Day 1 SATURDAY Rhodes Harbour.
Boarding, dinner & overnight in Rhodes harbour.
Day 2 SUNDAY Rhodes-Bozburun
Today, we start early, and cruise to Bozburun in Turkey for customs formalities. We will stop in one of the many beautiful inlets on the way for breakfast and swimming. Bozburun is a small fishing village set among islands and inlets, quite the place for taking the nicest photo’s! It was once the sponge-fishing capital of Turkey but it is now regarded as one of the country’s boat-building centres. We have time to explore the port and village, buying the world famous Turkish delight Dinner and overnight in a bay at the Turkish coast.
Day 3 MONDAY Symi-Agia Marina-Agia Nikolaos
Today, we cruise to Symi, one of the Dodecanese islands and a real gem, one of the most beautiful little islands in all of Greece. Please have your camera ready again for wonderful images of this small fairy-tale like island! We enjoy lots of swimming today in the many bays! Your dinner will be served on board, but if you wish to dine ashore by yourselves, please inform the captain in advance. All of the traverna’s on Symi are very tempting and the captain will understand your choice. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 TUESDAY Symi-Panormitis
We will cruise to Panormitis today, located in the southern part of Symi. On the way, we will stop for a swim and lunch in one of the beautiful bays around the island, at Nanou bay or one of the many other bays. You can visit the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis. This is a Greek Orthodox monastery built in the early 18th century, and still inhabited by monks. It is visited by people from all over the world, and many Greeks pay homage to St Michael of Panormitis each year. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 WEDNESDAY Symi-Tilos
Today, we continue our cruising along the coast around Symi Island. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we will continue to Tilos. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 THURSDAY Tilos
Tilos is surrounded by high and rocky mountains, steep coasts, beaches with transparent waters and caves. It has Medieval castles built or rebuilt by the Knights of St John, a Byzantine monastery, many small graphical churches and an in 1970 deserted village Mikro Chorio that is now declared a cultural monument. You may visit the Charkadio Cave full of paleontological discoveries like the famous dwarf elephant fossil bones. This is the place where the last elephants of Europe lived: the dwarf elephants appeared in the island 45,000 years ago and disappeared 4,000 years ago.
Day 7 FRIDAY Tilos-Rhodes
We will make our way back to the famous island of Rhodes. Free day to visit one of the best preserved medieval towns in the world and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Optional trips available today include rock climbing, jeep safari (self driving or with professional driver), scuba diving, hiking Filerimos, tour to Lindos with its cliffside acropolis, whitewashed houses and picturesque scenery. Dinner and overnight in Rhodes harbour.
Day 8 SATURDAY Rhodes
Enjoy an early delicious Mediterranean breakfast on board. Your cruise comes to an end. Disembarkation in Rhodes at 08:00.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cruise itineraries are given as a general guide only and may have to be changed without prior notice and are dependent on (sometimes last minute) changes in local law, weather, sea and docking conditions. Certain stops might be visited on another day than shown in the above program. Please let us know if you have special wishes/dietary requirements/allergies.
INCLUDED: The hire of the gullet, crew, fuel, harbour fees, transit log, cleaning, service, use standard yacht equipment. Meals are also included (breakfast, lunch, 5 o’clock tea/coffee/biscuits, dinner/dessert and water during meals). Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival. Yacht insurance.
NOT INCLUDED: All drinks. They are sold on board at reasonable prices. We kindly ask our guests not to bring their own drinks. Tips for the crew, entrance fees, optional land tours and personal expenses are not included. Please bring beach towels for use on deck. A visa for Turkey is not included and needs to be purchased upfront or at Bozburun or Datca port, depending on your nationality. We expect you to have your own individual travel insurance. Flights and airport transfers are not included.