General information about Marmaris - Getting to Know Marmaris



Marmaris is a coastal town, a port city and a tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Marmaris splits the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea along with a long and narrow peninsula. Marmaris is one of the Turkey's most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast. With its surroundings, long coastline, outstanding landscape of pine-covered hills, isolated bays and inlets, wonderful beaches, ancient cities, marinas and every kind of attractions; Marmaris welcomes about 400,000 people during summer season.


Marmaris is a lovely resort that where swimming is possible in the secluded bays as well as in front of the hotels in the city centre. The sea is always crystal clear. Marmaris has long stretch of golden fine sandy beaches, small bays, coves and islands. Marmaris has 300 days of sunshine during the year. Marmaris can also be considered as the Mediterranean paradise. Marmaris is also a major centre for yacht tourism and blue voyage. Marmaris has easy and well built connections to the nearby airport in Dalaman, and on the road to Mugla, Datca and Fethiye. Transportation in the town is very well organized.

The region bordered by the Marmaris Castle, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Marina is called as "Marmaris Old Town" (the historical centre of Marmaris)". The historical buildings at the central Marmaris are all date back to 16th century during the era of the Ottoman Empire. The historical building around the Marmaris are all protected and restored and most of them today serve as bars, restaurants and shopping malls. The narrow streets and wooden building look very fastinating. Points of interest at the Marmaris Old Town icnlude; Marmaris Catsle & Museum and Marmaris Grand Bazaar, also known as Carsi Market.



Marmaris offers a great opportunities for the holiday makers with its luxury Marmaris hotels and Marmaris apartments, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping centres. Marmaris is a beach holiday resort teeming with a wide range of hotels, so you’ll most likely find a hotel which suits your budget. It’s really no surprise Marmaris has grown in popularity with its sandy beaches, lively nightlife and great facilities for families, couples and groups alike. Holidays in Marmaris can be as active or relaxed as you like, the beaches provide several water sport activities as well as the close by aqua park which provide affordable entertainment for all ages.

The western part of Marmaris, along the west coasts of the peninsula through Gokova is the most beautiful bay of the Turkish coasts. The eastern part of the peninsula faces the Mediterranean and lays as two strips of Datca on one side and Bozburun on the other side.



Central Marmaris is the main and the most preferred holiday resort of Marmaris. Central Marmaris also includes the popular districts of Armutalan and Siteler, as well as the popular Long beach (Uzunyali) promenade. Central Marmaris can be explored by the Historical Centre, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Netsel Marina on the east, the Long beach and promenade, Siteler and Armutalan on the west.

Icmeler is the second most preferred holiday town & resort after central Marmaris. Icmeler dazzles beachgoers with its fine golden sands. In Icmeler, you can collect yourself and the sun on the superb Icmeler beach which lies next to clear and azure waters, which host a myriad of different water sports. And than comes Turunc. There are also many other heavenly towns and resorts that worth a visit in the Marmaris and Dalaman region within 50 km. from central Marmaris. Those towns and resorts include; Hisaronu, Orhaniye, Selimiye, Bozburun and Akyaka, that are situated on a medium gulf/bay/cove and Kumlubuk, Ciftlik, Sogut and Turgut that are situated on a small bay/cove.


Most places for accommodation are located at the seashore. Hundreds of seashore and luxury restaurants, world class discos and bars attracts thousands of travellers. For some traditional Turkish food, the wide selection of mezes (starters), olive oil drizzled kebabs and dough based deserts such as "baklava" and "kunefe", all which are infused with a mixture of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Central Asian influences are available from the many Turkish restaurants, grills and taverns.

Blue Voyage is a type of tourism and holiday particular to Turkey made by the traditional Gulets (Schooners) unique to Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean turquoise coasts. The very long coastline is a surprise of nature in the company of isolated bays, wonderful beaches, historic scenes and wonders of nature. We highly recommend you to attend to blue cruising in Marmaris. You are able to find quality Yacht charters in Marmaris, Gulet charters in Marmaris or Cabin charters in Marmaris.

Getting to Marmaris in Turkey is easy that holidaymakers may find variety of direct, scheduled and charter flights to Marmaris (Dalaman Airport) from many Turkish cities and from many major European cities.

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U.S. and European citizens need a valid passport to travel to Marmaris and all Turkey cities and stay up to 90 days with a tourist visa. Turkey has launched an Electronic Visa (e-Visa) Application System on 17 April 2013 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and with the e-Visa system, travellers are allowed to easily obtain their e-Visas for Turkey online. | Travel Service for Turkey - www.evisa-turkey.biz.tr

As for accommodation in Marmaris; Marmaris boasts the most comprehensive and best equipped network of hotel, apartment, holiday villas and holiday accommodation in the western coasts of Turkey. Marmaris offers wide range of accommodation opportunities from 3 star, 4 star, 5 star and family friendly hotels, apartments to quality holiday villas and apartments from standard packages to deluxe residences.

Marmaris has a typical Aegean & Mediterranean climate. Summer is hot and winter is rainy. The hottest months are July and August. Marmaris takes so much rain in fall and winter.

Marmaris provides a myriad of fun and exciting activities for groups, couples and families. A calm or an adventurous kind of a holiday, crazy or calm nightlife, accommodation in luxury resorts or budget apart hotels, yacht tourism, sports tourism, ecological tourism or diving tourism... Marmaris holidays are a perfect choice especially for holidaymakers from UK, Scandinavia, Netherlands and Russia.


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