Silversea Luxury Cruises To MARMARIS

MARMARIS
MARMARIS

Thriving with visitors in the summer months, Marmaris boasts beachside buzz and reams of ancient history. The city itself is a lively affair, with a scenic old town that hums with holidaymakers. Get your bearings with a seafront wander from Icmeler to the Yacht Marina, soaking in the water views. Head into the city, to explore a tight-knit knot of streets where drinks are shared and music blares. View more

Boasting immense ancient ruins amid the colourful beauty of the Turkish Riviera’s glowing scenery, Marmaris is a busy holiday-capital, with something for every taste. The peace and quiet of the scenic Datça Peninsula feels a million miles from the city’s exuberances, as you discover tucked-away coves and wide views of the shimmering South Aegean sea. Charming Mediterranean bays are filled with meandering yachts, which rest between dappled islands and green hills rolling down to turquoise waters. You’ll feel like you’re walking on water at Kizkumu Beach, where a long and narrow sandbank protrudes into the sea, and you can enjoy ankle-deep wades out into the warm waves. The winding Calbys River spools inland through a moist delta, leading to the area's archaeological treasures. See the magnificent rock tombs that are embedded and embossed into the sheer cliffs of Dalyan's esteemed archaeological site. Explore the ancient city of Caunos, which dates back to the 9th century BC, and has beautiful faded mosaics, and a magnificent terraced theatre. Loggerhead turtles hatch and head for the waters, on the protected beaches nearby.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in MARMARIS

Turkish Bath Experience

Experience a uniquely memorable Turkish tradition during this soothing and relaxing excursion to an authentic Turkish bathhouse.


Marmaris, Turkish Baths

Depart the pier for the short drive to one of the local baths in the Marmaris area located in a local hotel to experience a traditional-style hamam (public bath) experience. The baths were a very important fixture in Ottoman society, a tradition passed down from the Romans to the Byzantines, and then the Turks.


About Turkish Baths

The first signs of Turkish baths date all the way back to the 14th century, during the Ottoman Empire's vast reign of much of the Middle East and Europe. Inspired by Roman practices in bathing, Turkish baths were a source for both community gathering and hygiene maintenance. With indoor plumbing not coming into existence for another few hundred years, communal baths were designed to be a focal point in city centres, and accessible to everyone.


Changing Areas, Bath, Scrub and Massage

Upon arrival, men and ladies will go to their separate changing areas and then to the main bath. The raised marble platform, known as the gobek tasi (navel stone), is positioned above the furnace, thus providing the heat and steam for the bath. Next, enjoy a Turkish bath, scrub and massage; a beverage is included at the end of the bath during cooling off time. Following this uniquely soothing and relaxing experience, shower off, change your clothing and re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity and walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Due to the high temperatures within the bath, this tour is not recommended for pregnant guests, guests with heart and/or respiratory problems, guests who suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Men and women can wear bathing suits or will be given towels to cover their body. The Turkish baths are not exclusive to Silversea guests. Please note that US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.