(Turkish Riviera & Greek Islands Yacht Charter)
Discover Istanbul with your private guide before you find yourself cruising the magnificent southwestern coast of Turkey on a private Gulet charter. Imagine yourself crusing with your family or friends & having the whole crew and gulet at your disposal. Sail to historic ports and scenic coves of the Turkish coastline, while making your way to the ancient settlements of Symi and Rhodes of the Greek islands. With a dedicated crew catering to your desires, the flexibility of your daily schedule opens up an entirely unique form of cruise travel, allowing for opportunity-based activities along the way such as swimming, snorkeling, or a stroll on a sandy stretch of the coast. This beautiful Aegean region is awaiting your discovery.
Yachts typically sail Saturday to Saturday, depending on the time of the year. Contact us for customized departures.
Airport transfer with your private car and driver.
Boasting a wonderful location, the Sultanhan Hotel (4*) is a warm guesthouse reflecting Turkish hospitality, authentic decor and oriental east culture. Located on one of the most popular streets of Istanbul, Sultanhan Hotel is close to the tram stop and all the major attractions in the city. The hotel is within walking distance of St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Golden Horn, Archaeology Museum, Obelisks, Suleymaniye, underground cistern and the covered Bazaar.
Enjoy a privately guided full day tour of Istanbul and see the most important sights. Visit the St. Sophia Church, the pride and glory of the Byzantine architecture (excluding the Gallery floor); the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles; Byzantine Hippodrome, where once chariot races were held; and the Grand Bazaar, world’s largest covered bazaar with 4000 shops. Visit Topkapi Palace, the famous residence of the Sultans (The Harem section is not included in the tour).
This remarkable group tour takes you to a famous night club for a dinner including 1/2 bottle of wine per person at a famous night club, accompanied by a traditional Turkish show -for the performance of folk dancers, belly-dancers, with Turkish music bands, and singers.
Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Bodrum. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Meet your private driver for a transfer between the port and your hotel.
Welcome aboard!Meet your yacht's crew and take some time to get settled into your cabin before receiving an overview on your yacht journey and your crew. You'll overnight at Bodrum.
The sailing yacht Keci Gulet is a traditional Turkish style, private cruise liner ideal for families and groups looking to charter a ship. The Keci has 4 cabins with the capacity of holding 8 passengers. Built in 1997, the 72 foot Keci like most gulet class ships operates via a combination of engine and sail power.
Knidos is an ancient settlement located in Turkey. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis. It was built partly on the mainland and partly on the Island of Triopion or Cape Krio. The debate about it being an island or cape is caused by the fact that in ancient times it was connected to the mainland by a causeway and bridge. Today the connection is formed by a narrow sandy isthmus. With 19th century excavations, the agora, the theatre, an odeum, a temple of Dionysus, a temple of the Muses, a temple of Aphrodite and a great number of minor buildings have been identified.
Datça is a district of Mugla Province in south-west Turkey, and the center town of the district. The center is situated midway through the peninsula which carries the same name as the district and the town (Datça Peninsula). Datça Peninsula is a prized location for tourists visiting Turkey, especially by sea, because of the beauty of its many coves and larger bays, which are favored ports of call for those undertaking a cruise along Turkey's spectacular southwest coast.
Symi is a Greek island and municipality. It is mountainous and includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology. Little is known of the island until the 14th century, but archaeological evidence indicates it was continuously inhabited, and ruins of citadels suggest it was an important location. It was first part of the Roman Empire and then the Byzantine Empire, until its conquest by the Knights of St. John in 1373.
Rhodes is a Greek island approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Turkey in eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site and continues to draw flocks of tourists. The Palace of the Grand Master is impressive, and the shopping is diverse. There are a wide variety of good restaurants.
Today you'll have a full day of free time for further exploration of the island of Rhodes. The ancient 17th century Greek houses at Lindos are quite special, and worth exploring. The region is quite pretty, with small streets and the Acropolis archaeological site.
Marmaris is a port city and a tourist destination on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Marmaris has an exceptional location between two intersecting set of mountains by the sea. Marmaris' nightlife rivals anything on the Turkish coast. It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters. There are regular ferry services to the Greek island of Rhodes, and large cruise ships call at the port.
After breakfast this morning, you'll disembark from your yacht with your voyage having now come to its conclusion.
Meet your private driver for a transfer between the airport and the seaport.
Enjoy a direct flight from Istanbul to Dalaman, which takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Turkey for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/turkey.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Ankara. Government: Republic since 1923. Language: Turkish. Kurdish is also spoken by a minority in the southeast. French, German and English are widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas. Religion: Muslim, mostly Sunni, with a very small Christian minority. Turkey is a secular state which guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims. Time: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Telephone: Country code +90. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in some rural areas in eastern Turkey. Internet: Internet cafes exist in main urban areas. Some restaurants and hotels have Wi-Fi Internet access.
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