CARPETS, CARPETS, AND MORE CARPETS
This is another shop in Marmaris i was dragged in to by my wife (oh come on love, lets buy a carpet) so in we went. But i was amazed at the quality and stock that was in that shop, trouble is quality comes at a price, one carpet i really liked worked out at around £900 pounds so that one stayed in the shop hahahaha. A good point to add about the shop is if you buy a carpet you don't have to lug it around Marmaris on your back, they will arrange it to be flown back to your country right away (pity they did not do that to my wife hahahaha). You can pay anything from £10 pounds to thousands of pounds.
As history tells: well protected Marmaris Castle was built during Sultan Suleiman (the Magnificent)'s journey to conquer Rhodes. According to Evliya Chelebi the castle had already existed, and all the Sultan did was to change its name. During the Ottoman Empire, Marmaris Castle and Harbor were used as a supply point for the Navy.
From the top of the catle you will have wonderful view of the harbour, sea and mountains. It really is worth to see!
Some information about Marmaris
Marmaris in Turkey is one of Turkey' s premier vacation resorts, built around a sweeping natural bay at the foot of steep pine covered mountain slopes. The old town is a maze of twisting little streets and alleys with whitewashed houses in the Turkish style amid an excellent shopping bazaar.
Sightseeing :- A few examples of places to see
If you are into history then Ephesus is the place to go, the world famous city of antiquity with its magnificent remains, for example the Library of Celcius, amphitheatre, the colonnaded Marble Court and the Temple of Artemis (One of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World) takes you on a time journey. Ephesus played an important role in early Christianity. St Paul lived there for three years - see his "Letter to the Ephesians". The mystical sensation you will feel in the House of the Virgin Mary - where she spent her final years - might make you a regular church goer.
The ever-flowing thermal springs with a high content of calcium have built up over thousands of years the white terraces of Pamukkale (the Cotton Castle). The bizarre lime cascades, hot spring pools and huge stalactites are impressive and equally so are the relics of the ancient city of Hierapolis. Pamukkale is a perfect work of mother nature and unique in the world.
During our recent trip we were told that they have found a new cotton mountain but it is underground. Can't wait until that opens but it will probably be a few years before that will happen.
"Turtle Beach, Mud Baths and Tomb of the Kings : -"
Turtle Beach is one of the well known breeding grounds of the loggerhead turtles and it is surrounded by fresh water on one side and salt water on the other. Sailing on the river boats through the maze-like of Dalyan Delta will surely remind you of the African Queen. Stop over at the magnificent Rock Tombs which are carved high in the cliff. And finally a stop at the fountain of youth; Mud Baths. It is fun, it is rejuvenating and it, surely, is a great chance for an unusual photo.