Most picturesque part of the town
The historic center of Marmaris on the northern end of the Bay of Marmara is washed by the sea from two sides – on one side there is cruise ship harbor and on the other one harbor for yachts. Previously, the town was protected by small castle, which is best visible directly from the sea as it is not standing on the highest point. There are old twisting streets around the castle and nearby is quite big mosque and bazaar. There are also dozens of restaurants all around, especially those specializing in seafood. The best atmosphere is here, of course, in the evening. The old center is accessible from the hotel area along pedestrian promenade or by dolmus running along the parallel main shopping street.
Alleys in the old town
The entire old town is situated on a small hill, so it is full of stairs, small white houses and shady nooks.
Nooks in the old town
You will find both picturesque corners with the houses overgrown with flowers and interesting mini houses in the old town.
Castle in Marmaris
You can see only a small part of the castle from the old town. Clearly visible in all its beauty is from the sea. The castle can serve as a beautiful outlook point. But it may be difficult to get inside as it is now under reconstruction (as of 10/2013).
View of the town
The best view of the town is not from the castle, which is not the highest point and in addition, it is closed (as of 2013), but from the restaurant at the very top of the hill – see the introductory slide of the photoreport.
Cafes with hookahs
There is incredible number of restaurants and cafes/tearooms in the old town that are full mainly in the evening and there is usually a hookah prepared on the table.
Old Town has probably the best atmosphere at the sunset.
What would be orient without shops full of beautiful carpets.
Bazaar in the old town
A bazaar is adjacent to the old town. But it does not have the atmosphere you might expect. You can buy here for example this typical turkish tidbits.
Ample offer of fruit
Local groceries offer high choice of fruit here.
At the very edge of the old town there is main square with a fountain and a clock tower.
Right next to the fountain there is an interesting fountain, but it quite does not match with the rest of the square.
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