- Cruise Aegean Greece and Turkey in a boutique style gulet
- Island hop to reach secluded bays, historical sites, and quiet harbours
- Visit the Dodecanese Islands, a collection of tranquil islands between Patmos and Kalymnos
- Explore the footprints of cultures from the Greeks and Romans to 20th-century Italian bureaucrats
By choosing to cruise around Greece and Turkey you access some of the best parts of these countries. With the ability to moor away from harbours and large resort complexes, one can enjoy the pristine and peaceful locations along the coastline. Staying on a boat means no carrying luggage, no catching ferries and no need to pack and unpack as you move around.
Experience the comforts of a five-star private yacht at an affordable price by booking on a cabin basis. The boat is not privately chartered so will have a set departure date which is normally a Saturday. This sailing option is normally available between May and October, excluding August.
The yachts vary in size from four to eight cabins with the maximum capacity of 17 people onboard MS Flas VII. A professional crew prepare exquisite cuisine onboard, whilst time spent onshore includes imaginative excursions and hiking opportunities.
What is a Gulet Holiday?
A fixed departure cruise on a luxury gulet offers five-star comfort and luxury amenities at a more affordable price than a private charter. The guests you join on board are international, bringing together like-minded travellers, often of similar ages, in order to create the best-shared experience possible. Children from eight years upwards are welcome. An advantage of joining a fixed departure is the knowledge that there are no additional costs for fuel, meals or beverages. However, the on-shore sightseeing is optional with a small local payment for entrance fees where required.
Aegean Bodrum and the Dodecanese Islands
The Aegean Coast around Bodrum offers some of the most pristine and beautiful bays and coves. The Blue Voyage was first made famous here where crosswinds are excellent for sailing, the idyllic bays are secluded and fringed with dramatic pine forested coastlines. The Dodecanese are a loose collection of islands in the Aegean Sea, situated off the west coast of Turkey, between Patmos and Kalymnos. These islands offer a tranquil, picturesque charm that has almost vanished from many of the better-known Greek island resorts. The footprints of cultures from the Greeks and Romans to crusading medieval knights, and from Byzantine and Ottoman potentates to 20th-century Italian bureaucrats are all found here, along with many remote islands that are begging to be explored.
On this cruise, embarkation will be at Bodrum, where the cruise departs for Greek waters and the small island of Kalymnos. Over the next few days enjoy exploring secluded coves, swim and snorkel from the gulet yacht, go ashore and walk the traditional harbours with crusader castles and local handicrafts. Evening meals are a mixture of dining in authentic tavernas and meals on board the boat. Try fresh octopus and unique Lerian specialties. Cross back into Turkish waters at Turgutreis and sail into the Gulf of Gokova.
Disembarking again in Bodrum, transfer the short distance to your chosen hotel. Stay a further three nights to allow ample time to discover the Bodrum Peninsula, the ancient city of Halicarnassus and Ephesus. Explore the growing success of Turkish wines with a visit to Karnas Vineyards near Bodrum. A private guide and driver will be arranged for you to maximise your experiences on Turkish mainland.
PRIVATE GULET CHARTERS
If you are planning a multi-generational holiday or celebrating in style why not privately charter a luxury gulet in Turkey for group sizes from four to seventeen.
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