4 Exciting Outdoor Activities to Enjoy in Marmaris

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Marmaris is a gorgeous port city in Turkey, visited by plenty of tourists every year from different corners of the globe. As it is located on the Mediterranean coast, the city is known mostly for its beaches. However, if you move away from the city crowds and explore the countryside and some unusual terrains nearby, you can get the chance to enjoy a few adventurous activities.

Such activities can be arranged with the help of a local tour operator. The amount saved while booking your cheap holidays to Marmaris can also be utilised to have some of these activities arranged. These activities give you some memorable moments as you get to enjoy delicious meals and know more about the places and people you encounter along the way. Following are some of the activities you can enjoy during your time spent in this Turkish city:

  1. Hiking

    Hiking

The best way to explore the hilly terrains and savour the fascinating views of the countryside is to go hiking. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be pleased to see the natural beauty of the green surroundings as you move further along the adventurous trail. Some of the best trails for hiking in Marmaris are in Kumlubuk, Turunc, and Sogut. Certain hiking expeditions would also allow you to enjoy swimming in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean Sea towards the end of the trip.

  1. Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking

Another thrilling activity you can try while holidaying in Marmaris is mountain biking. You’ll get the chance to explore some charming paths that lead you through the pine forests and fruit plantations. Such tours have grown in popularity over the past few years among the cycling enthusiasts. You’ll have about 700 kilometres of cycling route, which is well-marked and offer awe-inspiring views of lush green landscapes. These routes can also be explored in a 4×4 vehicle, which is mostly used during the off-road safaris. You can hire a bicycle from one of the bike rentals in central Marmaris to enjoy this fun-filled activity.

  1. Horse Safari

One of the fantastic outdoor activities for both adventure seekers and nature lovers is a horse safari. Such tours are arranged by the local tour operators with a group of about 8 individuals and last for 1 to 3 hours. It would be a great experience to get some riding lessons from the guide and take in some fresh air of the countryside. These tours are offered 2 times a day and it would be easier for you to find a good local tour agent considering the good number of tour operators in the city.

  1. White Water Rafting

    White Water Rafting

If you wish to feel the adrenaline rush and a surge of excitement on the Dalaman River, try white water rafting. This activity is offered for a group of 4 to 6 individuals with the help of experienced and professional guides. You can carry your swimsuits, towels, cameras, and other essentials for these rafting tours. Starting early in the morning, you’ll get to Dalaman from Marmaris within an hour and a half. You can also have a pick-up and drop service, breakfast, lunch, insurance, and an English-speaking crew arranged for this tour.

4 Historic Attractions Worth Visiting in and Around Antalya

The largest Turkish city located on the coast of the Mediterranean, Antalya is the biggest international sea resort of Turkey and is explored by millions of tourists every year coming from distant countries. Attalos II, the King of Pergamon had laid the foundations of this city in the 2nd century BC. It was a major city during the times when the region was under the rule of the Byzantine Empire. It came under the rule of the Seljuk Turks in the early 13th century and was later conquered by the Ottoman rulers. It became a part of Turkey after the Turkish War of Independence. During your holiday, you’ll get to visit some excellent historic attractions in and around the coastal city:

  1. Hadrian’s Gate

    Hadrian's Gate

It is an ancient arch, which separates the old town of Kaleici from the city of Antalya. During your Antalya holidays, you’ll get to visit this monumental gateway, which was built to celebrate the visit of the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, to this city in the year 130. It has inscriptions mentioning Hadrian and Theseus as the two founders. Pentelic marble, which was used for building several prominent structures in the city of Athens, was used in the construction of this arch. The deep marks in the stone pavement stand testimony to the fact that thousands of carts had passed through this gate in the past.

  1. Side

    Side

Located at a distance of 4 kilometres along the road separating from the Antalya-Alanya highway is the resort town of Side, which was an ancient Greek city. It was founded by the Greek settlers in the 7th century BC. The city was also under the rule of Alexander the Great during the 3rd century BC. Your visit to this town would give you the opportunity to explore several attractions, such as the Side Museum, Aspendos Bridge, and a Greek amphitheatre. The Greek, Roman, and Byzantine ruins found all over the town would also give you some interesting insights into its rich history.

  1. Perge

    perge

Also located close to Antalya is the ancient city of Perge, which was once the capital of a Roman province called Pamphylia Secunda. It is home to some well-preserved ancient ruins dating back to the period when the entire area was under the Roman Empire’s rule. Upon entering from a Roman gate’s arch, you’ll get to witness a Hellenistic Gate as well as the remains of a city wall. The Romans had arrived in the city in 188 BC. While exploring Perge, you’ll also get to explore an ancient theatre, bath, and gymnasium.

  1. Myra

    Myra

Once the capital of a geopolitical region called Lycia, Myra is a beautiful town that can be reached while exploring the Antalya province. The tourist attractions you’ll get to visit while in this town are the rock-cut tombs, an amphitheatre, and the church of St Nicholas. The Greco-Roman theatre is believed to have been the largest in Lycia with many rows of seats, a grand facade with theatrical masks, and corridors with double vaults. Visitors can explore the ruins during the visiting hours, which begin at 9 in the morning and end at 7 in the evening.

Tenerife Holidays Take You to Some Interesting Places

 

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Tenerife is visited by millions of tourists every year from different corners of the globe owing to its enchanting natural beauty and other fascinating attractions. This Spanish island is the largest among all the seven Canary Islands and hosts the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is one of the largest carnivals in the world. Your time spent in this gorgeous island destination would give you the chance to explore some fantastic places other than the ones that are popular among tourists. While holidaying on the island, you can also indulge in some exciting outdoor activities and have loads of fun.

 

Your Tenerife holidays can be extremely pleasant, be it any time of the year. The months of December and January offer excellent conditions for relaxing on the beaches of this island and enjoying some thrilling water sports. If you want to make your holiday in this part of the world relatively cheaper, visit during the period between September and December or March and May. The only time between these months that experiences a heavy rush of tourists is the Easter weekend. It is advisable to book your holiday or hotel accommodation several months in advance if you plan to visit during the peak season from November to March.

 

While enjoying your cheap holidays to Tenerife, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the most popular attractions on the island and its surrounding regions. Among them is Teide National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the world’s most visited national parks. It is located on Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide. A visit to Punta del Hidalgo, a small fishing village located in the San Cristobal de La Laguna municipality, would allow you to witness its mesmerising natural beauty and savour the traditional dishes in any of its restaurants.

 

During your Tenerife holidays, you can also have several exciting activities worth trying. One of them is hiking and snorkelling in Costa Adeje. You’ll also have a great time while exploring Los Gigantes, as this place attracts many whales and fur dolphins. This gives you the chance to watch these fabulous marine beings in action. Some of the hiking trails located in the village of Masca take you through vast expanses of beautiful landscapes. This region had no proper road access until the mid-20th century. You can also explore the Anaga region, as it has some charming beaches and forest areas.

 

Upon visiting the island’s restaurants, you can relish Tenerife’s popular dishes. Papas Arrugadas is one of them, made using wrinkled potatoes boiled in salt water and served with ‘Mojo Rojo’ or the ‘Red Salsa’ and ‘Mojo Verde’ or the ‘Green Salsa’. Another delectable treat you can enjoy while getting around on the island is Churros de Pescado. It consists of fish and chips and is served with garlic mayonnaise, which is called ‘Alioli’ by the locals. ‘Chopitos’ are the salty and crispy little fried squids that are also worth tasting while holidaying in this island destination.

 

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