Departing every Friday from Marmaris or Rhodes
from 27 April; 4, 11 May; 21 September
Possible embarking in Marmaris (Turkey) on Fridays.TURQUOISE COAST CRUISE ITINERARY
Fly UK to Turkey - Transfer to Marmaris and embark the Panorama II by 3 to 4 pm. In the evening , we reach the quaint port of Symi with its typical architecture and lively atmosphere. Overnight in port.
Patmos - Today we reach magnificent Patmos , the Island of St John's exile. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic center of the medieval town of Chora. Overnight in port.
Kusadasi - The bustling port of Kusadasi is your gateway to the Ephesus, one of the greatest classical sites of the Mediterranean. The white marble library, the marble theatre and the Roman baths will give glimpses of Ancient Greek and Roman culture. Morning Excursion to Ephesus.
Didim - Didim, home of the antique city of Didyma is a small port and was successively a Myceanean, Cretan, Persian, Roman and Byzantine settlement. The optional excursion showcases the Oracle Shrine of Apollo and the Ancient city of Miletus, once a powerful Ionian and is considered to have given birth to Western philosophy and to Thales in particular. Overnight in port.
Bodrum - Today we reach Bodrum known in the Antiquity as Halicarnassus, the capital city of the Caria Kingdom. Herodote the father of History was born there. Centuries later the Knight of St John took over the city and built St Peter's Castle. Our optional included the Halicarnassus site, the castle and the Mausoleum, once one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Overnight in Bodrum.
Rhodes - This morning we reach Rhodes, the city famous for its amazing fortified Old City, one of the best preserved Medieval settlement in Europe. Your optional excursion will also include a visit to the fishing village of Lindos and to the nearby Acropolis of Lindos. Overnight in port, near the Old Town.
Fethiye - Fethiye was called Telmessos in ancient times. The city was very prominent and a centre of prophecy, pledged to Apollon. The surviving monuments are a testement to the fact that the city life was rich and highly cultured during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Today the majority of ancient ruins in Telmessos are rock-tombs, Lycian-type sarcophagi, the fortress and the Roman Theatre. Your morning excursion will also bring you to Pinara. After lunch you will drive to Aga Limani and visit the Cleopatra Sunken baths site before re-embarking the Panorama II for a night at anchor in a quiet bay. Overnight at anchor.
Marmaris - Disembark after Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight or to your hotel if extending your stay.