Originally Posted by bornplaydie
... Ephesus would be a nice place to visit. Would it be worth sailing up from Bodrum? Guessing we would need transport from Kusadasi (looks like nearest port).
I am chartering a bareboat
probably 4 weeks starting mid May, 2014. The first 2 weeks would be Bodrum to Hisaronu ...
Going from Bodrum to Fethiye (actually you should go one further=Kleopatra Bay=Ölüdeniz
) in 2 weeks is a real "Blue Voyage" in the right pace (Bodrum boat delivery
from Marmaris will take a motoring day). - Going up to Kusadasi clearly isn't worth it, even with Ephesus (which is a must visit (sometime) as a price
My itinerary (been sailing there for 10 years now, not getting tired
I would avoid to stray too much into Greek territory - bureaucracy just isn't worth it... IMO only Symi justifies a transit.
I would recommend: Get off the boat for at least a stroll at almost all destination
listed ;-) You will see some historical sites on shore ... go visit. Those "off duty" might want to take an early evening walk on the beach - there is 2000 years of history
to be found beyond the beach!
On the way 'back' you may even want to "jump" some destinations to gain time. - Be prepared to motor
if you have to keep a strict schedule ;-/
If you want to have a really lazy (and beautiful) 4 weeks: Start in Marmaris (iow travel to DALAMAN airport) go west to Symi, Datca then turn east, deliver your friends (?), slowly look into each bay and at your map and shimmy your way back...
In any case: Get out of any of those harbours early - you'll find more beautiful anchorages
than you could possibly use in several years.
If you like "good dining" look out for anchorages
with a restaurant on shore!
Marmaris itself is Partytown ... be ready to loose lira and sleep