Things to Do in Marmaris (Main Attractions + 2021 Insider Guide Advice)

Last Updated on July 12, 2021

When it comes to things to do in Marmaris, the options are endless and you’ll find wide range of attractions here. Marmaris is just one of those places that can boast about anything, fine beaches, watersports, water parks, boat trips, blue cruising, excellent sailing, adventure and outdoor sports, cycling, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, top class restaurants, sumptuous local wines and Mediterranean sunshine.


More leisurely activities such as sightseeing, shopping, daily excursions or guided tours are also available.

Things to Do FAQ

What Marmaris is famous for?

Marmaris is one of the Turkey’s most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast. The resort can also be considered as the Mediterranean paradise, a major centre for yacht tourism and blue voyage. The resort has grown in popularity with its sandy beaches, lively nightlife and great facilities for families, couples and groups alike. Holidays here can be as active or relaxed as you like, the beaches provide several water sport activities as well as the close by aqua park which provide affordable entertainment for all ages.

What are the top attractions in Marmaris?

The top attractions in Marmaris include:

What are the best day tours and excursions in Marmaris?

You are able to make the most of the attractions, sights and sounds of this bustling resort with the below excursions and daily tours.

What should I not miss in Marmaris?

Marmaris offers a lot for its visitors. You should not leave the resort without visiting the sights and attractions below.


What are the most popular things to do in Marmaris with kids?

Water parks, kids friendly attractions and sights are the top things to do with kids in Marmaris. And they include:

What are the best outdoor activities in Marmaris?

You can experience the fun of going on 4WD drives, 4×4 Jeep Safari, quad & buggy safari, bike rides, forest rides on mountain bikes, sailing catamaran trips, jet-ski rides, canoeing, rafting, climbing, diving, paintball, horseback riding, mountain hikes, hang gliding, karting and many more in Marmaris.

What are the best water sports and water activities in Marmaris?

You'll find wide range of opportunities including parasailing, pedalos, jet skiing, canoeing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and more. Daily boat trips, Yachting, Sailing, Diving Tour, Fishing Tour and Rafting Tour are the best options.

What are the best sightseeing and day trips from Marmaris?

Marmaris a very big coastal town and located at the center of many world famous holiday towns and lovely destinations in the Dalaman region of Turkey. Among all these beautiful destinations, we recommend you to visit Dalyan, Turunc, Selimiye, Kizkumu, Koycegiz, Akyaka, Pamukkale and Ephesus.

What are the best night time attractions in Marmaris?

When it comes to nightlife in Marmaris, you’ll experience the sensual and fertile Marmaris nights eternally watching over your dreams with its crazy parties, live music, laser shows, dance parties, foam parties, dress code parties and parties with famous Dj’s. Popular attractions include Night Party Boat, Talk of the Town Cabaret Show and Turkish Night Experience.

What is the best month to visit Marmaris?

Best time to visit Marmaris is between May and October.

Essential Things to Do in Marmaris

Stroll along the Marmaris town centre

Marmaris city centre can be explored by the Historical Centre, Harbour and 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, Harbour and Marina is called as“the Old Town” (the historical centre)”. 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 in the town centre, where you may see crowd walking, resting and enjoying their holidays.

Netsel Marina is the main and the most popular marina in the town. Marina is in the heart of the town and inside a natural beauty. You may see yacht equipment shops, brand clothing shops, markets, souvenir shops, luxury restaurants and bars in the area.

Marmaris Town Centre


A great Beach Day Out

Marmaris has wonderful beaches. The 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 the Urban Beach that also holidaymakers will be able to dip into the sea whenever they want.

The Long Beach stretches 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.

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.


Best Beaches


Daily Tours & Excursions from Marmaris

Attending to daily tours and excursions 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.

Best Daily Tours & Excursions


Water Parks

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, 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.

Water Parks


Water Sports

If you love water sports, there are wide range of opportunities in Marmaris including parasailing, pedalos, jet skiing, canoeing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and more. Blue Cruising, Daily boat trips, Yachting, Sailing, Diving Tour, Fishing Tour and Rafting Tour are the best options for great watersports and water activities.

In addition, Hisaronu offers the best windsurfing and Akcapinar beach in Gulf of Gokova offers the best kiteboarding and kitesurfing in the region.

Water Sports Activities


Daily Boat Trips

Variety of boats depart from the Marmaris harbour, the Long beach and Icmeler beach for visits to side bays, coves and islands such as the famous Paradise Island, various Caves, Aquarium and Green Sea Bays, Kumlubuk and Turunc beaches.

All Inclusive Boat Trip along the beautiful coasts & bays of Marmaris, Dalyan Boat Trip and Cleopatra Island Boat Trip are the best options. We highly recommend you to take a day out and participate to at least one daily boat trip.

Best Daily Boat Trips


Outdoor Sports and Nature

If you love outdoor sports, there are wide range of opportunities in Marmaris including 4×4 Off-Road Safari, quad & buggy safari, bike rides, forest rides on mountain bikes, sailing catamaran trips, jet-ski rides, canoeing, rafting, climbing, diving, paintball, horseback riding, mountain hikes, hang gliding, karting and more.

4×4 Off-Road Safari, Quad & Buggy Safari and Horse Safari are the best options for great outdoor sports and adventure activities. The 4×4 terrain vehicles follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breath-taking views of the surrounding rolling hills.

Outdoor Sports & Nature


Blue Cruise

Marmaris can be considered as the Mediterranean paradise and is also a major centre for blue cruise and gulet holidays, as well as gulet charter in Turkey. The beauty of sailing along the 1124 km of Mugla coastline will make you experience and enjoy an excellent variety of isolated coves and bays, secluded beaches, turquoise waters, and a wide choice of places to moor in.

Blue Cruise & Gulet Holidays


Enjoying the Lively Nights

When it comes to Marmaris nightlife, you’ll experience the sensual and fertile nights in the town eternally watching over your dreams with its crazy parties, live music, laser shows, dance parties, foam parties, dress code parties and parties with famous Dj’s.

The resort has a thriving nightlife, and some of the hundreds of the resort’s nightclubs will ensure that you’ll be able to party until dawn.

The bustling nightlife here attracts its visitors with the wide selection of night clubs and bars.

Entertainment & Nightlife