Zephyria helps you every step of the way to have one of the most memorable vacations of your life. Prior to your arrival, we ask all the right questions concerning where you’d like to go and the ages and interests of your group to ensure that you get the most out of your Blue Voyage. You can select from a variety of options to create your ideal charter- while we make all the arrangements. Whichever route you choose, the Carian or Lycian coasts on the south west of Turkey, the Greek Dodecanese Islands or Northern Cyprus, all are incredibly beautiful and offer literally thousands of untouched bays to anchor in.
Routes & Region
Most of our Blue Cruise charters begin in Bodrum, the ancient Halikarnassus, and the laid back heart of the Turkish Riviera. The town of whitewashed houses draped with bougainvillea lies across two natural crescent harbours joined by the impressive crusader Castle of St Peters. The Museum of underwater archaeology is full of artifacts from ships wrecked along the ancient trading routes that our Gulet charters cruise. Bodrum is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Mausoleum.
In the 1960s, led by poet Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, The Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Bodrum with its spectacular coastlines and beaches began to attract artists and intelligentsia. Today the artistic community still thrives, as does the allure of the land and sea. The Bodrum peninsula is also famous for its 5 star marinas, yachting culture and a vibrant restaurant, bar and night life.
For an idea of the kind of itinerary you could follow on your charter, browse the sample routes outlined below. Many other locations and routes can be combined. As always when travelling by sea, the season and the weather conditions can affect planned itineraries. This may be part of the charm of your Blue Voyage cruise..
The classic Blue Cruise. Idyllic Gulet Cruising through ancient Caria, the Gulf of Gököva, Seven Islands, Sögüt, magnificent Knidos and Datca.
Explore the wild and rugged coastlines of ancient Lycia with Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Kas, Kekova and Kalkan as ports of call. Excursions to the sunken city of Simena and Myra are available.
Charter your Gulet from Turkey and sail in Greece. Visit four or more islands of the ancient Dorian Federation. Starting in Kos, sail to Nizoros, Symi and Rhodes. Return to Bodrum via Datca, or disembark in Kos or Rhodes.
Cruise ancient Ionia. Begin in Didim and go on to Iassos, and the port of Kusadasi, Gumusluk and Knidos. Guided excursions to Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary can be arranged.
A two-week Blue Voyage rich in history. Begin in Kusadasi with a tour of Ephesus, and then sail to Cesme, Foca, and Dikili (an excursion to Bergama from Dikili is optional). Continue to Ayvalik and Troy, then to Assos, Bademli, Eski Foca, the Gulf of Ildir, Didim and Gumusluk.