View of Bodrum harbor and Castle of St. Peter by night. Turkish Riviera

Bodrum Cruises and Greek islands!

This is one of best itineraries for a gulet cruises. Bodrum cruises and Greek islands!

You will check 2 similar yet different cultures, see several amazing Greek islands along with Bodrum, which is the heart of gulet cruises.

Highly recommended route!

 

Bodrum cruises Day 1: Bodrum

You will spend the first night in Bodrum, which is the center of gulet cruises. A lot of shopping options, historical sights and unlimited places where you can party all night long! Bodrum has become an Eastern St. Tropez. Highly recommended place to visit.

 

 

Bodrum cruises Day 2: Kos

Kos or Cos (Greek: Κως) is a Greek island in the south Sporades group of the Dodecanese, next to the Gulf of Gökova/Cos. It measures 40 kilometers (25 mi) by 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) and is 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from the coast of Bodrum, Turkey and the ancient region of Caria. The island has both fertile plains and mountainous highlands with a population of 30,947. It comprises three municipalities: Kos, the administrative center and largest town (pop. 17,890), Dikaio, and Irakleides. Spending the night on the bay.

Greece Dodecanese Kos the Kefalos bay and the Kastri little island

Bodrum cruises Day 3: Leros

Leros (Greek: Λέρος; Italian: Lèro) is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese prefecture in the southern Aegean Sea. It lies 317 km (171 nautical miles) from Athens”s port of Piraeus, from which it can be reached by an 11-hour ferry ride (or by a 45-minute flight from Athens). Spending the night on the bay.

The island of Leros

 

Bodrum cruises Day 4– Samos

Before arriving in Samos, during for lunch in Patmos.

Samos (Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the North Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by the 1.6 kilometers (0.99 mi)-wide Mycale Strait.

In ancient times Samos was a particularly rich and powerful city-state. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. Samos is the ninth most populous Greek island. The Samian wine was well-known in antiquity and is still produced on the island.

Spending the night on the bay.

Bodrum cruises Day 5 – Patmos

Patmos (Greek, Πάτμος; Italian: Patmos) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex, it has a population of 2,984 and an area of 34.05 km (13 square miles). The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 meters above sea level. The Municipality of Patmos, which includes the offshore islands of Arkoi (pop. 54), Marathi (pop. 6), and several uninhabited islets, has a total population of 3,044 (2001 census) and a combined land area of 45.039 km².

View of Patmos island from Chora, town of Skala, the main port

 

“Patmos” main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala, the only commercial port. Other settlements are Grikou and Kampos. The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. In 1999, the island”s historic center Chora, along with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse, were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.[1] The monastery was founded by Saint Christodulos.[2]Patmos is also home to the Patmian School, a notable Greek seminary.

Patmos is mentioned in the Christian scriptural Book of Revelation. The book”s introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given (and recorded) a vision from Jesus. Earliest Christian tradition identifies this writer as John the Apostle. As such, Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage. Visitors can see the cave where John is said to have received his Revelation (the Cave of the Apocalypse), and several monasteries on the island are dedicated to Saint John.

Spending the night on the bay.

Bodrum cruises Day 6 – Kalymnos

Kalymnos, (Greek: Κάλυμνος) is a Greek island and municipality in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Dodecanese and is located to the west of the peninsula of Bodrum (the ancient Halicarnassus), between the islands of Kos (south, at a distance of 12 km) and Leros (north, at a distance of less than 2 km): the latter is linked to it through a series of islets. Kalymnos lies between two to five hours away by sea from Rhodes. The island is known as Càlino in Italian and Kilimli or Kelemen in Turkish.

In 2001 the island had a population of 16,235, making it the third most populous island of the Dodecanese, after Kos and Rhodes. It is known in Greece for the affluence of much of its population, and also stands both the wealthiest member of the Dodecanese and one of the wealthiest Greek islands overall. The Municipality of Kalymnos, which includes the populated offshore islands of Pserimos (pop. 130), Telendos (54), Kalólimnos (20), and Pláti (2), as well as several uninhabited islets, has a combined land area of 134.544 km² and a total population of 16,441 inhabitants.

Spending the night on the bay.

Kalymnos island in Dodecanse archipelago in eastern Aegean

 

Bodrum cruises Day 7 – Bodrum

Spending the night on the Bodrum.

Bodrum cruises Day 8  – airport

After breakfast, at 10:00 break out of yacht.

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