Located where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join you will find a large natural harbor surrounded by pine-clad hills and forests. This is Marmaris, often referred to as the jewel of the Turkish Riviera. Served by the Airports of Dalaman (≈ 85Km), Bodrum (≈ 165 km), Izmir (≈ 320 km) and Antalya (≈ 590 km). Marmaris is easily reached by Air (or by sea for the more adventurous traveler). Other resorts all within easy reach of Marmaris are Icmeler, Turunc, Datca, Gocek and Dalyan.
Marmaris is an excellent starting point for a 'Blue Cruise' of the Aegean, either on board a traditional Turkish Gulet or by modern sailing yacht and the region is ideal for water sports or sailing.
Marmaris offers lots of opportunity for the “non seafarer” too, daily excursions can be made to Selcuk, (Ephesus, House of the Virgin Mary) Pamukkale, Antique cities of Aphrodisias and Hierapolis, Kaunos, Thermal Mud Baths, Iztuzu Beach (Turtle Beach), Lycean Rock Tombs, Tios and Ulupinar. It is also possible to take a Day Return Ferry Trip to the Greek Island of Rhodes: Traveling out of Marmaris is not a must though; the resort offers lots of entertainment day and night time for all the family.