8 day cruise from Bodrum
DAY 1: Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. Guests who arrive early may leave their luggage at the Onelli Yachting Office. On the first day, our boat will be anchored at Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city which was called 'Halicarnassus' was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city.
The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit whilst in Bodrum is the landmark of the city 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history that dates back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.
DAY 2: (KOS) Whilst you have breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary. After the paper work at customs is completed we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, 'the Father of Medical Sciences', is located here. All the East- Mediterranean people with health problems were treated in Kos (İstankoy).
Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (Dodecanese islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-year-old tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. You may take a swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbour. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colourful, and full of life.
DAY 3: We will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. After a swimming break in Xerakampos, we will anchor at Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port located in east. You should visit Platanos the main city of Leros with steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. From Platanos you can take the steps leading up the Castle of Leros climbing 300 steps! Rent a bike or explore this island by foot.
DAY 4: we will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swimming stop in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here St. John had his vision and wrote the apocalypse, and this is why Patmos is sometimes called "The Jerusalem of the Aegean". The Monastery of St. Johns towers above the capital, a village called Chora, and the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women. She was worshipped here in antiquity, and the monastery of St. John was built on her temple. After breakfast we may have a walk through the monasteries. Our yacht will stay overnight in Patmos Port.
DAY 5: we will set sail to Lipsi Island. We have a swimming stop in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis Giolos with its crystal green waters. On the small natural port is the capital, with its white houses and its beautiful square, where you can find numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants. On the island the church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 770d.c deserves a visit, along with the church of Panopanaghia 1500d.c.
DAY 6: We will take a swimming stop in a beautiful bay around the Kalimnos Island. We are going to enter Pothia Harbour which is the capital. The islander ensured their lively hood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia around the Island.
DAY 7: We will return to Turkey through Turgutreis Port. We will have a swimming stop at Karaincir on the way back to Bodrum. We will be staying in Bodrum Harbour for dinner and our final overnight stay.
DAY 8: we will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.