Historic Places in Marmaris

Marmaris has some historic sites and monuments that worth a visit and see. Below we put together the most visited ones.


Marmaris Castle

It is believed that Marmaris Castle was first built by the Ionians (1044 BC) and later on repaired during the era of the Alexander the Great. The Castle was rebuilt and widened by Suleyman the Magnificent during his campain for the Greek island of Rhodes in 1522.

Marmaris Castle has seven indoor areas; two of them are organized as an archeology lounge and one of them is organized as an ethnography lounge. Remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage. Continue reading…

Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai

Another Ottoman structure in Marmaris is the Caravanserai of Sultan Hafsa (the mother of Suleyman the Magnificent). Caravanserai is a roadside inn for the travellers or troops for resting and recovering. Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai was built in 1545.


The caravanserai is covered with arches on the top and located just by the narrow street leading to the castle. With an outstanding architecture, the caravanserai has one big and seven small rooms. Nowadays, it is serving for the souvenir shops and cafes. Caravanserai is a nice tourist place.

Tomb of Sariana

The tomb is located on the north-east slopes of the town. It was built in the Ottoman style for the memory of Sariana. Sariana was famous with her prophecies.

During the campaign for Rhodes, Suleyman the Magnificent visits Sariana and takes positive answers for the campaign. She also helped the Ottoman troops by carrying them milk and predicting the conquest of the Rhodes during the years of the campaign.

Ibrahim Aga Mosque

Ibrahim Aga Mosque is located in the Kemeraltı district. It was built in 1789. It has a great value of architecture with the huge dome on it.

Grand Bazaar (Bedesten)

The old historic Bedesten is located in the central bazaar. As in the past, it still serves as a bazaar and marketplace.


Park of Archeology in Iyilik Rocks

The park is located on the region known as Iyilik Rocks in the central Marmaris. The region is on a 8,342 square meters and 2,100 square meters by the hill. Archeological ruins belonging to the 4th century BC are exhibited in the park.

Tashan & Kemerli (Arched) Bridge

Tashan & Kemerli Bridge is located in the Iskelebasi (10 km. through the Mugla road) district. It was built by the Suleyman the Magnificent in 1552. These structures are arched bridges and built from stones and bricks.

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