Marmaris is an old Carian city. Its history goes back to the 3500 BC. Earlier Marmaris was known as Physkos and its ruins can be found at Asartepe, which is situated 2 km north of Marmaris. Here you will find the pine-clad mountains and crystal water beaches.
There are lots of places of attractions such as a 16th century citadel, which was built by Suleyman, the Ottoman caravansary of 1545 and also the mosque of Ibrahim Agha, which was built in 1789. On the western side of Marmaris, there is the Ataturk Park with its fine beach for swimming. Here in this park there are lots of rare species of trees which cannot be found elsewhere in the world. In Marmaris, every type of facilites is available such as accommodations, restaurants, bars, cafes and discos. Every kind of materials can be found in the market. The Turkish handicrafts are very famous. The Marmaris’s market is famous for one more thing the “Caam Ball”, a tasty pine-scented honey. Marmaris is suitable for any type of leisure activities. The deep blue sea with crystal clear water is fine for various types of water sports. A tourist can visit the Turuns bay, which is situated down the mountains. Along the Turuns Bay you will see various kinds of restaurants and bars. Near the Turuns Bay, there are lots of tourist spot such as Orhaniye, famous for its natural harbor, Turgut, Yavuz Plaji, Ciftlik, Fosforlu Magara (the Phosphorus Cave), Cennet Adasi, Gunnucek and Yalanci Bogaz.
Apart from all these, a tourist can go to Loryma, which is situated at the southern tip of the Bozburun Peninsula by a boat trip. Here you will find the ruins of a harbor and a castle. It is the best place for the people who want privacy with the wonderful natural environment.