Marmaris is a port town on the Mediterranean coast famous for its sailing and scuba diving scene. The town is surrounded by the Marmaris Mountains and is home to two bustling marinas and interesting ancient ruins.
Things to do in Marmaris
In the centre of Marmaris sits the town square and the famous Dancing Fountains, where each night the local council runs an exciting light show. Nights are filled with an endless stream of coloured lights, which are synchronised to music and brighten up the city.
Marmaris Marina is considered the heart of the town and combines the allure of luxury yachts, live music and upscale bars. Take a boat ride from the harbour and enjoy a sailing excursion, while the more adventurous can heads out on a scuba diving or snorkelling trip.
A 30-minute boat ride down the Turkish River takes you to Dylan, an ancient ruins site. From the boat, you’ll see tombs carved into the rocky mountain sides. Afterwards, head to Turtle Beach or Iztuzu Beach for an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing.
The surrounding Marmaris Mountains are bursting with flora and fauna, waterfall lagoons and panoramic views. Follow the rocky trails up the mountain with a private guide to learn about the area’s geology and local wildlife.
Getting around Marmaris
Dalaman Airport is just over an hour’s drive east of Marmaris, with coach transfers, shuttle buses or car hire available from the airport. In Marmaris, make use of the mini-buses and taxis.