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Tourist Attractions in Marmaris

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Marmaris

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About Marmaris

Marmaris is considered to be one of the best Turkish resorts, in terms of the quality of holidays it can even be compared with European resorts. The city is located within a closed bay, thanks to which there is an almost ideal climate with mild winters and summers without debilitating heat. The sea in Marmaris is calm, clean, with a smooth approach and soft sandy bottom. Local beaches are well-maintained and equipped with all necessary facilities.

The city harbour is very popular with yachtsmen – thousands of vessels pass through it per year, most of which come from other countries. Cruise liners making a voyage around the Mediterranean often call here. The entertainment industry is represented by dozens of clubs, bars and restaurants. In boutiques and shops you can buy almost everything from branded clothes to national souvenirs.

Top-15 Tourist Attractions in Marmaris

Marmaris Castle and Archeology Museum

11836 reviews
The castle is mentioned in the works of the Greek historian Herodotus, who claims that it was built 3 thousand years BC (according to alternative versions in the XI and VI centuries BC). The appearance of the construction remained unchanged until the VIII century. During the time of Suleiman the Magnificent it was built anew – this is the version that has survived to this day. Today, the castle houses a museum with exhibits from the ancient and medieval eras.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Setur Netsel Marmaris Marina

2300 reviews
Marmaris Maritime Harbour, located in the central part of the city in a natural bay. Netsel Marina is a real paradise for yachts and can accommodate up to 750 boats at a time. From here, yachting enthusiasts and tourists can embark on a sea voyage all over the Mediterranean. The marina is home to international sailing schools.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


The city promenade stretches for 4 kilometres. It is one of the most picturesque places in Marmaris, offering magnificent views of the sea, mountains, the city and the huge cruise ships in the harbour. Here are the best restaurants, bars and clubs, always full of tourists. In the evening, accompanied by music and colourful lighting, the promenade becomes a lively place where hundreds of people stroll.

Dancing Fountain

349 reviews
A light and music fountain built in 2012 in the centre of Marmaris. It is a circular bowl with jets of water flowing in the middle, merging into a transparent wall on which views of the city’s sights are projected, as well as portraits of Ataturk and the national flag. The light and music show usually starts in the evenings, gathering curious tourists around the fountain.

Back Street Bar

116 reviews
No popular resort town is without a special place where all the entertainment venues – restaurants, bars and clubs with entertainment programmes – are concentrated. In Marmaris it is Bar Street. There are traditional Turkish establishments with appropriate decorations and menus, as well as European discos, clubs with laser shows, rock cafes and bars with live music.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 PM – 3:30 AM
Tuesday: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Wednesday: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Thursday: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Friday: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Monument to Kemal Ataturk

The monument in honour of Ataturk, the father of the nation, is a must-see in almost every Turkish city. The Marmari monument is set on the seafront, surrounded by Turkish flags and a green lawn, which also features the national flag made of flowers. Atatürk is depicted full-length in motion. The leader’s hand is either waving in greeting or covering his eyes from the bright sun.

Atlantis Water Park

1950 reviews
The water theme parks are not far from each other. Atlantis has its own private beach, 8 slides and 2 pools. AquaDream is larger in size and has a variety of attractions. Both parks are equipped with food courts and recreation areas, have developed infrastructure and professional instructors. Which of the places to prefer is the personal choice of each visitor, moreover, the prices in both are approximately the same.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Grand Bazaar

14058 reviews
A covered market in the city centre where you can buy clothes, souvenirs, shoes, leather goods, interior decorations, Turkish ceramics and sweets. In total, the bazaar has about 4 thousand stalls and shops, as well as cafes, workshops and ateliers providing various services. Unfortunately, the traditional oriental flavour is not to be found here – the space looks quite modern.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Marmaris Amphitheatre

823 reviews
An ancient amphitheatre, presumably built in the fifth or sixth centuries BC, which has survived to this day in fairly good condition thanks to the fact that it has been reconstructed several times (the last restoration took place in the 1970s). The amphitheatre is still in operation, and symphony concerts are held there. Since 2005, the building has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marmaris National Park

7028 reviews
A vast natural area that attracts tourists who prefer active holidays. Here you can admire magnificent landscapes, walk along eco-trails, go mountain biking or horseback riding, climb cliffs, go on jeep safaris or relax on secluded beaches. The park is located in several regions of Turkey, one of its parts is near Marmaris.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Nimara Mağarası

746 reviews
The cave is located on Paradise Island (or rather a peninsula) near Marmaris and is accessed by a 400 metre long mountain path. Its history is linked to the name of the Greek goddess Leto, who, according to legend, lived in this grotto. It is believed that the cave used to be large, but the cave collapse reduced its area. From a geological point of view, Nimara is a fairly young formation that is still actively forming.

Kedrai Ancient City

1836 reviews
There is a beautiful legend that the island of Sedir was presented to Cleopatra by the Roman commander Mark Antony as a token of his love. In this case, the sand on the island beaches was delivered from Egypt by a whole fleet, as the queen did not like the local sand. The most famous place of Sedir is Cleopatra’s beach, really covered with unique sand, which is carefully guarded by Turkish authorities (an attempt to carry away a handful or two can be punished with an impressive fine).

Girl Sand Beach

7571 reviews
Kız-Kumu means “maiden sand” in Turkish. The natural attraction is located in the village of Orhaniye near Marmaris. The spit was formed due to the current that gradually washed the sand – over time it formed a piece of land. The sea around is very calm and quite shallow, so it is convenient to swim here with children. Moreover, the water temperature is quite high.

İçmeler Beach

5590 reviews
Icmeler was long regarded as part of the Marmaris area, but recently it has been considered a resort in its own right. The beaches of Icmeler are located in a bay among wooded slopes surrounded by picturesque gardens, through which the roads to the hotels are laid. The sea here is much cleaner than in Marmaris itself. At a depth of a few metres, the bottom is clearly visible, so the place is very popular with divers.

Caunos Tombs of the Kings

4536 reviews
The tombs are located in the small town of Dalyan. The tombs are ancient burial places, perfectly preserved thanks to the favourable location. The tombs are carved directly into the rock, whose steep slope is above the river. Unfortunately, all the tombs have long been looted and all that is left for tourists is to admire the majestic stone vaults of the entrances, which have survived more than one thousand years.
Open time
Monday: 10:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Tuesday: 10:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Wednesday: 10:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Thursday: 10:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Friday: 10:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM