Sightseeing in Marmaris - what to see. Complete travel guide

Marmaris harbour Marmaris is a city located in the world's largest harbor. This is a place on the south-western side of Turkey where meet the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea. Marmaris is a famous Turkish resort, 76 percent of which territory is covered by forests and small hills that stretch along the coast.
Marmaris is a genuine gastronomy destination for gourmands and haute cuisine admirers. The city features plenty of upscale and exotic restaurants for real connoisseurs; meanwhile prudent … Open
Since ancient times Marmaris has been famous as Physkos. That place was well-known for its trading traditions. Later the town was captured by Alexander the Great, and then by the Byzantine Empire and Seljuk. Only during the period in the history of the city when it was ruled by the Ottomans, Marmaris was rebuilt and got its modern name. Only the fortress of Sultan, which rises proudly in the center of the city reminds of those times.
Since ancient days the city of Cnidus was located in Marmaris. That place was founded in the IV century BC. Today this place is widely visited by tourists who come to see the ruins of the temple of Aphrodite, walk among the remaining foundations of old houses and stands of ancient amphitheaters. Natural landmarks of this place are Millet and Ephesus, where St. John the Evangelist has written three Catholic Epistles and the Gospel. Copyright
Rug making is a widely known ethnic craft which is rather illustrative of ethnic peculiarity of local people. The so called rug making craft appeared many centuries ago. Today the handmade … Open
Not far away from Marmaris is located the landscape place of interest - Pamukkale - the eighth wonder of the world, which waters contain a lot of mineral salts and, therefore, the streams that fall down from high ledges create unforgettable white cascades. Finally, in the vicinity of the city is located an island of Cleopatra that is famous for its special white sand that prevents sunburns.
When entering the city, you can see a very interesting sculpture called the Pearl. It has a very unusual shape. The sculpture is made in the form of a half-open globe, inside of which is hidden a miniature pearl. For the city, this sculpture is a national monument. It is in a very beautiful area. From the square in front of the sculpture, a chic mountain view opens up.
The first town on the area of modern Marmaris was established far back in ancient times. The name of the ancient town was Physkos. Nowadays the territory of Marmaris features a small part of … Open
With the approach of evening, the guests of the resort should definitely visit one more landmark - a singing fountain. It was built in 2012 on the site, where previously there was a well-known supermarket Tansas. In the evening, this wonderful fountain turns into a real extravaganza of music and light. It is noteworthy that its musical program never repeats. The enchanting show begins every evening at 9PM. Tourists as well as locals, come to watch it.
Fans of unusual excursions enjoy traveling to the Hare Island. On its territory is a mysterious Cave of Pirates, which is associated with many amazing legends. It is believed that it was in this Cave that pirates hid their loot. According to legends, a part of the untold treasures is hidden in the cave even now. Once in it, there was one more pass of more than 100 meters in length. It crumbled during the next collapse and completely blocked the way to the hall where treasures were stored. In this Cave, there are interesting attractions for tourists - they are invited to participate in the most real excavations and take with them all the artifacts found.
Marmaris is an excellent destination for active leisure enthusiasts. Travelers giving preference to hiking through scenic areas will also find the destination to be perfect for recreation. … Open
The most beautiful natural landmark is the Turgut Waterfall. It is located on the territory of a picturesque park. The height of this waterfall is about 5 meters. Here interesting excursions are organized for travelers. A pleasant addition to rest in nature will be an opportunity to swim in the beautiful waterfall.
For those who want to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of locals, it is worthwhile to make an excursion to the nearby village of Turgut. Here you can walk along the beautiful old streets with miniature houses, as well as watch the locals, who continue to wear exclusively national costumes every day. If you are lucky enough to look in the house of one of the local families, you can see in the furnishings, items of different old utensils.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marmaris
♥   Castle 'Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes' Rhodes, 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortifications of Rhodes' Rhodes, 46.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kastellos' Kritinia, 76.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bodrum Castle Turkey' , 77.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lindos Castle' Acropolis of Lindos, 86.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Marmaris
♥   World Heritage Site 'Hierapolis-Pamukkale' , 141.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Marmaris from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

The Colossus of Rhodes

From the series “Seven Wonders of the World”
A few years ago, unique designs for restoration of an antique statue were presented to the world. In 2008, the most interesting project of the lighting installation was shown. In 2015, a group of engineers decided to erect a 150 meters high monument. According to the organizers of the project, a leisure complex will be located inside a huge statue. There's another interesting fact about the history of this ancient statue. It's suggested that one of the most famous sculptures of today, the Statue of Liberty, was created in the image of the Colossus of Rhodes. … Read further

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