Bodrum- South Dodecanese – Bodrum

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.

 

What you need to know

 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

Availability & Price 2020 – Saturdays

May 16 – 23

May 30 -Jun 6

£630

£760

July 11 – 18

July 25 -Aug 1

£960

£1145

Sept 5 – 12

Sept 19 – 26

£960

£760

June 13 – 20

June 27 -Jul 4

£760

£960

Aug 8 – 15

Aug 22 – 29

£1145

£1145

Oct 3 – 10£630

 

  • Price is per person. Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin cabin
    * There is an additional fee of 100 Euros pp for Greek port fees. Payable on arrival onboard
    * Single occupancy cabins not available for this trip
    * No children under the age of 12
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Flights &
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What’s Included

Lunches, 7 dinners starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on day 8.

  • Breakfast: Turkish breakfast cheese, eggs, olives, jams, local honey, bread, tea, coffee
  • Lunch: A cooked lunch followed by fruit.
  • Afternoon tea & biscuits
  • Dinner: includes Mezes, main course, salad and dessert of fruit
  • 0.5lt bottle of water per person at every meal. 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

What’s Not Included

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.

The Headlines!

  1. All payments you make to Meridian Travels & Yachting are non-refundable, please check the terms and conditions before making your booking.
  2. After paying your deposit, if the departure is not guaranteed your deposit will be refunded by Meridian Travels & Yachting.
  3. It is a condition of booking that you have Travel Insurance. You are recommended to book your travel insurance when you have paid your deposit.
  4. For full terms and conditions click here
  5. If you have any questions about the holiday please email 

Flights

You will need to book your own flights to/from Bodrum airport.

Transfers

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
Shuttle service:
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.

 

Itinerary at a glanceAccommodationWhy not extend your stay

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.

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