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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. 

Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class

3. Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class

At 09:30, you will be picked up from your hotel or the cruise ship port. At your first stop, you will meet your host and culinary guide for a cup of tea. Next, you will drive to the farmers’ market to shop for the ingredients to make your lunch. Your lunch will comprise of three cold starters, one warm entrée, and a main course. At the market, you will meet local food purveyors selling homegrown olives, wild seasonal greens, vegetables and homemade noodles, jams, pickles, breads, and cheeses. Once you have bought all the necessary ingredients, you will drive to Erenler Sofrasi in an olive garden. Your final stop is the Erenler Sofrasi restaurant where you be will guided through the delicious secrets of regional Aegean cookery, a special and particularly healthy branch of Turkish cuisine. You can either join in with the cooking sessions or watch while sipping a glass of Turkish wine. Either way you will be given written recipes of each dish. You will be served lunch in front of the mythological Aegean Sea. At 14:30, you will drive back to your original location in Bodrum.

Guided Village Tour from Marmaris

4. Guided Village Tour from Marmaris

Spend a day exploring the beautiful countryside of Turkey and visit a few of its charming rural villages. The first stop on the tour is the village of Kizkumu, or as the locals call it, "The Jesus beach." Discover the narrow foot-way crunching into the Aegean sea, and then continue the tour to the village of Orhaniye. Visit its local mosque and find out about the cultural and religious life of rural Turkey from your knowledgeable tour guide, and then continue on to the village of Bayir to discover the art of beekeeping and taste some of the sensational local pine honey. A few steps away is the village of Turgut renowned for its massive and ancient trees, known amongst locals as the wishing trees. Admire these beautiful trees before you continue on to a girl’s carpet school to learn how to weave carpets out of the natural barks of trees. End the tour with a walk through the lush countryside to the cascading waterfalls in the vicinity.

Kos: Explore More in Kos

5. Kos: Explore More in Kos

Explore the true essence of Kos on a semi-private safari tour in a 6 seater premium off road vehicle, with an experienced driver-escort. Discover the chapel of Profitis Ilias and mount Dikaios through unpaved mountain routes. Travel through wild and dense vegetation, non-tourist places, get unique panoramic views with photo stops, and taste traditional local flavors. Follow an off road route to the inland of Mount Dikaios. Explore Mount Dikaio of Kos, enjoy the best panoramic view off the island from above, and learn about local cultures and histories. Discover hidden chapels in the forest and enjoy the most scenic views of the Aegean sea and the islands of Nisiros, Kalimnos, Pserimos and Bodrum. Continue to the peaks of mount Dikaios, full of amazing sights and historical treasures. Reach a traditional local tavern in Zia village to fill your appetite. Be served a dish with salad and traditional Mousaka for lunch, accompanied by bread and water. Go to the Aliki wetland, where you can take some great pictures and enjoy the flamingos during Spring and Autumn. End the day with a drive back to your hotel full of memories, breathtaking panoramic views and insight information about the island.

Village Tour from Bodrum

6. Village Tour from Bodrum

Drive away from the bustle of the city to admire how diverse and amazing the Turkish landscape is. On arrival to the rural area you will have a tea/coffee break in a local coffee house and the tour guide will provide you with general information about village life in Turkey. Visit a traditional village house to see the lifestyle of locals before going to the village mosque to learn about Islamic beliefs and customs.  Then, meet a village chief and stop for a lunch at his house as you experience true Turkish hospitality and sample delicious local food. After lunch you will visit a carpet cooperative, where a short demonstration of carpets and kilims woven by village women ends your unforgettable day at the Bodrum countryside. You may buy some souvenirs, local goods, handicrafts and handmade kilims/carpets directly from the locals. Drive back to Bodrum for drop off at your hotel.

Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk

7. Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk

After meeting with your guide, begin walking through the narrow streets of the city. Start at Bodrum Castle, built by the St. Jean Knights on the site of a Turkish Castle built by sailors of the Menteşe Principality in 1261-1269. Bodrum Castle now serves as the Museum of Underwater Archeology. Visit the Mausoleum - one of the 7 Wonders of the World - and admire the breathtaking views of Bodrum from the Antique Theater. During this tour you will also visit the classical site of Myndus and the former house of a well known Turkish singer who used to live in Bodrum.

Marmaris Village Tour

8. Marmaris Village Tour

This village tour is a good activity for people who want to explore Marmaris without any rush and good transportation links. This tour focuses on real village life and the local people. Stop at the watermill in Bayır Village andvisit the mosque in Turgut Village to find out about the local ritual customs. After lunch in an authentic atmosphere as you are hosted by a local family in their traditional house. On return journey, take photo breaks to capture beautiful scenes.

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What people are saying about Muğla Province

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Was very interesting. Unfortunately only in English, although booked in German. But you were informed beforehand via WhatsApp. (Had booked 3 more tours, it was the same, but you didn't get any information beforehand.) The lunch was simple but delicious. The cats and other front door (ducks, chickens etc.) were quite annoying when eating. The walk to the waterfall was a bit difficult. (not a good hiking trail) We weren't at the beekeepers. The carpet sales show was very well done. There was also a return transfer to the hotel, although it was not specified when booking.

Great tour, we had a lot of fun. We saw many interesting places apart from the other tours and the guide was also great. Gladly again, thank you!

Everything great, highly recommended! Many thanks for the top organization and hospitality - 10/10 gladly again!

Very nice and experienced tour guide, was really a lot of fun…. We can only recommend it!

Nice day trip, just a shame you had to queue for so long to check in.