Ideal for Summer Season
The East Mediterranean is awash with lush islands fringed by swathes of idyllic sandy beaches and glorious towns and cities steeped in rich history, which explains why this breathtaking region makes for a memorable luxury yacht charter. Coupled with stunning scenery, beautiful year-round clement weather and warm hospitality, the countries of Turkey and Greece offer the perfect chance to relax and unwind.
- Day 1
GocekDistance: 40 nm*
On this day you will begin your East Mediterranean yacht charter by boarding the yacht in Gocek, Turkey.
Arrive in deep blue Göcek Bay, sometimes called the Gulf of Fethiye, and you’ll find you aren’t alone in marveling at its magnificence. These pine forested-shores, ancient towns, and endless beaches are pretty much a required stop for anyone traveling by sea along the Turquoise Riviera.
Spend an afternoon here sipping cocktails and wine over freshly grilled fish dishes at D Resort, then head out to explore the bay’s numerous forested islands, coves, and hidden inlets. If you wish, you can cruise to Ölüdeniz to experience the wonder that is the Blue Lagoon, home to some of the coast’s best scuba diving spots.
Stop off in the pleasant town of Fethiye, once the major port for Roman Lycia. Join the locals along the seafront promenade and don’t miss the Tuesday market, where you can stock up on everything from fresh produce and Turkish textiles to local olive oil and cheese. To end your day, why not visit Hillside Beach Club where you and your guests can lap up in luxury and dine on decadent local cuisine.
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Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
D Resort Gocek
Hillside Beach Club
- Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz
- Day 2
Discover Ekincik and the Dalyan RiverDistance: 25 nm*
After an exciting first day, we are sure that you and your guests will want to spend some quality time in peace and serenity.
You will begin with a late breakfast as your captain takes you to Ekincik. Before you arrive, however, you will get the chance to explore the breathtaking and tranquil Dalyan River, where you can explore the scene for a few hours on your water toys, or get your tender to take you to the ancient ruins of Kaunos.
Later in the afternoon, you will arrive in Ekincik Bay where you can spend your time lapping sun rays by the sea. Take the opportunity to explore the quaint town and do a spot of shopping. Surrounded by greenery and many campsites, more active guests can use this time to throw on their hiking boots and have a mini-expedition up nearby hills.
- Day 3
Tranquillity in Marmaris & RhodesDistance: 20 nm*
Sail to Marmaris and spoil yourself with an indulgent and relaxing morning before moving onto the Greek island of Rhodes in the afternoon.
At Marmaris, swim in the protected bays and its picturesque setting surrounded by pine-covered hills and long, sandy beaches. Explore the nearby inlets and you may find a quiet beach to call your own for the afternoon. Back in town, be sure to pay a visit to the Castle Museum, behind the busy bazaar, where you’ll get some of the best views of the city and the bay. If you prefer, use your time in the morning to unwind at D Maris Bay, where you can receive a variety of spa treatments and enjoy a meal overlooking the water.
In the afternoon, move onto the largest island in the Dodecanese, Rhodes, also known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. It offers the best of both worlds, a fairytale town surrounded by medieval walls and a city with an intense nightlife and hundreds of shops where anything can be found. The entire island has sights worth seeing including those of the Lindos Acropolis, the valley of the butterflies, and the archaeological sites at Kamiros. Long stretches of white sand beaches with lemon and almond groves line the winding roads. This is a great area to take advantage of the water toys on board.
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D Maris Bay
- Day 4
Experience the charm of SymiDistance: 60 nm*
Just a short sail away is the island of Symi, a charming and secluded locale with a vibrant community and cityscape.
The waters in the area are deep and tranquil, providing a variety of coves, secluded beaches and even uninhabited islets where you and your guests will have complete privacy. Spend your day onboard your luxury charter yacht or actively cruising the coasts on your water toys.
As the afternoon approaches, you will venture inland and explore the busy town of Symi where you can do a spot of shopping. Here you can mingle with the locals who will tell you the best place to get a taste of authentic Greek cuisine. There are also many monuments and natural wonders in the area that you and your guests can discover at a leisurely pace.
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The Venetian Castle of Symi
Climb the Kali Strata stairs
- The Venetian Castle of Symi
- Day 5
Kos & LerosDistance: 20 nm*
Begin your day by sailing into Kos, followed by an afternoon trip to Leros where you will end your day
Kos lies in the middle of the Dodecanese Islands. Sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and rich history are its major attractions. The island's main town is also called Kos, and is also the tourist and cultural centre. Whitewashed buildings, buzzy restaurants, lively locals and electrifying nightclubs form this famous town, and have garnered its nickname as “bar street”.
The ancient physician Hippocrates is thought to have been born on Kos, and in the centre of the town is the Plane Tree of Hippocrates, a dream temple where the physician is supposed to have taught. The small city is also home to the International Hippocratic Institute and the Hippocratic Museum dedicated to him.
Leros is situated between Patmos, Lipsi, and Kalimnos. Leros, like most of the Greek islands, consists of small fertile valleys sandwiched between rolling green hills, deep coves, and pretty beaches. There are many picturesque tavernas and chic restaurants where you and your guests can dine to end your day.
- Day 6
The spiritually enriching PatmosDistance: 70 nm*
Before leaving Kos be sure to enjoy a delightful breakfast at one of the local cafes. After breakfast, your motor yacht will take you to Patmos where you will spend the remainder of the day.
Patmos has an appeal to it like no other. Religious spirituality, history, and beautiful beaches are what bring its diverse visitors to Patmos. The location boasts breathtaking architecture still standing from as far back as 1088 AD.
Ond this relaxed day, you can spend your time wandering the promenade and picking up ingredients for your chef to prepare for supper. If you are up for the task, be sure to climb up the nearby hills to Marvell at the ancient windmills still in use today. Or, for a history lesson, why not visit St John's Monastery. From here, visitors can see the Cave of the Apocalypse where Saint John is said to have received his Revelation, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO alongside the monastery.
- Day 7
Celebrate in Mykonos Distance: 25 nm*
Perhaps the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek isles, Mykonos has an international reputation of impeccable beaches, friendly locals, fresh cuisine, and of course, a buzzing nightlife that attracts glamorous crowds of celebrities, intellects and well-known artists.
Begin your day with a trip to Cavo Tagoo Hotel where you and your guests can get refreshed in preparation for the night's celebration. Be sure to explore the local taverns for an afternoon pick me up, or reserve a table at M-Eating for a cool yet classic Greek dining experience.
After a day of exploring the main town and walking amongst the gorgeous white Grecian villas, take to the night scene so your vacation can really begin. For an ultimate and elegant experience surrounded by jet setters, be sure to visit Principote Panormos. However, we recommend you try Nammos for a truly memorable night where you can party until dawn under the mesmerizing Grecian moonlight.
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- Principote Panormos
- Day 8
Unwind in ParosDistance: 25 nm*
After last night's celebration, you and your guests will certainly want to take the day as it comes, so on this day, you will be taken to Paros where you can relax and unwind fully.
Paros is one of the most popular destinations for good reason: exquisite sandy beaches, crystalline waters, traditional villages, lovely chapels, and stylish cafes can be found wherever you go. You can have your captain take you to one of the many secluded coves of the island and spend your entire day recomposing onboard your luxury platform.
However, we recommend that you explore the area. The main town, Parikia, is one of the most cosmopolitan locations of Paros and is full of tavernas providing decadent meals against a beautiful backdrop of mountainous ranges. You may wish to visit the monastery of “Panagia Ekatontapiliani” - which means “with the hundred gates.” Out of them, only 99 have been found. Perhaps you and your guests can locate the 100th.
- Day 9
Explore the glistening Ios
Following breakfast, you and your guests will be taken to the island of Ios.
Ios is famous for its lively nightlife, which can be experienced in the lively beach resort of Mylopotas and in the harbour, Ormos. In addition to fun, Ios boasts many beautiful sights for its visitors. The coastline of this predominantly mountainous island is festooned with a multitude of picturesque little coves and a myriad of quiet and peaceful places.
Combined with the innumerable churches and chapels, olive-clad hills and vineyards, crystal-clear air and sea, magnificent sandy beaches and excellent tourist facilities, Ios attracts a lot of visitors to the island. Dependent on what kind of day you wish to have in Ios, you are guaranteed a fun and memorable experience.
- Day 10
Round off in Santorini
You will spend the final two days of your luxury yacht charter in Santorini, bringing your vacation to a sophisticated end.
The celebrated Santorini stands strong and majestic, guarding well the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. The island is full of history, therefore we recommend that you and your guests visit the Akrotiri to gain some insight into Santorini's heritage. Following this, you will dine at Bellonias Villas where you will feast on stylish and decadent Greek cuisine.
Spend the remainder of your afternoon exploring the local markets, or wandering through the promenade before you retire to your superyacht. Alternatively, if you would like to savour the flavours of Santorini, we recommend you reserve a table at Santo Wine where their extensive list will certainly impress you and your guests.
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- Santo Wines
- Day 11
Say your final farewells
On this day you will bring an end to your Greek charter adventure and disembark in the beautiful Santorini.
Before you disembark, be sure to visit White Beach where you can use the onboard water toys one final time. Following this, cruise leisurely by the coastline where you can lunch overlooking the glistening waters.
When you disembark you will still have time to enjoy the day in Santorini. Perhaps you will want to stay a few more days before returning home, which shouldn't be a problem as the island has an abundance of hotels and villas at your disposal.
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- White Beach
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*All distances are approximate