- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Water Sports
- Place or Religious Monument
- Archaeological Site
- Castle and fortress
Marmaris was the gateway to my trip to Turkey. I arrived by ferry from Rhodes. Before noticing the town, the smell of pines, the sonorities and the warmth of Turkish tea transported me to another continent.
I envisaged Marmaris as a stop-off town to prepare for the famous hike of the Lycian coast and was pleasantly surprised by the old port's peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. Small cafés, tiny lanes which lead to bazaar stores where you can find heaps of treasures. But it's the leisurely stroll along the sea with a magnificent view of the Marmaris bay that really touched me.
Charmed by the atmosphere, I decided to stay a day to visit the "Kale Müzesi" Fortress Museum and I skipped to Kaunos to see Lycian tombs for the very first time.