Board your yacht at Gocek, take time to sit back and relax with a cool drink before setting off to explore the Gocek is a popular stopover for yachtsmen. After spending sometime in Gocek town cruise for the overnight anchorage of Gocek island. Dinner aboard the yacht in this most tranquil of settings.
A day for exploring the many pristine bays and anchorages in the Gulf of Fethiye. Perhaps go ashore on Tersane island and view the Byzantine ruins of a shipyard, or examine up close the party-submerged ruins in Cleopatra's Bay, rumoured to be the remnants of the bathhouse in which Cleopatra is said to have bathed. Overnight at Aga limani.
Morning departure for Gemiler Island, stopping along the way for lunch and the opportunity to swim and snorkel in clear blue waters. Arriving at Gemiler in the late afternoon, go ashore and explore fascinating ruins dating from Byzantine times - including a covered walkway leading to the water's edge and a church with partially excavated mosaic floors. Just before sunset, make your way to the summit and enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the sun disappearing below the horizon. Overnight at Gemiler Island.
Early morning start where the crew will deliver your gulet to Ekincik. board a small riverboat for a tour to ancient Caunos and the small town of Dalyan. The trip will take you south-east along a craggy, indented coastline and in through the mouth of the Dalyan river, where you should keep an eye out for the rare Loggerhead Turtle. Once past the sandy spit known as Iztuzu Beach (a nesting ground for the turtles), it is an exciting ride through the reed-lined channels of the delta to the ruins of ancient Caunos, set out around a hill topped with an acropolis. The climb to the acropolis is an exhilarating ascent and rewards the climber with an amazing view of the surrounding area. While exploring the ruins of Caunos, you will come across a theatre, an early Byzantine church, Roman baths and closer to the ancient harbour, the remains of an Agora and temples. Returning to the riverboat, you will then head further up the river to the town of Dalyan, passing beneath some superb Lycian rock tombs, carved into the cliff face. These tombs date back to 400 – 600 BC and are the finest example of their type to be found anywhere. Overnight in Ekincik.
Sail for Kumlu Buku. Lunch beneath the ruins of ancient Amos is picturesque surrounds. Walk ashore and stroll around the site of ancient Amos or stay in the bay to enjoy the exceptionally clear waters and long pebble beach. Move on to one of the small jetties in the bay for dinner onboard under the stars in Kadirga bay.
The morning's cruise will take you around the tip of the Loryma Peninsula and into Bozukkale. In Hellenistic times, Bozukkale was known Loryma and the city was a deme of the Rhodian Peraea. Your captain will anchor beneath the well-preserved walls of the ancient citadel and from here, it will be possible to swim ashore or tender ashore to visit the ruins. Cruise across the Hisaronu Gulf, stopping for dinner and water sports in a pretty bay near Bozburun or Sogut. Bozburun is surrounded by low, rocky hills and has a definite charm. The citadel provides an excellent vantage point from which to view the coastline and watch a fabulous Mediterranean sunset. Overnight in Bozburun.
A day for exploring Hisaronu gulf and its many pristine bays. Aktur, Ciftlik and Cati.
Following an morning cruising to Datca. Datca is a small fisherman town, where white-washed buildings hung with bougainvillea decorate the town. Around the marina you will find bars, cafes and a wide selection of shops. The local eateries offer both fresh fish and classical Turkish cuisine. As you cruise out of Datca, you will find unspoiled bays and golden sandy beaches.
The beautiful island of Symi (Italian Simi, Turkish Sombeki) lays about 23 nm north-west of Rhodes flanked by two Turkish peninsula. It has a much-indented coast, ideal for a sailing holiday and according to Homer it possessed eight good harbours. The inhabitants live of sponge-fishing and boat-building.
Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest Greek island (after Crete, Euboea and Lesbos), is a favourite port when visiting the south east of Greece. The capital, also called Rhodes, occupies the northernmost tip of the island. There are actually three cities on this site - modern, ancient and mediaeval. The modern town has a cosmopolitan character, many late 20th century buildings and hotels. The ancient town, which was founded in 408 BC according to plans by Hippodamos of Milesios (the first town planner), started from Monte Smith hill where the acropolis stood and extended as far as what is now the mediaeval city. All that left of it today is the ruins of the temples of Zeus, Athena Poliados and Apollo, the Stadium, Gymnasium and the Theatre, which has been restored. The mediaeval city is still surrounded by the high walls erected by the Knights. It is divided by an inner wall into two unequal parts, the smaller Collachio and the larger Burgo or Hora. Collachio is further split by the Street of the Knights, both of whose sides are lined with the sombre stone facades of the Inns of the Tongues or nationalities that belonged to the order of the Knights of St. John.
Alimia and Chalki islands. With its Neoclassical pastel houses overlooking a horseshoe harbour, Chalki town is a miniature version of Symi. It is arid and rocky, and water may run short in summer. Chalki is famous for keeping its old music traditions alive. Tourism is still small-scale; fishing and goat-herding provides most of the income.