Marmarisis a popular destination for both local and international tourists, with many hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants. There are a couple of marinas and a large marketplace worth spending a couple of hours. If you have time, you can join a jeep safari into the surrounding forests and mountains.
Surrounded by high rocky cliffs, Serce Limani is so sheltered, the entrance is hard to locate. There is a restaurant in the bay that will send a dinghy if you wish to dine there. Within the bay there are a number of shipwrecks to snorkel around, and the water is crystal clear.
Sogut is one of the most authentic villages in the area. Fishing and agriculture are the main sources of income along with tourism. Locally grown products and freshly caught seafood are served in the restaurants that line the bay.
Selimiye is a favorite anchorage among local sailors as well as yacht charterers. A well protected and pristine bay with a number of restaurants each of which has a private jetty offering water and electricity, Selimiye has all the facilities for your comfort in an otherwise untouched and quiet setting. The inhabitants still grow pomegranates, oranges, lemons, olives and figs, and local fishermen bring their daily catch to the restaurants.
The sheltered bay of Dirsek Buku offers an exceptional restaurant celebrated by customerswith modern facilities and great local food. You can swim in the clear waters and enjoy the shade of palm trees on the beach.
Loryma of Bozuk Buku is a great anchorage with the option of using one of the jetties in front of the restaurants in the bay or dropping anchor at 7-8m. The bay is surrounded by the ruins of the ancient Hellenistic city of Loryma, and you can hike up the hill to explore the site before having a refreshing swim.
If you missed out on the fun that Marmarisoffers on your first day, then we recommend that you have a night out on the town. Stroll around the bazaar and have cocktails in one of the many bars on the waterfront. If you have had enough of the local food, there is a great Indian restaurant in town,as well as a selection of European restaurants.