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This half-day tour is a great choice for those looking to explore untouched nature, historical sites and exotic beaches. Akyaka Tour from Marmaris is a relaxing nature and sightseeing tour that takes you on a short boat trip along the Azmak River. This tour also gives you the chance to discover Akyaka Town and its stylish architecture.
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drives towards Akyaka. Before we arrive in Akyaka Town we will stop at “lovers road” for a few minutes to take photos and enjoy the stunning scenery. Walking along this road would make you fall in love with the person walking next to you! Well, that’s the story people tell and believe. It’s up to you what to believe.
During this tour we will also visit the historical rock-cut tombs of the ancient city of Idyma. Those tombs date back to the Hellenistic times. Our English speaking guide give you more information about the history of the tombs.
Azmak River is one of the most beautiful natural attractions of Akyaka. You will get onboard on a river boat and enjoy a short boat trip on this river. As the boat moves slowly make sure you keep your eyes open to spot the local wildlife. Salmon trout and other big fish swim near your boat and turtles nest in the shade of the trees.
Our boat tour takes approximately 30 minutes and at the end we will drive towards Akyaka town. The sandy beach of Akyaka is like a paradise on earth. You will have two hours to lie on the beach or swim in the shallow waters of the Aegean Sea. You can also explore the streets of Akyaka and its uncommon architecture or go to the boulevard and buy souvenirs.
After spending the afternoon in and around Akyaka, it is time to return back to Marmaris. Just before entering Marmaris, the driver will stop at a panoramic spot to take photos of Marmaris by sunset. Our estimated arrival time back to your hotel in Marmaris is 6.30 pm.
This excursion gives you the opportunity to experience half a day in untouched nature, visit ancient sites and exotic beaches. This slow village is also popular for its unique architecture. If you love nature and history and would like to hear stories about antiquity, don’t hesitate and book this half-day tour now.
Our drivers will pick you up from your hotel. Akyaka is located around 31 km from Marmaris, which is barely a 30-minute drive. All our tour guides are professional and licensed by ministry of tourism and culture. They will join you on the whole tour and answer your questions about topics you would like to know more about.
We will stop at a beautiful road, surrounded by Eucalyptus trees for a short photos break. This road is also called, “lovers road”, because of its love stories. It is believed that when you walk along this road, you will fall in love with the person walking next to you. Also, the scenery is romantic and is often used for wedding photos.
In ancient times, when Akyaka was called Idyma, wealthy people were buried in chambers cut out of a huge rock. We would like to show you the burial place of six kings. These rock-cut tombs date back to Hellenistic times. You will be informed about them by our friendly guides.
We will have a short boat trip on the Azmak River. One side of the river is full of high reeds, and on the other side are restaurants. The water is so clean and crystal clear; you just want to jump in. But the temperature of the water is between 4 and 8 degrees because the snow of the mountains melts into this river. The cold water doesn’t seem to bother the animals that live in this area. You can see salmon trout, ducks, flamingos, turtles and many birds.
After a short drive to Akyaka Town, we will spend some time on the beach. You will have two hours to swim in the sea, walk around in the streets of Akyaka or buy souvenirs in the handicraft shops at the boulevard. Akyaka is known for its traditional houses built in an uncommon style. The architecture is in harmony with the climate, environment and cultural background of Turkey.
After everybody has returned to our meeting point, we will prepare to return back to Marmaris. The road distance is about 30 minutes, but we will stop on the way to take sunset photos of Marmaris. Then we will bring you back to your hotel.