Marmaris is an important yachting and tourism center and a developing town in Muğla. History of the area dates back to ancient Caria civilization. Surroundings of Marmaris have a very impressing natural beauty with forests and pristine coves. Fiskos ancient settlement is the first settlement in the area and the ruins can still be seen.
One of the most characteristic and natural things in Marmaris is sweetgum tree and its oil. Trade of this oil earned an important amount of wealth to the city in the history.
Marmaris has a population of approximately 90.000. With its shopping malls, energetic urban life, education and health facilities, well developed tourism and yachting industry, Marmaris is a decent city. But also just a few kilometers out of town you can find the most isolated coves, forests and beaches of Mediterranean. You can dive into energetic nightlife in bars street, in the morning you can see in a calm, quiet, deserted island. This is one of the best advantages of having a vacation in Marmaris.
Selimiye, Bozburun, Turunç, İçmeler and Turgutköy are some of the other settlements around Marmaris, that you can choose for just visiting or accommodation. Also, you can see many ancient Caria ruins like Physkos (Asartepe), Amos, Bybassos (Hisarönü), Kastabos (Hisarönü), Syrna (Bayırköy), Larymna (Bozburun), Thyssanos (Söğütköy), Phoenix (Taşlıca), Loryma (Bozukkale), Kasara (Serçe Limanı), Kedrai (Sedir Adası), Euthena and Amnistos.