Marmaris is a Turkish resort located in the province of Muğla. In 2012 the town had a population of 34,047, but in summer the number of inhabitants can reach a peak of between 300,000 and 400,000 people. The historical name of Marmaris is Physkos. The first settlement took place around 3500 BC. After that, the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans, among others, left their mark. However, little of this can be seen in Marmaris itself.
Well-known historic buildings include the 16th-century citadel, the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha from 1789 and the Ottoman residential barracks from 1545.
In 1958 Marmaris was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake. Only the citadel and the historic buildings around the citadel remained undamaged.
Popular excursions are:
Dalyan; mud bath, sulfur bath, kings tombs, turtle beach and jeep safaris.
Pamukkale (limestone terraces)
Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ruins)
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