The Blue Voyage
In The Mediterranean
Stylish & Comfortable

Turkish Coast  : Fethiye - Marmaris - Fethiye 
7 nights - 8 Days   



Day 01 Rhodes
Transfer to the boat. Depending on the time of the transfer we can include lunch ( optional not included in the price)
If the transfer is early in the morning, Sail around Rhodes Island. Dinner on board. Overnight at the harbor of Rhodes. For more info on Rhodes click here
Day 02 Tilos
Depart after breakfast. Swim stop before we get to Tilos Island. Tilos is an Aegean island with nineteen beaches, twelve mountains, seven medieval castles, a Byzantine monastery and two hundred churches, a cave full of natural discoveries, a village that is a declared cultural monument, a hundred bird species, hundreds of wild flowers and herbs, and five hundred residents. Sail to Tilos - Greece It takes approximately 3 hours - 20 sea miles. Lunch on board Grand Acar. Dinner not included. On this Island you might want to rent a car and drive to the tiny village at the top of the mountain. the village has a very unique museum: Elephant museum. For more info please click here TILOS
Day 03 Simi, Greece
Simi- Greece 30 sea miles 4-5 hour sailing. Lunch on board. Simi is noted for peace and tranquility rather than beaches, which are in short supply. The neo-classical mansions that hang off the hills around the main port are a reminder of the rich pickings once enjoyed by the inhabitants. After lunch leisure time for the clients to explore the wonderful Island. They can rent a car or rent a motor bike to see this wonderful Island. Since there are so many wonderful restaurants, we have not included dinner on board.
Day 04 Bozburun, Turkey
Early in the morning leave Simi bay and sail to Bozburun, Turkey Dinner on board.  BOZBURUN
Day 05 Marmaris, Turkey
After breakfast, sail to Marmaris. Arrive in Marmaris in the afternoon. You will get a chance to swim in caves which glows with phosphorus. You will enjoy the forested shore where the green trees and the turquoise blue of the water match perfectly. Overnight in Marmaris.MARMARIS
Day 06 Ekincik, Dalyan, Turkey
Sail from Marmaris to Ekincik, Tour of Dalyan on river boat, optional tour of the ancient city Caunos, Lunch in Dalyan ( not included in the price), overnight at Semihce.DALYAN
Day 07 Gocek & Fethiye, Turkey
Sail for about 4 hours east bound. Make several swim stops.  Overnight at Agalimani. If the transfer the next morning is very early, we will anchor in Fethiye bay.
Day 08
After breakfast depart for transfer to the airport/hotel.

The Price :
If the clients want to have the dinners which are not included  on board Grand Acar, per meal / per person 20 Euro extra.

The price Includes:

  •   Boat for 7 nights/8 days

  •   Meals : Please check the meal list below

  •  Tea- time snack and tea/coffee

  •  Harbor charges, dues and all official fees

  •  Water served with meals

The price does not include:

  •    Tip for the crew

  •    Car, Motor Bike rentals

  •     Transfer to and from the boat to the airport

  •     The alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks

Meal Chart

Day 01 Rhodes Not included Not included Included
Day 02 Tilos Included Included Not included
Day 03  Simi Included Included Not included
Day 04  Bozburun Included Included Included
Day 05  Marmaris Included Included Included
Day 06  Dalyan Included Not Included Included
Day 07 Fethiye Included Included Included
Day 08 Departure Included Not Included Not included



Rhodes Island

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and one of the largest in the Aegean sea. It is situated approximately 17,7 km from the coasts of Turkey. The population is about 130.000 persons , of which approximately 60-70.000 reside in the city of Rhodes. Rhodes called from its local people the Rose of the Aegean and deserves its name because is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Rhodes has the oldest tourist history from all the islands of Greece . Rhodes town is divided to the new town and the old town from the big medieval wall. 

The beauty of Rhodes town is the old town with the medieval castles ,houses and streets. At the port the visitor will find Mandraki with its circular Market and the Cafes at the seafront ,further on are the Art Deco buildings of the Metropolis from the times of the Italian occupation. At the entrance of the port are the famous two columns with the two Deers at the place where supposed to be the colossus of Rhodes .The ancient city of Lindos is another of the main Attractions of the island.
Rhodes was inhabited at the Neolithic era. In 322BC, Rhodes was joined with the empire of Alexander the Great. After his death , Rhodes maintained in close trade with the kingdom of Ptolemy's in Egypt. In 164BC, Rhodes signed a treaty with Rome. At the first century of our era,St Paul visited the island. Between 1307 and 1522, the island was the seat of the order of Knights of St John of Jerusalem. The Knights occupied Rhodes in 1307 and completed the conquest in 1310 . They strengthened the city, leaving the Great current walls. In the low part of Rhodes, they built the palace of the Great Master . The island was a first seat in 1480, before falling to the hands from the Turks from Soleiman the Magnificent in 1522, after a five month siege. In 1912, Italy seized the island which belonged to the Turks then. The island reunited with Greece in 1948.The Colossus of Rhodes
After defeating Demetrius Poliorcetes in 305 BC, the citizens of Rhodes used their booty to erect a thank offering to their divine patron Helios. Chares of Lindos, a pupil of Lysippus, built (292-280 BC) a bronze statue of the nude young god wearing a sun-ray crown and looking out to sea. Many stories exaggerate the size of the statue; it must, however, have been approximately 36 m (120 ft) high on a base of white marble 6-7.5 m (20-25 ft) high and thus larger than any other statue. It stood beside, not over, the harbor. Although reinforced with stone and iron, the Colossus broke at the knees and fell in an earthquake 60 years later. It remained a wonder until the Arab invasion (AD 653), when it was broken up and sold for scrap metal. Nothing of it remains except very dubious copie.


The Medieval City 
During the 14th and 15th centuries the Knights of the Order of St. John extended the Byzantine city and reinforced its fortifications creating the medieval town of Rhodes. Of note is the architecture in the gothic style developed in Provence at the Papal Court of Avignon (1309-1424) with which the Knights maintained close ties.
Eleven gates provided access to the city which is divided into two parts: The Collachium, where the Knights resided - the most impressive buildings from that time are located here: the Grand Master's Palace, the Infirmary and the Langues -  and the Burgo, the main town.
The Old Town, as the locals call it, is today one of the best preserved fortified medieval towns and has been listed by UNESCO and a world cultural heritage monument. Walking down its paved streets, admiring the imposing Knightly buildings, the walls and their dry moat and the bastions, the Byzantine churches and the mosques, the squares, gardens and courtyards of houses, the visitor feels that time has stopped while at the same time discovering that this unique town is still living, full of surprises and just asking you to explore it. 

The Knights' Street (Odhos Ippoton) is 200 m long and 6 m wide. It was the main official street connecting the religious and political centre of the fortress, in other words the Catholic Cathedral (Panaghia Kastrou) and the Palace of the Grand Master. Along its length are the most important public and private buildings erected by the Knights. Here, with few exceptions, is the accommodation for the Knights, the "Langues", the national divisions of the Order of the Knights of St. John. The street is inclined and unusually for a medieval city completely straight. That is one indication that it was first marked out in antiquity. This was retained by the Knights precisely because the strict linear layout suited them and the new political importance they attached to it.

Visit the
Clock Tower built in 1851 which was once used as lookout post. It has a small collection of archaeological finds discovered there. The view of the Old Town from the tower is breathtaking. 
Panaghia Bourgou is a late gothic church dating from the 14th century. It was bombed during World War II and today the three apses of the sanctuary are what remain.
Sokratous St. ends in Ippokratous Square. It is the main commercial street in the Old Town. Around the square with its large fountain are many bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Of the many impressive mosques in the Old Town the Suleyman Mosque is truly noteworthy. The present-day building was constructed in the 19th century on the site of an older one which tradition says was erected by the town's conqueror Suleyman the Magnificent. Note the intricate marble entrance which comes from a grave monument from the time of the knights. In Dorieon Sq. lies Retzet Pasha Mosque.

New Town
The Temple of Aphrodite from the 3rd century BC. Its ruins were unearthed in the heart of the new town between Mandraki and Akandia Port in Symi Square.
Murat Reis Mosque with its elegant minaret lies near the Prefectural Building. It is built on the site of Aghios Antonios Church next to the Knight's Cemetery. The Turkish cemetery contains the tombs of exiled Turks, an admiral of Suleyman II's fleet in a round mausoleum and a poet banished by the Sultan for his sarcastic poetry. In the square around the mosque the ruins of the ancient walls have been found together with inscribed stone balls marked with their weight. They begin at 5 mnes and reach 10 talents (2 to 261 kilos approximately). From the type of letters the balls have been dated to the famed siege by Dimitris Poliorcetes.  Aghios Nikolaos lighthouse is a fortress at the end of the jetty with the same name where the deer statutes stand at the entrance to the port welcoming visitors to the island.
At the other end are three windmills. The first houses the offices of the Army Hydrographical Service where maritime maps can be purchased. The second from the 15th century operates as a museum. One can see the grinding mechanism while the third houses a travel agency. 

Aghios Stefanos Hill also known as Monte Smith after an English admiral of Napoleon who called at the island in 1802. In the well laid out and verdant archaeological park are the surviving remains of a 3rd century BC Stadium where the Alies Games were held, the largest celebration for the Ancient Rhodians in honour of the god Helios.
Next to the stadium a small, marble open-air theatre has been restored and is used for musical performances just like in antiquity.
At the peak of the hill is the temple of Apollo Pythia, protector of the city. From here the view over the town and the sea is panoramic and the sunset enchanting.
The tombs of St. John are in the central part of the extensive Rhodian necropolis. Important monuments are the large corner tomb complex with domed graves, the group of domed graves crowned by a monument with triglyphs and metopes and the tomb carved into the rock with a monumental gateway. Of most interest is the underground quarry into whose tunnels grave chambers were dug.


Lindos (46 km from Rhodes town)
The listed village of Lindos has preserved its architectural uniqueness as well as its traditional decoration. White, boxy houses with flat roofs, imposing entrances leading into courtyards filled with flowers accessed along pebbled streets are situated around a sheltered port and lead up to the acropolis. The climb is via picturesque narrow streets on foot or on Lindos 'taxi', donkeys.
The acropolis of Lindos is built on a precipitous rock soaring 116 m and dominating the village. It is a real balcony with a view over the sea. The monuments there are evidence of the power and wealth of Lindos over the ages.


Tilos Island

Tilos is an Aegean island with nineteen beaches, twelve mountains, seven medieval castles, a Byzantine monastery and two hundred churches, a cave full of natural discoveries, a village that is a declared cultural monument, a hundred bird species, hundreds of wild flowers and herbs, and five hundred residents. Livadia is the island’s main port Livadia was established around 1930 as a village although it had existed as a harbour before that. Most of the buildings are modern mixed with a few traditional ones. Livadia has a lovely horseshoe bay which is excellent for swimming and snorkelling, there is also shade along the beach beneath the Tamarisk trees. These trees were originally planted as a windbreak to protect the crops grown in the very fertile soil along the front. The North winds are so dry they can ‘burn’ crops. Above the village is the remains of a 15th century castle – Agriosikia and in the valleys below the old monastery Politissa

Megalo Horio

The capital of the island with just 180 full-time residents. Megalo Horio (Big Village) is much older and more traditional Greek village with winding alleyways and traditional buildings. There is one road that runs past the village but the majority is inaccessible by car. There are some beautiful churches here – the Church of Archangel Michael (Taxiarchis) opposite the Island Council Offices and Panagia on top of the village. On the summit above the village is the most complete of the seven Crusader castles on the island. It’s a steep climb up with no shade but stunning views from the top. Also here is the Elephant Museum – where finds from the Harkadio Cave are displayed – if the museum is closed, ask at the council offices (go up the stairs to the left of the museum). Vicky the guide is usually around to fill you in on all the necessary details! Also in Megalo Horio is another pharmacy/doctor’s surgery.


Mikro Horio

Mikro Horio was the original capital of the island and was once home to 1700 people. The village is now deserted – the residents either emigrated or moved down to the Livadia to be closer to the developing port. Nowadays the village is like a time-capsule a witness to a life that no longer exists. It is very atmospheric
to wander around. The bus does not go to Mikro Horio but it is not too long a walk.


On the left hand side of the road to Megalo Horio is the Harkadio Cave where the remains of dwarf elephants were discovered in 1971. The cave is not open to the public as excavations are still continuing. However, the view from outside the cave is wonderful and underneath is a small amphitheatre which is host to concerts during the summer months. Stand in the centre to experience the perfect acoustic! Nearby the entrance, you will see the construction of the new museum which will eventually contain the finds made in the cave. Some are presently on display in the small museum in Megalo Horio but the majority are in Vienna. The bones of thousands of elephants have been found in the cave and the discovery was on of the first to establish the existence of elephants in Europe - it is thought that they swam here from Africa and the dwarfism developed due to a gradual decline in the population due to hunting by man.



Simi  Island

SYMI or Simi is one of the smaller holiday islands in the Dodecanese group just 9km off the Turkish coast and north from Rhodes. Boat building and sponge diving once made the island rich; now tourism has taken. Symi is noted for peace and tranquillity rather than beaches, which are in short supply. Symi is also much noted for summer temperatures, which can soar to 38°C.

The neo-classical mansions that hang off the hills around the main port are a reminder of the rich pickings once enjoyed by the inhabitants.


In spite of being a small island, Simi holds a rich history that dates back to ancient times.
In fact, Homer mentioned this island in the Illiad because of its role on the Trojan War, as it was headed by the Simian King Nireas. In addition, Herodotus referred to Simi as a member of the Dorian Hexapolis –meaning ‘6 cities’. I
n fact, since 480 B.C. Simi belonged to the Athenian League However, the old island of Simi was not always known by its current name, as it was formally called: Kirki, Metapontis and Aigli. The name we use today is related to mythology, and is taken from the nymph Simi, who married Poseidon, the god of the sea and gave birth to the later leader of the island’s inhabitants, Hithonios.


Bozburun , Turkey

Bozburun is where our boat was made. We will visit the ship yard where our boat was created.This is a little heaven on earth.

Marmaris, Turkey

Our final destination today is Marmaris. A gorgeous backdrop of pine-clad mountains looms behind this seaside town. There's plenty to do in Marmaris. Busy beaches, lots of bars and restaurants, plenty of shopping with fabulous bargains if you don't mind wearing fake designer labels. Marmaris has a busy nightlife with a street devoted to dance music and all the high tech clubbing scene. Bar Street is opposite the busy bazaar and will satisfy the most discerning clubbers with it's huge outdoor dance venues and all of the latest tunes. Tonight we will stay overnight in this town. If the clients like to explore the city, they will have plenty of time to do so. If they prefer staying away from the town and city lights we can anchor in one of the nearby bays away from the town.

Dalyan, Turkey
The  Mediterranean can be called the sea of legends. This is the result of the infinite beauty of nature. In the course of the centuries, man has exploited a large part of this beauty for his own ends. That is why we can observe   the constant strength of civilization in and around these waters that we will be sailing. These waters were also the source of ecstasy and rapture. In fact they were well known to the powerful gods and goddesses of nature who danced and sang in the revels of Dionysus and to all the peoples of the Mediterranean. They left evidence of all this to posterity by exploiting their skills to the full in every stone and every piece of marble they carved, in every mural they painted, in every inscription they wrote.
After a three hour of sailing, we will arrive at the entrance of Dalyan River. We will transfer to our river boat and cruise through the amazing maze of the river. The tombs carved in the cliffs of the steep hills will stand like an evidence to the civilization once enjoyed this spectacular beauty.

The restaurants on the river specialize on crab and fish. Lunch today will not be included in the tour price so that you can all experience
delicious food in this little river side village. When we return to " Grand Acar", for those who are interested, we can have a cooking class
by our chef Mehmet. Those who prefer a quite afternoon can hike in the forest, swim or do nothing.