Places visit in Marmaris

The first place to visit in Marmaris is the Fortress which is thought to have been built by the lonians. At present it serves as the Archaeology Museum of Marmaris. The Fortress took its present form after on Ottoman intervention in 1522. The Fortress was opened for inhabitation during the Republican Period, and it was restored between 1980 and 1990. The Museum exhibits the artefacts found at the excavations conducted in the region, and findings of underwater archaeology surveys conducted at Knidos, Burgaz and Hisarönü, such as glass, ingots of varios metals, ceramics and amphorae. The Museum also displays ethnographical items. The Taşhan (Stone Caravanserai) (1552), Kemerli Köprü (Arched Bridge) (1552), İbrahim Aga Mosque (1789), Sarıana Tomb, Hafize Sultan Caravanserai (1545), and the historical Bedesten (Covered bazaar) which is still used as a shopping centre, are the important historical buildings in the old city.

There are numerous restaurants and entertainment venues in Marmaris and its environs that cater to all tastes and styles. If you wish you can enjoy a midnight cruise to watch moonlight playing with the wawes, or enjoy the sundown in one of the restaurants lined on the pedestrian road leading to İçmeler.

Netsel Marina is the main facility in central Marmaris, which is one of the largest marinas in Turkey and fully equipped to serve all yachting need. Blue Voyage boats moor stem-to-stern along the quay between the Marina and market. From the harbour, if you follow the Venedik Stream you reach the Street of Bars. At the Street of Bars you can party till sunrise- you will definitely find a bar catering to your prefences. Along the quay there are bars and restaurants serving seafood and local disches.

At the pier along the Market area you may find boats departing for day trips to destinations such as Cennet Island, Fosforlu (Phosphorescence) Cave, Bedir Island, Turunç, Kumlubük, iftlik Island, Mavi (Blue) Cave. Also there are Blue Voyage boats that would take you to the Gökova Bay to destinations such as Bördübet, Okluk, İngiliz Limanı (English Harbour), Longoz, Yedi Adalar (Seven Island) as well as coves along the Hisarönü Bay such as Hisarönü Harbour, Orhaniye, Selimiye, Bozburun, Söğüt Harbour and Bozukbükü at the tip of the peninsula.

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