BODRUM > GREEK ISLANDS CRUISE
Gay and Lesbian Friendly Cruises from Bodrum, Turkey
With Air-Conditioned Gullet Boats
South Dodecanese (Greek) Islands Cruise Program
Embarking Days: See below
1st Day - Embarking and Overnight in Bodrum
Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and an overnight stay.After embarking, you can go out to discover colorful night life of Bodrum on the first day. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.
2nd Day - Cos Island, Greece
After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbor. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colorful, and full of life.
3rd Day - Nysiros & Symi
Early in the morning we will cruise to Nisyros Island and will have a swimming break at Giali. The volcano on Nisyros Island erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village which is located on the side of the crater is constituted with white streets and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional bus tour to the crater (volcano) which is still active and you will see the gases coming from underground. We will anchor at Symi Port late in the afternoon. You can see the shoreline with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going to adore Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays.
4th Day - Rhodes Island
We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The island is quite a popular holiday destination as it has one of the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval cities and has warm weather for 300 days of the year. This city, which is still surrounded by a 12 meter thick city-wall which gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads. After dinner, we highly recommend you to enjoy in Rhodes Town night out..
5th Day - Datca, Kargi (Turkey)
We return to Turkey via Datca. Datca was founded by the Dorians who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabon was right when he remarked of Datca's weather:.
6th Day - Inceburun & Palamutbuku & Knidos
We will start to sail towards Inceburun. The breakfast and a swimming break will take place here. After that we will cruise to Palamutbuku for lunch and a swimming break. We will cruise to Cnidus for dinner and an overnight stay. Cnidus was a developed city in science, art and architecture. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.
7th Day - Black Island & Bodrum
We will begin to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay which is located on the southern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will dock in Bodrum Harbor for dinner and an overnight stay.
8th Day - Goodbye !
Guests will leave the boat with unforgettable memories a by 10:30 a.m after breakfast.
2020 RATES AND DEPARTURES DATES
AIR CONDITIONED BOATS
Attention: Air-Condition is run average 8 hours per day at times designated by boat staff.
2020 Summer Date & Rates (Full Board- Per Week)
May 18, June 01, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 07, September 21, October 05
If above date does not work for you we have an alternative Greek Islands route with same rates on below dates. Please ask for more info:
BODRUM > KOS > LEROS > PATMOS > LIPSI > KALYMNOS > AKVARYUM >BODRUM
Alternative Dates: May 25, June 8, June 22, July 06, July 20, August 03, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 12
|Double pp prices in between below dates. Single supplement % 60|
|May 18th- 24th
October 12th – 18th
|425 Euro pp|
Sept. 28th – Oct 11th
|525 Euro pp|
|June 01st – June 28th
Sept 14th –27th
|650 Euro pp|
|June 29th –
Augst 31st – Sept 13th
|775 Euro pp|
|August 03rd - 30th||910 Euro pp|
|Single supplement: % 60|
1) Cabins mostly have 1 double bed and twin (separate) beds are not guaranteed. Cabin share is also not guaranteed for single participants, who need to book a private cabin and pay the corresponding price supplement.
2) This cruise is operated with better quality "standard plus" gullet boats with air-condition.
3) Air condition is run average 8 hours per day at times designated by boat staff.
What is included ?
Air condition (maximum 8 hours per day)
All services, harbor taxes and yacht insurance.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the cruise period.
Basic snorkeling and fishing equipments and board games.
Cabin charter accommodation - in private cabins with bath & WC
Clean bath towels and bed linings etc. Please bring your own swimming towels.
Items not includes in the prices:
Any transfers from/to the boats.
Optional tours, museum visits along the way.
Port taxes on arrival and departure in Turkey & also Greece. (apprx Euro 3-5 Euro for each)
Drinks. Alcoholic & none-alcoholic drinks are sold at the boat with affordable rates
Various surcharges with credit card and online payments to be informed in advance..
Depending on season we will request some 20-25% of the total price in advance to complete reservation. Remaining payment can be made sometime before / during check in to the boats. Payments can be made online, by various major credit cards or in cash.
This is not an exclusively gay cruise. Potential of gay tourism in Turkey is not so big for frequent gay cruises, unfortunately. We organize this cruise in cooperation with other non-gay boat operators or boat owners, but we choose the gay friendly ones as much as possible. Therefore it is a coincidence if there will be other gay or lesbian clients joining the same cruise, same day with you. Other participants comes from various travel agencies and are mostly western tourists.
Gullet boat cabins mostly have only 1 double bed and twin (separate) beds are not guaranteed. Cabin share is also not guaranteed for single participants. If you join as single person you need to book a private cabin and pay the single supplement.
The boats are standard quality and the cruise is classified as cabin charter. The cabins will have en suite bath/WC. Private charter version of same cruise can be organized with standard or deluxe boats if requested. Similar rates can be offered for private groups consisting of some 14-16 people.
There may be changes with the cruise route. The captain can make some minor changes with the route / order of visits due to wind & weather conditions, harbor regulations and unexpected technical problems.
What you should bring: Bed linens and sufficient bath towels are provided but still we still recommend you to bring your own extra towels as well as swimming and sun bathing materials, a couple of slippers, walking shoes, a pullover and maybe a wind-breaker for windy nights.
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