About Marmaris

Marmaris is a coastal town, a port city and a tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Marmaris splits the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea along with a long and narrow peninsula.

Marmaris is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday towns and largest resorts on the Aegean coast. With its surroundings, long coastline, outstanding landscape of pine-covered hills, isolated bays and inlets, wonderful beaches, ancient cities, marinas and every kind of attractions; Marmaris welcomes about 900,000 people during the summer season.

Marmaris is a lovely resort where swimming is possible in the secluded bays as well as in front of the hotels in the city centre. The sea is always crystal clear. Marmaris has long stretch of golden fine sandy beaches, small bays, coves and islands. Marmaris has 300 days of sunshine during the year.

The region bordered by the Marmaris Castle, Marmaris Harbour and Marmaris Marina is called as “Marmaris Old Town” (the historical centre of Marmaris)”. The historical buildings at the central Marmaris all date back to 16th century during the era of the Ottoman Empire.

The historical building around Marmaris are all protected and restored and most of them today serve as bars, restaurants and shopping malls. The narrow streets and wooden building look very fastinating. Points of interest in Marmaris Old Town icnlude; Marmaris Catsle & Museum and Marmaris Grand Bazaar, also known as Carsi Market.

Marmaris offers a great opportunities for the holiday makers with its luxury Marmaris hotels and Marmaris apartments, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping centres. Marmaris is a beach holiday resort teeming with a wide range of hotels, so you’ll most likely find a hotel which suits your budget.

It’s really no surprise Marmaris has grown in popularity with its sandy beaches, lively nightlife and great facilities for families, couples and groups alike. Holidays in Marmaris can be as active or relaxed as you like, the beaches provide several water sport activities as well as the close by aqua park which provide affordable entertainment for all ages.

The western part of Marmaris, along the west coasts of the peninsula through Gokova is the most beautiful bay of the Turkish coasts. The eastern part of the peninsula faces the Mediterranean and lays as two strips of Datca on one side and Bozburun on the other side.

Thursday Market

Lovely fresh vegitables and fruits and etc are sold by the local people

All grown up very healthy and allways fresh

Get a real taste of Turkey, fresh and organic, at Marmaris Thursday Market. Once catering heavily to tourists, today the market only features products sold by local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in colors and tastes as you join the locals in picking out the best fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables. Try some homemade dairy products or check out the latest catch of fish and seashells. The market’s relaxed atmosphere provides a nice alternative to the bustling bazaars that cater to tourists.

Grand Bazaar

This Bazaar runs between Dancing fountain at on end and the Castle, Marina at the other end. You will find everything here and complete your unfinished shopping.

Local Transport – Dolmuş

Local Transportation in Marmaris called ‘Dolmus’ ( translated as “stuffed” ) minibus runs to the center from all around Marmaris

The dolmuses in Marmaris are colour-coded:

  • Marmaris – Siteler intra-town minibuses are green
  • Marmaris – Icmeler minibuses are orange
  • Marmaris – Beldibi minibuses are bordeaux
  • Marmaris – Armutalan minibuses are blue
  • Marmaris – Yalanci bay minibuses are pink

There are bus stops along the route, as of 2002 the minibuses should stop only at these assigned stops. Yet most minibus drivers follow the old system, which is get on anywhere and get off anywhere: all you do is flag down a dolmus as you see it approaching. If it is stuffed, you will have to wait for the next one to come along. The fare for the journey is written on a sign above the driver and you pay as you board the minibus.


There are 3 hospitals in Marmaris

One of them is State Hospital – Called “Marmaris Devlet Hastanesi”

Second one is “Ahu Hastanesi” ( private )

Third one is “Yücelen Hastanesi” ( private )

Police Station

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