Since ancient times Marmaris has been famous as Physkos. That place was well-known for its trading traditions. Later the town was captured by Alexander the Great, and then by the Byzantine Empire and Seljuk. Only during the period in the history of the city when it was ruled by the Ottomans, Marmaris was rebuilt and got its modern name. Only the fortress of Sultan, which rises proudly in the center of the city reminds of those times.
Since ancient days the city of Cnidus was located in Marmaris. That place was founded in the IV century BC. Today this place is widely visited by tourists who come to see the ruins of the temple of Aphrodite, walk among the remaining foundations of old houses and stands of ancient amphitheaters. Natural landmarks of this place are Millet and Ephesus, where St. John the Evangelist has written three Catholic Epistles and the Gospel.
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