Where Aegean meets Mediterranian: Marmaris – Hisarönü gulf – Marmaris
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SATURDAY: Marmari̇s – YILDIZ and/or CENNET ISLAND
Your cruise starts in Marmaris port with check-in from 4:00 p.m. 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. Later on, you will sail to Yildiz and/or Cennet island for an overnight stay.
SUNDAY: AMOS BAY – SERÇE
Amos Bay is surrounded by pine and olive trees. The citadel, theatre and temple ruins of ancient Amos are on the hills.
There are good depths in the bay for anchorage and it is an attractive stop for swimming. Serçe Harbour has an impressive rocky entrance from the sea. The sparkling, indigo water invites you for swimming. Serçe is protected harbor for yachts anchorage.
Bozukkale is a large bay, lying between points; Kale Burnu and Değirmen Burnu, The walls of the ancient city of Loryma surround the port.
Bozukkale means ’crooked castle’ and the name was given because one side of the castle is actually missing. Bring your camera and capture these wonders! You can further explore 7th century BC ruins that were once part of the foundations of Rhodes and originally established in a region known as Oplosica. Except visiting the remains of the fortress, swimming and sunbathing will be on your daily schedule for sure! The sea here is absolutely crystal clear and super safe. There are restaurants in the bay who produce their own electricity and they bake bread in the morning. The water is cool and so clean ideal for swimming.
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. On your way, you will pass by a fantastic landscape with small islands and huge mountains that are simply breathtaking. You may join an optional excursion to the ancient Knidos, which lies at the west end of the peninsula of Datça is included in the national preservation program. Datça has lovely little streets, nice beaches, and bays best for snorkeling, diving tours, and courses.
WEDNESDAY: BENCIK – SELİMİYE – ORHANİYE
Bencik has a very narrow entrance but a unique nature and view when you get inside. You should take a short walk up to the top of the hill in Bencik, you can see at the same time the views of Gokova and secluded Hisaronu Bays. Selimiya Bay is a large bay with several anchorages. There are restaurants with piers and houses of the village along the shoreline. This is a truly pretty village with its identity, charm and attractive surroundings. All kinds of fruit and vegetables including delicious almond can be found the ideal for a snack before or after lunch. The locals are sincere, hospitable and modest, and when you stroll around, you can feel the village lifestyle.
In the bay of Orhaniye, you will witness the magical movement of the sea-water coming up and down and called as ’Kiz Kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). A sandy walkway in the bay with shallow water makes it look like the visitors are literally walking on the water. You too can “walk on water” and enjoy this unique experience! Dinner and overnight stay in one of the beautiful bays around.
THURSDAY: Di̇rsek Bükü – Bozburun
After breakfast, your blue cruise goes on towards Dirsek Bükü bay that provides the best sheltering among the coves on the coast of Hisarönü Bay. Till the afternoon you will have enough time to explore the turquoise blue waters of this area, enjoy in endless sun and watersports. Once you get tired you can head back on board where delicious lunch will be waiting for you. In the afternoon the small fishing town, Bozburun will be your next stop. 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. Here you can unwind and discover the small streets of the little town with its friendly people. Dinner and overnight stay will also be in Bozburun on this day.
FRIDAY: KADIRGA – KEÇI ISLAND – MARMARIS
Kadirga Bay provides shelter from the breeze and southerly blowing winds. Also known as Kadirga Rock, Kadirga Bay is a favorite among local divers and underwater archaeologists. Here you’ll find massive rocks that rise all the way from the bottom of the sea to 15 meters to above the surface. The main attraction is the ancient amphorae, which are scattered along the bottom and in some cases stuck to the rocks. If you are not keen on diving into depths of the sea you can enjoy in watersports, relaxing on board, reading a book…
The shore hosts nice beaches and many places for cliff jumping.
You will have to leave the gulet with precious memories by 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). 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.