Once a sleepy fishing village, Marmaris has ballooned into one of the largest resorts on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Little of its history remains, as the town is now a modern development with tourism at its heart and soul.
Despite the development which reaches around 10 km along the west of the bay, Marmaris is also well-known for its expanse of green, as a sample, pine-covered hills which surround the town. There are many beaches around the bay, and there are ancient cities and seaside villages. The yacht harbour is the biggest and newest in Turkey, and therefore the busiest charter port especially for trips along the Turquoise Coast.
In addition to the climate, beaches and facilities of the town, the transportation infrastructure is a definite plus for attracting visitors. It has easy connections to the nearby airport Dalaman, ferries to Rhodes, and on the road to Datca and Fethiye. With the climate being comfortable even in winter and the nearby impressive mountains and pine forests, Marmaris is a very popular and practical holiday spot. Besides the town became a place where different civilisations reigned over time. There are architectural and historical evidences of Egyptian, Asdur, Ion, Dor, Persian, Macedonian, Syrian, Roman, Byzantium, Seljuk and Ottoman presence.