Excursions in Marmaris

Marmaris is one of Turkey’s most a popular holiday resorts, just a short distance away from icmeler and turunc. Located on Turkey’s southwest coast, Marmaris is situated in a magnificent setting, nestled in a beautiful bay that’s bounded by lush, pine forested mountains. Marmaris is a sleepy town, lined with sandy beach areas and graced by eucalyptus and palm trees that provide plenty of shade for those lazy afternoons. This charming resort also is a walker’s paradise where you can explore the area on foot, stopping by the historic village, or perhaps hiking into the hillside and watching the sunset over Heaven Island , an island out in the bay.

From Marmaris you’ll also have your pick of fun excursions including the following.

2 Day Ephesus and Pumukkule Excursion

This excursion gives you the opportunity to see some of Turkey’s historical landmarks and sculptures, visit the ancient cities of Hierapolis and Necropolis, and set your eyes on some of Mother Nature’s works of art including Pamukkale’s calcium cliffs and Cleopatra’s pool.

Ephesus Excursion

If your idea of the perfect holiday includes visiting ancient cities, you’ll want to take an excursion to Ephesus, just a 3 hour drive away from Marmaris. Throughout this ancient city you’ll find several historic sites, including the Temples of Artemis, which is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Other historical sites in Ephesus you’ll want to see include the Grand Theater of Ephesus, the Hadrian Temple, the Library of Celsus and the House of the Virgin Mary.

Dalyan Caunos Excursion

On this excursion you’ll have the opportunity to experience the awesome sights that magnificently represent Turkey at its finest, including the ancient city of Caunos and its medieval King Tombs and an ancient amphitheatre. You’ll also want to stop and rejuvenate in the Mud Baths, enjoy the miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and of course the legendary Caretta Caretta sea turtles at Turtle Beach, a natural conservation area down the Dalyan Delta. This is one of the best excursions you can experience around Marmaris.

Jeep Safari

This excursion is the perfect way to spend the day if you want to explore the countryside, its breathtaking bays and untouched forests. Along the way you’ll stop for breaks and swim in the peaceful bay or cool yourself off under one of the beautiful waterfalls. This is a leisurely, unhurried excursion; you wouldn’t want to rush and miss out on anything along the way.

Scuba Diving Excursions

You won’t find a better place to get up close and personal with the beautiful world under the sea than the harbour around Icmeler and Marmaris. You’ll be in good hands with the licensed instructors and beginners are welcome.

Read more about Marmaris Scuba Diving tour here.

Marmaris to Rhodes

From Marmaris, in under an hour, you can take a high speed catamaran over to the Greek island of Rhodes where you can explore several Medieval sites including an acropolis (an ancient citadel) and a Roman amphitheatre.

To read more abour excursions in marmaris you can visit Marmaris Travel’s web site.