Families, couples, groups – all kinds of traveller find their ideal spot in Marmaris…
One of the biggest resorts on the Mediterranean coastline of Turkey, Marmaris never fails to entertain sun-seeking visitors of all ages and hotels in Marmaris cater for a varied clientele. Whatever kind of holiday you’re after, whether it’s a relaxing and romantic break, a fun-filled family adventure, or a party trip with friends, Marmaris knows how to turn on the charm and give everyone a little piece of what they want.
Lounge on the pale sands, take your camera to age-old attractions, haggle over goods in the thrilling markets or sip an icy drink by the water’s edge at the marina, where yachts sway gently and wink in the dazzling sunlight. And when the sun disappears for the day, you can tuck into delectable local cuisine, enjoy a couple of drinks and head back to your hotel for the night, or you can pack your dancing shoes and join the party. Holidays are taken at your own pace in Marmaris.
When it comes to selecting Marmaris hotels, you've got a wide range to choose from...
This is a popular resort and there are hundreds of hotels waiting to wish you a warm welcome and get your sunshine holiday underway.
Luxury hotels are in good supply and a range of facilities complement the exceptional service and sublime views on offer. Check the location of your luxury hotel carefully; some are situated centrally in the resort and some sprawl away from the town in lovely forest and hillside spots. These hotels offer peace, relaxation and uninterrupted views, but you might have to hop on a bus or book a taxi to reach the town centre.
You can also check in at well-run, mid-range hotels in Marmaris, which feature swimming pools and great views of the resort and the mountains that frame it. Self-catering apartments are also popular in the centre of Marmaris.
Some of the best hotels offer stays on a full-board or all-inclusive basis, though you should still sample the local cuisine at the restaurants of Marmaris. You can eat well and inexpensively at many wonderful locations.
Tear yourself away from the sun lounger and be prepared to see Turkey at its best...
There's plenty to do and see during holidays in Marmaris - including a trip to another country!
Top five attractions
Marmaris Castle and Museum
Cool off during hot summer days in Marmaris at this captivating castle, which features a museum. While it isn't packed with artefacts, the terrific views from the castle make the short trip here worthwhile.
Take a boat trip from Marmaris (or travel the long way round by road) to Iztuzu Beach, known as Turtle Beach for the loggerhead sea turtles that hatch here. The beach is protected but a guide will let you know where you can and cannot step.
Slides, rides and pools provide hours of family fun in Marmaris.
Dalyan mud baths
It sounds like a consequence of attending a summer festival in Britain, but getting covered head to toe in mud is exactly why people flock to these mud baths. It's hailed as a terrific treatment for smooth and youthful skin.
Boat trips to Rhodes
Pop across the Mediterranean to Greece via daily departures from Marmaris. Ancient and beguiling Rhodes Town is crammed with interesting historical sites as well as fantastic eateries. Tour the cool and narrow alleyways of the back streets looking for bargains to take back to Turkey.
Marmaris takes great pride in hosting a lively line up of annual events...
Join the locals to celebrate life in Turkey during these crowd-pleasing events:
Marmaris Maritime and Spring Festival; May: The holiday season is only just gearing up in May but many visit to see the parades, concerts and yacht races that take place in Marmaris.
Marmaris concerts; July/August: Music and dance fill the amphitheatre as locals and tourists fill seats to watch the performers.
International Gulet Festival; October: See the traditional wooden boats of Turkey taking to the seas.