Green ends where blue starts: Marmaris – A quick guide

If you take the Marmaris exit of the highway connecting the Aegean region of Turkey from Troia in the north down to Lycia in the south, you will find yourself in the middle of a forest road about 25 kilometers. You want this road to never end. But when it’s over, another paradise welcomes you: Marmaris.

Marmaris is an ideal destination for those who love to spend time in nature and prefer to take an active holiday. It is also a unique destination for sea recreation with top-class hotels and beaches.

The historical and cultural heritage within the city is also worth seeing. We will talk a little bit about a part of all this wealth…

Marmaris Castle: In the morning or evening, you can sit on the ramparts of Marmaris Castle and witness the unique beauty of Marmaris Gulf.

Iyilik Rocks Archeology Park: While walking in the newly constructed park area in the city center, you can visit the natural cliffs and see the archaeological remains exhibited.

Marmaris Honey House: Do not miss the opportunity to meet with the pine honey, which is only produced on the Aegean coast and in Greece and Turkey.

Gunnucek National Park: You can have a picnic among the “sigla” (gunnuk) trees whis is one of the most special species of the world.

Gokova Coasts: You can only reach these bays via boats. Take bike tours in the forests and observe the natural life around the peaks.

Sedir Island: You can take a boat from Camli village to Sedir Island which is home for one of the world’s most famous beaches: The Cleopatra Beach.

Icmeler: Despite being one of the most preferred places by tourists, it is a beautiful place with its immaculate sea and well-kept center. There are small shops selling souvenirs and a beautiful park at the entrance.

Turunc: You can enjoy the sea in this charming holiday paradise with beauty and peace offered by nature in the slopes of mountains covered with pine trees, olive and fruit gardens. Also enjoy delicious food in beautiful restaurants.

Sogut: Sogut is a small village in its own manners, away from touristic sightseeing routes. You can see the traditional wooden boats (gulet) workshops. You should absolutely try the olive oil and fish dishes made with herbs in the restaurants along the coast of Bozburun.

Karia Trekkıng Route: Turkey’s long-distance hiking trail Kariya is about 820 kilometers. If you want to experience a walk from the Mediterranean to the Aegean, from the mountain villages to the deserted beaches and to the ruins of ancient cities, you can choose one of the stages between Icmeler, Bayir, Bozburun, Selimiye or Hisaronu.

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