You’re welcome onboard after 15.30. Once settled on the boat, dinner and the overnight stay will be in Marmaris Harbor or at a nearby bay according to your preferences.
Whilst you have breakfast we will set sail for the Serce Bay. A Byzantine shipwreck from 11th century which is exhibited in the Bodrum Museum, was found here. The night will be spent in Bozukkale. In the ancient city of Bozukkale (Loryma), there is a castle which stretches out in a rectangle with its city walls and 9 temples. The name Bozukkale means 'crooked castle' and might be associated with the fact that one side of the castle is missing. Because of its geographical situation and the narrow port entrance, the port was also used by the Greek naval forces during the Peloponnese Sea Battle. Karor, the Commander of Athens gathered all his ships here before the Cnidus War in 395 B.C., and Demetrius; the son of Antigonos used this port for preparations before attacking Rhodes in 305 B.C.
After breakfast we will cruise to Datca (Cnidus), home of the Cnidian Aphrodite, is one of those rare places where nature and history are in harmony. City was founded by the Dors who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen.According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen's disease in Sarıliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datca. You can explore Datca yourself or join the optional Cnidus tour. Another sightseeing around is Old Datca (Dadya, Eski Datca) with beautiful old stone houses, holiday and permanent residences of many Europeans and Turks, is showing typical architecture of the area. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor in Datca or at a nearby bay.
After breakfast we will cruise to Aktur Bay.Datca-Aktur Holiday-Centre is situated in a jealously conserved pine forest with the limpid sea and the reddish mountains behind. Then our first stop will be Bencik Bay; which has a very narrow entrance but a unique view once you get inside. Bencik is located at the narrowest part of the peninsula that divides Hisarönü Gulf from the Gökova Gulf.In 550s B.C. the Cnidus people wanted to dig a tunnel in the narrowest land piece of the peninsula between the Hisarönü Gulf and the Gökova Gulf as a defense line against the Persians. By the way they would make two peninsulas one island and the defense easier. They started with diligence and put in a lot of effort; however, in the end they could not manage and the city was conquered by the Persians. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bencik Bay.
Today, we will sail into the Hisarönü Gulf. For lunch we will anchor in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see the unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called 'kız kumu' (Maiden's Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the wrecks of an antique castle, a sign of an ancient city. Today, our final destination will be Selimiye for dinner and overnight stay. It's also been quietly serving the natural port for yacht tourism. Selimiye is dominated by the large enclosed bay like a lake view.Many people arrive in Selimiye by yacht or gulet. The town has a strong local reputation for traditional wooden boat building, so on the road into the town you will pass several boat yards where you will see massive wooden gulets being built in time-honored traditional methods. Also look out for fresh figs, almonds and other goodies that you can buy from the small local shops.
The morning cruise takes the boat along the coast from Selimiye to the deep bay of Dirsekbuku for lunch and swimming. It will then round the cape in close sight of the Greek Island Symi to cruise into the small gulf of Yeşilova and further into the very sheltered and deep bay, to the village of Bozburun which is famous for its sponge diving history. Today it is famous for building wooden gulets. Quiet fish restaurants, villas and hotels line the bay now while more sailors and visitors discover its charm that is only 25km from Marmaris.
Today, we start cruising early in the morning to Arap Island. Lunch will be served in Kadırga Bay. After a swimming break we return to Marmaris Port or nearby bay about 16:00 to have dinner and overnight stay.
Around 09:30 it is time to turn back to the harbor of Marmaris and say farewell to our Gulet and crew.
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