Akyaka tour from Marmaris offers a unique chance to explore the Slow City, find peace in the untouched nature and learn more about the history and culture in Turkey. The tour will take you to some of the most remarkable places, like ancient tombs, have a photo break at “lovers road” and an exotic sandy beach. There will be enough free time to explore the uncommon architecture in Akyaka and you will go on a river boat trip.
This excursion begins once you are picked up from your hotel by comfortable and modern vehicles. The estimated pick up time is around 14.00 in the afternoon. On the way we will stop for an opportunity to take photos of the “lovers road.”
We continue our journey to an ancient burial place. A rock-cut tomb waw constructed in Akyaka in ancient times. The burial chambers were the last resting place for wealthy kings. On one of the tombs, you can read the surviving inscriptions: Dear Menias, daughter of Eurodos, goodbye.
Akyaka Tour From Marmaris
The Azmak River is one of the best places in Akyaka to see wildlife in a green environment. We will step onto a small boat and go down the river for 30 minutes. As ducks and geese swim along the river, we will pass several riverside restaurants. The salmon trout and other big fish are visible because the water is crystal clear.
Then we will drive to Akyaka where you will enjoy two hours of free time on the beach or explore the village. The architect Nail Cakirhan developed a unique style of architecture in Akyaka. The combination of handcrafted wood, whitewashed walls and the roof covered with red tiles attracts a lot of attention. There is a variety of attractions and places of interest to spend your time. You can ask your professional guide for more information.
Once this wonderful tour has ended, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Marmaris. Make your reservation on this fantastic tour and give yourself the opportunity to reconnect with nature.
This excursion gives you the opportunity to experience half a day in untouched nature, visit ancient sites and exotic beaches. This slow village is also popular for its unique architecture. If you love nature and history and would like to hear stories about antiquity, don’t hesitate and book this half-day tour now.
Our drivers will pick you up from your hotel. Akyaka is located around 31 km from Marmaris, which is barely a 30-minute drive. All our tour guides are professional and licensed by ministry of tourism and culture. They will join you on the whole tour and answer your questions about topics you would like to know more about.
We will stop at a beautiful road, surrounded by Eucalyptus trees for a short photos break. This road is also called, “lovers road”, because of its love stories. It is believed that when you walk along this road, you will fall in love with the person walking next to you. Also, the scenery is romantic and is often used for wedding photos.
In ancient times, when Akyaka was called Idyma, wealthy people were buried in chambers cut out of a huge rock. We would like to show you the burial place of six kings. These rock-cut tombs date back to Hellenistic times. You will be informed about them by our friendly guides.
We will have a short boat trip on the Azmak River. One side of the river is full of high reeds, and on the other side are restaurants. The water is so clean and crystal clear; you just want to jump in. But the temperature of the water is between 4 and 8 degrees because the snow of the mountains melts into this river. The cold water doesn’t seem to bother the animals that live in this area. You can see salmon trout, ducks, flamingos, turtles and many birds.
After a short drive to Akyaka Town, we will spend some time on the beach. You will have two hours to swim in the sea, walk around in the streets of Akyaka or buy souvenirs in the handicraft shops at the boulevard. Akyaka is known for its traditional houses built in an uncommon style. The architecture is in harmony with the climate, environment and cultural background of Turkey.
After everybody has returned to our meeting point, we will prepare to return back to Marmaris. The road distance is about 30 minutes, but we will stop on the way to take sunset photos of Marmaris. Then we will bring you back to your hotel.