Silversea Luxury Cruises To Marmaris

Marmaris
Marmaris

This big, brash resort city has two faces, and they're hard to reconcile. From the sea, a line of hotels stretches around the northern edge of a great bay, the whole encircled by a magical necklace of pine-clad mountains. Behind those same hotels, however, the city has been overwhelmed by boxy concrete development and streets lined with a hundred generically named eateries. An annual horde of European tourists descends on these workaday establishments, but for the international traveler, there is little about Marmaris that can’t be savored elsewhere in Turkey. View more

Although it is a pretty spot, there isn’t much reason to linger unless you are meeting a yacht, traveling on to the Greek island of Rhodes, or perhaps snapping up an unbeatable deal at one of the top resorts, some of which are spectacular worlds unto themselves.

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Piraeus (Athens) To Piraeus (Athens)
  • Mediterranean
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Departure
    Jun 17, 2018
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Whisper

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Excursions in Marmaris

Ancient Cities of Caunos & Dalyan

Discover the natural and historical beauty of one of the South Aegean Sea's most interesting ancient destinations during this memorable visit to Caunos and Dalyan.


Depart the pier in the morning for the scenic drive to the town of Dalyan (Koycegiz).


Dalyan

Historic Dalyan is situated on the east bank of the Dalyan River and the ancient Carian city of Caunos. The Dalyan River is the stream that meanders down to the sea from Koycegiz Lake, which is located a bit further inland. Upon arrival, embark a local boat for a journey along the Dalyan River. Along the way, a photo stop is made at the rock tombs before disembarking the boat on the west bank of the river to visit the ancient city of Caunos.


Caunos

According to Herodotus, the people of Caunos were natives of Caria, and resisted Persian advances during their conquest of Caria in the 6th century B.C. Caria was later sold to Rhodes by Egyptian generals in the 2nd century B.C. In the 1st century B.C., the people of Caunos allied with Mithriades VI in the Pontic king's wars and eventually lost. In addition, malaria claimed many of Caunos' people and the city's harbour suffered from silting.


During your visit to the ancient site, view the Hellenistic Fortification, remains with a tower and a gateway on the Acropolis hill, rock-cut Lycian Tombs, a Hellenistic stoa, fountain house, palaestra, theatre, Byzantine Church, and a terrace temple.


Koycegiz

Following your visit, proceed to Koycegiz by boat for a local lunch before you drive back to the pier.


Please note: The drive between the pier and Dalyan is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and climbing over rocky terrain, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear flat, comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is dependent upon favourable weather and sea conditions, and may be cancelled with little notice. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour.

Gullet Boat Cruise Around Marmaris

Experience Turkey's fascinating past and picturesque coastline in a unique new way during this memorable sightseeing cruise.


As devotees of the popular Blue Voyage already know, Anatolia, the bridge between Asia and Europe, has housed many civilisations. Some of them were in close proximity with the sea, and thus built their cities on the Aegean or Mediterranean coasts. Although most of them have fallen, many of these ancient sites remain untouched and undiscovered due to the lack of highways. Since most of these coastal areas are still only accessible from the sea, a gullet tour around the small coves and bays offers a unique opportunity to experience history, along with the area's pristine natural beauty.


Depart the pier aboard a gullet boat and commence your journey at sea. Gullets are traditional boats made of pinewood, and styled with a pointed fore and round aft. Sail through the crystal-clear blue coastal waters around Marmaris, and pass beaches, the pine-forested shorelines, secluded coves and bays dotted with picturesque islands. You may sunbathe on the front deck of the gullet, or relax in the shade on the back deck. You can also take a swim in a crystal-clear cove (weather permitting), sip a glass of wine or beer, and soak in the ambience before returning to Marmaris.


Please note: Participants must be able to embark and disembark the sightseeing boat without assistance. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests entering the water, must be in good physical condition and able to swim in water too deep to stand. Swimming is at your own risk; the boat does not have a certified lifeguard on duty. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, rubber-soled shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship, as there will be an opportunity to swim at the coves depending on seasonal weather conditions. Guests willing to snorkel will need to bring their own gear. Operation of this tour is subject to favourable weather and sea conditions, and may be cancelled on short notice. Commentary is provided at the start of the excursion; however, this is not a guided boat tour. The guides are on the boat to provide a brief information regarding the tour, give general information about Marmaris, and act as a translator between the crew and the guests. Therefore extensive historical commentary should not be expected. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour.

Panoramic Marmaris

Marmaris was a peaceful fishing village less than 20 years ago, but today, this Turkish Riviera town offers a true vacation atmosphere.


Orhaniye

Depart the pier for the drive to Armutalan, then on to the village of Orhaniye. Always popular with yachters, it has been described as one of the prettiest bays in the Mediterranean. This typical fishing village offers a wonderful setting in which to relax and take in the deep blue sea, tall green mountains and fishing boats jostling amongst the yachts. A few hotels, restaurants and traditional market shops, teahouse and cafés can also be found along the waterfront.


Bayir & Icmeler

Next, re-board your coach and proceed past the long sand bar at Kizkumu Beach en route to Bayir. One of the area's biggest villages, Bayir is known for its industrious people and the massive, 2,000-year-old plane tree found in the village square. A brief stop is made here for a refreshing coffee or tea at a local café before continuing on to Icmeler, named for its famous springs whose water is said to be good for the digestive system. Every morning, there is a flow of people from Marmaris to Icmeler, drawn by the fine beaches. Re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier, with a photo stop at Pamucak en route.


Please note: This panoramic coach tour involves minimal walking. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Marmaris at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Marmaris at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.