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					 BODRUM – KOS- SYMI – MARMARIS

DAY 1 : Bodrum

Boarding starts at 3:30 p.m. from Bodrum Port. On the first day, our boat will be anchored
at Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the
12th century B.C. The city which was called ' Halicarnassus' was the birthplace of
Herodotus; the ' Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The ' Mausoleum' of
King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city.
The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the
oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many
shows and concerts for the art-lovers in Bodrum. Another place that you should visit first
at your arrival in Bodrum is the landmark of the city 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the
best preserved piece of work whose history goes back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate'
through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should
not miss.

DAY 2 : Cos Island

While you are having your breakfast, your captain will go to the Master Harbour for the
harbour formalities. After the paper work at customs is completed, we will set sail to Cos
Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, 'the Father of Medical
Sciences', is located here. All the East-Mediterrenean people with health problems were
treated in Cos (İstankoy). İstankoy; the second largest island of the 12 islands
(Dodecanese islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a
560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. Cos is one of the
islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful,
and full of life.

Day 3 : Symi Island

We will set sail for Simi Island early in the morning and arrive at the Monastry of
Panormitis located in the southern part of Simi. It is possible to visit the Monastery and the
Museum on this well-protected and peaceful bay. After having a swimming break on the
eastern shores of the island we will anchor at the port early in the evening. You can see
the shore-side with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going to
adore Symi for its pine and oak forests and unique bays.

Day 4 : Datça – Aktur - Bencik

We will get into Turkish waters from Datca. You can enjoy a short-walk on the shore while
your captain deals with the customs procedures. After lunch in Datça and swimming stop
by Aktur, we will cruise to the bay of Bencik which has a very narrow entrance but a
unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula
that divides Hisaronu Gulf from the Gokova Gulf but it is closer to Hisaronu. Dinner and
overnight stay will be in here.

Day 5 : Selimiye - Orhaniye

After breakfast 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. Here are a lot of
bays, where we can choose one of them for overnight. 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 wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city.


Day 6 : Karaburun - Bozukkale

Today, we cruise back towards Marmaris. Passing around Karaburun, we arrive in
Bozukkale ( Loryma ), the night will be spent in Bozukkale. In the historical city Bozukkale
(Loryma), there is a castle which strectches out in a rectangle with its city walls and 9
temples. The name Bozukkale means 'crooked castle' and might be associated with the fact
that one side of the castle is missing. Because of its geographical situation and the narrow
port entrance, the port was also used by the Greek navy forces during the Pelepones Sea
Battle. Karor, the Commander of Atina gathered all his ships here before the Cnidus War in
395 B.C. and Demetrios; the son of Antigonos used this port for the preparations before
attacking Rhodes in 305 B.C.

Day 7 : Serçe Limanı - Çiftlik

A short cruise to Serçe Limanı. A Byzantine wreck from the 11th century, carrying
merchandise to the eastern Mediterranean was found here. Overnighting in Çiftlik or
Marmaris depending on the decision of the guests.

Day 8: Marmaris
Disemberkation in Marmaris. We will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.

				
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