Discover the Hidden Gem: Datca Tour from Marmaris

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  • Child (4-7)15€
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  • Tour GuideEnglish, Russian
  • Tour Times05:30 / 19:00

Discover the Hidden Gem: Datca Tour from Marmaris

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Marmaris to Datca, a hidden gem of Turkey’s Aegean coast that promises a blend of natural beauty, historical intrigue, and authentic Turkish culture. This full-day tour is perfect for those seeking an escape from the bustling city, offering a serene yet enriching experience.

Your adventure begins early in the morning with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Marmaris. As we drive along the picturesque coastal road, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the turquoise Aegean Sea and the lush, rolling hills of the Datca Peninsula. The journey itself is a visual treat, setting the tone for the day ahead.

Upon arrival in Datca, you will be greeted by the charming, laid-back atmosphere of this coastal town. Datca is renowned for its unspoiled beauty, with pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a quaint town center filled with traditional whitewashed houses, narrow streets, and vibrant bougainvillea.

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The Datca market, also known as the “Datca Pazarı,” is a bustling hub of activity held weekly, usually on Saturdays. It’s located in the town center and is a favorite spot for both locals and tourists. The market is renowned for its wide variety of fresh produce, handmade goods, and local delicacies.

The market is a feast for the senses, with stalls overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. The produce is locally grown and includes seasonal offerings such as juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, sweet figs, and a variety of herbs and greens. You can also find a selection of dried fruits and nuts, perfect for a healthy snack or souvenir. One of the highlights of the Datca market is the array of local delicacies available. Sample some honey, a local specialty, known for its unique taste due to the variety of wildflowers in the area. Olives and olive oil are also must-try items, with many vendors offering tastings of their products. Don’t miss out on the local cheeses, breads, and pastries that showcase the region’s culinary traditions.

Datca’s market is an excellent place to find handmade crafts and goods. Look for items such as traditional Turkish carpets, handmade jewelry, pottery, and textiles. These make for unique souvenirs and gifts that carry a piece of Datca’s artistic heritage. Aromatic spices and herbs are abundant in the market, adding vibrant colors and scents to the atmosphere. You can purchase a variety of spices, including paprika, cumin, and saffron, as well as dried herbs like oregano and thyme. These are perfect for bringing a taste of Turkey back to your kitchen.

The market’s friendly and lively atmosphere is part of its charm. Vendors are often eager to share stories about their products and offer samples. It’s a great place to practice a few Turkish phrases and engage with the locals, who are known for their warm hospitality.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a picturesque journey along the coastal road with views of the Aegean Sea and rolling hills.
  • Explore the charming historic area with well-preserved stone houses and narrow cobblestone streets.
  • Experience the vibrant Datca market, offering fresh produce, local delicacies, and handmade crafts.
  • Immerse in Turkish culture through interactions with friendly locals and sampling traditional foods.

Hotel Pick-up

Marmaris Hotels – 09:30

What's Included

  • Professional & Friendly Tour Guide
  • Free Time at Datca Local Market
  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Guided tour of Old Datca
  • Bus with Full A/C
  • Full Insurance

What's Excluded

  • Personal Spendings
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Don't Forget

  • Bring cash, as many vendors might not accept credit cards.
  • Carry reusable shopping bags to reduce waste and make it easier to carry your purchases.
  • Don’t be afraid to haggle, especially for non-food items. It’s a common practice and part of the market experience.

If you like to visit another local market around Marmaris please also check  Marmaris Yuvarlakcay Tour

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Tour Program

Start your day early with a comfortable drive from Marmaris to Datca. As you leave behind the bustling city, the scenic views along the road will captivate you. The 80 km journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, lush forests, and glimpses of the stunning coastline of the Aegean Sea.

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Marmaris Datca Tour With Local Market Visit

Departure from Marmaris: Start your day early with a comfortable drive from Marmaris to Datça. As you leave behind the bustling city, the scenic views along the road will captivate you. The 80 km journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, including rolling hills, lush forests, and glimpses of the stunning coastline of the Aegean Sea.

Arrival in Old Datca: Upon arrival in Datça, we will head straight to Old Datca, a charming and historic part of the town. Old Datca is known for its well-preserved stone houses, narrow cobblestone streets, and vibrant bougainvillaea flowers. It’s a place where time seems to stand still, offering a glimpse into the traditional Turkish way of life.

Exploring Old Datca: Spend the next two hours wandering through the enchanting streets of Old Datca. Here, you’ll find artisanal shops, quaint cafes, and local art galleries. Take your time to explore:

✅Historical Architecture: Marvel at the traditional stone houses that date back centuries.

✅Knidos Academy:
Visit the Knidos Academy, where you can learn about the ancient city’s history and its archaeological significance.

✅Local Art and Crafts:
Browse through shops offering handmade crafts, pottery, and textiles.

Don’t miss the chance to relax in one of the cozy cafes and enjoy a cup of Turkish tea or coffee while soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.

Departure to Datca Market: After our delightful time in Old Datça, we will head to the vibrant local market in the town center. This market is a sensory delight, filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of traditional Turkish life.

Datca Market Exploration: Spend three hours at the Datça market, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. The market is a hub of activity and offers a wide array of goods, including:

✅Fresh Produce: Discover a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, all locally grown and harvested.

✅Local Delicacies: Taste local delicacies such as olive oil, honey, almonds, and a variety of homemade cheeses.

✅Handicrafts and Souvenirs: Find unique souvenirs, from handcrafted jewelry and textiles to traditional Turkish carpets.

✅Street Food: Savor delicious street food, including gözleme (Turkish pancakes), kebabs, and fresh seafood.

Interact with friendly vendors, practice your bargaining skills, and soak up the lively atmosphere that makes Datça’s market a must-visit.

Departure from Datca & Arrival in Marmaris: After a fulfilling day of exploration and shopping, we will begin our journey back to Marmaris. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive once again, reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the day.

We will arrive back in Marmaris in the afternoon, concluding our delightful Datça tour. You will be dropped off at your original pickup point, with wonderful memories and perhaps a few treasures from the market.

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Ashton Walker

Couple Traveller

The Marmaris Datça Tour was a highlight of our trip. The scenery was spectacular, and Datça itself is a charming town with a lot to offer. The market visit was delightful – I picked up some unique souvenirs and enjoyed the local delicacies. Our guide was friendly and provided lots of interesting information. The only minor downside was that I wished we had a bit more time in Datça, but overall, it was a fantastic day. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.

Dinara Golyubeva

Family Traveller

I joined the Marmaris Datça Tour with my family, and we all had a fantastic time. The tour was well-organized, and our guide was excellent, providing lots of interesting insights into the region. Datça’s market was a highlight – vibrant and full of local charm. We enjoyed sampling the fresh produce and buying some lovely handcrafted items. The boat trip was a nice touch, offering beautiful views of the coastline. The only reason I’m giving it four stars is that the bus ride was a bit long, but the destination made it worth it. Great tour overall!

Emily Greenwood

Couple Traveller

The Marmaris Datça Tour exceeded all my expectations. The beautiful landscapes we passed through on our way to Datça were stunning, and once there, the town did not disappoint. We had plenty of time to explore the local market, where I found some lovely handmade crafts and sampled delicious local honey. Our guide was fantastic, providing insightful commentary throughout the day. The tour was well-paced, giving us enough time to enjoy each stop without feeling rushed. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting the Marmaris area!