You’re welcome onboard after 15.30. Once settled on the boat, dinner and the overnight stay will be in Bodrum Harbor or at a nearby bay according to your preferences.
After breakfast and customs formalities the boat departs for the island Kos, the second largest island of the Dodecanese Islands. Hippocrates, known as “the Father of Medical Science” was born in Kos and practiced medicine at the Asclepion where the ruins are still visible today and can be visited along with the 560 year old “Hippocrates Tree” and a 200 year old fountain. Famous for wines, olive oil and spices, the island bears the traces of the Dorians, Carians, Persians and Romans, and now its long beaches are very popular.
Early in the morning we set off for the southern area of Symi Island where a bay is dominated by the Monastery of Panormitis which is popular with its pilgrims. We then cruise along the eastern shores of the island, stopping for a swim just beneath the stunning cliffs and head to the picturesque Symi Harbor for the evening. Symi was first mentioned in the Trojan wars, but mainly has traces of the Knights of St John and later periods. However Symi is now famous for the port’s many beautiful restored neo-classical period houses of the 19th century when the island became wealthy through the sponge trade and ship building. Sponges and natural products from pine and oak woods are still sold in the shops.
The boat leaves early in the morning for Rhodes, the largest island of the Dodecanese known as the “Island of the Knights”. Inside Rhodes Town are the popular historical sites of the Palace of the Crusader Knights of St. John and the surrounding streets of the medieval Old City, now a listed World Heritage Site. The other popular areas of Rhodes Island are the ancient Doric and Mycenaean ruins of Kamiros, and the charming old medieval town of Lindos with narrow, stone-paved traffic-free streets below the ancient acropolis. We stay overnight in Rhodes Harbor, to take the chance to wander into the famous nightlife of the town.
Early in the morning we move across to drop anchor at Poyraz Bay and Meteor Bay for relaxing, lunch and swimming in the crystal blue waters. Guests have the option of spending the last night in Bodrum Harbor or in a nearby bay.
After breakfast onboard we make our farewells and guests leave the boat before 09.30.
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