Marmaris

Marmaris is a place from heaven with its long coastal line, number of its bays, natural port, closeness to ancient ruins, natural beauties, blue tour opportunities, modern yacht marinas and all sorts of water sports.

You may swim in Marmaris even in winter thanks to its Mediterranean Climate. The surrounding dense and high mountains full of pine forests, including rare Liquidamber Orientalis trees and plane trees, form a very strong green belt for Marmaris.

Holidays in Marmaris

OverviewVisit the popular destination of Marmaris along the beautiful, southwest coast of Turkey for a great holiday in the sun. This vibrant resort is a great choice for both families and groups alike as there are lots of things to do and many things to explore both day and night. From relaxing on the beach to sampling some delicious seafood down by the harbour, Marmaris’ exceptional beauty should definitely not be missed.BeachesMarmaris has several small yet charming beaches that provide stunning views of the picturesque coast. The popular shores are a mix of shingle and sandy beaches with warm shallow waters, which are ideal for families with children. You can rent sun loungers and relax in the beautiful weather before taking a refreshing swim in the crystal clear sea. There are other beaches just 15 minutes away in nearby Icmeler that provide a much quieter setting to relax in.FestivalsMarmaris has several family friendly festivals happening throughout the year, so you may find your holiday is full of traditional celebration.

Visit in May to experience the Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival. The streets will be lined with entertainment and competitions like photography exhibits, basketball games, cutest dog contests and folk dancing. Head down to the beach for extravagant sandcastles and boat building competitions and join in with the traditional communal picnic with the other visitors.

October is racing month in Marmaris with the biggest sailing event in the region, International Race Week. Watch as over a 100 yachts race across the water for a chance to be crowned champion.

Continuing with Marmaris’ upbeat atmosphere, during both festivals, the beach comes alive with live music and discos playing late into the night.

Vibrant nightlife

Aside from the stunning beaches and restaurants, Marmaris has a vibrant nightlife. From streets of sports pubs to live music bars, you’re bound to find somewhere with a great atmosphere. The neatly named Bar Street is where you’ll find a huge array of vibrant bars and nightclubs, which are perfect for those wanting to dance the night away. Most places stay open until the early hours of the morning meaning your evening will never be cut short.

If you’re looking for something a little more family friendly, Marmaris has a great selection of restaurants which stay open late and have picturesque views and tasty food. For elegance, spend your evening by the harbour in one of the delicious seafood restaurants and charming cocktail bars.

Things to do

1. Spend a day at Marmaris beach

The first thing you should do when you get to Marmaris is head down to the long beach which stretches all the way from the neighbouring town of Icmeler.

2. Marmaris boat tours

Pay a visit to the marina in Marmaris to stroll around the picturesque harbour and see the stunning views of the glistening water.

3. Sightseeing in Marmaris

Enjoy a day wandering around Marmaris’ town, browsing the souvenir shops and seeing the exhibits at the museum. Spend your afternoon in the traditional Grand Bazaar.

4. Escape to the country around Marmaris

If you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the main town, escape to the mountains for a while and follow the hiking routes up the winding, natural paths.

5. Dive to the deeps in Marmaris

Marmaris is a great place to explore the underwater world in one of the 52 diving spots. There are several diving schools where you can learn the sport and eventually take to the open waters.

Weather

Marmaris sits on the southwest coast of Turkey and has long hot summers and mild and rainy winters. It’s very unlikely to see rain in the summer months between May and October. This means the clear skies are accompanied by the hot Mediterranean climate that sees a massive 14 hours of sunshine a day. Temperatures can peak around the scorching mid 30s in July and August, which also makes the sea pleasant to swim in. If you’re not used to the heat, travel in April and early May to enjoy a warm 25°C climate.

FAQs

Where can I get the bus from Marmaris?

Local mini-buses (called a dolmus in Turkish) operate throughout the resort and also to neighbouring resorts of Icmeler and Turunc. For travel further afield, buses leave and arrive at Marmaris bus station near the entrance to the resort.

What is the nightlife like in Marmaris?

The nightlife is entertaining and varied. Along the beachfront you will find fun pubs and Karaoke bars with dance shows put on by the staff and local acts. Drag shows are popular, the most famous being the ‘Talk of The Town’. For serious clubbers, head to Bar Street which is packed with revellers of all different nationalities every night of the week throughout high season. If you prefer to sit back, relax and watch the colourful parade of people, the many open air restaurants along the beachfront and the old harbour stay open till late.

Currency

The currency used in Marmaris is the Turkish Lira. You’ll find ATM machines and foreign exchange facilities around the resort,

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