Marmaris Holidays

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Day 1: Istanbul

Today we begin our tour with a say trip to Gallipoli and Troy. visit Anzac Cove , Nek, Conk Bair, Lone Pine and 57.th regiment memorial as well as the war museum. We return to Istanbul later this evening.

Day 2: Istanbul - Safranbolu

Today we depart for Safranbolu the world heritage town of Unesco which is considered as an open air museum. Here we visit the old town of Safranbolu where you can test the finest of Turkish Delights. Overnight- Ebrulu Konak Hotel

Day 3: Safranbolu - Cappadocia

Today we drive to Cappadocia via Ankara where we will visit Mausoleum of Ataturk and its Museum. This is the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Republic of Turkey. We then depart for Cappadocia . After a picturesque trip along the Salt Lake , we will arrive in Cappadocia for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Cappadocia

After breakfast full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to the Kaymakli Underground City, and the Open Air Museum in Goreme. We also explore the natural fortress in Uchisar.

Day 5: Cappadocia - Antalya

This morning we have an early morning departure for Antalya. On the way we visit the 13th century Seljukian masterpiece Sultanhan Caravanserai before arriving in Konya. After visiting the Mausoleum of Mevlana, we continue our drive to Antalya.

Day 6: Antalya

After breakfast drive to Perge; a city of great significance in the kingdom of ancient Pamphylia and later for St. Paul. Walk through the Roman Gate and down the Colonnaded Avenue past the Agora, Baths, Hippodrome and Aqueduct terminating at the Nymphaeum or great fountain. Then we continue on to the ancient city of Aspendos; to see the 2nd century Roman Amphitheater still in use for cultural events. We then return to the hotel for rest of the evening.

Day 7: Antalya - Marmaris

Today we continue our journey to Marmaris. On arrival in Marmaris you will be delivered to you hotel and the rest of the day is yours free to explore.

Day 8: Marmaris

Today is another free day to explore Marmaris.

Day 9: Marmaris - Gulet cruise

After Breakfast , we will drive to Bodrum to embark on our gulet. This Gulet will be your home for the following 7 nights, please note that embarkation begins at 3:30pm. Bodrum is a popular resort town of which it's beauty is yet undiscovered by the masses. There are many watersport activities to take part in or perhaps an exploration of the incredible Castle of St Peter. Built in 1406 by the Knights of St John to replace the fortress at Smyrna that had been destroyed by the Mongols. The castle is now home to the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and is well worth the visit. (can be organised locally)

Bodrum Amphitheatre

Day 10: Gulet cruise

Today we set sail for Knidos on Turkey’s Datca Peninsula. Knidos was once one of the most famous cities in the ancient world. Today temple foundations, toppled columns, huge amphitheatres and a necropolis are the remnants of Knidos’ former glory. We stop here for lunch. Later on we sail to the bay of Inceburun where the water is superb and you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters. Our last stop today is beautiful Kargi Island, a popular dive site.

Day 11: Gulet cruise

This morning breakfast is served at Dirsekbuku before cruising on to Kizil Ada - our lunch and swimming spot. Enjoy perfect azure waters before we continue on to Bozburun, a small fishing town once popular for sponge-diving.

Day 12: Gulet cruise

Early this morning sail to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. Rhodes has the largest European Medieval city and is steeped in history. The island was once the home of the knights of St John, then the Ottomans and Italians. The main port is in Rhodes City which is still surrounded by 12 meter-thick city-walls and gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when walking its narrow, stonepaved roads.

Day 13: Gulet cruise

Early this morning we set sail for Symi Island home to the Monastry of Panormitis located in the southern part of Symi. There is the option to visit the monastery and the museum on this well protected and peaceful bay. Afternoon swim stop on the eastern shores of the island, before anchoring in port. Symi is an enchanting island with pine and oak forests, with beautiful bays and neo-classical houses.

Day 14: Gulet cruise

Early we set sail to Nisiros stopping en-route at Gyali Island for a swim. The volcano on Nisiros island erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village located on the side of the crater has charming white streets and a mosaic-style square. There is an optional bus tour to Nikea and crater which is still active, where you can see the gases rising up eerily from underground, later we set sail for Kos, a beautiful island with 290 kilometres of beach.

Day 15: Gulet cruise

Today sail on to Bodrum to attend to customs then its off to Poyraz Bay on Black Island for lunch & and a swim. Tonight we anchor in the turquoise waters of Meteor Bay.

Day 16: Gulet cruise

Today you will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30. You will the be collected from the port and taken to Bodrum Airport where our arrangements come to an end.

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