G O K O V A B A Y
Board the Gundoğan in
You will have the evening to explore the many shops and restaurants that
have made Bodrum one of the world's best vacation destinations. You may
choose to dine in Bodrum or have our chef prepare your meals on the
yacht. The exciting night life of Bodrum, with its countless bars and
stores open till midnight will surely provide your evening's entertainment.
Don't miss the Turkish Bath, Underwater Museum,
St. John's Castle and the Windmills -
you can walk to it all.
Did you know
that one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
is in Bodrum? The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is 3 blocks up the hill from the marina!
Dinner and Overnight at Bodrum Marina.
Day 2, 3, 4, 5
We will spend 3 days sailing around the bay with hundreds
of protected coves. The a bay is surrounded by forests, you will travel
leisurely from cove to cove. One of our favorites is
Sedir Island where it is told that Antonius brought golden
sand on this beach for Cleopatra. Popularly known as Cleopatra’s Island,
this is the site of ancient Cedreae. This island boasts an incredible
beach with fine sand composed of fossils and a magnificent view of the
Kiran Mountains across the bay. It is one of the most enjoyable sites to
visit, the ruins of Cedreae whilst of a modest size are overrun with
shrubbery and olive trees set in the gentle protected waters and
offering a selection of breathtaking views.
Sail to Knidos.
Depart in the morning for Knidos, an ancient Carian city, to visit the
remains of the Greek and Roman amphitheater, acropolis and temple, which
housed the famous statue of Aphrodite. Then we are off to Palamutbuku
for what it sure to be a wild Backgammon Championship at Cafe Vino - and
some delicious home made cheese cake.
Dinner and overnight
Sail to Bozburun.
After breakfast we
will continue following the bay northward around the Gulf of Hisaronu
until we find, hidden away in its own exclusive inlet, the town of
Bozburun, famous as one of the
gulet-building centers of Turkey.
overnight at Bozburun.
Sail to Bozukkale.
After a leisurely breakfast
we make our way out of the Bay to
Bozukkale ancient Loryma, at the tip
of the Bozburun Peninsula where the ruins of the ancient harbor and
castle remains can only be reached by boat. Although the Turkish name
means "ruined castle", the castle on a hill at the entrance to the port
is in relatively good condition. It’s a fun, easy to hike to the top of
the castle where you have a fantastic view of the peninsula. In the
afternoon we'll get some fresh baked bread from the bread lady!
Dinner and overnight at Bozukkale.
an important stage on the Anatolia-Rhodes-Egypt trade route. The
city's museum is placed in the 16th century citadel, built by Suleyman
the Magnificent. The shopping district of Marmaris
abounds with colorful bazaars and markets. You can find Turkish carpets,
textiles and embroidery, leather, copper and brass wares, jewelry and
onyx carvings and the locally produced pine-scented honey is superb.
Dinner and overnight in Marmaris Marina.
Sail to Ekincik,
a delightful yacht mooring just north of Dalyan.
You can swim and enjoy the cove or take a water taxi to the beach. Rest today -
tomorrow is a busy day full of adventure!
Dinner and overnight at Ekincik.
Day 12, 13
After an early breakfast, you’ll take a water taxi
Dalyan or ancient Kuanos is your
next port of call - and one of our favorite places! The Delta, with a long, golden sandy beach at its
mouth, is a nature-conservation area and a refuge for sea turtles (Caretta
Caretta) and blue crabs. At a bend in the river, high on the cliff face
above, you can see the fascinating ancient harbor city of
with its magnificent Lycian tombs carved into the rock. We will explore
the ancient city of Kuanos, with it's interesting ruins, tombs and
incredible views form the top of the fortress. After a supurb lunch at
one of the fish restaurants along the river, we’ll visit the famous Thermal Mud
Baths, that have muddied the likes
of Dustin Hoffman, Sting,
and many other celebrities. From here you can go back to the beach or directly
to the boat.
Dinner and overnight at
Disembark the Gundogan. Fly from
A yachting tour of the Gulf of Gokova starts in
Bodrum. The Gulf
itself can provide you with enough sites and bays for a whole week or
even more. The translucent and deep waters of the Gulf on the southern
shore of the Bodrum Peninsula vary from the darkest blue to the palest
turquoise, and the coastline is thickly wooded with every hue of green.
In the evening, the sea reflects the mountains silhouetted against the
setting sun, while at night it shimmers with phosphorescence.
Fly into Bodrum, out of Dalaman.