We’ll board our Gulet mid afternoon. If you arrive early you can leave your luggage at Yachting Office. Tonight we’ll enjoy the lights of Marmaris harbour over our splendid dinner.
We’ll have a briefing about our cruise adventure over breakfast before setting sail to the Arabian Island or Bozukkale. This interesting island was the staging post for numerous sea battles dating back to antiquity.
The British traveler and writer Freya Stark visited Loryma and wrote concerning the historical significance of its sheltered harbor:
In the stillness of Loryma we spent the night. The wind could be heard howling outside, against the hills that enclosed our sheltered water as if it were a mountain tarn. Only a fanning ripple touched the centre. The sound of the wind, inarticulate and busy like the world’s voice, gave an illusion of safety, of an unassailable peace. If it could penetrate, how many sleeping echoes would it waken? Athenians from Samos, dodging the Dorian Cnidus, picking up ship’s tackle at Syme, sheltering at Loryma; Conon, before the battle, with his ninety ships; the Roman fleet that dared not face Hannibal in the offing; Cassius, gathering forces against Rhodes, twenty miles away. Each in their turn passed through the narrow opening and felt the sudden calm. In these places, the natural features have remained unaltered; the moments that visit them, fashioned to one pattern by nature itself, drop like beads on a string, through long pauses, one after the other, into the same silence. (The Lycian Shore, 1956)
After the breakfast we will hoist sail to Datça. . The city was founded by the Dors (Dorians) who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The historian Strabon has a rightful saying about Datça’s weather: “God would send his beloved servants to Datça to live longer”. According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen’s disease in Sarıliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datça. You can explore Datça yourself or join the optional city tour. For dinner and overnight stay we will anchor in Datça or at a nearby bay.
Bencik harbour has a very small but unique entrance to it and once inside you will fully appreciate the full picture. In 550 BC the locals attempted to hold off the Persian invasion by digging a tunnel between the two gulfs. Impressive at the time but unsuccessful in deterring the Persians.
Today, we will be sailing into the Hisarönü Gulf. For lunch we will dock in Selimiye Bay and for dinner and overnight stay our destination will be Orhaniye. You can join the optional jeep safari in Orhaniye. In Orhaniye Bay, you will see a unique scenery of a natural tidal formation called ‘kız kumu’ (Maiden’s Beach). There are so many myths about this reddish sand-path going from the shore to the inner parts of the sea. On a tiny island located in the bay, you can see the ruins of an antique castle and signs of an ancient city.
Situated on the Turkish coast, this sleepy little village once made it’s existence on sponge diving. The sponge industry is gone and now replaced with beautiful Gulets and wonderful locals.
After a hearty breakfast we will sail to Kadirga or Kumlu Bükü . Then comes a swimming break on Paradise Island after lunch. For dinner and overnight stay we will sail back to Marmaris Port.
After a final breakfast we say goodbye to our friendly crew and come ashore.
Depending on sea and weather conditions, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour itinerary to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.
Included Services :
• Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch – afternoon tea – coffee & cookies – dinner
• All charter & berth taxes, Harbour & Port procedures
• Transit log & related formalities for the shipping agents
• Mooring expenses
• Crew service
• Diesel & Gasoline expenses
• Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (Beach towels are not provided)
• Use of equipment on board
• Yacht insurance
• Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water. These can be purchased on board.
• Optional land tours and entrance fees to historical places and museums.
• Airport Transfers
WHAT TO BRING?
• Walking shoes & Slippers
• Hat and sunscreen
• Towel and toiletries
• Swimming gear
• Water bottle
• Insect repellent
• Motion sickness tables
Wanderlust Travel is one of the major A-class independent agency and the member of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies. The daily excursions, individual and flexiable vacations, hotel bookings, bus and flight tickets to all destinations in Turkey are provided so as to meet the needs and demands of our guests. We tap into our resources in the field to provide travel experiences that are authentic, engaging and meaningful. Come and feed your wanderlust with us.
Adress: Alemdar Mh. Çatalçeşme Sk.
Phone: +90 212 522 11 52 - +90 212 522 11 53