My Trip to Marmaris Turkey – 2015

A few decades ago Marmaris was just a fishermen’s town and it rapidly became one of the most desirable summer resorts. This coastal town and marine tucked between two hills, somewhere on the border of the Aegean an Mediterranean sea represents an exotic and unbeliveably beautiful place. This amazing town is a great starting point for exploring, Marmaris excursions and tours are very popular with tourists.

Perfect for Every One

It offers a lot of attractions for tourists; from crowded beaches with parties to shopping and wild nightlife. But, Marmaris is much more than that. It has something for everyone, so there are different Marmaris tours that are perfect for a family afternoon, like the boat tours to neighboring beach resorts of Icmeler and Turunc . These tours come with low prices and include food and drink. There are also numerous aqua parks and other daily tours to amazing places like Ephesus, Fethiye and Mugla.

Must Visit Places

Some of the must visit Marmaris trips are certainly is to Kaunos, Pamukkale and Hierapolis. These places treasure parts of what has been left after a long and turbulent history of this region. In Kaunos, you can see the remains of a Byzantine church, tombstones carved into rocks, ruins of a theater and a huge rectangular building, believed to have served as a temple. Pamukkale are actually natural limestone pools, formed thousands of years with sources of hot water.

It is characteristic for its mineral baths and water temperature that hits up to 100°C. Hierapolis is an ancient city that preserves the remains of baths, temples ancient Greek and Roman monuments and much more. It is, along with Pamukkale, a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage, which says much about the importance and beauty of it. For those who seek some action and exotic, there are tours like jeep safari, Turkish baths and so-called Turkish nights, a night spent with traditional Turkish drinks, food and belly dancers.

Popular Activities

Among numerous trips and tours in Marmaris, some that stand out are Dalyan, where you can enjoy a jeep safari, mountain biking and visit the Turtle Beach. Many travel agencies offer this tour that includes a visit to “secret places” where you can see turtles. Little boats are there to take you to all of these fabulous places. While in Marmaris, don’t miss to visit Cleopatra Island. The beach there is fascinating and widely known for the pearl-shaped Egyptian sand and the waters are crystal clear and relaxing.

Both day and night cruises are popular in Marmaris. During these cruises you will have an opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches, only accessible by boat. Since Marmaris is in the Aegean Sea, you can take a cruise to Rhodes and the Mediaterranean Sea. This cruise will give you a unique chance to swim in two seas in one day. This is not something that you can have in many other places and that is, among many other things, what makes Marmaris such an exotic and attractive travel destination.

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