Relax and fully enjoy in amazing places that Turkey and Greece have to offer in this 7-day cruise experience. It is an ideal choice for people that like to experience as much as possible in a single week. Try Turkish kebab and Greek Gyros and taste the difference between ouzo & raki. Explore the ancient sites and enjoy the best of both worlds. This route truly offers some for everyone, especially if you are keen on exploring, swimming, sightseeing, and action.
1.DAY: Marmaris The town of Marmaris is located in the southwest of Turkey in Muğla province. It is one of the largest natural harbors in the world and a very attractive holiday spot for tourists from all over the world with regular connected flights. Dalaman / Muğla International Airport is 100km from Marmaris. The bay is surrounded by beautiful nature and green forests and there are a number of coves with attractive seascapes. Marmaris area is filled with many historical sites. According to historian Herodotus, there has been a castle in Marmaris since 3000 BC, which has been converted into a museum now. The heart of the town is a little plaza close to the Ferry Dock leading into the old town full of colorful shops, cafes, restaurants and hundreds of luxury yachts in the summer months.
2.DAY: Serce-Kadırga Bay You can only reach the natural harbor of Serce through the sea. “Serce Harbor” is known as a place with lots of archeological findings. The cute Kadriga bay has a light tower and attracts many tourists. Kadirga Bay provides shelter from the strong breeze and southern winds. It is also a popular spot for anchoring but still, it is not too crowded. Kadirga is a peaceful place and you will have a lot of time for swimming or even a chance to windsurf and enjoy other watersports like snorkeling. Later xou will spend your first overnight stay there surrounded by clear water in the bay.
3.DAY: Selimiye Old history, pine forests, olive, almond trees, clean water, lots of fish, are just one of the things that describe peaceful and calm Selimiye. You will cruise through stunning pine enclosed bays to the charming little village of Selimiye. This traditional boat-building village has locals that are very hospitable too so you will feel very welcomed. If you want to experience traditional and “real Turkish” lifestyle then you will love this vibrant tiny village.
4.DAY: Bozburun Bozburun a small seaside fishing town that use to be popular for sponge-diving but nowadays it is popular for gulet tourism. This place truly is a precious discovery, a great place to go for a walk or have a drink with the locals and your group. Also, there are some restaurants to visit, or you can simply take a walk and enjoy pristine Turkey. Bozburun has a special charm to it. Fun fact is that tradition here is still present in a way that gulets here are still being handmade here and most of the locals still sailors and the men of the sea. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Bozburun on this day.
5.DAY: Datca Datça is a small harbor town that dates back to the Dorian times and it is the nearest place to the ancient city of Knidos. Datça has lovely little streets, nice beaches, and bays best for snorkeling, diving tours, and courses. You must also visit the old part of Datca and immerse yourself in history and culture. You will come across Datca houses, beautiful tiny streets with its artistic value. They are the greatest examples of beautiful architecture. Town bays are also perfect for snorkeling and windsurfing with facilities available.
6.DAY: Rhodes Island After crossing the Greek border, you will explore the beaches that stretch through almost the entire coasts of this amazing island. Rhodes is an island which is ideal for those who want to get away from the crowds and relax but also for those looking for active holidays. Furthermore, this island is a perfect mix of modern and traditional, cultural and archaeological sites so almost everyone will be able to find something they like. A must visit is the Old Town one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the world under Unesco World Heritage Site. There are also lots of diving and windsurfing spots for adrenaline enthusiasts, fast nightlife. Amazing sunsets, and lots of optional guided tours.
7.DAY: Symi Island “Symi” island with its cute neoclassical houses is the most romantic island ideal for sunset watching with cold drink or afternoon swim. It is a lovely island with cozy beaches, pine forests, and olive groves. There are some isolated bays for the monks who live out of the town in monasteries, small agricultural areas, olive groves and there also lots of taverns on the island. We recommend you try out some of the amazing local food they offer.
8.DAY: Marmaris Check-out will be at 9:00 after breakfast