Bodtur Yachting offers you a yacht cruise to Rhodes, Simi and Tilos. The yacht cruise starts from Rhodes; the largest island of Dodecanese of Greece. The first and the last days of our yacht cruise will be spent in Rhodes. The island is of great value to the whole world: priceless archaeological finds, great cultural heritage and incredible ancient artifacts scattered throughout the island.
First stop will be at a Turkish town; Bozburun. Later the yacht will cruise to Symi Island. The houses of the Symi town are painted in different colors which makes it an extraordinary place and fabulously beautiful. By the yacht port, you can see the ruins of the fortress of the Knights, which was built on the site of the Acropolis. You can visit Church of the Virgin and Castle.
There are 16 protected areas where there are about a hundred species of rare birds and over 400 species of flowers in the Tilos Island. Tilos is a rocky island, but ends in a beautiful sandy beach called Eritros.
Day 1: Rhodes
Aboard the yacht, you will be greeted by our friendly and professional crew. Overnight and dinner on board in the Port of Rhodes. In the evening you can visit the lively town of Rhodes. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 2: Rhodes-Bozburun
Today, we cruise to Bozburun in Turkey for customs formalities. We will stop in one of the many beautiful inlets on the way for breakfast and swimming. Bozburun is a small fishing village set among islands and inlets, quite the place for taking the nicest photos. It was once the sponge-fishing centre of Turkey which is currently is one of the country’s major boat-building centres. We have time to explore the port and village, buying the world famous Turkish delight. Dinner and overnight on board in a bay at the Turkish coast.
Day 3: Symi-Agia Marina-Agia Nikolaos
Today, we cruise to Symi; a real gem, one of the most beautiful little of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Have your camera ready for wonderful images of this small fairy-tale island. We enjoy lots of swimming today in the many bays! Your dinner will be served on board, but if you wish to dine ashore by yourselves, please inform the captain in advance. All the travernas on Symi are very tempting and the captain will understand your choice. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Symi-Panormitis
We will cruise to Panormitis today, located in the southern part of Symi. On the way, we will stop for a swim and lunch in one of the beautiful bays around the island, at Nanou bay or one of the many others. You can visit the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis. This is a Greek Orthodox monastery built in the early 18th century, and still inhabited by monks. It is visited by people from all over the world, and many Greeks pay homage to St Michael of Panormitis each year. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 5: Symi-Tilos
Today, we continue our cruising along the coast around Symi Island. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, we will continue to Tilos. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 6: Tilos
Tilos is surrounded by high and rocky mountains, steep coasts, beaches with clear waters and caves. It has a medieval castle built or rebuilt by the Knights of St John, a Byzantine monastery, many small graphical churches and an in 1970 deserted village Mikro Chorio that is now declared a cultural monument. You may visit the Charkadio Cave full of paleontological discoveries like the famous dwarf elephant fossil bones. This is the place where the last elephants of Europe lived: the dwarf elephants appeared in the island 45,000 years ago and disappeared 4,000 years ago. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 7: Tilos-Rhodes
We will make our way back to the famous island of Rhodes. Free day to visit one of the best preserved medieval towns in the world and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Optional trips available today for rock climbing / jeep safari (self-driving or with professional driver) / scuba diving / hiking Filerimos / tour to Lindos with its cliff side Acropolis, whitewashed houses and picturesque scenery. Dinner and overnight on board in Rhodes harbour.
Day 8: Rhodes
Enjoy an early Mediterranean breakfast on board. Your cruise comes to an end. Disembarkation in Rhodes at 08:00.