The park is 6km from Marmaris, in the province of Mugla. The state highways 550 and 400 reach the park. The area on the northwestern side has a red appearance, due to the oxidation of the old magnetic rocks. The forests include species of trees which are endangered and only grow in certain areas which have high humidity and heavy sand. Cluster pine, oak and plane tree ensure a varied and colourful landscape, and there are Mediterranean species like wild olive, arbutus, rosary, sumac, locust tree, oleander, and bay trees. You can experience this amazing wild life from your furnished apartment rental in the area.

Between Marmaris and Koycegiz there are many wild goats, but are decreasing rapidly and under threat of vanishing completely. There are also bears, lynx, foxes, squirrels and weasels. There are also quiet, unspoilt beaches around the edges of the park, and Cennet Island is well worth visiting. The park is also the site of the ancient cities of Physkos (Marmaris) and Amos (Hisaronu), which used to be called the Caria region and still has evidence of the colony of Rhodes. In Amos, there are the remains of a theatre, a temple and sculpture pedestals, which are surrounded by city walls. The Physkos walls date back to the Hellenistic age.

Where to stay: Hotel Grand Pasa All Inclusive Resort

The inviting, contemporary rental apartment Hotel Grand Pasa is a fantastic choice for families and couples seeking a fun-filled all-inclusive break in sumptuous surroundings. Set against a dramatic backdrop of lush pine forest, this elegant property prides itself on its high levels of service. You'll find a host of first-class facilities on offer around the complex, so whether you're inclined to indulge in a spot of scuba diving on the beach, or prefer to unwind with a indulgent treatment in the spa, there is sure to be something here for you.