A large and lively resort town, Marmaris is surrounded by blue seas and pine tree-carpeted mountains. Walk around the modern marina, explore the charming Old Town’s Ottoman castle and try watersports on the lengthy beach, which extends along the town’s edge.
Learn about the region’s history. Though Marmaris now makes most of its money from tourism, it wasn’t always that way. Long before people began to travel the world for fun, this port town served as a center for trade because of its strategic position between the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. By the mid 15th century, the town and surrounding region had come under control of the Ottoman Empire.
Delve into the past of Marmaris by strolling along the steep streets of Old Town, where traditional centuries-old buildings contrast with the more modern development around the port. Dominating Old Town is the imposing Marmaris Castle, built by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522. Amble around the castle’s walls and explore the small museum inside, which contains historic artifacts and archaeological finds. Also of note is the town’s Grand Bazaar, where sellers offer clothing, rugs, souvenirs and jewelry. Haggling is expected.
For a break from sightseeing, don a swimsuit and head for Marmaris Urban Beach. Get here early to find a good spot and enjoy a swim in the clean, clear waters. Adjacent to Maramis Urban Beach is Marmaris Long Beach, which runs for about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and is backed by a pedestrianized café and bar-lined promenade. Venture farther south to Icmeler Beach to try parasailing and other watersports.
For Turkish-style relaxation, opt for a session in a traditional hammam, or Turkish bath. Among the oldest in town are the 16th-century Suleymaniye Hamam. These baths accept couples and families only.
Marmaris is located on Turkey’s so-called “Turquoise Coast” in the southwestern part of the country, near Greece’s Dodecanese Islands. To get here, fly to Marmaris’ Dalaman Airport. Travel to Rhodes by boat in less than 1 hour.
Tours, Sea and Nature
Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced scuba diver, take the plunge at 2 dives and enjoy lunch on this full-day excursion. If you prefer not to dive, you can still join the fun and swim. With convenient hotel pickup, visit 2 dives sites and get guidance from qualified instructors.
Get a true safari experience in the rugged countryside around Marmaris aboard the latest model of powerful quad bike. With an expert guide to show you the area's best sights, this is your chance to escape the crowds and enjoy some off-road adventure.
Marmaris Davy Jones Boat Tour has the capacity for 200 passangers. Davy Jones Pirate Boat has 3 floors. On the boat foam party and disco available, there is full entertainment team and many other activities for your family to enjoy durind in the day, lunch is included in the prices served chicken, meatballs, salat and pasta and all local alcoholic and soft drinks are also included in the price.
Settle in for an unforgettable experience of relaxation at a Turkish bath in Marmaris. The experienced staff members at the Ottoman-era hamam offer a wide range of massages, saunas, and baths to leave you feeling rejuvenated and feeling the benefits of its age-old traditions.
Relax at one of Turkey's most renowned thermal baths and take a dip in the Mediterranean waters with this journey to Sultaniye and Dalyan. Go sailing on Lake Koycegiz, see the famed nesting ground for loggerhead turtles at Iztuzu Beach, and admire sights that date back more than 3,000 years.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Filerimos Monastery, Filerimos 851 01 Greece We will start with Filerimos monastery, which in addition to the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea, is an important archaeological site.