We’ll board our Gulet mid afternoon. If you arrive early you can leave your luggage at Barbaros Yachting Office. Tonight we’ll enjoy the lights of Marmaris harbour over our splendid dinner.
Day 2 Arabian Island / Bozukkale (Loryma )
We’ll have a briefing about our cruise adventure over breakfast before setting sail to the Arabian Island or Bozukkale. This interesting island was the staging post for numerous sea battles dating back to antiquity. The British traveler and writer Freya Stark visited Loryma and wrote concerning the historical significance of its sheltered harbor:
In the stillness of Loryma we spent the night. The wind could be heard howling outside, against the hills that enclosed our sheltered water as if it were a mountain tarn. Only a fanning ripple touched the centre. The sound of the wind, inarticulate and busy like the world’s voice, gave an illusion of safety, of an unassailable peace. If it could penetrate, how many sleeping echoes would it waken? Athenians from Samos, dodging the Dorian Cnidus, picking up ship’s tackle at Syme, sheltering at Loryma; Conon, before the battle, with his ninety ships; the Roman fleet that dared not face Hannibal in the offing; Cassius, gathering forces against Rhodes, twenty miles away. Each in their turn passed through the narrow opening and felt the sudden calm. In these places, the natural features have remained unaltered; the moments that visit them, fashioned to one pattern by nature itself, drop like beads on a string, through long pauses, one after the other, into the same silence. (The Lycian Shore, 1956)
Day 3 Datça
After the breakfast we will hoist sail to Datça. . The city was founded by the Dors (Dorians) who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The historian Strabon has a rightful saying about Datça’s weather: “God would send his beloved servants to Datça to live longer”. According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen’s disease in Sarıliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datça. You can explore Datça yourself or join the optional city tour. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor in Datça or at a nearby bay.
Day 4 Aktur / Bencik
Bencik harbor has a very small but unique entrance to it and once inside you will fully appreciate the full picture. In 550 BC the locals attempted to hold off the Persian invasion by digging a tunnel between the two gulfs. Impressive at the time but unsuccessful in deterring the Persians.
Day 5 Selimiye / Orhaniye
Today, we will be sailing into the Hisaronu Gulf. For lunch we will dock in Selimiye Bay and for dinner and overnight stay our destination will be Orhaniye. You can join the optional jeep safari in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see a unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called ‘kız kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the ruins of an antique castle and signs of an ancient city.
Day 6 Dirsekbükü Bozburun
Situated on the Turkish coast, this sleepy little village once made it’s existence on sponge diving. The sponge industry is gone and now replaced with beautiful Gulets and wonderful locals.
Day 7 Kadırga / Marmaris
After a hearty breakfast we will sail to Kadirga or Kumlu Bükü . Then comes a swimming break on Paradise Island after lunch. For dinner and overnight stay we will sail back to Marmaris Port.
Day 8 Marmaris
After a final breakfast we say goodbye to our friendly crew and come ashore. We hope you enjoyed your cruise around the Turkish and Greek coastline and islands and we hope to see you again next year!
Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea-coffee & cookies, dinner V.A.T Diesel & gasoline Crew service Transit log & related formalities All charter & berth taxes, harbor & port procedure Mooring expenses Use of equipment on board Bed linen and bath towels Ships water Yacht insurance (we advice you to take your own personal travel insurance)
Prices Do Not Include:
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, table water are extra and could be bought from the bar on board Optional land tours and entrance fees of historical places Airport transfers