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Datca

Blue Voyage: Journey from Datca to the Charms of Symi and Rhodes

Departing from Datca
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 7-14 days

Dive into turquoise waters, relish thrilling discoveries, and unwind in sun-soaked destinations. 

Join us for an unforgettable voyage!

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Dalaman Airport
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Discover Joy on Every Wave!

Set sail on an exhilarating Blue Cruise through the Aegean's turquoise embrace! 

Our journey begins in the serene port of Datca, weaving through the enchanting Symi and historic Rhodes. Dive into the crystalline waters of Loryma, snorkel in Sogut's hidden coves, and explore Bozburun's rich history, including the fascinating Byzantine Shipwreck. 

Located just 97 km away, Dalaman Airport serves as the perfect starting point for an enjoyable boat tour. With a brief transfer from the airport at the beginning of your journey, you can swiftly embark on your unforgettable sea adventure. 

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Datca

Datca, where the Aegean and Mediterranean merge, captivates with its blue-flag beaches and lush pine forests.

Sail into the Winds

Ideal for water enthusiasts, Datca offers prime wind conditions at Kızlanaltı Gebekum during July and August, creating the perfect canvas for an exhilarating windsurfing experience. Novices need not worry – local windsurfing schools provide lessons to get you started.

Underwater Wonderland

Embark on a true blue adventure as Datca's enchanting underwater world unfolds beneath its serene waters. Grab your snorkeling gear and get ready to explore the vibrant colors and fascinating creatures that make Datca's coastal waters a haven for underwater enthusiasts.

Culinary Delights

After an exciting underwater adventure, treat yourself to the delicious flavors of Datca's cuisine. Dive into olive oil-infused dishes, fresh seafood, and organic delights that will make your taste buds dance.

Ancient Mysteries

For history enthusiasts, Datca opens doors to ancient settlements, historical remnants, and traditional architecture. Dive deeper into Datca's rich history with a visit to Knidos Ancient City – an archaeological gem that stands as a living testament to the region's ancient past.

Datca is the ultimate destination for maritime enthusiasts and nature lovers. Anchor at the harbor, embark on an exploration of Datca's beauty, and immerse yourself in the embrace of the sea. Welcome to Datca, where every moment is a celebration of nature's wonders.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Knidos (Cnidus) Ancient City
4.9

Knidos was a prominent ancient Greek city located at the tip of the Datça peninsula. Explore well-preserved ruins including theaters, temples, an agora (marketplace), and the remains of an innovative circular sundial. The scenic location on the coast adds to its beauty.

History
Old Datça
4.9

Get a taste of traditional life in Datça by wandering the narrow streets and admiring the beautiful, whitewashed stone houses in this historic village. Visit traditional shops, cafes, and perhaps catch a glimpse of village life.

History
Kızlan Windmills
4.9

Located in the scenic Kızlan village, these restored windmills offer a picturesque view and a slice of Datça's history. The windmills were once used for grinding grain and are now a charming landmark on the landscape.

History
Nearby Restaurants
Culinarium Datça
4.9

Culinarium Restaurant in Datça is a great place for people who want amazing food, friendly service, lovely music, and good talks. This place is more than just its terrace; it has different spots for all kinds of tastes. The Culinarium Terrace on the top floor can fit 20-25 guests and has beautiful sea views from every table. Another special spot is the Culinarium Courtyard. It might not have sea views, but it's a cozy corner hidden under pretty flowers in a stone courtyard, great for private groups, big tables, and guests with pets.The main indoor dining area boasts views of the sea and art, providing a comfortably cool haven during the summer's peak, courtesy of floor cooling. An extraordinary cocktail bar welcomes visitors with a range of surprises, making reservations a necessity due to the restaurant's popularity.Did you know the art at Culinarium is made by artists from Datça? You can even talk to the artists and buy their art if you like something. Whether you're planning a private event, a gathering, or just want to enjoy a meal while looking at the full moon from the terrace, Culinarium gives you a special experience and makes your visit memorable. İskele, 64. Sk. No:20, Datça 48900 Türkiye

Mediterranean
Seafood
Cocktail Bar
Yakamengen
4.9

Yakamengen Restaurant is located in Yaka Village in Datça and is a special place that takes you on a journey to the unique tastes of the Mediterranean. It used to be an old olive oil mill. This restaurant has everything that makes a holiday memorable: Sunshine, the sea, and amazing Mediterranean flavors. In the early 2000s, the owners saved this beautiful old building from being destroyed. They fixed it up and opened this wonderful restaurant. Since then, Yakamengen has been a place for enjoyable meals and friendly talks, all within its historic charm.At Yakamengen, you will try different tastes in a garden surrounded by olive trees, feeling the history around you. Simply put, Yakamengen in Yaka Village is a charming stone house café-restaurant where you can eat tasty food under the shade of olive trees in a green garden.Everything you do here feels great because everything is made with care and hard work. Yakamengen is all about offering a friendly, handcrafted experience to everyone who visits. Yaka Koyu No:70, Datca 48900, Turkiye.

Mediterranean
Sea Food
Mamma Mia Ristorante & Pizzeria
4.9

Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça, nestled in the picturesque town of Datça, offers a culinary retreat that transports its guests straight to the heart of Italy with its exquisite menu and enchanting atmosphere.This charming establishment is celebrated not only for its authentic Italian cuisine, which features a wide array of traditional dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, but also for its commitment to creating a truly memorable dining experience. From the moment you step inside, the cozy, inviting decor and the aroma of freshly baked pizza and simmering sauces promise an unforgettable meal.Beyond the food, Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça is known for its exceptional service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels welcomed and valued, contributing to the warm and familial atmosphere that pervades the space. Whether you're enjoying a meal in the cozy indoor seating area or basking in the Mediterranean ambiance on the outdoor terrace, the experience is enhanced by the attentive and friendly service.Mamma Mia Ristorante Pizzeria Casa di Datça stands as a beloved destination for both locals and visitors, a place where every meal is an occasion and every guest is treated like family. It's a slice of Italy in Datça, where the joy of sharing good food and great moments is celebrated daily. Küme 1 Evleri N:6, Datca, Datça 48900 Türkiye

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Maradona Restaurant
4.9

Maradona Restaurant in Datça, Turkey, stands out for its exceptional setting, diverse cuisine, and stunning views, offering a memorable dining experience to its guests. Nestled on Kumluk Beach, the restaurant boasts a prime seafront location that allows diners to enjoy their meals just meters away from the sea, accentuating the dining experience with gentle sea breezes and the soothing sound of waves. The cuisine at Maradona is primarily focused on seafood, Mediterranean, and Turkish dishes, catering to a variety of dietary preferences with vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options available. Guests can indulge in fresh daily seafood, a variety of kebabs, and an array of mezes that showcase the rich flavors of the Mediterranean. The atmosphere at Maradona is complemented by its bilingual menu and extensive selection of dishes, ensuring that both local and international guests can navigate their dining options with ease. Despite its serene location and quality food, reviews suggest a range of experiences, highlighting the importance of being mindful of the pricing, especially when ordering fresh fish. Maradona Restaurant is located at Kumluk Plajı, Datça, Turkey, and operates with flexible hours to accommodate guests for lunch, dinner, and drinks. İskele, Kumluk Yolu Caddesi No:30, 48900 Datça/Muğla

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Kekik Restaurant
4.9

Savor Tradition with a Modern Twist at Kekik Restaurant

Discover the warmth of Turkish hospitality at Kekik Restaurant, a family-owned gem in the heart of Datça. Experience the vibrant flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine, reimagined with a contemporary touch. Savor delectable dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients and a passion for culinary excellence. Kekik's inviting ambiance and friendly service create a space where you'll feel truly at home.  Explore the essence of modern Turkish dining at Kekik Restaurant.

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Notes to sailors
  • Datca serves as a port of entry and exit, providing customs services.

  • Situated in front of a peninsula extending eastward, Datca has two ports on its northern and southern sides.


  • The northern port is a shallow one with a sandy beach. Boats can anchor in the middle of the port at depths of 5-6 meters, and there is also a western pier in this area. Datca boats typically dock here and connect to the shore.


  • The main port of Datca is the southern port, featuring a long quay and extensive areas where boats can anchor.


  • Upon entering the southern port, there is a jetty extension of the central peninsula.


  • The ground in the mooring area consists of a mixture of sand, gravel, and algae. This port is exposed to southern winds.


  • At the municipality-operated pier, you can fulfill your needs for electricity and water.


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Symi

Symi, heralded as one of Greece's most picturesque islands, beckons travelers with its charm of pastel-colored townhouses and a charming harbor adorned with wooden fishing boats. Beyond its aesthetic allure, Symi offers a blend of natural beauty, culinary delights, and ancient wonders.

Seaside Culinary Delights

Along the seafront, indulge in the flavors of Symi with restaurants serving fresh seafood and authentic Greek delicacies. As you savor each bite, the sun-kissed harbor becomes the perfect backdrop for a culinary journey.

Nature's Oasis

Venture into Symi's lush inland, where dense forests reveal an abundance of walking and cycling trails. Nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike can explore the island's hidden gems, discovering panoramic views and serene landscapes.

Ancient Marvels

Symi takes pride in the Archangel Michael of Panormitis Monastery, a 15th-century complex that stands as a testament to the island's rich history. Home to a library boasting rare Byzantine manuscripts and two museums showcasing an eclectic mix of Orthodox icons and ancient fishing equipment, the monastery is a must-visit destination.

Symi Awaits Your Discovery

Symi invites you to uncover its pastel dreams, natural wonders, and ancient marvels. Whether you're drawn to the vibrant seafront, the tranquil inland trails, or the historical richness of the Panormitis Monastery, Symi promises an unforgettable journey.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1-2 days
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Panormitis Monastery
4.9

This beautiful 18th-century monastery dedicated to the Archangel Michael is a major pilgrimage site for Greek Orthodox believers. Admire the ornate baroque architecture, the impressive bell tower, and the monastery's serene waterfront location. The monastery houses a museum with religious icons, artifacts, and maritime offerings.

History
Nimborio Beach
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Escape the harbor's bustle and enjoy the crystal-clear waters and pebbly shores of Nimborio Beach. Accessible by boat or a scenic walk, this secluded cove is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing in a tranquil setting.

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Castle of Symi
4.9
  • Location:  The castle sits on a hill overlooking Gialos (the main harbor) and the town of Symi.

  • History:  The castle's origins lie in an ancient acropolis. The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built the current fortifications in the 14th century to protect the island. While not particularly large or imposing, the castle's strategic location offered a crucial vantage point for defense.

  • What to Expect:  You can access the castle by walking up from the harbor.  The remnants of the castle walls and structures offer a glimpse into the island's past.  Perhaps the main draw, though, is the breathtaking panoramic view of Symi town, the harbor, and the Aegean Sea beyond.

  • Points of Interest:

    • Coat of Arms: Look for the coat of arms of the Grand Master of the Knights above the main entrance.
    • Church of the Virgin Mary: A small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Kyra Panagia) is located within the castle walls.
  • Tips:
    • The climb to the castle can be steep in parts, so wear comfortable shoes.
    • Go early in the morning or later in the afternoon for the best light and to avoid the midday heat.
    • Take time to enjoy the sweeping views, they are truly spectacular!
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Nearby Restaurants
Haritomeni Taverna
4.9

Haritomeni Taverna in Symi, Greece, offers a unique dining experience with its stunning hillside location providing panoramic views over Symi Harbour, particularly mesmerizing at sunset. This restaurant distinguishes itself with a commitment to traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, featuring a menu rich in seafood, along with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, ensuring there's something for every palate. Visitors are particularly charmed by the taverna's ambiance, which combines the serenity of its elevated position away from the bustling waterfront with a warm, welcoming service. The effort to reach this picturesque spot is rewarded with not only the spectacular scenery but also the quality of the meals, where dishes like spicy cheese dip, halloumi with peppers, and succulent lamb chops are favorites. The taverna's staff, known for their joyfulness and helpfulness, add to the appeal, making it a must-visit for those seeking an authentic and memorable dining experience in Symi.

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Manos Greek Fish Taverna
4.9

Manos Greek Fish Taverna is a special restaurant located in the heart of Symi port, known for its beautiful setting and delicious seafood. This place is famous not just among locals but also attracts people from all over the world, including celebrities, because of its reputation for great food and wonderful views. When you visit, you can expect to see a wide variety of seafood dishes on the menu, including fresh fish, octopus, grilled squid, and lobsters. Alongside these main dishes, they serve unique salads and homemade bread, and they have a nice selection of wines to go with your meal.

Manos has been serving guests for more than 17 years, aiming to provide the best dining experience in Symi. It's not just about eating; it's about enjoying the time you spend there. The restaurant offers an incredible view of the port, adding to the overall atmosphere and making it an ideal place for a romantic dinner or a memorable meal with friends or family. The staff at Manos are known for their friendly and welcoming approach, ensuring that every visitor leaves with happy memories.

Dining at Manos Greek Fish Taverna means experiencing the best of Greek seafood cuisine in a location that's as beautiful as the food is tasty. It's a place where the joy of eating is combined with the beauty of Symi's natural surroundings and the warmth of Greek hospitality, making every meal a celebration of flavors and a moment to cherish. Whether you're looking for a special spot to have dinner or want to experience the local culture and cuisine, Manos is a destination that promises an unforgettable experience.

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Sea Food
Pantelis Restaurant
4.9

Pantelis Restaurant is a very nice place to eat in Symi, right by the sea where you can see lots of boats. People love this place for its seafood. They are famous for making food with squid ink, but they also serve many other kinds of fish and seafood that are very fresh and taste great. When you eat here, the people who work at Pantelis are very kind and make sure you have a good time. It's a perfect spot to sit, feel the sea air, and enjoy some of the best dishes the island has to offer.

This restaurant is special because it's in a beautiful spot. It's right in front of the water, so you can look at the beautiful view while you eat. In the evening, when the sun sets, the sky and the sea look even more beautiful, making dinner here very romantic and peaceful.

The people who work at Pantelis are very friendly and look after you well, showing the famous Greek kindness. Whether you come for lunch or dinner, they make sure you enjoy your visit from the moment you arrive until you leave.

Eating at Pantelis is more than just having good food; it's a chance to really feel what it's like to be on a Greek island, enjoy the beautiful views, and make memories that will last a long time. With its great food, amazing views, and friendly service, Pantelis Restaurant is a place where you can really experience the best of Symi.

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Elpidas Kafeneon
4.9

Elpidas Kafeneon in Symi is a quintessential Greek breakfast and brunch restaurant that embodies the island's tradition of leisurely morning meals by the sea. Nestled near the water's edge, this charming establishment offers a serene setting where guests can savor the start of their day with a stunning view of the Aegean Sea. The menu at Elpidas Kafeneon features a delightful array of traditional Greek breakfast items, from freshly baked bread and pastries to local cheeses, olives, and honey, all accompanied by the aromatic Greek coffee or herbal teas. The inviting atmosphere, combined with the sound of the waves and the gentle sea breeze, makes Elpidas Kafeneon the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the slower pace of island life. Here, both locals and visitors come together to enjoy not just a meal, but an experience that celebrates the warmth of Greek hospitality and the beauty of Symi's coastal landscape.

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Notes to sailors
  • Symi Harbor provides excellent protection against northwest winds.

  • Water depths range from 3.5 to 5 meters, it ensures a secure grip.


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Rhodes

Rhodes, the illustrious 'Island of the Knights' in Greece, stands as a timeless canvas where each wave whispers tales of a storied past. Beyond its breathtaking landscapes and azure waters, Rhodes is an unfolding narrative of historical grandeur and natural splendor.

Medieval Marvels

Rhodes proudly wears its historical heritage, especially in the UNESCO-listed Old Town. Stroll through the cobblestone alleys, and marvel at elegant mansions that echo tales of a bygone era. The Old Town, a living testament to medieval charm, boasts the awe-inspiring Palace of the Grand Master, the legendary Street of the Knights, and the Venetian Castle. The adventure doesn't end in the Old Town; there's so much more to explore!

Cosmopolitan Elegance

Rhodes seamlessly fuses cosmopolitan vibes with medieval grandeur. From the natural landscape to imposing structures, ancient towns to picturesque villages, the island offers a unique blend of history and modernity. Discover amazing beaches, chic fashion boutiques, top-notch restaurants, and vibrant dance clubs that make Rhodes a traveler's delight.

Nature's Bounty

Escape the hustle and bustle as you venture into Rhodes' lush inland areas. Olive groves and pine-covered hills create a serene backdrop for hidden villages and hiking trails. Nature enthusiasts will revel in panoramic views, discovering the island's diverse landscapes.

Beach Paradise

Rhodes boasts some of Greece's finest beaches, catering to every preference. Whether you seek seclusion or a lively atmosphere, cosmopolitan vibes or hidden gems, beaches like Lindos, Anthony Quinn, Faliraki, Tsambika, Kallithea, and Agathi offer the perfect coastal experience.

Create Unforgettable Memories

Rhodes invites you to stroll through its historical town, visit medieval monuments, explore imposing castles, dine in excellent restaurants, and swim at its incredible beaches. Every corner of Rhodes offers something new to discover, making it a destination where timeless beauty and modern allure coexist harmoniously.

Uncover the magic of Rhodes, where each moment becomes a celebration of its diverse and captivating wonders.


Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
4.9

History meets grandeur: Step back in time and imagine the power and influence of the Knights of St. John as you wander through grand halls, admire intricate mosaic floors, and explore the palace's courtyards. The Palace offers a glimpse into a fascinating period of history amidst striking architecture.

More than just a building: Exhibits within the palace showcase artifacts, armor, and other treasures from the Knights' era, adding another layer of depth to the experience.

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The Medieval City of Rhodes (Old Town)
4.9

The medieval city of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a testament to centuries of history and cultural heritage on the island of Rhodes, Greece. Enclosed within towering stone walls and fortified bastions, the city's labyrinthine streets are a mesmerizing blend of Byzantine, Ottoman, and medieval influences. As you wander through its narrow alleys, you'll encounter architectural marvels at every turn, from grand palaces and imposing fortresses to ornate mosques and ancient churches. The majestic Palace of the Grand Master, a symbol of the island's medieval splendor, dominates the skyline with its imposing facade and intricate mosaics. The Street of the Knights, lined with noble residences and imposing inns, transports visitors back in time to the era of the Knights Hospitaller. Beyond its architectural wonders, the medieval city of Rhodes exudes an enchanting ambiance, with bustling markets, charming cafes, and hidden courtyards waiting to be discovered. Whether you're exploring its historic landmarks, soaking in panoramic views from its ramparts, or simply getting lost in its timeless charm, the medieval city of Rhodes offers a captivating journey through the past and a glimpse into the island's enduring legacy.

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Acropolis of Lindos
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Where history meets natural beauty: The ruins of the Acropolis stand as a testament to ancient Greek civilization, while the location on the cliffside offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque town of Lindos below.

The journey and the destination: While reaching the Acropolis requires a bit of walking (you can even take a donkey ride up part of the way!), the sense of accomplishment and the unforgettable views make the effort well worth it.

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Nearby Restaurants
Tambakio Restaurant
4.9

Tambakio Restaurant, nestled in a unique rocky corner of Rhodes, stands out for its picturesque location and commitment to authentic Greek cuisine. It's the perfect spot for those seeking a blend of healthy and vegetarian-friendly options. This charming establishment invites you to bask in the Greek sun and enjoy the azure embrace of the surrounding waters. A visit here promises not only a feast for the taste buds but also an unforgettable experience, marrying culinary delight with the serene beauty of the island's natural landscape.

Sea Food
Ronda Beach Restaurant
4.9

Ronda Beach Restaurant stands as a beacon of culinary excellence on the sun-drenched shores of Rhodes. Known for its vibrant beach bar ambiance and an eclectic menu that spans the globe, this dining haven offers everything from succulent meats and traditional pasta to innovative sushi rolls and bold Mexican flavors. Guests are welcomed into a space where the traditional charm of hay-stacked roofs meets the sleek sophistication of modern design, creating an atmosphere that is both chic and inviting.

As you step into Ronda, the magical dining experience begins. Surrounded by an ambiance that seems to sparkle with fairy dust, diners are treated to tantalizing drinks and a wide-ranging menu in a setting that beautifully melds the natural allure of a beachside locale with contemporary elegance. Ronda Beach Restaurant is celebrated not only as one of the finest establishments on Rhodes but also as the premier beach bar in town, offering a memorable experience that captivates both the eyes and the palate.

With its stunning decor, including eye-catching ceiling lamps that add a touch of chic to the interior, Ronda captures the essence of modern dining while retaining a sense of warmth and welcome. It's a place where every visit feels like an escape to a world of culinary delights and visual splendor, making Ronda Beach Restaurant a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an exceptional dining experience on the island.

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Mea Terra
4.9

Mea Terra Restaurant in Rhodes stands as a testament to the island's rich culinary tradition, seamlessly blending local flavors with innovative gastronomic techniques. Nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery that Rhodes is celebrated for, Mea Terra offers a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Here, guests are invited to indulge in a menu that highlights the best of Mediterranean cuisine, with a special focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients that tell a story of the island's bountiful land and sea. The ambiance at Mea Terra is one of understated elegance, where the warmth of Greek hospitality meets the refinement of contemporary design. Whether you're enjoying a meal under the starlit sky on their picturesque terrace or savoring the flavors in the cozy elegance of their indoor seating area, Mea Terra promises an unforgettable culinary journey that captures the essence of Rhodes' vibrant gastronomy.

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Kounna Beach & Restaurant
4.9

Kounna Beach Bar emerges as a jewel on the captivating shores of Rhodes, offering a sanctuary where the rhythm of the waves sets the pace for a day of relaxation and indulgence. This idyllic beachfront haven is renowned for its laid-back ambiance, inviting guests to unwind under the sun while enjoying a selection of refreshing cocktails and light bites. With its feet-in-the-sand charm, Kounna Beach Bar epitomizes the essence of the Greek island lifestyle, blending effortless elegance with a casual, welcoming spirit. The bar's design harmonizes with the natural beauty surrounding it, featuring open-air seating that offers unobstructed views of the azure Aegean Sea. As the sun sets, Kounna transforms into a vibrant hub of activity, with live music and DJ sets creating an electrifying atmosphere that captivates locals and travelers alike. Whether you're seeking a tranquil afternoon by the sea or an evening of lively entertainment, Kounna Beach Bar promises an experience that embodies the best of Rhodes' beach culture.

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Notes to sailors
  • Rhodes Port is bustling during peak seasons, and confusion often arises regarding anchoring. Using a snubber line, if possible, proves to be a strategic solution to mitigate this issue.

  • Vessels typically make their entrances by stern-to on the port.


  • Along the quay, a chain used for fixed mooring lines extends approximately 30 meters from the seawall.


  • Whenever possible, it is advisable to avoid anchoring far away, especially in the northeast corner.


  • The city dock is designated for local ferries and sea buses.


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Loryma, Bozukkale

Loryma Bay, cradled within the embrace of the enchanting Aegean Sea, stands as a pristine jewel, beckoning travelers to escape to a serene haven far removed from the clamor of bustling crowds. Surrounded by sparsely wooded hills and crystal-clear blue waters, Loryma Bay presents a picturesque escape that captivates the senses.

Historical Tapestry

Formerly known as the Carian Chersonese in antiquity, Loryma Cove has witnessed the passage of time, with ancient ruins whispering tales of civilizations that once thrived along its shores. The remnants of the Harbour Fortress, standing proudly on the southern shore, reflect the strategic importance of this bay, dating back to 700-300 BC.

Azure Waters and Verdant Hills

Loryma Bay boasts crystal-clear azure waters that gently caress the pebbled shores. The bay is embraced by lush, verdant hills, creating a mesmerizing contrast against the backdrop of the deep blue sea. As the sun sets over Loryma Bay, nature puts on a captivating symphony of colors.

Secluded Beaches and Coves

Explore the hidden treasures of Loryma Bay as you discover secluded beaches and pristine coves dotted along its coastline. Each tucked-away corner invites you to unwind on soft sands, bask in the warmth of the sun, and relish the soothing sounds of the Aegean waves.

Carian Trail Exploration

Loryma Cove is a gateway to the Carian Trail, Turkey's longest hiking route. Exploring the surroundings unveils ancient farmsteads, sanctuaries dedicated to gods like Apollo and Artemis, and the remains of an early fortification on Asar Dağ mountain.

Loryma Bay, with its unspoiled beauty and serene surroundings, invites travelers to escape the ordinary and embrace a journey of tranquility and discovery on the mesmerizing shores of the Aegean.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Serce Bay
4.9

Serce Bay, though small, exudes immense beauty and allure. A refuge for many seeking shelter during storms and rainy days, this picturesque bay holds a unique distinction—it has been the site of five significant shipwrecks. The first of these maritime tragedies occurred in 1025, with a vessel measuring 16 meters in length sinking to the ocean floor. Historical records indicate that the ship was laden with glass cullet, leading to the presence of small glass fragments scattered amidst the sandy seabed. Renowned for its storied past, Serce Bay is a captivating destination ideal for day trips or even extended holidays. Its pristine, crystal-clear waters beckon tourists to explore its depths and bask in its natural splendor throughout the day.

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Ancient Ruins of Loryma
4.9

History Unveiled: Explore the remarkably well-preserved remnants of the ancient port city of Loryma. Discover the ruins of houses, temples, and the fortification walls that once protected this strategic location.

Highlight: Loryma Castle, perched dramatically on a hill overlooking the bay, offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into the area's defensive past.

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Bozukkale Bay
4.9

Natural Beauty: This sheltered bay is the main reason for the area's allure. The calm, turquoise waters, surrounded by lush hillsides, create a stunning and peaceful setting.

Exploration: The bay is a popular spot for sailing and boat tours, allowing you to discover hidden coves, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the tranquility. Some tours even incorporate snorkeling opportunities.

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Loryma Trek Trail
4.9

The "Loryma Trek Trail" is a journey through the historical and natural landscapes of Loryma. This trekking experience involves walking along ancient paths, surrounded by the lush greenery of the region. The terrain is varied, offering both challenging and gentle stretches, suitable for different levels of trekkers. Along the route, trekkers encounter remnants of Loryma's past, including ruins and old structures, telling stories of a bygone era. The trail also provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the coastline, making it a visually rewarding experience. Participants should be prepared with sturdy footwear, water, and essentials for a day's hike. The "Loryma Trek Trail" is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty and history of the area, connecting with nature and the past.

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Nearby Restaurants
Loryma Restaurant
4.9

Loryma Restaurant: Where Time-Honored Flavors Meet Aegean Vistas

Nestled along the shore of Bozukkale Bay, Loryma Restaurant invites you to step back in time and savor the essence of the Turkish coast. This classic establishment has long been a favorite among locals and travelers seeking authentic flavors and breathtaking views.  With its open-air setting mere steps from the water's edge, you'll dine to the soundtrack of gently lapping waves and the soft clink of glasses.

Loryma's menu celebrates the culinary traditions of the region. Imagine fresh-caught seafood, expertly grilled and seasoned with the simplicity of herbs and Mediterranean spices. Order an array of vibrant meze, their small plates perfect for sampling the diverse flavors of Turkish cuisine. From tangy yogurt dips to briny olives and tender grilled octopus, embark on a culinary journey through the Aegean with each bite.

As the sun begins its descent, casting golden hues across the bay, the atmosphere at Loryma transforms into something truly magical. Linger over your meal, savor the warmth of Turkish hospitality, and let the mesmerizing views envelop you in timeless tranquility. Loryma Restaurant is more than just a meal; it's an unforgettable experience that nourishes both body and soul.

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Sailor's House Restaurant
4.9

Sailor's House Restaurant: A Hidden Gem in Bozukkale

Sailor's House is a beloved family-run restaurant nestled within the stunning Bozukkale Bay in Turkey. Known for its warm hospitality, fresh seafood dishes, and breathtaking location, it's a favorite stop for sailors and travelers exploring this picturesque part of the Turkish Aegean Coast.

Ambiance: Imagine a charming restaurant built right on the waterfront, with simple tables overlooking the calm bay. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring.

The Food: Sailor's House prides itself on its fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu focuses on seafood, with the daily catch often grilled to perfection. You might find delicious mezes (Turkish appetizers), flavorful lamb dishes, and traditional Turkish desserts.

The Experience:  Run by Mustafa and his family, Sailor's House embodies Turkish hospitality. Expect friendly service and a genuine desire to ensure you have a memorable meal. They offer a jetty for easy boat mooring, and a shuttle service if you're anchored out in the bay.


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Loryma Luxury Boutique Hotels
4.9

Enjoy a peaceful morning at "Seaside Serenity Breakfast" in Loryma Luxury Boutique Hotel. This is a special place for breakfast. The hotel has a lovely restaurant that is both near the sea and under big, beautiful trees. In the morning, you can sit outside and feel the gentle sea breeze. It's very relaxing. The breakfast is delicious with lots of choices. You can eat fresh fruits, bread, and many local foods. Everything tastes fresh and good. The trees around you make it feel like you are in a green, quiet garden. People like to come here to relax and enjoy the morning. The view of the sea is wonderful. You can look at the water and the boats while you eat. It's a great way to start your day!

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Notes to sailors
  • There is a rocky point at the entrance of the harbor.

  • The most suitable location for a calm anchorage is the eastern bay. Drop anchor in 8-12 meters depth and secure a line to the shore.


  • The seabed in the cove consists of a mixture of sand and algae.


  • Winds blow through the valley, causing light ripples. The water is cool and exceptionally clear.


  • Within the cove, there are wooden piers belonging to three different restaurants. Since these piers all have vaults, anchoring is unnecessary. However, it's worth noting that there is no electricity available at the restaurants.


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Sogut

Sogut, where history and natural beauty converge, stands as a captivating destination on the Turkish landscape. This enchanting town, with its modern allure and echoes of centuries past, offers a unique retreat for those seeking a harmonious blend of history and tranquility.

Turquoise Waters

The island is surrounded by exquisite turquoise waters, offering a pristine view that's a treat for the eyes.Predominantly rocky, the island is adorned with Mediterranean shrubland, adding to its natural charm. The west coast of the island faces the neighboring Zeytin Island and boasts a large bay. This bay provides a protected anchorage, sheltered from swell and wind, making it a favorite spot for boaters. The waters around the island are not just beautiful but also teeming with life. Recent years have seen corals forming at the bottom, providing a habitat for various fish and marine creatures.

Sunset Views

One of the highlights of the island is the breathtaking sunset. The colors reflected on the water as the sun sets provide a picturesque end to a relaxing day.

Culinary Charm

Savor the taste of Sogut with its renowned pine honey, locally cultivated almonds, and delightful carob molasses. Embrace the Mediterranean influence, especially in seafood, with the village being a haven for octopus enthusiasts. Indulge in the mastery of local chefs, making your culinary journey in Sogut a true delight.

Discover a destination that harmonizes the past and the present, inviting you to create your own story amidst the timeless beauty of Sogut.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Ancient Ruins of Loryma
4.9

History Unveiled: Explore the remarkably well-preserved remnants of the ancient port city of Loryma. Discover the ruins of houses, temples, and the fortification walls that once protected this strategic location.

Highlight: Loryma Castle, perched dramatically on a hill overlooking the bay, offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into the area's defensive past.

History
Bozukkale Bay
4.9

Natural Beauty: This sheltered bay is the main reason for the area's allure. The calm, turquoise waters, surrounded by lush hillsides, create a stunning and peaceful setting.

Exploration: The bay is a popular spot for sailing and boat tours, allowing you to discover hidden coves, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the tranquility. Some tours even incorporate snorkeling opportunities.

Serenity
Saranda Ancient City
4.9

Saranda Ancient City:

  • History: Founded in the 4th century BC, Saranda was a port city and became an important bishopric center during the Byzantine period.
  • What to See: The city features many historical structures such as an ancient theater, agora, bathhouse, necropolis, and church. The theater, in particular, is a striking example of Roman architecture.
  • Getting There: Saranda Ancient City is located in the town of Dereköy in the Söğüt district of Bilecik. It can be reached within 20 minutes by car from Söğüt.


History
Nearby Restaurants
Barba Saranda
4.9

Barba Saranda: A Taste of the Aegean in Sogut

Nestled in the charming seaside village of Sogut, Turkey, Barba Saranda invites you to experience the warmth of Turkish hospitality and the vibrant flavors of the Aegean coast.

The Setting

Picture yourself on a wooden terrace overlooking the shimmering bay. Gentle sea breezes rustle through palm trees, and the scent of fresh seafood mingles with the salty air. The ambiance is laid-back and welcoming, a perfect retreat from the everyday.

Flavors of the Sea

Our menu celebrates the bounty of the Aegean. Our chefs hand-select the freshest fish from local markets, grilled to perfection and served with simple, flavorful sides. Sample an array of delicious mezes (Turkish appetizers), savor grilled octopus drizzled with olive oil and herbs, or indulge in a classic mixed seafood platter.

Drinks and Delight

Complement your meal with a crisp Turkish wine, a refreshing beer, or a signature cocktail as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Barba Saranda is more than just a meal – it's about savoring unforgettable moments.

Seafood
Cocktail
Keçi Bükü Restaurant
4.9

Nestled in the pristine bay of Keçi Bükü, near the charming village of Söğüt, lies a culinary paradise. Keçi Bükü Beach & Yacht Club elevates the coastal dining experience with exquisite flavors, a sophisticated ambiance, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

  • Savor the Sea: Indulge in the freshest seafood, expertly prepared to showcase the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. From succulent grilled fish to perfectly seasoned shellfish, each dish is a celebration of the sea's bounty.
  • Taste of the Mediterranean: Explore a diverse menu that travels beyond the coast, offering a delectable fusion of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines crafted with the finest local ingredients.
Mediterranean Cuisine
Ahtapotçu Mehmet Usta
4.9
Seafood
Notes to sailors
  • Eastern Cove: The expansive cove on the eastern side of the island provides shelter from winds in all directions. However, it's not an ideal place to anchor overnight, especially when exposed to westerly winds. It is a preferred shelter when weather conditions are favorable.

  • Northern Pier: Located on the northern side of Söğüt village, it consists of two restaurant docks and a sliding ramp. The long wooden pier has a mooring capacity for up to 22 boats and offers water and electricity connections. Additionally, anchoring in depths of 10-15 meters is possible here.


  • Botoz Shelter: Positioned to the west, Botoz becomes a sheltered haven due to the presence of rocks. Boats anchor in depths of 4-9 meters in front of the remnants of an old pier, securing themselves with support from the shore.


  • The nearest airport to Sogut is Dalaman, which is about two and a half hours transfer by car. Next nearest is Bodrum, which is about a further 30 minutes away by car.

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Bozburun

Bozburun, where the whispers of history harmonize with the gentle lapping of turquoise waters, is nestled in the embrace of the Aegean, standing as the epitome of tranquility.

Nature's Embrace 

Surrounded by azure waters and lush mountains, Bozburun enchants as a tranquil fishing village. The unique architecture of stone houses, against a backdrop of olive trees and citrus orchards, creates an enchanting ambiance, where every moment feels suspended in time.

Craftsmanship Revival 

Bozburun serves as a sanctuary for the revival of traditional handcrafts. Local workshops resonate with the sounds of wooden boat construction, ceramics, and carpet weaving, celebrating the cultural richness and warm hospitality defining the region.

Azure Coves and Pristine Beaches

Uncover the allure of hidden coves and pristine beaches that grace Bozburun's coastline. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters, breathe in the fresh sea air, and soak up the sun, embracing the tranquility that defines Bozburun.

Culinary Delights

Bozburun's gastronomy invites you to indulge in the bounty of Aegean cuisine. Local restaurants teem with the freshest seafood, offering exquisite dishes crafted from organic ingredients that highlight the flavors of the region.

Yachting Tourism and Activities 

Bozburun, blessed with the Aegean's gentle breezes, beckons yachting enthusiasts and water sports aficionados. Embark on boat tours to explore nearby islands or dive into the depths to uncover the vibrant marine life beneath the waves.

Historical Treasures

Immerse yourself in the historical treasures dotting the landscape. The Knidos Ancient City and other nearby ruins allow you to traverse the footsteps of ancient civilizations. Notably, the Bozburun Byzantine Shipwreck, an 1100-year-old submerged relic near Marmaris, unveils its secrets at the Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

With its unique ambiance and a cultural mosaic spanning centuries, Bozburun extends an invitation to a captivating Aegean experience.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Arap Island
4.9

Arap Island is located on the border of the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. It is very close to the mainland. The channel between the mainland and the island is quite shallow, no more than 6 meters. You can choose it for swimming and a quiet rest.

Arap Island is located near Marmaris (Turkey) 36° 39' 6.2352" N , 28° 8' 48.4476" E

Activity
Ancient Ruins of Loryma
4.9

History Unveiled: Explore the remarkably well-preserved remnants of the ancient port city of Loryma. Discover the ruins of houses, temples, and the fortification walls that once protected this strategic location.

Highlight: Loryma Castle, perched dramatically on a hill overlooking the bay, offers breathtaking views and a glimpse into the area's defensive past.

History
Bozukkale Bay
4.9

Natural Beauty: This sheltered bay is the main reason for the area's allure. The calm, turquoise waters, surrounded by lush hillsides, create a stunning and peaceful setting.

Exploration: The bay is a popular spot for sailing and boat tours, allowing you to discover hidden coves, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy the tranquility. Some tours even incorporate snorkeling opportunities.

Serenity
Limon Ağacı Ice-Cream
4.9
Limon Ağacı Ice-Cream in Bozburun is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The ice cream is made with fresh, local ingredients and comes in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and pistachio. There are also a number of vegan and gluten-free options available.
Ice-cream
Nearby Restaurants
Bozburun Kuzbükü Neighbours
4.9

Neighbours: A Hidden Gem in Kuzbükü Cove

Nestled in the pristine waters of Kuzbükü Cove, near Bozburun, lies Neighbours, a secluded restaurant accessible only by boat. This charming establishment offers an idyllic escape from the bustle, blending delectable cuisine with the tranquility of a remote coastal paradise.

Rustic Charm and Fresh Flavors

Neighbours exudes a rustic elegance, its simple wooden structure seamlessly integrated into the surrounding landscape. The menu celebrates the bounty of the Aegean Sea, featuring freshly caught seafood prepared with Mediterranean flair. Expect grilled fish seasoned with fragrant herbs, tender octopus drizzled in olive oil, and succulent shrimp sautéed with garlic and lemon.  Local, seasonal ingredients shine in their salads and vibrant side dishes.

An Experience to Remember

Dining at Neighbours is more than just a meal; it's an immersive experience.  The gentle lapping of waves, the warm glow of lanterns, and the star-strewn sky create a magical ambiance.  Savor your meal at a leisurely pace, then perhaps linger over drinks while enjoying the unparalleled serenity. The cove even offers overnight mooring for boats, allowing you to extend your stay in this enchanting spot.

Seafood
Bozburun Yacht Club
4.9

Discover Exquisite Coastal Dining at Bozburun Yacht Club

Nestled within the picturesque Bozburun Yacht Club, our waterfront restaurant offers a captivating dining experience on the shores of the Turkish Coast.

Sea-to-Table Freshness

Our commitment to fresh, local ingredients shines through in every dish.  We celebrate the bounty of the Aegean Sea with expertly prepared seafood, caught daily and seasoned with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean.

Dine with a View

Savor your meal on our open-air terrace, surrounded by the gentle rhythm of the waves and the twinkling lights of the harbor.  Whether you choose a romantic candlelit dinner or a relaxing meal with friends, the stunning scenery creates an unparalleled ambiance.

The Taste of the Coast

Expect a menu that highlights the region's best.  Think grilled fish drizzled with local olive oil, tender octopus paired with fresh salads, and delicately flavored mezes. Our chefs artfully combine traditional Turkish techniques with modern influences.

An Experience to Remember

Dining at Bozburun Yacht Club is about more than just delicious food; it's about immersing yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the coast.  Let the gentle sea breeze carry your worries away as you enjoy a truly memorable culinary experience.

Seafood
Filika Restaurant Bozburun
4.9

Filika Restaurant Bozburun is a seafood restaurant located in Bozburun, Turkey. It is situated on the waterfront, with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists.

The menu at Filika Restaurant features a wide variety of seafood dishes, including grilled fish, shrimp, squid, and octopus. There are also a number of vegetarian options available. The food is fresh and well-prepared, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Filika Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal and take in the beautiful scenery of Bozburun. The prices are reasonable, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Seafood
Notes to sailors
  • Operated by the Fisheries Cooperative, Bozburun features berths with a capacity for 50 yachts, providing a comfortable stay for mariners.

  • The quay in front of Bozburun Yacht Club and the vaults along the waterfront offer a secure mooring experience, equipped with essential services like electricity and water.


  • Bozburun Harbor efficiently caters to sailors' needs, ensuring a swift and easy fulfillment of all requirements.


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Datca

Datca will mark the grand finale of our tour. Following a splendid blue voyage, you'll feel as if you've had an unforgettable holiday filled with thrilling discoveries, pristine beaches, and sun-kissed conversations. This experience is bound to immerse you in enchanting memories.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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