Marmaris Overview

Marmaris is a seaport and tourist centre located at the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, southwest of Muğla. Dating back to 1200 BC, Marmaris has hosted many civilisations and has attracted attention for its proximity to many ancient cities. The Datça Peninsula lies to the west of Marmaris, Ula to the north, Balan Mountain, Karadağ and Günlük Hills to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Marmaris has hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters under the influence of the Mediterranean climate. Tropical fruits can also be grown in Marmaris.

Marmaris is a holiday resort that attracts local and foreign tourists with its natural beauties, beaches, bays, marinas, hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping centres, museums and festivals. Some of the places you can visit in Marmaris are

Marmaris Castle: The castle, which is the symbol of Marmaris, was built by the Ionians in 1044 BC. The castle was later used and repaired by Persians, Byzantines, Seljuks, Menteşeoğulları, Ottomans and Italians.
The castle was restored in 1980 and turned into a museum. Many artefacts reflecting the history, culture and nature of Marmaris are displayed in the castle.

Marmaris National Park: Marmaris National Park, which was established in 1996 to protect the natural beauties of Marmaris, has an area of 29,206 hectares. The National Park offers an ideal environment for activities such as trekking, cycling, camping, picnics, photography, hiking, cycling, camping, picnics, wildlife, historical and cultural values, rich vegetation, endemic species. Places such as Bozburun, Hisarönü, Selimiye, Orhaniye, Turunç, Çiftlik, Bayır, Turgut, Söğüt, Taşlıca, Karacasöğüt, Çamlı, İçmeler, Bördübet, Boncuk, Akyaka, Akbük, Okluk in the National Park are visited by nature lovers.

Marmaris Beaches: The beaches, which are one of the main attractions of Marmaris, are appreciated by the visitors with their clear and clean sea, sandy and pebble beaches, sunbathing and water sports facilities.

Among the beaches in Marmaris are the following: Marmaris Public Beach, Uzunyalı Beach, Icmeler Beach, Turunc Beach, Kumlubük Beach, Amos Beach, Kızkumu Beach, Cleopatra Beach, Akyaka Beach, Akbük Beach, Okluk Beach, Boncuk Beach, Çiftlik Beach, Hisarönü Beach, Selimiye Beach, Bozburun Beach, Söğüt Beach, Taşlıca Beach.


What to buy as a gift or souvenir


Turkey’s incredible world of souvenirs will drive you crazy. Turkey is the country where there is something for everyone. You will be amazed at the variety and prices to suit every pocket.


Turkey has a history of ceramics that stretches back thousands of years, from the primitive sculpture of prehistoric Anatolia to the ornaments and tableware of the Hitites and the intricate hand-painted tiles of the Izniks. From scalloped plates to ashtrays, wall clocks to giant urns, the stunning indigo and coral patterns of Iznik are sure to catch your eye.

Turkish Rugs and Carpets

Turkey has a long and rich history of carpet making and is home to some of the most beautiful hand-knotted and hand-woven carpets in the world. Turkish carpets range from simple, bold and colourful nomadic Anatolian kilims to the more faded Usak and high-end Ottoman court silk hereke carpets. The Turkish (symmetrical) knot, also known as the Ghiordes knot, was developed here in Turkey.

Leather Goods

Turkey is one of the largest producers of quality leather products in the world. It is best known for its sheep and goat leather. You will be amazed by unusual designs that you may not see in other places.



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Destination details

  • Language Turkish
  • Currency Turkish Lira, Euro, Dollar
  • Time Zone UTC+03:00
  • Drives on the Right
  • Calling code +90
  • Emergency Number 112
  • Activities Culture, History, Beach, Landscape, Nature