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Turunc Cleopatra Island Tour is just the offer for you if you’ve decided to take a holiday in our small holiday town Turunc and you want to visit an exotic beach while your here.
Lovely golden beaches of Cleopatra Island are under conservation by the government of Turkey, as the unique color and texture of its sand is a result of seashell dissolving. Visitors are not allowed to take any sand with them, and it is forbidden to spread your towels on the beach as the sand will stick onto them, but the bright side is you can take as many pictures as you want, so you will always remember the visit to this remarkable beach.
Cleopatra Island is also known as Sedir Island or City Island, is also famous for the ancient city of Cedrae, where you can visit the ancient theatre ruins and a lovely beach in the small bay where it’s believed Cleopatra used to swim. Legend says that Mark Anthony shipped the pale-pink sands all the way from Egypt to this beach, to please Cleopatra, as she was nostalgic and homesick. You can also visit Agora, on the east side of the island, and see where athletic festivities took place.
In the beginning of our Turunc Cleopatra Island Tour you will get to feast your eyes on the captivating nature surroundings of Çamli village which is located approximately 17 km from Marmaris. After that comfy half an hour drive, we will reach the marina, where we will board our gorgeous double-decked boat and start our sailing through Gökova Gulf.
We will be taking two terrific swim-brakes, and we’ll have some delicious barbeque for lunch as well, after which you will get some free time to roam the gorgeous Cleopatra beach. While traveling back to Marmaris you will also have an opportunity to take a delightful swim at a wonderful Lighthouse Island, as well as at Ince Kum bay and at the Lacivert Bay. Those are also terrific locations for diving and snorkeling for those among you who like to explore the underwater world.
Once Turunc Cleopatra Island Tour is over and we reach the Marmaris harbour, our driver will pick you up and drive you to the bus station, where you can catch a dolmus back to Turunc.
Turunc Cleopatra Island Tour begins with a visit to the charming village of Camlı. You will be traveling in our spacious and comfortable minibus, and during the ride you will get to enjoy the beautiful Turkish countryside and its green pastures and emerald pine forests. When we arrive to Camlı, we will board the boat and set sail over the Gokova Gulf.
Fine Sand Bay: We will visit the Ince Kum, a National Park, famous for its golden sand and clean, transparent waters. In Turkish ‘Ince Kum’ even means ‘fine sands’. We will take our first swim break on this beautiful beach, and you will have 40minutes to snorkel, swim, or just sunbathe on the beach.
Deep Blue Bay: Afterwards, we will stop at a famous bay at the Gökova Gulf, called the Deep Blue Bay. The waters here are deep and that depth gives them that royal-blue color, thus the name Deep Blue Bay. Because of its depth and location, this popular bay is also a stopping point for yachts.
Lunch Break & Cleopatra Island: We will get to the Cleopatra Island by midday. Upon our arrival, we will have a delicious Turkish lunch, after which you will get some free time. You can take a stroll and explore the island by yourself and check out some amazing historical remains or take a rest in one of the delightful cafeterias on the island. During this break you can also swim, snorkel or sunbathe on the famous beach which Queen Cleopatra herself loved visiting.
Lighthouse Island: One of the most peaceful and serene islands in the Gökova Gulf is the Lighthouse Island. This lovely, secluded island is part of the National Park and it is under the protection of Turkish government. We will spend 40 minutes here, so you will be able to swim, snorkel or sunbathe on the terrific beach.
Return to Turunc: Our awesome Cleopatra Boat tour lasts for about 7 hours. After we sail back in the harbor, our shuttle bus will take you to the bus station and from there you can catch the next dolmus back to Turunc.