Discover all the amazing islands that Turkish and Greek coast has to offer! Have your days filled with joy, hours spend on the beach, fun and interesting never-ending activities! With this route, you’ll get to experience the local life, amazing food and truly have the best holidays of your life. Continue reading and discover all the details!
Bodrum is the perfect starting point for sailing the Aegean coast of Turkey and your check-in will be from 4:00 PM. The Gökova Gulf is acknowledged to be one of the best cruising areas in Europe! With crystal clear waters, warm weather and continuous blue skies, good anchorages and friendly people, this coast has all the things you need for good start of the cruise. You will also meet your crew and get familiar with your gulet yacht. Later on, after a nice welcome, you can explore one of the 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. After first impressions settle down you can relax and spend your night here under a starry night with amazing meals served by your personal Chef.
Bodrum is an amazing town perfect for relaxation…
and first calm overnight stay.
SUNDAY: Kos Island
In the lovely morning, you will be served with a rich breakfast and after you will head to Kos Island. This island is really well worth visiting and it’s the third largest island of The Dodecanese! Nature lovers will also quite enjoy this island since it is a very green island with excellent infrastructure and roads lined up with palm trees. Absolute must visit are ancient ruins of the city that are numerous and remarkable, like Castle of the Knights, huge tree of Hippocrates… If you are not keen on walking to one of many archaeological sites around the town, you can rent a bike and do cycling. On Kos, another option to spend your day is by enjoying the finest beaches in the Dodecanese islands of Greece.
In the lovely morning, you will be served with a rich breakfast and after you will head to Kos Island.
…on this day be ready to take many amazing photos and explore nature!
MONDAY: Pserimos Island – Leros Island
On Monday you will cruise to Pserimos Island early in the morning. Pserimos is an islet located between Kos and Kalymnos, quite close to the Turkish coast. The island itself is a popular destination for tourists who arrive from Kos on small excursion boats. Pserimos is actually a good destination for all those wishing to avoid too busy organized beaches of Kos or Kalymnos. The beach is wide, sandy with shallow waters suitable for kids. It is also well sheltered in the deep bay and lined with beachside tavernas and cafes that catch the daily trade. Nearby there is a small harbor for boat mooring where you can take a walk before departure on to Leros.
Leros is an island ideal for a quiet holiday and getaway. It’s an absolute evergreen, with many inviting coves and beautiful sandy beaches. Island relaxes the visitor with its tranquil landscapes, and since is not very touristic you will be able to fully rest. Here you will spend your night and enjoy in lovely dinner on board.
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Try out traditional food
Leros is an island ideal for a quiet holiday and getaway.
Pserimos is actually a good destination for all those wishing to avoid too busy organized beaches of Kos or Kalymnos.
TUESDAY: Patmos Island
Visitors of Patmos Dodecanese island today are split into two groups, the first half that still come to the island because of its religious significance and the second half comes here to enjoy the lovely beaches, the serenity and the unique character of the island and its people. Patmos is a quiet island at night, but a busy lively town by day for the many cruise ships that have made it a port of call. Patmos is a spectacular island that won’t leave you unsatisfied! Island is quiet, uncomplicated and intimate there is no rush and everything is easy going. Although it doesn’t offer white sandy beaches it has deep, crystal clear bays and coves with pebble beaches and small local restaurants that have a special charm. Here you will spend the rest of your day and fill up your batteries until the next morning.
Try out traditional food
Enjoy in watersports
Patmos is a spectacular island…
that won’t leave you unsatisfied!
WEDNESDAY: Li̇psi̇ Island
Lipsi is a tiny island covered with whitewashed houses and little churches with blue domes. It is a typical Greek island by its looks, but cars are here almost non-existent so you can freely enjoy in authentic local lifestyle. On the stunning island of the Dodecanese during the day you can watch the fishermen, enjoy on the beach, eat the most amazing Greek cuisine or simply relax on the boat. Island is popular but not overpopulated, there is always something going on and you will surely stumble across some local festivals, cultural traditions, religious ceremonies or something else. Don’t forget your camera because these moments should be captured for sure!
Try out traditional food
Escape the crowds at Lipsi island…
swim in the clearest sea and enjoy in some watersports!
THURSDAY: Kalymnos Island
Despite the fact that Kalymnos is a small island, it offers a variety of interests and activities and is worth a visit for many reasons. Kalymnos Island is best known as the island of sponge divers. Although tourism scene is growing you can still see the sponge fishermen at work even today and you can still experience the traditional way of life. We recommend going for a nice walk, swim in beautiful caves, and dare to discover lovely beaches and unspoiled scenery. For example, the hidden gem is village Vathi in the beautiful green valley. Due to mountains that frame the landscape of this island, mountain climbing is popular among many! Also, most of the beaches of Kalymnos are equipped with water sports facilities so everyone will find something they like. One more thing that shouldn’t be missed is experiencing the wonderful sunsets over the tiny island Telendos. After such active day the best way to relax is to head on board, and eat some delicious meals on board.
Relaxing on board
Kalymnos is a small island…
but it offers a variety of interests and activities and is worth a visit!
FRIDAY: Turhutrei̇s – Aspat – Akvaryum Bay
Turgutreis is a Turkish town offering many activities, beautiful scenery especially famous for its sunsets. Here you will discover many lively shops, local bars, and restaurants, not to mention a contemporary marina with modern boutiques and waterfront restaurants. For relaxation you can head to one of the many beaches are within an impressive beauty. Waters are shallow few first meters which make beaches extra safe for children too. For exploration and bit of hiking, you will head to the Aspat Bay Link and the Venetian castle located on top of a hill in Aspat. A narrow footpath leads you up the hill to the ancient ruins of the castle, which was burnt centuries ago, but still bears a unique grandeur. Aspat is among the most popular destinations for boaters. Akvaryum Bay is where you will spend your overnight before heading to Bodrum where you will have your check out.
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Turgutreis is a Turkish town offering many activities, beautiful scenery especially famous for its sunsets
Akvaryum Bay is where you will spend your overnight before heading to Bodrum where you will have your check out.
Check out will back at the Bodrum, till 10:00 AM and then it will come time to say goodbye to your crew and Captain. 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.
MATCHING THIS ITINERARY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE GULETS
Not every gulet owner & captain is the same or will cruise this route in the same way. Some owners may prefer to stay most of the evenings on the anchor, while others will seek small pier and tie the gulet there. One owner might show you 4 different bays and towns in a day, while others will stay in the same place for the entire day. Some captains prefer to arrive at ports early – while some do it later. Everyone has their own ways.
The most important thing for you is to realize what YOU LIKE – finding the gulet that can make your wishes a reality.
We will help you with this process. We are experienced, and we know each which owner will suit each of the groups and make them super happy.
So let us know about your wishes and keep in mind that small details (as mentioned above) – will make your cruise an incredible experience.
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