Marmaris is a port city
and tourist resort on the Mediterranean coast,
located in Muğla Province
, southwest Turkey, along the shoreline of the Turkish Riviera. Marmaris' main source of income is tourism. It is located between two intersecting sets of mountains by the sea, though following a construction boom in the 1980s, little is left of the sleepy fishing village that Marmaris was until the late 20th century. In 2010, the city's population was 30,957, and peaks at around 300,000 to 400,000 people during the tourist season. It is also a centre for sailing and diving, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters, being also served by the nearby Dalaman Airport.
Marmaris is where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean, where green verdant forests meet the famous turquoise waters of the sea, and where modern culture meets ancient civilizations. Marmaris is the destination for those who want to relax, explore natural beauty and the rich history of the region. The destination for those who want to the enjoy the Turquoise Sea and golden sands and try many water- and land-based sporting activities. A peninsula encompassing another peninsula...