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Family-friendly Gulet Boat Cruise from Marmaris
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Family-friendly Gulet Boat Cruise from Marmaris

Destination: Relaxation. If your ideal day involves watching the scenery drift by while spending quality time with your loved ones, then this gulet yacht cruise fits the bill. Designed with families in mind, you'll spend the day at sea with no less than four swim stops, lunch, drinks and activities for the little ones included. Haluk, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Traditional wooden schooners called gulets have been used for fishing and sponging around the Mediterranean since ancient times. Nowadays, they've become a popular way to show holidaymakers around the bays of the Aegean coast.'Sun, sea, swimming and fun are the order of the day on this family cruise. There's plenty of time for swimming and snorkelling, as your captain will drop anchor a minimum of four times in the hidden bays and sheltered coves along this dazzling coastline. And if you join us on a Monday, you'll be treated to some free time to explore the resort of Turunç.When you've worked up an appetite, a freshly prepared lunch will be served up on deck by the crew, alongside water and soft drinks at no extra charge. For any other extras, there's a bar on board, too. While you're busy relaxing and soaking up the scenery, the kids won't get bored either – there'll be activities and games to keep them busy between swim stops. It's a memorable family day out with sun-splashed holiday vibes written all over it.

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Dalyan River Cruise Check Out Tour
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Dalyan River Cruise Check Out Tour

If your return flight departs late in the evening, then this is a great way to make the most of your last day in Turkey. There's lots to look forward to, including a scenic Dalyan riverboat cruise, an anti-ageing mud bath and a riverside lunch. You'll also have some free time on Iztuzu beach, renowned for its turtle sanctuary. At the end of the day, you'll be able to freshen up and refuel before your flight in a nearby no-frills hotel. Ceren, one of our expert local guides, says, 'Nature rules at Iztuzu Beach, aka Turtle beach. A magical spot with a dramatic setting, new resorts were planned here in the 1980s, but these were scrapped and instead some areas of the 4km long beach are protected for nesting Loggerhead turtles.'Cruise down the River Dalyan on an eco-boat designed to minimise impact on wildlife, heading for the mud baths. Treat your skin with the anti-ageing clay and have a dip in the warm sulphur pool. After a tasty lunch of freshly prepared local specialities at a riverside restaurant, rejoin your river boat to sail past the rock-hewn Lycian Tombs dating to 400BC. Next, we'll set sail for Iztuzu beach, a haven of natural beauty. There's free time for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying the unblemished surroundings. Finally, we'll head back to a local no-frills hotel for a chance to freshen up. You won't go hungry either, with a buffet dinner to tuck into. And what's more, you'll have the use of a hotel room right up until the transfer to the airport.

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Dalyan Riverboat Tour with Lunch and Iztuzu Beach
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Dalyan Riverboat Tour with Lunch and Iztuzu Beach

Surrounding yourself with natural beauty on a river cruise from Dalyan is a great way to unwind. One of Turkey's most pristine beaches is the destination, with stops at mud baths and a riverside restaurant en route. Ceren, one of our local guides, says, ‘Iztuzu Beach is also known as Turtle Beach because endangered loggerhead turtles nest here. It's a magical spot with very little human interference. The beach was all set to be developed with new resorts in the 1980s, but luckily conservation was prioritised.'Sail down the Dalyan River on an eco-friendly boat – which doesn't harm marine life – and have fun smoothing on the anti-ageing clay at the mud baths. It's great for glowing skin, and it's believed that Cleopatra visited for a pampering soak in the mineral-rich liquid mud. Finish with a dip in the warm sulphur pool before gliding across the river for a freshly prepared lunch of local dishes. You'll then add a little history and culture to the mix, as you continue on the riverboat past Lycian Rock Tombs – dating back to 400BC – carved into the cliffs.As the river widens into a lagoon, you'll have the chance to spot birdlife before docking at Iztuzu Beach. This 4km-long sweep of golden sand divides the river from the sea, a natural oasis that's a true haven for wildlife. Sheltered by mountains, the beach shelves gently into a calm bay, where an afternoon of pure relaxation beckons. Round off your day with the return relaxing river cruise to Dalyan.

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Marmaris 4x4 Safari & Boat Cruise with Onboard Lunch
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Marmaris 4x4 Safari & Boat Cruise with Onboard Lunch

Fun and relaxation is the name of the game of this tour. It combines a half-day off-road safari to unspoiled villages and a half-day boat trip around bays and islands. Highlights include Yeşilbelde and Karaca villages plus a cruise in the Gokova Gulf, with a visit to Tavsan Island.

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Marmaris 4x4 Sunset Safari with Beach Barbecue
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Marmaris 4x4 Sunset Safari with Beach Barbecue

Sunset on a secluded beach is one of those moments that makes being on holiday so special. Why not add to the magic with this exclusive experience? On this adults-only 4x4 safari, there's a visit to Bördübet for the chance to see a spectacular sunset followed by a beachside barbecue complete with live music. Yusuf, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Travelling off-road over country trails across to these quiet bays at sunset is a special experience, and the beaches are usually deserted. Lounge by the campfire while we prepare your meal – it's what holidays are all about.'Riding in an open-topped vehicle, you'll feel the wind in your hair as you follow the edge-clinging tracks that pass by ancient villages and offer grandstand views over the Bozburun peninsula. The beauty of a 4x4 tour is that you can reach areas that are impossible to get to by car, so you'll likely have the bay to yourselves.Head down to the coast, and you'll arrive at Bördübet where you can get comfortable for the blazing sunset over the Aegean. After watching nature's nightly show, it's on to Hisarönü, where your driver-guides set up all the necessaries for a barbecue on the beach. As they do, you can choose to relax on the sand or take a dip in the sea. Then, when the stars come out, there's a tasty dinner, live music and an opportunity to dance the night away. Far from light pollution, you'll be able to see the stars really clearly once the sun goes down.

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Marmaris Adults-only Boat Cruise with Lunch
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Marmaris Adults-only Boat Cruise with Lunch

If your idea of a perfect day is to simply unwind, then this adults-only cruise on a traditional gulet boat is for you. With plenty of time to swim and sunbathe, it's the definition of a relaxing day on the waves. Haluk, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Gulets are wooden schooners that have been used for fishing and sponging around the Mediterranean since ancient times. But since the 1970s, they've become a popular way to show holidaymakers around the bays of the Aegean coast.'We'll set sail from Marmaris on one of these handsome wooden yachts, searching for the secret stretches of coast only accessible by boat. Sun, sea, swimming and snoozing are the order of the day on this gulet cruise. There's ample time to swim and snorkel – with at least four stops – as your captain drops anchor in the many hidden bays along this crinkle-cut coastline. Between stops, sit back and admire the view of this impressive, wild and green shore gliding by. Haluk says, ‘The coast and headlands to the east of Marmaris town are a national park, so look out for wildlife.'What's more, with a maximum of just 25 guests, you're guaranteed a sunlounger to soak up the sun. Your crew will serve your freshly prepared lunch of local specialities on board. There's tea, coffee and soft drinks included all day, while a bar service is available for any other drinks you might fancy. With a strict no-music policy on board, nothing will disturb your enjoyment of this fabulous day out.

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Marmaris Turkish Bath
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Marmaris Turkish Bath

If you're planning on getting a golden glow while you're in Turkey a hammam, or Turkish bath will get things off to a flying start. Experience a traditional hammam along with an aromatherapy massage as a finishing touch which will leave your skin in perfect condition for a lasting tan.

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Ancient Ephesus and Sirince Small Group Tour with Lunch
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Ancient Ephesus and Sirince Small Group Tour with Lunch

The ancient world and old ways come to life during this small group tour to Ephesus and Sirince. The Classical Greek city of Ephesus was the location of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Temple of Artemis – while time seems to have stood still in the pretty mountain village of Sirince.

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Dalyan at Dusk Tour with Dinner and Riverboat Trip
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Dalyan at Dusk Tour with Dinner and Riverboat Trip

If you like the sound of riverside scenery and a pristine beach, then this tour ticks all the boxes. You'll explore the Dalyan Delta, starting with Iztuzu Beach and a look around Dalyan old town, followed by a barbecue dinner and an evening boat trip. Elif, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘Lycian Rock Tombs are elaborate burial chambers that were carved into the cliffs over two millennia ago by the Lycians to honour members of the ruling class. They are dramatically lit in the evening – it's a really atmospheric experience.'First up, while the sun's still warm, you'll visit a turtle rescue centre, then enjoy some free time at peaceful Iztuzu Beach, where loggerhead turtles come to nest every year. Then you'll explore Dalyan's historic town centre under the twinkle of dusk. It's home to a variety of shops, cafés, and historical sites, and known for the traditional Turkish architecture – look out for the intricately decorated Dalyan mosque –and friendly locals.After your free time in town, it's time for dinner. You'll tuck into a Turkish barbecue at a riverside restaurant where you can relax and enjoy the locally sourced, freshly prepared food. And to round off the evening, you'll enjoy a tranquil boat ride along the Dalyan River to see the famous Lycian tombs carved into the rock face. These tombs date back to the 4th century BC – so they're almost 2,500 years old – and show influences of Anatolian, Greek and Persian designs.

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Marmaris Shopping Trip & Sunset Gulet Cruise
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Marmaris Shopping Trip & Sunset Gulet Cruise

This is the gold standard of shopping trips. After an afternoon browsing the retail delights of Marmaris, you'll get to top of the experience with a sunset cruise and dinner on a traditional gulet sailboat. And with visits to a gold workshop, textile shop and a Turkish delight factory, this trip is a world-beater.After pick-up, you'll head to the renowned Gold Centre in Marmaris. High-carat items at great prices are its stock-in-trade. While there, let the expert jewellers impress you, but remember to haggle to secure the best price – it's part of the experience. And if shopping's not on your agenda, just give them a polite no. There's a visit to a local Turkish delight shop next. Peruse the great range of sugar-dusted treats before heading to a textile shop in the Grand Bazaar. Check out an array of clothing, bags and footwear, and test your bartering skills.You'll then enjoy some free time in the city centre before boarding your impeccably maintained traditional gulet sailboat for a sunset cruise, with dinner and a swim stop – a lovely way to end your evening Marmaris shopping excursion.

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Marmaris Quad Safari Tour
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Marmaris Quad Safari Tour

It's probably a good idea to leave your best gear in your hotel room today because you're bound to get dirty on this cross-country quad adventure. You'll line up in a convoy and make your way into the forest. Along the way, you'll splash through shallow streams, rev across dusty hills, and speed under waterjets.

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Day Trip to Greek Island of Rhodes from Marmaris Harbour
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Day Trip to Greek Island of Rhodes from Marmaris Harbour

You can add another stamp to your passport on this day trip, as you trade Turkey for Greece on a short hop across the Aegean Sea to the island of Rhodes. Admire Classical ruins, medieval castles, Renaissance palaces and much more.

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Things to do in Marmaris

Marmaris, an appealing resort on the Turkish Riviera, is a destination that truly has it all. From its intriguing history and cultural heritage to natural beauty and outdoor action, there is no shortage of things to do and see here. Whether you want to explore ancient ruins, go on a nature trek or lie in the sun on Cleopatra Island, Marmaris will not disappoint.

Top 6 activities and excursions in Marmaris

1. Visit Marmaris Castle

Steeped in history and with a lofty vantage point overlooking the city, Marmaris Castle is a must-see attraction. Rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent in the 1500s, the fortress testifies to the strategic importance of Marmaris over the centuries. Stroll through the cobblestone streets to step back into an era of battles and knights. The castle is one of the few in the country that also houses a museum, which is well worth a visit.

2. Explore Marmaris National Park

With an area of about 30,000 hectares, cool pine forests and a crystalline sea, Marmaris National Park is a nature lover's haven just a few kilometers away from the city center. Hike scenic trails, swim in quiet bays, and look out for the fauna and flora that inhabit the park. With plenty of picnic and camping areas, this national park is an ideal place to spend a day with the family.

3. Take a boat tour on the Dalyan Çayı River

About an hour's drive from Marmaris brings you to the town of Dalyan, famous for its Lycian tombs and natural landscape. Here you can join a boat tour on the Dalyan Çayı River, gliding through reeds and marshes. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles at Iztuzu Beach, see the Lycian tombs carved into the rock, and relax with a soak in the thermal mud.

4. Visit the ancient city of Knidos

Turn back the clock and visit Knidos, an ancient Greek city known for its amphitheater and the Aphrodite of Knidos, a statue made by the sculptor Praxiteles that has unfortunately been lost. On a guided tour of this archaeological site you will discover important aspects of the region's history.

5. Relax on the island of Sedir

Just half an hour north of the city of Marmaris is Sedir, also known as Cleopatra's island. Legend has it that Antony and Cleopatra swam off the coast of this small speck of land. Known for its shell beach, it is a perfect day trip destination for relaxing in the sun and cooling off in its azure waters.

6. Discover the archaeological site of Ephesus.

One of the most famous and best-preserved archaeological sites in the country, Ephesus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can discover many Roman-era buildings, including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theater. Walk the famous Marble Road and reveal the secrets of what was once among the greatest cities of the Roman Empire

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When is the best time to go to Marmaris?

Marmaris has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. If you want to enjoy the beaches, June through September is the best time to visit. Be prepared for scorching weather in July and August - temperatures can reach as high as 40°C during the hottest summers. If you are planning a longer trip covering more ground, consider late spring and early fall instead.

How many days should you spend in Marmaris?

Three to four days is enough time to visit the main attractions in Marmaris and relax on the area's blissful beaches. You can then move on to other favorite Turkish resorts, such as Fethiye and Antalya. However, if you prefer to spend your vacation in one place, Marmaris is a good option for a week, due to its proximity to both cultural and natural sites that are truly unmissable.

What are the most beautiful beaches around Marmaris?

Turunc Beach, about half an hour away from the city center, is quiet and relatively untouched by mass tourism. The water is crystal clear and the local town is worth a visit. If you prefer a livelier atmosphere, your best options are the town beach of Marmaris or the nearby beach of Icmeler, where there is certainly no shortage of amenities. Among the must-sees in the area, an honourable mention goes to Cleopatra Beach on Sedir Island and Iztuzu Beach, in Dalyan.