See the best of the beautiful turquoise coastline of Turkey and cruise across the Aegean to the Greek South Dodecanese. We will leave Bodrum, cruise to the Greek Islands of Kos, Nisyros, Symi, and Rhodes 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
Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8.
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
Boarding starts by 16:00 from Bodrum Harbor. You will have free time to visit the town’s highlights. Your boat will remain anchored in Bodrum for dinner and overnight stay.
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: GYALI – NISYROS
Early in the morning, we will have a swimming break at a bay of Gyali Island on the way to Nisyros Island. The volcano on Nisyros erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village, located on the side of the crater is constituted with white streets and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional bus tour to the crater (volcano). Your boat will stay here for the dinner and the overnight.
Day 4: SYMI
Our next destination is the charming bay of Nanou in Symi Island where the boat will anchor for lunch and a swim break. We will anchor at Symi Port late in the afternoon. You can see the shoreline with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going to adore Symi Island for its colorful houses and narrow streets with hundreds of stairs.
Day 5: RHODES
We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. The island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. Here you can join our optional old city tour. After dinner, we recommend you to enjoy in Rhodes Town night out.
Day 6: DATCA – PALAMUTBUKU – KNIDOS
We return to Turkey via Datca customs. While your boat is supplying fresh provisions, you may take a walk in Datca Harbor. After we will cruise to Palamutbuku for lunch, you may also take a walk in the village. Today our final destination will be the world famous ancient city of Knidos. You may visit the open air museum after a swimming break.
Day 7: BLACK ISLAND – POYRAZ HARBOUR– BODRUM
We will begin to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay, a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters on the northern side of the island. We will dock in Bodrum Harbor for dinner and 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.
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.