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"Turquoise Town of the Mediterranean"

Marmaris Tourism

The port city of Marmaris is located at Mugla Province on the Mediterranean Coast in South-west Turkey. It is situated on a mountain-ringed bay, opposite the famous Greek island Rhodes. Known for its isolated bays, luxury hotels and resorts and stunning coastline that extends into picturesque valleys, it is a popular holiday town for water lovers along the Aegean coast.

A centre for diving and sailing, Marmaris is an ideal location for adventure sports lovers. The turquoise-blue waters of the coastline, backed by valleys covered in pine trees, make for an ideal retreat. The historical town is full of castles and vintage residences to explore from the Ottoman Empire. The narrow cobbled pathways, alongside whitewashed ancient houses, mark a picturesque neighbourhood. Various ports lie in close proximity to the Old Town, and one can take a ferry ride to nearby Cleopatra Island.

Popular as a luxury cruise and yacht port, Marmaris is studded with aesthetic cafes, souks, cobbled pathways, seashores and restored buildings like the castle of Suleyman. Moreover, it is a harbour for studying natural history owing to the distinct environment at nearby locations, Heaven Island and Nimara Caves. 

Must Know Before You Travel to Marmaris

  • Marmaris is divided into three main areas: the Old Town, the Marina and Central Marmaris.
  • The Old Town is one of the most beautiful parts of the city, with narrow hills and streets
  • The Marina houses the most luxurious resorts.
  • Central Marmaris is a bustling area with a main square and shopping streets.
  • Marmaris is ideal for water sports, including parasailing, river rafting, blue cruising, diving and fishing tours, yacht sailing, kayaking, jet skiing and canoeing.
  • 11 seater Dolmus minibuses are the cheapest way of getting around. Marmaris dolmus has a green band, while orange band buses are for Icmeler (a nearby resort). 
  • Marmaris city center is one of the most popular areas with lots of lively hotels. For a more laid back stay, choose a hotel in the Armutalan area where playing music is banned after midnight.
  • Rhodes Island is just 50-minutes from Marmaris and regular ferries are available to and fro.

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Nightlife in Marmaris

Nightlife in Marmaris is extremely vibrant and tasteful, ranging from beachfront bars and restaurants to romantic corners on balconies and terraces, the beach city never fails to attract tourists. From DJ parties, live music and dance to foam parties and laser shows, Marmaris has got it all. The famous bar street in Marmaris begins around midnight and goes on till 4 in the morning, one can conclude the night at a foam party that is accessible in most bars and clubs.

Shopping in Marmaris

The Grand Bazaar is the shopping hub of Marmaris, with a variety of products ranging from clothes and accessories to Turkish delights and decoration materials. Other important markets in Marmaris are Armutalan, Main Street and the Mugla City Center. Most markets in Marmaris are located close to the beaches and have hiked up prices, one should definitely try bargaining at these shops. Street markets like Wednesday and Thursday Bazaars in the Icmeler, Central Marmaris are also very popular.

Suggested Itinerary for Marmaris

Day 1: Start your day by strolling through the hilltop of Marmaris castle for stunning views of the Marmaris Marina, which houses beautiful yachts and cruises. Next, you can opt for a half or a full-day cruise that covers important attractions such as Cleopatra island and Iztuzu beach. After returning from the tour, you can try out the adventurous side of Marmaris by booking a Jeep safari or riding horseback, taking you through the countryside of Marmaris, including the Turgut Waterfall. End your day with a relaxing Turkish massage and sauna at a nearby hammam.

Day 2: Since Marmaris is the gateway to the Aegean Sea, start your day by booking a boat ride towards the historical city of Rhodes and explore the acropolis and Old town, which are renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other popular day trips you can take from Marmaris are to the archaeological site of Ephesus, which is also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO; this trip can be grouped with a trip to Pamukkale, home to Hierapolis ruins.

Day 3: You can take a trip to Dalyan and visit the region's natural attractions. You can choose to travel by either land or sea. Dalyan houses incredible mud baths that are said to be therapeutic. Moreover, Turtle Bay and the Lycian rock tombs are also located in the region. End your day at a Turkish restaurant

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