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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, transfer from the gulet to your hotel in Bodrum to check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Fly Bodrum to Istanbul to meet your international departing flight or continue onward to Cappadocia to see its incredible fairy chimneys and unique landscape.