Marmaris - Marmaris Turkey - Ferry From Marmaris To Rhodes - Gulet Cruise Tours Marmaris
Marmaris Turkey - Ferry From Marmaris To Rhodes - Gulet Cruise Tours Marmaris
Like most of the resorts along the Aegean coast, it s difficult to envisage Marmaris as the quaint fishing village it used to be. The stretch of beach, now lined with hotels, extended to the main street until the 1990s. Marmaris was extexnsively damaged by an earthquake in 1957, which destroyed most of the old town. Today the rebuilt (and greatly expanded) town is a top holiday destination. Ancient inscriptions indicate that Marmaris was once the Dorian city of Physcus, attached to the city of Lindos and part of the island state of Rhodes. Suleyman the Magnificent assembled a mighty fleet here in 1522 to prepare for his conquest of Rhodes, at which time he regained possession of the Datca Peninsula and had Marmaris Castle rebuilt.