Marmaris is a fascinating tourist spot, there is no doubt about this opinion. But who does not want to add a bit more thrill to their bucket? While Marmaris is a very favorite spot in Turkey. But it certainly does not represent all of Turkey. There is a lot more to explore, great fun awaits in other places as well.
Everybody knows about the favorable, geographical location of Marmaris. In this regard, it is easier to travel some other favorite tourist spots that are some hours drive away from Marmaris. In this blog, I will provide you with some of the information about such a single tour that you can take from Marmaris. “Marmaris Travel” tour agency in Marmaris can help you out in arranging this day tour from Marmaris in the form of package.
Tour to Ephesus
Ephesus is an ancient city with the glory of antique, culture and heritage. It has witnessed the changing pattern of this part of the globe for a long amount of time. With just 3 hours of ride, you can reach Ephesus from Marmaris. Since several tour agency arranges this trip, your transportation will be comfortable.
You will love this city for its history. Built by the Greeks, it was one of the major city in the Ionian League. With several historical landmarks, the ancient temple of Artemis was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. During your visit to Ephesus, you will see the library of Celsus, a theatre with a capacity of 25,000 spectators, St. Johns Basilica, etc.
Your lunch will be provided as a part of the package during the tour. After lunch you can visit the house of Virgin Mary, it is said that she passed the last days of her life in Ephesus. After observing the major sites you will be heading back to Marmaris. The whole tour will take around 12 hours.
Pamukkale tour from Marmaris
Pamukkale is itself a favourite tourist spot in Turkey. So, you will be having a lot of fun from this single day tour. Some tourists also consider staying multiple days in Pamukkale. Pamukkale which literally means Cotton Castle is home to astonishingly beautiful white carbonate terraces.
There are several hot springs in Pamukkale. You can enjoy a bath in the warm comfortable water here during your visit, but in that case, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. Apart from the white terraces and hot springs, Pamukkale is the home ground to hot air balloon ride in Turkey.
If you want to have this amazing experience, you should book the afternoon package of hot air balloon on an early basis. This is a very exciting and safe experience and a must-have item in your bucket list.
The ancient city of Hierapolis is adjacent to Pamukkale, you can take a quick look at its marvellous ancient infrastructure and grab some quick photos. The one day tour will in 10 hours and you will be on your way back to Marmaris. But, I would like to recommend you stay a few days there in Pamukkale.
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A single day trip to Rhodes
Present-day Rhodes is situated in the south-west of Marmaris. It was an ancient site and the biggest of the Dodecanese island. Today it is a part of Greece. And is accessible from Marmaris via waterways.
A lot of people who come to Marmaris to spend their vacation takes this tour to Rhodes. If you have a Schengen visa beforehand, it will be smoother for the agencies to arrange your trip. With just 50 minutes Ferry ride you will reach the Island.
Some of the famous and most visited spots in Rhodes are Saint Paul’s Church, The Freedom Gate, The Temple of Aphrodite, and The Grand Master’s Place. You must visit and take a lot of photos to cherish the memories.
One thing, that you should keep in mind- Rhodes is a very budget-friendly place, and with some extra Euros you can accomplish a lot of things here. If you have shopping in your mind, Rhodes will be a great place to grab some local souvenirs. This day trip will be completed in 10 hours approximately.
Visiting the local villages around Marmaris
Although technically these villages are a part of Marmaris. But I am recommending this day tour for you because by visiting the local village you will be able to get the genuine essence of the local culture.
Villages like Orhaniye, Turgut, and Bayir have their own culture and way of life. Once you visit these places, you will understand how cordial and hospitable the people of Turkey are. Besides to know about the diversity of human culture this tour would be very much helpful.
Guided tour of the local villages is available in a package for in almost all the tour agencies in Marmaris. So, don’t forget to sign up for one.
Staying in Marmaris is no doubt a great experience. But to grab a taste of Greater Turkey and its cosmopolitan culture, you should take this one day tours from Marmaris and explore other parts of the country.