Marmaris

Travel Guide
Knidos which includes rocky coastline

Explore the cobblestoned Old Town, stroll along a palm-lined promenade and enjoy lounging and watersports on the sand and pebble beaches in this popular resort town.

A large and lively resort town, Marmaris is surrounded by blue seas and pine tree-carpeted mountains. Walk around the modern marina, explore the charming Old Town’s Ottoman castle and try watersports on the lengthy beach, which extends along the town’s edge.

Learn about the region’s history. Though Marmaris now makes most of its money from tourism, it wasn’t always that way. Long before people began to travel the world for fun, this port town served as a center for trade because of its strategic position between the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. By the mid 15th century, the town and surrounding region had come under control of the Ottoman Empire.

Delve into the past of Marmaris by strolling along the steep streets of Old Town, where traditional centuries-old buildings contrast with the more modern development around the port. Dominating Old Town is the imposing Marmaris Castle, built by Süleyman the Magnificent in 1522. Amble around the castle’s walls and explore the small museum inside, which contains historic artifacts and archaeological finds. Also of note is the town’s Grand Bazaar, where sellers offer clothing, rugs, souvenirs and jewelry. Haggling is expected.

For a break from sightseeing, don a swimsuit and head for Marmaris Urban Beach. Get here early to find a good spot and enjoy a swim in the clean, clear waters. Adjacent to Maramis Urban Beach is Marmaris Long Beach, which runs for about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and is backed by a pedestrianized café and bar-lined promenade. Venture farther south to Icmeler Beach to try parasailing and other watersports.

For Turkish-style relaxation, opt for a session in a traditional hammam, or Turkish bath. Among the oldest in town are the 16th-century Suleymaniye Hamam. These baths accept couples and families only.

Marmaris is located on Turkey’s so-called “Turquoise Coast” in the southwestern part of the country, near Greece’s Dodecanese Islands. To get here, fly to Marmaris’ Dalaman Airport. Travel to Rhodes by boat in less than 1 hour.

Where to stay in Marmaris

Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
Icmeler Mah Ataturk Cad No 64, Marmaris, Mugla, 48720
The price is $83 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this beach property in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (186 reviews)
"I really liked the cleanliness and location of the property. The food quality was also very good. What I did not like was that despite their "all inclusive" concept, they were still selling some food items such as desserts. Besides, the servers at the restaurant need to change their shirts at least ..."

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Labranda Mares Marmaris - All Inclusive
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is $482 per night from May 23 to May 24
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 our ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (168 reviews)
"Mükemmel bir personel ilgisi ve misafirperverlik. Plajlar Dalgasız ve çok güzel. Beklendiği üzere restoranlar ve diğer hizmetler çok pahalı fakat bütçeniz yeterliysa bu hizmet ve plajlar için bir kerede olsa gitmeye değer."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

D Maris Bay
Marti Resort Hotel
Marti Resort Hotel
5 out of 5
Kumluorencik Mevkii, Icmeler, Marmaris, Mugla, 48720
The price is $124 per night from May 21 to May 22
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (218 reviews)
"I had a good time, though they mixed up my room, I paid for a double bed but was given something else."

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Marti Resort 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.
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris, 48700
The price is $23 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (102 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 Aug 2, 2020

Grand Aquarium
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris, 48700
The price is $56 per night from May 20 to May 21
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! (10 reviews)
"Clean, modern and well appointed both in terms of location and equipment in the apartment. Safe parking in the street behind the apartments.Nice touch having washing powder and tea bags/coffee available for use. Good communication. Thanks for allowing us to check in after your usual hours,much ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

L'olive Homes
8 Oda Boutique Homes
8 Oda Boutique Homes
Tepe Neighborhood 30 Street No:17-19, Inside the Castle, Marmaris, Mugla, 48700
The price is $84 per night from May 20 to May 21
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Marmaris. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle, and in-room childcare. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
"Wonderful characterful traditional house in old Marmaris town with spectacular sea view terrace and charming manager. Only stayed one night before sailing charter. Wish it had been longer."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

8 Oda Boutique Homes
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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