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From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

1. From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

After being picked up from the port in Kos, take a stunning boat cruise across the Aegean Sea to Bodrum. Once you have passed through passport control and customs, enjoy a full day to explore this incredible ancient city on your own.  When you arrive in the port, gaze in awe at the beautiful white houses built amphitheatrically on the hillside, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in the historical sights and ancient ruins, including the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, the Windmilles, and the ancient Greek Theatre with 13,000 seats. If you are not a history lover, take a stroll through the small streets and get to know the local cuisine instead. Enjoy a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, or try 'kebab' and other traditional 'mezedes' and sweet 'kazandibi' - some of the most popular Turkish specialties. After that, head into the really big bazaar for a chance to practice your bargaining skills. Shop for all kinds of souvenirs, folk art, crafts, and clothing. Soak up the incredible lively atmosphere and enjoy the aromas of the spices and local produce. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English. For a truly Turkish experience, visit a Turkish bath for a little relaxation. Discover how Turkish bathhouses have held a special place in the Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Relax in the steam roam while a highly skilled masseur works away the stresses and strains that have built up in your body during the year. At the end of your incredible day trip, take the boat back to Kos Port in time for your onward journey. 

Göcek: 12 Islands Boat Trip

2. Göcek: 12 Islands Boat Trip

Drive to Göcek Gulf by bus in the morning and take in the stunning views of the mountains, pine forests, and seascapes on the way. Arrive at the harbor in Göcek where you will board a boat and begin your day of cruising around the surrounding islands. First, visit Yassıca Island for a breakfast of delicious homemade pancakes called gözleme. Look out for the wild rabbits which hop around the area.  Next, make a stop at Tersane Island, the biggest island in the region with an important history that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. Continue on to Bedri Rahmi bay where you can try to spot the big fish picture on a rock.  Head back to the boat and continue your cruise. Enjoy a lunch of fried chicken, salad, and pasta served on board. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, flying fish, and other local wildlife as you sail. During the trip, you will have free time to swim, sunbathe, and see colorful fishes as you explore the underwater world with a snorkel. Stop at 3 more bays in the afternoon before returning to Sarigerme. 

Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

3. Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

Embark on a cruise aboard the Davy Jones Pirate Boat in Marmaris and visit Paradise Island, Phosphorous Cave, Turunç, and more. Enjoy lunch, unlimited drinks, on-board entertainment, a foam party, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Make stops for shopping and swimming. Start your adventure by hopping on board and stepping into the pirate life. Along with an authentic pirate theme, the Davy Jones Pirate Boat features 3 floors with sunbeds on the top floor. Once settled in, the ship departs from the harbor in Marmaris, toward sights including Paradise Island, Aquarium Bay, and Phosphorous Cave. Along the trip, you’ll make 4 stops for swimming and other fun. If you want to snorkel, you can bring along your own gear. Stop at Turunç for a shopping break and swimming. At lunch time, sit down and get served chicken, meatballs, salad, and pasta. Pair unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks with your meal. Then, continue to Kızılkum for a second swimming break. For the final part of your day, enjoy a foam party and disco on the second and third floors. Take advantage of a full entertainment team and many other activities for your group to enjoy while on board. With kids in mind, there are also face painting activities and free take-home souvenirs such as bandanas, pirate certifications, bracelets, and necklaces. When your adventure on the high seas comes to an end, return to the marina in Marmaris for drop-off back at your pickup location.

Marmaris Bays and Islands: All Inclusive Boat Trip

4. Marmaris Bays and Islands: All Inclusive Boat Trip

Spend the day in the sun on a full-day gulet tour from Marmaris. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Marmaris or Icmeler, transfer to the pier to board your boat. Once on board, laze in the sun as cabin boys bring complimentary drinks to your sunbed. Sail the coastline looking for secret islands, caves, and bays. Swim in crystal clear waters, discover secluded beaches, and more. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you pass sights such as Paradise Island, Kumlubuk, and Turunc Beach. At around noon, a lunch will be served on board the boat. Continue in the afternoon to the “blue grotto” of Phosphorus Cave. Swim in magical waters as the light from the sun reflects on the water and cave walls. Cruise back to the pier for a transfer back to your hotel.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

5. Pamukkale and Hierapolis Full-Day Tour from Bodrum

Explore the unique travertine terraces of Pamukkale (literally “Cotton Castles” in Turkish), and enjoy a full-day trip to one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Depart Bodrum and transfer by air-conditioned coach to Pamukkale, known as the “8th Wonder of the World” to those in the know. Explore the natural landscape of limpid pools, hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by flowing water. Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1988, Pamukkale attracts some 2 million visitors every year. Get a view of the terraces from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli. Then, go to the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis, built on top of the “Cotton Castles” in the 2nd century BC. See the remains of the Roman amphitheater, and visit the former Turkish Bath, now converted to an archaeological museum. Discover where Cleopatra used to swim, and the monumental tomb of the Christian apostle St. Philippe. Marvel at the Necropolis of Anatolia, filled with sarcophagi, most notably that of Marcus Aurelius Ammianos.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

6. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

7. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

8. Marmaris: Diving with Lunch

Discover the crystal-clear underwater world of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. During your trip to Marmaris, enjoy a day in the water that includes 2 dives, swimming, and snorkeling. For your first dive, make your way to Marmaris Bay shore, located nearby the rocky area on the opposite side of the Lighthouse. Dive up to 130 feet (40 meters) and explore a field of amphorae and a part of a sunken ship. Around noon, you will enjoy lunch and relax before moving on to your second dive spot. Next, make your way to another shore, the most famous diving point in Marmaris. Marmaris Bay is mostly interesting for underwater photographers, and you can dive to depths of 165 feet (50 meters). The site includes a conical-shaped cave that looks like a chimney and is home to tiny fish and shrimp. When this dive ends, spend time swimming and snorkeling before returning to your hotel.

From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

9. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater while staying dry onboard a glass-bottom boat. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Enjoy swimming breaks in four different bays throughout the day at Aquarium Bay, Kadirga Bay, Green Sea Bay and Paradise Island Bay. Next, use the facilities on board the boat to relax on the water. Dine in an air-conditioned fast food hall, and relax on deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of meatballs or chicken with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor.

From Marmaris: Dalaman River Rafting Adventure

10. From Marmaris: Dalaman River Rafting Adventure

Raft the Dalaman River, the border between the ancient civilizations of Caria and Lycia. The awe-inspiring wilderness, beautiful canyons and ancient remains provide the perfect backdrop for such a heart-pounding activity. The river offers plenty of rapids ranging from 2 to 4—grade 6 being the most challenging. The journey from Marmaris to the river takes about 1.5 hours and includes a stop for breakfast. On arrival, change into rafting suits and continue the rest of the route in off-road vehicles. After taking a comprehensive instruction course, embark on your rafting tour. You'll quickly learn to love the thrill and rush of the river. Work together as a team to conquer the river. Enjoy a stop for swimming and cliff jumping before returning to complete the course. Towards the final half mile before base, pass beneath an ancient bridge which gives its name to the village of Akkopru. Once you have returned to base, your tour will end with a hearty meal. 

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was honestly the highlight of our holiday. It started of with our amazing tour guide Ken who was so lovley, kind and welcoming. We then got on the boat, it wasn’t busy but a nice group of people. The staff were really good. The waters were amazing. Just amazing I would do this everyday if I could, but it is a long day and you need your sleep with all the swimming.

Everything was super organized, although it sometimes made a chaotic impression, everything worked out great, thanks to the dedicated and always approachable tour guide. Booking the tour was definitely the right decision.

our guide was so humorous, oh my god really nice trip, just the total hours was 1.5 hours more than what was described.

So much fun, I absolutely loved it!!! Did not want it to end!

Really enjoyed the excision. Definitely a must do.