Trip To Coastal Turkey and Greece

8 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 384
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • From the comfort and luxury of the beautiful wooden gulet, enjoy the sun-kissed, sandy, culturally rich islands of the Greece and Turkey dripping in ancient heritage
  • Sail from island to island, each village and bay unique in its own right with different colourful stories, cuisine and landscapes. 
  • Cruise to Kos Island and visit Asclepion, the birth place of Hippocrates, who is 'the Father of Medical Sciences'.
  • On the island of Lipsi, visit the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century.
  • Stop off at Patmos, sometimes called "The Jerusalem of the Aegean", where St. John completed the last part of "The Apocalypse of John"
  • Lie on clear white beaches, have lunch at sun-bleached restaurants with blue shutters, visit old cities with narrow streets and flower gardens. 
  • Enjoy a glass of wine on your luxury gulet at the harbor or out at sea, enjoying the sunset behind the myriad islands

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 1 : Bodrum

    Board the yacht and upon completion of  formalities there is a welcome briefing and drinks. Set sail to the bays of Bodrum for the first swim.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 2 : Kos

    After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is "the Father of Medical Sciences", is located here. All the people from the east Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos (İstankoy). Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (the Dodecanese Islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 3 : Pserimos & Leros

    We will start to cruise early in the morning to Pserimos Island for breakfast and a swimming break. Then we will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. After lunch and a swimming break in Xerakampos, we will anchor at Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port located in the east. You should visit Platanos, the main city of Leros with steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. From Platanos you can take the steps leading up the Castle of Leros climbing 300 steps! Rent a bike or explore this island by foot.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 4 : Lipsi

    We will set sail to Lipsi Island. We will have a swimming break in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. The capital with its white houses, numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants is located in the small natural port. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 5 : Patmos

    We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swimming break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of "The Apocalypse of John", and this is why Patmos is sometimes called "The Jerusalem of the Aegean". The Monastery of St. Johns towers above the capital, a village called Chora, and actually the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women.
     

    After breakfast, you may have a walk through the monasteries. Our yacht will stay in Patmos Port for dinner and overnight stay.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 6 : Kalimnos

    We will take a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalimnos Island. We are going to enter Pothia Harbour which is the capital of the island. The islanders ensured their livelihood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia around the island.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 7 : Karaincir - Turgutreis - Bodrum

    We will have a swimming break at Karaincir on the way back to Bodrum. The return to Turkey will be through Turgutreis Port. After customs we stay in a bay next to Bodrum for dinner and our final overnight stay.
     

    Accommodation: Yacht

    Meals: All Meals Included

    Day 8 : Bodrum

    Early in the morning we will return to Bodrum Harbour. The guests will leave the boat with precious memories after breakfast.

  • Duration
    8 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Sailing
    No. of travellers
    Min. 6
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
    Learn more
    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season May to Oct $ 3,070 $ 384 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Local jetty mooring fees
  • Fresh water
  • Maximum 4 hours of fuel for main engine/s
  • Linen towels and ships laundry
  • Ships provisioning
  • Full board 
  • Luxury meals soft drinks
Cost Excludes
  • Calling Greek islands clearance fees
  • Fuel for water toys, water ski, etc. ,
  • Private marina fees and all sorts of alcoholic drinks are extra
Day 1 : Bodrum

Board the yacht and upon completion of  formalities there is a welcome briefing and drinks. Set sail to the bays of Bodrum for the first swim.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 2 : Kos

After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is "the Father of Medical Sciences", is located here. All the people from the east Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos (İstankoy). Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (the Dodecanese Islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 3 : Pserimos & Leros

We will start to cruise early in the morning to Pserimos Island for breakfast and a swimming break. Then we will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. After lunch and a swimming break in Xerakampos, we will anchor at Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port located in the east. You should visit Platanos, the main city of Leros with steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. From Platanos you can take the steps leading up the Castle of Leros climbing 300 steps! Rent a bike or explore this island by foot.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 4 : Lipsi

We will set sail to Lipsi Island. We will have a swimming break in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. The capital with its white houses, numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants is located in the small natural port. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 5 : Patmos

We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swimming break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of "The Apocalypse of John", and this is why Patmos is sometimes called "The Jerusalem of the Aegean". The Monastery of St. Johns towers above the capital, a village called Chora, and actually the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women.
 

After breakfast, you may have a walk through the monasteries. Our yacht will stay in Patmos Port for dinner and overnight stay.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 6 : Kalimnos

We will take a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalimnos Island. We are going to enter Pothia Harbour which is the capital of the island. The islanders ensured their livelihood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia around the island.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 7 : Karaincir - Turgutreis - Bodrum

We will have a swimming break at Karaincir on the way back to Bodrum. The return to Turkey will be through Turgutreis Port. After customs we stay in a bay next to Bodrum for dinner and our final overnight stay.
 

Accommodation: Yacht

All meals included.

Day 8 : Bodrum

Early in the morning we will return to Bodrum Harbour. The guests will leave the boat with precious memories after breakfast.

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season May to Oct $ 3,070 $ 384 per day
Months not available Nov to Apr ,
Months not available Jan to Apr
Cost Includes
  • Local jetty mooring fees
  • Fresh water
  • Maximum 4 hours of fuel for main engine/s
  • Linen towels and ships laundry
  • Ships provisioning
  • Full board 
  • Luxury meals soft drinks
Cost Excludes
  • Calling Greek islands clearance fees
  • Fuel for water toys, water ski, etc. ,
  • Private marina fees and all sorts of alcoholic drinks are extra
Climate

Climate

The Mediterranean will be rather warm, day time temperatures average in July and August will be around 29-34°C and around 26-32 in June and September  but being on the gullet is the best option with the lovely breeze and the sea.

 

Vegetation

Mediterranean flora, wildlife in the high mountains and at sea

 

Wildlife

It is verylikely guests would see one of these species -  caretta carettas, dolphins and sometimes Mediterranean whales.

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Schengen Visa might be necessary for some nationalities visiting Greek islands and also Turkish visa for entering Turkey.

 

For Turkey visa applicants just need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr , provide the requested information,(after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa.

 

Please visit website of Ministry fo Foreign Affairs, http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa for more information about your country’s visa requirements to visit Turkey and Greece.

Physical Fitness/Skills

Anyone can join.

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

Only not recommended for guests with severe sea sickness.

Recommended Packing List

Space on gullets is limited so travel light! Don't bring a rigid suitcase, use soft (canvas) luggage that can be stored under the bed. Life onboard your gullet is informal, you won't need much daytime clothing, just your swim-wear, a pair of shorts and a top for when you have had too much sun. You may need a sweat-shirt or track-suit for late nights on deck (particularly at the beginning or end of season). 

Meals provided

Luxury full board, Turkish & Mediterranean & international cusine, made to order, according to guests' preferences.

Other useful tips

Local Time

 

GMT+2 hours 

 

Electricity

 

220 volts AC and 50Hzall over Turkey (A European adaptor will be suitable). Central European type wall socket (two-pin plugs) is standard in Turkey.

 

Measurements

 

Metric System is used in Turkey.

 

Working Hours

 

Banks:8:30 am - 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm-5:00 pm (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)

Shops: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm (In tourist areas, times may vary!)

Grand Covered Bazaar- Istanbul: 9:00am - 7:00pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

 

Important service telephone numbers

 

Police:155

Fire:110

Emergency: 112

 

Water

 

Tap water is chlorinated (safe to brush teeth) and therefore bottled water is recommended for drinking.

 

Public Transportation 

 

Each time you use a tram, metro, bus, or boat on the public transport system, you will need to use a token. The small metal tokens and can be bought at various ticket kiosks, railway and metro stations. Ticket fares across buses, trams and metros are at a flat rate (i.e. not dependent on how far you go). Only cash in Turkish lira is accepted at ticket kiosks of public transport, no credit cards or foreign currency.

 

Taxis

 

Taxis are easy to spot as they are all bright yellow in colour. All have a meter, and you should ensure that this is switched on at the beginning of your journey. If you are travelling outside the city boundaries, it is common practice to agree on a fixed rate in advance.

 

Money

 

Turkey’s currency is Turkish Lira, TL,  . Lira comes in coins of 5, 10, 25, 50 kurus and a 1 lira coin, and notes of 5, 10, 20, 50,100 and 200 Lira.

 

Tipping

 

Tip about 10% to 15% of the bill is convenient at the restaurants. Some restaurants may include service charge to your bill. Please check your bill before paying! 

 

Tipping is customary and correlated with the guest’s satisfaction and appreciation of the guide and driver. A minimum of $25 per person per day would be appropriate for FITs and $10 for the driver.
 

ATMs


ATMs dispense new Turkish lira to Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro card holders. Look for these logos on the machines; they are found in most towns. Virtually all the machines offer instructions in English, French and German. 

 

Cash

 

US dollars and Euros are the easiest currencies to ex-change, although many banks and exchange offices will change other major currencies such as UK pounds and Japanese yen. 

 

Credit cards

 

Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted by all major hotels, shops, bars and restaurants. You can also get cash advances on these cards. AmEx may not be preferred by local shops. 

 

Exchange Offices

 

It’s easy to change major currencies in exchange offices. Foreign currencies are commonly accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants.

 

Mobile Phones

 

The major GSM operators in Turkey are Turkcell, Vodafone and Avea. You can use your mobile phone in Turkey if your provider has enabled international roaming. Turkey has very wide mobile coverage network. 

 

Language

 

The official language is Turkish. English and German are widely spoken in major cities and tourist resorts, and you will find that most Turks welcome the opportunity to practise their language skills and will go out of their way to be helpful. Foreign visitors who attempt to speak even a few words of Turkish, however, will definitely be rewarded with even warmer smiles. The following should give you a rough guide to pronunciation: 

 

1 - Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) - Hello

2 - Evet (Eh-vet) - Yes , Hayır (Hi-uhr) - No

3 - Lütfen (Lewt-fen) - Please

4 - Tamam (Ta-mam) - OK

5 - Su (Soo) - Water

6 - Teşekkür ederim (Teh-shek-kewr-eh-deh-reem) Thank you !

 

Recommended Restaurants

 

For Dinner:

 

Mikla: This restaurant, on rooftop of The Marmara Pera Hotel, is known for its stunning views as well as its modern, elegant décor. Website: www.themarmarahotels.com/the-marmara-pera/tr/eatdrink-mikla-restaurant.asp

 

360: 360 Istanbul takes advantage of the belfry of St. Antoine and panoramic views of the Golden Horn; on a cool summer's eve, there's really no better place to be. Website: http://360istanbul.com/eng/index1.html

 

Ulus29: Serving Mediterranean and international courses, a great venue for people watching as well accompanying unbeatable views of the Bosphorus. Website: www.group-29.com/indexEN.html

 

Sunset: Serving international dishes; A restaurant and bar overlooking Bosphorus, sheltered by breezy stretches of sailcloth. Website: http://www.sunsetgrillbar.com/#/anasayfa

 

Topaz: A stylish and modern restaurant pleasing palates with a mix of modern Mediterranean and Sultan-pleasing traditional Ottoman fare. A High-end venue offering breath-taking vistas of Bosphorus. Website: http://www.topazistanbul.com/index_eng.asp

 

For Lunch:

 

Ciya: It's located up a busy market street in Kadikoy, Asian Side and serves delectable and rarely seen regional Anatolian creations. Website: http://ciya.com.tr/index_en.php

 

Hamdi: Has phenomenal views overlooking the Golden Horn and Galata that are matched by great food, professional service and a bustling atmosphere. Website: http://www.hamdi.com.tr/sayfa.php?s=hakkimizda&lang=en

 

Nar: Nar Lokanta offers excellent Anatolian cuisine and showcases Nar Gourmet’s product line that specializes in all-natural regional products from throughout Anatolia. Located near Grand Bazaar. Website: http://www.narlokantasi.com/en/

Operator ID

3920

Operator Profile

Sail the breath-stopping beautiful coast of the Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean under the loving care of seasoned experts who have been traversing these azure waters for near on 60 years, and have refined their craft to high art. Currently the team is headed by an expert who has been planning trips for 35 years. Being an avid sailor and captain himself, we could not put you in better hands. Surrender yourself to these experts, for an experience that has been rhapsodized in some of the world's top food and travel publications.

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