was a Carian city of which history goes back to the 3500 BC.
Its ancient name was Physkos of which antique ruins can be seen
at Asartepe (1.7kms north). A wonder of nature in itself, in
this wonderful country, is the town of Marmaris greeting the
Aegean, as well as the Mediterranean, on a dreamlike bay. Here,
where the pine-clad mountains form a beautiful backdrop to the
beaches of clearest waters, the medley of green and blue tones
are fascinating. This land of lacy coastline is ideal for the
sun-worshippers, and offers the most attractive coves and inlets
who would like to swim, dive
or fish. The sheltered bay is a favorite for a relaxing holiday,
while also being amazingly excellent for a lively vacation of
water sports and sailing. Along the promenade, adorned
with palm trees, the Marmaris marina is a busy yachting center
and also a pretty sight. The "Yacht Charter Show"
organized here every May, is an enjoyable event with captains
and. crews coming together to sail with nature-lovers, among
the impressive southern coasts of Turkey. One also may take
the famous "Blue Voyage" from here, and make a fascinating
trip along the elegant coastline of the Aegean. Marmaris is
a yachting heaven with vast facilities for yacht owners.
about Yachting tours.