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Mediterranean island hopping

Mediterranean island hopping – As much as there aren’t as many islands in the Mediterranean region of Turkey, you still have the opportunity for an island hopping experience. The island of Rhodes in Greece is situated on the border of both the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Therefore we can include this impressive island in our itinerary for cruising the islands nearby, starting from the exciting seaside city of Marmaris or the town of Gocek.

Our private yacht charter itinerary is one that is custom organized by our experts to offer not only a unique sailing  holiday from Turkey, but also combines the diverse cultures of both Turkey and Greece to complete a special yacht vacation.

As most itineraries we offer are flexible, we have not stipulated any time frames in how long or how short we can stay in each port. This is something that can be played by ear, based on the weather conditions, the captain’s call and the guests on board.  You may wish to spend more time in one anchorage point to see more in the surrounding areas and also on land.

Please ask for final pricing when inquiring about these tailor made yacht charter itineraries.  The prices will vary according to the places of anchor as the distances are further from our present yacht charter itineraries listed on our website. Gulets in the ultra deluxe category, and VIP gulets may be suitable to travel this distance. There will also be a re-delivery fee as the yacht will have to return empty to its base port. Please keep these notes in mind when inquiring about this itinerary and your budget.

Marmaris → Dodecanese → Cyclades → Crete

Itinerary: Gocek or Marmaris – Rhodes – Halki – Karpathos – Kasos – Crete – and other destinations in between

Embarkation:  3:00 pm -Saturday

Disembarkation: 10:00 am after breakfast – Saturday

Duration: 2 weeks.

Ready to embark aboard a special wooden boat we call, Gulet and explore the azure waters with a Mediterranean island hopping vacation?  A fantastic yacht charter Greece from Turkey holiday awaits!

Marmaris, Turkey

The first day of embarkation will begin in Marmaris. A splendid city in the Mediterranean  that offers an array of places to see, and quite nearby the harbor. The harbor neighbors the Netsel Marina. Parallel to the waterfront area, you will find an assortment of shops, seafood restaurants, and restaurants that offer International cuisine. Then one street over inland is the famous Bar Street where night clubs line up on both sides for your night time entertainment. Then again one street over inland are shops galore. From local shopping to souvenir gift shops to everything else you can probably think of.

Once you are all settled in and familar with your boat and crew, depending on the time you arrive, you can either begin your journey the same day or the following morning after breakfast. However since this is a one way route, you might like to stay in Marmaris overnight and explore the city. A visit to the new City Square is a must. From May until the end of October there is the magical musical fountain that is simply a delight to watch.

Rhodes, Greece

One of the world’s most reknown island in the Dodecanese is an amazing place of rich history, charming shops and cafes, cultural cuisine and great nightlife.

Halki Island

Untouched by mass tourism it combines it’s charm with a population of only 330 inhabitants. Halki is a peaceful island located near Rhodes. It’s capital and major port is the small fishing village of Nimporio. As you approach Halki you will notice that it offers a delightful setting with traditional Greek architecture, picturesque harbor lined with fishing boats, and the backdrop of rugged mountains.  With a great Mediterranean climate it is considered a complete vacation haven.

Please keep in mind that your only means of transport is on foot!

Karpathos Island

Karpathos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese and situated in between the islands of Rhodes and Crete.  The beaches on the east and south are made of fine white sand while other beaches on the island are pebbly. The northern part of this beautiful island is full of very picturesque villages such as Olympos, offering their authentic and unspoiled way of life and traditional architecture and taverns. The capital of Karpathos Island is the attractive town of Pigadia. Karpathos Greece is a calm island with a low profile nightlife. However you can find nice bars with a wide range of music, taverns open late – playing traditional Greek music, and a few night clubs for the chance to dance.

Kasos Island

This interesting island is situated in between the islands of Karpathos and Crete. A first impression shows an inhospitable, steep, rocky, grey island, which emerges from the sea. However when the first houses come into sight, Kasos slowly becomes a warm and friendly place to see. There are five villages on the island.  Fri, the only harbour; Agia Marina, the biggest village spread out at the top of the hill; Arvanitohori; Poli, the oldest village with ruins of a castle; Panagia, above the hold harbour of Emborio.  There is also the small harbour of Boukas, a rare example of an old pirate refuge, where the fishing boats moor and the fisherman spend time in the traditional coffeehouse and sell their catches of day. Within all the settlements there are churches and chapels with pebbled flooring and beautiful wood carved iconostasis.

Our itinerary will moves onward to our last place of anchorage, the incredible island of Crete.

Crete Island

This famous island is the largest island in Greece, and 5th largest island in the Mediterranean sea. Popular by travelers worldwide for decades, Crete island has so much to offer.  From mountainous landscapes, a coast boasting many beautiful beaches and rocky coves, quaint towns and charming villages and harbors, excellent Greek cuisine, as well as ruins such as Knossos, of the Minoan Civilization and an excitingly rich nightlife. Crete is an island with an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea.

As our final destination, disembarking in Crete will give you the opportunity to explore one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

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