Marmaris is popular tourist town, located in southwest Turkey, in the Mugla Province. It was once a sleepy fishing village that was transformed during the 1980’s into a tourism haven. The town's population is 28,660 but reaches 300,000 - 400,000 people during the tourism season, when the flow of people reaches critical levels.
The busy harbor area in Marmaris is a major centre for sailing and boating with heavy ferry traffic to nearby Rhodes in Greece and other Greek and Turkish destinations. The marina facilities are large and have all the modern amenities that one would find in the best marinas anywhere in the world. It is a popular destination for parking Mediterranean based boats during the winter.