Getting a Bus to Datca is quite easy.
Dolmus leave from the main Otogar. You can catch a Dolmus from Tansas to The Otogar - cost 1.5 t/l and then the Dolmus to Datca 9 t/l one way.
There is fantastic scenery on this journey.
Leaving Marmaris, there are great views to be had over the city, then there are magnificent ocean views over the Gulf of Gokova and Datca Gulf. Reflections make it extra pretty. Brilliant, yellow wildflowers were on the edges of the road.
The road winds and winds its way around the mountain side, passing little resort villages, and camping spots.
The Mountains are rather pretty too, a reddy brown, and interesting shapes, this was a lovely days outing!
It's not so off the beaten path but you will need a day away for this one.
If you are tired of Marmaris you can do a nice daytrip to Rhodes island (Greece). The boat departs early in the morning, around 8 o’clock and the trip lasts only 1h. The cost is around 70 euros for a return ticket. The return time is at 17:00 I think you will have plenty of time to explore the island. Of course, Rhodes is a big island so you have to choose some things to do than running around to catch everything:
better stroll around the Old Rhodes town, see the Palace of the Grand Master, walk to Ipoton Street, or visit Lindos Town and the Acropolis of Lindos.
Whenever I want to stress out go for some walk by the seaside... Between Marmaris and Icmeler which takes about 8 kms... Even you can stop by the cafes drink your coffee or ice cold beer... like to swim?... 5 steps away along the way. ;) ...through the evening or in the middle of the night next to the spectacular view of islands among the pine trees and enjoying the cool sea breeze!.... In night time could be romantic and sexy some parts of this way!... ;)
The old part of town is a residential area around the castle. The old houses, all under preservation order and the narrow streets leading to them are a delight to explore: there are some classic examples of Mugla architecture on display. Get lost! ;)
Around the CASTLE! Next to Marketplace...
Pamucak forest camp: Pamucak forest camp is located on the Marmaris-Ýçmeler coast line, 8kms from the city centre covering an area of 42,059 m 2 an area of red pine trees.
Çubucak forest camp: It is on the 22 nd km of the Marmaris-Datça road, Hisarönü Gulf coast, covered with red pine, myrtle, laurel and sweetgum trees. The camp is spread along a 1800m coast line with a capacity to hold of 400 tents, 35 caravans and 1000 visitors per day.
Inbükü forest camp: This camp is situated on the Hisarönü Gulf coast at a distance of 16km from Çubucak. It covers three bays: Ýnbükü, Çökertme and Cave Bays, accommodating 150 tents and 20 caravans. The forest is consists of sweetgum, laurel, myrtle and red pine trees.
Günnücek forest camp: It is on the way to Fake Strait, 1km away from Marmaris, covering an area of 26 hectares which allows 300 visitors per day. The forest contains sweetgum and laurel trees. Because sweetgum is called “günnük” among the locals, the bay is named Günnücek after the günnük (sweetgum) tree.
Bucak forest camp: This camp is located 5km from the Çamlýk Village junction on the 15thkm of the Marmaris-Muðla road in Gökova Gulf. A kiosk, WC, phone, water and power services are available at the camp site which covers an area of 5 hectares. Boats going to Sedir Island depart from this camp.
Çetibeli forest area: It is located on the 20 th km of the Marmaris-Muðla road. A 5 hectare area is covered in red pine, sweetgum and plane trees. There is an open air cafe in the Muðla architecture and a fountain with fresh drinking water.
We found this thing, animal, insect, call it wate you will, swimming about in the sea around the bays of Marmaris. As you can see its as big as my mask and it was making a bubbling noise. Can anyone please tell me what the hell it is ?
The traditional ‘Blue Journey or trip ’ was first realized as a culture trip on the sea by a group of turkish intellectuals in the 1960’s. They named it “Blue Journey”. During those trips, stopping at small bays on the Aegean and the Mediterranean coasts, they used to do all the work on the boat themselves, such as cooking, cleaning in turn and naming this cooperation “imece” traditionally (work and share together). They disembarked often in order to see the ancient ruins and remains. They had long talks and discussions on history, mythology, poetry, painting etc. Coincidantly one of those intellectual was my teacher at the college.I also had the chance to do this journey more than 10 times...
With the development of tourism in the region, the blue journey of the intellectuals became popular. They started to organize one-day, seven day or longer trips.
You can choose the way of Gokova Bay or around Marmaris and Fethiye .A longer one includes Kekova
The most popular blue journey tours from Marmaris are as follows:
Marmaris-Bodrum-Marmaris (8 or 14 days)
Marmaris-Bodrum (8 days)
Marmaris-Knidos-Marmaris (8 days)
Marmaris-Fethiye-Marmaris (8 days)
A small inlet to the east,this small bay is great for a day out of town.There are only a couple of restaurants,we visited the Rose Mary and had a lovely local stew and i won't tell you what the surprise ingredient was.I would guess it's around 1-1.5 hours but could be a bit less,we lost our way!!!
Gökova environmental special protection region: This region plays an important role in yacht tourism with its indented coast. Red pine and sweetgum (liquidambar orientalis) forests hold good value in the region, where it is possible to see all the Mediterranean plants together.
Every now and again you get a view you will never forget and this one is no exeption, taken on the mountain road that leads down to Marmaris. Breathtaking views.