Adventures and experiences at Amanruya

The Aegean region of Turkey offers classical history and natural beauty in equal measure. On this fabled coastline, Unesco World Heritage Sites and towns with ancient names overlook picturesque bays, traditional Turkish gulets sail between islands, and villagers still practice age-old artisanal crafts. Situated in a quiet bay just north of Bodrum, Amanruya is ideally placed for exploring the region’s many attractions, offering bespoke guided tours tailored to individual interests.

Unesco-protected Ephesus

Ancient cultural sites including Ephesus, Priene, Miletus and Didyma lie within a three-hour drive of Amanruya. Maximise your time and explore by helicopter, with the added bonus of seeing these remarkable remnants of Greek and Roman civilization and their towering steps and columns from the air. Outings always include a scenic picnic, and can also take in Pammukale, Hierapolis and Aphrodisias farther afield.

Once the second-largest city in the world, ancient Ephesus is today one of the globe’s best-preserved ancient sites. After 150 years, just a fraction of the city has been unearthed, including the Library of Celsus, the Gate of Hercules, a theatre, a collonaded street and several temples. The ruined Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

Sailing the Aegean

Turkey’s Aegean coastline offers idyllic sailing, with clear turquoise seas and untouched beaches. Amanruya’s tailor-made sailing experiences range from full-day excursions and island-hopping picnics, to romantic sunset cruises aboard Amanruya-I, a 40ft Vicem motor yacht with two decks.

Carpet weaving in Etrim Village

A 45-minute drive from Amanruya through pine forests, olive groves and rolling farmland, Etrim is known for producing one of the most intricate hand-knotted carpets in Turkey. Witness the process of spinning, dying and weaving in a local master’s home, then savour a rustic farm breakfast or lunch.

Pottery in Mumcular Village

Just 30 minutes by car from Amanruya, the village of Mumcular is famous for its pottery artisans and its distinctive red clay. The village’s master potter welcomes Amanruya guests for a private demonstration of his talents and a hands-on pottery lesson. After the lesson, enjoy a traditional Turkish brunch in his home.

Horse riding from Ortakent

Surrounded by beautiful forests and farmland, Ortakent Village lies a 30-minute drive from Amanruya and is known for its riding school. After being matched with a suitable mount, venture into the countryside to explore its many winding trails. An hour’s guided ride is followed by a picnic breakfast or lunch with panoramic views of the bay.

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