Aphrodite Cruise Details

Descend into the extinct crater of the youngest volcano of the Aegean, the origin of Aphrodite, Symi one of the most beautiful islands of all Greece and its multicoloured dwellings, Rhodes the capital of medieval Europe with its giant and its wonders of architecture, Gyali... To play Robinson Crusoe, or even Tilos and the discovery of a ghost village (according to opening) are on the program! A sparkling cruise and some paradise corners to discover over the water.

Period. From the 1st weekend from May to the end of October

  • Boarding and landing: Marmaris or Bodrum in Turkey.
  • Duration. Weekly from Saturday to Saturday. 8 days/7 nights. 
  • Stays privatizing a boat for your group
  • or sale of cabins luxury category According to departure dates (enquire...)
  • Or even sale of luxury class cabins with Wellness Theme According to departure dates also (enquire...)
  • Number of passengers. Depending on the accommodation capacity and legislation inherent in the choice of your boat.
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  • Your arrival airport. Turkey: Airports in Dalaman or Bodrum-Milas For a boarding and itinerary from Marmaris to Bodrum, or from Bodrum to Marmaris or from Marmaris to Marmaris. A boarding in Marmaris is possible with a arrival from the airport of Rhodes in Greece then the ferry crossing from Rhodes to Marmaris (1h10 of crossing – 42 euros adult fare).
passenger information. Depending on Greek legislation, international navigation regulations in Greek waters may change (international board). The Greek board may, optionally, request the "face control" of our passengers in the Maritime Customs Service (formalities not more than 20 minutes), the first or last day of your presence on a Greek island on your cruise. You just have to have your passport or your identity card to satisfy it. The captain is responsible for all the paperwork.
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Description of the itinerary of your cruise.
Description of the itinerary with embarkation and landing Marmaris. The chronology of the steps can be modified but the program is respected (depending on the winds).

The Greek Navigation legislation changes as of 12/03/2018. Only a boarding and landing in Turkey allows to organize this cruise route. We organize this cruise according to several itineraries: From Marmaris to Marmaris. From Marmaris to Bodrum or Bodrum to Marmaris. the details of the itinerary mentioned below are those of the route Marmaris to Marmaris. For arrivals by Rhodes we bring our solutions. Ask for our advice.

Day One:-Saturday-  ✈Flight to the airport of arrival.  Reception by our concierge at the port of Marmaris, installation on board. Start of evening aperitif with presentation of your stay. Free tour of the city at the water's edge and its charming pedestrian port (Heart blows). Dinner aboard. 

Day 2: -Sunday – from Marmaris to Symi. (Navigation 4:00 about two steps). Direction early morning to Bozukkale and Breakfast. (Bozukkale Superb cove surrounded by walls dating from the Spartan period, siege of conflicts between Spartas and Persians 2000 to 400 BC). Swimming and free visit ashore. Then from Creek to Creek, Day devoted to all the pleasures of warm and colorful waters. Foot ashore on these shores invaded by wild goats, olive groves, oregano and sage with intoxicating essences. Night in the beautiful port of Symi, the most beautiful of all Greece. On either side of the port of Symi, steep ascents at the level of the houses, a little white, some pastel yellow, then mauve, ochre, blues and greens, and all these houses with Neo-classical pediments – a reminder that 100 years ago it was one of the islands most liked S prosperous Greece. These beautiful old houses were resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact. Place of birth of the Three Graces. The visit of the ' ' Kastro ' ' (fort) perched to the top of 500 steps that will be the place to access them. Dinner aboard. Night in the superb setting of the marina. Free visit of the village at night.

Day 3:-Monday – from Symi to Nysiros. Early morning departure to Knidos (4:00 3-step navigation). Your arrival in the Bay of Knidos for breakfast and directly at the foot of the foundations of the city attributed to the Persians then Spartans, Greeks and Romans (600ans before J.C.). The site is that of the goddess Aphrodite carried out by the sculptor Praxiteles, the first representation in the world of female nudity. Majestic temples and theatres are available to view from the deck of your boat. Impressive! Then direction Gyali, a Greek islet uninhabited to the colourful waters of the sky. Landing in dinghy or swimming on a deserted beach to discover an astonishing hut at the edge of the water.... After the golden sand and bordered by pristine white rocks, direction Nisyros at the end of the day (20 minutes of navigation), the youngest volcano island of the Aegean area with its crater extinguished, Polybotes (diameter 260 meters and depth 30 m). The visit of the gaping crater, offering its tons of white, yellow, red, purplish dust, is striking. The ascent to the village of Nikia dominating the island is necessary. A colorful show. Dinner aboard. Night in his tiny harbor (no more than 4 or 5 boats). Free visit of the village at night.

Day 4:-Tuesday – from Nysiros to Tilos. (approx. 3 hrs Navigation, 1 Step). Morning Navigation to reach the island of Tilos. Day swims in a sublime cove with surprising red colors. Typical and very sparsely populated Village, the opportunity for free walks ashore. Its hinterland is filled with chapels and fortresses in ruins. From its small port of Livadakia, you will reach the village of Micro Chorio, 200 houses totally abandoned, when at nightfall the ruins are illuminated by a lively bar totally unreal. You will discover the Ghost village (opening July and August and sometimes from June until the end of September) dinner on board. Night in a cove or port according to the choice of passengers and that of the captain (port exposed to winds at times).

Day 5: -. Wednesday from Tilos to Symi (South Point then Creek). (3-30pm Navigation in 2 steps). As soon as we arrived, breakfast then landed for the morning visit of the monastery of Archangel Michael in Panormitis, the most famous monastery on the island which is full of treasures. An hour's visit to the two museums, the one of the bottles to the sea and the Greek folklore. You will discover one of the 3 most beautiful icons in all of Greece. Then navigate to Fanaromeny Cove, idyllic and authentic, a bay dominated by a small chapel offering a sumptuous landscape and panorama to the island of Rhodes. Dinner aboard. Night in the creek.

Day 6: -Thursday-from Symi Cove Agios Giorgos to Rhodes Port (3h20 navigation in two stages). Breakfast and lunch in the beautiful Bay of Agios Giorgos then mid-day sailing to the island of Rhodes. Rhodes, the capital of medieval Europe. Free visits in the late afternoon and after dinner for a discovery of the Old City ' ' by Night ' '. Rhodes, capital of medieval Europe, major destination in Greece, splendid medieval enclosure pierced by seven majestic gates . The marina will welcome your sailboat as well as the luxurious yachts. Three picturesque mills and the lighthouse of St. Nicholas. The view is simply magical for those approaching or leaving Rhodes on a yacht, a boat or one of the superb cruise ships that wet every day at the port of the city. Enchanting setting that captivates many artists who have chosen their home. The visit of the Archaeological Museum, as well as that of the Palace of the great Masters but also to travel the Knights ' round road at the foot of the ramparts are recommended. Dinner aboard. Night in the harbor of Rhodes

Day 7: -Friday – from Rhodes Port to the city of Marmaris (3h20 Navigation in two stages) breakfast and lunch in Creek and according to the winds, Kadirga, Sercé or even Arab Adassi beautiful coves for your last swims of the week. Arrival at the port of Marmaris at the end of the day for the discovery of the old City by the water and its superb and lively pedestrian areas. Shopping and free time. Dinner aboard. Night in the port of Marmaris.

Day 8: Saturday ÂLandings and transfers. Breakfast on board and landing at 8:30. Your transfers to the airport.

A Note. In version privatization or sale of cabins version Wellness boat and only, this itinerary includes visits to the paid sites offered as well as the dinner of the captain, with champagne offered.  (paid visits of some sites are the responsibility of the client/Knidos €3.50 – Nisyros the Volcano €5 – Symi the monastery of Panormitis €4 – Rhodes the Archaeological Museum €3 – Rhodes the Palace of the Great Masters €6 is the 3rd most visited site of all the Greek e)

(Depending on the wind and sailing conditions, it is possible that the daily itinerary will be altered during cruising by the captain. On the other hand the steps will be respected. During the installation on board the customer will participate in the elaboration of the exact itinerary, with our comments and for his greatest pleasure)

We encourage the discovery ashore of the old town of Rhodes, during our stopover.

The heterogeneous past of Rhodes

In Rhodes, every corner of the city, every stone on the island contains a parcel of its 2,400 years of history. The ancient city of Rhodes, whose construction begins around 408-407 B.C., is considered one of the most beautiful in ancient times with the most perfect organization. In the years of its first splendour, Rhodes became one of the most important commercial and maritime centers of the eastern Mediterranean.

In 1309 A.D. The Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem settled on the island and made it their European headquarters. Rhodes will become one of the most important intermediate stations for pilgrims en route to the Holy Land. The Hospitable Knights – the name under which they are also known – reinforce the ramparts of the capital of the island which include the ancient Byzantine ramparts and encircle a territory that will exceed two-fifth of the ancient Byzantine settlement. An internal wall travels the city from east to west, dividing it in two. The Northern Quarter, also known as Collachium, is the administrative centre of the Habitat and includes, among others, the Grand master's Palace and the hospital. The greater South quarter, known as the Bourg, became the living heart of the city, with inhabitants of different origins – the peoples of Western Europe, the Jews and above all the Greek Orthodox Christians.

In 1522, Rhodes was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. During the Ottoman occupation of the island, the ancient city was enriched by new buildings, especially mosques and Turkish baths.

In 1912, Rhodes passed under Italian domination. In 1929, the medieval walls and cemeteries around the ditch were declared historic monuments. The ramparts are stripped of the fireworks added during the Ottoman Empire and are restored. The work continues with the reconstruction of the palace of the Grand Master and the restoration of the Rue des Knights in order to give them the true medieval European style.

In 1948, the Dodecanese Islands are attached to the rest of Greece.

In 1988, the medieval city of Rhodes is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Network, in recognition of its unique intercultural architectural richness.

The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

The archaeological museum was built in the medieval Hospital of the Knights. The construction of the latter, dated 1440 and was completed 49 years later by the Master of Aubusson. The building houses an internal courtyard framed by a two-storey gallery or interesting vestiges, discovered during archaeological digs, dating from the various periods of the island's history.