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Nestled on the cusp of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, this jewel on Turkey's Turquoise Coast is a great place for diving and sailing, you can even hire your own private yacht with crew on board to cook your dinner!
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Take a Dalyan Boat Trip

Spend a day exploring the Dalyan Delta by boat on an excursion from Marmaris. Sailing on the river boats through the maze-like passages of Dalyan Delta will surely be a highlight on your holiday to Marmaris. The Dalyan Delta, with a long, golden sandy beach at its mouth, is a nature conservation area, home to plenty of wildlife, including sea turtles. Travel through the networks of water channels, stopping off to eat lunch, to enjoy the mud baths and sulfur springs, and to relax on the natural reserve of Turtle Beach.

A Day Out at the Icmeler Beach

Icmeler is a beautiful beach resort only 8 kilometers from the large and vibrant resort of Marmaris. This pine forested heaven is infused with all the atmosphere of both the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and is truly picturesque against the backdrop of magnificent Taurus Mountains. Hire a parasol to relax on the beach, or jump on the back of a jet ski, banana boat or any of the other water sports equipment available here. One can admire the scenery from a parasail in the sky or hire out a small boat for some fishing. If pampering is on your list: a trip to a Turkish bath is all that’s needed to fully rejuvenate your senses. 

Marmaris Jeep Safari Tour

Marmaris Jeep Safari Tour is one of the most popular activities in Marmaris. Jeep Safari is organized by 4 to 8 people (in one jeep) with the 4x4 terrain vehicles. The jeeps follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills. Along the dusty trail, get out of the jeeps to have a refreshing dip in waterfalls hidden deep in the forest. 

Marmaris Castle and 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 Museum is located in the Marmaris Castle on the hills behind the marina. After the restoration of the castle during the years 1980-1990, the area started to serve as a museum. Marmaris Castle & Museum has seven indoor areas; two of them are organized as an archeology lounge and one of them is organized as an ethnography lounge. 

Visit the Cleopatra Island

Cleopatra Island (Sedir Island-Cedrae) is located 18 km north of Marmaris. It is famous for its golden sandy beach named after Cleopatra and the ancient city of Cedrae. The remnants of the city walls can also be seen here. According to a legend, Cleopatra and Antonius once swam here and the sands have been brought by the ships from North Africa. It's been said that this type of the sand can only be seen in Egypt.

Go Shopping in Marmaris

Marmaris offers a wide range of products for the holiday makers. The biggest public shopping centre, Marmaris Grand Bazaar (Carsi Market) is located by the centre square and worth a visit for its eclectic selection of goods on offer. There are lots of shopping centers in Marmaris. Jewelry, leather, carpets, clothing, local food and drinks, fishing equipments and souvenirs are the most popular shopping items in Marmaris. 

Gulet Cruising - Blue Voyage

A gulet can also be considered as a small hotel afloat. Gulets are similar to cruise liners and small passenger boats only in that they offer private accommodation to their guests. In Marmaris, you are most likely to find a good one way charter trip to Karacasögüt, Gulf of Gökova. Blue Voyage can also be made along the coasts of Kusadasi through the Antalya region. The coasts are undulated and curly which increase the sailing distance but this is the unique feature of the Blue Voyage. Isolated bays, ancient cities, traditional villages and gorgeous beaches are worth seeing all along your cruise.

Visit the Turunc Village

The Turunc village is a gorgeous and picturesque beach resort of Marmaris hidden away in a wonderful bay on the southern coast of Marmaris. This village has steadily grown to accommodate holidaymakers, but has somehow still kept it’s relaxed and charming atmosphere of the small fishing village it once was. "Turunc" is the Turkish name for "Sour Orange" and the village's name comes from its quality of sour oranges. Being an old fishing village, Turunc, is also a very popular pit-stop for the yachts and blue voyagers. You may see lots of anchored yachts and boats in the night and the restaurants are usually full of visitors. The Turunc Cove has a blue flag which means the beaches and the sea is in great condition signaling you to go ahead and explore.

Marmaris Aqua Parks

If you’re on a family holiday in Marmaris, take a day out to visit the Marmaris Water & Aqua Parks, which is packed with enough thrilling water-rides, chutes and bumper boats to make both kids and adults want to come back another day for more. There are two big water parks in Marmaris. One of them, also the biggest and the most popular one is Aqua Dream Water Park and the other one is Atlantis Water Park. The aqua parks have loads of different kinds of water slides, bumper boats, the zipping kamikaze ride, and the terrifying black hole, etc. 

Diving in Marmaris

Marmaris is an important town for the diving tourism in Turkey. There are around 52 diving locations in and around Marmaris. Daily diving tours are organized for the professionals as well as for the beginners from the central Marmaris port. The boats are full equipped with quality licensed instructors and high end equipment. To take the maximum advantage as possible of discovering the crystal clear underwater world of the Aegean & Mediterranean Seas, it is recommend to experience the beautiful Marmaris bays and underwater environment while planning your diving itinerary.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons when you'll enjoy a pleasant 25 degrees C. Marmaris weather enjoys a balmy Mediterranean climate. You can even swim here in winter!
 
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Take a day trip to the nearby town of Dalyan and spot some world-famous Caretta Caretta sea turtles. You can also try Mud baths and of course enjoy miles of beautiful sandy beach.
 
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