If you wish you can combine your cruise with many exciting and fun land excursions. ‘Village tour’, ‘Turkish Bath tour’, ‘Turkish Night’, and ‘Marmaris Shopping and City tour’ are some of our excursions offered for guaranteed departure cabin charter cruise guests.
Below are some examples of our local excursions. In case of private charters, we organize tailor-made land excursions.
The Dalyan Delta, with a long, golden sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature conservation area, home to much wildlife and a refuge for sea turtles (Caretta Caretta). You will sail down the river short time to enjoy the mud bath and sulphur springs. Following the lunch explore the maze of channels by boat as you immerse yourself in this tranquil dream world. On the way, high on the cliff face, at a bend in the river, above the fascinating ancient harbour city of Counos, observe the 2000 years old magnificent Lycian tombs that carved in to the rock. Finally, you will have a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the sun on miles of unspoilt, on sandy turtle beach.
Bodrum overflowing with boutiques, bars, cafes, restaurants is considered as a sophisticated resort yet some 30 minutes away a rare opportunity to visit an un spoilt mountain village and experience rural Turkish life, almost unchanged for centuries. Meet the humblest peasant whose generosity and kindness never fails to surprise and shows a hospitality that’s long forgotten. Visit the tea house, the mosque and some local houses where you will experience delicious Turkish Cuisine and local spirits. In the end, you will see an impressive display of local handmade kilims and carpets made by villager women.
Before going to Blue Cruise; for having a tanned skin and to get purified from the dead cells Turkish Bath is ideal for you. Turkish baths, physical, and spiritual / religious cleansing, as well as entertainment, birth and marriage to be the scene of many social events, have a very important role for Turkish society. Nowadays, more and very clean, the baths are used for health and beauty, as well as in the scrub and foam massage, hot and cold water pools, aromatic foam, mud, seaweed, clay, honey, chocolate, yogurt and vegetable oil massages and body treatments can be seen.
RHODES OLD CITY TOUR
It is an island in Greece, located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a population of 117,007 and also the island group’s historical capital. Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. With our optional “Old City Tour” you will have the opportunity to visit this best protected medieval city and
THE MONASTERY OF PANORMITIS
The monastery of Panormitis is situated in the name Saken bay. On its celebration (8th of November and Pentecost) people visit the monastery from all over the country. Food, wine and free residence is offered to the pilgrims. Some believe that an ancient temple existed, but this cannot be proven from archaeological findings or ancient sources. But, the existence of the Panormitis monastery in the 15th century is proven by a manuscript of 1460. The monastery has two museums. One of ecclesiastical art, rich in exhibits like pontifical, silver icons, Russian epitaphs and ecclesiastical utensils, ship models offerings brought to Panormitis from far away by the sea… and one of folk art with important objects of the folk culture of the island, relevant to fishing, agriculture and sheepherding.
NISYROS VOLCANO TOUR
The small round island of Nisyros is one of the most active but less known volcanoes in Greece. It is located south of the popular beach holiday island of Kos. The last eruption of Nisyros was phreatic explosions in 1881-87.It left a moonscape with colourful craters and very active fumaroles.