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

Perios Beach House - Adults Only
Perios Beach House - Adults Only
Turunç Mahallesi 60 Evler Cd. No:8, Marmaris, Mugla, 48740
The price is Rs23,215 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this beach hotel in Marmaris. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Marmaris Beach and Turunc Beach are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Let’s start with what’s good: the hotel’s decoration and design is spectacular. The infinity pool and private beach area is second to none. I didn’t come across any hotels that were as nicely designed as Perios. Unfortunately however, there is a lack of attention paid to the rooms and general management. ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Perios Beach House - Adults Only
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is Rs76,263 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (193 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

D Maris Bay
TUI BLUE Grand Azur - All Inclusive
TUI BLUE Grand Azur - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Bulvari No.17, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (145 reviews)
"Excellent location, excellent services, excellent in everything, very polite staff, very professional, we have excellent time throughout, highly recommended"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

TUI BLUE Grand Azur - 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.
Villa Eda Apart
Villa Eda Apart
137. Sk, Marmaris, Mugla, 48720
The price is Rs1,876 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 20 beach bars. Popular attractions Marmaris Beach and Icmeler Beach ...
3.7/5 Good! (15 reviews)
Cheap and comfortable
"Perfect place for a 5 night stay Comfortable bed, good shower, nice little pool, no hassle from owner, 5-10 minutes walk to centre, lovely mountain view, would use again"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Villa Eda Apart
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris, 48700
The price is Rs9,346 per night from 17 Sep to 18 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Marmaris Beach and Atlantis Water Park ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Amazing place
"Amazing check in i eas contacted a night before my arrival and the key was left in a passcode lock Great location 2 minutes walk to the beacg and the waterpark. Very helpful staff and 3 balconies !!!"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2022

L'olive Homes
Akdeniz Apart Hotel
Akdeniz Apart Hotel
Kemeralti Mah.78 Sokak, No: 5, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is Rs2,435 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this aparthotel in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Marmaris Beach and Marmaris Town Square are ...
3/5 (24 reviews)
"Wasn’t clean , a lot of missed items in the room , no blankets , very bad toilet ,"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Akdeniz Apart Hotel
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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