Plan a trip to magnificent Gokova Bay and get a chance to relax on the pristine white sandy beach of the Cleopatra Island. Apart from the ancient ruins of the island, the place has many small coves and stunning scenery. You can enjoy swimming in the secluded bays of this protected national resort, which is devoid of any big harbors. You can reach this place from Icmeler, Armutalan or Marmaris by a 30 minutes drive that runs through the pinewoods, farmlands and then to shores of Gokova Bay. Then you will sail in the traditional Turkish wooden boats for about to reach the Cleopatra island.
The total duration of this trip from pick up to drop back is about 7 hours. The tour price includes pick up, drop back, full insurance, lunch, free guidance and the entry fee for the Cleopatra Island. The children aged below 7 are not charged any fee, but those between 7 and 12 are charged half the fee. You will need to carry your own swimsuit, camera, towels, snorkeling goggles and sun cream to this place. The legend says that ultra white special sands found on the shores here were shipped from Egypt by Mark Antony as a gift for his love, Cleopatra!
Cleopatra island trip from Marmaris is available everyday from May to October. Soon after you reach the beautiful Cleopatra Island, you are served with a B.B.Q lunch and allowed to spend about 3 hours of blissful leisure. You can sunbathe, relax, swim and have fun around the place. While you stroll across the stretches of the pale pink sands, you can feel the sands squeaking under your feet! This unique sand is found nowhere else in the world; a popular belief says that this sand reproduces by itself! The sands here are so tiny and shiny that the beach has been declared as a National Conservation Area.
The sand here is protected by law and you are not allowed to take sand while you get back from this place. Even the towels are not allowed to be taken to the beach as the sand will stick to them! Apart from enjoying nature and relaxing on the pristine beach, it is worth visiting the ancient ruins of the amphitheatre, temple and the fortifications from the Roman Era.