BODRUM TO GOCEK or GOCEK TO BODRUM (one way voyages)
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This itinerary is only possible when we are relocating Salamander from Bodrum to Gocek for a period, or returning to Bodrum after a spell in Gocek. The journey can take 7 days or easily be stretched to 14 on request. It generally involves flying into Bodrum and out of Dalaman, or vice versa, but an overland transfer of 2.5 hours is possible to allow guests to use the same airport inbound and outbound.
The first stretch of coast between Bodrum and Loryma is the same as described on the Hisaronu itinerary, with options to visit Ancient Knidos, Datca, Selimiye, Bozburun and Loryma. After leaving Loryma/Bozzukale we normally bypass the overdeveloped port of Marmaris (but could stop if you wish) and overnight at Ekincik, from where we hire a river launch to visit the Dalyan River, passing the famous rock tombs. Here it is possible to lunch in Dalyan itself and visit the ancient city of Kaunos. The mudbaths further upstream are not for the faint-hearted! From Ekincik we head for the Gulf of Fethiye and spend any remaining time cruising the area described in the Gulf of Fethiye itinerary, finishing in charming Gocek.
This itinerary is reversed if starting in Gocek and finishing in Bodrum.
GREECE FROM BODRUM
(All Greek Island voyages are required by local law to start and finish in Turkey, and no guests may leave or join ship while in Greek waters. All guests will therefore need visas for Turkey)
BODRUM MILAS AIRPORTS
1. NORTHERN DODECANESE (extra charges apply)
Visit the Greek islands of Kalimnos, Leros, Arki, Lipsi and Patmos and Samos, before returning to Turkish waters at Turgutreis en route back to Bodrum (yellow line). There are many more bays than in the Southern option, and the very small islands of Arki and Lipsi are a real delight! A bracing walk to the castle on Leros is well worth the effort, and there is a museum within. The famous monastery of St John the Theologian (1088) on Patmos is a World Heritage site.
2. SOUTHERN DODECANESE (extra charges apply)
Visit the Greek islands of Kos, Nisyros, Tilos & Symi, returning to Turkey at Datca and then ancient Knidos on your return to Bodrum (red line). Please note that it is not always possible to anchor on the active volcanic island of Nysiros as the depths in the yacht harbour are restrictive so we need to use the ferry port when available, but nearby uninhabited Pergoussa is a fine anchorage in settled weather.