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TURKEY-BODRUM-GOKOVA GULF-BODRUM

TURKEY-BODRUM-GOKOVA GULF-BODRUM

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BODRUM –

In the afternoon explore Bodrum, or ancient Halicarnassus, which is situated on apeninsula facing the island of Kos, and is the hometown of Herodotus, known to some asthe “Father of History” but to others as the “Father of Lies” because of his fanciful travelaccounts. Another label for him might be the “Father of Quotations,” due to the plethoraof pithy observations of the area frequented by recent travel writers. Guarding theharbor is a virtually intact castle built by the Crusaders. This castle now houses anexcellent underwater archaeological museum where many of the artifacts found inwrecks along the ancient trading route where you just sailed. This is a must see.Bodrum also has a very nice bazaar and an attractive town located around the harbor.For an additional charge a private guide can be arranged.

ÇÖKERTME –

Sail across to Cokertme on the northern side of the Gulf of Gokova. This is a large,sheltered bay backed by steep mountains, creating a beautiful setting for swimming andeven walking there are same interesting walks to take ashore through pine forest andolive groves.

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CLEOPATRA’S BEACH –

Among the ruins that are found scattered among the olive groves, are a small theatre, an Apollon temple and a necropolis. On the western side of this island is a beach known as “Cleopatra’s Beach, the sand of which was reputedly shipped across from Africa on Cleopatra’s orders. Move on to Karacasogut Limani (Willow Harbour) for the night.

SEVEN ISLANDS –

Swim and sunbathe in the morning before taking e relaxing sail across to the Yedi Adalar (Seven lslands). Spend the afternoon enjoying the scenery or try waterskiing, windsurfing and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Dine “al fresco” aboard the yacht tonight.

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LONGOZ –

SaiI to Löngöz, a quiet little inlet surrounded by pine forest. Meet the friendly locals during a walk ashore. After lunch, sail into Degirmen Buku and drop anchor in “English Harbour, so-named as British torpedo boats used the inlet as their base during the Second World War. Tonight dine ashore in a small restaurant on the eastern side of Degirmen Buku.

ENGLİSH HARBOUR –

**English Harbour: British submarines running away from the German Navy during World War II had hidden and sheltered here for a few months. Due to this historical event, the locals have named this place English Harbour (Ingiliz Limani).

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KUFRE –

A morning of leisurely cruising, making our way back along the coast and into the idyllic anchorage of Kufre. Swim and snorkel here or take a walk ashore through dense pine forest and seek out the fragrant amber tree. This tree, also known as styrax, is found in only a few places in the eastern Mediterranean – and indeed the world.

ORAK ISLAND –

A morning of leisurely cruising, making our way back along the coast and into the idyllic anchorage of Kufre. Swim and snorkel here or take a walk ashore through dense pine forest and seek out the fragrant amber tree. This tree, also known as styrax, is found in only a few places in the eastern Mediterranean – and indeed the world.

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