Holidays to Marmaris are never one-paced. There’s an old town with an Ottoman castle and lively market to dip into. But if you’re more in the mood for wild watersports and all-night dancing, you’ll find that’s all covered, too.
Things to do in Marmaris
Turkey's biggest beach resort, Marmaris has a definite 'Riviera' feel to it. An elegant, palm-lined promenade weaves its way around the shoreline, while the marina plays host to a flotilla of gleaming white yachts.
Ancient and natural history are served up in Dalyan. Sail along the river and you’ll pass the fourth-century Tombs of Kings. Head to the beach and you’ll sunbathe alongside endangered loggerhead turtles, which have been making their nests here for centuries.
Discover a Turkish tradition with a visit to a hammam or Turkish bath. They’ve existed since Medieval times and normally have separate areas for men and women. When you get there, you’ll change into your swimwear before heading for the gobektasi, a heated stone where you’ll be treated to a body scrub that’ll leave you feeling really refreshed.
Smother yourself in therapeutic mud in celebrity haunt Dalyan. You'll feel film star fabulous in no time.