Superyacht captain Laurent Bliekast offers an insider’s guide to historical Greek island sites and Turkey’s ruggedly beautiful Lycian coast.
This is one of the least developed areas of the Mediterranean, unspoilt and suffused with natural beauty, rich with cultural heritage and myriad ancient ruins, many of which are accessible by boat. This itinerary takes in both Greek and Turkish highlights, with craggy cliffs and forests that plunge into crystalline bays and a coastline studded with ancient houses and tombs, dating back to the time of Homer.
Your trip starts on the Greek island of Rhodes, which has one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe — and where the international airport is just 25 minutes from the port. Once on board head to the gorgeous beach at Lindos, which is one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Relax for a few hours before heading back to the old port of Rhodes for sunset and to explore the cobbled streets, lively restaurants and nightlife.