Tourism in Marmaris

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

With pine hills reaching down to the seashore, a national park surrounding the city and an abundance of blue flag beaches, Marmaris is for many tourists a heavenly place.

Citing that Marmaris has recently been discovered by Russians, Ukrainians and people from the Baltic countries but is already known to Europeans, Muhammet Ali Acar, the mayor of Marmaris, said it was time to promote the beautiful city to the world.

Acar emphasized that since Marmaris’ infrastructure has been fully developed, they are now considering how to make the city a tourism center for all seasons. The people running the facilities in the city are working hard to improve the standards of the service, he said.

�Everyone is aware that Marmaris, which hosts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, is still not qualified enough to show its real tourism potential,� said Acar. �There are ancient sites and beautiful nature that stand untouched around Marmaris, such as Ephesus, Pamukkale � famous for its travertine, Dalyan � famous for its sea turtles, the ancient city of Kaunos, Sedir Island and Rhodes Island. These places are must-see sites.�

Marmaris also has marinas and bays that house many boats and is also a popular spots for cruises. Marmaris has one of the largest natural harbors in the world. There are people taking yachting classes each year, said Acar.
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