Relax and fully enjoy in amazing places that Turkey and Greece have to offer in this 7-day cruise experience. It is an ideal choice for people that like to experience as much as possible in a single week. Try Turkish kebab and Greek Gyros and taste the difference between ouzo & raki. Explore the ancient sites and enjoy the best of both worlds. This route truly offers some for everyone, especially if you are keen on exploring, swimming, sightseeing, and action.
The town of Marmaris is located in the southwest of Turkey in Muğla province. It is one of the largest natural harbors in the world and a very attractive holiday spot for tourists from all over the world with regular connected flights. Dalaman / Muğla International Airport is 100km from Marmaris. The bay is surrounded by beautiful nature and green forests and there are a number of coves with attractive seascapes. Marmaris area is filled with many historical sites. According to historian Herodotus, there has been a castle in Marmaris since 3000 BC, which has been converted into a museum now. The heart of the town is a little plaza close to the Ferry Dock leading into the old town full of colorful shops, cafes, restaurants and hundreds of luxury yachts in the summer months.
The nice afternoon will be spent in this beautiful town…
and overnight stay until the next departure.
SUNDAY: Serce & Kadirga Bay
You can only reach the natural harbor of Serce through the sea. “Serce Harbor” is known as a place with lots of archeological findings. The cute Kadriga bay has a light tower and attracts many tourists. Kadirga Bay provides shelter from the strong breeze and southern winds. It is also a popular spot for anchoring but still, it is not too crowded. Kadirga is a peaceful place and you will have a lot of time for swimming or even a chance to windsurf and enjoy other watersports like snorkeling. Later xou will spend your first overnight stay there surrounded by clear water in the bay.
Enjoy in peaceful hidden bays…
and explore the mesmerizing sea bottom too.
Old history, pine forests, olive, almond trees, clean water, lots of fish, are just one of the things that describe peaceful and calm Selimiye. You will cruise through stunning pine enclosed bays to the charming little village of Selimiye. This traditional boat-building village has locals that are very hospitable too so you will feel very welcomed. If you want to experience traditional and “real Turkish” lifestyle then you will love this vibrant tiny village.
Try out traditional food
You will cruise through stunning pine enclosed bays…
to the charming little village of Selimiye.
Bozburun a small seaside fishing town that use to be popular for sponge-diving but nowadays it is popular for gulet tourism. This place truly is a precious discovery, a great place to go for a walk or have a drink with the locals and your group. Also, there are some restaurants to visit, or you can simply take a walk and enjoy pristine Turkey. Bozburun has a special charm to it. Fun fact is that tradition here is still present in a way that gulets here are still being handmade here and most of the locals still sailors and the men of the sea. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Bozburun on this day.
Bozburun a small seaside fishing town that use to be popular for sponge-diving.
Dinner and overnight stay will in Bozburun.
Datça is a small harbor town that dates back to the Dorian times and it is the nearest place to the ancient city of Knidos. Datça has lovely little streets, nice beaches, and bays best for snorkeling, diving tours, and courses. You must also visit the old part of Datca and immerse yourself in history and culture. You will come across Datca houses, beautiful tiny streets with its artistic value. They are the greatest examples of beautiful architecture. Town bays are also perfect for snorkeling and windsurfing with facilities available.
Datca streets are colorful with lots of charming shops.
Datça is a small harbor town that dates back to the Dorian times.
THURSDAY: Rhodes island
After crossing the Greek border, you will explore the beaches that stretch through almost the entire coasts of this amazing island. Rhodes is an island which is ideal for those who want to get away from the crowds and relax but also for those looking for active holidays. Furthermore, this island is a perfect mix of modern and traditional, cultural and archaeological sites so almost everyone will be able to find something they like. A must visit is the Old Town one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the world under Unesco World Heritage Site. There are also lots of diving and windsurfing spots for adrenaline enthusiasts, fast nightlife. Amazing sunsets, and lots of optional guided tours.
Ancient sites exploration
Rhodes is an island which is ideal for those who want to get away from the crowds…
and relax but also for those looking for active holidays.
FRIDAY: Symi island
“Symi” island with its cute neoclassical houses is the most romantic island ideal for sunset watching with cold drink or afternoon swim. It is a lovely island with cozy beaches, pine forests, and olive groves. There are some isolated bays for the monks who live out of the town in monasteries, small agricultural areas, olive groves and there also lots of taverns on the island. We recommend you try out some of the amazing local food they offer.
It is a lovely island with cozy beaches, pine forests, colorful seafront, and olive groves.
“Symi” island with its cute neoclassical houses is the most romantic island.
Check-out will be at 9:00 after breakfast. If you want you can later before heading home further explore the Marmaris. 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).
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.
About Goolets Ltd. Goolets Ltd. is proud to be the number one agency globally for luxury gulet cruises.
We focus 100% on operating world-class gulet cruises for our valued clients, with charters departing from some of the world’s most popular yachting destinations worldwide.
As of February 2019, we have personally inspected well over 700 gulets in countries including Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, the Maldives and the Seychelles.
Indonesia, the Caribbean, Spain, the Canary Islands and Tunisia are next on our bucket list.
We offer bespoke gulet charters to clients who travel from all over the world to experience our service, including Europe, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, among others.
Our gulet charter service provides two stand-out offerings. First, our sales experts – all of whom have collectively spent thousands of cruising hours on board literally hundreds of gulets – offer you their first-hand experience and sound advice to match you with your ideal gulet, at the best possible price. (We never mark-up our charter fees, so you can be assured that when booking a charter with Goolets Ltd, you are getting not only the best boat and the best service, but also the best deal.) Second, our skilled “finalization” operations team fully debriefs and prepares your gulet’s crew for your arrival and assists in the organization of your preferred food and beverage menus, your chosen route, your selected activities, airport transfers, and all the other little details that make the difference, to ensure your cruise is the best holiday experience it can be.
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We look forward to welcoming you on board!