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Explore the Dodecanese islands in the Southern Greek Aegean on our bike and boat cruise. From the towering volcano crater of Nissyros to the charm of Symi with its wonderful neo-classical buildings of the island´s capital. Another highlight is Kos with its lively town and Greek, Ottoman and Italian history. The rock throwing Poseidon, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Knights of St John or the famous sponge divers of Symi: all have left behind their legacy in form of legends and historical constructions that contribute to the unique character of these islands.
Individual arrival to Marmaris harbor. A collective transfers from Dalaman Airport to the harbor is available for an extra cost on request. Check in begins on the Gullet at 2 pm. Alternatively, you can fly to Rhodes Airport and take the ferry across to Marmaris for check in (before booking the flight please check the ferry schedule). Use the evening hours to enjoy the lively vibe in the city of Marmaris and relax with a typical Turkish tea. In the evening a dinner together on board can be enjoyed in the company of your travel companions and tour guides.
After breakfast crossover to the city of Rhodes, which takes approx. 4 hours. After arrival the bikes will be adjusted and we will undertake an exciting voyage of discovery with our tour guide through the 2400-year-old island’s history. The deer and the hind at the entrance of the port of Mandraki will be the first occasion to use our cameras. It is still debated whether or not the famous Colossus of Rhodes ever stood here. From here the tour continues to the ancient site of Monte Smith with the great stadium and the sanctuary of Apollo. Subsequently we will explore the crusader town with its imposing walls and fortress.
Early in the morning we cast off for a longer cruise to the quaint island of Tilos, a popular port of call for sailors. On arrival we step on land and start off on a bike tour from Livadia to Megalochorio. In the late afternoon we can relax on board during the cruise to the Volcanic Island of Nyssiros and enjoy the sea breeze. As the boat nears the gigantic volcano you are able to make out the two small villages perched on the crater rim.
We start today’s cycle tour to Nikia – a village built directly on the Stefanos crater rim at 1,400 ft./430 m above sea level. From there we can enjoy a fascinating view into the volcano crater. The volcano, pebble mosaics and the pure white houses bring great character to the village. From here we cycle on to the crater with its steaming sulphur springs and finally back to the small port town of Mandraki where our boat is already waiting to take us to Kos Island.
We bike in the direction of the world famous archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion in Kos, the former realm of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. From here we cycle along the coast back towards the town of Kos. In the afternoon we cross over to the island of Symi, where the boat anchors in the bay of the Byzantine monastery Panormitis, dedicated to St. Michael. The quiet bay offers a peaceful atmosphere for the evening in which we can enjoy a spectacular sunset and a quiet night on anchor.
In the morning we can visit the monastery. Thereafter we follow the motto – “off to the other side of the island!” Scaling several switchbacks, we will slowly conquer the hill, allowing ourselves enough time to enjoy the picturesque views on the way up. Our destination is the Islands capital of Symi, with its classical cityscape and harbor. In the evening we can climb to the upper part of Symi town. From the top we have a breath-taking view over the harbor and the coastline of the bay. An evening visit to a remote tavern enables us to enjoy the evening away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
From Symi it is only a stones throw away to the Turkish Bozburun Peninsula. In the morning we farewell Greece and enjoy a short morning cruise across to Turkey. Today’s cycle tour takes us from the village of Bozburun along quiet rural roads through hilly landscapes and along the coast. Along the way we visit the small mountain village of Bayir and pay a visit to the 1500 year old platanus tree at teh main square. It is said that walking once around the tree brings good health and prosperity. Strengthened by the experience, we conquer the last climb before enjoying the descent into the Ciftlik Bay where the boat awaits our arrival. From here it is not far by boat to Marmaris where you spend a festive evening together with fellow guests, crew and guides reflecting on the experiences of the week together.
After breakfast disembarkation. Fee-based collective transfers to Dalaman Airport on request. If you wish to fly home from the Island of Rhodes please check the boat timetable before booking your flight from Rhodes.
The Love Boat (originally named BB2) is designed to portray elegant style with a relaxing atmosphere. She is a perfect examples of a Turkish wooden gulet with all amenities of an exclusive yacht. The salon and deck are spaciously designed and equipped for your comfort. The professional and experienced crew is more than familiar in making sure the guests feel safe and comfortable and offer a great service all around.
Length: 37 m
Wide: 10 m
The 15 cabins are between 12-14 m², 6 above deck and 9 below deck and are equipped with shower/WC and air conditioning. Double beds are 200 x 140 cm, twin beds: 200 x 80 cm
Bedding as well as emptying of the dustbin, fresh towels at mid-week
Two masts, lounge chairs and upholster benches on deck, a large table and chairs on deck
At 42m x 10.5m the Elara 1 (formerly the Hamis Tamel) was launched from its homeport in Bodrum, Turkey. In 2019 the ship was completely renovated and equipped to a higher standard. On board you’ll find 11 spacious and air conditioned guest cabins with shower and WC. The large salon is separated into restaurant and lounge areas with the highlight being the glass framed kitchen where you can catch a glance of the culinary skills of the chef. There is plenty of space on board the ship’s main deck where you can relax on the reclining furniture or comfortable seats. The upper deck is partly shaded.
The Osman Kurt is a beautifully designed 32-meter wooden Gulet that has been crossing the sea since 2000 and was completely rebuilt in 2013. The cosy sundeck offers plenty of space to relax on the wonderful tour. The friendly crew ensures a carefree journey. At mealtimes the talented cook will pamper you with deliciously prepared dishes of Turkish cuisine.
Length: 32 m
Wide: 7.4 m
The 8 cabins are equipped with shower/WC and air conditioning. Double beds are 200 x 135 cm, twin beds: 200 x 90 cm
Cabins are cleaned daily, bed sheets once a week.
Two masts, lounge chairs and upholster benches on deck, a large table and chairs on deck for dining.
In 2020 this trip is offered with a similar itinerary from Bodrum, as “South Aegean Bike and Boat Tour From Bodrum“. All dates listed below depart from and arrive to Bodrum.
Dates listed in black are open for booking. If marked in red they’re fully booked, in blue there are 4 or less bookings available. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer any queries you may have.
(Book a 2020 cruise before 31 January and receive an extra 5% discount)
|Departures||Price Per Person||Boat Name|
|April 25 – May 2
|May 9 – 16||1290€||Love Boat|
|May 23 – 30||
|June 6 – 13
|September 5 – 12
|September 26 – October 3
|October 10 – 17 / 17 – 24 / 24 – 31
|Not included in the tour price||
|Additional optional services||
|How to book this tour?||