Board your yacht in Bodrum Harbour. Cruise to Karaada (Black island) for an afternoon of swimming and watersports or stay in Bodrum Harbour for the night. If yours is the latter choice, explore Bodrum Castle, built by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades and now home to the fabulous Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Bodrum is famous for its nightlife, so dine out in style, stroll through the bazaar, visit e café or dance until dawn.
The pretty little village of Gumusluk on the far west of the Bodrum peninsula, in south west Turkey. Gumusluk is built on the ruins of ancient Myndos, and traces of the old city, including Greek fortifications, Roman mosaics, Roman baths, and a Byzantine church lay scattered across the hillsides. It was in Myndos's natural harbour here that Cassius, one of Julius Caesar's murderers, sheltered with his fleet. Just like Cassius, we sail in and spend the night here on our gulet cruises that head west of Bodrum. An idyllic spot to spend a night, relax, and soak up the historical atmosphere on our Turkish cultural Holidays.
The Golkoy end of the large bay is quiet and restrained, while Turkbuku caters to the more flamboyant. The shore of the latter is lined with numerous restaurants, many with their own jetties which are used for sunbathing in daytime and with tables and chairs replacing sunbeds and towels, for dining at night. Watching the splendid full moon rise from behind the mountains across the bay is almost a religious rite here.
Didyma - Ionia was the Center of pre-Socratic philosophy and the birthplace of the Hellenistic Greej renaissance. The temple of Apollo at Didyma began as an oracular shrine in the 8th century B.C. The Hellenistic temple built on this side was one of the largest in the ancient world. It was constructed over a period of 500 years and never fully completed.
Entrance to Greek waters after the custom formalities , The Patmos island features beautiful white cube shaped houses spilling down the sides of a hill, along with churches and grand sea captains' mansions. All are separated by narrow lanes, high walls, and small square openings which will grant you a view of the majestic Aegean Sea.
Miletos- like Priene was a great Ionian port and the native land of several philosophers and sages. Most of the monuments at the site are badly ruined except for the theater and the baths of Faustina. The theater reconstructed during the Roman Period is an impressive building leaning against the slope of a hill.
Samos is a rather large Greek island located in the northeastern part of the Aegean sea. It's a very lush, green and beautiful island full of gorgeous beaches. Although Samos has several fine archaeological sites such as the temple of Hera, the island is most famous for excellent beaches and abundant opportunities for walking and windsurfing.
Kusadasi – Kusadasi is one of the most beautiful and famous places for recreation and fun holidays. Kusadasi is located in a superb gulf in the Aegean Region of Turkey and means "Bird Island". This pretty town attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world with its many sandy beaches, 300 sunny days in a year, sparkling glassy water of blue Aegean, famous night life, countless fish and kebab restaurants, rich shopping facilities, historic sites around etc. Ephesus is one of the most famous ancient city which is beside town.
Ephesus which was established as a port, was used to be the most important commercial centre. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. Ephesus is located on a very fertile valley. Ephesus, once, the trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of the early Christianity and today, Ephesus is an important tourism centre in Turkey. The ancient city Ephesus is located in Selcuk, a small town 30km away from Kusadasi.
The House of Virgin Mary (Meryemana in Turkish), located in a nature park between Ephesus and Seljuk, is believed to be the last residence of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The peaceful site is sacred to both Christians and Muslims, and is visited by many tourists and pilgrims.
Both Ephesus and the hourse of the Virgin can be visited by a private land tour with Professional guide from Kusadasi a day before the disembarkation or on the embarkation day (according to the flight times)
Disembarkation at 10:00 after breakfast