Bodrum – North Dodecanese Islands – Bodrum
1. Day :
Embarkation, welcome drink and program briefing in Bodrum harbor. Dinner and overnight stay in the harbor or at a nearby cove.
2. Day :
Arrive in Cos around noon. Opportunity to see Asclepeion, Castle or the Museum (all open until 14:30), after lunch on board. Choice of swimming in the warm waters of Empros thermal baths on the south coast. Overnight stay in Cos harbor.
3. Day :
Arrival at Leros around noon. Swim at Xirokambos then arrival in Lakki or Ayia Marina. Because Leros is not a “tourist paradise”, the island has been able to preserve much of its traditional way of life. Afternoon and evening open for excursions on foot or by rented motorbike.
4. Day :
Early morning departure. Breakfast and swim at Leipsi. Arrive at Fournoi islands, a tranquil region untouched by mass tourism.
5. Day :
Arrival in Scala harbor of Patmos, situated at the base of a mountain crowned by a 13th century monastery of St. John the Divine. The island with its monasteries is of great importance for the Greek Orthodox Church; its many lovely coves and characteristic villages are similar to those found on other Greek Aegean islands.
6. Day :
Today’s destination is the island of Kalimnos. Although its days in the sun as a major sponge fishing center are over, Kalimnos still bares traces of those times in some of its stately homes dating from that era.
7. Day :
Arrival in Cos around noon, after a morning swim in Pserimos with departure timed to avoid the rush of daily tour boats. Opportunity to sight see places missed at the beginning of the cruise. Overnight stay in Cos or Bodrum in accordance with the passengers preference.
8. Day :
Disembarkation after breakfast in Bodrum.