The Dodecanese archipelago ,known as the twelve islands,home to the iconic island of Rhodes lying parallel to the Turkish coastline along with the Cyclades islands are the most popular destinations for the Blue Cruise adventurers. Due to their close proximity to the Turkish coastline it is common tocvombine the islands with Turkish shores on Blue Cruise. Whilst the Dodecanese islands are most suiable for a cruise starting at a Turkish port, a ten day program is required for the Cyclades islands. Superb weather, turquoise waters and the beauty of the Greek islands are at arm’s reach in Blue Fun Yachting cruises. We invite you to experience the beauty and magnificence of the Mediterranean, witness ancient history and culture, sip your Ouzo at a picturesque, sun-drenched beach or simply amble the narrow winding streets of scenic island towns.
Your cruise to Greek islands may have various stops depending on your port of departure and length of travel, but you’ll have the chance to experience the feel of blue waters and tranquil hillside villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs. take pictures of splendid landscape of orange and lemon groves, gnarled olive trees, and lovingly tended vineyards. It is for sure that the Blue Cruise through Greek waters will be an awe-inspiring holiday you will remember forever.
Visiting the very best of the glittering sandy beaches on one island then hop away to the lively nightlife hotspot on another is the best way to visit this beautiful part of the world in style. Each one of these island chains are unique in culture, architecture, and cuisine, all enjoy the azure waters, golden beaches and laid-back atmosphere that is the postcard image of Greece. Whether you are hoping to see the wonders of Greek history or bronze yourself on a Traditional Gulet , or party until the morning in a upmarket island tavern, you will find a host of wonders on one of our gulet yacht cruise routes.
Dodecanese, a rather dense island complex situated at the southeast corner of Europe, off the Turkish coast has been populated since the ancient times. The name “Dodecanese” first appears in Byzantine sources of the 8th century and does not refer to the current Dodecanese, but the twelve islands of the Cyclades around Delos. According to written sources, the inhabitants of someof the islands have participated in the Trojan war. The archipelago includes Rhodes the capital, Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Tylos, Symi, Crete, Samos, Nisyros, Patmos, and Halki, as well as 93 islets. The unique beauty and vast heritage of the islands make them a sought-after destination for Blue Cruise yachts. Although it is considered an ideal destination for a cosmopolitan vacation, there are areas where you can enjoy absolute peace and quiet for the beaches of the Dodecanese are considered to be among the cleanest and most beautiful in the Aegean.
Kos island is known not only for its fantastic sandy beaches but also for being the homeland of Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Kos is a wonderful mix of experiences with beaches and vibrant bars often just next to historical buildings and ancient villas.
Home to the iconic island of Rhodes, a Bluıe Cruise in the Dodecanese Islands, combined with Turkish coastline is not only a chance to explore abundant beaches in the Aegean but to visit a vast array of significant historical and archaeological sites . Rhodes is also famed for its local delicacies.
The Dodecanese islands enchant the visitor with their stunning natural landscapes, oceanic formations, sleepy beaches, rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life.
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The Cyclades, located in the central Aegean and often labelled as hidden gems, are made up of over 200 islands, about 25 of which are inhabited. The island group has played an important role in Greece’s remarkable past since well before antiquity for they were logistically fundamental for trading charters between Europe, Anatolia and Africa. The geographical advantages, close proximity of the islands of the Cyclades promised great commercial authority to whoever ruled over them.
By the second half of 20th century, the Cyclades had experienced an unbelievable increase in tourism with some of the world’s most famous personalties holidaying on the now popular islands such as Mykonos, Antiparos, Amorgos, Paros, Naxos, Kea, Kythnos, Sikinos, Ios, Santorini, Syros and Tinos.
Because of their close proximity to one another, they are the best Greek islands to visit when on a Blue Cruise. We should point out that the best months to sail to the islands of the Cyclades are June / early July and September. The reason for this is that although the weather is nice and warm, you stand a better chance of missing the strong Meltemi winds.
Cyclades has always been a hotspot for discerning sea-goers. The all-night parties of Mykonos to romantic sunsets over the Caldera of Santorini the island group has a reputation as a magical place with almost noclouds above. The larger islands sport rows of beautiful tavernas, panoramic restaurants and wine cellars for fine dining aficionados. A Gulet Cruise will provide you with theopportunity to make the most of hundreds of stunning coves and inlets.
Mykonos, Santorini and Paros have international airports and Naxos, Milos and Syros have domestic airports with flight connections to Athens and Thessaloniki.
With the picturesque fishing villages, seas sparkling like emeralds, old monasteries, hiking paths, pristine beaches, authentic local communiy, tavernas and bars, you’ll never be short of views and natural beauty and fun. You will have an exotic feel in some of the islands where it feels as though time has stood still, Some of the islands are there simply to read a book on board your chosen Gulet yacht and just forget about the rest of the world.
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Bodrum to Kos
Day 3 Kos to Leros
Day 4 Leros to Patmos Island
Day 5 Patmos Island to Leros
Day 6 Leros to Kalymnos
Day 7 Kalymnos to Bodrum
Day 8 Bodrum
Day 1 Bodrum
Day 2 Bodrum to Kos
Day 3 Kos to Gyali Bay and Nisyros Island
Day 4 Nisyros to Symi
Day 5 Symi to Rhodes
Day 6 Datca – Palamutbuku – Cnidus
Day 7 Black Island – Poyraz Harbour – Bodrum
Day 8 Bodrum