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Marmaris
Travel Guide

Knidos which includes rocky coastline

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.

D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is RM1,814 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Offering direct access to the beach, this Marmaris resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Girl Sand Beach, Icmeler Beach and Aqua Dream Water Park. Atlantis Water ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"Just Amazing!"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

D Maris Bay
Hotel Aqua - All Inclusive
Hotel Aqua - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Icmeler Mah. Cumhuriyet Cad., Sahil Sokak No:27, Marmaris, Mugla
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Nestled on the beach, this Icmeler City Center resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nirvana Beach and Icmeler Beach. Marmaris Beach is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
"Aqua was the best hotel that I have stayed in. Everything from cleanliness to staff service was fantastic. Views of the beach were stunning, Spa was fantastic, food buffet was exceptional. Can’t ask for more. I will be back again very soon. Thank you Hotel Aqua."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Hotel Aqua - All Inclusive
Motto Premium Hotel&Spa
Motto Premium Hotel&Spa
4 out of 5
Kemal Seyfettin Elgin Bulvarı No 59, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is RM265 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Located in Marmaris City Center, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atlantis Water Park, Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Aqua Dream Water ...
4.3/5Excellent! (84 reviews)
"The hotel is super clean , bed is very comfortable, amenities are good"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

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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.
Isla Apartments
Isla Apartments
Kemeralti mahallesi 122 sokak no 1, Marmaris
The price is RM98 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
This family-friendly Marmaris aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Marmaris Thursday Market and Marmaris Beach. Atlantis Water Park and ...
2.8/5 (6 reviews)
"Thank you) we spend nice time with friends in your apartments. See you next time"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2021

Isla Apartments
Verde Suites Akyaka
Verde Suites Akyaka
Akyaka Mahallesi Dr. Coskun Yildir sokak, No 9 Ula, Ula, Mugla
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Akyaka Beach and Akyaka Azmak Deresi. Çınar Plajı Beach and Asiklar Yolu are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Çok şık ve donanımlı gayet temiz bir yer. Aileler için uygun."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2020

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8 Oda Boutique Homes
8 Oda Boutique Homes
Tepe Neighborhood 30 Street No:17-19, Inside the Castle, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is RM399 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Marmaris Museum and Marmaris Beach. Atlantis Water Park and Aqua Dream ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (40 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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Reviews of Marmaris

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

I gave family here so it’s oercect

5/5 - Excellent

Shaf

5 Nov 2019

Marmaris is a place that you will go back time and time again.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Oct 2019

If interested in going to the waterpark in october, only the larger park is open and you need to book tickets in advance, with it only being open days where enough tickets are purchased, which we unfortunately found too late.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Oct 2019

Best place ibhave ever been cant wait 2 go back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Oct 2019

Was quiet for october but warmer at night than last year

5/5 - Excellent

Saf

19 Oct 2019

Marmaris is lovely just hotel is rubbish