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Marmaris

Marmaris
Another of Turkey’s major Mediterranean resorts, being third after Kusadasi and Bodrum and tourism being its main source of income. There is little left of the once sleepy fishing village since the construction boom of the 1980s with 10km around the bay with large number of hotels and properties, although it does manage to retain its charm.

As  Dalaman airport is close by, this means both domestic and foreign tourists pour in constantly during the season which makes the city packed. The town’s population swells from around 40,000 to 400,000 during high season and its nightlife rivals anything else to be found on the Turkish coast. 
Also called “Yesil Marmaris” (Green Marmaris), it becomes extremely humid during summer months.

Marmaris Attractions

There are plenty of things to do to do in Marmaris with ample shops for bargains, especially if you like wearing fake designer labels, lots of bars and restaurants and a very busy night life with one street (Bar Street) just for dance music or the high-tech clubbing scene and huge outdoor dance venues blasting out the latest sounds. The east side of town is where most of the monuments and facilities are that interest the average tourist, including the castle, bazaar, banks and post office.

Netsel Yacht Marina 

Netsel Yacht Marina , the largest in Turkey, is where most yacht charter businesses are based and who operate along the Turquoise Coast . There is also a centre for sailing and diving and it is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters.

Beaches of Marmaris

The town’s  Kordon Beach attracts hundreds of daily bathers even though it is not as clean as it used to be, the beach at  Icmeler 9km west of Marmaris has coarse sand and is a much cleaner option, as is the sea and a dolmus or boat taxi will take you there.

Daily Boat Tours

Daily boats tours are available and take you around the turquoise coves, mountainous shoreline, ruins of ancient cities, to caves surrounding Marmaris and stop at the beach of Cennet Adasi or Paradise Island and finishing at Kumlubükü or  Turunc coves as all these places are difficult to reach by land and is well worth the effort.

Shopping

On the west side is the weekly Friday market where local women sell their range of homemade crafts and delicious food. The bazaar rivals those in Istanbul and Kusadasi with all manner of things on offer.

Kaleici and Castle

It’s nice to wander around the warren of streets in the Kaleici district at the base of the tiny castle. The castle itself is a museum stocked with displays of local finds and acts as a venue for events that take place during the May festival.

Other Suggestions

There is an open-air cinema that shows international movies with Turkish subtitles, a yachting and arts festival takes place during May and a large yacht race in the first week of November. You can take jeep safaris into the mountains and surrounding villages or a traditional Turkish Bath (hamam) or go to a Turkish night with its traditional food, dancing and belly dancers.

Transportation in Marmaris

Marmaris otogar is 2km outside of the town centre and a regular dolmus service takes you to the huge shopping centre which is where all the dolmus services start. The Havas airport bus from Dalaman Airport takes you into town. Ferries from the Greek Island of Rhodes and hydrofoils from Bodrum both dock at the Iskele Boulevard or Meydani which is the best place to charter boats and take boat taxis to Icmeler and Turunc .  

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