Slow city Akyaka is like paradise on earth and perfect for those who would like to spend some time away from the crowds. Icmeler Akayaka Tour is a great half day tour to visit an ancient tomb of the ancient city Idyma, swim in the refreshing clear waters of the Aegean Sea and enjoy a river boat trip.
Our excursion to Akyaka starts with the pick-up service from your hotel. After half an hour we will arrive in Akyaka. On the way we will stop at a beautiful forest road surrounded by eucalyptus trees. This road is called the “lovers road” for several reasons. The tall trees carved with love messages create a romantic ambience, which makes this a popular place to take wedding photos. Also, the story goes that you will fall in love with the person walking next to you.
Next on our program is a visit to the archaeology site of Idyma. In Hellenistic times they carved tombs into huge rocks. You will have some time to walk around the rock-cut tombs and learn more about the burial rituals in ancient times.
You will enjoy a short boat trip on the Azmak River, where you can see big fish, ducks and other wild life. This beautiful river is so clear that you can see the riverbed at several meters deep. After this 30-minute boat trip, you will have free time to explore Akyaka town and enjoy the sun on the beach.
Within this tour you will have enough free time to explore Akyaka town on your own. Walk around in the streets of this charming town and admire the unique style of architecture. The sandy beach is a great place to go to if you are looking for relaxation. The water at the beach is shallow, which is perfect for children and inexperienced swimmers.
On our way back to Icmeler we will stop at a panoramic spot for you to enjoy the magnificent views and take photos of Marmaris by sunset. Once home, you will think back about your excursion with a big smile on your face.
Join our Akyaka Tour From Icmeler and let this half-day tour be the highlight of your holiday in Turkey. This tour combines everything you need for a relaxing and fun day in Akyaka. Enjoy a river boat trip, visit ancient sites, swim in the sea and spend your day in a charming town with its stylish architecture.
Akyaka excursion from Icmeler starts with a pick-up from your hotel, followed by a 30-minute drive to Akyaka. On the way we will stop to take photos of the famous “lovers road.”This forest road is special because of its eucalyptus trees and the love stories. After this short photo break it’s time to see the rock-cut tombs.
Rock-cut tombs: The remains of the ancient city of Idyma are well-preserved, and details on the rock-cut tombs are still visible. The construction of these tombs is very complicated and only built for wealthy people in ancient times. Objects like jewelry, coins and jugs were found inside these tombs. After we have learnt more about the burial rituals in ancient times, we will go the Azmak River.
Boat trip: When we arrive, our boat is waiting for us to step onboard and enjoy a river boat trip. For the nature lovers, this trip is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the wild life and the stunning views of the mountain landscape on the background. Get your camera ready to take photos of turtles, flamingos, big fish and colourful birds.
Free time: We will return to our vehicle and travel to the local beach, where you can sit and relax with a cool drink or go for a swim in the sea. During your free time you can also walk around in Akyaka town and admire the stylish architecture.
Return: After everybody had enjoyed their free time, we will drive back to Marmaris. On the way we will stop at a panoramic spot and have a short photo break, because Marmaris looks heavenly by sunset.
Great views during the tour. A must for those who come to Icmeler for a holiday. The river cruise was the best part of the trip.