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Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

1. Kekova & Sunken City Boat Tour From Kas

Start your boat trip at 10:00 AM in the morning from Kas Harbour where you will board your boat. From here you will set-off on your adventure, first stop, Inonu Bay. After a scenic 1-hour trip, you'll arrive at your destination just in time for a dip in crystal clear waters. Your swimming break at Inonu Bay will last 45-minutes, with the option to lay on the sand and soak up some rays.  Next, sail to Akvaryum Bay at the opening of Kekova, a place resembling an aquarium due to its depth and clarity. Whilst here, explore the water, teeming with life before enjoying an all-organic lunch of tasty olive-oil based dishes and a grill. Follow up your delicious lunch with a stop at Simena Village for 1-hour. Here you will have free time to explore the historical castle and taste some delicious ice cream. Cruise around the Sunken City and learn of its fascinating history.  Continue on your tour by heading to Yaglica Bay. Whilst at Yaglica Bay, stop for a refreshing swim in the stunning Mediterranean before travelling to your last stop, Kas Harbour. End your day of fun in the stun back at the marina.

Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

2. Alanya: Cable Car, Boat Trip and Dimcay

Start your day with a convenient pick up service at your accommodation. Meet your friendly expert guide and head to the stunning Alanya City on this guided tour. First you will take a cable car up to the Alanya Castle, and visit an iconic attraction of the district. Later, experience the Damlatas Cave and admire the stalagmites, stalactites and columns. Whilst here you can also visit one of the most famous beaches in the Riviera called Cleopatra. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to relax during a one-hour boat trip that departs from Alanya harbor and sails around the peninsula. You will get to marvel at landmarks such as the Red Tower, the ruins of 13th century´s Seljuk castle and numerous caves (pirates, phosphorus and lovers cave). Next, drive to the Dimcay River - one of the must-see attractions in Alanya and enjoy lunch there. It's a great place with delicious food, cool pockets of shade from the sun, and refreshing water. You will have some free time in Alanya to explore the city by yourself.

From Antalya: Day Trip to Demre, Myra and Kekova Boat Trip

3. From Antalya: Day Trip to Demre, Myra and Kekova Boat Trip

Start with an early morning transfer from your preferred meeting point in Antalya, and a relaxing drive to Demre that takes just under 2.5 hours. Head to Demre harbor where the boat awaits you for the start of your trip to Kekova. Discover the fascinating secrets of Kekova’s history on this unique adventure around Sunken City. Cruise alongside the ruins on board a glass-bottom boat, giving you the chance to capture unforgettable photos. Drop anchor in Kaleköy port for one hour, giving you time to visit this small authentic village that’s home to castle ruins and a necropolis. Hike up the hillside and get magnificent views of the Kekova region. Use your remaining time to take another dip in the gorgeous blue waters. Stop to swim in Gökkaya Bay, where you can experience the area's natural beauty and opt to participate in one of the various exciting water sports on offer. Discover the intriguing naturally-formed Pirates Cave, renowned for its large size and curved entrance. At Karemlik Bay, get the chance to look for 5 out of 8 species of turtles known worldwide in their natural habitat. Drop anchor in Demre port, where your tour continues with a visit to a nearby museum. Discover The Ancient City of Myra, Demre’s most famous archeological site. Observe some of Myra’s most significant ancient ruins dating as far back as the 5th century B.C. Explore the two highlights of this stop: a Roman-style theatre (the largest in Lycia) and eerie rock-cut tombs carved into the cliffs above. Once all destinations have been explored, head back to the bustling city of Antalya, where your tour ends.

Alanya: City Tour and Alanya Castle with Cable Car

4. Alanya: City Tour and Alanya Castle with Cable Car

Your tour begins as you are picked from your hotel at approximately 5:00PM. From there, your first stop is the Damlatas Cave. Following about 20 minutes in the cave, your second stop is Cleopatra Beach. After receiving information from your guide about the beach, depart for the Alanya cable car, aboard which you asend towards Alanya Castle in a cabin for up to 6 people. Your first aerial view is the famous Cleopatra Beach, where you can notice the clear water below. Observe the fishing and tour boats in the sea, which add a particular charm to this view. Turning to face the city, Alanya's shape, which emerges from the small and charming district, evokes the construction of a big city. Your Alanya cable car tour continues through the roof of the houses around the castle, where small forests around the walls make you feel as if you've traveled back in time a millennia. As you arrive to the castle, your guide provides you information by telling you tales, legends, and history as you edge along the magnificent castle's grounds. Approximately an hour later, your tour continues towards a panoramic terrace, before you return once more by cable car. The timing of the tour allows you to take in the sunset, as the sun falls from the Terrace of Alanya. Your tour later concludes as you are dropped off back to your hotel at approximately 8:00PM.

From Side: Alanya City Day Trip with Lunch and Boat Cruise

5. From Side: Alanya City Day Trip with Lunch and Boat Cruise

Discover Alanya on a full-day tour in an air-conditioned bus from Side. Visit Alanya Castle, explore the harbor on a boat trip, enjoy free time to wander around the city, and admire Damlatas Cave. Meet your local, multilingual guide at your hotel in Side, and then drive to Alanya. Stop first at the medieval Alanya Castle, which dates from 1226. Take panoramic photos of Alanya, before heading out on the harbor for a boat trip around the castle. Next, restore your energy levels with lunch at Dim Fall, and admire the views of the Dim River. After lunch, return to the center of Alanya and spend two hours of free time exploring the city. Visit the Red Tower, the public bazaar, and other locations near the Alanya Harbor. Join your group again, and then head to Damlatas Cave, widely known for its apparent asthma-curing capabilities. Finally, stop off at a banana garden and taste the fruit produced there, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

We had a wonderful day in Alanya. The guide was very nice, funny and knowledgeable. You also learn a lot about local life, which is very interesting. Everything was very well organized, from the pick-up to the individual excursion destinations to the transfer back to the hotel. Highly recommended, thank you very much for this great day!

We had an indescribably beautiful day. It all started when we got on the bus when we were picked up by the best guide ever, Ahmet. Ahmet brought us closer to the culture and history of Turkey in an exciting and funny way that could hardly be better. Thank you very much for this unforgettable day

It was definitely worth seeing! Seen a lot and able to take beautiful pictures. We enjoyed it.

A wonderful and very interesting trip. Very well organised.

Great boat great crew! And even better experiences!