Marmaris

Travel Guide
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With a yacht-lined marina, charming old town and a seafront promenade that runs its full length, the sunny beach resort of Marmaris is among the most sought-after holiday destinations on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.

Marmaris was once a sleeping fishing village, but you wouldn’t know it today. Set in a sheltered bay surrounded by thick pine forests, Marmaris’ natural beauty has drawn hotel developers and holidaymakers here for decades. The picturesque, mountainous backdrop spills down to a lively palm-lined promenade that is packed with cafés, bars and sea-view restaurants.

Sunbathe on one of Marmaris’ sand and pebble beaches, or jet-ski and parasail around the bay with one of the water sports centres along the seafront. You will find boats the full length of the promenade offering day-trips out on the beautiful clear water for leisurely afternoons of swimming and diving. Or, if you’re feeling flash, charter a luxury yacht for the day and explore the bay in style.

From al fresco cocktail bars to neon-lit nightclubs, the buzz of nightlife in Marmaris is one of its biggest draws. You’ll find restaurants serving international fare all along the strip. Head to the bazaar for traditional dishes, or enjoy a romantic meal in the lovely waterfront restaurants overlooking the marina. After dark there is a cluster of lively nightspots on Bar Street, where the party lasts until the early hours.

Away from the beach and bar scenes, discover Marmaris’ history at the 16th-century hilltop castle and in the surrounding lanes of the atmospheric old quarter. Seek out the restored stone houses, which offer a glimpse into the past, and stop to people-watch in one of the shaded courtyards above the marina.

Explore Marmaris’ bustling bazaar, where you will find stalls piled high with tourist souvenirs, bags, jewellery, herbs and spices. Before you leave Marmaris, embrace the local tradition of Turkish massage at a hammam and enjoy a vigorous steam, scrub and rub down. The enormous Armutalan Hamam, around a mile from the town centre, offers one of the best.

With its reliable hot summer weather, beaches, nightlife and history, Marmaris caters well to most types of traveller looking for a sunny getaway in a pretty setting.

Where to stay in Marmaris

Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Icmeler Mah Ataturk Cad No 64, Marmaris, Mugla, 48720
The price is RM437 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this beach resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (186 reviews)
"I really liked the cleanliness and location of the property. The food quality was also very good. What I did not like was that despite their "all inclusive" concept, they were still selling some food items such as desserts. Besides, the servers at the restaurant need to change their shirts at least ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2021

Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is RM2,232 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (168 reviews)
"Mükemmel bir personel ilgisi ve misafirperverlik. Plajlar Dalgasız ve çok güzel. Beklendiği üzere restoranlar ve diğer hizmetler çok pahalı fakat bütçeniz yeterliysa bu hizmet ve plajlar için bir kerede olsa gitmeye değer."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

D Maris Bay
Marti Resort Hotel
Marti Resort Hotel
5 out of 5
Kumluorencik Mevkii, Icmeler, Marmaris, Mugla, 48720
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM613 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (218 reviews)
"I had a good time, though they mixed up my room, I paid for a double bed but was given something else."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Marti Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris, 48700
The price is RM124 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (102 reviews)
"Hotel charges for the air conditioner an extra. Despite of accepting to pay the extra amount, they switched off the air conditioner in our room in the middle of the night and I had to go down to front desk, spend half an hour to fix this issue. There are no elevators and you need to carry your luggage ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Grand Aquarium
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris, 48700
The price is RM237 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Marmaris Beach and Atlantis Water Park ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (10 reviews)
"Clean, modern and well appointed both in terms of location and equipment in the apartment. Safe parking in the street behind the apartments.Nice touch having washing powder and tea bags/coffee available for use. Good communication. Thanks for allowing us to check in after your usual hours,much ..."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

L'olive Homes
8 Oda Boutique Homes
8 Oda Boutique Homes
Tepe Neighborhood 30 Street No:17-19, Inside the Castle, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is RM373 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and in-room childcare. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"Wonderful characterful traditional house in old Marmaris town with spectacular sea view terrace and charming manager. Only stayed one night before sailing charter. Wish it had been longer."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

8 Oda Boutique Homes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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