Marmaris, Turkey – Resort Guide

Marmaris, Turkey – Resort Guide

Marmaris is a busy beach resort on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, about 60 miles from Dalaman. Considered by many as the most popular resort in Turkey, Marmaris is located on a wide bay surrounded by forested mountains.

The resort offers a wide choice of activities, including some of the countrys best and liveliest nightlife.

The Old Town is a warren of tiny lanes lined with traditional houses, bars and shops. It is here in the Old Town that the clubs come to life at night. During the day you can visit the famous bazaar here which sells all sorts including jewellery, leather and pottery.

Next to the Old Town is the working harbour with its many waterfront restaurants and the Netsel Marina which is one of the largest in Turkey. Here at the marina you will find up market restaurants, great boutiques and impressive yachts.

Beaches

Marmaris Beach (Uzan Yali Beach) is a long shingle and sand beach with a palm-lined promenade which runs all the way to the neighbouring resort of Icmeler. Water taxis run a service from Marmaris to the beaches at Icmeler and Turunc. The lagoon at nearby Olu Deniz is worth visiting for its outstanding beauty. There at lots of boat trips available for visits to Cleopatra Island and Caretta Beach and other more secluded spots. A variety of watersports and diving opportunities are available frm the beach.

Places to Visit

For a great family day out visit The Atlantis Water park. The park has its great water rides, chutes, bumper boats, its own beach, a bowling alley, restaurant and bar. Marmaris Castle has some good exhibits on show and offers some great photographic opportunities. A visit to the Dalyan Mudbaths is a must for that little something different. Here you cover yourself in mud which is then washed off in a sulphur pool. It is said that this can give great relief to arthritis and rheumatism sufferers and also cleanses the skin!

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Climate

The climate here is mild all year round, with summer temperatures often reaching 35C and winter temperatures often reaching around 15C.

During July and August there are around 13 hours of sun a day, dropping to about 7 hours a day in October. However the sea is still warm enough to swim in during October.

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There are always lots of last minute holidays available to this wonderful country for the whole family to enjoy.