Bodrum – Gokovas – Bodrum Route description!
Day 1: BODRUM
Boarding on one of many Bodrum cruises gulets starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. Guests who arrive early can leave their luggage at our office. On the first day, our boat will be anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city which was called ‘Halicarnassus’ was the birthplace of Herodotus; the ‘Father of History’ who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ‘Mausoleum’ of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum 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. ‘Myndos Gate’ through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss to visit. Bodrum Gokova Bodrum cruise will be full of possibilities already in the first day of your adventure.
Day 2: ORAK ISLAND – ÇÖKERTME
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the Bodrum cruise itinerary gulet will follow and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoying lunch, we will then sail to Çökertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and overnight stay. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.
Day 3: SEVEN ISLANDS – KÜFRE – UZUN LIMAN (LONG PORT)
Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to Seven Islands. You will experience another excellent day on “Bodrum cruises” itinerary in the Seven Islands Region. In this region which is full of many small islands and coral reef; it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests which are filled with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Küfre Bay. Then we will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port) for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: TUZLA – LÖNGÖZ – KARACASÖĞÜT
The gulet will be anchoring at Tuzla Bay to enjoy a swimming break in the turquoise-blue waters. Morning swimming will become a part of your daily activities. For lunch, our captain will cruise to Löngöz Bay; another place like paradise which is sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch, you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba’s local shed-like cafe. Then our boat will sail to Karacasöğüt village for dinner and spend the night. This lovely village is located at 25 km away from Marmaris. Therefore, it is possible to visit Marmaris via ‘dolmuş’(mini buses) if you want. We also have optional tours to Marmaris or Dalyan – Caunos for those wishing to explore these places. The guests who joined for ‘Mini Cruise’ may leave the boat here.
Day 5: CLEOPATRA ISLAND – ENGLISH HARBOUR
The Mini Cruise guests whose reservations are over will have left the boat before 9:30 a.m. The new guests joining us for Mini “Bodrum – Gokova – Bodrum” Cruise must board the boat by 10:30 a.m. Then we will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) Island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievably clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city walls, the temple from the time of Dorians’ reign (later restored as a church), the amphitheater with 1.500 guest capacity and some vaulted historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra Beach, located on this island, has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth, King Antonius brought the sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. Later we will cruise to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the time of 2nd World War when the ships of English Navy forces used to dock here. In this area, there are so many small and large bays which are suitable and sheltered enough to anchor for the boats.
Day 6: KARGILI – KİSEBÜKÜ (ALAKIŞLA BÜKÜ)
We will be in Kargılı Bay (Molla İbrahim Bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebükü (Alakışla Bükü).You can see the ruins of Byzantines. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.
Day 7: PABUÇBURNU – YALIÇİFTLİK – BODRUM
We will sail to Pabuçburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yalıçiftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those guests wishing to experience local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day’s dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: BODRUM
The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast. Bodrum gulet cruises will make you want for more. Welcome back next year!