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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 at Bodrum harbor. Check in begins at 2 pm. Alternatively, you can fly to Kos Airport and take the ferry across to Bodrum for check in (if you choose to arrive via Kos, make sure that your flight arrives no later than 2 pm in Kos in order to catch the ferry connection). Use the evening hours to enjoy the lively vibe in the city of Bodrum and relax with a typical Turkish tea. In the evening a collective dinner on board can be enjoyed in the company of your travel companions and tour guides.
Today’s first cycle route takes us to Kızılagaç, which is famous for its local farmer’s market. When we arrive in Yalıçiftlik we board the boat for lunch and a cruise to Kos. An entourage of cultural sights in Kos town will give us an insight into the town’s turbulent historical past: The Roman Forum, the Crusader fortress and the mosques from the time when Kos was still part of the Ottoman Empire. The evening is rounded off in one of the numerous bars and cafes.
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. Here we board the boat and cruise to the volcanic island of Nissyros.
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 Tilos Island.
The morning bike ride takes us from Livadia to Megalochorio. Enthusiasts can visit the pygmy elephant museum, before returning back to the boat. A tasty lunch awaits us on-board followed by a relaxing cruise from Tilos to the island of Chalki. The picturesque island capital offers a great first impression of the classic architecture style.
In the morning we cross by boat to Panormitis Bay in front of the island of Symi, where we can visit a 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 we make our way to the neighbouring Datça Peninsula and find ourselves back in Turkey. Today’s bike tour takes us from the Datça district along the peninsula to the historical ruins of Knidos (4th Century BC) with a wonderfully preserved amphitheatre. A stroll through this historical site leaves a lasting impression. Depending on the departure times of the guests on board the following day, we can either spend the night in Knidos or make the crossing to Bodrum. An evening meal is enjoyed together in the company of guides and fellow travelers.
After breakfast disembarkation. Fee-based collective transfers to Bodrum Airport on request. If you wish to fly home from the Island of Kos your ferry will depart at 09:30 am. Please insure that your flight departure from Kos is no earlier than 1 pm.
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.
Dates listed in black are open for booking. If marked in red they’re fully booked, in blue there are fewer than 4 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 gain an extra 5% discount)
||Price Per Person | Boat Name|
|April 25 – May 2||1290€ | Love boat|
|May 9 – 16||
1290€ | Love Boat
|May 23 – 30
1390€ | Love Boat
|June 6 – 13
1390€ | Love Boat
|September 5 – 12
1490€ | Osman Kurt
|September 26 – October 3
1390€ | Love Boat
|October 10 – 17 / 17 – 24 / 24 – 31
1290€ | Elara 1
|Not included in the tour price||
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