Explore Beautiful Attractions with Your Marmaris Holidaysby Amanda Sutcliffe Travel Deals
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, Marmaris gives you the opportunity to explore its fascinating natural and cultural attractions. It is located in the south-western part of the country in the Mugla province. Once it was a tiny fishing village, but the city has now gained tremendous popularity among the international tourists following the construction boom that happened in the late 20th century. Hundreds of cruising enthusiasts also visit this exciting Turkish coastal city in winter and it is an attractive hub for those wanting to indulge in sailing and diving.
Your Marmaris holidays allow you to visit the Iztuzu Beach, which is a vast breeding space for the loggerhead sea turtles. The name 'Iztuzu' literally translates as 'Turtle'. Located south of the beautiful town, Dalyan, this beach offers a serene atmosphere for its visitors. You can find a few cafes nearby, where you can unwind after spending some time on the sandy stretch. Owing to the concerns of contamination harming the population of turtles, there are no showers on this beach. During the breeding season of the loggerhead sea turtles, some portions of the beach are kept off-limits to provide protection to their eggs.
While enjoying your cheap holidays to Marmaris, you can take a boat tour of the Dalyan River to visit some ancient sites along the way and enjoy a bath in the hot springs. The river runs through the Dalyan town and is an important source of fish for the locals. Among the tourist attractions that you'll get to visit during this tour are the facades of Lycian tombs. These rock-cut tombs located on the cliffs date back to 400 BC. Also worth visiting are the ruins of an ancient trading city called 'Kaunos'. The Dalyan River is connected to the sea by Koycegiz Lake. While on your boat tour of the river, you'll get to enjoy a swim in this lake.
During your cheap Marmaris holidays, don't miss the Dalyan Mud Bath. It is believed that taking this bath and having the mud dry on your skin can reduce or prevent wrinkles. There are some who also believe that this mud bath would make you look 10 years younger. While these claims are debatable, this experience is certainly a unique and memorable one. Upon visiting the site of this mud bath, you can rub the sulphur-rich mud all over your skin and allow it to dry under the sun before rinsing off in the waters of Sultaniye spring.
An island you must visit during your time spent in Marmaris is Cleopatra Island, also known as Sedir Island. It is believed that Cleopatra met her lover Marc Antony on the shores of this island and this is the reason why it has been named after her. You can visit this gorgeous island with the help of boat cruises taken from Marmaris. Another reason for the island's popularity is its textured sands that have been created by the ground seashells. Before setting foot on these sands, the visitors have to leave their shoes and other belongings behind.
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