This carefully restored market in the shadow of the Pazar Camı (Bazaar Mosque) features lazy cafes spilling across a leafy cloistered courtyard dotted with traditional craft shops; the city subsidises their rent to maintain traditions such as marbled paper (ebru), hand-woven items and intricate painted boxes. Even if you're not shopping, come for an atmospheric drink.
Nearby South Aegean attractions
1. Konakaltı Kültür Merkezi
The beautiful galleried Konakaltı Kültür Merkezi, a traditional complex turned cultural centre, has done time as a caravanserai (traders on the upper…
2. Old Town
From Cumhuriyet Meydanı, the main square and roundabout with Atatürk's statue as focal point, walk north along Kurşunlu Caddesi to Kurşunlu Cami ('Lead…
3. Muğla Museum
Muğla's excellent museum contains a small collection of prehistoric finds as well as Greek and Roman antiquities displayed in rooms around an open…
4. Köyceğiz Waterfall
This small waterfall, 7km northwest of town, is Köyceğiz' favourite spot for a refreshing dip during summer. Take any dolmuş heading west towards Marmaris…
5. 19 Mayıs Gençlik Meydanı
Marmaris' main square.
6. Atatürk Statue
Focal point at the southern end of the main drag, Ulusal Egemenlik Bulvarı.
The mostly covered bazaar sells everything from haircuts to hats for concealing them.
8. Eski İbrahim Ağa Cami
This mosque (1789) with an unusual dome is in the heart of the Old Town.