"İsland of Lights" Southern Dodecaness Greece

The southern part of the Dodecanese, from Rhodes to Kos has a tremendous variety of beautiful experiences to offer. The volcanic isle of Nisyros, the cultural impressions of Cos, the picturesque houses in Symi, and the multiplicity of Nature on the island of Tilos and Gyali.

These islands belong to a world of myth and magic, being rich in historic remains, bearing witness of the grandeur of the numerous civilizations that chose to live here. A world where the Sun appears as a daily painter of landscapes and the Sea reverberates in a myriad of shades to give birth to Life.

You book a flight to Bodrum (BJV), Cos (KGS-Greece). Bodrum and Cos can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major european cities. Our transfer Staff is awaiting you at the airport and brings you to the yacht in the harbor (Transfer not included). Enjoy the trip! You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served onboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.
Arrival in Cos Greece and trip to Bodrum Port: Ferry from Cos İsland morning s 10.30 AM and afternoon 4.30 PM. Please book your Ferry Ticket to New Port in Bodrum or we can book for you. Ferry-Ticket Link. We can arrange transfers for you from the ferry to the ship.
Flights: These flight companies fly well to Bodrum. Sunexpres - Edelweis Airlines from Switzerland - TUİ Fly
Arrival and Departure Hotel Accommodation: Early arrivals and departures are possible if you have better direct flights to Bodrum. Our cooperation with 2 hotels at Marina 5 is walking distance to our office and anchorage. Pomelon Club Hotel Oceanfront / Beach Link: Details and Martı Pension Link Details
Itinerary: Order of events of the YogaCruising Southern Dodekanesse Route GR1 - example
Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day.
Arrival at Bodrum (BJV) airport / Embarkation from 2 p.m. The transfer from the airport is not included.
At your arrival to Bodrum airport we organize your transfer to the harbor. You will embark the yacht with a welcoming information of the crew and your travel guide.
Start from Gökova Marina 5 PM. to Kilisebükü bay, Dinner onboard.
Day 2 Sunday: Kilisebükü-Bodrum
Breakfast while Cruise to Bodrum anchors in the bay at Windmills.
Hike Excursion about 3 hours in Botanical Thempo with ibo in his homeland to the history of Ancient Halicarnassus present Bodrum (Fakultativ 35, - € P.p). Walk to the windmills overlooking the harbor, city and Kos, then through the old town the narrow streets to the theater and the 7 Wonders of the World Mausoleum, then on to the antique harbor and free walking in Bodrum.
1.Yoga on board in the evening and overnight in the bay near Bodrum.

Day 3 Monday: Cos-Nisyros. The volcanic island of Nisyros
Today you have the possibility to explore the village of Mandraki Nisyros and if you wish, later on, join the very rewarding excursion to Stefanos, the largest crater. The volcano is currently active but not irrupting and fumaroles are found at the craters (Excursion extra). The island has a 3 km wide caldera, which is formed by a collapse after the emptying of the magma chamber. The last eruptive activity was a steam explosion in 1888. We spend this night in the cozy harbor of Mandraki. There is a monastery (Blessed Virgin Mary of the Cave) built right next to a medieval castle erected by the Knights Hospitaller who conquered the island in 1315.
Day 4 Tuesday: Nsyros-Symi İsland Pedi bay
A beautiful sailing trip awaits us today, in order to bring us to the Greek island of Symi. Depending on the winds we will reach the Bay Pedi, or to make an excursion to the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis on the southern tip of the island (Fakultativ 20,-€ P.p). It is a Greek Orthodox monastery with two museums and a Library, overlooking a bay and still inhabited by monks.
We are mooring over the night in the Bay in Symi.
Day 5 Wednesday: Symi harbor
The cruise continues to Symi where we will anchor in the harbor after a relaxing bathing pause in a creek of the island. After lunch on board you have the choice to stroll about the small city with it’s neoclassical architecture.
Day 6 Thursday: Symi - Datça -Cnidos
Yoga on board and Breakfast during the journey to Datca (2 hours)
Anchoring in datça and customs, then visit Stad. 2 pm Sailing to Cnidos. antique City. Best Hiking to Kilisebükü and Mersincik. ( Walking time approx. 2,5 hrs.) Yoga on board in the Mersincik Bay.
Overnight in the Mersincik Bay
Day 7 Friday: Mersincik-Çökertme- (Hamam Turkish Bath) Ören Marina
Yoga on Board, Breakfast and
The cruise continues from the Bay Mersincik in direction of the Çökertme Bay and Gökova Marina.
Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with (Hamam Turkish Bath), Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage.
Dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant on the Beach
Day 8 Saturday: Disembarkation and transfer to the airport.
Sup Boards & Sup Yoga
There are sup boards on board and private sup yoga lessons are possible. Sup Yoga teacher Darya gives private lessons on board.
SUP YOGA lesson per hour €30, - (including sup-board and lessons).
SUP BOARD or KAYAK-CANOE rent price for 1 hour €10, - Rent price for a week (Sunday to Friday evening) 1 Sup-Board €140, -
Weeks rent for SUP-BOARD please before reservation.
Highlights and Excursions of your YogaCruising
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht
* 2 Yoga Classes per day – (no need to bring your own yoga mat), mornings and evenings 60-90 min. The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* 2 times sailing an a traditionally built wooden yacht
* An organic smoothie or Fruid Juice (very famous Pomegranade Juice) in the morning to start the day off right
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands.
* Panormitis monastery Symi İnsel
* Hiking Excursion in Bodrum to the Windmils , Old Town, Theater and Mousoleum
* Sunset on the old town in Nsyros island
* Visit Vulcano on the İsland of Nisyros
* Antique port town of Knidos
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* visit picturesque island of Symi
* Delicious and healthy traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
* A visit to a classical Turkish bath with a massage.
* Sleeping on deck under the stars. (Please bring sleeping bag with you)
* Many fun activities: snorkelling, etc…
Excursions and Hiking
* Turkish Bath "Hamam" Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage, excursion to the Old Town in Mugla or Milas €49,- p.P
* Hike to the dream Coast linie of Cnidos €25,-p.P
* Volcanic crater Nisyros Hiking Excursion €39,- p.P
* Excursion in Bodrum, hiking to the windmills, theater and mausoleum €35, -p.P
Meals and drink
* Vegetarian full board on board (breakfast buffet, Lunch small Snack-Fruit and evening buffet).
* All-day fresh still water, herbal and tea selection, coffee
* Lunchtime fruit-small snack and 16.00 biscuits biscuits and tea.
* Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are offered at moderate prices.
Good to know for your YogaCruising
YogaCruising reserves the right to modify traveling routes, time schedules and the sequence of events due to weather conditions or organizational demands.
* Embarkation from 1 pm, disembarkation 9 am.
* Travel participants have no legitimate claim to the presence of the mentioned seminar leader. He or she may be substituted by an equally qualified yoga teacher.
Booking & Enquiries
If you have a question about one of our retreats or would like to make a booking, CLİCK HERE
Check-in/out: Gökova Ören Marina / Ören Milas Turkey START POİNT MAP
Check-İn Time Saturday 1 PM-> 9PM / Check-out Time Saturday up to 9 AM.
İncluded Services, not İncluded and Airport Transfer CLİCK HERE

Route GR1 Southern Dodecanes Greece