Blue Cruise Itinerary: Marmaris – Datca – Greek Islands (Symi & Rhodes)

Last Updated on May 29, 2022

About the Route

General Info

This blue cruise route from Marmaris is one of most popular routes. A perfect combination of Turkey and Greece coasts in one week, and covering about all of the most beautiful and unspoilt bays, coves, towns, beaches, historical sites and nature.



Route Itinerary

Marmaris -> Bozburun -> Dirsekbuku -> Bencik Cove -> Datca/Knidos -> Symi Island -> Rhodes Island -> Marmaris

Typical Blue Cruise Itinerary

Day-1 (central Marmaris)

You’ll start your blue cruising from Marmaris to Greek Islands, with a great day out at central Marmaris, strolling along the historic centre and marina region. You’ll have an overnight stay.

Day-2 (Arap Island, Bozburun)

You’ll have great day and have lunch around Arap Island. And than you’ll visit Bozukkale, a lovely harbour popular with the blue voyage yachts and boats with its protective area. You’ll have plenty of swimming, surfing, canoeing and enjoying all the beautiful coves and natural beauties.

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 an overnight stay at Bozburun

Day-3 (Dirsekbuku)

After a good breakfast you’ll sail through Dirsekbuku region along Bozburun. This is a very beautiful place and a perfect shelter for yachts and gulets. You’ll also find a lovely local restaurant. Dirsekbuku is only accessible by sea so you are lucky to spend a great day out here.

You’ll have plenty of relaxing, swimming, having snacks in several nice restaurants with an overnight stay in Dirsekbuku.

Day-4 (Bencik)

After a good breakfast you’ll sail through Bencik region. 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.

You’ll have an overnight stay here.

Day-5 (Datca)

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.

Day-6 (Symi)

Island of Symi is the other very attractive island located on the north-west of Rhodes, south-west of Marmaris. Symi is famous with the monastery located on the shore of the cove. It is an important Orthodox monastery and every year many Orthodox people come and visit from all over the world. There is a small village connected to the coast by a long marble stairs. The village is very sweet.

The Orthodox Monastery, the historic Watch Tower, Naval Museum and the Agha Georghius Chapel are the places of interest.

Day-7 (Rhodes)

Island of Rhodes is a Greek located on the south-southwest of Marmaris. Rhodes was one of the most important cities during the era of the Romans and Byzantium (fifth to third century BC). Later on the island captured by the St.Jean Knights and till 1519 the Knights lived in the island. The establishment of today’s Rhodes dating back to 1920.

Today the Island of Rhodes is an important tourist destination in the Mediterranean. There are a lot of shops and quality restaurants. The historic places worth seeing. The city is separated as the old and the new city. All the facilities are located in the new city.

The Temple of Aphrodite, The Archeology Museum of Rhodes, The Grand Master Palace, The Byzantium Museum, The Mountain Smit and The Suleyman Pasa, Aga & Ibrahim Pasa Mosques are the places of interest.

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Day-8 (back to Marmaris)

After you sail back to Marmaris, you’ll check-out upon a great breakfast in the morning. You’ll have time again to explore more of Marmaris 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.

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