Historical Places in Marmaris

Historical Places in Marmaris

Marmaris, located in the Muğla province in the Aegean Region, is a district that has hosted many civilizations throughout history. Marmaris, which carries the traces of different civilizations to the present day, manages to attract the attention of millions of local and foreign tourists every year with its unique natural beauties and historical richness. We have compiled the must-see historical places in Marmaris just for you, which promises its visitors both a nice summer holiday and a time travel.


One of the Historical Symbols: Marmaris Castle and Archeology Museum

Marmaris Castle, located behind the Marmaris marina, is known as one of the most important historical symbols of the region. The building, which is known to date back to the years before Christ, has been restored many times until today. This special building, which was restored in 1991, opened its doors to visitors as a museum.

Marmaris Castle, which still serves as a museum today, has 18 rooms and 7 closed areas. There are 2 archeology and 1 ethnography hall inside the castle. In the archaeological section of the museum, historical artifacts from the Hellenistic and Roman Periods unearthed from excavations in Marmaris and its surroundings are exhibited. In the ethnography section, there are various objects such as ornaments, weapons, and carpets from the Ottoman Period. When you visit Marmaris, you should certainly visit the historical castle mentioned by Evliya Çelebi in his Seyahatname.


A Short Shopping Break: Historical Bedesten Bazaar

Bedesten Bazaar, which contains various shops, is a frequent destination for Turkish and foreign visitors with its unique architectural structure. The historical bazaar, one of the most authentic places in Marmaris, continues to be the center of shopping today, as it was in the past.

You can have a pleasant time by visiting the bazaar, which opens to shops on one side and the sea on the other and purchase souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones. If you wish, after visiting the bazaar, you can relieve the tiredness of the day by drinking a nice Turkish coffee in one of the places here.


Port City of the Ancient Caria Region: Physkos Ancient City

The old name of Marmaris, "Phykos", means "Nature City" in the Carian language. The city, which takes its name from its fascinating natural beauties, is a unique place for those who like to travel to the past with its historical texture.

Physkos Ancient City, located on Asar Hill, is known as one of the oldest settlements on the Reşadiye Peninsula. It is possible to find some traces in the region dating back to 3400 BC. Even though there are not many ruins left from the ancient city today, Phykos Ancient City is among the places that are worth adding to your travel route in Marmaris.


A Magnificent View: Loryma Ancient City

Loryma Ancient City, one of the historical places worth seeing in Marmaris, is located in Bozuk Bay on the southwestern side of the Bozburun Peninsula. The city, which has a clean bay and a fascinating natural view, was also a strategically important place in the past years thanks to its unique location.

The castle located in the Burunbaşı location of the city is among the fascinating historical places to be seen with its well-preserved structure. If you are willing to take a slightly challenging route, you can climb the hill and enjoy the magnificent view. While visiting the ancient city, you can also visit the bay, which has managed to remain pristine due to its distance from the center and immerse yourself in the peaceful waters of Marmaris. If you wish, you can reach the region by taking boat tours as well as by road.


Journey to the Dusty Pages of History: Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai

Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai, located in the Tepe District near Marmaris Castle, is one of the most popular historical buildings in Marmaris. The building, named after Hafsa Sultan, the mother of Suleiman the Magnificent, was built in 1545. It has managed to be one of the places frequented by millions of tourists every year with its structure that has not changed since then.

Inside the caravanserai, there are a total of 8 rooms, 7 small and 1 large, which are used as shops today. You can have a pleasant journey through the dusty pages of history by adding Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai, which also has a cafe and a museum, to your list of must-see places.


Enjoy an Unforgettable Holiday at Elite World Marmaris

Located in İçmeler, where blue and green unite, Elite World Marmaris promises its visitors a 4-star holiday experience with its unique architecture and experienced staff members. Located in the heart of nature, the hotel can be the ideal option for you to have an unforgettable holiday with your loved ones with its sea view rooms, Fit Life & SPA center and food and beverage areas with different concepts. Elite World Marmaris also offers you a special dining experience with international menus that are prepared by award-winning chefs.

While exploring the historical places and natural beauties of Marmaris, you can relieve the tiredness of the day and have a pleasant time at Elite World Marmaris. If you wish, you can contact Elite World Marmaris right away to get more detailed information about the hotel and to make a reservation.