An incredible journey awaits travelers planning on a blue cruise Greece holiday. These spectacular sailing gulet cruises embark from the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Corfu or Samos. Alternatively if you are keen to visit two countries, two cultures, starting your blue cruise from Turkey is also a great possibility.
The Aegean islands of Greece are divided into island groups. Travelers are offered the opportunity to visit the Dodecanese, Cyclades, Sporades, Ionian islands or the Cretian islands of ancient Greece and explore what the remarkable architectural ruins of history has left behind for all to see.
A few of the popular Greek Islands blue cruise itineraries begin from Rhodes and the island of Kos. There are other options should neither one of these embarkation points suit your holiday plans such as Athens, Samos and Corfu.
One thing to consider when deciding on harbors other than Rhodes and Kos is that not all gulets embark from all harbors in the Greek Islands and therefore must be sourced accordingly. Rhodes and Kos are very ideal due to the access from the airports to the harbors – direct or via Athens. Gulets are delivered from Turkey and therefore Rhodes and Kos are the ports you will most likely be offered unless the gulet has completed a one way trip from say Kos to Santorini or Mykonos, then you will have the chance to charter your gulet from these two other islands.
Suggested itineraries from Rhodes and Kos islands are :
- Rhodes Symi Datca Bozburun Marmaris Rhodes
- Rhodes Marmaris Fethiye Rhodes
- Rhodes Symi Nysiros Kos Tilos Symi Rhodes
- Kos Leros Patmos Lipsi Kalimnos Kos
Other alternatives could be an Aegean island hopping blue cruise or a Mediterranean island hopping gulet cruise holiday. The journey begins from Turkey and takes you to the amazing islands in the Dodecanese and Cyclades when you choose the Aegean region. For Mediterranean blue cruises, your discovery holidays start in the lovely city of Marmaris and take you all the way to one of the largest island in the Mediterranean – the island of Crete. Please ask us for availability if you are considering Crete. This is a rare available option and there will be a re-delivery fee if you wish to end your trip in Crete.
Popular islands that draw a great deal of attention all year round are Santorini with its amazing sunsets, Mykonos for its delightful charm and turquoise beaches, and the ever so ancient and timeless history of Rhodes – just to name a few. Sailing from one island to the next is exciting and increases your curiosity to wonder what new jewels of the sea you will encounter.
Blue cruises in Greece are well spent on board classic gulets with alluring and traditional appeal, and Aegean/Mediterranan cuisine. Fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood dishes, along with poultry and meat dishes lightly seasoned, make for splendid mealtimes during your blue cruise Greece sailing yachts. Then later drop anchor for a pleasant stroll through narrow streets in any one of the islands to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing. After such activity, a relaxing stop at one of the many lovely Greek taverns for a refreshing drink is a great way to enjoy Greek culture with the locals.
One visit will make you wish to come back for more. Explore a gulet cruise and discover the beauty of the ancient island destinations of Greece – memories to cherish for a lifetime!