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Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

1. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

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Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

2. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

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From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

3. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Explore the underwater world of the eastern Mediterranean without getting wet aboard a glass bottom semi submarine. Benefit from hotel pick-up, and then set sail from the port in Marmaris at 09:30 AM. Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Avail of the boat's facilities, including an air-conditioned fast food hall, comic books for children and deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of mackerel or chicken and chips with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor at 4:30 PM.

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Cleopatra Island Boat Trip from Marmaris and Icmeler

4. Cleopatra Island Boat Trip from Marmaris and Icmeler

This full-day excursion to Cleopatra Island offers departures from hotels in both Marmaris and Icmeler. On the way to the island you’ll stop for swimming breaks in Incekum Bay and near Fenerli Island. Enjoy the warm turquoise waters and stunning views of Gokova Bay. A delicious BBQ lunch will be served back on board, and includes chicken or meat balls, spaghetti, salad, and seasonal fruits. With 3 hours or more of free time on Cleopatra Island, you’ll be able relax on the white sand beach, take a leisurely walk through the olive groves, and explore the ruins of the Roman amphitheater and fortifications. The island’s sands are legendary and are believed to have been imported by Mark Anthony as a gift to his lover Cleopatra. This unique sand cannot be found anywhere else in the world: the grains are so tiny and shiny that the beach on Cleopatra Island was declared a National Conservation Area. İt is not permitted to take any sand with you when leaving the island. On the way back to Marmaris you’ll have another swimming break in Dolphin Bay. The tour ends at around 18:00.

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Ephesus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Marmaris

5. Ephesus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour From Marmaris

Explore the legendary remains of Ephesus on this full-day sightseeing tour from Marmaris, including round-trip transfers from your hotel. Start your journey through history at the House of the Virgin. It is recorded that St. John brought the Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the death of Christ, and that she spent her last days in the small house on Mount Bulbuldagi (Koressos). Now a popular pilgrim site for Christians and Muslims, the house has received the official sanction of the Vatican. Next, explore the striking ruins of Ephesus. One of the most breathtaking sites is the remains of the Odeon Theatre, a semi-circular structure with a capacity for up to 1,400 spectators. See the Pollio Fountain, decorated with stunning works of ancient Roman art and statues carved into marble slabs. Go to the Gate of Heracles and admire the reliefs of Heracles built into the gate tower, and the second level reliefs of Heracles wrapped in a Nemea lion skin. Along the way, you will stop at the Temple of Hadrian and Ephesus Library. Completed by the Romans in 117AD, the Library is perhaps the most awe-inspiring façade still standing, with columns, statues and windows towering above you.

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Scuba Diving Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

6. Scuba Diving Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour you can enjoy 2 dives in the crystal clear water off Marmaris. You will first be picked up from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler with the minibus service between 8:30 and 10:00. Then you leave from the harbor towards your first dive site. On the way to the first dive site the beginner divers get full instruction for their introduction dives and the experienced divers can choose their equipment and make themselves ready for their first dive. At the first dive site the experienced divers will enter the water first together with one or two instructors to make their first dive. After that the beginner divers will make their first dive with an instructor in groups of 2. When the first dive is finished a warm lunch is served as you sail to the second dive site, where the program for diving is the same as at the first dive site. If you booked as a non-diver you can, off course, swim in the crystal clear water. If you would like a snorkel and mask for yourself all day, you can bring your own or buy one on the boat. When all divers finished the second dive, there is some time left to swim and snorkel before you sail back to Marmaris. After arriving at the harbor, the minibus service will take you back to your hotel.

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Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

7. Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary Guided Tour from Marmaris

On this full-day trip you’ll explore Ephesus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was the commercial, religious, and social center of antiquity. Ephesus is known as one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world, as you’ll soon appreciate as you walk down its marble-paved streets and see mosaics and frescoes still decorating the walls of the ancient Roman houses. Visit the Temple of Hadrian, the baths, and the city's brothel. In particular, you won’t want to miss the Library of Celsus, the most impressive of the structures in Ephesus. The theater held 25,000 citizens, who gathered to watch theatrical performance and gladiator clashes. Today, from the site you’ll enjoy impressive views across the main street that’s lined with marble fountains, temples, and baths. After lunch, continue to the House of the Virgin Mary on Mt. Koressos. Experience the holy spirit of the humble house where the Virgin Mary is said to have spent her last days.

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Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

8. Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

If you love outdoor sports and want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, head out on a jeep safari from Marmaris. The jeeps follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills. You will be picked up from your hotel before gathering at the meeting point to start the jeep safari. Admire the beautiful landscape of Marmaris before driving off road and having fun fighting with water pistols. On the way, you will visit the waterfalls at Hisaronu Bay, where you can enjoy swimming. You will also see an oak tree that is more than 2,000 years old. You will have lunch in Turgut Village and then enjoy a relaxing stop at Jesus Beach where you can walk on water. The day will end by returning back to your hotel around 18:00.

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From Marmaris: Full-Day Pamukkale/ Hierapolis Tour

9. From Marmaris: Full-Day Pamukkale/ Hierapolis Tour

The ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as Pamukkale's famous white travertines (calcium pools) have been used as a spa since the 2nd century BCE, with people travelling great distances to soothe their ailments or retire here. Pick-up is from your hotel, where you will leave from Marmaris towards to Pamukkale. An open buffet breakfast and lunch will be served. Visiting the white paradise – Pamukkale, impresses its visitors with its appearance. You'll be visiting the Hierapolis Ancient city, Roman theatre, Temple of Apollon, ancient pool and Roman bath. After your visit, take a break before driving back to Marmaris, arriving at Marmaris at around 20:00.

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Guided Village Tour from Marmaris

10. Guided Village Tour from Marmaris

Spend a day exploring the beautiful countryside of Turkey and visit a few of its charming rural villages. The first stop on the tour is the village of Kizkumu, or as the locals call it, "The Jesus beach." Discover the narrow foot-way crunching into the Aegean sea, and then continue the tour to the village of Orhaniye. Visit its local mosque and find out about the cultural and religious life of rural Turkey from your knowledgeable tour guide, and then continue on to the village of Bayir to discover the art of beekeeping and taste some of the sensational local pine honey. A few steps away is the village of Turgut renowned for its massive and ancient trees, known amongst locals as the wishing trees. Admire these beautiful trees before you continue on to a girl’s carpet school to learn how to weave carpets out of the natural barks of trees. End the tour with a walk through the lush countryside to the cascading waterfalls in the vicinity.

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What people are saying about Marmaris

The day tour of semi sub marine is very interesting and nice organization. Where stop for swim are beautiful places with crsital water or blue lagoon. The glass bottom is like spectacle show where you can see sunken boat and many fishes. The lunch is include and very delicious. The all staffs are friendly and helpful. The money spend for this tour is super valuable..

Everything's very good. The beautiful landscape and nice boat. The lunch is delicious. The price is cheap than other Company. I like this trip and next I will do again.

Full tour. English speaking guide is lovely. We have been able to see turtles, and we have been able to fish for crabs. A very nice excursion

Great day experience & nice lunch. Lots of stop offs for swimming which was great & our son loved the glass bottom experience

Excellent trip, place is amazing, staff very helpful and punctual.