Marmaris is a bustling resort on Turkey's Lycian coast, and has long been a favourite for British travellers. With a variety of cafes, restaurants and duty free shopping that keep guests returning year after year.
Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parkland's, ideal for water sports and sailing. Whilst taking holidays in Marmaris, sample the typical Turkish cuisine in one of the marina restaurants and drink raki, anisette, the traditional Turkish way. Ancient Marmaris, Physkos, was an important stage on the Antalya-Rhodes-Egypt trade route. In the 16th century Suleiman the Magnificent had a citadel built on a hill, the remains of which can still be seen today.
Marmaris is truly the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera. It is Turkey's most sophisticated and multi-faceted resort. Located where the Aegean sea meets the Mediterranean the beautiful bay is famous for its yachting and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Who holidays in Marmaris?
Marmaris is the ideal holiday destination for families with children but at the same time it favours also for the young.
Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for water sports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline.
Near Marmaris at Icmeler, the hazy mountains of the interior slope down to sandy beaches. Under blue skies, the clear sea is ideal for all types of water sports. Many find this area so irresistible that they stay longer than originally planned.
Things To Do
Combine the adrenaline sport of White Water Rafting with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.
The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.
Hisaronu, at the skirts of the Mount Babadag, Oludeniz is a world-wide popular paragliding center.
Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.
Marmaris Holidays - Excursions
Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.
Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.
Things To See
Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.
Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.
Blue voyage cruises - Marmaris: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for watersports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline,
Oludeniz Lagoon: It is a sheltered lagoon of great beauty, almost totally cut off from the sea, at the northern end of a long cove. Stretching from the lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy public beach.