Marmaris travel guide
With vivacious nightlife and stunning natural beauty, it is little wonder why the resort town of Marmaris in the Mediterranean country of Turkey is so popular with tourists. With its abundance of restaurants, bars and nightclubs alongside its stunning natural beauty spots, soft sandy beaches, fantastic shopping opportunities and a treasure chest of cultural activities and attractions, Marmaris truly is one of the greatest holiday destinations in the country.
You will discover that there are a great many things to do here so consult your city guide to Marmaris to help plan your holiday. Start your trip with one of the many day excursions available. One of the very best is a visit to the ancient city of Caunos where the ruins here date back to the 3rd century. The area has now been transformed into wetlands due to the Dalyan channel and its network of canals and waterways. A variety of fish, birds and other marine life have made their homes here, creating a truly stunning setting. The Iztuzu sandbar separates the delta and with its soft, sandy beach, is a wonderful place to soak up the sun and go for a spot of swimming with the endangered Loggerhead and green turtles watching you.
Any trip to this area is not complete without taking a day trip to Ephesus and gaze upon the beauty and power of the Temple of Artemis. These ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and, as such, are incredibly popular with tourists. The temple was built in honour of the goddess Artemis, deity of the hunt, first in the 6th century BCE and then again the 2nd century BCE; both times due to fires and earthquakes. The magnificent ancient monuments include the Ancient Brothel (an incredibly large amphitheatre) and the Library of Celsius.
Visiting the ancient city of Pamukkale is another fun tourist excursion. This city dates back to the 2nd century when fault lines shifted under the waters creating a multitude of natural mineral spas. The mineral content within the waters has been used over the centuries for health and beauty benefits.
Marmaris is famed for its stunning natural beauty and the best way to experience it is by jeep safari. There are many trips available which take you into the mountains before heading off to one of the many beaches, waterfalls and quaint little villages in and around the resort. Afterwards, indulge yourself in a traditional Turkish bath to truly relax and pamper yourself.
You will find numerous restaurants in Marmaris situated alongside the beach and the harbour, but prices can be a bit pricier. Head away from these areas to find a selection of authentic Turkish restaurants and dishes.
For those looking for lively hotels in Marmaris opt for one situated in the city centre, otherwise if you are looking for something a bit more relaxed, head for the Armutalan section of town.
Marmaris is an exciting holiday destination, whether you are looking for stunning natural beauty, vibrant nightlife or historical attractions, you will find them all at this amazing resort city.