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Marmaris Castle

Marmaris Castle and the Archaeology Museum are the only historic landmarks and museums in Marmaris. It is believed that Marmaris Castle was first built by the Ionians (1044 BC) and later repaired during the era of Alexander the Great. Therefore, a fantastic day at the site is also one of the best things to do in Marmaris.

The castle was rebuilt and widened by Suleyman the Magnificent during his campaign for the Greek island of Rhodes in 1522. Suleyman the Magnificent used the castle as a military base for his troops. During World War I, the castle was cannon fired by the French fleet and suffered colossal damage.
Since the 1970s, the castle has been an accommodation area. There are 18 houses, a fountain, and an arc inside the castle. Finally, the castle was restored between 1980 and 1990, and the site has served as an archaeology museum since 1991.
Marmaris Castle
The castle has an outstanding landscape. It is one of the best viewpoints overlooking Marmaris Bay. It is highly recommended for a daily visit and to enjoy the exciting Marmaris panorama both during the day and at night.


Distance: 4.1km from the hotel