A fishing village only a few decades ago, today's resort city of Marmaris is a Turkish Riviera, situated where the Mediterranean and Aegean seas meet. The splendid harbor waterfront is home to numerous restaurants and cocktail lounges. The bazaar is a visitor's magnet, a labyrinth of shops selling everything under the sun. Bargains in carpets, clothing, gold and leather goods are commonplace.
Marmaris is blessed with perfect weather in spring and autumn. The winter climate is mild; however, July and August can be quite hot.
Nearby there are numerous attractive islands and villages to visit. A wide variety of water sports is available at the beaches and diving is especially popular. Dive-training businesses abound.
Also nearby are such archaelogical sites as the ancient Roman city of Ephesus; and Pamukkale, noted for its historical ruins, but also its enthralling and unparalleled geological formations.