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Marmaris Castle & Museum

Tourist information and guide to Marmaris Castle & Museum in Marmaris, Turkey...


Marmaris Castle

It is believed that Marmaris Castle was first built by the Ionians (1044 BC) and later on repaired during the era of the Alexander the Great. It is one of the best cultural places to visit and see in Marmaris.

The Castle was rebuilt and widened by Suleyman the Magnificent during his campaign for the Greek island of Rhodes in 1522. Suleyman the Magnificent used the castle as a military base for his troops. During World War I, the castle was cannon fired by the French Fleet and had a huge damage. Till 1970s, the castle has been an accommodation area. There are 18 houses, a fountain and an arc inside the castle area. Finally, the castle was restored during the years 1980-1990 and became a museum in 1991. Marmaris Castle has seven indoor areas; two of them are organized as an archaeology lounge and one of them is organized as an ethnography lounge. Remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage.

Marmaris Castle is situated at the old town of Marmaris, on the hills behind the Marmaris Marina. Marmaris Castle has an outstanding landscape. Highly recommended for a daily trip and see the Marmaris panorama both during the day and night.

Marmaris Museum

Marmaris Museum is one of the most popular museums in Marmaris. Marmaris Museum is located on the site of the beautiful Marmaris Castle, at the old town of Marmaris, on the hills behind the Marmaris Marina. After the restoration at the castle during the years 1980-1990, the area started to serve as a museum in 1991. Marmaris Castle & Museum has seven indoor areas; two of them is organized as an archaeology lounge and one of them is organized as an ethnography lounge. Remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage.

Marmaris Museum has seven indoor areas, and two of the basic ones are the archaeology lounge and ethnography lounge. The remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage. In the archaeology lounge; amphoras belonging to the Helenistic, Roman and Byzantium era and earthenware, glassware works, coins and ornaments from the diggings of Knidos, Hisaronu and Burgaz region are exhibited. In the ethnography lounge; weaving works, carpets, furniture, copper kitchen pieces, weapons and ornaments belonging to the Ottoman era are exhibited. Remaining areas are used as art galleries and storage.

A great day out at the Marmaris Castle & Museum is also one the best things to do in Marmaris.

Marmaris Castle & Museum Visitor Information
Marmaris Museum is open every day except Monday from 08.30-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.



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