Things to do in Marmaris

Our most recommended things to do in Marmaris

Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

1. Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

Embark at the tourist port of Rhodes and cross the Aegean to the magical seaside resort of Marmaris. Discover how Marmaris has evolved from a tiny fishing village into a popular tourist resort with numerous restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling marina. Explore at your own pace and use the time to visit the medieval castle on the hilltop. Stroll around the Old Town to see the traditional houses and visit a museum with archaeological finds from Knidos, Datça, and various shipwrecks. Try the local cuisine or go to the bazaar to purchase spices, traditional artwork, and sweets. Take an optional shopping tour of Marmaris by bus. Enjoy a walk along the promenade and swim in the cooling lagoon along the 10 km long beach before the return boat trip to Rhodes.

Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

2. Marmaris Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

In the morning you’ll be picked up at your hotel and head to at a meeting point, where others will join you in preparation for this full-day jeep safari. In all, 5-15 jeeps will depart in a convoy for the countryside surrounding Marmaris. Head up into the mountains, where you’ll take in stunning views of Marmaris and other small villages. During the day you’ll stop at the Turgut waterfall and have some time to swim at the area’s beautiful beaches. Enjoy a typical Turkish lunch prepared for you in a small village. Your jeep will take you inland through pine forests, and you’ll enjoy fantastic unspoiled scenery, and see flocks of sheep, wandering goats, and villagers in traditional dress riding on donkeys.

2-Hour Turkish Bath Experience in Marmaris

3. 2-Hour Turkish Bath Experience in Marmaris

Start your vacation in Marmaris off right with a visit to the Turkish bath. Upon arriving, you will be taken to the hamam (sauna), where you will enjoy a steam bath that softens your skin and opens your pores. This will be followed by a scrubbing that will help remove dead skin. Continue on to enjoy a foam massage, followed by an aroma therapy oil massage. Then you will retire to a cooling room for a period of relaxation. After your experience is over, you will also have the option to purchase other services at the baths, including pedicures, manicures, facial masks, additional massages, and more.

From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

4. From Marmaris: Day Trip by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

Find yourself in an incredible world where you can see the fish and plants underwater while staying dry onboard a glass-bottom boat. Marvel at the sea caves and magnificent canyons and stop for a swim in the turquoise waters. Enjoy swimming breaks in four different bays throughout the day at Aquarium Bay, Kadirga Bay, Green Sea Bay and Paradise Island Bay. Next, use the facilities on board the boat to relax on the water. Dine in an air-conditioned fast food hall, and relax on deck chairs on the upper deck. Enjoy a lunch of meatballs or chicken with rice and salad aboard the boat before sailing back to harbor.

Marmaris: Full-Day Boat Trip with Unlimited Drinks and Lunch

5. Marmaris: Full-Day Boat Trip with Unlimited Drinks and Lunch

Your tour will begin at 9:30AM, at which point hotel pickup will begin from hotels in the region. From there, you will be transported to your boat. Adaköy'te will be the first stop of your tour. Here you will discover fish farms, where mullets can be thrown bread. After about 15 minutes exploring the fish farm, you will take your first swimming break on the "Island of Paradise". After a swimming break of about 45 minutes, you will depart for some nearby caves. You will then have a short break, before exploring the local cave for 30 minutes, with 5 minutes for a photo shoot following your exploration. Following 45 minutes of sailing, you will take a break for food. Your good will be prepared and served onboard, with a menu usually consisting of grilled chicken, salad, and pasta. Following lunch, a 1hour break will be given, in which you can swim at Turunc Beach, or explore the nearby quaint town. You will then have time to relax with a drink on your way back to Marmaris. After arriving back at the port, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

6. Marmaris: Jeep Safari with Lunch

If you love outdoor sports and want to take as much advantage as possible of the incredible countryside views, head out on a jeep safari from Marmaris. The jeeps follow a thrilling route up and down narrow roads which wind around the pine forested mountains, and also through wide mountain rivers to find the most breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills. You will be picked up from your hotel before gathering at the meeting point to start the jeep safari. Admire the beautiful landscape of Marmaris before driving off road and having fun fighting with water pistols. On the way, you will visit the waterfalls at Hisaronu Bay, where you can enjoy swimming. You will also see an oak tree that is more than 2,000 years old. You will have lunch in Turgut Village and then enjoy a relaxing stop at Jesus Beach where you can walk on water. The day will end by returning back to your hotel around 18:00.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

7. Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

On this 1-day tour from Marmaris you will visit Pamukkale, known as the 8th Wonder of the World. Meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, this natural formation contains hot springs and travertine, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Because of the glorious white travertine and historical value, Pamukkale was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1988. Pamukkale can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 kilometers away. On the top of this white “castle”, which is a total of 2,700 meters long, 600 meters wide, and 160 meters high, the ancient city of Hierapolis was built. Here you can visit an ancient Roman amphitheater, the historical museum which was formerly a Turkish bath, the ancient Cleopatra swimming pool, the monumental tomb of Saint Philippe, and the most magnificent Necropolis of Anatolia.

Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

8. Marmaris: Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch, Foam Party, and Stops

Embark on a cruise aboard the Davy Jones Pirate Boat in Marmaris and visit Paradise Island, Phosphorous Cave, Turunç, and more. Enjoy lunch, unlimited drinks, on-board entertainment, a foam party, and plenty of activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Make stops for shopping and swimming. Start your adventure by hopping on board and stepping into the pirate life. Along with an authentic pirate theme, the Davy Jones Pirate Boat features 3 floors with sunbeds on the top floor. Once settled in, the ship departs from the harbor in Marmaris, toward sights including Paradise Island, Aquarium Bay, and Phosphorous Cave. Along the trip, you’ll make 4 stops for swimming and other fun. If you want to snorkel, you can bring along your own gear. Stop at Turunç for a shopping break and swimming. At lunch time, sit down and get served chicken, meatballs, salad, and pasta. Pair unlimited local alcoholic and soft drinks with your meal. Then, continue to Kızılkum for a second swimming break. For the final part of your day, enjoy a foam party and disco on the second and third floors. Take advantage of a full entertainment team and many other activities for your group to enjoy while on board. With kids in mind, there are also face painting activities and free take-home souvenirs such as bandanas, pirate certifications, bracelets, and necklaces. When your adventure on the high seas comes to an end, return to the marina in Marmaris for drop-off back at your pickup location.

Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

9. Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

Enjoy a relaxing full-day tour of Dalyan on Turkey’s Lycian Coast, sailing by boat across the turquoise sea to Turtle Beach (officially known as Iztuzu Beach). Departing from Marmaris, admire the remarkable rock cut tombs of the Kings of Kaunos along the coast. Founded around the 9th-century BC on the border of the Kingdom of Lycia, Kaunos became an important Carian city around 400 BC and its culture reflected aspects of both kingdoms. The tombs were designated for the kings and other powerful people of the city, and filled with food, money, jewelry and other valuable items. Marvel at the Dalyan Canal as it weaves its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach, a peninsula jutting out from the mainland. Famous for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) that lay their eggs in the sand, as well as blue crab, the beach is now protected to help conserve the turtles, making it out of bounds to the public from May through September. Jump into a mud bath for an indulgent and therapeutic wallow before your return transfer to Marmaris.

From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

10. From Marmaris: Day Trip to Dalyan with Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Marmaris at 8:30 AM and travel 45 minutes to Koycegiz. When you arrive, board your riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Koycegiz Lake. Visit the thermal springs and mud baths, which provide secret health benefits. The waters are rich in blue-hydrogen and radon, which relieve joint pain and aid the musculoskeletal system. In the vicinity of the village of Dalyan, there are 12 springs with different chemical compositions of water. Continue your tour and sail through the narrow ducts of the river. See rock tombs built between the 5th and 4th centuries BC during the oligarchy of the ancient city of Kaunos. They are the best examples of Lycian graves in the territory of Turkey. Return to your boat and be served a mouth-watering meal. The final stop will be at Turtle Beach. The unique sandy Iztuzu beach is where Caretta-Caretta turtles lay their eggs. The beach is a natural reserve and is under state protection but you can swim in the freshwater lake beside the beach. If you are lucky, you will see turtles on the beach. In the evening, from May to October, the beach is closed. Be dropped off at your accommodation around 7:30 PM. 

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Overall rating

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based on 555 reviews

Really nice trip with beautiful views and the swimming breaks at the coves we’re really fun. They also provide float vests for those less practiced at swimming which is nice. Lunch options were chicken and beef with rice, chips and salad (vegetarian options would be nice).

that was very best experience, amazing team, looking after us all the time, it is.for young end older people, everyone was happy

Amazing tour n guider was there must try I hated the lunch and breakfast served

Brilliant day trip, highly recommend this boat trip. Loved every minute of it.

Great day our, well worth the money and we were very well looked after