Marmaris

Travel Guide
Knidos showing rocky coastline

With a yacht-lined marina, charming old town and a seafront promenade that runs its full length, the sunny beach resort of Marmaris is among the most sought-after holiday destinations on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast.

Marmaris was once a sleeping fishing village, but you wouldn’t know it today. Set in a sheltered bay surrounded by thick pine forests, Marmaris’ natural beauty has drawn hotel developers and holidaymakers here for decades. The picturesque, mountainous backdrop spills down to a lively palm-lined promenade that is packed with cafés, bars and sea-view restaurants.

Sunbathe on one of Marmaris’ sand and pebble beaches, or jet-ski and parasail around the bay with one of the water sports centres along the seafront. You will find boats the full length of the promenade offering day-trips out on the beautiful clear water for leisurely afternoons of swimming and diving. Or, if you’re feeling flash, charter a luxury yacht for the day and explore the bay in style.

From al fresco cocktail bars to neon-lit nightclubs, the buzz of nightlife in Marmaris is one of its biggest draws. You’ll find restaurants serving international fare all along the strip. Head to the bazaar for traditional dishes, or enjoy a romantic meal in the lovely waterfront restaurants overlooking the marina. After dark there is a cluster of lively nightspots on Bar Street, where the party lasts until the early hours.

Away from the beach and bar scenes, discover Marmaris’ history at the 16th-century hilltop castle and in the surrounding lanes of the atmospheric old quarter. Seek out the restored stone houses, which offer a glimpse into the past, and stop to people-watch in one of the shaded courtyards above the marina.

Explore Marmaris’ bustling bazaar, where you will find stalls piled high with tourist souvenirs, bags, jewellery, herbs and spices. Before you leave Marmaris, embrace the local tradition of Turkish massage at a hammam and enjoy a vigorous steam, scrub and rub down. The enormous Armutalan Hamam, around a mile from the town centre, offers one of the best.

With its reliable hot summer weather, beaches, nightlife and history, Marmaris caters well to most types of traveller looking for a sunny getaway in a pretty setting.

Where to stay in Marmaris

Motto Premium Hotel&Spa
Motto Premium Hotel&Spa
4 out of 5
Kemal Seyfettin Elgin Bulvarı No 59, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs4,963 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Marmaris City Center, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atlantis Water Park, Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Aqua Dream Water ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (101 reviews)
"This hotel was really nice and it was nice that the BigChefs restaurant was attached with a free breakfast and a discount for lunch and dinner. The food was really good. The property was well kept and the staff was very helpful. It’s a one minute walk to a nice slice of private beach with really ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Motto Premium Hotel&Spa
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs37,847 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Marmaris resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Girl Sand Beach, Icmeler Beach and Nirvana Beach. Turgut Falls and Ataturk ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (145 reviews)
"We like everything about D Maris! Amazing location, exceptional friendly and professional staff, wonderful restaurants and crystal clear water!"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021

D Maris Bay
Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Icmeler Mah Ataturk Cad No 64, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is Rs5,995 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Marmaris City Center resort is within a 15-minute walk of Mallmarine Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach and Nirvana ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (164 reviews)
"wonderful in every thing"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris
The price is Rs2,166 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
This family-friendly Marmaris aparthotel is located near the beach, 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Icmeler Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Marmaris Beach and Atlantis ...
3.9/5 Good! (93 reviews)
"Hotel charges for the air conditioner an extra. Despite of accepting to pay the extra amount, they switched off the air conditioner in our room in the middle of the night and I had to go down to front desk, spend half an hour to fix this issue. There are no elevators and you need to carry your luggage ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Grand Aquarium
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris
The price is Rs3,877 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center, Atlantis Water Park and Marmaris Beach. Aqua ...
L'olive Homes
Mitos Apartments
Mitos Apartments
Cumhuriyet Cad. 316. Sk. No:7-8, Marmaris, Marmaris
The price is Rs4,432 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Located in Icmeler City Center, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Icmeler Beach and Nirvana Beach. Mallmarine Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Simply amazing.
"We had a fab 2 nights at Mitos. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome. The owners and staff were exceptional and very professional. Our room was modern and clean and had everything we needed, they have 17 rooms of which 15 over look the lovely pool and resturant We intend to go back Icemeller ..."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Mitos Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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