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Marmaris is a very big coastal town and just one of those places that can boast about anything, fine beaches, charming places, beautiful corners and sights, towns and villages, bays and coves nestled in between forested hills, mountains and beautiful beaches. Not to mention the history. There can be few places on earth with such historic beauty. A one week Marmaris holiday won’t be enough to discover and experience Marmaris. You will definitely enjoy your Marmaris holidays and will want to come back again.
Main Sights and Points of Interest of Marmaris
Marmaris town centre
Marmaris city centre can be explored by the Historical Centre, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Netsel Marina on the east, the Long beach and promenade, Siteler and Armutalan on the west.
Marmaris Old Town – Historical Centre
The region bordered by the Marmaris Castle, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Marina is called as“Marmaris Old Town” (the historical centre of Marmaris)”. The historical buildings at the central Marmaris are all date back to 16th century during the era of the Ottoman Empire.
Marmaris Harbour and Netsel Marina
Marmaris Harbour, with its lively bars, pubs, shops and restaurants lined up along the Kordon street, Barbaros street and promenade, is the most lively place of central Marmaris where you may see crowd walking, resting and enjoying their Marmaris holidays.
Marmaris Netsel Marina is the main and the most popular marina in Marmaris. Marina is in the heart of Marmaris and inside a natural beauty. You may see yacht equipment shops, brand clothing shops, markets, souvenir shops, luxury restaurants and bars in the area. Continue reading…
Marmaris Castle & Archaeology Museum
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 campaign for the Greek island of Rhodes in 1522.
Marmaris Archaeology Museum is located on the site of the beautiful Marmaris Castle, on the hill behind the Marmaris Marina. Marmaris Archaeology Museum has seven indoor areas, and two of the basic ones are the archaeology lounge and ethnography lounge. The remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage. Continue reading…
Marmaris has wonderful beaches. Marmaris Uzunyali Beach, also known as the Long Beach and Marmaris Urban Beach are the two main beaches in central Marmaris. Long Beach is located right next to Marmaris Urban Beach that also holidaymakers will be able to dip into the sea whenever they want.
The Long Beach streches along the very long sandy coastline (including Siteler) of about 10 km. till Icmeler. The traffic free promenade overflows with cafes, restaurants, bars and shops for sandals, sunglasses and souvenirs, as this resort has made sure that you’ll have everything you need for a perfect beach holiday. Continue reading…
Beaches around Marmaris
There are also variety of lovely beaches around Marmaris that worth a visit and see. Popular ones include; Kizkumu beach, Cleopatra beach, Kumlubuk beach, Turunc beach, Ciftlik beach and Akyaka beach.
Kizkumu beach is located in the Orhaniye town, about 26,4 km. from Marmaris. The beach is fantastic that travellers may walk along the middle of the bay.
According to the legend, there was a lady who was in love and she tries to pass through the sea to reach her love by filling her skirt with sands. And when she is out of sand, she drowns. Continue reading…
Cleopatra Island & Beach, is located about 18 km. from Marmaris. Cleopatra Island (Sedir) is a very beautiful promenade region. The island is situated very close to the port of the Camli village.
You can have a great beach and cultural day out here in the company of the ancient city of Cedrae remnants, the golden sandy Cleopatra beach, the sun and the sea. Continue reading…
Dalyan, located 80 km. on the southeast of Marmaris, can be considered as a wonder of nature where the sea and the lake come together.
The region is famous with the golden beach of Iztuzu, the sea turtles (Caretta Caretta), healthy mud bath and the ancient city of Kaunos. Dalyan is accessible by boat trips from Marmaris. Continue reading…
Other Charming Places and Beautiful Corners
Marmaris has variety of charming places, beautiful corners and sights that worth a visit and see within 50 km. from central Marmaris.
If you want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, beautiful bays, fantastic beaches, great valleys and canyons, than you may explore those charming places and enjoy your Marmaris holidays. Gunnucek, Fake Strait, Paradise Island, Bayir and Turgut villages, Akyaka, Gulf of Gokova, Karacasogut, and Bordubet bays are some of the popular ones. Continue reading…
Marmaris has the fabulous two big water parks. Aqua Dream Water Park is the biggest and Atlantis Water Park is the other one. Many other hotels also have their own small water parks.
If you’re on a family holiday, than take a day out to visit those water parks in Marmaris, which are packed with enough thrilling water-rides, chutes and bumper boats to make both kids and adults want to come back another day for more. Continue reading…
How to best Explore Marmaris
Attending to daily tours and excursions from Marmaris is the best action to discover and explore Marmaris and surroundings, as well as making great outdoors and nature activities. In Marmaris you’ll find loads of fantastic daily excursions to choose from.
You can see some of the pretty villages (Bayir & Turgut villages) and natural beauties via Marmaris Village Tour, see the countryside views, Orhaniye, Kizkumu beach, Hisaronu, Bozburun, Ciftlik, Turunc, Karacasogut and Bordubet on the Bozburun Peninsula and Gokova coasts via Marmaris 4×4 Off-Road Safari Tour, see Cleopatra Island and Dalyan via Marmaris Daily Boat Trips. Continue reading…
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