... Marmaris ...
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Marmaris was our next stop while exploring the southwest corner or Turkey. Marmaris is one of the most populer points of Turkish Riviera not only for Turkish locals, but also European people. You can see the signboards of restaurants in Turkish, English and Dutch. I think Marmaris is the favourite location for Dutch people :)
Situated on a bay, backed by rugged pine-clad mountains, Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for water sports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline. As an informatin, if you visit Marmaris in May, you can hang out in Marmaris Yacht Charter Show, and meet with the captains and crew of the boats.
Anyway, Marmaris is a relatively big town and provides lost of attractions during the day and night. You can enjoy the famous Turkish Cuisine in restaurants, and later stroll along the brightly lit and palm-lined promenade and indulge yourself at one of the ice-cream vendors. Then, you can go to the pubs and clubs during night and dance until dawn. Most of them are located through the coastline.
Also, there are many good places for shopping in Marmaris such as boutiques, markets and colorful bazaars. Don't forget to check out the leather stuff, copper/brassware, objects carved of onyx and hand-made jewellery. Moreover, carpets, textiles and the other hand-crafted souvenirs are locally produced. One final notice, try the honey here :)
There are so many ancient ruins and buildings from middle ages such as Physykos and Marmaris Castle (museum).
And beach, of course. Don't miss Atatürk Park for swimming. There is a shallow beach, extending to the bay leads to safe waters. The clear blue sea is warm enough to swim from early May to late September. Nearly all the beaches of Marmaris are officially awarded by blue-flag. Near Marmaris, there are more beaches in places like İçmeler, Turunç etc. Especially Turunç provides you great landscape between green hills. First you climb ascent through the mountains then you descent down to the village for beach, by car of course. The road is very curvy, but it was fun.
It was an unforgettable experience for me to travel there.