Turkey’s response to St Tropez, famous for its contrast between the bustling nightlife, the rustic infrastructure and its historical monuments, Bodrum has been increasingly attracting models, actors and the elite. Make sure to lounge at the Four Seasons, party at Nikki Beach and Billionaire Club, and dine at Orfoz.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in Bodrum. Enjoy.
Board your yacht in Bodrum and cruise to Sedir Island (3-Hour Cruise), a paradise tailor-made for superyachts, where culture, nature and legend coexist - this used to be Cleopatra and Anthony’s getaway. Dive into its crystalline turquoise waters and snorkel amongst the school of colorful fish, or step ashore onto its pearly-white sand beach surrounded by lush vegetation to visit the remains of the city’s antique theatre. Night cruise to Symi (5-Hour Cruise).
Wake up in Symi Town, a Greek island known for its pristine beaches and a harbour surrounded by colorful neoclassical mansions. Spend the morning soaking up the Med sun and visiting its many sandy beaches and coves accessible only by boat. Drop anchor in Marmaris and step ashore to end your day at Bar Street, home to a number of very commendable open-air clubs and music venues.
Spend the morning lounging in one of Marmaris’ outstanding beaches, or take your jet ski out for a ride in the turquoise blue waters to explore hidden bays or step ashore to explore this Turkish gem. Later, have your chef prepare you a fresh seafood meal you may savour as you take a breathtaking cruise towards Gocek. Tender ashore to this small and quaint town for dinner at The Breeze over the beauty of the Mediterranean.
Wake up in this resort paradise that represents the heart of the Turkish yachting industry. Spend your morning navigating the bay’s turquoise waters exploring the many secret coves and various dive sites amongst the dolphins and sea turtles. Drop anchor in Fethiye Bay for lunch onboard followed by a swim in its warm and crystal clear waters and later step ashore to visit the Tomb of Amyntas.
Cruise to one of the largest of the Dodecanese islands known for its beach resorts and ancient ruins. Spend the morning in Anthony Quinn Bay with its turquoise waters and secluded beach or anchor along the island’s southern side where you will find the warmest and clearest waters in the Mediterraean. Later, tender ashore to explore the island’s Old Town and to experience Rhodes’ nightlife.
Cruise to Nisyros (4-Hour Cruise), a volcanic Greek island and one of the Aegean islands still untouched by the tourism growth. Tender ashore to watch the volcano’s boiling holes, visit the monastery of Panagia Spiliani built within a cave, or explore one of the island’s unique black pebble beaches. In the afternoon, cruise over to Kos (2-Hour Cruise), to explore it’s rich landmarks and end your day enjoying Kos Town’s lively nightlife.
On your cruise back to Bodrum, tender ashore to the Black Island Hot Springs in the northern side of x to visit the famous healing mineral springs. Later drop anchor at Meteor Bay to enjoy a chef prepared meal overlooking a beautiful cove. Take the water toys out to enjoy the rest of your afternoon in the turquoise blue waters before disembarking Bodrum to dine at Orfoz.