Just 30 kilometres from Marmaris, there is a legendary island of Cleopatra in the beautiful Gulf of Gokova.
Legend is that The Great Roman General and Politician Marc Anthony gave to her second lover the Cleopatra Island during their honeymoon on the Anatolian cities and islands of the Mediterranean Sea.
On his orders, especially for Cleopatra from Egypt galleys brought several unique white sands, which has been preserved to our day and is found only in Africa. Grits resemble small white pearl, and just like pearls, organic origin. In addition to the unique sand and incredibly beautiful beach, the island of Cleopatra is also interesting ruins of the ancient Carian city Kedrai.
Until our times well preserved small theatre, the Temple of Apollo and the walls of the island. During the period of the Roman Empire from the region supplied Lebanese cedar for the construction of ships, hence the name of the island Kedrai or modern Turkish Sedir Island.
Cleopatra Island really can be called “royal gift”. The bay, which is an island, in our time is a nature reserve and is considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The closest of the Turkish resorts can be visited on guided tours of the island of Cleopatra Marmaris.
After the 30-minute trip by bus, you will arrive at the village of Akyaka, where you will wait for Two deck boat, which is an hour will take you to the island. Along the way, you will make a few stops in for a swim in the most beautiful bays of the Gulf. In the beginning, our guide will take a fascinating tour of the island, it will show the main sights and tell you interesting stories from the life of Cleopatra and her beloved Roman generals – Caesar and Mark Antony.
On the island, you will have 2-3 hours of free time in which you will have time to enjoy the beautiful beach and a gentle sea bay.