Culturally Captivating Cruising
7 Days, from Bodrum to Göcek
Discover the coastline of southern Turkey along the Bodrum peninsula, where east meets west at the gateway to the orient. Over the millennia, artistic heritage, and magical tradition have become irrevocably intertwined leaving countless treasures to explore.
Day 1 Göcek – Ekincik
Göcek is located on one of the country’s most beautiful stretches of coastline and is an ideal point of departure, but before setting sail explore the town.The main square is bustling with little shops and cafes, and the Turkish Baths at Pier Marina are well worth a visit.
Day 2 Ekincik – Marmaris
Ekincik is the entry point for a cruise up the Dalyan River where you will discover ancient Lycian rock tombs and the therapeutic mud baths of Ancient Caunos.After a large dose of culture, cruise on to a peaceful anchorage in the pine-clad bay of Marmaris.
Day 3 & 4 Marmaris – Keci Buku
Between Marmaris and Keci Bucu there are ample secret coves for secluded anchorages.After a day exploring the coastline’s many treasures, drop anchor in the bay of Keci Buku for early evening watersports followed by dinner on board.
Day 5 Keci Buku – Datça
The largely uninhabited Datça peninsula and the Bay of Datça make for stunning cruising.Enjoy another afternoon of watersports before crossing the bay to the colourful harbour lined with restaurants and bars.
Day 6 Datça – Knidos
Berth in the culturally rich harbour of Knidos.Step ashore in the ancient city and discover the remains of the circular temple dedicated to Aphrodite.
Day 7 Knidos – Bodrum
Cruise across the Gulf of Gokova to Bodrum.Aside from its stunning beaches and warm turquoise waters, Bodrum is best known for its history, the remains of which are spread throughout the ancient city.