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Channel the languorous life of Cleopatra on this cruise to Cleopatra Island, departing from Marmaris. Sail the emerald Gulf of Gökova, admiring stunning vistas and indulging in swimming dips during stops along the way. Savor a lunch onboard the boat, then port at the island’s shores where the Egyptian queen famously vacationed with Mark Anthony. Enjoy the island itself as you wish — stroll, swim, sunbathe or explore the ancient ruins before returning to Marmaris, with one final swim stop on the way back. No trip to the Turkish coast is complete without this experience.  

Highlights

  • 6-hour cruise trip to Cleopatra Island from Marmaris
  • Cruise the Gulf of Gökova to this idyllic island, where legend says Cleopatra swam with Marc Anthony
  • Relax on the stunning beach said to have been visited by the long-ago lovers
  • Swim or snorkel in the crystal waters, sunbathe on the sands or explore the island’s ancient ruins
  • Enjoy three swimming and snorkeling stops during your cruise
  • Savor a tasty included lunch on your boat, with drinks available to purchase on board

What You Can Expect

Cleopatra Island Cruise from Marmaris

Enjoy snorkelling around the Cleopatra Island

Your Cleopatra Island adventure begins with an expedient pickup at your central Marmaris hotel. Strap into an air-conditioned vehicle that will shuttle you to the bay where your boat promptly departs. Brace yourself for a journey to Cleopatra Island, where it is said the Egyptian queen bathed with Mark Anthony in the 2nd century BC. The sands on the island are a kind of smooth small shells typically only found at the Red Sea. Rumore has it Mark Anthony had them sent to this island for Cleopatra’s pleasure.

Onboard the cruise, kick back and soak up the views of the turquoise gulf Gulf of Gökova. En route to the island, enjoy two pit stops where you can take a dip into the tranquil Aegean waters. Fuel up with lunch on the sunny deck (drinks at own expense). See the Itinerary for a sample menu. 

Then, dock at Cleopatra Island, where you can spend your 3.5 hours however you like. Swim or snorkel in the cerulean waters, stroll the olive orchards, lounge on the warm sands, and explore the nearby Roman ruins. A beach bungalow serves light provisions and refreshments (own expense) as well as  sunbeds. 

After your 3.5 hours has passed, relax on the boat ride back to Marmaris, with one more swim stop on the way back. Your tour concludes with a convenient drop-off at your central Marmaris hotel.

Itinerary

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