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The town of Marmaris is located in the southwest of Turkey in Muğla province. It 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 10 km of Marmaris.
Nature is so generous here; blue and green are mingled as two in one nest. The bay is surrounded by green forests. And a there number of laced 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 castle, old houses and narrow streets in the town are worth seeing. The heart of the town is a little plaza close to the Ferry Dock leading into the old town and Bazar; full of colorful shops, cafes, restaurants.
It is home to hundreds of luxury yachts in the summer months. And a place for blue cruise facilities and all kind of provisions can be found and also available in the anchorages. There are daily Ferry connections to the Greek islands and recently Marmaris became an important International Cruise Ships port.
The main stops of the bays & islands of the Route Marmaris – Hisarönü Gulf – Marmaris with appx. Nautical Mile informations;
MARMARIS – TURUNÇ ( 3 nm)
MARMARIS – IÇMELER ( 2 nm)
MARMARIS – YILDIZ ISLAND ( 2,5 nm)
MARMARIS – KEÇI ISLAND ( 3 nm)
MARMARIS – AMOS BAY (6 nm)
MARMARIS – ÇIFTLIK BAY ( 12 nm)
MARMARIS – KADIRGA BAY ( 9 nm)
MARMARIS – SERÇE HARBOUR ( 24 nm)
SERÇE HARBOUR – BOZUKKALE ( 4 nm)
BOZUKKALE – SÖĞÜT ( 14 nm)
BOZUKKALE – YEŞILIVA BAY ( 5,5 nm)
SÖĞÜT – BOZBURUN ( 10 nm)
BOZBURUN – SELIMIYE ( 8 nm)
SELIMIYE – ORHANIYE ( 7 nm)
ORHANIYE – HİSARÖNÜ BAY ( 3 nm)
HİSARÖNÜ BAY – BENCIK ( 5 nm)
BENCIK – KURUCABÜK ( 7 nm)
DIŞLICE BAY – DATÇA ( 17 nm)
DATÇA – KNIDOS HARBOUR (20 nm)
Where Aegean meets Mediterranian…
Here below you’ll see a Sample Roue Plan for 7 overnights on board Marmaris / Marmaris
*Itineraries can be changed by the captain at short notice according to local forecast conditions for the safety & security of the guests on board.
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.
Marmaris is a very quiet town perfect for relaxation…
… and one of the largest natural harbors in the world!
SUNDAY: AMOS BAY – SERÇE
Amos Bay is surrounded with 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.
Amos Bay offers beautiful sea perfect for refreshed in the bay that is exceptionally attractive.
Bozukkale is a large bay, lying between points; Kale Burnu and Değirmen Burnu, The walls of the ancient city of Loryma surround the port. The bottom is sand-weed. There are restaurants in the bay. Fish menu is advised. They produce their own electricity and they bake bread in the morning. The water is cool and so clean. A rough path goes up to the castle and it is worth hiking to enjoy the scenic beauty in early golden morning or orange colored sunset afternoons.
The castle position almost directly opposite the ancient Greek city of Rhodes lends support to a theory that it was built by Rhodian craftsmen trying to deny the harbourage to enemy fleets.
Bozukkale is a large bay, lying between points; Kale Burnu and Değirmen Burnu.
Colourful streets in old Datca
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. 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 programme.
In the evening you will have free time to visit Datça with its lovely little streets and harbor.
There are nice beaches along the cost. Datça bays are favorite for snorkeling, diving tours, and courses. Windsurf facilities are available. Datça is one of the designated ports for entry-exit formalities. Datça Knidos is an important & famous historical site. As a center of art and culture, Knidos was founded in 400 B.C. by Dorian traders. A temple of Apollo, which was the common sanctuary of Hexapolism was built at Knidos. The city benefited from being located on maritime trade routes.
The ancient theatre with attractive surrounding is impressive. It is well worth climbing up to the light tower for the stupendous view before sunset Ancient Knidos had two harbors; one was the naval base, other was for maritime trade. Knidos was also famous as a center of educational activities. The architect Sostratus, who designed the Pharos lighthouse at Alexandria (one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World), was also from Knidos.
Knidians were renowned mariners – sailing their ships in search of trade – making excellent wine, and for their talent in the arts. The statue of Aphrodite, which stood proudly in her sanctuary here, was crafted by the master sculptor Praxiteles.
Try out traditional food
Enjoy in local bars and caffees
Historic town exploration
Visit and explore the streets of Datca, a small harbor town dating back to Dorian times.
Join an optional excursion to the ancient Knidos, which lies at the west end of the peninsula of Datça.
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 infinite views of Gokova and secluded Hisaronu Bays.
Selimiya Bay is a large bay with several anchorages. There are restaurants with piers along the shore. The houses of the village lie along the shoreline. The restaurants mainly offer fish menus. It is a pretty village with its identity and attractive surroundings. All kinds of fruit and vegetables including delicious almond can be found. The inhabitants are sincere, hospitable and modest. When you stroll around, you can feel the village lifestyle. And the warm welcoming of the locals. A large number of boutique hotels and pensions afford exclusive service for the visitors. Diving tours and courses are organized.
Orhaniye Bay with shores is densely wooded by pine trees. Marti Marina (private yacht marina) stands on your port side at the entry. In the middle part, an island called Kale Adasi with a castle is spotted.
Ruins of Knidos antique natural harbor
Searching for Aphrodite. Where is she now?
THURSDAY: Di̇rsek Bükü – Bozburun
Dirsek Bükü bay provides the best sheltering among the coves on the coast of Hisarönü Bay. There is a cozy restaurant with a quay provides good food and service under attractive settings. The water is so clear for swimming. Dirsek Bükü is one of the enchanted places in Hisarönü, the prevailing wind has a welcome cooling effect in the summer.
Bozburun is an important center and famous in the region for boat building. Quays surround the port. There are cozy restaurants around the port, providing good food and service. Mostly fish menus are presented. A number of bars and pensions are along the shoreline. The sunset is very enjoyable on the deck of your boat.
Dirsek Bükü a place were blue and green sea meets in perfect harmony.
Bozburun lovely place with a special charm to it.
FRIDAY: KADIRGA – KEÇI ISLAND – MARMARIS
Kadirga Bay provides shelter from the breeze and southerly blowing winds. The shore hosts nice shingle beaches. Steep rocks on are impressive platforms for cliff jumping.
Relax on board
Bencik Hisaronu Bay
Trendy village Selimiye
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 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.
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