The limestone cliffs of Pamukkale are some of the most spectacular natural sites in the Marmaris region.
Marmaris Castle was originally built 5,000 years ago, but it got its present look in the 16th century. Today, the castle houses a museum for which a small entrance fee is charged.
The museum, located next to the harbor, offers, for example, archeological finds as well as local art and folklore. The castle also offers a great landscape for photos.
Atlantis Water Park
Located on the shores of Marmaris, Atlantis Water Park is one of the resort’s most popular swimming spots. The water park has, for example, several swimming pools, water slides, equipment and playgrounds.
The entrance fee to Atlantis Water Park is about 15 euros for an adult and 10 euros for children.
The cliffs of Pamukkale
The exotic Pamukkale cliffs, which offer natural mineral baths, bring variety to ordinary beach days. The warm water pulping from the source of a special nature site is quite calcium-rich, and when cooled, the water forms a hard limestone surface.
The limestone has hardened into the shape of pools, which makes visiting easier and makes the area quite a photographic swimming spot.
The cliffs of Pamukkale are one of the most popular excursion destinations in the surrounding area. The whitewashed cliffs of the flowing water are a photographic bathing place and the mineral-rich water is said to work wonders.
Pamukkale is about 200 km away and offers day trips. Next to the cliffs you will also find the ruins of a historic amphitheater and a beautiful natural pool – so pack a swimsuit!
The ruined city of Ephesus
The historic city of Ephesus offers culture for the whole holiday, as there is plenty to explore in the ruins of the ancient city. The city, now an open-air museum, is known to have been inhabited as early as 8,500 years ago, and over the millennia, among others, the emperors of the ancient Roman Empire have roamed the streets of the city of Ephesus.
Historic Ephesus is about 250 km from Marmaris and offers day trips. Archaeologists digging new finds can also be spotted in Ephesus.
According to DigoPaul, Marmaris is popular with divers, and there are dozens of dive sites near the resort.
Perhaps the most famous and special dive site in Marmaris is the Baca Cave, which is playfully called a chimney because of its shape. Baca is suitable for experienced divers and enthusiasts interested in underwater photography.
Take a day trip to Rhodes
A week-long holiday in Marmaris is well connected to another country – Rhodes, one of the most popular islands in Greece, is only a short ferry ride away.
It is easy to make a day trip from Marmaris to Rhodes, as the journey by catamaran takes less than an hour. One day you can see, for example, the atmospheric old town of Rhodes or take a trip to the village of Lindos.
Içmeler Beach is one of the most popular beach resorts in Marmaris.
Marmaris ’long coastline is an uncomplicated choice
Restaurants, cafés and boutiques can be found around Marmaris ’long seafront promenade. Marmaris beach is several kilometers long, and many enjoy the seascape on foot.
It is also possible to enjoy various water sports on the beach, such as water skiing or parasailing. This beach is sure to be familiar to most tourists visiting Marmaris.
Içmeler is especially suitable for families with children
Içmeler is located at the bottom of a valley surrounded by mountains. The heart of the small town is its long coastline, with plenty of space, especially in the low season.
The journey to the busier city of Marmaris is about eight kilometers. The trip is easily folded by local bus, your own rental car or even a boat.
Içmeler is a more peaceful holiday destination, especially for families with children, with an all-inclusive hotel offer and activities for the little ones.
Turunç offers a peaceful beach holiday
Turunçi Beach is about 20 km from the center of Marmaris. The beach is quiet, especially outside the busiest season. If the crowded beaches are not exciting, you should rent a car and head to the sandy beach just outside Marmaris.
Turunçi has basic services and some restaurants. After the actual restaurant center, it is worth returning to the Marmaris side.
THE BEST OF MARMARIS
Palm-lined beach boulevards take you to a holiday atmosphere.
The best attractions in Marmaris
- Marmaris beach
- Marmaris Castle
- The old part of Marmaris
The best activities in Marmaris
- Sun worship
- Day trips to attractions
- Water sports
The best excursion destinations in Marmaris