Marmaris remains one of Turkey's best known Mediterranean port town resorts, offering great nightlife, excellent beaches and the renowned Dalyan mud baths.
The majority of nightlife in Marmaris is centred in and around the well-named Bar Street, where there are clubs, restaurants, cafes, and bars with open doors until the early hours of the morning. There are also plenty of places to go in the old town away from the main nightlife; here you will also find good bars, shops, and restaurants.
As with most towns along the south west coast of Turkey, Marmaris has its roots deep in history. Take some time to explore Marmaris Castle ruins. The castle was rebuilt in 1522 by the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, with Marmaris being used as a base for his navy. There is also a museum with many interesting artefacts.
There are some good shopping opportunities in Marmaris, where you can pick up some bargains to take home with you, especially in the markets where bartering is the key to getting the price down.
Marmaris' main beach is a long strip of dark sand which adjoins the nearby resort of Icemeler. The sea is crystal clear, turquoise, and warm - absolutely perfect for swimming and very safe. There are water taxis to take you further along the coastline to neighbouring towns and resorts.