Twenty years ago Marmaris was little undeveloped fishing village. Nowadays, cosmopolitan charm that exudes Marmaris will surprise those tourists who are looking for a quality tourist offer for relaxing holiday as well as active one.
In Marmaris it is very famous the old part of city with many open markets where you can find everything you need, and restaurants with interesting cuisine where you can enjoy in Turkish cuisine with seafood specialities and traditional Turkish delicacies. During the day, in Marmaris you can enjoy relaxing on the beautiful beaches as well as in sightseeing from the boats and water sports: sailing, water skiing, paragliding. For those tourist who do not like crowd in the central city beach in Marmaris, every morning from the city marina go boats to the impressive sandy beaches, Cleopatra’s island and Turtle beach.
Marmaris is today one of the most developed coastal cities. Every Mediterranean cruising includes sightseeing Marmaris and those tourist who like to cruise on a world well known cruisers enjoy in its various tourist offer. There are several archaeological places near the Marmaris, ancient city Ephesus, which was next to Rome by its size in the Roman Empire. Marmaris is famous for the diving competition which are held every year. Due to the extraordinary beauty in depths below the surface of the sea, that are waiting for you to be explore, attracts many divers from all over the world to visit Marmaris
For the begginers there are many places, where you can get diving equipment and take a few hours skills training of this unusual sport by experienced diving instructors. Shopping in Marmaris is a unforgetable experience, because it is a trade ritual and every traditional Turkish trader likes to agree about the price, so you can buy leather products, by which Turkey is famous for, in a half price than they are asking for.
Text: Aleksandar Devetak
Published on: 01.12.2010