Dedecanes South

Day 1:x
Embarkation, welcome drink and program briefing in Bodrum harbor. Dinner and overnight stay in the harbor or at a nearby cove.

Day 2:
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.

Day 3:
Arrival on the volcanic island of Nisiros, with a preceding break for swimming and lunch in Yali. Afternoon open for sightseeing in town and/or visit by rented vehicle in the vicinity of the crater.

Day 4:
Early morning departure for Rhodes, with a possible break for swimming on the island of Tilos and arrival in Rhodes around noon. The walls of the medieval Crusader castle of the Knights of St. John are visible from the harbor. Time after lunch to visit the walled old town with its numerous shops and streets dating to the Crusader era. Following dinner on board, opportunity to experience the colorful night life of Rhodes. Overnight stay in Rhodes harbor. 

Day 5:
Suggested morning sightseeing, near the harbor, may include the Archaeological Museum and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John. Suggestions for the afternoon include a visit to the colorful village of Lindos and Valley of the Butterflies, both accessible by rented vehicle. Overnight in Rhodes harbor.

 

Day 6:
A short sail to Symi, with a break for swimming and lunch prior to entering the harbor. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity for sightseeing along the sea front adorned with 19th century neo-Classical buildings and the interior of the town. Those interested may visit the Panormitis Monastery situated in the south of the island. For those who like walking the island offers pleasant roads and byways.

Day 7:
Entering Turkey in Datça after a short sail from Symi, then continuing the cruise to anchor in the ancient harbor of Cnidos. After sightseeing the magnificent ruins of the ancient city that surround the harbor departure in the evening for Mersincik cove on the north side of the Datça peninsula for an overnight stay.

Day 8:
Disembarkation after breakfast in Bodrum.