Marmaris is one of Turkey's most popular resorts, which attracts lots of holidaymakers, many of whom return year after year. It is a favorite with families and young couples alike. It is in a stunning setting, its geography remarkably similar to that of the fjords, with pine-clad hills dropping steeply to the sea, jagged inlets and tiny rocky islets off the coast.

There are many water sports centers in Marmaris or at the coves, ready to assist you in surface or underwater sports adventures - including extreme sports. Akvaryum (Aquarium) Cove, Baca (Chimney) Sea Cave and reef area are the fascinating diving spots for domestic and foreign visitors. Nature and adventure sports such as rafting on Dalaman Stream and trekking tours are organized by travel agencies. Jeep Safari is yet another alternative.

The Street of Bars is the heart of local nightlife. Uzunyali Street, on the coastal road from Marmaris centre towards İcmeler, is the alternative entertainment centre. Numerous small and large cafes, bars, restaurants, and discos offer various types of music, animation and shows.

Some of the sites of ancient cities in the environs of Marmaris are as follows: Amos (Hisarönü-Turunç), Bybassos (Hisarönü), Kastabos (Hisaronu), Syma (Bayir Village), Larymna (Bozburun), Thyssanos (Sogiit), Phoinix (Tashca), Loryma (Bozukkale), Kasara (Serge Harbour), Cedrai (Sedir Island), Euthena and Amnistos.(Karacasogut).

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