Cleopatra Island Marmaris
Off the coast of Marmaris is a tiny island that is made entirely of silky smooth white sand, and a beach comprised of seashells washed up and collected over thousands of years, Cleopatra Island is a must visit for vacationers in Marmaris. There are boat trips from Marmaris to Cleopatra’s island often include this place as a halt for 2 hours, but while guests are free to relax at the beach or in the water, there are some checks in place to ensure that the natural beauty and structure of the island is not harmed in any way. This is part of the government’s plan to conserve the island as a place of national park, as the special fine white sand takes years and years to form.
The Legend of Cleopatra island
For those who dig romantic histories, popular belief speaks of Cleopatra Island as the secret meeting place of Queen Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. The Queen believed the island to be her secret paradise. According to legend this island is given to Cleopatra by Mark Anthony as a wedding gift, but Cleopatra did not like the sand on the beach; so this special sand brought from Egypt. Whether this is true or fiction is not known, but the sand on the beach of Cleopatra in structure to a truly unique and nowhere else on the planet is no longer found, except for one place in the north of Egypt.
Indeed, merely walking on the sand gives you the impression of walking on the clouds. When you are at Cleopatra, make sure you relish every moment. Kick off your shoes and walk barefoot so as to best experience the unique sand that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Walk past the pines and the rocky shore, and even some ancient ruins and an Amphitheatre in the heart of the island.
Boat Trips From Marmaris to Cleopatra island
To get to Cleopatra Island Marmaris, one can take a thirty minute ride out of town through the beautiful countryside to a bay known as Gokova Bay, from where one can board a boat to begin the trip. The boat taking you to the island is a traditional double deck wooden one. The first level consists of tables that people can sit around in groups, while the second level is meant for relaxing under the open sky. You will have an 2 hours boat tour in the morning with swim breaks around the beautiful bays of Gokova . The journey to Cleopatra also includes short visits to some smaller but beautiful islands and bay straits that regularly punctuate the route. Your delicious B.B.Q lunch served on the boat. After having your lunch on the boat , you will have 2 hours free time at Cleopatra island.
Lunch is included
The visit to Cleopatra Island from Marmaris offers you an unforgettable holiday experience. Cleopatra Island is a wonderful island one must visit and is just about 30-minutes away across the sea from Marmaris. Duration of our Marmaris Cleopatra Island Tour is about 7 hours. The tour price is inclusive of hotel transfers, lunch, full insurance, guidance and entry fee as well. The journey begins in our special and traditional Turkish wooden boat with two storeys. As we sail through the magnificent Gokova Bay, you can savor a luscious BBQ lunch onboard. The upper deck has sun-beds for everyone to recline and sunbathe to their full.
All entrance fees come with the package
The tour price to the Cleopatra Island from Marmaris is inclusive of a range of services on offer. Services such as hotel transfer, guidance, full insurance and all entrance fees to sites you visit at the Cleopatra Island are included in the package! You need not spend anything extra for these facilities as we offer them for free. At the Cleopatra Island, we take you to some interesting sites that include an ancient amphitheatre, a temple and city wall built during the Byzantine era. The entry fee to all the sites we take you is included within the tour package.