The fun never stops in Marmaris
Turkey's Marmaris, an exciting holiday destination where the fun never stops. Situated in a bay, the port town is known for its natural splendor with long stretches of beach backed by verdant vegetation and pine forests. This popular vacation resort is not to be missed.
Originally Marmaris was known as Physkos and began as a colony of Rhodes. Evidence of this is seen at the Hill of Asartepe. In the 1300s Marmaris was governed by the Mentese dynasty and later became a part of the Ottoman Empire.
The name Marmaris is derived from a Greek word meaning shining or glittering. How true this is of this lively town. Marmaris' old town consists of half-timbered houses surrounding the medieval castle. The lovely harbor at the base of the hill is well designed and boasts a number of restaurants, cafés, boutiques and shops. Netsel Marina is the yacht center where you can enjoy a meal whilst looking out at the line of luxury yachts. Amble along the gorgeous promenade from the marina to Icmeler. From the waterfront you will be able to enjoy a Boat cruise of the area. Onboard you can soak up the sun whilst sipping on a beverage from the bar. Several stops are made along the way where you can climb off and appreciate the sheer beauty of the region.
Marmaris has several beaches where you can enjoy picnics or lie back whilst the sun warms your body. The beaches consist of black, gritty sand, which is not everyone's favorite. If you are in the mood for silky white sands, make your way to Cleopatra Island, just a half hour drive away.
Shopping in Marmaris is an absolute treat. From gold and leather to carpets and clothing, even the most avid shopper will be satisfied. Purchase anything you could ever want at the Bazaar. Remember to bargain, you will get some fantastic deals. Prices are even lower at the Thursday outdoor market. So strap on your shopping shoes and get walking.
Marmaris offers a great selection of accommodation. From guest-houses to luxury hotels, Marmaris has it all. The hotels in Marmaris offer outstanding facilities and a warm welcome. Many people rent apartments in Marmaris for the holiday season. Find out more about apartments in Marmaris online.
A holiday in Turkey's Marmaris will leave you with unforgettable memories of friendly faces, sunny skies and endless fun.