The following outline itinerary can be organised in full or you could just pick and mix the places which are of interest. Please complete our Enquiry Form with details of your interests.

Celcus library EphesusMiletos Theatre

Day 1

Arrive at Bodrum airport. Transfer to a hotel in Bodrum. (Or you could be collected from a gulet) Spend the rest of the day exploring the Crusader Castle and museum of underwater archaeology.

Day 2

Drive to Bafa Lake and explore the immediate area, including the remains of ancient Heraklia and Latmos. (Bafa is an inland salt water lake and a haven for birds). Visit Miletos and the extensive ruins including the roman theatre and bath complex. Overnight at Kusadasi.

Day 3

Guided tour of Ephesus, one of the most important cities of the ancient world, with its spectacular theatre, agoras, villas, temples and library, museum and the house of the Virgin Mary. Overnight at Kusadasi.

Day 4

Travel across country to get a taste of village life, to Tire on the edge of the Aydin mountains. This small town still retains the charm and characteristics of old Ottoman days. Then, on to Birgi, with its very old merchant houses dating from the 15th century. Most of the village dates from the 13th century. Overnight in the mountain region at a simple hotel (marvellous scenery and very different from coastal areas.)

Day 5

Drive to Sardis, ancient capital city of Lydia. Ruins of colossal gymnasium, Temple of Artemis and other excavations. Overnight at Pamukkale (Hierapolis).

Day 6

Explore ruins and tombs of Hierapolis and the white calcium deposits left by hot springs over the centuries. Overnight at Pammukkale.

Day 7

Drive to Aphrodisias, a truly wonderful ancient Carian city with the only complete stadium left from the ancient world. A good museum with sculptures from the site plus many other excavations. Overnight stop will depend on your onward programme for the next day.

Day 8

Transfer to Dalaman airport or boat or hotel.



DayDreams Travel offers gulet holidays, both private charters and cabins only, on a diverse range of gulets from low budget to luxury and superior deluxe gulets, with numerous flexible itineraries along the Turkish coastline and Greek Dodecanese islands.

DayDreams Travel was founded by Jenny Day in 1987 following a corporate weekend to Istanbul for 100 clients from her London based PR consultancy. Using her expert organisational skills she went on to organise several  gulet charters. They were so successful the word spread and her dream of offering a special style of holiday to a wider audience become a reality.


“Day Dreams Travel and Jenny literally …. make dreams come true – her exceptional knowledge of Turkey and the best places to stay made our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia incredible and exciting – now etched in happy memories. And of course – the gulet holiday. From the moment we landed in Istanbul to the end of a glorious gulet holiday on the Cevri Hasan III, the logistics, planning and people were perfect. A wonderful and interesting guide, Yesim, took our hands in Istanbul , Gokhan in Cappadocia with whom we walked ancient valleys and who fed our minds and spirits with fascinating information of the region …. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat with Day Dreams.” Debbie Peake from Botswana travelled in September/October 2014


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