Marmaris in Turkey – Turkey Life Guide

Marmaris in Turkey

Marmaris is one of the most beautiful places of Turkey. Marmaris attracts many tourists with its natural beauties and historical places. Mediterranean climate is seen in Marmaris. The population is around 100,000. Known first settlement date BC 3400. It is possible to see the traces of the civilizations of Karia, Rhodes and Ada, Egypt, Assyrian, Ion, Dor, Pers, Macedonian, Syria, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations.



Road: There is a possibility to reach by bus from almost every corner of Turkey from Marmaris. In addition, there are bus services to Bodrum, Datça, Fethiye which are nearby. The bus terminal is 2 km from the town center. Away.

Station Tel: (+ 90-252) 412 30 37

Airline: Dalaman Airport, 100 km from the district. Away. Transportation is available from 7:30 to 22:00 with scheduled flights or airport shuttle vehicles. Bodrum – Milas airport (142km) is another alternative airport.

Dalaman Airport Tel: (+ 90-252) 792 52 91

Bodrum-Milas Airport Tel: (+ 90-252) 523 01 01

Where should i go in Marmaris?

Marmaris Castle: The castle is made by the Ionians, the period of Alexander the Great has been being renovated by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during his Rhodes campaign (1522) has been widened and repaired on a large scale. It is possible to watch an extraordinary Marmaris panaroma from day to night, from day to night.

Tashan and Arched Bridge: Iskelebasi district in Tashan (Muğla road 10 km.), Masonry was built by Suleiman the Magnificent, according to the inscription with the arched bridge.

Ancient Cities

Physkos: the ruins at Physkos which is an important harbor city of ancient Caria north of Marmaris on the Asar is possible to see the top. On these remains (the Acropolis) the walls of the fortress are preserving their existence to day-to-day.

 Loryma (Bozukkale): Bozburun peninsula south – before Broken Bay at the western end of Oplosik (armory) twisting in the region, known as connected to the forecastle they said Rhodes was founded Loryma town. The most impressive building in the residential area is the well-preserved berkit located on the Burunbasi overlooking the bay entrance. There are nine rectangular towers on the edges of this island of Rhodes, which are cut with smoothly cut stone masonry. Today, only the towering tower in the north can be seen.

Amos: the northwest of Kumlubuk ancient ruins of Amos, steep hill to reach the south coast called Asarcık possible. Amos consists of a theater, a temple and some sculpture bases on a hill.

Amos’s periphery is surrounded by a wall of the same period. The Amos theater, which is the second of three theaters near Rhodes, is in good condition today. It is possible to distinguish three rooms of seats, side wall and stage house. Prof. When E. Bean was excavated in the region (1948), he revealed four pieces of inscriptions dealing with the conditions of three separate lease contracts of around 200 BC.

Cedraie: (Cleopatra or City Islands) House Island (Cleopatra Island) Middle Island and Little Island, including having the three islands, which consist City Island in the palace island in the Roman period are the ruins of ancient Cedraie. Remnants of the walls can be easily selected from distances.

There is a very interesting beach on the northwestern side of the island, where the people of the small bay are reported to be the Cleopatra’s flagship. According to the legend, this small bay was the place where Cleopatra and Mark Antonius entered the sea and was brought from the North African ship by the sandy Antonius. It is said that this type of sand can only be seen today in Egypt.

The remains of the building surrounded by walls in the eastern part of the palace island remained from the Roman era. It is the small theater building in its best condition. In the following centuries a Christian basilica was built on the foundations of the Apollo temple of the Dors. There is an Agora in the western part of the palace island. It is understood from a number of books that in this region the athletic festivals are held in honor of Apollo. The remains of the necropolis on the small island can be seen in Ada with other finds and pillars reliefs.

Hydas: Erine – Bybassios road route over 35km from Marmaris. There are fortified remains in Hydas at a distance, and a square-shaped grave memorial to the south of these ruins. 3 km from Hydas. In the distance, there is a surveillance burcu on the beach and a few graves on this horoscope. The ancient town of Hydas was built in the Selimiye bay (Kamışlı Bay) north of the Bozburun peninsula.

Erine: When Marmaris in the southwest of Datca extends way to return to the south towards Bozburun kilometer point is reached 20. 2 km of asphalt roads, the village of Hisaronu. Instead of the ancient ruins, a 3 km. There are remnants of the Roman period in Erine.

Castabus (pa): This is a negotiating position near the ancient ruins of the village of Hisar. This holy place on the Eren mountain can be reached with an hour climb from Hisarönü plain. The temple is located on the platform made for itself. BC The Ionian structure dating from the 4th century also carries Doric items. On the platform, temple-based can be seen. The eye-catching walls supporting the platform were able to sustain their existence as much as day-to-day. The ruined theater in the south is the only structure that can be identified in the area with the temple.

Saranda (Willow): 45km from Marmaris. In the distance, near the village of today Söğüt. During the Roman and Byzantine periods, there are few survivals of the late Byzantine period of Saranda which continue to be a settlement unit.

Bybassios: Erin on the road, continue in the direction Bozburun Bybassios when faced with the ruins of the ancient city. Today’s Orhaniye village was built on the slope of the hill where the remains are located. The remains of the city walls are scattered in the forest.

Euthenna (Altınsivrisi): Cedraie -Marmaris in the region to the west of the line, there are two important town on Rhodes in ancient times. The fortress wall that surrounded the settlement area is in very good condition. On the shore, you will find an extension of the ancient sculpture, which is cut with a borate-cut stone-wall style. This ruins can be taken from Karacasöğüt village road instead.

Tomb and Mosque

Sarıana Tomb: Tomb, Sarıana quarter, panoramic position overlooking the city from the northeast. There is a new mosque beside it. The legendary Fatma Anayı (Sarıana) is visited here before the Kanuni Rhodes campaign. After receiving a positive response, Rhodes begins the siege. Before the movement from Marmaris, thousands of Ottoman soldiers take a break from breakfast with the milk that is sowed from the sower of Sarıana.

Ibrahim Aga Mosque Ibrahim Aga was built in 1789 in the neighborhood arcades. The large dome on it attracts attention in terms of architecture.


Paradise Island: Island can be reached by a 30 minute trip to Marmaris, it is actually a peninsula is covered with forest. Cennet Island is a popular area for swimming and recreation.

 Phosphorus Cave: this natural cavern is a place frequented by tour boats Kumlubuk Turunc and offers opportunities to swim in the turquoise waters and green reminiscent of the aquarium.

Drinking: A district 10 km. Icmeler, which is in the distance, is one of our touristic facilities, beaches and entertainment places and our number of touristic areas, as well as drinking water which is good to the digestive system.

Turunc Marmaris is 21 km. It is possible to reach Turunc village by distance both by sea and by road. Known as an old fishing town, the village now attracts the attention of tourists, pensioners and arborists with all kinds of comforts, as well as local and foreign tourists.

Kumlubük: 6 km of the road from Turunc Kumlubük’e reached from Marmaris is possible to reach the sea. The area where the green and the blue enter into the area is one of the most popular beaches of the region with its clean sea and wonderful sand.

Farm: Sea transport with a 2-hour journey to the farm village gidilebilen also possible to reach over copper village. With its large sandy beaches and arboriculture sites, it is a place to cherish especially for yachtsmen. The village, which is a small island in the bay, is also preferred by jeep-type vehicles and safari tourists.

Günnücek Marmaris is 2 km. Günnücek has a forest (Liquidamber orientalis) which is very rare in the world. It is used in the medicine and perfumery industry which is obtained from these trees.

Liar Throat: District 8 km. This piece of land, which is in the distance, is called “Yalancı Boğaz” after the captain of a ship assumed the throat opening to the bay in the stormy weather and landed the ship. This area, where tree-made Gulet shipyards are located, is one of the places that must be seen.

Picnic Area

Turgut (Waterfall): 35 km from Marmaris. It is a 15 minute walk from Turgut village road which is in the distance and the water of the waterfall flows from 10 meters high.

Bozburun Marmaris, 50 km. It is a village famous for pine, flower and thyme bails, which the village buses in the west are absolutely paused. There is a big tree about 1000 years old which is one of the monuments of our country. Between October 26 and October 28, the International Bozburun Gulet Festival is celebrated.


Marmaris Bay, which is a natural harbor, has three 1100 capacity marinas and 9 yachts with 1200 yachts.
Various festivals are organized in order to develop yacht tourism in the region, which is at the focal point of the blue voyage.
International Yacht Festival and International Marmaris Yacht Races.

Marmaris Museum: Marina located Marmaris Museum at the castle on the back, held the castle 1980-1990 years between the two Archaeology Hall of output sağlamaktadır.beşik vaulted spaces to the right of restoration to the 1991 visit açılmıştır.beşik vaulted entrance garden açılmaktadır.avl and left staircase walls.

In these halls are amphoras of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods and terracotta lamps, figurines, glass artifacts, sikkeler and ornaments from Knidos, Burgas and Hisarönü excavations are exhibited.

In the Ethnography Hall, weaving, carpets, rugs, furniture, copper kitchenware, weapons and jewelry are exhibited in the late Ottoman period. There are also various stone works in the garden.

  •  Join the blue tour.
  •  Visit Turunçu, Paradise Island, Bozburunu, Turgutşelalesini, Pseudo throat, Günnucece in the unique beauty of the marshlands of Marmaris.
  •  Visit the Marmaris Museum.
  •  Marmaris tarhas, eat the ice cream.
  •  Visit ancient cities.

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