Marmaris City Tour From Icmeler is a relaxing nature and sightseeing tour that takes you on a short boat trip along the Azmak River as well as many stops at the famous sights of Marmaris. This tour gives you the chance to discover Akyaka and its stylish architecture. You will also have delious Turkish luch and explore Nimera Cave and Famous Tomb of Sariana.
Our Marmaris City Tour From Icmeler 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.
Then we will drive back to Marmaris. Upon our arrival to Marmaris at the high peaks of the hills, we will have a short picture break to take same beautiful pictures ot his holiday town. After the picture break, we will arrive to a nice local restaurant for the lunch.
During Marmaris City Tour From Icmeler, you will also visit the oldest settlement named as Nimera Cave of the region and have a nice walk in the Nature. The last stop will be the famous Tomb of Sariana, where you can make a wish.
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 Icmeler is 17.30.
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 Marmaris City Tour From Icmeler and let this full-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, spend time in a charming town with its stylish architecture and visit the highlights of Marmaris.
Pick up: Our drivers will pick you up from your hotel. 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.
Icmeler Panaromic View: We will stop for a picture stop at a great spot, where you can get the best pictures of Icmeler.
Lovers road: 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.
Royal Graves: 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.
Akyaka River Cruise: 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.
Free Time In Akyaka: After a short drive to Akyaka Town, we will spend some time in this small town. You will have 1 hourto 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.
Marmaris Panaromic View: We will stop this time ast a peek point of Marmaris for a picture stop. This will be the best place to take the pictures of whole Marmaris.
Turkish Delight: Upon our arrival back to Marmaris , we will visit alocal shop where you can test some delious Turkish delight.
Lunch Break: In the mid day of our exploration, we will have a delicious traditional lunch in a modern local restaurant. Lunch usually consists of a cold appetizer, followed by a main course (Turkish Kebab). During Marmaris City Tour lunch is included in the price, your drinks are extra.
Tomb of Sariana: Few tourists know about such an attraction in the resort of Marmaris. In fact, it is almost impossible to notice it from the side of the road. But we will specially lead you to the tomb. The stands at the entrance provide information about who Sariana was, what she was famous for and why she was buried here. For Marmaris, Sarian (Saryana) is a fairly well-known person. This is a famous soothsayer who lived in the vicinity of Marmaris in the 16th century. The entrance to the tomb is open to everyone. People come to her for advice or to pray. There is even a small pilgrim chair inside.
Nimara Cave: This famous site is in heaven Island near Marmaris. According to legend, the goddess Leth, the wife of Zeus and the mother of the god Apollo, once lived here. The cave is located on a small hill and therefore at one time served as a kind of altar for offerings to the gods. Nimara’s cave was discovered relatively recently. Archaeological excavations are still underway. Many archaeological values have already been found. Therefore, the cave is under protection as a valuable archaeological site. The cave cannot boast of its size. But you will have the opportunity to visit the inside in a place far from civilization.
Return back: At then end of the day we will drop you back to your hotels in Icmeler.
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.