What to see in Marmaris
Marmaris is a sunny Turkish resort, beloved by Europeans. The British, Dutch and French come to sunbathe and swim in the sea, and they know a lot about quality beach recreation. This small oriental town is saturated with the scent of spices, every street here has its own coloring, and the sights of Marmaris is a separate chapter of history, which one can talk about forever.
The Castle of Marmaris
The centuries-old history of the city is told by the majestic Marmaris Castle. It has survived several millennia, has seen Greek and Roman conquerors, was the headquarters of the ruler of the Ottoman Empire Suleiman the Magnificent, here came the townspeople seeking refuge during World War II.
Numerous tourists can visit the archaeological museum, where Hellenistic, Byzantine and Roman artifacts are on display. The two fortresses are open exhibitions with ancient cannons and amphorae, and in the rooms of the palace are preserved historical decorations.
- Opening hours: daily from 08:30 to 19:00.
- Ticket price: 14 Turkish Liras.
The Marina is a picturesque cove with moorings for yachts and pleasure boats. From here there is a magnificent view of the coastline and mountains covered with pine forests. Couples in love come to the bay to watch the sunset with the melodious hooting of seagulls and the sound of the surf. Not far from the Marina is the historic city center, popular tourist streets with restaurants and shopping malls.
The city promenade stretches for 12 km and is what they call the longest promenade in Turkey. It is a great place for family strolls through the quiet shady alleys and long walks in the cafes with refreshments. The fresh sea breeze mixed with the aromas of the souvenir shops and the appetizing smells of the restaurants create an unbelievable fragrance.
Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai
The inn with such an unusual name for the Russian ears was built in 1545 by Suleiman the Magnificent. In the times of the Rhodes military campaigns the tsar’s soldiers lived here. Even now the caravanserai has retained its “hospitality. The owners converted some of the rooms into hotel rooms, souvenir stores and themed taverns.
The courtyard has preserved the historic architecture – a two-tier gallery with a small mosque. The entrance to the inn is free and open for visitors 24 hours a day.
The city’s central market has long been a local landmark. Here visitors to Marmaris are introduced to traditional Turkish cuisine. The street vendors offer to taste the fresh fruits and vegetables, to feel the aroma of spices and oriental sweets, to enjoy the taste of homemade cheese, freshly caught fish and harvested nuts.
The market has several galleries with different goods: food, luxury goods, jewelry, leather and suede clothing, textiles, antiques and much more.
The Market Rows are open Thursdays.
Bar Street, or Bar Street, is where the resort’s nightlife is concentrated. On hot summer evenings, young people flock here, the neighborhood fills with music and becomes the epicenter of the drive. With dozens of neon signs for bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs, and open-air concerts, you can dance the night away. In the area every tourist will find a place of entertainment according to musical preferences.
Beyond the rowdy hangouts, Bar Street hosts tattoo parlors, souvenir shops, and street food vendors. Open until 05:00, each has its own weekend schedule.
The central square of the city is decorated by a dancing fountain. During the day it is in a state of “hibernation”, and at dusk it pleases many tourists with a bright water show. The main thing is not to get too close, unless you want to take a refreshing shower. For multi-colored splendor is better to observe from a safe distance, there is enough space for everyone.
The show runs daily, beginning at 20:50.
Ibrahim Agha Mosque
In the southeast of Marmaris near the Central Market in the heart of the historic center is the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha. The architect, whose name the shrine bears, deviated from the generally accepted canons of construction and put the spirit of change into the architecture of his brainchild. Muslims fully supported Ibrahim’s aspiration to introduce an identity to the city and have been coming here to pray for two centuries.
Entry is free, but tourists are not allowed in during religious events.
This is another favorite place of the youth of Marmaris not far from Ataturk’s promenade. By day guests are staring at the majestic fountains and sculptures and by nightfall, the square transforms into a huge open-air party. When the sun rises, the crowds take their seats in cafes, restaurants, and clubs, and then head to the nearby waterfront to watch the sunrise.
In ancient times from the stands of the ancient amphitheater the audience watched in amazement the oratorical speeches of Mark Antony, demanded bread and circuses from the gladiators and marveled at the theatrical plays. Now the amphitheater, made in the shape of a semi-circle, is perfectly preserved and can be seen on its own in Marmaris.
You can enter the territory of this ancient attraction free of charge.
Aqua Dream” Aquapark
Marmaris is great not only for youth but also for family holidays at sea. The resort is full of attractions for children and the main ones are water parks. “Aqua Dream” quite justifies its name, because the park fulfills children’s cherished dreams. Adult visitors get no less bright impressions, some of the water attractions may well scare the seasoned lovers of outdoor activities.
The water park has three areas with pools and slides, a total of 9 attractions of varying complexity. “Kamikaze” for those who are not afraid of extreme drops, “Black Hole” with sharp turns or “Multiside” for those who have a rest with friends – everyone will find something for themselves in “Aqua Dream”.
Adults can enjoy their time by the pool with an ice-cream cone while kids have fun in the “Aquatower” playground with a pool, low slides and bouncy castles.
- Opening hours are from 09:30 to 18:30 from May to October.
- Entrance fee: 70 Turkish Liras for adults, 50 Turkish Liras for children from 6 to 11 years old. For children under 6 years old free admission. Prices may change depending on the season.
Atlantis Water Park
You can get to Atlantis Water Park right from the coast. At the entrance, guests are given wristbands with free access to all rides, pools and the pebble beach. All of the water slides are very popular. “Super Slide” is the longest in the park, and many people want to ride it. If you don’t want to stand in line, better choose other rides: ‘Black Hole’, ‘Freefall’ and ‘Splash’.
For children there is a themed area with a frog and small slides, styled as fairy tale characters and animals. Lovers of more relaxing recreation will appreciate the swimming pools with equipped relaxation areas, Jacuzzi with artificial waves, a game of mini-golf and sitting in cafes and bars.
- Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May to October.
- Entrance fee: 125 Turkish Liras for adults, 90 Turkish Liras for children aged 6 to 12. Admission is free for children under 6 years old. Prices may change depending on the season.
Marmaris National Park
On the outskirts of Marmaris is the main natural attraction of the region, the National Park. A forest of cypresses, pines, sycamores and oaks creates a picturesque landscape for tourists passing by the valley. In the park, you can enjoy birds chirping, watch colorful butterflies, listen to insects buzzing, and if you’re lucky, meet a hedgehog, red squirrel, weasel, or even a fox.
You need a permit to visit the park’s protected areas, but normally you can enter freely.
Once you have been to Icmeler beach, you will want to return here again and again. Snow-white sandy beach nestled in a bay of the Aegean Sea, surrounded by mountains. Here is an excellent infrastructure: sun loungers with umbrellas, bars with refreshments, cold showers, playgrounds and healing mineral springs.
A beautiful bay at the junction of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea is Hisaronyu Bay. It’s hard to find a more beautiful water area in Turkey than this one. Hisaronyu combines small bays, where from time to time ships are moored, secluded lagoons with snow-white beaches and narrow inlets, topped with steep cliffs.
Tiny uninhabited islands are scattered all around the bay like peas, strikingly untouched nature. You can get here by boat with an experienced guide, who can protect you from the dangers. If you do not like extreme sports, it is better to stay on the beach and swim in the clear azure water.
Tourist interest are half-destroyed fortresses on the shores of the bay. Antique ruins are freely accessible, and during boat rides you can ride up to the ruins and take pictures.
The history of the Nimara Cave is shrouded in mystery and legend. In ancient times, the nymph Leto lived in a secluded gorge, and when she emerged from her shelter, it was clear sunny weather. Nimara is located on Paradise Island. From the shore to it leads a path wedged between the dark and mysterious steep cliffs. At the end of the trail, hikers have to walk across a narrow rope bridge and then up stone steps.
During the numerous archeological excavations the cave hall was cleaned and now it looks more like a grotto. The entrance to the cave is free, but you have to pay to get to Paradise Island.
The village of Orhaniye is worth visiting for a walk along the sandy spit of Kyz-Kumu. There are two legends connected with this unusual sight. The first one tells about a princess kidnapped by pirates. She managed to escape from them, but it was difficult to get to the other shore: she gathered sand in the hem of her dress, poured it out in front of her and ran along the narrow strip of sand. But the sand was not enough, and the pirates still caught up with the beauty.
In the second parable, the main character was a girl in love; she too gathered sand in the hem of her dress, poured it in front of her and walked along the narrow path to meet her beloved. But the sand was not enough, and the girl drowned.
On the spit Kyz-Kumu always a lot of holidaymakers, it is equipped with a wild beach, and from the pier sail cruise boats.
Sedir Island and Cleopatra Beach
Cleopatra beach, located on Sedir, in ancient times was fond of the queen herself. She came here to take milk baths with snake venom, to enjoy nature and the transparency of the sea water. But one thing Cleopatra did not like was the color of the sand, so Mark Anthony, who was in love with the queen, brought sand from Tunisia for her and paved the beach with it.
The sand of Cleopatra’s beach is almost unique. Authorities are careful to ensure that tourists do not scatter sand grains for souvenirs.
City of Knidos
During the greatness of the ancient Greek empire, Knidos was the commercial, cultural and political center of the region. It was not preserved in its original form, but what is left of it is of historical value. Now the ruins of the city are a huge antique park in the open air, where the tourists can see the artifacts of a bygone era.
Among the valuable relics are the remains of altars, marble columns, 4 wide streets, stone stairs, ruins of fortress walls and the main attraction – the remains of the temple of Aphrodite. On the territory operates a souvenir shop and a cafe, sometimes opening a temporary exhibition.
- Opening hours are from 08:00 to 19:00.
- Cost of admission: 10 Turkish Liras and the tour costs 55-85 Turkish Liras depending on the departure point of the bus.
Akjaka is a young, gaining popularity Turkish resort. There are no pesky beach vendors, crowds of tourists or noisy parties. The village is a calm and measured vacation away from the metropolis. Only 2500 people live in Akyak and they all welcome new tourists with a warmth and sparkle in their eyes, discovering the ways and traditions of their tiny town.
The village’s coastline is dotted with small vacation homes, private hotels and boarding houses. The town has a couple of supermarkets, cozy Irish pubs and Mediterranean restaurants – peace and quiet!
Lycian Tombs in Dalyan
The tombs of the Lycian kings can be seen from afar, and it’s hard not to notice the relief antique sculptures carved into the rocks. It wasn’t by chance that the Lycians chose this burial place. They believed that after death the souls of people turn into winged creatures – sirens. Go to the tombs themselves can not get, but enjoy the view of them from the pleasure boats that travel with tourists on the river Dalyan.
You can see the unique tourist attraction from Marmaris. From a distance it looks like a huge glacier, but when you get closer, you understand what it is all about. The snow-white geological miracle literally floats above the river. Tourists are attracted by the opportunity to swim in the thermal waters, lying in a terraced bath, which offers a picturesque view of the stalactite plateau.
- Opening hours are from 6:30 to 19:00.
- Cost of admission: The travertine terraces are located inside the “Archaeological Complex of Hierapolis”. A single ticket is sold at the entrance, about 80 Turkish Liras.
The Ancient City of Hierapolis
Once a prosperous ancient city, it had great cultural potential. But over time, ruins of its former greatness have been left behind, which has now become a popular tourist attraction in Turkey. Ancient buildings such as the Temple of Apollo, the Roman Amphitheater, Cleopatra’s Pool, the Necropolis, the Martyrium ruins and travertine terraces are still under restoration.
The ancient city of Ephesus
When it comes to visiting popular attractions in Turkey, ancient Ephesus always appears on this list. This open-air museum city, which in ancient times was a small village of farmers, is now the largest tourist center of the country.
The territory of the archaeological complex is huge, to go around all the objects, you will have to spend 2-3 hours. What to see in Ephesus:
- Temple of Artemis;
- Library of Celsus;
- Ancient stadium on the slope of Mount Pion;
- the great amphitheater;
- the marble road;
- the fountain of Emperor Trajan;
- the temple of Domitian;
- the gateway of Hercules;
- Church of the Virgin Mary.
Opening hours: 08:30 to 19:30 from April to October, in other months from 08:30 to 17:00.
Cost of admission: 100 Turkish liras, but the price varies depending on the season.
Sea Trips in Marmaris
There is always somewhere to go in Marmaris, but walking and bus tours can be replaced by boat trips. The city looks different from the sea. If you sail a considerable distance away, the already small resort becomes quite tiny, but from the boat you can see the whole panorama of the city, the splendor of which takes your breath away.
Tourists are offered dozens of options for cruises: sightseeing walk along the coast, excursions to godforsaken islands, diving in the open sea, traveling on a pirate ship, fishing in the Aegean Sea and much more.
The cost of boat trips varies. Prices start at $20 per person.
Hidden Hill in the village of Icmeler.
In one trip it is impossible to explore all the mysteries of Marmaris and its surroundings. The hidden hill in the village of Icmeler until recently remained unnoticed, all lazily passing by, unaware of what is hidden from their eyes. From the top of the cliff there is a picturesque view of the bay of Marmaris, the mountains covered with a green carpet of plants and the blue sea surface.
From curious eyes Turgut Waterfall is hidden by steep cliffs, which can be reached only by narrow paths through dense bushes. It is the only waterfall near Marmaris and as a result it is becoming more and more popular every year. Adventurous tourists reach the falls on foot, others are driven to their destination by an open top jeep.
The waterfall is not high, only 10 km, but its multi-level cascade is of genuine interest. Spectators watch the powerful stream while standing on a wooden bridge. Jets of water flow into a tiny lake with a turquoise bottom, but you can’t swim in it.
Show dancing and singing waterfalls in Marmaris
Every day at dusk, hundreds of tourists and citizens gather in the central square of Marmaris to enjoy a show of dancing and singing waterfalls. Similar light shows are found in Dubai, Los Angeles, even Niagara. The water jets of the fountains move to the beat of musical compositions, giving the impression of their liveliness.
Both adults and children will enjoy the colorful show. It starts at 20:50-21:00, so it is better to arrive in advance to get a seat in the front row. You can see the water concert for free on the main square of the resort.
Private Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology
There are only a handful of museums in Marmaris, but the best known is the private Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology. The first exhibition opened in 2005, then the Turkish handmade carpets were on display for tourists. The exhibits were from the personal collection of the museum’s founder. In the past he traded antiques on the city market and acquired valuable paintings.
With each new year the museum grew, collectors from all over the world passed valuable archeological finds from different times here. Now in the showcases and pedestals there are more than 2000 antiques: hand-woven carpets, edged and firearms, ceramics, dishes, jewelry, antique utensils, and much more.
Top 30 Sights of Marmaris
Marmaris is considered one of the most popular Turkish resorts for a reason. It pleases tourists not only with sunny beaches and clear sea, but also a large number of attractions. There are many interesting places that will appeal to both connoisseurs of antiquity and those who like active entertainment and vivid impressions.
The Marmaris Fortress
- Working time: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Cost: 1,85 Euros
The fortress is considered one of the most interesting historical sites of the city. It is a majestic building with an ancient history. In former times the fortress served as protection from enemies, and today there is a museum with seven working galleries. Inside the museum there are many interesting exhibits that tell about the long history of these places.
The fortress is located on a hill, which offers a very beautiful panorama of the city.
Netsel Marina is a unique bay which attracts boaters. It is located at the junction of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea and covers 366 sq. km. More than 700 yachts can be moored at the marina at any one time. It is possible not only to admire the ships, but also to ride for a fee. There are several schools on the territory, and in May there is an annual competition among the best yachtsmen.
Central Bazaar Bedesten
The Bedesten market belongs to the ancient structures. Despite its long history, it is still open today. Buyers can find almost any product in the cozy little stores. The opening hours of the market are limited.
If you are tired, you can rest in the garden, which is located right on the market. There is a cozy coffee house, where you can drink coffee and smoke hookah.
The waterfront is one of the best places for an evening stroll. It offers a beautiful panorama of the sea and the mountains. On the waterfront there are restaurants, cafes and clubs where you can have a good time with the company.
- Website: https://dolphin-therapy.org/
- Performance times: 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 and 17:00
- Cost: 15 € for adults, 10 € for children aged 6-10.
The main feature of the Dolphinarium is that the dolphins are kept outdoors in conditions very close to their natural habitat.
The dolphinarium works all year round. On the territory you can watch the performances of animals, as well as swim with them directly in the pool. In summer there are a lot of those wishing to visit the dolphinarium, so it is best to book tickets in advance.
- Web site: http://aquadreammarmaris.com/
- Opening Hours: 10.00-18.00
- Cost: 15 euros for adults, 10 euros for children aged 4-9
Aqua Dream Water Park occupies a huge area, so there is something to do for both adults and children. There are several pools and a whole complex of slides of different complexity levels.
It is located on a hill, so you have to climb a special ramp. As a reward for this a wonderful landscape opens in front of the visitors.
- Website: https://www.marmarissuparki.com/
- Opening times: 10.00-17.00
- Price: €67 for adults, €48 for children aged 6 to 12
The main advantage of the water park is that it is located directly on the sea coast. This means that it offers not only slides and pools, but also a private pebble beach. In addition, there is an artificial wave pool and even a mini golf course. For those who want to take a break from the water entertainment, there are several bars and cozy cafes offering delicious food and refreshments.
There is life in Marmaris even at night. You just have to take a trip to the famous bar street to find out. It stretches from the city center straight to the pier. There are more than 80 restaurants on both sides of the street and about the same number of nightclubs. The most frequent visitors of the street – young people who like to party at night. There are regular buses from the hotels, so you can easily get to any place you want.
Built in V-VI century BC, it was restored several times and has remained in perfect condition until today. The amphitheater is still active today. Symphonic concerts are held on its territory.
The Ataturk Monument is set right on the waterfront, surrounded by flags. Monument to the leader is a must-see attraction in any Turkish city. Not far from the center there is also a park of the same name, where you can hide from the heat and take a walk in the shade.
The fountain was built in 2012 in the center of the city. Under the play of light and music water jets in the fountain as if dancing. Lined up in a row, the water jets form a wall and on the small splashes begins the show with a movie projector. Music plays classical and modern. The audience not only enjoys watching, but also dancing.
Ibrahim Aga Pasha Mosque
The temple building is located in the Kemeralti district in the vicinity of the central bazaar in the old city. It was built in 1789 by Sultan Ibrahim Pasha. Architecture of the temple is made in traditional restrained and laconic Islamic style. Today, as in past centuries, the mosque attracts pilgrims from all over the world.
Sultan Hafsa’s Caravanserai
The history of the Hafsa Sultan Caravanserai goes back centuries. The date of its opening is 1545, as evidenced by a plaque on the wall. Like other buildings of this type, it used to serve as a hotel where weary travelers could have a meal and rest. Today the caravanserai belongs to the valuable historical sites of Marmaris. It is a unique building decorated with authentic painted arches.
Gunnujek National Park
The national park is located in several regions of Turkey, but it is in the resort area where the most picturesque part of it is located. The flora and fauna here are very diverse. It is noteworthy that in the park grows a large number of special species of trees, which are characteristic only for a particular natural zone.
On the territory you can not only walk. There are special places for picnics and campsites. Tourists are offered rock climbing, horseback riding or jeep rides.
Nimara Cave is located in a picturesque part of Paradise Island. The island itself is connected to the mainland by a thin isthmus, so it is easily accessible by car or bus. However, you have to wade through the forest and cross a suspension bridge to get to the cave itself.
Nimara is still in its formative stages, although it dates back to ancient times. According to legends in it worshipped and offered sacrifices to the goddess Leto, the beloved of Zeus. Today it is a large and deep grotto, the walls and ceiling of which are strewn with stalactites and stalagmites.
Icmeler as part of Marmaris, is located in a bay amidst slopes and gardens. The beach and sea are clean with picturesque views and clear water. A favorite place for diving.
The island of Sedir is located in the Aegean Sea in the Gulf of Gökova. It has gained fame because of its extremely beautiful beach. The land here is covered with fine golden sand, which makes this place a true paradise.
The island is often referred to as Cleopatra’s Island. This name comes from a legend that says this is where the Egyptian queen used to meet her beloved Mark Antony. Thanks to this story, there is always a romantic atmosphere on the island.
Kyz-Kumu Spit (the name is translated into Russian as “maiden’s sand”) is located in the small village of Orhaniye. This is a cozy and beautiful corner of nature. Everyone who likes secluded rest should visit Kyz-Kumu Spit. Local beach pleases with warm transparent water, clean light sand and charming landscape. On the spit tourists are attracted not only by the beauty of nature, but also a large number of ancient legends associated with this place.
Kaunos is one of the oldest cities in Turkey. It is located in the bay Dalyan so there are always many tourists.
Given the fact that today no one lives in the city, it is quite well preserved. Especially appealing is an ancient amphitheater and the ruins of an ancient temple. Local landmarks are also considered unique tombs carved right into the rock.
Dalyan is a small town, but very atmospheric, where many excursions are organized. There are many ancient sites, and there is a beautiful river and lakes. On the river constantly plying boats, because of which Dalyan is often called the Venice of Turkey. Vacationers can also visit the local mud baths and hot springs.
Turtle Beach is located on the outskirts of Dalyan on the Iztuzu sandbar. It is a kind of barrier between the river and the sea. Turtle beach is a special place. It gets its name from the fact that the sea turtles nest here. Adults come to the spit, lay their eggs in the sand and swim away. Sea turtles are a rare species in danger of extinction. This is why they are listed in the Red Book and the beach is protected by law. Some parts of the beach are forbidden to the tourists.
The ancient city of Knidos is the ruins of an ancient settlement, among which you can distinguish the fragments of temples, the acropolis, the fortress walls. The most famous place of Knidos is the temple of Aphrodite, which archaeologists found only in the 70s of the 20th century. Excavations are still going on in the city, so this open-air museum is annually updated with new exhibits.
Köyceğiz is a Turkish town located in the outskirts of Dalaman. It is ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The town is surrounded by mountains on all sides and a picturesque lake of the same name at its foot. The water is connected to the Mediterranean Sea by a narrow channel. The shore has a small beach, so everyone can swim.
Turunç is a small town, known for its quiet and comfortable beaches with clear turquoise water and white sand. Especially popular is the so-called Silent Bay – a secluded place in the bosom of pristine nature. It is almost always very quiet and peaceful, so Turunç is visited mostly by couples with children, or those who like secluded relaxation.
Datca is a small Turkish town. It delights the eyes of tourists with its cozy cobblestone streets and beautiful small buildings. Near it is also located district of the same name. Due to excellent natural conditions here has developed a comfortable and very picturesque resort. The coast of Datca is covered with pine forests and palm trees, so the air on the beaches is always crystal clear. Tourists here enjoy swimming in the sea, sailing, doing underwater sports.
Mugla is a small town of about 1000 people. It is visited by tourists tired of beach holidays. In Mugla can see many beautiful buildings with authentic architecture. There is also a large number of restaurants, cafes, and other entertainment venues. You can also spend time in the many stores and shopping centers, so it is a great place for shopping lovers. The air in the city is very fresh, as there are many parks with well-maintained territory. Tourists who have been to Mugla note that it is more European than other cities in Turkey.
Kumlubyuk village is actively developing today, but in terms of tourism, it is not yet very famous. That is why there are not many people here. Tourists like to spend time on beautiful deserted beaches, where water transparency sometimes reaches 5 m. In addition, many of them are engaged in fishing, making excursions to the picturesque surroundings. There is a large network of interesting fish restaurants with very tasty and authentic dishes.
The village of Akyaka is interesting because it is the place where wealthy Turks have their holidays. Few foreign tourists know about this wonderful village, so it is never crowded. Almost all the buildings are made in the same style: two-storey white houses with tiled roofs. This gives the village a special charm. More excitement is a well-groomed beach with fine sand. The sea here is calm, warm and fairly shallow, which is especially appealing to couples with small children.
Sogut Waterfall and Karadzhain Caves
Sogut Waterfall and Karadjain Caves are located in Okluk Bay near Sogut village. Thousands of tourists from nearby resorts come here every year to see these natural beauties. Sogut Waterfall is 25 meters high and right below it, a lake is formed from streams of water. The water remains cold at any time of the year.
The cave contains rather deep and ramified labyrinths, so it is not recommended to descend into it on your own without an escort.
Bair and Ciftlik
The village of Bair is an obligatory stop for those who decided to go on a jeep safari. Despite the fact that today it is a small village, in the old days there was quite a large village here. The remains of temples and other city buildings in Bair can be seen by everyone.
Ciftlik is another village with a beautiful beach, which attracts travelers here. Many of them say that it is here the cleanest water. This is due to both the unique natural conditions of this area and the small number of vacationers.
Near Ataturk Park stretches the beach, so there are always a lot of holidaymakers in the park. People walk, ride bikes and horses, enjoy the clean air and the beauty of nature. The flora of the park is extremely rich, but of particular interest to visitors are incense trees, of which there are many. They exude a unique fragrance and are considered to be a kind of calling card of this place.
The Tomb of Sariana
The Tomb of Sariana is a little known place. It was built by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent for one of the most famous inhabitants of the city. The woman named Sariana was a fortuneteller and had the gift of seeing into the future. Rumors about her reached the Sultan himself, but he did not have time to meet the woman because Sariana died. To honor her memory, Suleiman built a tomb that is now open to the public.