You may not be aware that it is possible to commence your Blue Cruise tour in Kos, we have many yacht options based in Bodrum and Kos island is very conveniently situated close to Bodrum. Although you will incur some Greek taxes, these charges can be outweighed by the benefits of more choice of available flights from many regional airports during the Summer months.
Kos is a fairly large Island based in the Aegean Sea, the main town of Kos is to the east of the island and is linked to many other Greek islands by the Greek inter island ferry network. Plus, there is a fast catamaran service to Bodrum, Turkey just a few kilometres away. The airport is based in the centre of the island and take about 1 hour, by road transfer to Kos town where the main harbour/marina is also housed.
There is much of interest to see on the island; including many ancient historic sites and you will also see evidence of more recent Ottoman and Italian occupation, of this island. Founder of medicene ancient physician Hippocrates was also born here and there is a museum you can visit, in his honour.
So there are several advantages to embarking, or disembarking your yacht in Kos, the possibility to sightsea and shop a little at a new and different destintion. It also provides the opportunity to broaden your itinnerary and include some different Greek Dodecanes, or Southern Cyclades islands. Or even a combination of Greek and Turkish options, for your own personalised itinnerary.
So even if you have completed several yacht charters in the Eastern Med before, there are always plenty of options to add more variety to your route.