Marmaris Hisaronu Aegean Islands Tour takes you to the beautiful bays of the Gulf of the Aegean Sea – the Gulf of Hisaronu.
While slowly sailing on a boat from one island to another, you will see an incredible variety of shades of water – from pale emerald green to deep blue.
Also, you will feel the pleasant warmth and useful salinity of the Aegean Sea, while making five stops for swimming in the amazing bays.Moreover, at Camellia island, you can:
climb up the rocky path to the Byzantine church of the 12th century make a wish at the ancient olive trees, and be in the magic circle of the mosaic panel in front of the church. On the island of rabbits, you can feed the rabbits.
What Can You Expect from This Boat Trip?
Firstly, get ready to enjoy the alluring, spectacular and rich natural beauty of the Gulf of Hisaronu through Marmaris Hisaronu Aegean Islands Tour.
This bay is a half hour drive from Marmaris and surrounded by two protected areas – Bozburun Peninsula and the Datca peninsula.
The best thing about it that you will spend the whole day on a boat in the sea, making a circle around the Gulf of Hisaronu and moving from one island to another.
Moreover, you will see water changing color – from pale turquoise, emerald green to dark blue, and changing its temperature and concentration.
The Exclusive Boat
On the pier next to the hotel for the UC-PA surfers, you will get on a 2-deck boat during Marmaris Aegean Islands Tour. Its lower deck has indoor lounge, with sofas and tables, where you can hide from the sun, and take advantage of the bar where you dine.
And the upper deck is under the open sky with sun beds and mattresses set where you can sunbathe and dance to the fiery Turkish music if you like.
The Swimming Stops of Marmaris Aegean Islands Tour
During this journey you will experience five stops, and you will spend 30-40 minutes on each of them.
As a note here, all stops are not guaranteed depending on the level of demand during high seasons.
Now, let’s learn them all.
The first stop of Aegean Islands tour will be Orhan Bay.
This bay is where you go past one of the largest marinas of the Aegean coast of Marmaris district of Martha Marino, continue past the beach,
Kiz Kumu, globally known as Maiden Sand that has a marina with a restaurant and a spectacular sand.
Selimiye Bay, named after Selim II, the heir to the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and beautiful redheaded Ukrainian Roksolana (Anastasiya Lisovskaya).
Another funny name of the bay is the bay of drunks. It is said that Selim II was a great lover of wine, especially the Greek, and a passionate admirer of female beauty.
According to one legend, this is also where he died after falling off from a cliff.
The third stop of Marmaris Hisaronu Aegean Islands Tour will be Camellia Island. Here, you will not only swim, but also take a walk along the path to top of the island to see the ancient Byzantine church of the 12th century.
From the church, only the walls have remained.
White, black and pink mosaics surround the area. Near the church, there are two magical places: one of them is where people make wishes of a material nature (an ancient olive tree, which still bears fruit), and the other is for the non-materialistic desires (mosaic circle at the entrance to the church).
The volcanic island is so named because the hardened lava with a bird’s-eye view is similar to the open mouth of a giant dragon. It is believed that so many small shells on the island bring good luck in financial affairs.
Lastly, we will get to Rabbit island. You swim up close to a private island owned by one of the best and most expensive hotels in Turkey, formerly known as SelectMaris.
It was conceived with the aim to find a secluded place, to the rich and famous people, stars and politicians, to unwind, and get away from the increased attention of inhabitants and the press.
Then, the ship will get to the island, where you can see and feed the rabbits introduced by the hotel for guests’ enjoyment.