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• Flights (Can be arranged on request)
• Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical sites and museums
Extend Your Holiday
Why not add a few days before or after your cruise and explore Turkey on land as well as sea. We can organise tours to places such as Istanbul, Cappadocia or Ephesus. Alternatively, we can arrange a villa or a hotel for you at a location of your choice. See our Gulet Cruise & Stay page.