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Do & See

Fort

The little fort dating from 1522, has been restored and is worth a visit, though the most remarkable aspect is still the view of Marmaris. The museum has various fragments from antiquity, and some rusty Medieval cannon.
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Datça Peninsula

The road across the Datça peninsula has stunning scenery, with steep mountains, ravines and flat countryside. Datça is an attractive village about 90 kilometres west of Marmaris. From Körmen, just north of Datça, there are boats to Bodrum. At the Saturday market in Datça you will find food, household utensils, beautiful tablecloths and clothes. Take the local bus.
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Dalyan/kaunos

Travelling eastward from Marmaris takes you along the deservedly famous Lycian coast. At the Dalyan River, about 80 kilometres east of Marmaris, are the spectacular rock tombs at Kaunos, and untamed scenery. The Loggerhead turtle comes here to lay its eggs on the beaches. The river’s mud is used for packing people in clay, and is regarded as very health-giving. You can come here on excursion bus or dolmus.
Fethiye

Fethiye

This is a quiet little town, ideal for families, surrounded by fields of fruit and tomatoes. Almynta’s tomb, the town’s symbol, is here, and nearby there are several Lycian graves. In the market there are small fish counters where you can select the fish you want to eat. One of Turkey’s most spectacular beaches, Ölüdeniz (the Dead Sea, meaning the Calm Sea), lies about 25 minutes by bus from Fethiye’s centre. Come here on a local bus or dolmus.
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Patara & Demre

The long and beautiful Patara beach, with its protected sand dunes, is where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. The ancient town, hidden beneath the sands, is now being excavated. Patara is best known as the birthplace of St Nicholas, who we call Santa Claus, Father Christmas. You can visit his grave at Demre. Come here on the local bus or dolmus.
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Turkish Bath – Hamam

If you have never taken by Turkish bath, you have never been really clean. It is a real adventure to experience this in a traditional environment. There are separate baths for ladies and gentlemen, but tourists are often allowed to take a mixed bath together.
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Pamukkale

This really is one of nature’s wonders. There are terraces with pools, and the water runs down from one level to the next in a natural spectacle created by white lime deposits. The name means ”The Cotton-wool Fortress.” Unfortunately, too many visitors have created a lot of wear and tear on the cliffs, and now most of the pools are closed to the public. There are daily excursions here, but you can also take the local bus. The travelling time is about 3.5 hours.
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