Don’t Dream Santorini or Mykonos, Blue Cruise It
Yes the famed destinations that millions of travellers from around the globe dream to visit one day; Santorini and Mykonos is a major vacation hotspot that caters to all ages. While both islands are accessible by air; there is a more inviting travel alternative. A blue cruise. There are few itineraries available to visit these and their neighboring islands in the Cyclades. But this holiday style is best experienced on a gulet. And where would you find the best selection of gulets? In Turkey of course!
Here is one route that can be considered. It starts from Bodrum and ends in Santorini. After your amazing week long gulet cruise, you could perhaps extend your holiday above the famous Caldera and enjoy the views from your white washed hotel pool, overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean sea.
There is also a route which includes Mykonos, otherwise known as the “island of the winds”. The route begins in Bodrum, ending in Santorini via Mykonos.
The best times of the year to explore the Cyclades island group is usually after mid May, first half of June, second half of September and during the month of October. Outside these months you will find that the winds are quite strong. The North Winds, or Meltemi winds travel from the north Aegean, gusting south east and south west. While the winds feel wonderful especially during the hot hot summer months, they can be inconvenient if you are sailing around the Cyclades islands where it can go as high as 9 beaufort. Gulets, and other yachts, depending on their standards may spend time in shelter to allow the gusty afternoon winds to die down – taking time away from your blue cruise travels.
Not all boats will agree to do these routes. However, our gulets K.M. Bugra and S.N. Taylan can, and quite comfortably – provided their current booking schedule for the period you would be interested in, is suitable. Both gulets are designed for open sea travels and provide luxurious living spaces on deck as well as inside; featuring a wide assortment of fantastic water toys. With very professional, adaptable and experienced crews; travelling in the Cyclades can be a most pleasurable experience on these new build gulets.