Mini guide to Marmaris
Marmaris is one of Turkey's fastest growing cities, and is nestled in a beautiful
location on the Aegean coast. It offers first class amenities surrounded by a
plethora of exciting daytrip destinations and historical wonders.
Marmaris has a beautiful beach where catamaran trips, scuba diving, parasailing
and waterskiing are just a few possible activities. Home to an increasing number
of luxury resorts, the city is a stopover point for luxury yachts and cruise
liners, which make for a picturesque background. For a quaint beach experience,
Icmeler beach is just eight kilometres away.
Downtown Marmaris is divided by the Ulusal Egemenlik Bulvari, and exploring
the eastern side of this reveals the old quarter of what was once a small fishing
town. There is a tangle of narrow roads with bazaars and restaurants to sample.
Be sure to see the museum, and on the harbour beside the bazaar, look for the
Kartal Restaurant; then follow Eski Kami Sokak up the hill to the castle.
Marmaris has an amazing array of cosmopolitan amenities, with cinemas, diverse
restaurants, a first class water park, and even an active amphitheatre. The
harbour area has restaurants and discotheques;and the active community here
welcomes tourist participation in a number of interest clubs. Be sure to pick
up a bulletin in town for more information.
Archaeological daytrip opportunities abound and you should not miss the following
sights: Ephesus (3000 BC), home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World;
Pamukkale; Caunos; and Dalyan. Sailing trips leave every morning for Cleopatra's
Island, Turtle Beach, Paradise Island and Rhodes in Greece.
Marmaris is only minutes from Dalaman Airport, and is also a major stop on
all bus routes and cruise circuits. Ferries to the Greek island of Rhodes are
regular, and local travel is very convenient.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Iberostar Grand Azur
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full list of hotels and online booking