A Timeless Beauty…
Marmaris is a great town for many foreigners with its surroundings, ancient cities, a total 452 km coastline, green nature, hidden coves and inlets, marvelous beaches, marinas, and every kind of attraction. The number of people visiting Marmaris worldwide is increasing every year. The unique lifestyle of the Mediterranean region attracts people of all ages.
Marmaris is situated on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Because of its special condition, you can simultaneously feel Aegean and Mediterranean living styles. This lifestyle indicates you less is more. People communicate, help and share. That’s exactly what all the people are looking for these individual days.
The history of Marmaris goes back to 3400 BC. This region was called Karla because of the leader Kar reigned over in this territory. As time passed, Marmaris hosted different civilizations such as Egyptian, Asdur, Ion, Dor, Persian, Macedonian, Syrian, Roman, Byzantium, Seljuk, and Ottoman. Walking through the narrow streets of the old town of Marmaris, you can see traces of the past, especially in the architectural texture of the city.
The ancient cities around Marmaris are; Larymna (Bozburun), Thyssanos (Sögüt), Phoenix (Taşlıca), Loryma (Bozukkale), Physkos(Beldibi), Amos (Turunç), Bybassos (Hisarönü), Kastabos (Hisarönü), Syma (Bayır Village), Kasara (Serge Harbour), Cedrai (Sedir Island), Knidos, Euthena and Amnistos (Karacasöğüt).
A simple but extraordinary life is calling you…
In the past, fishing and sponge diving were the sources of living in this town. After the 1980’s local people hosted tourists at their houses, which was the beginning of tourism in Marmaris. When the tourists visited this little town, they all loved it at first sight, with its breathtaking view and every tone of blues and greens.
Marmaris has another unique detail: all beaches of Marmaris have Blue Flag, an eco-label international program given to beaches and marinas having reached a standard specified in the criteria. Marmaris is known for its yacht tourism and blue voyage tours. It offers lots of options for holidaymakers that suit their budget. What kind of a holiday do you want, an energetic one with watersports, safaris, lively nightlife, etc., or a relaxed one? You may find alternatives as you like. Another option is Blue Voyage, a characteristic Turkish tour made by the traditional Gulets (Schooners). It is unique to Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean turquoise coasts.
How to get there?
Getting to Marmaris is easy, and tourists may find several direct, scheduled, and charter flights to Marmaris (Dalaman International Airport) from many major European cities.
Brace yourself to be lost in time and discover all the blessings of nature.