Pamucak forest camp: Pamucak forest camp is located on the Marmaris-Ýçmeler coast line, 8kms from the city centre covering an area of 42,059 m 2 an area of red pine trees.
Çubucak forest camp: It is on the 22 nd km of the Marmaris-Datça road, Hisarönü Gulf coast, covered with red pine, myrtle, laurel and sweetgum trees. The camp is spread along a 1800m coast line with a capacity to hold of 400 tents, 35 caravans and 1000 visitors per day.
Inbükü forest camp: This camp is situated on the Hisarönü Gulf coast at a distance of 16km from Çubucak. It covers three bays: Ýnbükü, Çökertme and Cave Bays, accommodating 150 tents and 20 caravans. The forest is consists of sweetgum, laurel, myrtle and red pine trees.
Günnücek forest camp: It is on the way to Fake Strait, 1km away from Marmaris, covering an area of 26 hectares which allows 300 visitors per day. The forest contains sweetgum and laurel trees. Because sweetgum is called “günnük” among the locals, the bay is named Günnücek after the günnük (sweetgum) tree.
Bucak forest camp: This camp is located 5km from the Çamlýk Village junction on the 15thkm of the Marmaris-Muðla road in Gökova Gulf. A kiosk, WC, phone, water and power services are available at the camp site which covers an area of 5 hectares. Boats going to Sedir Island depart from this camp.
Çetibeli forest area: It is located on the 20 th km of the Marmaris-Muðla road. A 5 hectare area is covered in red pine, sweetgum and plane trees. There is an open air cafe in the Muðla architecture and a fountain with fresh drinking water.
In a modern city, this was something I didn't expect to see.
MARMARIS CASTLE, has been in Marmaris since 3 B.C. Long after this, during the Hellenistic Age, Alexander the Great invaded Caria and the castle was besieged. The 600 inhabitants of the town realized that they had no chance against the invading army and burned their valuables in the castle before escaping to the hills with their women and children.
The invaders realized the strategic value of the castle and repaired several of the destroyed sections to house a few hundred soldiers before the main army returned home. The Castle was rebuilt by Kanuni Sultan Suleyman in 1522. Inside, there is a photo and information about this man.
There has been two Castles here. The 1st was built by the Ionians, and the present one is the one built by the Ottomans in 1522. It was badly damaged by shelling from a French Battleship in 1914. Since 1979 restoration work has been continuing at the castle in order to restore it to near its original condition.
For a visit of the Ottoman Marmaris remains start at the Caravanserai, an inn built in 1545, which includes seven small rooms and one large room. From Caravanserai walk up the stairs to the castle of Suleyman the Magnificent and visit the many galleries, including a gallery of archeological findings. Enjoy Marmaris Bay views from one of the castle walls, they are gorgeous!
OPEN DAILY 8.30 - 5.30 CLOSED MONDAYS
ADMISSION IN 2009 was 3 t/l
"Dalyan boat trip"
If you go on any trips this is a must. It's a nice lazy day which consists of a trip to turtle beach & the mud baths.
We booked a ship called the Orca which was huge. A lot cheaper than booking through the reps.
This view is from the boat as we set sail from Marmaris
The first stop is at turtle beach which is a lovely stretch of golden sand and clear warm water which is great. the only way to get to this beach is by boat and as this area is protected due to turtles it is more or less unspoilt.
I would advise that if possible freeze some water bottles the night before as these are a godsend in the hot months. there is a hut that sells some drinks but it's basic.You can buy drinks on the small boats you use to visit the mudbaths and these are very reasonable.
The beach is protected so they can not build here so no shops ladies!
If you can put up with the smell it's an experience. Getting covered in mud, drying in the sun then a shower and a dip in the hot spa.
One tip be very careful near the mudbath as it is very slippy and if you fall you land on rock.