Things to do in Marmaris

Our most recommended things to do in Marmaris

Marmaris: Turkish Bath Experience

1. Marmaris: Turkish Bath Experience

Enter the calm relaxing atmosphere of the hammam, the traditional domed Turkish bathhouse. Relax in the sauna and allow your pores to open. Feel the deep calm that comes while reclining in the dry heat of an authentic Turkish bath.  After your pores have opened and you’ve begun to sweat, you’ll be treated to a full body scrub, which will allow your skin to exfoliate. Lay down and receive a foam massage. Your personal masseuse will work hard relieving the tension in your muscles while simultaneously rejuvenating your skin. Finish your Turkish bath experience feeling fresh, renewed, and invigorated. This treatment is recommended at the start of your trip, in order to remedy the stress of air travel, but before spending too much time in the tropical Turkish sun.

Rhodes to Marmaris Full-Day Trip by Boat

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

3. 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.

Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour from Marmaris and Icmeler

4. 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.

Dalyan Full-Day Boat Trip from Marmaris

5. 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 by Glass Bottom Semi Submarine

6. 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 Jeep Safari: Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

7. 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.

Cleopatra Island Boat Trip from Marmaris and Icmeler

8. Cleopatra Island Boat Trip from Marmaris and Icmeler

This full-day excursion to Cleopatra Island offers departures from hotels in both Marmaris and Icmeler. On the way to the island you’ll stop for swimming breaks in Incekum Bay and near Fenerli Island. Enjoy the warm turquoise waters and stunning views of Gokova Bay. A delicious BBQ lunch will be served back on board, and includes chicken or meat balls, spaghetti, salad, and seasonal fruits. With 3 hours or more of free time on Cleopatra Island, you’ll be able relax on the white sand beach, take a leisurely walk through the olive groves, and explore the ruins of the Roman amphitheater and fortifications. The island’s sands are legendary and are believed to have been imported by Mark Anthony as a gift to his lover Cleopatra. This unique sand cannot be found anywhere else in the world: the grains are so tiny and shiny that the beach on Cleopatra Island was declared a National Conservation Area. İt is not permitted to take any sand with you when leaving the island. On the way back to Marmaris you’ll have another swimming break in Dolphin Bay. The tour ends at around 18:00.

Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

9. Marmaris: 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari Experience

Start your adventure with a short test run to establish your confidence, then head off on a 30-minute safari along riverbeds and through the forest. Afterward, head back to the practice track to speed things up a little as you race around the track. Stop to swim and enjoy the beauty of the Turkish countryside, and see how it is different from the seascapes. Absolutely all riders will come back to the starting point very dirty and dusty but in great spirits. Enjoy a wonderful day, full of fun and adventure.  Quad biking in Marmaris guarantees only positive emotions and unforgettable impressions. Make sure to prepare for the most memorable experience of your life. 

From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

10. From Marmaris: Independent Day Trip to Rhodes by Catamaran

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Marmaris to the island of Rhodes. Make the short 50-minute crossing in comfort by catamaran and have plenty of free time to explore Rhodes once you’ve arrived. It is possible to find guided tours from Mandraki Harbor or to take a taxi to travel around the island. The best option, however, is to explore the island on your own as most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance of the harbor. Explore the walled medieval town, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Walk along its narrow streets and visit the numerous historical sites. Among the most important monuments are the well-preserved Venetian Castle, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, Freedom Gate, the Church of St. Paul, and the Temple of Aphrodite. You’ll also want to see the legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes has plenty of shops stocking famous brands, local goods, handicrafts, and souvenirs. There are many restaurants, cafés, and bars in the town, where you can enjoy refreshments or a delicious lunch of Greek cuisine. You’ll also find small bistros and tavernas in the backstreets, which serve authentic Greek dishes and are definitely worth a visit. After the tour, return to Marmaris.

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What people are saying about Marmaris

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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