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Day 1: Bodrum
Welcome on board and meeting with crew. You will have a dinner and spend the first night at the Marina of Bodrum.
Day 2: Cos
After breakfast in the yacht sailing to Kos. One of the best known healing centres (Asclepion) of the ancient world is here and it is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Health seekers from the entire east Mediterranean were treated at Cos. You have opportunity to see Asclepeion, Castle and Museum after lunch on board. Choice of swimming in the warm waters of Empros thermal baths on the south coast or in a nearest beach to the center. Dinner and overnight on board in the Harbour of Cos. Kos is also reputed for being one of the best party islands.
Day 3: Leros
After the breakfast cruising to the beautiful island of Leros. A mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages, Leros is a popular holiday resort which still has kept most of its genuine atmosphere. One of the reasons is that it is not too dependent on tourism. Many of the buildings on the island are built in Italian style, but you’ll also find those typically Greek little white houses with blue doors and windows. Dinner and overnight on board in the Leros Marina.
Day 4: Patmos
Cruising to Patmos Island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here St. John had his vision and wrote the apocalypse, and this is why Patmos is sometimes called “The Jerusalem of the Aegean”. The Monastery of St. Johns towers above the capital, Chora, and the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women. She was worshipped here in antiquity, and the monastery of St. John was built on her temple. After breakfast we may have a walk through the monasteries. Overnight and dinner in to Patmos Harbour.
Day 5: Kalymnos
After breakfast, departure to Kalymnos. Kalymnos is part of the Dodecasene and is lying between the islands of Kos and Leros. It is an attractive island with a population of 12000 inhabitants, which are mostly leaving in the capital and main port. Kalymnos is famous for its sponge fishing industry. Dinner and overnighting on the board in the Kalymnos Marina.
Day 6: Cos
After Breakfast departure back to Cos. Dinner and overnighting on the board in the Kos Marina.
Day 7: Bodrum Marina
After breakfast, departure back to Turkey to Bodrum Marina. You may visit castle in here. It was built by Rodos Knights and It is turned into one of the greatest Underwater Archeology museum of the world. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 8: Bodrum
After breakfast on board, the guests disembark in Bodrum Harbour by 10:30
Total cruise: 180 SM / 18 hours. To ensure maximum comfort for our guests cruise routes may be varied in accordance with prevailing weather conditions.
Usual arrival time on the islands is at noon. Motorcycle and/or car rentals are available at reasonable prices on most of the islands.
Prices are Per Person Per Week, full board
Ground excursion fees are not included in the price of the cruise.
For harbour fees in Greece, additionally 60 Euro per person will be paid to the captain on board.
Embarkation, welcome drink and program briefing in Bodrum harbor. Dinner and overnight stay in the harbor or at a nearby cove. Arrival in Cos around noon. Opportunity to see Asclepeion, Castle or the Museum (all open until 14:30), after lunch on board. Choice of swimming in the warm waters of Empros thermal baths on the south coast. Overnight stay in Cos harbor.
Arrival at Leros around noon. After a swim at Xirokambos, arrival in Lakki or Ayia Marina. Because Leros is not a ”tourist paradise”, the island has been able to preserve much of its traditional way of life. Afternoon and evening open for excursions on foot or by rented motorbike.
Early morning departure. Breakfast and swim at Leipsi. Arrival at Fournoi islands, a tranquil region untouched by mass tourism.
Arrival in Scala harbor of Patmos, situated at the base of a mountain crowned by a 13th century monastery of St. John the Divine. The island with its monasteries is of great importance for the Greek Orthodox Church; its many lovely coves and characteristic villages are similar to those found on other Greek Aegean islands.
Today’s destination is the island of Kalimnos. Although its days in the sun as a major sponge fishing center are over, Kalimnos still bares traces of those times in some of its stately homes dating from that era.
Arrival in Cos around noon, after a morning swim in Pserimos with departure timed to avoid the rush of daily tour boats. Opportunity to sightsee places missed at the beginning of the cruise. Overnight stay in Cos or Bodrum in accordance with the passengers’ preference. Disembarkation after breakfast in Bodrum.