Visit one of the most beautiful places in Turkey with this gulet cruise route! Spend your days soaking up the sun, swimming, enjoying in watersports, tours, islands getaways and of course much more! This route is great for those who want to explore interesting locations and for most of the time escape the large crowds and enjoy in more beautiful secluded areas.
“When you reach the top of the hill, you will see Bodrum. Don’t assume that you’ll leave as you came. The others before you were the same, too. As they departed, they all left their souls behind.” -The Fisherman of Halicarnassus
Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı known as the ‘ Fisherman of Halicarnassus’ was the Founder of Turkey’s famous Mavi Yolculuk “BLUE VOYAGES”. A historian, humanist and ecologist, he was one of the country’s most popular writers and has been described as a modern Homer. Taking the lead from the Fisherman, who was Turkey’s first professional tourist guide, this book explores the fascinating history and culture of these magical sailing waters. The Fisherman of Halicarnassus is the perfect companion for a sojourn on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean shores.
Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province; was once a calm small fishing village, themed the stories of famous Turkish author Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı. The Bodrum Peninsula, reachable by plane with the nearest airport being Milas Airport, is known, locally and internationally, as Turkey’s top resort destination, and extends west into the Aegean, bordering the Mediterranean, with more than a dozen towns and villages along its shores, of which the famous Bodrum city, although the largest, is but one of many. Bodrum is also a mix of commercial, the cultural and the unique. It offers something for everyone and is definitely one of the best starting points for gulet cruise. Boarding starts at 16:00 from Bodrum Harbour where you will be welcomed by Goolets representative who will help you break the ice when meeting the crew. On this first day, your boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and stay at the port until the next departure in the morning. If you wish to go on the stroll around the town it is interesting to know that Bodrum has many unspoiled areas rich in natural beauty. However the most eye-catching is Bodrum Castle built in the 15th century, overlooking the harbor and the marina worth of exploring if you are not too tired and up for an adventure. Bodrum has gained the reputation as the center of the Turkish art community with its lively, friendly and Bohemian atmosphere and many small galleries. This community has encouraged an informal day-time lifestyle and a night-time of excitement.
Bodrum city is a great place to start your cruise…
and have a nice overnight stay.
SUNDAY: Orak Island – Çökertme
After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and any additional questions you might have will be answered. After all that you will departure to Orak Island. Once you arrive there you will have an opportunity to swim in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island. This is also a good time to relax on board, read a book, get some tan or stay active and use some watersports. After the active start of the day, you will be able to enjoy lunch and later sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. If the weather conditions allow it and your gulet is suitable it may be possible to use the sail on the way. When gulet is anchored and secured you and your group are welcome to take a short walk on the shore while dinner is being prepared on board.
Relax on board
Take a swim in crystal clear sea at Orak island
…and enjoy to the fullest!
MONDAY: English Harbour
You will experience another excellent day full of many activities. We strongly recommended that you take part in diving, swimming, but also relaxing, sleeping and resting under the shade or sun. On this day you will anchor at English Port for the day and an overnight stay where you can enjoy in romantic sunsets. An interesting fact is a name English Port comes from the time of 2nd World War as the ships of British 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. It’s safe to say you will be secured for a relaxing stay.
Try out traditional food
Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to the English Harbour.
As the day goes by you can enjoy in romantic sunset away from crowds.
TUESDAY: SEVEN ISLANDS – LONG PORT
This is a very popular stop since islands provide a perfect shelter for anchoring and you can do virtually anything you like here, from sponge diving to snorkeling, water sports, and swimming. The area is like a paradise known for its beauty that many visitors around the bay like to enjoy and have a calm rest. You can also go on land and enjoy in a walk around the forests which are filled with pine trees that have a very aromatic scent.
Try out traditional food
Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to the Seven Islands.
You can do virtually anything you like here, from sponge diving to snorkeling, water sports…
Wednesday: KÜFREBAY – SEDIR ISLAND – KARACASÖĞÜT
Küfre is a natural harbor – enjoy of waters sports relaxation and swimming.
Sedir island ; which also known as Cleopatra island where Cleopatra purportedly met Mark Anthony for a lover’s tryst at Cedreae and receieved the shore as a gift. When She mentioned that it had no sand, He sent his fleet to Alexandrea to get some ! The Egytciant sand remains at Cedreae to this day . The island is open – air museum which can be visited ; the inner area has a Dorian – style temple later turned in to church, a 1,500- person amphi theater reminiscent of the pre-Roman era.
Karacasöğüt is a small cozy village in a attractive bay with the slops around dencly covered in pine. After a short walk up the hill for a beautiful view the horizon, you can walk down along the coastline and settled down for shopping or sample the night life.
Sedir island has unbelievable clear water and is like a coastal paradise!
And later on in the day, you will sail to Karacasöğüt village for dinner and relaxing stay.
Thursday: YALI ÇIFTLIK BAY – PAPUÇ BURNU
Yalı Çiftlik village is 30km away from the center of Bodrum with a lovely beach that you can explore, have fun, swim snorkel and simply enjoy!
A real Turkish cultural environment unsullied by touristic clichés. The village itself lives off farming, so is quite rural in style. Here you can truly enjoy a real traditional delicious Turkish meal, prepared locally for locals after a lovely walk around the village. The nose-shaped bay of Papuç Burnu is located North of Bodrum and last place you’ll visit on this day. It is a very good place to anchor, very clear water for swimming, with seabirds in the sky overhead singing…
Relaxing on board
Escape the crowds …
and enjoy on beach and crystal clear, aquamarine blue sea at Pabuc Burnu.
FRIDAY: KARAADA ISLAND
Karaada island is the first and last stop of the day which is only half an hour from Bodrum. Island is covered with pine trees where you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Places like that can’t measure up to standard spa places that is for sure. The coves facing to Kos Island on the south has become a training area for divers and if you are interested in such activity we recommend you to tell us that in advance. The water here is clear and the depths are gradually getting deeper so it is safe for children to swim and enjoy too.
Relax on board
Beautiful Karaada is first and last place to visit on this day.
Your memorable cruise will end at Bodrum.
You will have to leave the gulet with precious memories by 10:00 after breakfast. If you want you can later before heading home further explore the Bodrum. Before you check-out, Goolets representative will come for one last visit on board to check how everything went and if you need any further assistance (transfers, suggestions on how to spend the day till your flight and similar). Also, you can if you feel comfortable, answer to a few of our representative questions on video and leave us a review that will be posted on our official page and Facebook.
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