Exploring the North Dodecanese on a Gulet Cruise from Bodrum
The North Dodecanese is a stunningly beautiful area of the Aegean Sea that is best explored by sea. A Gulet cruise is the perfect way to explore the rugged coastline and unspoiled islands, and Luna Yacht Charter offers a fantastic itinerary that takes in the highlights of the region. From Bodrum to Greece – the North Dodecanese Islands, this 8-day cruise offers a wonderful mix of relaxation, culture, and adventure.
Day 1: Bodrum
The cruise starts from Bodrum Port, where guests will board the Gulet by 15.30 pm. Bodrum is a fascinating town with a rich history and a lively atmosphere. Guests have free time to explore the town’s highlights before the Gulet anchors in Bodrum for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Kos
Once the customs formalities are completed, the Gulet departs from Bodrum for the Dodecanese Islands’ first destination, Kos Island. Guests may choose to join an optional Asclepeion and Zia Village tour or explore the city independently.
Day 3: Leros
The next morning, the Gulet sails to Leros’ famous Xirokampos bay for breakfast, lunch, and a swimming break. Afterward, the Gulet cruises to Leros, a beautiful island with high cliffs, small bays, and villages. Depending on the weather conditions, the Gulet will enter either Lakki Harbor or Agia Harbor (on the east side). Platonos, the center of the island, is a very pleasant area for strolling, with its steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. Guests can climb 300 steps from Platanos to see Leros Castle or explore the island on foot or by renting a bicycle.
Day 4: Patmos
In the early hours, the Gulet sails to Patmos Island, which is well-known for being home to St. John. There is a swimming break in one of the beautiful bays around the island before guests can choose to join an optional St. John Monastery and Apocalypse Cave tour after breakfast. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Patmos Harbor.
Day 5: Lipsi
Today, the Gulet sails to Lipsi Island, where guests can enjoy a swimming break on one of the small islands in front of Lipsi. Lipsi is home to many beaches with crystal blue waters, such as Platis Giolis. The city center, located in a small natural harbor on the island, is full of white houses, a beautiful square with many cafeterias, taverns, and restaurants. The churches Catopanaghia (7th century) and Panopanaghia (15th century) are also worth visiting.
Day 6: Kalymnos
After a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalymnos Island, the Gulet will enter Pothia Harbor, which is the center of the island. Beautiful beaches like Massouri, Mirties, and Vlyhadia can be found on the island. For centuries, the islanders have earned their living by sponge diving.
Day 7: Aquarium – Bodrum
The Gulet enters Turkey, and customs procedures follow. Then, a swimming break is given in the Aquarium Bay, where fish will accompany guests while swimming in the crystal clear waters. Dinner and the last overnight stay will be in Bodrum Port.
Day 8: Bodrum
After breakfast, guests disembark by 10.00 am.
In conclusion, a yacht cruise from Bodrum to Greece, the North Dodecanese region is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will cherish forever. This unique opportunity to discover breathtaking coastlines, stunning natural landscapes, and vibrant culture will make your holiday unforgettable. You may also think to charter a yacht from Bodrum to the South Dodecanese Islands.
Our team at Luna Yacht Charter is committed to providing you with the highest level of service and ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the trip.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure, book your yacht tour now and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!