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Marmaris - the city that never sleeps

Marmaris is one of the best city's in Turkey to enjoy the sun,sea,shopping,excursions,....

It's chique like Bodrum, the jet-set Turks living there. It has a wide yacht-harbour, expensive boutiques but also cheap shops.

It's much bigger than Bodrum.

Between our hotel in içmeler & Marmaris we saw hundreds of shops and restaurants we couldn't visit,because it was so big.

You can walk the promenade near the sea from Marmaris to içmeler in 2 hours, or rent a bike, take a dolmus, or the boat (15min).

The picture is me, together with Ataturk, taken in front of the harbour (centre of the city).

Ataturk liberated people. They were not obliged to wear the clothes of the islam culture. He gave new value's to modern Turkey.

Marmaris in Turkey is one of Turkey' s premier vacation resorts, built around a sweeping natural bay at the foot of steep pine covered mountain slopes. The old town is a maze of twisting little streets and alleys with whitewashed houses in the Turkish style amid an excellent shopping bazaar.

The resort is ideal for water sports, sailing, relaxing in the sun, or strolling along the palm lined "Riviera" style promenade, or why not visit one of the numerous nightspot or restaurants of the town!

We could write a book about the reasons why you should go to Marmaris Turkey, and recommend it to you without reservation. In the first place; whether you're wining and dining, quenching your thirst in a restaurant, or haggling for souvenirs; the value for money in incredible, especially with the exchange rate so favorable. Then there's the people, a more charming and friendly bunch than any you'll meet elsewhere, and well known for their hospitality.

Marmaris in Turkey is perhaps the most European of the Turkish resorts, although a venture into the maze of narrow streets which make up the Old Quarter soon reveals a very Turkish atmosphere. Old men sit in the shade playing backgammon just yards from the more sophisticated bars of the seafront, the market area is thronged with local life.

One look at the yachts in the harbor will tell you that Marmaris Turkey is a stylish and cosmopolitan resort. The coastline here, where the Aegean meets the Mediterranean, is perfect cruising country, dark blue seas giving way to shallow turquoise waters on hideaway beaches, while the mountains march inland. It's a dramatic backdrop for any holiday and offers something for everyone and all 'mod cons' while retaining much of its charm.

Sandwiching the Old Quarter are to one side Netsel Marina, home to smart quayside restaurants, an open-air amphitheater cinema, and a marina housing majestic yachts. To the other side is the newer district of the resort where many of the featured properties are situated.
Marmaris is lively and bustles well into the small hours with bars and smart discos.

Yachts and boats decorate the coast of this lovely tourist tourist center where thousands converge to enjoy a fun-filled, self-indulgent holiday. Those who surf and water ski will thrill at the possibilities in Marmaris. Energetic entertainment at a lively bar, or dancing until dawn at a sophisticated discotheque can end an ideal day.

There are many good buys in Marmaris boutiques, colorful bazaars and markets. You can find excellent leather and suede goods, copper and brassware, jewelry, and objects carved of onyx. Turkish carpets, textiles and embroidery make good handcrafted souvenirs, and the locally produced pine scented honey called "cam bali" is superb.

The Marmaris Netsel Marina, one of the largest and best-equipped marinas in Turkey, and the Marmaris Albatross Marina, one of the best for wintering and maintaining yachts, make Marmaris an excellent starting point for the Blue Voyage tour of the Aegean Coast.

Once a sleepy fishing village, Marmaris has ballooned into one of the largest resorts on the Aegean coast, if not Turkey. Little of its history remains, as the town is now a modern development with tourism at its heart and soul. The population swells to a massive 200,000 in the summer, with most hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and shops catering to low-cost package holidays, although there are facilities for all budgets.

Despite the development which reaches around 10km along the west of the bay, Marmaris is also well-known for its expanse of green, present the whole year round thanks to the pine-covered hills which surround the town. There are many beaches around the bay, and there are ancient cities and seaside villages close by for day trips. The yacht harbour is the biggest and newest in Turkey, and therefore the busiest charter port especially for trips along the Turquoise Coast.

In addition to the climate, beaches and facilities of the town, the transportation infrastructure is a definite plus for attracting visitors. It has easy connections to the nearby airport Dalaman, ferries to Rhodes, and on the road to Datca and Fethiye. The harbour has attracted private boats from around the world, with yacht maintenance and production in the workshops on the Yalanci Strait. With the climate being comfortable even in winter, and the nearby impressive mountains and pine forests, Marmaris is likely to remain a popular and practical holiday spot for a long time.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:One of the biggest shopping malls ever seen, friendly people, nice weather
  • In a nutshell:Shopping Paradise - don't lose your way! :)
  • Last visit to Marmaris: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Aug 16, 2010 at 7:20 AM

    The bazaar was rubbish, no decent attire, whether it be clothes shoes or local wares! If you like "tat" it is right up your street. Save your money and go to Primark. It's daylight robbery!

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    Sep 28, 2006 at 1:57 AM

    thanks for such great Advices and usefull recommendations..so useful for me im coming next sunday

  • Chrisshaw01's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2006 at 3:34 AM

    this is a must. If you book the dalyan/mudbath trip you will stop here for about 2 hours and it is one of the best around. A long sandy golden beach and crystal clear warm water and unspoilt. It is superb!

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 4:17 AM

    Very informative page, thanks and great photos. Will sure help when we stay in Icemeler in May, any resturant tips in Icemeler ?

  • pretty33555's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2004 at 4:09 AM

    OMG! ;D

  • Monique_T's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2004 at 8:03 AM

    Great page, Yes, I did recognize things! Nice to read about it.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2004 at 11:45 AM

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, memories are made of this, its been a whole year since we was there, and im missing it like mad. Im so happy to comment on anything to do with Marmaris, well done mate.


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