Marmaris is a gem situated in the Mediterranean coast of South West Turkey. Marmaris served as a fishing town till the 1980s and only after that did it become a tourist hotspot. The city of Marmaris is bounded by scenic mountains on one side and the mighty Mediterranean Sea on the other side. The city has a population of about 50,000 but during peak tourist season, the population rises to a whopping 400,000. Being on the seaside, Marmaris hosts many international Yacht festivals throughout the year. The city is a centre for sailing and diving and consists of many small marinas. Its primary income is through tourism and hence there are many things to do in Marmaris as a tourist.