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Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip is not only a boat trip. Almost two thousand years ago Cleopatra, a Ptolome princess, became Queen of Egypt. The Ptolomes were the ruling family of ancient Greece, which incorporated the Western Turkish coastline, so it is no surprise to see various beaches and pools named after the famous historical beauty. The one surprise is that they are rightly named so. Cedar Island was once a holiday retreat for the rich and wealthy in ancient Greece, so understandably Cleopatra did actually honeymoon with Mark Antony on this lovely island. It is said that he had the soft shelled sand brought from Egypt for her majesty’s dainty feet. Today you are not allowed to walk on the beach, in order to preserve the sand which is formed by minute shells that are found nowhere else in Turkey.
The island is graced by pine and cedar trees to a mountainous backdrop across the turquoise waters. The ruins of ancient villas and even an amphitheatre lie quietly in the sunshine, testament to the busy place that this once was. Today’s visitors arrive daily to swim in the waters where the famed queen once swam. The sea is accessed by easy ramps that circumvent the beach and take you safely into the cooling Aegean without having to step onto the beach itself.
With sunbeds around the rear of the beach area you may rest while appreciating the beauty of this island. There is normally a small snack bar to hand for quenching your thirst. Alternatively there is a wooden walkway placed around the island where you may walk safely to admire the ancient ruins of Cedar Island. Tourists arrive either from the English Harbour at Camli or from the Northern coastal town of Akyaka, which is a little further away, but access is only by sea.
Walk in the footsteps of Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Enjoy the beautiful Aegean coastline
Combine a boat tour with history and culture
Marmaris Cleopatra Island Boat Trip price is 20 Euro for adults, 10 Euro for children from 7 to 11 years old and for children under 6 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Tour days: Daily
Tour duration: From 10:00 to 16:15
Marmaris Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel
Your day begins with a coach pickup from your Marmaris hotel, and travelling the 20 – 30 minute journey to the English Harbour in Camli. There you will be guided to your boat for the short journey across the sea to Cedar Island.
A lunch will be served on board and there will be a bar serving drinks and a variety of refreshments, should you wish.
Since the island is a Turkish Heritage Museum a payment would be made for entry ashore. If you are taking young or school children with you do take their passports or ID cards as a discount is made for school age children.
Once ashore you may sunbathe (beds included in your entrance fee) or swim in the beautiful clean sea. The gentle walk along the island’s man-made paths will take you past the ancient building sites. A beachside snack bar usually provides drinks and ice creams.
At the designated time of your return, you go back to the boat and return to the shore, where your bus will be waiting for your return to hotel.
Cleopatra Island Boat Tour departure port is Marmaris Çamlı Village port. We provide free transfer service from Marmaris and Icmeler to our guests who take our tour. We send the boat location and boat name to our guests coming from outside of Marmaris via whatsapp.
Sedir Island Boat Trip prices 2023;
You can go to Cleopatra Island in 2 ways; 1st way with filled boats2. the road is with tour boats. However, the amount of round trip with minibus boats is equal to the tour cost of 1 person. In addition, lunch and drinks are included on our tour boat. So the tour boat is much more advantageous.
Cleopatra Island entrance is paid, but if you have a museum card, you do not pay the entrance fee. Cleopatra Island Entry 120 TL ( 2023) Entrance fees are not included in our tour.
If you love the history of this region, and you wish to walk in the footsteps of famous historical personae such as Cleopatra and Mark Antony, this is the tour for you. With its aquamarine waters this tour offers some of the best swimming imaginable and of course that glorious Aegean sunshine!
Weather permitting there may be stops for sea swimming along route to the island.
The entry onto the island is set by the government and non-negotiable with any tour operator. There is a discount for school age children, but proof of age will be required.
Most definitely, the ramped entries into the water are easy to use.
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