Combined Land Excursions

Combined Land Excursions

Combined Land Excursions.


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.

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day Selçuk in İzmir Province, Turkey. It was built in the 10th century BC by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic in 129 BC. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 268 AD, the Temple was destroyed or damaged in a raid by the Goths. It may have been rebuilt or repaired but this is uncertain, as its later history is not clear. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard. House of Virgin Mary and Celsus Library which is built in 117 AD as a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, the governor of the province of Asia; from his son Galius Julius Aquila,was having 14.000 book capacity and has two floors, are a favorite international and local tourist attraction.
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.
Demre is a town and its surrounding district in the Antalya Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, named after the river Demre. Demre is the Lycian town of Myra, the home of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the historical man later developed into the figure of Santa Claus. The district was known as Kale until it was renamed in 2005. A substantial Christian community of Greeks lived in Demre (Myra) until the 1920s when they were forced to migrate to Greece after the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey.The abandoned Greek villages in the region are a striking reminder of this exodus. Abandoned Greek houses can still be seen at Demre and the regions of Kalkan, Kaş and Kaya which is a Greek ghost town. A small population of Turkish farmers moved into the region when the Greek Christians were forced to migrate to Greece. The region is popular with tourists today particularly Christian pilgrims who visit the tomb of Saint Nicholas.
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.
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 make a journey in history.
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.
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.
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