Step on board of our traditional wooden Gulet in Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese Islands.
This Blue Cruise takes us to two pearls of the South Dodecanese islands - Tilos and Symi.
Tilos is one of the smaller islands of the Dodecanese. Located between Kos and Rhodes, with secluded beaches, small villages and it´s main port Livadia. However, the most interesting place is Mikro Chorio, a ghost village with abandoned buildings.
Arriving at the main harbour sees Symi at its most spectacular.
Anchor right in front of the Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael Panormitis whichis located in the south of Symi.
Boarding, dinner & overnight in Rhodes harbour.
Take the time and visit the well-preserved Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.
Also a city stroll through the old town is worth our recommendation.
After customs formalities, we start cruising towards 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.
Today, we cruise to Symi, one of the Dodecanese islands and a real gem. Symi is suposed to be 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.
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.
Today, we continue our cruising along the coast around Symi Island.Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we will continue to the bays around Bozburun.Dinner and overnight.
Today, we 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. This is the perfect place for those who are looking for peace and tranquillity. 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 and enjoy the local Turkish culture. Visit the tea garden located under the Eucalyptus trees. Men can have a traditional shave and massage at the barber. Dinner and overnight in a bay at the Turkish coast.
We will make our way back to the famous island of Rhodes and will stay there the rest of the day. Take your chance 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.
Enjoy an early delicious Mediterranean breakfast on board. Your cruise comes to an end. Disembarkation in Rhodes at 8:00 am.
Please understand: 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.
Cuisine: Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements or allergies. We are happy to make you comfortable.
… perhaps you like a low budget solution
We offer privat charter for cabin-charter prices in Turkey.
A complete boat can be yours, just put a group together and you are among yourself and the only one on a traditional wooden Gullet. Such a trip is also a good idea for clubs and other parties. From 10 persons onward we reserve a Standardgullet for you and the best route.
· All inclusive accommodation, Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/cookies and dinner.
· Non alcoholic drinks from 8am till 12pm. Alcoholic drinks from 12am till 11pm.
· All charter and berth taxes, harbour and port fees, transit log,
· Crew service, ship water, diesel and gasoline, clean bed linen and towles (small and
bath towel) on arrival.
· Yacht insurance (we expect to bring your own individual travel insurance).
· Optional land tours and entrance fees to places of interest.
· Flights and airport transfers.
· Tipps for the crew.
Beach towels are not provided. Please bring your own beach towels!
First line: The price is for one person sharing a double cabin. Single passengers who wish to have a cabin for themselfes must pay the single occupancy price.
All cabins have en-suite WC/shower. No children under the age of 12 are allowed and children above 12 are counted as adults. There is no child discount available on any of our itineraries in Turkey.
With Standardyachts an exact yachts name can not be available until 1 or 2 days before departure, as numbers of bookings come in often late and we work like a cooperative. This works well over the years and we advice you to give us your mobile phone that we stay in contact to give you the captain's number and boat name as soon as possible.
The crew aboard our Gulets and Yachts often do not have a foreign language mastered, but they almost always know a few "every-day" phrases and are able to understand almost all requests.
Bookings will be confirmed after a down-payment of 50%. Balance has to be paid 3 weeks before the cruise.