Marmaris, one of the most populated districts of Muğla, is located at the point where the Aegean Sea ends and the Mediterranean begins. The district also serves as a gateway to Rhodes and the Aegean islands. The history of Marmaris goes back to 1200 BC. With its deep-rooted history and breathtaking nature, the Marmaris Peninsula has hosted countless civilizations throughout history. With its natural beauties, precious heritages, long coastline and hills covered with fragrant pine forests, Marmaris is one of the corners of paradise in our country. We have brought together 9 places that must be visited and seen in Marmaris, which hosts many local and foreign people every year. Let’s say in advance that you will discover many beautiful places in our list of places to visit in Marmaris. We are ready for a pleasant journey from İçmeler to Hisarönü, and if you are ready, we will start!
1. Marmaris Museum
We start our list of places to visit in Marmaris with the Marmaris Museum, hosted by Marmaris Castle, which impresses with its historical texture. Built in the 2nd millennium BC, Marmaris Castle has been hosting the Marmaris Archeology Museum since 1991. It is possible to see finds collected from places such as Knidos, Burgazada and Hisarönü in the museum, which is definitely noted at the top of the list of places to visit in Marmaris by those who are interested in historical heritage. It is possible to visit the castle, which has preserved its value throughout history as it is located on the transition route between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean, and the museum inside, every day of the week except Mondays.
Icmeler, one of the first places that comes to mind when Marmaris is mentioned, takes its name from its famous and healing drinking water sources. The village is also home to one of the most famous beaches of Marmaris. Icmeler, where the deep blue sea meets a magnificent nature, is one of the must-see places in Marmaris. How is transportation provided? It is possible to reach Icmeler easily by taking the minibuses departing from Marmaris. We say that you should definitely add Icmeler to your travel route, which will allow you to spend your holiday peacefully with its sparkling sea, thin sandy beach and unique view that sees the islands. Moreover, we would like to remind you that there are quality facilities in the village very close to the beach.
3. Cedar Island
Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island because of its frequent mention in folk tales, is located 16 kilometers off Marmaris. The history of the island, whose ancient name is Cedrae, dates back to the 6th century BC. The beach, which is located on the north coast of the island and consists of specially shaped limestone particles, is kept under protection. Getting to the island is a very pleasant journey. Let us remind you that you can reach the island by boats departing from Gallipoli Village of Marmaris. If you ask what awaits us on the island, you can visit the historical tower and city walls, temple and church ruins, theater and agora on Sedir Island.
4. Dalyan river
Thanks to its natural beauties atmosphere, Dalyan, which is definitely included in the list of places to visit in Marmaris, is located 86 km from the center of Marmaris. The touristic area, which includes Iztuzu Beach, which is the breeding ground for Caretta Caretta sea turtles, impresses those who see it with its reed channel rivers and rock tombs. It is quite enjoyable to take daily boat tours on the Dalyan River. On the other hand, if you happen to be in Dalyan, we say that don’t forget to make use of the mud bath and thermal springs.
In our list of places to visit in Marmaris, there is a bay that is the subject of legends. The bay, which is believed to be named after the legend told about the daughter of the King of Bybassos, is located 30 km west of Marmaris. The reputation of Kızkumu, which you can easily reach by minibuses departing from Marmaris, has exceeded the borders of the country. The feature of the bay, on the other hand, stems from the shallowness of the sands, which progresses to the middle of the sea. We would like to remind you that you can easily reach the ruins of the castle, which is thought to belong to the Kingdom of Bybassos, on the island in the middle of the bay, with the boats you rent from the shore.
6. Loryma Ancient City
It is possible to reach the ancient city of Loryma, whose history dates back to the 7th century BC, by boats departing from Marmaris. Located in Bozuk Village, located at the southwestern tip of the Bozburun Peninsula, the ancient campus continues to host its visitors who enjoy visiting the historical textures. The most striking structure of the ancient city is the city castle, which has survived to the present day. The sanctuaries, necropolis, acropolis and cisterns located in different parts of the city stand out on the outer parts of the castle. If you happen to be in Marmaris, we recommend that you visit the ancient city of Loryma.
7. Bozburun Peninsula
Bozburun Peninsula is another place to visit in Marmaris that nature lovers will love. Bozburun Peninsula, which is a frequent destination for those who enjoy trekking and mountain bike riding, is a one-day escape idea for those who are bored with the crowded spots of Marmaris. The peninsula, which has a very low population, awaits its visitors with its lush valleys, forests, copper-colored coves and ancient ruins dating back to history. Moreover, let us remind you that the first settlement was a peninsula, the history of which dates back to the Carian Civilization.
8. Kumlubuk Bay
Kumlubuk Bay, which you can easily reach by taking the boats departing from the port in Marmaris, is a very pleasant and clean bay, 24 km from the town center. There is a zoning ban for the bay. The bay, which draws attention with its calm and peaceful structure, provides a peaceful and enjoyable holiday opportunity for its visitors who want to get rid of the stress of city life. Water sports center, jet-ski, banana and herring activities are also active in the bay, which has quality accommodation options. Diving in Kumlubuk, whose water is quite clear and clean, is another enjoyable activity.
We complete our list of places to visit in Marmaris with Hisarönü, which attracts attention with its cool air and clean water. Thanks to these features, Hisarönü, which is frequented by asthma and heart patients, is among the places you should definitely add to your Marmaris travel list. The bay, which fascinates with its unique sunset, is also home to delightful beaches. Let us remind you that there are many resting places and accommodation centers in the coastal part of the bay, where you can swim and enjoy the sun on the 330-meter beach, which is famous for its coarse-grained, red-colored sand. It is also possible to reach İnbükü, Kartal Bay, Tavşan Island and Bencik Harbor from Hisarönü, which fascinates with its calmness, by boat tours.
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