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Marmaris is the pearl of the Aegean Sea in Turkey and this resort is by far the most environmentally clean. Marmaris is a string of beaches, most beautiful lagoon, arrays of mountains covered by forests and plenty of opportunities for all kinds of recreation.
The first city on the site of modern Marmaris was founded in ancient times, it was called Physkos. At the moment of the ancient city, leaving only a small portion located on a hilltop. It is the oldest district of the city and is called Ashartepe, for many years, archaeologists working here. Today everyone can climb to the top of the hill and see the priceless antiquities, as well as to admire the beautiful panorama of the city. The most important attraction of Marmaris is considered an ancient fortress, which was built during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Powerful fortifications with high stone towers perfectly preserved to this day, today is home to the fortress of the two museums – historical and archaeological.
Pay attention to the Old City of Marmaris it is cover in the fortress around! Cozy white houses with old design , stony roads and very thing streets drowning in flowers and tropical trees. Too many nice cafes and restaurants you will find here. It is always calm and fresh here, even in most hot times of summer, thats why most of all rich people choosing this territory for living – it is most expensive houses standing here! Old city with very different designed houses will impress you till deep of your heart! No less important is the attraction of bedesten – indoor market, whose age is more than five hundred years. Of the trading floor, he long ago turned into an important historical landmark, many travelers visit the market as a real museum. A striking architectural monument of the Ottoman Empire and is Caravanserai, it was built in the mid 16th century and was designed exclusively for the Ottoman soldiers. On this territory there are also a majestic chill out place saved from Ottoman Emire times. In oldest times only man could visit this territory to have a rest , to drink and listen art live music and to smoke a water pipe with biggest choise of aroma. Now you can taste this kind of pleasure, imagine like a sultan yourself , take a sit on the old designed sofas with numerous colorful pillows , listen art-music. You can wear sultan costume and shoot several photos next to old fashioned fountain.Attraction of the later period is the Ibrahimi Mosque , its construction was completed in 1789. The mosque is near the old market and it is worth exploring the interior of this amazing religious monument. Among the other excursion objects are Aqueduct and Tashhan – inn . Both of them were erected in the first half of the 16th century.One of the most mysterious and mystical objects Marmaris is the tomb of visionary Saria , who lived in the 17th century and became famous for his prophecies . With this landmark connected a lot of interesting stories and legends , many women today visited the tomb to ask the seer about happiness and family.The big attraction for lovers of bicycle the long road created especially for sport with green palms and lots of flowers from old city to Icmeler.
The city has everything: from the long range of shops and restaurants to the beautiful sights with a rich history. Thus, known throughout Turkey are ancient fortress and a relatively "young" marina. The town center is a market where you can purchase a variety of products – from jewelry to porcelain.
Our trip is starting from one of the one of that beautiful places in the world where ancient is adjacent to the civilization, the sea to the mountains, with the slow pace of temperament. Rhodes Island has extensive excursion programs.
During the walk, you will visit the main sights of the city of Rhodes Palace of the Grand Masters, an ancient hospital, numerous residences, and street knights. Also, it is necessary to visit the hill of Monte Smith, with a breathtaking view of the old and the new cities, the ruins of the temple of Apollo, the ancient stadium and theater.
The island is really rich about magnificent beaches located on the east coast of Rhodes. The long sandy beach Tsambika is 26 km southeast of the island’s capital. Everyone can take part in water sports. Very close to beach nearby monastery of Panagia Tsambika and a small church are located here. There are legends that this place helps to people who want to have a child or family.
Agate Beach is located on the other side of a small hill in the east. Golden sand and shallow waters make this beach ideal for those who would like to take vacation with children.
To get the Acropolis you can either walk or ride a donkey. The road to the Acropolis is very picturesque. You will meet stone fountains that still supplied with water by means of ancient aqueducts, past the white square houses with sky-blue shutters and gates. You will walk throughout the gardens, laden with pots and sweet taverns with magnificent flavors.
Reached the top and after visiting the ancient city, do a couple of shots of cozy bay St. Peter and Lindos town aerial view.
Lindos Beach is so beautiful while you are standing on top of Acropolis. Therefore, if you come to see the Acropolis you should also get acquainted with the beach. Gorgeous golden sand and all the necessary infrastructure for a rest at your disposal. And if you decided to stay for dinner at one of the local taverns, it`s majestic place for to spend evening here after sunset. Acropolis decorated with special illumination.
Dinner and overnight staying on the island.
The main settlement of the island was small village Symi. Symi houses are painted with different colors. This fact made this place fantastically beautiful. It is possible to see ruins of fortress of knights, which was constructed on the Acropolis place. In addition, on the top of mountain, the church of the Virgin Mary and fortress are located. If you will have the opportunity, you can visit a museum and an operating monastery Panormitis with magnificent wall painting.
We drop anchor in one of the most beautiful places in the world Inceburun. Here you can swim with a mask or diving, as well as enjoy the incredibly beautiful natural bay.
Geological fault formed a unique environment for fish habitat special! In sunny day sun rays penetrate the water column to the depths and creating a breathtaking sight!We will have dinner and overnight spend here.
Palamut Buku, Knidos (Cnidus)
The Palamut Buku it is known for the most beautiful beaches surrounded with mountains and beautiful gardens, the purest water, with abundance of fish. This place really deserved to be called as paradise.Then , we will sail to antique city Knidos. This city has built on the most beautiful place of the peninsula for honor of the goddess Aphrodite. In the IV century it was known as the culture and art center. In Knidos the medical academy second in the history under the leadership of the doctor Eurikhon together with the pupils was created. The mathematician Eudoksus made here discovery of a sundial which and now remained in vicinities of ruins. Knidos has harbors on the Mediterranean coast and on Aegean. There is an avenue in the form of the heart, framed with marble columns, and the Statue Aphrodite decorated all this with her beauty. In this place very beautiful magnificent landscapes. There lived known scientists, such as, the doctor Eurikhon, the artist Polignotus, the mathematician Eudoksus and the architect Sostratos who constructed the Aleksandrovsky beacon.To walk on ancient streets and to buy souvenirs in numerous shops, or to get warm on under a sun and to swim in crystal clear water, to try local delicacies – there is lots of things which it is necessary to do at this magnificent place.
Dinner and overnight on the Datca peninsula.
Kisebuku (Alakisla), Kargili Bay
After breakfast we go on a journey into one of the most beautiful places you will be able to get acquainted with the ancient Byzantine churches and buildings. One of them ancient church named Gulf Kise.
At Alakisla, you will encounter the ruins of an old monastery by the name of Kise Bay. The most wanted places in the Kisebuku ruins include Yalikoyu, Akarca, Fork, summerhouse, bath, cistern and the cove where the ruins of the church are found. The waters are crystal clear with a wonderful backdrop of pine covered mountains. In a few coves in the vicinity, you can find wonders like cold drinking water boiling! The bay covered with Oleander trees rolling down into the sea against the glittering sandy beaches . We will sail to Kargili Bay for dinner and overnight spend.
Papuc Burnu, Yaliciftlik
We will sail to Pabuc Burnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Located 6 miles from Bodrum and resembling the shape of a nose is Pabuc Burnu, suitable for boats to dock. The unique shape covered with shrubs, the emerald-colored waters and a string of pool-like boat shelters with calm water are the hallmarks of Pabuc Burnu. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day’s dinner and an overnight stay.
Bodrum is one of the most popular Turkish resort on the Aegean coasts. White houses of Bodrum constitute a unique architectural style, strictly persist to this day. Bodrum is a favorite vacation spot of the Turkish elite and bohemian meeting place for artists and patrons, making the city atmosphere indescribably exquisite. The ancient city of Bodrum has a rich history. In the past name of Bodrum was Halicarnassus and was founded as the second capital of Caria Greek state. Halicarnassus achieved its greatest prosperity in the IV century BC. At this time, the city invites famous sculptors and architects of the time. Mausoleum erected over the burial place of King Mavsolos, considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
Bodrum has a reputation as the cultural capital of Turkey.
Afternoon excellent sandy beaches stretching for several kilometers are waiting for you as well as all kinds of active entertainment like scuba diving, surfing, horseback riding, and tennis.
Evening, Bodrum restaurants await you with freshest seafood and the best dishes are not only traditional Turkish, but also Italia, Chinese, Mexican, Thai and European dishes. You will receive a special treat, visit the cozy suburban taverns and restaurants, located on the shore . You can reach them by car, bus or boat.