Turkish Coast & Greek Island Combination Sailing Itineraries

Experience the ultimate feeling of escape, and enjoy travel at its most liberating with Neyzen’s luxury private and cabin gulet yacht charters in Turkey and Greece. We work closely with you to custom design routes and itineraries for your ideal yacht charter along the spectacular Turkish Riviera and Greek Dodecanese Islands.

A fantastic way to explore these beautiful coastlines and islands, chartering a yacht allows a perspective very different to overland trips, not to mention a special sense of freedom and privacy while on board. Sea rhythms and the open air enhance your unique experience of Turkey and Greece, their diverse landscapes, warm hospitality, cosmopolitan cities, fantastic climate and rich history. Experiencing these cultures while staying close to nature, offers the perfect balance of adventure, reflection and relaxation.

Whether you’re looking to lose yourself in nature, explore the ancient sites, enjoy sailing and water sports, or relax in the sun, there are endless route combinations that will give you exactly what you want from your yacht charter holiday.

 

Bodrum’s Aegean Coast and the North Dodecanese Islands

 

Airport Transfers on arrival and departure to/ from your yacht connecting with Bodrum, Dalaman or Kos airports will incur extra cost.

Bodrum - Gumusluk – Turgutreis – Patmos – Lipsi – Leros - Kalymnos – Telendos – Kisebuku – Bodrum

Starting and ending in Bodrum this tour touches on some of the most enchanting secret spots in the Bodrum region and in between explores a selection of the beautiful and fascinating Greek Islands of the North Dodecanese archipelago. Relax into the idyllic rhythm of gulet yacht cruising, site-seeing as you like, enjoying fabulous swimming, relaxing on deck, and feasting like kings and queens both on and off board. Meet in the vibrant, historic and cosmopolitian resort town of Bodrum sail to the lovely Gumusluk, a sleepy coastal village featuring pretty beaches, a slightly bohemian atmosphere, incredible fish restaurants and home to the ancient Carian ruins of Myndos, some of which can be explored underwater. From the larger marina town of Turgutreis nearby cross into Greek waters to the island of Patmos, an important site of pilgrimage since ancient times and home of the fascinating Monastery of St John, many crystal clear bays for anchorage and fantastic restaurants. The next stop is off-the-beaten-track at Lispi Island, which features lovely virgin beaches, walks, a few rustic tavernas and a folky feel. From here, cruise to Leros, great for shopping and chic restaurants, and a hot spot for mega yachts, while still characterful and laid-back with lovely neoclassical buildings decorating the harbors. The next port of call is Kalymnos famous for truly pristine swimming waters, as an international rock-climbing destination, and historically as the island of the sponge divers. The connecting islet of Telendos is tiny and tranquil with its laid-back village atmosphere. Before ending the cruise in Bodrum, return into Turkish waters and discover the byzantine ruins and heavenly turquoise waters in the bay of Kisebuku.


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Bodrum
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Gumusluk
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Mimoza Gumusluk
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4 Docked in Gumusluk on the Bodrum peninsula
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View of Patmos
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Patmos Streets
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Lipsi
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Lipsi
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Leros
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Secluded beach on Leros
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Vathi, Kalymnos
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Kalymnos Harbour
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Agios Sava
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Agios Sava Frescoes
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Telendos
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Telendos daily ferry
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Sailing in Kisebuku
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Kisebuku

Options within this route:

  • Ali Riza Fish & Seafood Restaurant in Gumusluk
  • Guided tour of the Monastery of St John in Chora, Patmos including hike to the acropoli,s and visit to Cave of St Anne
  • Dining at Vangelis Restaurant, Patmos
  • Sample seafood and other Greek culinary specialties at Vathi Taverna, Kalymnos
  • Kos Private tour - the site of Hippocrates’ Ascelpion, The Crusader Fortress, Archaeological Museum, and fully excavated Roman home
  • The Castle of St John and the Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum
  • The Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, in Bodrum
 

The Greek Island of Simi & The Hisaronu Gulf

 

Airport Transfers on arrival and departure to/ from your yacht connecting with Bodrum, Dalaman or Kos airports will incur extra cost.

Bodrum - Knidos - Eski Datca - Datca - Simi - Bozburun - Selimiye - Bencik - Aktur - Palamutbuku  - Mersincik - Kisebuku - Bodrum

This cruise starts and ends in Bodrum. Embark and set sail across the blue expanse of the Gulf of Gokova for the ancient site of Knidos where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet. The next port of call is Eski Datca, a quaint town of traditional stone architecture and atmospheric side streets. From here cross over to the Greek island of Simi with its extraordinarily picturesque Neo-classical harbour front. From Simi, return to Turkish waters and enjoy exploring further the enchanting Gulf of Hisaronu. Sail back to Bodrum stopping at Bencik Bay and Mersincik with its amazing crystal clear waters. On your last day back in Bodrum harbour explore the historical town for sightseeing, shopping and great dining at your leisure.


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Bodrum
Knidos
Eski Datca
Datca
Simi
Bozburun
Selimiye
Bencik Bay
Aktur
Aktur Island
Palamutbuku
Kisebuku
Bodrum

Options within this route:

  • Tour the magnificent ruins of the ancient Dorian city of Knidos
  • Shopping in the stone village of Eski Datca
  • Explore the island of Simi
  • visit the local market in Selimiye
  • Hike in the hills above the magical village of Selimiye
  • Detox in the thermal sulphur and mud baths on the island of Karaada
  • Guided tour of the 15th Century crusader castle and Museum of Underwater Archaeology in Bodrum
 

The Turquoise Coast & The Greek Island of Simi

 

Airport Transfers on arrival and departure to/ from your yacht connecting with Bodrum, Dalaman or Kos airports will incur extra cost.

Bodrum - Knidos - Datca - Simi - Bozburun - Selimiye - Bozukkale - Ekincik - Dalyan - Aga Limani - Gocek

Departing in Bodrum and ending in Gocek. Tracing the routes of fishermen this classic Blue voyage itinerary reveals the real magic and astounding natural beauty of the south west coast of Turkey. This route takes in the dramatic pine forest covered landscapes of the Datca Peninsula, its coves, beaches and laid-back villages. After visiting the Greek Island of Simi, explore the mythical beauty of the Gulf of Hisaronu at Selimiye, Bozburun and Orhaniye. Discover Knidos and Dalyan for fascinating historical explorations of Turkey’s rich heritage. Most days you will anchor by sunsest in peaceful untouched bays where you stay for the night in the luxury and privacy of your yacht, waking each morning to the sounds of the sea and crystal clear waters for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on deck.


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Bodrum
Knidos
Datca
Bozukkale - Loryma Fortress
Serce
Dalyan
Agi Limani
Agi Limani - Ruins of Lydae
Bays of Gocek
Gocek

Options within this route:

  • Guided tour of Bodrum’s 15th century Crusader castle and The Museum of Underwater Archaeology
  • Private guided tour of the excavations at beautiful Knidos
  • Seafood dining at the excellent restaurant Ortam in the bay of Mesudiye
  • Trip by fishing boat to view the ancient Lycian cliff tombs at Caunos
  • Visit Giant Loggerhead ‘Turtle Beach’ sanctuary at Dalyan
  • Gemiler Island with its Lycian ruins and Byzantine church
  • Overland drive to visit the abandoned Greek ‘Ghost Village’ of Kayakoy
  • A rigorous hike from Gemiler to Kayakoy
 

The Turquoise Coast & islands of Simi & Rhodes

 

Airport Transfers on arrival and departure to/ from your yacht connecting with Bodrum, Dalaman or Kos airports will incur extra cost.

Bodrum - Knidos - Datca - Simi - Rhodes - Marmaris - Ekincik & Dalyan - Gocek

Departing from Bodrum and ending in Gocek. This cruise takes you from the lively, cosmopolitan and historic heart of the Turkish Riviera, Bodrum, through the breathtaking Gulf of Gokova to ancient Knidos. From here, sail to the picturesque town of Datca, and the Greek islands of Simi, with its fairy-tale harbour, and majestic Rhodes. The route also includes the marina town of Marmaris, lush Dalyan in the bay of Ekincik, and the dramatic cliff tombs and ruins at Caunos. The last stop is Gocek and the 12 Islands. Most days you will anchor by sunset in peaceful untouched bays where you stay for the night in the luxury and privacy of your yacht, waking each morning to the sounds of the sea and crystal clear waters for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on deck.


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Bodrum
Knidos
Datca
Simi
Rhodes
Lindos

Options within this route:

  • Visit Bodrum’s Crusader castle & the Underwater Museum of Archaeology
  • Tour of the Dorian City of Knidos
  • Private guided tour of Rhodes medieval town, Colossus, the Grand Masters Palace & Archaeological Museum
  • Overland tour of Rhodes, Skala Kamiros harbour, the ancient site of Kamiros, inland local villages, monasteries & forest land
  • Trip by fishing boat to ancient city and cliff tombs of Caunos
  • Visit iztuzu beach and see the rare giant loggerhead turtles
 

The sample routes outlined here are great inspiration for creating a well-designed itinerary to suit the interests of your group. Our in-depth knowledge of Turkey and the Aegean Greek Islands enables us to craft imaginative yacht sailing vacations taking you wherever you want to go. For advice on creating a tailor made itinerary contact us here.

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Neyzen also designs itineraries combining yacht charter with our exciting land travel tours, offering the very best of Turkey by both land and sea.