We have designed beautiful Yogacruising tours 2 İslandhopping Routes around the Greek Dodecaness İslands

Route GR1 "İsland of Lights" Southern Dodecaness and Route GR2  "magical and mythical world" Northern Dodekaness İslands

The southern part of the Dodecanese, from Rhodes to Kos has a tremendous variety of beautiful experiences to offer. The volcanic isle of Nisyros, the cultural impressions of Cos, the picturesque houses in Symi, and the multiplicity of Nature on the island of Tilos and Gyali.

These islands belong to a world of myth and magic, being rich in historic remains, bearing witness of the grandeur of the numerous civilizations that chose to live here. A world where the Sun appears as a daily painter of landscapes and the Sea reverberates in a myriad of shades to give birth to Life.

 

Living on Board

The crew (consisting of the captain, chef, skipper, and the yoga teacher) is discretely attending you, with both joy and charm, to ensure that your stay on board will become an unforgettable experience. While we are cruising you are free to just lean back and relax, or to read, to chat or to let your soul whisper to you what your life is all about.
Small groups means that it’s easy to get to know your travel companions. Interesting encounters and inspiring talks are always a consistent part while you’re YogaCruising.
We guarantee a very easy-going, convivial atmosphere, making this holiday to something very special.

Yoga on board

When do we practice yoga?
In general two yoga sessions per day are offered.
Each yoga session has a duration of 60-90 minutes, in the mornings and evenings.
Where do the yoga sessions take place?
Normally the yoga sessions are given on deck, while the yacht is mooring in a quiet bay, in the mornings and evenings.
In some bays there is a possibility to perform the yoga session on land, for instance on the beach or on a larger wooden jetty.
High quality yoga mats, blocks and bolsters are provided for you on the yacht. Nevertheless we recommend participants to bring their own equipment if they have special personal preferences.
 
Hiking & Nature walks (Optional- booking on board)
Coastal and nature walks through the goat paths at a leisurely pace. Botanical views of nature, encounters with villagers and fishermen.
Easy to moderate hikes for nature lovers and history buffs. Endurance for hikes of 3-4 hours is required. If you are interested in hiking cruises, please click here.
 
The food on board a YogaCruising tour
A varied, healthy, traditional, vegetarian cuisine
Not only vegetarians treasure our food onboard as a culinary peak experience. The Turkish Mediterranean cuisine has already in its tradition a manifold of vegetarian dishes. Innumerable starters and main courses are traditionally cooked without meat. However our chefs onboard have acquired and accumulated the savvy to create well balanced, healthy, modern, vegetarian meals.
Each meal is composed of delightful vegetable dishes and fresh salads, all ingredients are of course locally produced, like the sun ripe fruits of the season, which are always part of a well balanced diet.
 
Cooking - cooking classes (Optional- booking on board)
There is the possibility to practice a cooking course, on board, of course, with a view of the sea. The cooking course program gives you new knowledge and new tools for your personal practice. You can spontaneously decide whether you want to spend the day hiking, reading, daydreaming, swimming or with a visit.
The vegetarian cuisine traditionally combines Turkish with Mediterranean specialties.
Depending on your interests, there are cooking courses on board (optional). You will learn how to prepare Turkish starters, filled dishes and main dishes, such as "imam bayildi", which is eggplant dish.
 
Cooking course instructor & hiking guide:
Ibo is a native of Bodrum and speaks German very well. He has put together a very special offer for you.
Ibo is versatile: he will teach you Turkish cooking. Walk the rustic goat paths with you and show his home! He also gives an introduction to the Turkish language. He is particularly interested in the underwater world! He is also a diving instructor, his grandfather was a sponge diver. Experience this fascinating journey with Ibo and you will certainly take home aknowledge of Turkish cuisine as an amateur cook. Course instructor - hiking guide please click here
 
Snorkeling
Turkey and Greece not only have great sights to offer in the countryside. There is also a new, colorful world for you to discover under water. The spots are all easy to reach. Pack your diving goggles, get on your boat and explore the underwater world.
 
Massage & Turkish bath (Optional- booking on board)
Turkish bath "Hamam" - peeling and olive oil soap foam massage. A visit to a Turkish steam bath brings relaxation and cleanses from head to toe (extra).
If you want, an energizing massage on board (before ordering & extra), revitalize all the senses and bring mind and body back into perfect balance.
 
Arrival:
You book a flight to Bodrum (BJV), Cos (KGS-Greece), İzmir (ADB) and Dalaman (DLM). Bodrum, Cos, İzmir or Dalaman can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major european cities. Our transfer Staff is awaiting you at the airport and brings you to the yacht in the harbor (Transfer not included). Enjoy the trip! You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served onboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.
 
Arrival in Cos Greece and trip to Bodrum Port: Ferry from Cos İsland morning s 10.30 AM and afternoon 4.30 PM. Please book your Ferry Ticket to New Port in Bodrum or we can book for you. Ferry-Ticket Link. We can arrange transfers for you from the ferry to the ship.
 

Itinerary: Order of events of the YogaCruising Southern Dodekanesse Route GR1 - example

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day.
Arrival at Bodrum (BJV) airport / Embarkation from 2 p.m. The transfer from the airport is not included.
At your arrival to Bodrum airport we organize your transfer to the harbor. You will embark the yacht with a welcoming information of the crew and your travel guide.
Start from Gökova Marina 5 PM. to Kilisebükü bay, Dinner onboard.
 
Day 2 Sunday: Kilisebükü-Bodrum-Cos İsland
Breakfast while Cruise to Bodrum anchors in the bay at Windmills.
Hike Excursion about 3 hours in Botanical Thempo with ibo in his homeland to the history of Ancient Halicarnassus present Bodrum (Fakultativ 35, - € P.p). Walk to the windmills overlooking the harbor, city and Kos, then through the old town the narrow streets to the theater and the 7 Wonders of the World Mausoleum, then on to the antique harbor and free walking in Bodrum.
In the afternoon we Cruise to Kos,
We anchor in Kos' main port, right next to the fortress of the Knights of St. John. Cobblestone streets lined with palm trees, lush vegetation and historical monuments are in the immediate vicinity and can be reached on foot from the harbor. In history Kos was the most important center of ancient medicine - the home of Hippocrates and his famous Asklepieion. The cornerstone of medicine as we know it today was laid here.
In the evening yoga at the castle or on the boat and spend the night in the harbor.

Day 3 Monday: Cos-Nisyros. The volcanic island of Nisyros
Today you have the possibility to explore the village of Mandraki Nisyros and if you wish, later on, join the very rewarding excursion to Stefanos, the largest crater. The volcano is currently active but not irrupting and fumaroles are found at the craters (Excursion extra). The island has a 3 km wide caldera, which is formed by a collapse after the emptying of the magma chamber. The last eruptive activity was a steam explosion in 1888. We spend this night in the cozy harbor of Mandraki. There is a monastery (Blessed Virgin Mary of the Cave) built right next to a medieval castle erected by the Knights Hospitaller who conquered the island in 1315.
 
 
Day 4 Tuesday: Nsyros-Symi İsland Pedi bay
A beautiful sailing trip awaits us today, in order to bring us to the Greek island of Symi. Depending on the winds we will reach the Bay Pedi, or to make an excursion to the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis on the southern tip of the island (Fakultativ 20,-€ P.p). It is a Greek Orthodox monastery with two museums and a Library, overlooking a bay and still inhabited by monks.
We are mooring over the night in the Bay in Symi.
 
Day 5 Wednesday: Symi harbor
The cruise continues to Symi where we will anchor in the harbor after a relaxing bathing pause in a creek of the island. After lunch on board you have the choice to stroll about the small city with it’s neoclassical architecture.
in the evening Cruise to the beautiful Kargi Bay and in the evening yoga in the bay on land or on board.
Dinner together and overnight in Kargi Bay.
 
Day 6 Thursday: Symi - Datça -Cnidos
Yoga on board and Breakfast during the journey to Datca.
Anchoring in datça and customs, Sailing to Cnidos. antique City. Best Hiking to Kilisebükü and Mersincik. ( Walking time approx. 2,5 hrs.) Yoga on board in the Mersincik Bay.
Overnight in the Mersincik Bay
 
Day 7 Friday: Mersincik-Çökertme- (Hamam Turkish Bath) Ören Marina
Yoga on Board, Breakfast and The cruise continues from the Bay Mersincik in direction of the Çökertme Bay and Gökova Marina.
Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with (Hamam Turkish Bath), Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage.
Dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant on the Beach
 
Day 8 Saturday: Disembarkation and transfer to the airport.
 
Cnidos Afrodite Themple
 
Highlights and Excursions of your YogaCruising Route GR1 "İsland of Lights" Southern Dodecanes
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht
* 2 Yoga Classes per day – (no need to bring your own yoga mat), mornings and evenings 60-90 min. The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* 2 times sailing an a traditionally built wooden yacht
* An organic smoothie or Fruid Juice (very famous Pomegranade Juice) in the morning to start the day off right
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands.
* Panormitis monastery Symi İnsel
* Hiking Excursion in Bodrum to the Windmils , Old Town, Theater and Mousoleum
* Sunset on the old town in Nsyros island
* Visit Vulcano on the İsland of Nisyros
* Antique port town of Knidos
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* visit picturesque island of Symi
* Delicious and healthy traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
* A visit to a classical Turkish bath with a massage.
* Sleeping on deck under the stars. (Please bring sleeping bag with you)
* Many fun activities: snorkelling, etc…
 
Optionall Daily Excursions and Courses (booking on the boat)
* 3 cooking Classes € 120, - (minimum 3 participants)
* SUP YOGA LESSON per hour €30,- (including Sup-Board & lessons)
* SUP BOARD rent price for 1 hour €10, -
* SUP BOARD Rent price for a week (Sunday to Friday evening) 1 Sup-Board €140, - (please before reservation).
* Turkish Bath "Hamam" Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage, excursion to the Old Town in Mugla or Milas €49,- p.P
* Hike to the dream Coast linie of Cnidos €25,-p.P
* Volcanic crater Nisyros Hiking Excursion €39,- p.P
* Excursion in Bodrum, hiking to the windmills, theater and mausoleum €35, -p.P

Greece Northern Dodecaness Route GR2

Yogacruising Northern Dodekaness İslands "magical and mythical world"
The northern parts of the Dodecanese offer a luxurious variety of impressions. Kalymnos is famous as a sponge-divers island. Patmos is a destination for Christian pilgrimage since John the Apostle, also known as John of Patmos was given a vision of Jesus here. The small island of Leipsoi is renowned for it’s local products: wine, fish and cheese.
These islands belong to a world of myth and magic, being rich in historic remains, bearing witness of the grandeur of the numerous civilizations that chose to live here.A world where the Sun appears as a daily painter of landscapes and the Sea reverberates in a myriad of shades to give birth to Life.
 
Arrival:
You book a flight to Bodrum (BJV), Cos (KGS-Greece), İzmir (ADB) and Dalaman (DLM). Bodrum, Cos, İzmir or Dalaman can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major european cities. Our transfer Staff is awaiting you at the airport and brings you to the yacht in the harbor (Transfer not included). Enjoy the trip! You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served onboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.
 
Arrival in Cos Greece and trip to Bodrum Port: Ferry from Cos İsland morning s 10.30 AM and afternoon 4.30 PM. Please book your Ferry Ticket to New Port in Bodrum or we can book for you. Ferry-Ticket Link. We can arrange transfers for you from the ferry to the ship.
 

Itinerary: Order of events of the YogaCruising Northern Dodekanesse Route GR2- example

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day in Gökova Marina Bodrum
Arrival at Bodrum airport / Embarkation from 2 p.m. The transfer from the airport is not included.
At your arrival to Cos airport we organize your transfer to the harbor. You will embark the yacht with a welcoming information of the crew and your travel guide.
Start from Marina 5 PM to Kilisebükü and Dinner on board
 
Day 2 Sunday: Kilisebükü-Bodrum-Kalimnos İsland
Breakfast while Cruise to Bodrum anchors in the bay at Windmills.
Hike Excursion about 3 hours in Botanical Thempo with ibo in his homeland to the history of Ancient Halicarnassus present Bodrum (Fakultativ 35, - € P.p). Walk to the windmills overlooking the harbor, city and Kos, then through the old town the narrow streets to the theater and the 7 Wonders of the World Mausoleum, then on to the antique harbor and free walking in Bodrum.
In the afternoon we Cruise to Kalimnos, in the evening yoga and overnight in the bay in Kalymnos Island.
 
Day 3 Monday: Kalymnos- Leros
We set sails to the enchanting island of Kalymnos. The attractiveness of Kalymnos resides in large parts in it’s beautiful bays and spectacular rock ledges, inviting you to stay to relax in their calm tranquility. The hidden rock of the harbor of Vahtis, on the east side of the island, will be our first anchoring spot. In the vicinity of Vahti you will find both older and more recent orthodox basilicas. Only 15 km from here, in the city of Chorio, you’ll have the possibility to join an exciting climbing tour, up to a medieval crusaders castle. A spectacular view will disclose itself on these heights. 
Mooring s in Pedi Bay in Leros and Yoga on Board in Pedi Bay
 
Day 4 Tuesday: Leros-Lipsoi
Hiking in the Early Mornings to Windmill and Yoga on the Chapel (Sunrise Time) Breakfast on the Boat and Leisurely we cruise to the island of Leipsoi, also known as Lipsi, to enjoy and swim in the clear turquoise water of the Aegean Sea. You are free to enjoy your shore leaves on the picturesque island of Leipsoi. Small Walking to the Fisher Harbour. Evenings Yoga on the Boat in the Bay.

Day 5 Wednesday: Lipsoi-Patmos
Our next passage is to Patmos, where we will anchor in Skala, the main harbor, with it’s impressive Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. Patmos became famous through it’s “destiny“ to become the place of exile of St.John, as the result of anti-Christian persecution under the Roman emperor Domitian. St. John was banished to Patmos by Roman authorities and he stayed here to write The Book of Revelation, instructed by a heavenly figure to write down the contents of a vision. Later on, Patmos became a place of pilgrimage. The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian was founded here in 1088, and today it is still a Greek Orthodox monastery. We dedicate most of our time to the different aspects of the Monastery of Saint John, all around the town of Chora (situated 2 km from Skala). This comprises the heavy fortified exterior, necessary to protect the monastery from piracy, the Chapel of the founder with it’s impressive icons, the adjoining Chapel of the Theotokos, whose frescoes date from the 12th century, the  refectory, the Treasury which has an impressive array of religious art, the most important  "monastery collection" in Greece besides Athos. Once here you can also choose among numerous hiking tours. One leads to the ancient acropolis, the fortified city-walls, to the Seat of Panayia Koumna (a cluster of gardened cells, belonging to the monastery). Another option is to hike to the cave of Saint Anne, were Saint John is said to have had his visions. He later dictated his revelations to his student Prohoros. We stay in this harbor of Patmos over the night.



Day 6 Thursday: Patmos-Leros-Pserimos
We continue to the smaller island of Leros where  we’ll moor in the harbor of the small village of Ayia Marina. It has a stunning Crusaders Stronghold situated high on a hill above the city. Ayia Marina and the nearby city of Platanos (just half a kilometer away) are remarkable because of their neoclassical houses and the peaceful village atmosphere. The impressive “castro”, a knight’s castle, is throning above you, together with an inhabited church of the 14th century and a museum housing Byzantine antiques.

Day 7 Friday: Pserimos-Bodrum-(Hamam Turkish Bath) Gökova Marina
Departure after Yoga from Pserimos to Bodrum and Mollaibram Bay for Relaxing and swimming. The cruise continues from the Bay Mollaibram in direction of the Çökertme Bay Excursion to the Old Town in Mugla with (Hamam Turkish Bath), Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage.
Dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant on the Beach
 
Day 8 Saturday: Transfer to the airport.
 
Highlights and Excursions of your YogaCruising Route GR2 "magical and mythical world" Northern Dodecaness
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht/ from – to harbor on the Yacht with Crew (captain,chef,sailor )
* 2 Yoga Classes per day – (no need to bring your own yoga mat), mornings and evenings 60-90 min. The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* 2 times sailing an a traditionally built wooden yacht
* An organic smoothie or Fruid Juice (very famous Pomegranade Juice) in the morning to start the day off right
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands.
* The enchanting harbor city of Patmos with its Church.
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* Hiking Excursion in Bodrum to the Windmils , Old Town, Theater and Mousoleum
* Delicious and healthy traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
* A visit to a classical Turkish bath with a massage.
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* Nomad mountain village trip, visiting a village family and lunch with the family
* Sleeping on deck under the stars. (Please bring sleeping bag with you)
* Many fun activities: snorkelling, etc…
 
Optionall Daily Excursions and Courses (booking on the boat) Route GR2
* 3 cooking Classes € 120, - (minimum 3 participants)
* SUP YOGA LESSON per hour €30,- (including Sup-Board & lessons)
* SUP BOARD rent price for 1 hour €10, -
* SUP BOARD Rent price for a week (Sunday to Friday evening) 1 Sup-Board €140, - (please before reservation).
* Turkish Bath "Hamam" Peeling and Olive Oil Soap foam Massage, excursion to the Old Town in Mugla or Milas €49,- p.P
* Excursion in Patmos to Church and Villages €45,- p.P
* Excursion in Bodrum, hiking to the windmills, theater and mausoleum €35, -p.P
* Sunrise Hiking-excursion on the İsland Leros to Windmils, Castle, Chapel and Village Platane €20,- p.P
 
Included services on a YogaCruising trip
* 7 night’s accommodation on our Yacht/ from – to harbor on the Yacht with Crew (captain,chef,sailor )
* Half board (AP) of vegetarian meals: 7x BRUNCH breakfast, Lunchtime Fruid, 16 pm Tea-time with Cookies and 6x dinner will be served.(not included are: 1 dinner that will be arranged in a local fish restaurant).
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* 2 Yoga Classes per day – (no need to bring your own yoga mat), mornings and evenings 60-90 min. The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* High quality yoga mats, blocks, belts and blankets are provided on board, in sufficient quantity.
* Equipment for snorkeling and some water sports are provided on board.
* 2x a week there is an option of sailing between 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  (depending on weather conditions)
* At lunchtime we will serve you small  Snack fresh fruits.
* Tea time with coockies and bisquits is at 4 PM.
* We provide you fresh brewed tea, herbal tea and fresh ginger tea.
* Yoga sessions each morning and in the evening for 90 Min. on five days during the week. The Yogasessions will start on sundayevening and ends on friday in the morning..
* Harbour Tax in Turkey
* Crew service
* Ship water
* Diesel & Gasoline
* Bed Linen & Bath towels
* Use of equipment on board
* Yacht insurance (we advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance)
 
Your daily YogaCruising program
* After getting up, first enjoy a herbal tea or a cup of hot water with fresh lemons and ginger.
* Every morning yoga takes place for 90 minutes from about 07.00 - 08.30.
* 09.00-10.30 you can expect an extensive brunch - breakfast in the Mediterranean style.
* At lunchtime there are delicious fruit from the region. At 4pm is Tea Time with biscuits and biscuits.
* Depending on weather conditions, sailing twice a week from 11am to 4pm. The participants are welcome to help with the sailing, the team is happy about it.
* The exceptional atmosphere invites you to swim, sunbathe and relax.
* In the evening, from about 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, yoga will be practiced for 90 minutes. (The times vary depending on the season).
After the yoga around 20.00 we serve you a sumptuous dinner with traditional dishes.
* Finish the day with a view of the starry sky. The sundeck agrees best to this (bring sleeping bag to sleep outside)
 
Extra costs on your YogaCruising trip
* Transfer from/ to the airport. €20,- p.P oneway from Bodrum Airport to the Yacht
* Other beverages: Smoothies, Fruid Juice, Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
* Tip and gratuity for the crew (commonly around €50,- per pers.)
* Extra excursions - Hiking
* Wi-Fi use €10, -  week in Turkey and €15, - in Greece
* Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
* 1 x dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant: (around €17-, €25,-) p.p.
 
Meals and drink
* Vegetarian half board on board (breakfast buffet and evening buffet).
* All-day fresh still water, herbal and tea selection, coffee
* Lunchtime fruit-small snack and 16.00 biscuits biscuits and tea.
* Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are offered at moderate prices.
 
 
Arrival and Departure Hotel Accommodation: Early arrivals and departures are possible if you have better direct flights to Bodrum. Our cooperation with 2 hotels at Marina 5 is walking distance to our office and anchorage. Pomelon Club Hotel on the Beach Link: Details and Martı Pension Link Details
 
Good to know for your YogaCruising
YogaCruising reserves the right to modify traveling routes, time schedules and the sequence of events due to weather conditions or organizational demands.
* Embarkation from 1 pm, disembarkation 9 am.
* Travel participants have no legitimate claim to the presence of the mentioned seminar leader. He or she may be substituted by an equally qualified yoga teacher.
 
Booking & Enquiries
If you have a question about one of our retreats or would like to make a booking, CLİCK HERE
 
Check-in/out: Gökova Ören Marina / Ören Milas Turkey. START POİNT MAP
Check-İn Time Saturday 1 PM-> 9PM / Check-out Time Saturday up to 9 AM.
 

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Route GR1 Southern Dodecanes Greece

Route GR2 Northern Dodecanes Greece