Marmaris Aegean Islands Tour
Aegean Islands Tour through the beautiful bays of the Gulf of the Aegean Sea – the Gulf of Hisaronu. Slowly sailing on a boat from one island to another, you will see an incredible variety of shades of sea water – from pale emerald green to deep blue; feel the pleasant warmth and useful salinity of the Aegean Sea, making five stops on swimming in the bays of Orhaniye, Selimiye, Camellia, Aquarium, on the volcanic island of teeth; at Camellia island climb up the rocky path to the Byzantine church of the 12th century, make a wish at the ancient olive trees, and in the magic circle of the mosaic panel in front of the church. On the island of rabbits, you can feed the rabbits.
- Time: Departure from the hotel at about 9 am, return at 6 pm, time to the wharf – 25 to 30 minutes.
- Meals: Lunch is included (continental: white meat chicken, green salad, pasta, bread, fruit of the season).
- All local drinks are included in unlimited amounts.
- The tour takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays.
An alluring, spectacular and rich natural beauty of the Gulf of the Aegean Sea is the Gulf of Hisaronu – tour of the islands and bays of the Aegean Sea. This bay is a half hour drive from Marmaris and surrounded by two protected areas – Bozburun Peninsula and the Datca peninsula. A distinctive feature of this boat ride is that you will spend the whole day on a boat in the sea, making a circle around the Gulf of Hisaonu and moving from one island to another. You will see water changing color – from pale turquoise, emerald green to dark blue, and change its temperature and concentration.
On the pier next to the hotel for the UC-PA surfers, you will get on a 2-deck boat. Its lower deck – indoor lounge, with sofas and tables, where you can hide from the sun, to take advantage of the bar, there you dine, and the upper deck – under the open sky with sun beds and mattresses set, and where you can sunbathe and, if desired, to dance to the fiery Turkish music.
During this journey you will visit for stops, and you will spend 30-40 minutes on each of them.
The first stop of Aegean Islands tour – Orhan Bay, where you go past one of the largest marinas of the Aegean coast of Marmaris district of Martha Marino, continue past the beach, Kiz Kumu, the so-called Maiden Sand is a marina with a restaurant, and the legendary beach of sand.
The second – the Selimiye Bay, named after Selim II, the heir to the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and beautiful redheaded Ukrainian Roksolana (Anastasiya Lisovskaya). Another funny name of the bay is the bay of drunks. The fact that the son of Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II had notoriety as a great lover of wine, especially the Greek, and a passionate admirer of female beauty. According to one legend, this is where he died after falling off from a cliff. However, the rumor claims that, in fact, Selim II died in the hamam, drunk as usual, he chased one of the fascinating concubines, fell and suffered a fatal blow to his head from the marble floor of the hamam.
The third stop – Camellia Island. Here you will not only swim, but also take a walk along the path to top of the island to see the ancient Byzantine church of the 12th century. From the church remained only the walls. White, black and pink mosaics surround the area. Near the church there are two magical places – one where people make wishes of a material nature (an ancient olive tree, which still bears fruit), and the other – for the non-material nature desires (mosaic circle at the entrance to the church).
The fourth stop – Sharp Teeth. The volcanic island is so named because the hardened lava with a bird’s-eye view is similar to the open mouth of a giant dragon. It is believed that small shells, which are so many on the island, to bring good luck in financial affairs.
The fifth stop of Aegean Islands tour – Rabbit island. You swim up close to a private island owned by the owner of one of the best and most expensive hotels in Turkey, formerly known as SelectMaris, which is now under construction. It was conceived with the aim to find a secluded place, to the rich and famous people, stars and politicians, to unwind, and get away from the increased attention of inhabitants and the press. The ship will get to the island, where you can see and feed the rabbits introduced by the hotel for guests’ enjoyment.
And the final, sixth stop – Bay Aquarium. In this bay, the water is denser than on other stops, very good support for the body, and it’s called the Aquarium Bay because the sea is deep, beautiful, and has shelves at the bottom of the sea.