2019 Guide to Places to Visit & See in Marmaris

Places to see in Marmaris are endless and very impressive. Marmaris is a very big coastal town and just one of those places that can boast about anything, fine beaches, charming places, beautiful corners and sights, towns and villages, bays and coves nestled in between forested hills, mountains and beautiful beaches. Not to mention the history. There can be few places on earth with such historic beauty. A one week Marmaris holiday won't be enough to discover and experience Marmaris. You will definitely enjoy your Marmaris holidays and will want to come back again.

If you don't have a car and would like to explore some of the popular nearby sights of Marmaris in an easy way, than attending to Marmaris excursions is one of the best ways to explore and enjoy Marmaris and its surroundings.

You may see some of the pretty villages (Bayir & Turgut villages) and natural beauties via Marmaris Village Tour, see the countryside views, Orhaniye, Kizkumu beach, Hisaronu, Bozburun, Ciftlik, Turunc, Karacasogut and Bordubet on the Bozburun Peninsula and Gokova coasts via Marmaris 4x4 Off-Road Safari Tour, see Cleopatra Island and Dalyan via Marmaris Daily Boat Trips.

Towns & resorts in the Marmaris and Dalaman region for you...

As for holiday towns and resorts in Marmaris; central Marmaris is the main and the most preferred holiday resort of Marmaris. Central Marmaris also includes the popular districts of Armutalan and Siteler, as well as the popular Long beach (Uzunyali) promenade. Central Marmaris can be explored by the Historical Centre, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Netsel Marina on the east, the Long beach and promenade, Siteler and Armutalan on the west. Icmeler is the second most preferred holiday town & resort after central Marmaris. And than comes Turunc.

There are also many other heavenly towns and resorts that worth a visit in the Marmaris and Dalaman region within 50 km. from central Marmaris. Those towns and resorts include; Hisaronu, Orhaniye, Selimiye, Bozburun and Akyaka, that are situated on a medium gulf/bay/cove and Kumlubuk, Ciftlik, Sogut and Turgut that are situated on a small bay/cove.

Charming Places & Beautiful Corners in the Marmaris and Dalaman region for you...

As for charming places and beautiful corners in Marmaris; Marmaris has variety of charming places, beautiful corners and sights that worth a visit and see within 50 km. from central Marmaris on your Marmaris holidays. If you want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, beautiful bays, fantastic beaches, great valleys and canyons, than you may explore those charming places and enjoy your Marmaris holidays.

We highly recommend you to visit and see the Marmaris Castle, Gunnucek, Fake Strait & Paradise Island, Cleopatra Island & Beach, Kizkumu Beach, Dalyan, Bayir Village, Turgut Village Waterfall, Karacasogut Bay, Waterfall & Cave, Bordubet Bay and Gulf of Gokova.

Marmaris Castle & Archaelogy Museum, Kizkumu beach, Cleopatra Island and beach and Dalyan are amongst the must see places in and around Marmaris. Marmaris Castle is situated within a walking distance from central Marmaris. You may visit the other places by your own/rented car or by daily excursions from Marmaris.

Marmaris Castle & Archaelogy Museum

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. The Castle was rebuilt and widened by Suleyman the Magnificent during his campaign for the Greek island of Rhodes in 1522.

Marmaris Castle & Archaelogy Museum

Marmaris Archaeology Museum is located on the site of the beautiful Marmaris Castle, on the hill behind the Marmaris Marina. Marmaris Archaeology 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.

Kizkumu beach

Kizkumu beach is located in the Orhaniye town, about 26,4 km. from Marmaris. The beach is fantastic that travellers may walk along the middle of the bay. According to the legend, there was a lady who was in love and she tries to pass through the sea to reach her love by filling her skirt with sands. And when she is out of sand, she drowns.

Kizkumu beach

Cleopatra Island & Cleopatra Beach

Cleopatra Island & Cleopatra Beach, also known as Sedir Island (Cedrae), is located about 18 km. from Marmaris and can be accessed from the Camlik port. Cleopatra Island is famous with its golden sandy beach known as Cleopatra Beach and the ancient city of Cedrae ruins. There is an interesting beach on the small bay on the northwest of the island where it is believed that Cleopatra used to swim here.

Cleopatra Island & Cleopatra Beach


Dalyan, located 80 km. on the southeast of Marmaris, can be considered as a wonder of nature where the sea and the lake come together. The region is famous with the golden beach of Iztuzu, the sea turtles (Caretta Caretta), healthy mud bath and the ancient city of Kaunos. Dalyan is accessible by boat trips from Marmaris.


Beaches in the Marmaris region for you...

As for beaches in Marmaris; Marmaris has wonderful beaches. Marmaris Uzunyali Beach, also known as the Long Beach and Marmaris Urban Beach are the two main beaches in central Marmaris. Long Beach is located right next to Marmaris Urban Beach that also holidaymakers will be able to dip into the sea whenever they want. The Long Beach streches along the very long sandy coastline (including Siteler) of about 10 km. till Icmeler. The beach promenades are lined up with great restaurants, cafes and bars.

There are also variety of lovely beaches around Marmaris that worth a visit and see. Popular ones include; Kizkumu beach, Cleopatra beach, Kumlubuk beach, Turunc beach, Ciftlik beach and Akyaka beach.

Daily boat trips in the Marmaris region for you...

As for daily boat trips from Marmaris; All Inclusive Boat Trip along the beautiful coasts & bays of Marmaris, Dalyan Boat Trip and Cleopatra Island Boat Trip are the best options. We highly recommend you to take a day out and participate to at least one daily boat trip from Marmaris.

Water Parks in the Marmaris region for you...

As for water Parks in Marmaris; Marmaris has the fabulous two big water parks. Aqua Dream Water Park is the biggest and Atlantis Water Park is the other one. Many other hotels also have their own small water parks.

Below we categorized the points of interest and popular sights in and around Marmaris for you to make a decision and plan your days in Marmaris. We wish you a wonderful holidays in Marmaris.

Places to Visit & See in Marmaris for you...

  • Top 10 Sights

  • Beaches

    Beautiful beaches in and around Marmaris...
  • Towns & Resorts

    Central Marmaris, Armutalan, Siteler, Icmeler, Turunc, Hisaronu, Orhaniye, Selimiye, Bozburun, Akyaka, Kumlubuk, Ciftlik, Sogut and Turgut...
  • Charming Places & Beautiful Corners

    Marmaris Castle, Gunnucek, Fake Strait & Paradise Island, Cleopatra Island & Beach, Kizkumu Beach, Dalyan, Bayir Village, Turgut Village Waterfall, Karacasogut Bay, Waterfall & Cave, Bordubet Bay and Gulf of Gokova...
  • Historical Sites

    Marmaris Castle, Grand Bazaar (Bedesten), Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai, Tomb of Sariana, Ibrahim Aga Mosque, Park of Archeology in Iyilik Rocks and Tashan & Kemerli (Arched) Bridge...
  • Side Trips

    Dalyan, Datca, Knidos, Koycegiz, Fethiye, Oludeniz, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Bodrum and Cesme...
  • Museums

    Marmaris Castle & Archaelogy Museum...

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