Bodrum North – Didim – 7 Days

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First day boarding at 3:00 pm / Last day checkout 09:00 am

Gumusluk

Gumusluk is a must-visit in the Gulf of Gokova. Bodrum may be a rumbling hotspot for tourists, however, Gumusluk is the quieter, no place beautiful alternative. Experience the authentic Turkish seafront life with locals and other Turkish tourists. There is a much more laidback atmosphere about Gumusluk, with plenty of smaller, local restaurants to dine from.

Embark on a peaceful journey to Gumusluk. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board while getting to know fellow passengers. Spend the night exploring the charming old town and its traditional restaurants.

Gundogan – Turkbuku – Cennet Bay

After a delicious breakfast, relax on board and soak in the breathtaking views of the turquoise sea. Swim in crystal-clear waters and bask in the sun’s warmth. Arrive at the popular resort of Turkbuku and delight in its beaches, fresh fish, mandarin gardens, and white-washed houses.

Yalikavak – Kucuk Kiremit Bay – Xuma Beach

Begin the day early and sail to Yalikavak, where we will stop at Xuma Beach Bay for breakfast and leisurely swimming. Continue to Kucuk Kiremit Island to sunbathe and relax. The evening entails dinner and overnight stay in front of Yalıkavak Pal-Marina, followed by a lovely night walk in Yalıkavak village.Yalikavak is another coastal town similar to Bodrum, however smaller. It is home to a modern marina and bustling harbour, as well as plenty of restaurants and art galleries. There are public beaches scattered around Yalikavak, where it is possible to catch a glimpse of the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.

Kıyı Kıslacık Fishing Village & Iasos Ancient City

In this part of the trip we will be visiting the fishing village of Kıyı Kıslacık, and learn about the ancient city of Iasos. Along the way you will see the local fish farms where Seabream, Seabass and Swordfish are grown, and if you’re lucky you might see a pod of dolphins swimming their way in the sea or sea turtles.

Throughout the visit you will see this small yet important fishing village and its history entwined with the ancient city of Iasos.

You will have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the ancient city guided by a local guide tour as well as visit the local museum and immerse yourself in the era.
After you’ve visiting the local ruins and museum, you will have the opportunity to relax in one of the local restaurants and enjoy some local cuisine or simple enjoy a traditional çay and Turkish delight.

History of Iasos Ancient City

The Forgotten City of Bodrum in Turkey Like many greek cities, Iasos also had bragged about its origins. The citizens believed that they came from those who immigrated from Argos in Peleponnesos. This belief may be put forward in the excavations in which there had been a Mycean existence and effect or the colonisation memory mentioned by ancient writers later. In fact the earliest findings belongs to Chalcolithic Era even probably Neolitic Era. And the site on which Iasos had been constructed has been a connection between Anatolian and Aegean cultures for a couple of thousand years.

Ancient Iasos a Carian city that was once an island and prospered from its excellent harbour, rich fishing grounds and red-tinted marble quarried in the nearby hills. Today, the walled acropolis-fortress stands high above the fishing harbour. Across the isthmus linking the village with Iasos are the excellent remains of a bouleuterion, with four stairs dividing the seat rows, a huge agora, the scant remains of a theatre and, to the south, a Roman stoa from the 2nd century AD dedicated to Artemis Astias.

At the Inner part, Necropolis in the north of the city and next to Artemis Astias sacred area, some coevaled tombs in the Roman agora hints that there had been two separate settlement complex in which they had got their own catacomb in forementioned period. One of these complex must be on the hills of peninsula and the other one must be on near the inner necropolis.

Thus far there has been no traces of any civilization that can be dated back to from The Late Bronze Age to the next period and the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age (app. BC 23-19 centuries). In addition with this, the findings found in these sites and ceramics which came from Crete, Kyklad and Dodecanes shows us that there are strict relationship between Iasos and Aegean island.

During the first period of BC 7th century, Iasos was under the influance of Miletos. According to the tradition those who came from Argos built city with the help of Miletos. When the natives resisted, the son of Neleus (Miletos founder) reached their help. Thats the reason why Iasos became a Ionian city instead of Dorian.

In the middle of BC 5th century, the city’s name was on the list of tax wage of Delian League which was an unfair federation built by Athens many greek cities.
During the war between Greeks and Persian army, Satrap Tissaphernes and Spartan army sacked the Iasos and then Persian army was located. After the domination of Persia, Iasos was led by Carian satrap Hekatomnos. This process was naturally countered with resistance.

After the Anatolian conquest of Alexander the Great, Iasos was rescued. There has been some changes and was founded democratic system.

The interesting relationship between Iasos and Alexander the Great impacted about a legend related to Hermias and the dolphin. Having mentioned in the city coins, Alexander the Great who was under the influence of this, brings the young man with him to make him priest.
After the death of Alexander the Great, during the turmoil years, we do not know much about the city. The battle between the successors made the city to change leader in sequeantial order.

Through the end of BC 3th century, Alinda ruler was the target of Olympikhos’ attacks. Having been suffocated by attacks, Iasos wanted the help of Rhodos which shared the same origins.

BC 199/8 (according to some authorities BC 228) earthquake gave a huge damage to the city. Related with this the inscription tells us that Antiokhos’ wife Laodike gave a helping hand.

With the Antiokhos’ defeat in Magnesia ad Spylum, then after the Apameia Peace Iasos probably was included in Rhodos perea. This situation continued to BC 167, the same year it was changed by Roman victory against Macedonian king Perseus. After the Roman domination in Iasos, the city became a part of Asian thema. The city led a peaceful life during the Imperial era. The magnificient construction projects started in Traianus era. Bouleuterion was rebuilt, settlement embellished with mosaics was constructed.

We know less about the later era. The peaceful life was corrupted by barbarian immigrations in AD 3th century. Our knowledge about Iasos after these events belongs to Christianity. The Byzantian settlement ended in 15th century. There are not any certain knowledge but findings that came from basilica next to agora shows us at least there were a small existence of the city during early Ottoman Era.

Altınkum-Didim / Camlık Bay

Altinkum is seaside resort on the Aegean Sea, It is near the ancient Temple of Apollo and the ruins of the Ionian city of Didyma
Altinkum is family friendly and have three lovely beaches and you can book the the spa great turkish bath and massage very professional service with reasonable price.

Altinkum is a fun-loving beach resort on Turkey’s southwest coast. It’s grown quickly over the past few years, and has merged with its neighbour, Didim – a town with thousands of years of history. Altinkum means golden sands, and it’s for the three impressive beaches that so many visitors head to its shores. But the stellar nightlife, the vibrant bazaar, and ancient historical sites are equally big draws.

The must-see sight round here is just on your doorstep at Didim. The Temple of Apollo may not be in its prime anymore, but it’s still a real looker as far as ruins go. Apparently, it was once home to a high priestess – a sort of Mystic Meg who dabbled on the dark side – and you can still see the sacrificial altar today.
the Temple of Apollo. This was one of the biggest temples of Ancient Greece, and although only two of its 122 columns still stand, it’s an impressive sight.
You can have all sorts of watersports activities such as jet skies ,parasailing etc. in Altinkum.

What’s included in the price:

Private use the Boat, crew & fuel, 3 specially prepared meals each day (see pricing), 2x paddle board, food meals, boat fuels, Bodrum port fees, Cook, Transit log and other taxes, life jacket, snorkelling sets, towels, Skipper.

What’s excluded from the price:

Flights, Travel insurance, Motor dingy fuel, optional excursions, Fishing equipment, wifi, 2x sea scooters, Crew tips 5% or 10% of total charter fees, private marina fees, Drinks (guests are welcome to bring their own Duty Free drinks). Airports Transfers between Bodrum and boat.