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From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

1. From Kos: Independent Day Trip to Bodrum

After being picked up from the port in Kos, take a stunning boat cruise across the Aegean Sea to Bodrum. Once you have passed through passport control and customs, enjoy a full day to explore this incredible ancient city on your own.  When you arrive in the port, gaze in awe at the beautiful white houses built amphitheatrically on the hillside, dozens of sailboats and yachts, plus one of the most imposing castles in the world. Take a walk along the picturesque streets and admire the architecture. Take in the historical sights and ancient ruins, including the Castle and the ancient Greek city of Halicarnassus, the Windmilles, and the ancient Greek Theatre with 13,000 seats. If you are not a history lover, take a stroll through the small streets and get to know the local cuisine instead. Enjoy a Turkish coffee or tea at a traditional coffee shop, or try 'kebab' and other traditional 'mezedes' and sweet 'kazandibi' - some of the most popular Turkish specialties. After that, head into the really big bazaar for a chance to practice your bargaining skills. Shop for all kinds of souvenirs, folk art, crafts, and clothing. Soak up the incredible lively atmosphere and enjoy the aromas of the spices and local produce. Many stallholders accept euros and almost everyone speaks Greek or English. For a truly Turkish experience, visit a Turkish bath for a little relaxation. Discover how Turkish bathhouses have held a special place in the Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Relax in the steam roam while a highly skilled masseur works away the stresses and strains that have built up in your body during the year. At the end of your incredible day trip, take the boat back to Kos Port in time for your onward journey. 

From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

2. From Fethiye: Full-Day Lunch Cruise in the Gocek Gulf

Enjoy a day at sea with as you explore the unspoiled Mediterranean coastline of Turkey. In the morning, get picked up from your hotel in Fethiye and transfer to the Gocek Gulf by bus. Admire the incredibly beautiful views of the mountains dotted with pine forest and seascapes on the road. Board a boat, and begin a fun cruise to some of the 17 islands in the Gocek Gulf. During the cruise, enjoy much time for swimming and sunbathing. Snorkel through the fascinating world of fish in the sea so don’t forget to bring your swimming goggles with you. Make a stop at Tersane Island, the biggest one in the region, and learn about its importance which dates back to Ottoman Empire. See Bedri Rahmi Bay which stands opposite and is also known as “Balıklı Kaya” due to the big fish picture you will find on a rock. Finally, make a stop at Yassıca Island to taste traditional delicious homemade pancakes called “gözleme”. At the end of the tour, the boat will return to Fethiye, accompanied by dolphins and flying fishes if you are lucky. When you arrive at the port, get transferred back to your hotel.

Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk

3. Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk

After meeting with your guide, begin walking through the narrow streets of the city. Start at Bodrum Castle, built by the St. Jean Knights on the site of a Turkish Castle built by sailors of the Menteşe Principality in 1261-1269. Bodrum Castle now serves as the Museum of Underwater Archeology. Visit the Mausoleum - one of the 7 Wonders of the World - and admire the breathtaking views of Bodrum from the Antique Theater. During this tour you will also visit the classical site of Myndus and the former house of a well known Turkish singer who used to live in Bodrum.

Marmaris: Day-Cruise to Cleopatra Island and Gokova Bay

4. Marmaris: Day-Cruise to Cleopatra Island and Gokova Bay

From Marmaris Cleopatra (Sedir Island), you will take a half-hour drive followed by a 2-hour long boat trip during which you will receive two swimming breaks in the turquoise waters of Gokova Bay. After a barbecue lunch is served onboard, your trip will be crowned with 3 hours of free-time on the unique sands of Cleopatra Beach. The sands of the island are legendary, and are believed to have been imported by Mark Anthony as a gift to his love Cleopatra. You can walk barefoot along the stretches of golden sand, which squeak with each step.  The Amphitheater and fortifications are also well worth a visit, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the breathtaking backdrop of mountains which frame the bright azure waters of the bay. At the conclusion of your day in paradise, you will be returned to your point of origin.

Ephesus: Day Trip From Marmaris

5. Ephesus: Day Trip From Marmaris

Ephesus is the best-preserved classical city of the Eastern Mediterranean, and among the most wonderful places in the world for one to genuinely "soak in" the atmosphere of Roman times. Scattered over hills close to Turkey’s west coast, this 2,000-year-old Roman city is a living, breathing outdoor museum. You will travel there in a fully air-conditioned bus, accompanied by your professional tour guides. Once there, you will walk along the well planned streets, and marvel at the first temple dedicated to a Roman Emperor, the ancient Iatrina. You will also visit one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world called Ephesus. You will then see the footprints carved into stone that lead to an ancient brothel. You will later visit the House of the Virgin Mary, the Temple of Artemis (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world), and the 1,000-year-old amphitheater which has recently hosted stars such as Tom Jones, Diana Ross and Sting.

From Marmaris: 2-Day Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

6. From Marmaris: 2-Day Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

Tick both Ephesus and Pamukkale off your bucket list on one trip with hotel pickup in Marmaris and İçmeler and an overnight stay in Pamukkale. Visit the amazing Ephesus, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, on the first day and the breathtaking "Cotton Castle" Pamukkale on the second. Get picked up and head toward one of the best-preserved ancient sites in the world, the city of Ephesus. Stop along the way for breakfast at Cleopatra Bay and for a tea break en route. See the House of the Virgin Mary, the 1,000-year-old amphitheater, and the Temple of Artemis. Have lunch in Seljuk before departing for Pamukkale. How better to end this magical day than with a romantic sunset over the white terraces of Pamukkale? Enjoy a tasty local dinner and a dance party as the eve's entertainment. Stay overnight at a luxe hotel. Wake refreshed for hotel breakfast and head off for a full day of fascinating travertines and thermal springs. Visit the ruins of Hierapolis and take some free time for the terraces and baths. Discover some spots in Turkey not yet touched by tourism. In the afternoon, depart for a visit to a local carpet school with another tea break before returning to your original pickup location.

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The boat tour to Bodrum was by and large nice. It's just a shame that you don't have enough time on site because it takes up a lot of time for passport controls and waiting. We were picked up at the hotel at 8:00 am and taken to Kos town. There we got the tickets for the boat and were then left to ourselves by our guide. Around 8:20 am the waiting for the control and the departure at 9:30 am started. But we had a speedboat "Apollon II" that brought us to Bodrum in about 20 minutes. after passport control it was about 10.30 a.m. At 3:20 p.m. we should be there again to cast off again at 4 p.m. The time in Bodrum is very short. You then have about 5 hours at your disposal. Bodrum is very beautiful in itself but also very stressful. You can stroll through the shopping streets, but the highlight for us was the bazaar that takes place every Tuesday.

The transfer from and to the hotel went very well and on time. There was enough seating on the ship. The trip by ship to Bodrum took less than an hour. The shopping mile starts right at the harbor in Bordrum. Don't forget to act.

We were picked up on time and brought back to our hotel on time there was good communication. They contacted us via Whatsapp and email the day before to tell us what time they would pick us up. Everything went very well.

Everything was great, punctual pickup at the hotel, drive to the port, boat transfer and return to the hotel.

Great boat trip, food could have been better but the boat the staff all great!