Marmaris is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the whole of Turkey, so make the most of your stay by hiring a car to give yourself more control over your own holiday itinerary.

If you are travelling with your family, everyone is sure to enjoy a visit to one of the region’s major water parks. These parks combine regular swimming and sunbathing, with brilliant, white knuckle water slides. There are also much tamer slides for younger children, or those who don’t want to raise their pulse as much.

To enjoy some of the history of the region, take a drive in your rental car to the ruins of Ephesus, where it is possible to see the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis. The spectacular façade to the Library of Celsus is also a huge draw for visitors. The area was inhabited for thousands of years, until it was destroyed by the Goths in 263 AD, and many different cultural inspirations can be seen.

From Marmaris, it is possible to take a day trip to the Pamukkale salt pools and hot springs. These natural rock salt pools are brilliantly white, and shoes are banned for tourists walking near them, in order to preserve the colour of the pools and protect them from pollution. Bathing is only allowed in permitted spots, so be careful to obey the rules. Entry to the Pamukkale travertine area will also allow you to see the nearby ruins of Hierapolis.