After boarding at Bodrum Harbour around 3 pm your captain will settle the harbour procedures. Meanwhile we will inform you about the cruise programme and your gulet. If you arrive early, you can visit the various sites in Bodrum, including the old town with all his small shops, the mausoleum of Halicarnas and the museum of Underwater Archaeology in the Castle of Saint Peter on Bodrum Harbour. Once all are aboard, cruise to a nearby bay for swimming, dinner and stay overnight.
After breakfast cruise to the first greek island of Kos to arrive there around noon. After lunch on board in the harbour of Kos you may take the opportunity to visit the Asclepion, the Hippocrates Tree, the Castle and the Museum (all open until 14:30). Kos was one of the famous islands of the ancient world with the Asclepion medical center, created by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. You may also take a walk in the beautiful town of Kos. Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kos Harbour. If you don't want to stay at the port, anchorage in a bay nearby.
PSERİMOS AND LEROS
After stopping in a beautiful bay of Pserimos, taking breakfast and having a swimming break there, you will sail north for Leros Island to arrive there around noon. Leros has the charm of a very traditional way of life, no mass tourism. After a lunch and swim at Pandeli, move on to the town of Pandeli or Ayia Marina. Pandeli is an attractive port dominated by a huge crusader castle and six windmills. The afternoon you should use for exploring the medieval castle in Pandeli or to take a walk in the pittoresque town of Ayia Marina. Dinner and Overnight stay in Leros.
Early morning departure after breakfast for the tiny tranquil island of Lipsi far from the crowds of tourists. It is an idyllic little island, off the touristic track, and you will find the inhabitants very helpful and cheerful. There are just a few traditional villages and bays ideal for a quiet swim. Here you will find beautiful sandy beaches and translucent waters.
Next morning arrival in Skala harbor of Patmos. One of the description of Patmos is "The Jerusalem of the Aegean"; it is a place of pilgrimage for the Christians. It has been here that St. John the Theologian was exiled between 95 and 97 A.D. and was inspired to write the book of Revelation of Apocalypse. Scala, our port, is a popular spot at the base of a mountain crowned by the world heritage site of the 13th century majestic monastery of St. John the Divine and other sites of pilgrimage. The island monasteries are of great importance particularly for the Greek Orthodox Church and Christians. The heritage status means that the delightful villages are kept in characteristic traditional style. After visiting the monastery you should do some shopping. There are beautiful shops in the small streets of Skala. The evening you will spend in a small cove next to Skala.
Your gulet turns southwards for the famous spongediver island Kalymnos. Although its days of wealth as a major sponge fishing center are over, Kalymnos still proudly displays its long history in the sponge diving museum, its stately homes dating from that era and the magnificent new museum of ancient finds. There are many small bays and coves on the island which are well worth dropping an anchor in. The scenery is wild and dramatic with high rocky mountains sweeping down to the sea. It is very friendly and very greek. Vathi - for example - lies at the end of the deep fjord of Vathi. Or you stay in the bay of Telendos. There is a little bit of tourism, but it is worth being visited. There is every evening a spectacular sunset. It is charming little anchorage....
Today the journey takes its way back to the turkish sea waters. On your way to Bodrum, you will take lunch and do a swimming break in the beautiful bay called "Aquarium" nearby Bodrum. The bay is called so for good reason: here you will see fish swarms in the sea while you are swimming or snorkeling.
Disembarkation after the farewell breakfast in Bodrum Harbour at 09.00 pm.
We would like to welcome you soon again on one of our Gulets and hope you enjoyed the Blue Cruise.