Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Visit Marmaris National Park and find an ancient hidden cave

Posted by Luci Ackers on 17 January 2018
Related property: Physkos
Visit Marmaris National Park and find an ancient hidden cave

Marmaris National Park

Marmaris National Park is almost 30,000 hectares large. On Turkey’s southern coast it has wonderful beaches and scenery, but what really sets it apart is the dense vegetation. The area is protected for its flora, fauna and natural beauty – so it’s a good place to walk. Much of the coastline is characterised by its rugged footpaths and in the national park there are thick forests of Turkish pine and sweetgum trees, oak and cypress. Wooden walkways through the countryside allow you to explore easily and there are pretty beaches and coves if you fancy a break.

As you wander, keep your eyes peeled for some of the animals that live here. There are likely to be wild goats, trotting around the rocky hills, and smaller mammals like squirrels and pine martens, as well as a lot of birds of prey circling overhead.

Paradise Island

Part of the Marmaris National Park stretches out onto a little peninsula called Paradise Island, that is located in the bay of Marmaris. It is in fact not quite an island as it joins Turkey’s mainland at the little resort of Adaköy. Even so, from Marmaris you can see it looming upwards across the water. You can reach the island by driving around the bay or even by catching a minibus that departs from Marmaris city centre.

The short journey will only take you about half an hour to drive and then you can explore the whole island by foot. A pretty forest track divides in two and you can wander the countryside at your leisure. The ‘island’ is full of vegetation; as you wind your way through the trees along the sandy footpaths, you’ll come across wooden viewing platforms and will have marvellous panoramas of the sea that surrounds in almost every direction.

Nimara Cave

Paradise Island is known for the interesting Nimara Cave, an attraction that can be found (if you take the left-hand pathway) part way round your walk at the highest point of the island. You’ll come to an opening in the trees with a rocky pathway leading up into the treeline. Follow the walkway and it opens out to the large hollow of the impressive cave system. The area has an otherworldly feel to it with stairs carved into the rock to help you descend. Nimara Cave became famous after its discovery because it showed signs of human activity dating back 12000 years. Excavations and research suggested it was likely to have been a worship place for the local residents of the Goddess Leto. 

If you look down into the cave floor you’ll see the remains of what was once a semicircle of stone alters surrounding one main central standing stone. It was here that offerings would have been left. In fact, the most recent excavations have proven that it was in this area and around Marmaris that the earliest human settlements in the whole of the Mugla province were first formed. Later the Nimara Cave was used during Roman times, and first became a protected area in 1999. It is still a popular visitor attraction.

Find out how you can stay in the area by entering your details at the bottom of the page for a free brochure.

Share this post:
Luci Ackers

Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

How can I find out more?

The Holiday Property Bond could do as much for your quality of life as it has done for many thousands of families who have already invested. That's why we invite you to get in touch with us in any of these 3 ways and please don't forget our unique 'Money back promise' and 'interest free loan' options.

Close

We're so confident you'll be delighted with HPB
that we offer you a 'Money Back Promise'!

In regular surveys, Bondholders tell us how happy they are with HPB holidays. That's why we feel confident in giving you the extra reassurance of our unprecedented 'Money Back Promise':

If you take your first HPB holiday within three years of investing and are not, for any reason, entirely happy, you can apply to cash in your HPB investment within 14 days of your return. Whatever the encashment value, the parent company of the issuer of HPB will make up any difference so that you get back the full amount of your original payment, including charges.

This offer applies to a holiday at any HPB owned property which is taken by at least one of the Bondholders themselves.

Full details of the offer will be provided before you invest.

Request our brochure Speak to a representative Visit an Open Day or Exhibition

Please request our fully
illustrated brochure

Please read "How HPB works" and then we will be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. See the beautiful holiday homes and magnificent locations where you can spend your holidays as a Bondholder.

Please complete and submit the form or,
alternatively, telephone our FREE brochure request line on 0800 230 0391

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our detailed HPB brochure and keep you updated about HPB holiday offers.

SUBMIT SUBMIT
* Indicates required fields

You can speak to one of our representatives

Your local HPB representative will be happy to call or meet you at a convenient time and place for an informal chat. Simply fill in your details and we'll do the rest.

Most of our representatives are Bondholders themselves and all have visited a number of Bond sites.

The representative will give you all the information you need and then leave you to make up your own mind. He or she will talk to you about your holiday requirements and what level of investment is needed to secure the kind of holidays you want.

Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Telephone number *  
Post code
iBy giving us your post code we can find a representative near you.
How did you hear about us?
Your message

One of our representatives will contact you using the information above.

SUBMIT SUBMIT
* Indicates required fields

See our stunning properties
for yourself

Attending an Open Day at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see what HPB has to offer. Just turn up and stay as long as you wish – there is no need to make an appointment. The representatives will introduce themselves and answer your questions. You will also be invited to inspect the site and see HPB’s high standards for yourself.

Alternatively, you are welcome to attend one of our Exhibitions at a hotel near you. You can chat to one of our representatives, ask your questions and watch our complete DVD 'travelogue' of HPB locations.

VISIT AN OPEN DAY OR EXHIBITION

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times