Blue Cruise In The Turkish Aegean And Dodecanese

Blue Cruise In The Turkish Aegean And Dodecanes

Discover a light and easy going private gulet cruise in the Southern Aegean of Turkey. The journey leads you into Greek waters where you will enjoy a splendid visit to one of the most popular islands in the Dodecanese. Symi is a picturesque island, decorated with neo-classical architecture in shades of pastels.

Depending on the time of your arrival to the harbor, your embarkation begins in the lush green and blue paradise city of Marmaris. Boarding is at 3:00 pm. After a brief orientation, you have the choice of setting course away from the Marmaris harbor to the quiet and serene compounds of Cennet Island nearby for beautiful dinner and overnight stay. As an alternative, the Marmaris waterfront offers an array of shops, cafes and bars, as well as a well designed promenade stretching to the next town of Icmeler. Should you decide to stay moored in Marmaris, you will have your first dining experience on board your luxury yacht charter.

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The following morning, depending on your decision of where to overnight, you will either wake up in the harbor or in the tranquil waters by Cennet Island. A fulfilling Turkish breakfast will be served. However you may wish to go for that morning swim while your breakfast is being prepared. Your customs formalities to exit will have been done from the day before (in most cases); and then it’s off to the exciting island of Rhodes – the largest in the Dodecanese.

There are many beautiful beaches some populated with tourists and others not as much. Since your whole day will be spent in and around this island, there are a variety of activities and sightseeing available to you. You can make your visit slow paced and relaxing or full of action. There is something for everyone in Rhodes. From shopping, bars, cafes, clubs, beaches, and historical sites such as the Medieval Old Town where you can see the Palace of the Grand Master and stroll along the cobblestone Avenue of the Knights. Speak to your captain about visiting some of the beaches in Rhodes as this depends on the sea and weather conditions at the time. Lunch and dinner will be enjoyed in Rhodes, followed by an overnight stay.

Day three of your blue cruise travels will lead you during the early morning hours to the impressive island of Symi. One of the most favored islands in the Dodecanese. Once there, you will have the time to explore the ancient sites and stroll about the town. Some travellers have enjoyed renting a scooter to explore the islands places of interest. You and your guests will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner in Symi with an overnight stay.

The fourth day will take you back into Turkish waters. Your first destination will be the charming town of Bozburun. What’s there to do in Bozburun? Other than take in all of the beautiful and peaceful surroundings, enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of any one of the small bays, there are a few other activities to consider. Bozburun is one of the prime locations where Turkish gulets are built. Shipyards and backyards are filled with the quality craftsmanship of these wooden boats. A local tour of these sites may prove to add a bit of culture to your trip. In addition, the town is lovely. There you will find a few charming seafood restaurants and some local shops. Bozburun is where you will enjoy the delights of your meals and snacks. Tea time is especially pleasurable during sunset with the reflections of the boats in the water.

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The second last full day will include two destinations. Bozukkale and Serce Port. Bozukkale is the ancient site of Loryma, dating back to 10 B.C. Here you can explore the ruins of the castle, nine towers and walls. A well preserved site, the views from atop are worth a few captures on camera. There is a great deal of history held in the region. Following a leisure time in Bozukkale, it off for a cruise to port of Serce. It is a small bay where boats choose to moor due to the tranquility. It is also possible to go for a trek to the village of Taslica for a cup of Turkish coffee at one of the local coffeehouse among the villagers.

On the seventh day it is time to complete the return trip to the bay of Marmaris. You have the choice of either spending your day in the beautiful Kumlubuk bay where you will find a good stretch of sandy beach and enjoy a variety of waters sports; or Cennet Island.

After an overnight stay in either Kumlubuk or Cennet island, it is a cruise during the early morning hours to Marmaris harbor. Breakfast will be served and then it’s time to bid farewell to the captain and crew, taking your blue cruise travel memories home with you.

Please note that this itinerary is intended for private yacht charters. Not shared cabin charter cruises.

A Serene Odyssey: Exploring the Southern Aegean on a Private Gulet Cruise

Imagine a journey that effortlessly combines the allure of tranquil Turkish waters with the enchantment of Greek islands. Picture yourself embarking on a luxurious gulet cruise, a voyage that promises relaxation, adventure, and the discovery of picturesque destinations. As the sun-drenched landscapes of the Southern Aegean unfold before you, prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of this region. In this extraordinary blog post, we invite you to join us on a leisurely exploration of the route that leads to one of the most cherished islands in the Dodecanese, the enchanting Symi.

Your journey commences amidst the lush greens and blues of the paradise city of Marmaris, where turquoise waters meet vibrant landscapes. Embarkation begins at the leisurely hour of 3:00 pm, ensuring a smooth transition from the shores to your floating haven. The choice is yours – set your course towards the serene retreat of Cennet Island for a delightful dinner and an overnight stay, or indulge in the offerings of the Marmaris waterfront. Dotted with shops, cafes, and bars, this charming promenade leads you to the neighboring town of Icmeler. Should you decide to remain moored in Marmaris, prepare for your first onboard dining experience, a tantalizing preview of the culinary delights that await.


With the dawn of a new day, you awaken to either the embrace of the Marmaris harbor or the gentle waters surrounding Cennet Island. A sumptuous Turkish breakfast sets the tone for the day ahead, and as the aroma wafts through the air, the call of the sea beckons. Take a refreshing morning swim while your breakfast is being prepared, a moment of pure bliss under the open sky. Customs formalities have been deftly handled, paving the way for your voyage to the magnificent island of Rhodes – a gem among the Dodecanese.

Rhodes, the largest island in the Dodecanese, welcomes you with its inviting shores. From sun-kissed beaches to historical treasures, this island promises a symphony of experiences. Dive into the turquoise waters or stroll along the cobblestone pathways of the Medieval Old Town, where the Palace of the Grand Master stands as a testament to history’s embrace. Your day in Rhodes unfolds at your pace, with options ranging from shopping and sightseeing to leisurely moments in charming cafes and vibrant clubs. As the sun dips beneath the horizon, relish your lunch and dinner in Rhodes, savoring every bite of local cuisine before the island’s secrets unfold under the night sky.

As the third day dawns, the mesmerizing island of Symi awaits, adorned with neo-classical architecture that paints a pastel-hued masterpiece. Stroll through ancient sites, explore charming town squares, or consider renting a scooter to uncover hidden corners. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served against this idyllic backdrop, weaving a tapestry of flavors that mirror the island’s captivating allure.

Returning to Turkish waters on the fourth day, your compass points to the captivating town of Bozburun. Here, tranquility reigns as you indulge in swimming and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. A backdrop of shipyards and backyards filled with masterfully crafted Turkish gulets adds cultural depth to your journey. Explore local seafood restaurants and boutiques, or simply bask in the serene surroundings, letting the gentle lull of the waves be your guide.

Day five ushers in a dual destination delight, with visits to Bozukkale and Serce Port. The ancient site of Loryma, dating back to 10 B.C., welcomes you to explore its ruins. The panoramic views from atop the castle walls are worthy of countless photographs. Serce Port, a tranquil bay, offers the perfect respite. Consider a trek to the village of Taslica, where cups of Turkish coffee await at local coffeehouses, offering a glimpse into the authentic rhythms of village life.

With the seventh day, your voyage begins its graceful return to the Marmaris bay. Choose between the sun-kissed embrace of Kumlubuk Bay, complete with sandy stretches and water sports galore, or the serene haven of Cennet Island. As the sun sets on this penultimate day, the memories you’ve gathered come together in a symphony of beauty and tranquility.

The final morning casts a soft light over your journey as you cruise back to Marmaris harbor. Breakfast is served, a farewell feast that captures the essence of your voyage. With gratitude in your heart, bid adieu to the captain and crew, carrying the cherished memories of your blue cruise adventure home with you.

Please keep in mind that this carefully curated itinerary is designed for those seeking a private yacht charter, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience that transcends shared cabin cruises. Embrace the beauty, the tranquility, and the adventure that awaits on this unforgettable journey through the Southern Aegean’s azure waters.

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