Turkey & Greece by Private Gulet
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*Charter pricing is based on a variety of factors including season, number of travelers, vessel, number of nights, etc.  Please contact us to discuss.

Quote will include accomodations, ground transfers, sightseeing and admissions, services of a private guide and breakfast and additional meals, per itinerary.

Quotes do not include international air; visas or passport fees; meals not indicated on itinerary; gratuities; items of a personal nature.

Trip Overview

Charter a yacht or gulet for an exquisite private holiday, sailing in brilliant turquoise waters along the Aegean coasts.  The Turkish Riviera spans more than a thousand kilometers of shoreline with busy ports, resort cities and ancient towns to explore.  This experience is perfect for families and couples who travel together.  

We recommend beginning in Istanbul to experience the culture and see historically significant sights in the city prior to sailing. The roundtrip itinerary from Bodrum begins in Greek waters, visiting Symi Island and Rhodes.  Then continue to Dalyan, located along the southwest coast of Turkey before returning to Bodrum Harbor.  

Continue onward to Cappadocia to see the fascinating "fairy chimney" landscapes, which are particulary stunning to look down upon from a hot air balloon flight.  

 

Points of Interest

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Ancient Port City of Bodrum

Explore the rich history of Bodrum, which dates back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called Halicarnassus and was the birthplace of Herodotus, the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C.  Bodrum is home to the Mausoleum of King Mausolus (350 B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  See the Amphitheatre, the only remaining classical structure in Bodrum, which still hosts many shows and concerts. Another place to visit is the landmark of the city, the Castle of Saint Peter.  It is one of the best-preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. Also visit Myndos Gate through...

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The Greek Isle of Rhodes

With warm weather for 300 days of the year, Rhodes is a popular holiday destination in the Greek Isles.  The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is one of the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval city.  Rhodes has been the cradle of many civilizations; starting with the knights of St. John in the Middle Ages, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus, the island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. The main port of Rhodes is Rhodes City which bears the same name as the island, and offers travelers a combination of history, beauty and nightlife.

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The Town of Delyan

Dalyan is an unspoilt village on the Southwest coast of Turkey, surrounded by pine-clad hills, cotton fields and miles of untouched coastline. It is close to the Lycian rock tombs carved out of the local cliffs 2,500 years ago. These fascinating tombs can be viewed from Dalyan across the river, and provides some amazing photo opportunities. Also nearby are the mud baths, rich in magnesium and important minerals that promote health and well being.  Also explore the area known as Turtle Beach, where loggerheads nest and lay their eggs.    

Itinerary

  1. Arrive in Bodrum.  Transfer to the pier to board your private gulet.

    Sail three hours from Bodrum to Knidos, where Aphrodite'smonument is located. Walk along the shore to see ruins, and return to the boat to enjoy dinner onboard.

    Overnight in the harbor. 

  2. After breakfast, sail to the Datca Peninsula.  

    Stroll along Datca Harbour and a look around the small town, while the captain clears customs in Greece.  Then set sail to Symi Island and anchor near  Symi Harbour, one of the most beautiful in Greece.  Enjoy lunch and a swimming break.

    Anchor at Symi Port early in the evening.  Take in the neo-classical homes, pine and oak forests and unique bays of Symi Island where you will anchor for the night.

  3. Cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. 

    Spend the day exploring the city, which is a popular holiday destination with many activities, shops and cafes.  We suggest dining out and enjoying the nightlife before returning to the boat for the night. 

  4. Early in the morning, sail for Marmaris.   

    Spend a few hours exploring the marina, the bazaar area and visit the small hilltop castle, while the captain completes customs formalities for returning to Turkey.  

    After the formalities are completed, set sail for Ekincik.  Once anchored, you may explore the area surrounding Dalyan.  See the ancient Lycian tombs carved into the rock, spend some time in the mud baths and see the famous Turtle Beach where Loggerheads nest and lay their eggs.

  5. Set sail early in the morning to avoid the winds that can sometimes come into Ekincik Bay, and enjoy breakfast en route as you sail along the coast, stopping in some small coves for swim breaks. 

     

    Return to Bodrum harbor in late afternoon.  Dine onboard and enjoy the evening at leisure.  Overnight anchorage in Bodrum.   

  6. After breakfast, transfer from the gulet to your hotel in Bodrum to check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. 

  7. Fly Bodrum to Istanbul to meet your international departing flight or continue onward to Cappadocia to see its incredible fairy chimneys and unique landscape.

Accommodations

Traditional Gulet

A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel with powerful diesel engines supported with sailing power.  Although they have been used for fishing and cargo, the early history of gulets is generally unknown. Today they are popular as a private and relaxing way to spend a holiday.   Depending on its size, the number of passengers on a gulet may vary from eight to twelve people based on double occupancy. Staterooms are comfortable with modern conveniences.

Barbaros Bay Kempinski Hotel

The Cliffside location of the Barbaros Bay Kempinski Hotel offers a magnificent view which blends perfectly with its elegant architecture. Each room has its own balcony or terrace to enjoy the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea. The Spa is one of the largest spas in the Mediterranean, the biggest infinity pool in the region and the finest service available are some of the signature details of this glorious property.  Guests are pampered by a choice of dining experiences - delicious Aegean cuisine in Olives, authentic tastes of Eastern Asia in Saigon Club, contemporary Italian fare in La Luce, seafood in Barbarossa and scrumptious snacks and cocktails at either The Pool or Bar Blue.   Full service charters include food and beverages, cleaning and entertainment.  
 

Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Located on the shores of the Bosphorus, facing the Asian continent and overlooking the ancient city the Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers a one-of-a-kind experience with its historical ambience, luxurious facilities, award-winning fine dining and impeccable service.  The infinity swimming pool lets you feel as though you are floating on the Bosphorus, and the authentic Turkish hammam will have you relaxing like a sultan.  The Gazebo Lounge is the spot “to see and to be seen” in the city. The award-winning Tuğra Restaurant & Lounge offers ‘the ultimate Ottoman dining experience,’ complete with timeless palatal rituals. Laledan Restaurant is famous for having the city’s best breakfast and brunch on Sundays.  The Bosphorus Grill is a delicious outdoor summer grill restaurant right on the shores of Bosphorus

Argos in Cappadocia

Located in the heart of Cappadocia on the site of an ancient monastery in Old Uçhisar Village, Argos in Cappadocia has carefully restored the remains of historical dwellings, underground tunnels and caves to offer an unsurpassed place to stay and experience this magical land from a unique perspective.  Living spaces are interconnected with luxuriant gardens and sun-soaked terraces that afford panoramic views extending from the foothills of Uçhisar Fortress to Güvercinlik Valley.  Enjoy Seki Restaurant and Lounge on property.   At SEKI’s cellar, you will find a majority of the best wines from Anatolia, attend tastings and get detailed information on Anatolian winemaking and Turkish winemakers.

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