Are you in the mood for exploring? This activity is for you then.
How does it work?
– Your captain takes you to the port, town or city you are interested in.
– You put on your favorite evening clothes
– You step out of the gulet – and you are in the middle of the action.
You can come back to gulet whenever you wish and explore towns in any way that suits your wishes.
Options are truly limitless.
Things to do in Ports & Towns.
- Go out for a dinner.
- Do some shopping.
- Take a walk around city center.
- Visit the famous discotheque in town.
- Take children out to have some ice cream.
- Explore city architecture & history.
- Have an easy going drink and enjoy life.
Best Time to come to Port?
The best answer on this question is this – IT DEPENDS. It depends on:
- How much you like swimming (then you leave bays and go for ports later on)
- The dates you are travelling (in higher season there are bigger crowds and it is harder to get spots – so you should go for ports earlier)
- The size and popularity of a town & port (smaller ports with lots of space are more easy going)
- The captain. How flexible he is, which people he knows in ports and how knowledgeable he is in that particular town.
How long you can stay in ports?
Gulets usually leave ports early in the morning (while you are still sleeping) or they take off immediately after the breakfast to take you to next bay.
If you like the town and you wish to stay there longer it is also possible. But in this cases the rest of your itinerary might be a bit modified.
If you wish to stay in 1 town for 4 days – why not.
The truth about air condition in ports?
Air condition can either work on generator or if the gulet is plugged in to electricity. If you stay in port in usually means gulet will have electricity available all night (in 90% of the cases) and this also means you can have air condition working all the time.
The problem can happen if there is electricity issue in the port. (in some of the ports this can happen due to large number of ships plugged to same thing) Then the electricity is off, air condition will stop working and on lots of gulets captains can not turn on the generators due to the noise it is making. This is a rare problem, but it can happen.
SOLUTION: if you expect a very HOT NIGHT and you are going to a port where this problem can occur – stay on anchor that night and go ashore with a small dinghy or a taxi boat. Gulet will have a generator running (and air condition with it) and you will still be able to explore the town.
The costs of staying in ports?
In Croatia in Greece this costs are always extra. In Turkey they are usually included in price. The costs of staying in ports depends on the size of the gulet and the port where you are staying. The prices range from 50 €/night/gulet and up to 120 €/night/gulet.
VIP SOLUTION: if you wish to be moored to land, escape the crowds and noise and be super comfortable you can also go to Private Marinas. They are great, however the costs are higher. Normally the costs go from 200 and up to 400 € per gulet per night.
ANCHOR SOLUTION: if you wish to explore towns but wish to spend the night away from it all, this is the best. Stay on anchor in a bay near by. The crew transfers you to port. Enjoy for a couple of hours. Then call the crew again. They pick you up and take you back to your gulet.
How many ports can you visit in a week?
Depends on your itinerary, wishes and the weather.
You can visit different town, village, port or harbor every single day.
Or you can stay away and visit maybe just 1 town in entire week.
On most of the gulets the crew needs to visit minimum 1 port in 7 days to buy fresh food & refill water tanks.