Marmaris is an important port city and a tourist destination on the Mediterranean coast, located in southwest Turkey, in the Muğla Province. During the summer months, scores of holiday-seekers and day-trippers from Rhodes arrive by boat and bus to enjoy this busy resort. Despite the tourists, the popular destination has managed to retain a certain charm.
Marmaris is surrounded by lush mountains and hills, is an alluring holiday getaway. There are hundreds of shops and restaurants and plenty of bars and discos.
Marmaris is also a major center for sailing, possessing two major and several smaller marinas. It is a popular wintering location for hundreds of cruising boaters. Secluded coves around Marmaris offer nice beaches with hotels ranging from inexpensive pensions to posh resorts.
Things to See & Do
* Marmaris Castle - near the marina
* Turkish baths
* Jeep safari around nearby mountains
* Beaches and secluded coves
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language - Turkish
Population - 32,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 90
Port Location - The port of Marmaris is located in the downtown area of the city.
Travel Links - You can get flights to Dalaman, the nearest regional airport which is 100 km's away from Marmaris. Coach transfers take 1.5 hours. The airport is served by many operators such as Thomson Fly and Thomas Cook.