This full day tour is a great choice for those looking to explore untouched nature, historical sites and exotic places. Marmaris City Tour 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.
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 1 hour to explore the streets of Akyaka and its uncommon architecture or go to the boulevard and buy souvenirs.
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 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 Marmaris is 6.30 pm.
Marmaris City Tour gives you the opportunity to experience full day in untouched nature, visit ancient sites and exotic beaches. If you love nature and history and would like to hear stories about antiquity, don’t hesitate and book this full day tour now.
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 Marmaris.
We had only 3 days in Marmaris and decided to join this tour so that we can see a bit of everything. It is an excellent choice and totally recommended if you have limited time. The tour guide was exceptional. He gave us lots of information about the places of interest, and I have to say that Marmaris is beautiful. I will come back for sure! The river was breath-taking! I really enjoyed my time during the boat trip. I also took many pictures as the landscape is impressive. In general it was a great day exploring the surroundings!
Did this full day city tour in Marmaris during our holiday. A small group, comfortable bus and a friendly tour guide. We had a lovely lady that day as our tour guide. Visited many sites around Marmaris, the boat trip on the canal was amazing.