About the Route
This one way blue cruise route from Marmaris to Bodrum is popular one to explore and enjoy the beautiful coasts. A perfect combination covering about all of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays, coves, towns, beaches, historical sites and nature.
Marmaris -> Amos/Turunc -> Bozburun -> Selimiye -> Orhaniye -> Gulf of Hisaronu -> Datca -> Knidos -> Bodrum
Typical Blue Cruise Itinerary
Day-1 (central Marmaris)
You’ll start your blue cruising from Marmaris to Bodrum, with a great day out at central Marmaris, strolling along the historic centre and marina region. You’ll have an overnight stay.
You’ll sail along the beautiful Amos bay and Turunc, a picturesque beach resort of Marmaris hidden away in a wonderful bay on the southern coast of Marmaris.
You’ll have great time at the Turunc bay, as well as strolling along the pretty beach front, having a rest at the variety of great restaurants and cafes, on your Turkey gulet cruise.
The Turunc Cove has a blue flag which means the beaches and the sea are in great condition, has infrastructure for the yachts and clean.
Kumlubuk is on the south-southwest of Marmaris and comes after Turunc. Kumlubuk is famous with its nice sandy beach and fish restaurants. The region has an outstanding landscape. Kumlubuk coasts and hills have one of the best tracks for hiking and ecological tourism. The Kadirga Cove is also a nice place for a pit stop between Turunc and Kumlubuk.
Ciftlik is famous with its sandy beach. The big sands are very rare in and around Marmaris coves. The sea is always bright in Ciflik and the beach covers the whole cove. The cove is a popular pit stop of the daily boat tours. The beach is becoming crowded with the daily boat visitors. The Ciftlik Cove is the only cove around that has a beach.
Bozukkale & Serce Bay
Boats sailing from Ciftlik through Bozburun always prefer to have a swimming and lunch break in the Serce Bay. There is a small market and a restaurant on the coast of Serce Bay. Along the way through Bozburun you will come across to another wonderful cove, the Pirate Cove.
The sea is very clean, calm and bright there. You are now in Bozukkale. Bozukkale harbour is very popular for the blue voyage yachts and boats with its protective area. On the hills you may see the remnants of the ancient city of Loryma. There are shops, restaurants and a port for mooring on the coast.
Bozburun is a cape located on the far end on the southwest of Marmaris. Bozburun is mostly known by the yachtsmen. Life is so calm and quite in Bozburun. The region is quite barren related to the other regions in Marmaris.
Bozburun hosts lots of calm coves around to be discover and moor by boats and yachts. Also the remnants of the ancient city of Larymna is around the region. You’ll have plenty of relaxing, swimming, having snacks in several nice restaurants with an overnight stay in Dirsek buku.
Day-4 (Selimiye & Orhaniye)
Selimiye is another popular stopping point for the yacht, gulets and boats sailing between Marmaris and Bodrum. Here you’ll experience real authentic lifestyle of Turkey.
Selimiye is famous for its wonderful bay, beach, cafes and fresh sea food at the restaurants, blue cruising yachts and gulets, ancient city of Hydas, boat trips to nearby coves and islands of Kamelya and Difllice. You’ll find lovely restaurants to try the traditional food and especially fresh fish.
And finally you’ll sail through Orhaniye, a famous for its wonderful bay, unique Kizkumu beach where holidaymakers apparently walk in the middle of the sea, water sports, Marti Marina, yacht club, the castle remains belonging to the ancient city of Bybassos, cafes and restaurants by the beach front.
Yachts anchoring to Hisaronu Gulf always spend their nights in Orhaniye. You’ll have a wonderful dinner here.
Day-5 (Gulf of Hisaronu)
Hisaronu Gulf is one of the best yacht and gulet cruise bases in the region. The sea is shallow and the sand is tile colored. People preferring a calm and quite holiday mostly chose Hisaronu region.
The water and the fresh air in Hisaronu is very healthy for the people having asthma and heart diseases. During the season, the weather gets windy sometimes and this attracts the windsurfing fans.
Bencik is the located on the side of the Hisaronu Gulf and it is the most narrow place of the peninsula. The distance between the Gokova Gulf decreases to 800 meters. A must see place. Wonderful cove and turquoise waters will give you great experience.
Majority of the gulet cruises anchor at Bencik cove for sure. It is believed that if you don’t, than you didn’t sail on the Aegean coast of Turkey.
Here, you’ll spend a great day out on board with plenty of swimming, sunbathing, reading your favorite book, or do watersports.
Day-6 (Datca & Knidos)
The Datca Peninsula offers a natural boundary between the Aegean Sea, the Gokova Gulf on the north and the Mediterranean Sea, the Hisaronu Gulf on the south. Once a small harbour and fishing town, and dating to the Dorian times, it is still one of the most beautiful places on the region.
Datca is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The heaven nature, the barren coves and the very clean sea are the valuables of Datca. You’ll find about 52 wonderful coves around the peninsula. Plus the ancient city of Knidos, situated in a very beautiful bay.
You’ll have great day out to explore Datca, its beautiful streets, shopping and entertainment places, as well as have snorkeling, diving tours, swimming and relaxing at tits beautiful beaches and bays.
The Kargi Cove just across Datca is another small cove that mostly preferred for swimming. The cove is like a pool and the sea is fascinating. After you pass through the Ince Cape, you are now just so close to Knidos.
Before sailing to Knidos, a lunch break in the quality restaurants at the Palamut Buku is mostly preferred. Palamut Buku is a nice cove with quality restaurants and a long wonderful beach.
Knidos is one of the best promenade area of the region where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea meet. Knidos has a artificial formation of in and out harbours. The ancient city spread by a four kilometers of city walls.
You’ll find an outstanding panorama on the hill. From one side you see the Aegean Sea, on the side you see the Mediterranean Sea. Beaches in the area is also worth swimming.
You’ll also find a nice restaurant at the coast, which is serving only for yachts and gulets during summer times.
Your final destination will be Bodrum. A popular beach resort of Turkey and described as “the Land of the Eternal Blue” by Homeros. An impressive medieval castle built by the Knights of the Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet.
Bodrum is world wide famous, attracting a diverse population of vacationers who stroll along its long palm-lined waterfront as the elegant yachts crowd the marina. No far from the town, you can swim in clear, tideless and warm seas. Underwater environment is really fascinating.
After you finish your blue cruise from Marmaris to Bodrum, you’ll check-out upon a great breakfast in the morning. You’ll have time to explore Bodrum if you want. After this excellent gulet holidays in Turkey, your charter representative will assist you about leaving the boat, town, transfers and advice.
You’ll always find great yacht & gulet charter agents operating for blue cruising holidays in Marmaris, Bodrum, Fethiye, and Antalya coasts of Turkey. We listed the best ones below.