Like many other attractions in Turkey, this one was born several centuries ago. The ancient palace was thoroughly rebuilt in 1522. It was a military base for the army of the Sultan Suleiman. Currently, there is a museum inside with various archaeological finds collected in ancient Knidos, Datca and other surrounding areas. In addition, the collections of kerosene lamps, statues, sarcophagi, amphora. Guides in Marmaris advise you to come to this castle and in order to look at the bay and the harbor full of life from its battlements.
2. Netsel Marina
When planning your vacation, be sure to take the time to visit this sea harbor. It is located in the center of the resort, and allows the mooring of up to 750 ships at a time. If you are interested in a sea trip in the Mediterranean, then you will be offered a yacht and sail rental. Several sailing schools of an international level have been opened on the territory of the netsel.
The length of this coastal line, considered the most colorful in the city, is four km. Your trip along the promenade - on foot or by bicycle, will be unforgettable. You can look at the giant cruise ship, Marmaris, the sea and the mountain peaks. There are also clubs, bars, restaurants and other tourist establishments open all day. In the dark, multi-colored lights turn on.
5. "Dancing Fountain"
A great option for where to go in Marmaris with the whole family. Reviews of this attraction, which opened in the central part of the resort in 2012, are always enthusiastic. Water jets beat from a huge bowl of a round form. Water creates a transparent wall on which portraits of the father of the nation Ataturk, the flag of Turkey, and the main objects of architecture and history of the state are displayed. Light and music shows start in the evening.
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6. Monument to Kemal Ataturk
A monument to this national hero of the country can be seen by visiting the promenade of the resort of Marmaris. Turkey, however, can boast of the presence of such monuments in literally every city. In Marmaris, Ataturk closes his eyes from the blinding sun (or waved his hand in greeting). Full height monument.
7. AquaDream and Atlantis Water Parks
Listing the main cultural and historical sights of Marmaris, one should not forget about the entertainment complexes of the resort. These water parks are successful in both children and adults. There are animators, attractions, huge water slides. Atlantis Center has its own beach and access to the sea. Book in advance Marmaris hotels near these water parks. At the height of the tourist season, the number of visitors is incredible.
9. Grand Bazaar
Covered city bazaar operating in the central part of the city. Here you can buy any goods: from sweets to souvenirs, from leather to fur, from shoes to accessories. The number of shops, shops and other outlets is approximately 4,000 units. In addition, there are ateliers, workshops and restaurants. If you want to feel the true oriental flavor, you can try to find it here. However, now the territory looks quite modern.
11. Icmeler Beach
Initially, the village where the beach of the same name is located was considered a Marmaris zone. But today it is distinguished as an independent resort, enjoying great success among divers from all over the world. Guests can relax while enjoying views of exotic gardens, mountainsides and beautiful forests. Another important point: the water here is noticeably cleaner than in Marmaris - the bottom is visible to a depth of several meters.
The architectural construction of ancient times, erected, according to historians, in the 5-6 centuries BC To this day, she managed to reach in relative integrity thanks to numerous restorations. The last time the amphitheater underwent restoration work 40 years ago. The complex, which has been protected by UNESCO since 2005, is operational: concerts of symphony orchestras are organized here.
13. Marmaris National Park
Spacious area, interesting, as a rule, fans of outdoor activities. Visitors are offered rides in jeeps (safaris), conquering mountain peaks and eco-trails, horseback riding and mountain biking. In addition, there are several deserted beaches, and most importantly - unique in its beauty landscapes. The territory of the national park is spread over several Turkish regions, capturing Marmaris.
14. Nimara Cave
One of the most mysterious places of the famous Turkish resort, is located near the city. In order to visit the caves, you need to come to the island of Paradise. We must say right away that finding Nimaru on our own is not easy. The surrounding area is usually deserted. The cave is of interest not only as a natural attraction, but also due to the fact that it was possible to discover tools created in it in 20,000 BC. You don’t need to pay for the inspection of Nimara, you can come to it at any time of the day.
15. Cedir Island
According to a romantic legend, the island was presented by the famous ancient Roman commander Mark Anthony as a gift to Queen Cleopatra. A huge flotilla brought sand to the beaches of Sedir, as the local “cover” of the coastline did not please the ruler. There is a beach on the island named after her: the sand here is really unique and is under strict protection. If you try to take even a handful with you as a souvenir, you will face a rather significant fine.
16. Lycian tombs and Turtle coast in Dalyan
Attractions are located in a settlement called Dalyan. Tombs are unique ancient crypts, which, due to their successful location, were able to survive to this day in a decent form. Burials were carved in rock, the steep slopes of the mountains hang over the river. All the tombs were stolen, but travelers can look at the millennial majestic arches of stone entrances to them. Turtle beach in Dalyan is a beach line on which hundreds of turtles, weighing up to 45-50 kg, lay eggs. You can come here either by your own car or on a yacht.
We hope that those sights of Marmaris, photos with names and descriptions of which we have given, you can visit in person. Also read about the sights of Avsallar and be inspired to continue your trip around Turkey.