Ancient mariners plied their trade in the Aegean between Turkey and the Greek islands of the North Dodecanese. Explore with us when we cruise from Bodrum, to the Greek Islands of Kos, Leros, Patmos, Lipsi and Kalymnos before returning to the Turkish coast. The local airport is Bodrum.
|Type of boat:||Cabin with ensuite bathroom on a Standard Gulet for 7 nights/8 days.
Air-conditioning in cabin for up to 8 hours per evening (except when in port)
|Full Board:||Standard Turkish Breakfast, Cooked Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Biscuits, Cooked Dinner starting with dinner on day 1; finishing with breakfast on day 8.|
|Embarkation:||Bodrum Harbour, from 4pm . Saturdays only|
|Disembarkation:||Bodrum Harbour, after breakfast, before 10:00am. Luggage can be stored for you.|
|Optional Excursions:||Rhodes Tour, Turkish Hamam|
|Price per person||Departure Date|
|£445||May 8 – 15 / Oct 16 – 23|
|£565||May 15 – Jun 5 / Sept 25 – Oct 16|
|£695||Jun 5 – 26 / Sept 4 – 25|
|Jun 26 – Jul 17 / Aug 28 – Sept 4
Jul 17 – Aug 28
Juice available as extra
Vegetarians are easily catered for. Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Cabin: 7 nights in a twin or double cabin with ensuite private bathroom
Air-conditioning: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 6 hours daily during hotter months, generally in the evening so you can shower in comfort. Please note the use of A/C in port is strictly forbidden.
Diesel: 3-4 hours cruising per day
Harbour Fees at Bodrum,
Crew: food and wages
Flights: Please book your own flights. Bodrum uses Bodrum airport.
Rhodes Tour: book onboard
Turkish Bath: book onboard.
Drinks: there is a reasonably priced bar onboard stocked with water, soft and alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and spirits. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.
Tips for the Crew. Tips are optional and discretionary – but if you have enjoyed your holiday a suggested recommendation is £40 per traveller for the week
Travel Insurance: please remember to arrange your own travel insurance and provide a copy to the Captain on arrival.
You will need to book your own flights to/from Bodrum airport.
|Private Transfer (1 – 4 pax)|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£55|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Private Transfer (5-14 pax)|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£85|
|Price is for the vehicle|
|Bodrum airport to/from Bodrum port one-way||£11 per person|
We recommend that travellers book their transfers directly with us because occasionally the start/finish ports can change at the last minute due to weather conditions. If transfers are booked with us it is easy for us to ensure travellers are delivered to the correct port.
DAY 1 BODRUM
Cabins are ready from 4pm although luggage can be dropped off earlier if needed. You will have freetime to explore Bodrum town. Service starts with Dinner onboard followed by an overnight stay in Bodrum port.
Day 2: KOS
After your breakfast you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and boat. When the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kos harbor. You may join our optional Asclepion & Zia Village tours or you may also explore the city by yourself.
Day 3: LEROS
We will start to cruise early in the morning to Leros Islands’ famous bay Xirokampos for breakfast and lunch. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. We will anchor in Panteli, located in the East, for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 4: PATMOS
We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swim break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known due to the exile of St. John. You may join an optional St. John Monastery and Apocalypse Cave tour. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Patmos Harbor.
Day 5: LIPSI
We will set sail to Lipsi Island and will have a swim break in one of the many small islands around it. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Lipsi.
Day 6: KALYMNOS
We will take a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalymnos Island and we are going to enter Pothia, the main harbor. The islanders ensured their livelihood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlychadia around the island.
Day 7: AKVARYUM – BODRUM
Returning to Turkey, we will have a swim break at the beautiful waters of Akvaryum (Aquarium) bay where you can see the fish swimming below you. We will be staying at Bodrum Harbor for dinner and our final overnight stay.
Day 8: BODRUM
Disembarkation by 10:00 after breakfast.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, Meridian Travels & Yachting reserves the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. The Captain’s decision is final.
Cabins on a gulet are smaller than you’d expect in a hotel but larger than on a sailing yacht. They are built from wood so might be basic but they are clean and have a small wardrobe with limited storage for luggage. Every cabin has a private en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and hot water in the evenings. One bath towel and one hand towel are provided, please bring your own beach towel.
With plenty of sunbeds on the fore and aft decks choose how to relax; sunbathing, reading, chatting or perhaps you’ll even sleep here under the stars. Meals are usually taken on the aft deck where you have a different view for almost every meal.
There’s a well-stocked bar with reasonably priced soft and alcoholic drinks. Please do not bring your own drinks onboard.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Air-conditioning can be in use up to 8 hours daily, the use of A/C in harbours is strictly forbidden.
Whether you want to stay in a hotel overlooking the marina in Bodrum, a restored farmhouse in a village or a five star hotel complete with rooftop pool overlooking Yalikavak bay we are happy to advise and book for you.