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Holidays In Marmaris

Marmaris Holidays at a Glance

Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parkland's, ideal for water sports and sailing. Whilst taking holidays in Marmaris, sample the typical Turkish cuisine in one of the marina restaurants and drink raki, anisette, the traditional Turkish way. Ancient Marmaris, Physkos, was an important stage on the Antalya-Rhodes-Egypt trade route. In the 16th century Suleyman the Magnificent had a citadel built on a hill, the remains of which can still be seen today.

Marmaris is truly the Jewel of the Turkish Riviera. It is Turkey's most sophisticated and multi-faceted resort. Located where the Aegean sea meets the Mediterranean the beautiful bay is famous for its yachting and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Who holidays in Marmaris?

Marmaris is the ideal holiday destination for families with children but at the same time it favours also for the young.



Key Facts - Marmaris

  • LanguageTurkish
  • CurrencyNew Turkish Lira (TRY)
  • Dialing Code00 90
  • Time Difference+2 hours GMT
  • Flight Duration4.5 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport105 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)80 mins

Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for water sports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline.

Near Marmaris at Icmeler, the hazy mountains of the interior slope down to sandy beaches. Under blue skies, the clear sea is ideal for all types of water sports. Many find this area so irresistible that they stay longer than originally planned.

Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.

Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.

Blue voyage cruises - Marmaris: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for watersports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline,

Oludeniz Lagoon: It is a sheltered lagoon of great beauty, almost totally cut off from the sea, at the northern end of a long cove. Stretching from the lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy public beach.

Toros Mountains: The Toros Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches.

Tombs in Fethiye: The Tomb of Amyntas, which probably dates from the fourth century B.C. is the most remarkable.

Blue voyage cruises - Marmaris: Marmaris is one of the most attractive maritime parklands, ideal for watersports and sailing. It makes an excellent starting point for the "Blue Voyage" tour of the Aegean coastline,

Oludeniz Lagoon: It is a sheltered lagoon of great beauty, almost totally cut off from the sea, at the northern end of a long cove. Stretching from the lagoon to the southern end of the cove is a long, sandy public beach.

Combine the adrenaline sport of White Water Rafting with the experience of camping in the wilderness on the banks of the Dalaman River.

The Gulf of Gocek and its friendly marina is one of the Mediterranean's best sailing spots.

Hisaronu, at the skirts of the Mount Babadag, Oludeniz is a world-wide popular paragliding center.

Some of the wonderful sea journeys, which have become the most popular activity in the region, take place in the beautiful coves of Marmaris.

Marmaris Holidays - Excursions

Tlos: 36 kms south of Fethiye, is the the oldest city in the Lycian region and the home of the Lycian Hero Bellerophon. Visitors can see the remains of a castle, the agora, the necropolis, the theatre, Roman baths and a good view of Esen Valley.

Oludeniz - Blue Lagoon: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.

Blue Cruises: The Blue Lagoon is one of the best places in the world to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun amid stunning natural surroundings.

Eating/Drinking During Marmaris Holidays

From street-side snack stalls to the finest food in a characterful restaurant, you will find something to your taste in Turkey. There is a wide range of dishes, with each region having its own specialities, and there are an equally wide range of places in which to enjoy them. Meat dishes are the norm, but vegetarians will be find a good number of lentil and rice dishes, and stuffed vegetables. The turks love vegetables almost as much as they do meat, and the aubergine is the favourite. Freshly caught fish is available, but can be expensive. Of course, the doner kebab is a popular along with the pied (Turkish pizza). In the morning stuffed pastries or borek can be bought street stalls. For the British traveller, there will be plenty of new culinary experiences.

An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a raucous nights drinking at one of Turkey's meyhanes. These tavernas serve raki, beer and wine, along with an awe-inspiring selection of mezes (starters), succulent kebabs and fruits of the season. A favourite location for raki drinking, the atmosphere gets louder and merrier as the night progresses.

Turkey's recent economic growth and increasing prosperity had an enormous effect on the vitality, energy and variety of its nightlife. The range of night entertainment is huge, from traditional male-dominated birahanes to techno and rave nightclubs, with new venues opening by the week. As a result, Turkey's nightlife is quickly gaining recognition as one of the liveliest in Europe.

Getting Around on Marmaris Holidays

By Boat: There are many types of cruises that link all the resorts an villages around the area, take a Gullet cruise or a Blue Voyage cruise to explore Dalaman and the surrounding areas.

By Bus: The local bus (known as Dolmus) is normally a white mini bus that travels around the resorts. There are no specified bus stops, so to stop the Dolmus just flag one down.

By Taxi There are numerous taxis in all towns and resorts and are recognisable by their chequered black and yellow bands.

By Car Rental cars and Jeeps are available from our representatives.

Marmaris Holidays Shopping

Popular purchases for those taking holidays in Marmaris include:

  • Handicrafts
  • Jewellery
  • Leather goods
  • Carpets.

Holidays in Marmaris - Beaches

Fethiye has a fine beach nearby at Calis, a 4 km. stretch of sand and shingle, which has now grown into a small resort.

Oludeniz region with 2 kms stretch of sand and pebble beach (Belcekiz) linked to a cobalt blue lagoon (Dead Sea), lying calm as a millpond in the heart of this area.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp F Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Turkey 69 75 85 89 89 82 78
London 56 61 68 71 70 66 56
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Turkey 8 9 9 11 12 9 8
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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