Marmaris is a coastal town, a port city and a tourist destination on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the Mugla Province. Marmaris is one of the 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 400,000 people during the tourism season. Marmaris can be considered as the Mediterranean paradise. Marmaris is also a major center for yacht tourism and blue voyage. Marmaris has easy and well built connections to the nearby airport in Dalaman, and on the road to Mugla, Datca and Fethiye. Transportation in the town is very well organized.
Things to do in Marmaris are endless. A great day out at the Marmaris beaches, a fun day out at the Marmaris water parks, a lively night out at the Marmaris nightclubs, daily boat trip to Dalyan, Jeep Safari, participating to daily boat trips amde to nearby coves, watersports, cycling, participating to Marmaris Village tour and eating out at the quality Marmaris restaurants are the top 10 things to do in Marmaris.
Icmeler is a beautiful beach resort only 8 kilometres from the large and vibrant resort of Marmaris and mostly considered together. This pine forested heaven is infused with all the atmosphere of both the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and is truly picturesque against the backdrop of magnificent mountains.
There are many fine sandy beaches and spectacular bays in and around Marmaris. Daily boat trips are organized for the isolated bays and for Dalyan. The yacht marina is one of the biggest one in Turkey and there are regular ferry services to the Greek island of Rhodes.
Most places for accommodation are located at the seashore. Hundreds of seashore and luxury restaurants, world class discos and bars attracts thousands of travellers. For some traditional Turkish food, the wide selection of mezes (starters), olive oil drizzled kebabs and dough based deserts such as "baklava" and "kunefe", all which are infused with a mixture of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Central Asian influences are available from the many Turkish restaurants, grills and taverns.
Eating out in Marmaris is also fantastic. Marmaris is full of quality restaurants and cafes. Most Marmaris restaurants and cafes are located beside the seaside and the Marmaris Castle area. You are able to find every kind of food & beverage & world cuisine for your taste. Netsel Marina region is very ideal for a romantic dinner with its calm scenery and luxury restaurants. There are live music and cafe-bar opportunities for the couples or groups after dinner as well.
Marmaris nightlife is vibrant and there are plenty of bars, discos and nightclubs to choose from. The many Marmaris nightclubs provide nights not far off those found in Ibiza. You may find every kind of music for your taste. Crazy and wild nights of Marmaris are centered on the Bar Street and Uzunyali Beach. There are also many quality small cafes & bars along the waterfront.
Shopping areas are well built and offer great brands and opportunities to their guests. Leather, jewelry, brand clothing, carpets, handicrafts, Turkish delight and souvenir shops are the main interests in Marmaris shopping.
Marmaris Castle, located in the center is worth seeing. There are a lot of historic places and ancient cities to see as well. Marmaris has always been an important coastal town and trade center for centuries, due to its location on the intersection point of Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. History of Marmaris starts when the first settlement begun with the arrival of a tribe to the region in from 3400 BC. Although it is not certain when Marmaris was founded but in the 6th century BC the city was known as Physkos and it was part of the Caria.
Marmaris has a typical Aegean & Mediterranean climate. Summer is hot and winter is rainy. The hottest months are July and August. Marmaris takes so much rain in fall and winter.