Relax on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, where long sandy beaches and a palm tree-lined waterfront lie beneath winding alleys and rugged mountains. Experience Turkish baths, explore ancient ruins, enjoy nature or move from bar to bar and dance all night.
Meander through the old part of town along twisting narrow streets. Discover Marmaris Castle, now a museum, and admire marina views while relaxing in the gardens. Bargain for goods at Carsi Market or unwind in a Turkish bath.
Beginning at the Marmaris Marina with its sleek modern boats and restaurants, take a morning stroll along the seafront. Pass the bars, restaurants and cafés lining the beach and end at the quieter Longbeach and the town of Icmeler. As the sun sets, enjoy Marmaris’ nightlife, with belly dancing, beach parties and socializing on Bar Street.
Sunbathe on the beach or have a day of fun at Atlantis Water Park and Marmaris Water Sports. Venture into the countryside on a jeep safari or horse tour. The many bays and coves make this a great area for boat tours, rafting, fishing and scuba diving.
Turkey is full of stories and historical personalities. Explore ancient ruins at Ephesus, with its history of Ionian migration, Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, Christianity and the cult of Artemis. Swim in legendary Gokova Bay at Cleopatra Island, which was created by Mark Anthony for Cleopatra. Pamper yourself in the natural mud baths and the sulfur pool at historical Dalyan Caunos or revitalize in the calcium-filled cascades at Pamukkale, where therapeutic baths have been used since the Roman Empire.
Marmaris is on the Turkish Riviera. The best time to visit is between May and October, however, July and August can be very hot. Dalaman International Airport is a 2-hour drive from Marmaris and cruise boats operate between Marmaris Marina and Rhodes Island.
An abundance of sights to see and activities to enjoy make the Turkish Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris a stunning vacation spot.