Embarkation in Bodrum harbor around 4 p.m. with welcome meeting and introduction to the crew as well as a briefing about the yacht and upcoming itinerary along sea maps.
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Guests may visit the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Cruise to a nearby bay for swimming, snorkeling and overnight.
Sail to Knidos to explore the many ancient ruins which remain from this former Dorian capital and center to medicine and therapy. Knidos was one of the largest ports in antiquity, with one harbor facing the Aegean and one south opening to the Mediterranean (Praxiteles, one of the greatest sculptors of the ancient world, caused much outrage with his nude statue of Aphrodite, bringing in even more ships and wealth to this number of the Dorian Hexapolis).
The harbor has excellent waters for swimming and snorkeling.
Sail down to Ince Burun for lunch, swimming, canoeing and relaxing. In the afternoon the yacht continues to the small port town of Datca.
The inland ”old Datca” village, a few km from the harbor, is well worth a walk through its paved narrow streets winding their way around old stone houses.
Near old Datca, there is a beautifully restored Ottoman mansion now a hotel-museum ”The Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion”, where you might be tempted to have a drink or a meal.
Overnight in Datca or a bay nearby.
Cruise to Ekincik for a not to be missed engaging tour of ancient Lycia, one of the highlights of a Blue Cruise. Embark upon a flat bottomed, local river boat to visit the environmentally protected Dalyan Delta wetlands, with their beautiful tall reeds and diverse wildlife. Continue on to the ruins of Caunos, including the extravagant Lycian tomb carved directly into the cliff sides. Continue up the river and indulge in the famous mineral mudbaths reputed to bring a rosy glow to the skin. On there turn, visit Iztuzu beach, home to the Caretta Caretta logger head turtles.
Evening in Ekincik Bay.
Recommended Restaurant in Ekincik Bay – My Marina Yacht Club (pre-reservation is a must)