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Bodrum to Marmaris (or Vice versa)

Begin this cruise in Bodrum, a bustling town with a Bohemian atmosphere, great shopping, and a world famous nightlife. The harbour is dominated by the spectacular Castle of St Peter with tranquil gardens and lovely views of the town. From Bodrum sail to Knidos and anchor in the ancient harbour overlooking the ruins of temples and theatres scattered across the slopes. In ancient times Knidos was well known for its naked green statue of Aphrodite, said to bring good fortune to sailors. Further stops along this route could include Datca, a small pretty harbour, sleepy during the day and lively at night. It’s a great place to shop for Turkish carpets and jewellery. Beyond Datca, the various bays you’ll stop at range from red rock and pine covered landscapes, to beautifully lush and green coastal hillsides scattered with Medieval, Byzantine and Hellenistic ruins. Bozburun, an original sponge diving centre, is another highlight of this route. Bozukkale and Serce Liman are both breathtakingly beautiful, with sites of historical interest as well as crystal clear waters for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on board your gulet, surrounded by incredible views. Finally explore Marmaris, a busy resort town with a large modern marina and lively nightlife. In the narrow alleyways of the old town and covered bazaar you can find spices, carpets and Turkish handicrafts and there’s a great choice of cafes and bars.