Marmaris, a charming Aegean town, is surrounded by mountains and the sea. It's one of the most popular holiday resorts in Turkey and the world. Marmaris is located in the south-west region of Turkey.
There is only one road going in and out of Marmaris. That’s why it is secured by security a force all year round which makes it very safe for visitors. Its 15 km of coastline and the surrounding bays make it unique and unmatched. Marmaris is the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Aegean sea, which is one of the reasons why it's the number one destination for many visitors. The town is suitable for everybody’s budget and favorable holiday deals are available.
Marmaris has a temperate climate, zero air pollution and it’s enjoyable for four seasons. It is a peaceful town with polite and helpful locals. The total population of the town and surrounding villages is 85,800. There are many stories about the origin of the name ‘’Marmaris’’. The most popular one is from the 15th century. During that period the Menteşeoğulları kingdom was using the town as a port of international trade in marbles. At that time it was known by the name ‘‘Mermeris'', Greek ''Marmaras'', Latin ''Marmarice'' and has changed over time to Marmaris.
What to visit and where to be seen in Marmaris;
Marmaris Historical Harbour
The historical Harbour and Seaside promenade have been restored over time and turned into a very pleasant place to have a walk at any time of the day. Many cafes, restaurants and shops can be found there. Marmaris harbour is frequented by local and foreign guests. Compared to other resorts, Marmaris port is much more charming and attractive.
Marmaris Castle is set on a hill just behind the harbor. it was built in 1520 by King ''Kanuni Sultan''. Marmaris was settled around the castle from the past to the present. The castle is open to visitors every day from 8:30 to 17:30, except for Mondays. There is a panoramic view of Marmaris from the top of the castle. You can explore the old town and history of Marmaris in the narrow streets beneath the castle.
Marmaris Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar is located between Marmaris castle and Ataturk square. There are many types of local shops where you can find souvenirs, Turkish delight, textiles and accessories. Vehicles and motorcycles are not allowed.
Marmaris water fountain show
A spectacular water show with lights and music can be seen every evening, starting with 21:00 in the center ''19th May square''. The show is organized completely free of charge by the municipality of Marmaris. One should not miss this opportunity.
Marmaris Bar Street
Marmaris Bar Street is always ahead of time compared to other holiday resorts in Turkey. You can get the best quality, a lot of fun, within a safe environment and a satisfying service. You can find many different styles of music and concepts. It’s the best place to have fun from sundown to sunup.
Marmaris Beach and Beach Front
The 15 km long seaside promenade is starting from Marmaris harbour to the end of İçmeler town. Many Turkish and foreign guests are explorıng the coastline all the way by bikes. So we highly recommend you rent a bicycle. You can use public beaches for sunbathing or swimming (free of charge),and also you can find affordable private beaches. There are Restaurants, Bars and Cafes along the beach front.
If you would like to explore all the bays and beaches around Marmaris, you can join the Marmaris Boat Trip with reasonable prices.
Marmaris, Kızkumu (Virgin) Beach
Kızkumu beach is 28 km from the center of Marmaris in Orhaniye. The place is famous for its 650 m of sandy path extending from the coastline to the middle sea. It gets a lot of attention from domestic and foreign guests. You can visit the place by joining the Marmaris Jeep Safari.
Marmaris, Turgut Waterfall
Turgut Waterfall is 32 km from the center of Marmaris. It ıs located within the national park. The waterfall is 10 m high. You can swim at the bottom of the waterfall. In this region, there are many ancient buildings and old village houses. We highly recommend you to visit it.
If you wish, you can join and visit the place with Marmaris Jeep Safari.
Marmaris, Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach, 75 km from the center of Marmaris, is located in the town of Dalyan. Caretta turtles are laying eggs on this beach. That's why it’s called "Turtle Beach". Another interesting point about the beach is that one side is covered by fresh water and the other side by sea. Trips from Marmaris to Dalyan are organized daily.
Marmaris Sedir, Cleopatra Island
Cleopatra island is 24 km from the center of Marmaris. The island is located across of the Çamlı harbour. Lately, Sedir Island has been a very popular destination because of the mythological story and location. There are historical buildings, an amphitheatre, ancient graves and the famous beach. According to legend, Anthony and Cleopatra swam here and the sands were brought by ships from North Africa. It has been said that this type of sand can only be found in Egypt. You can visit the island by joining our Marmaris Cleopatra tour.