8 days Sailing Cruise exploring the most beautiful Greek islands with a hint of Turkey... the Dodecanese islands, jewels of Greece... You will start sailing from Marmaris in Turkey to discover the Greek islands of Rhodes, Alimia, Khalki, Tilos and Symi (the most photographed island of all the Greek islands)...
For Cabin Charter: Departures every Saturday, starting mid June till mid September.
For Private yachts: Departures every Saturday all year long.
On board of one of our yachts or Catamarans, The Greek Islands are revealed in a different and special way. You will discover our secret moorings in protected bays and islands, exceptional places where the beauty of nature rivals around lush and unique vegetation. In a sharing and friendly spirit, you will go to the meeting of cultures, within a cosmopolitan and united group, with a desire for discovery and adventure through various activities on the boat and on the islands: The visit of outstanding places, historical and archaeological sites, walks in the villages with beautiful traditional souks, tasting of local cuisine, sports activities, relaxation, evenings with rhythmic ambiences... "farniente" for those looking for moments of rest and relaxation ...
(...)* Names of Islands & Bays that remained unspoiled by the mass tourism, which I prefer to keep secret for ecological reasons.
Day 1 (Night in Marmaris)
Arrival at Netsel Marina in Marmaris situated in the heart of the old city, embarkation from 17:00h. Captain’s briefing. Distribution of cabins, placing personal luggage in the cabins and provisions in the holds (foods, beverages, etc.). Dinner either in one of the famous seaside fish restaurants or in the backside far from the touristic areas in a traditional Turkish meat and mezze restaurant. After dinner we can either go back to our boat to relax or go party in the city-center of Marmaris
Day 2 (Night in Rhodes)
Breakfast, sailing out of the port and sea safety tips. The journey begins, little swim in the blue open sea and first experience of navigation under sails (4h), we will leave the Turkish territorial waters and enter Greece from the port of Rhodes. Arrival and mooring in the mythical port of Mandraki famous for being one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world thanks to the colossus who used to guard the entrance of the port. Discovery of Rhodes and its intact medieval intra-muros town. Each one of us will be free to visit the city at his/her own rhythm and taste. Relaxing in the cafes, visiting the museums and admiring the medieval art works, or the topless beauties of the island while swimming & sunbathing on the famous sandy beaches... Dinner at one of the cool inner-city restaurants and party, or relax on the boat in Mandraki
Day 3 (Night in St Georges in Symi)
Breakfast on board or in town. Tasting the typical “Frappe”, the famous greek iced coffee is a must. Sailing out of the port (3h) and arrival to the tiny island of (N… S…)* where we will drop our anchor in the white sands and swim in the turquoise crystal clear waters, have lunch, snorkel and discover this small bay and island, then sailing (1h) and arrival to one of the most spectacular bays in the Mediterranean; the bay of St Georges on the eastern coast of Symi island with its impressive huge rocky cliff and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Snorkeling in the transparent waters, relax on the beach and discovery of the small hidden church of St George. We are usually alone to stay in this magical setting after all day trip boats have left, we can admire the sunset peacefully, then enjoy dinner on our yacht under the stars
Day 4 (Night in Halki)
Morning sail (3h) towards the island of Alimia. The scenery is wild and splendid, anchoring in a beautiful bay in crystal clear water next to an abandoned charming little Greek church. Swimming in a magical setting, Snorkeling. Discovery of Alimia. This small peaceful and uninhabited island was a German base during World war 2. Today we can find graffitis and paintings that German soldiers left on the walls of their bunkers during their protracted stay on this island. Nature has reclaimed the island but you can still see several military installations and bunkers. There is also a wreck of a sunken ship easily visible from the surface, we can snorkel around it and see many species of fish sheltered inside. Skin diving is possible as this wrecked ship lays on a bottom of less than 15 meters.
After lunch we will sail (1h) to the island of Halki and anchor in the small port, central nucleus of the island. Halki is one of my favorite Greek islands; No one will resist the charm of its narrow-shaded streets hiding some taverns surrounding our little harbor, which serve delicious traditional mezze. Walking around and discovery of the village. Sundowner on the terrace of a tavern watching the sunset. The variation of colors on the surrounding hills and the small port are superb. Dinner in a tavern on the ground and taste of local delicacies
Day 5 (Night in Tilos)
Breakfast on board or ashore. Victualling (fresh traditional village bread, delicious fruits and vegetables. We’re ready to sail again!) Sailing (3,5h) to Tilos. Mooring in the small traditional port of Nivadia, the main town in the island, with its legendary fishermen. Being far from the touristic circuits, Tilos has preserved its authentic and sincere character¸ this little village and its inhabitants live in perfect harmony with nature. Time seems to stand still and it feels good to lay on the terraces. After dinner we have the possibility to take the special shuttle reaching the famous “Mikro chorio” bar. this “Haunted” “Ghost bar” is unique in the world. The whole abandoned village of Micro Chorio is now transformed into this amazing bar where you can wander in the streets between the beautifully lit ruins of the old stone houses… A true unique experience.
Day 6 (Night in Symi)
Breakfast and sailing (3h) to the peaceful bay of (A… E…)* The wind filling our sails will carry us gracefully toward this beautiful hidden bay where a spectacular monastery is nested. hiking around, snorkeling, and Lunch on board. Sailing (1h) to the majestic bay of Symi. Discovery of the most photographed island in Greece. We will be berthing in the heart of Symi island, surrounded by houses perched on hills, narrow pedestrian streets and staircases encrusted with multicolored houses. An irresistible appeal for wandering around. Camcorder or camera in hand, in an attempt to capture the magical light which bathes these architectural gems, so simple and beautiful. The island used to be very wealthy because of the sponge fishing, which was the specialty of the islanders. Today Symi lives mainly from tourism, but you can still feel the old days and you will find many dealers of natural sponges and superb shells. Dinner at the best tavern on the island (one of the captain’s secret places :-)
Day 7 (Night in Marmaris)
Early wake up and sailing (5h) back to Turkey… Arrival to the bay of Kadirga, swimming in its Cristal clear waters that often attracts dolphins who come to swim and play in this deep bay… with some luck they might let us swim along with them. Last lunch on board before heading back to our marina in the bay of Marmaris which is one of the most protected and beautiful bays in Turkey. Ballads, dinner in the city center of Marmaris or the famous “bar street” for the ones who like and partying until dawn in the 2nd biggest open-air disco in the world after Ibiza
Last breakfast on board, tidying up the boat and personal luggage. Visit of Marmaris; shopping in the big bazar, etc. (Depending on the return flight timings of each one)