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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

Turkey featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views

Marmaris City Center

4/5Very Good!(75 area reviews)

Unique features of Marmaris City Center include the seaside views and waterfront views. Make a stop by Marmaris Beach or Atlantis Water Park while you're exploring the area.

Marmaris City Center
Sunset boat ride

Dalyan City Center

4.5/5Wonderful!(15 area reviews)

Unique features of Dalyan City Center include the river views and spas. Make a stop by Sea Turtles Statue or Dalyan Mosque while you're exploring the area.

Dalyan City Center
Datca which includes a ruin

Datca City Center

4/5Very Good!(13 area reviews)

Datca City Center is noteworthy for its seaside views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Datca Beach and Datca Port.

Datca City Center

Top Hotels in Marmaris

D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is $375 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Offering direct access to the beach, this Marmaris resort is within 20 mi (32 km) of Girl Sand Beach, Icmeler Beach, and Cleopatra Island. Aqua Dream Water Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (115 reviews)

"This property was the highlight of our trip to Turkey! It is world class! From the service, restaurant choices, incredibly beautiful guestrooms, views, amenities, beaches, pool, etc. there is nothing comparable along the Turkish coast. Thank you for a very memorable stay! Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

D Maris Bay
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Sarigerme Tourism Center PO:11, Ortaca, Mugla

Located in Ortaca, this beachfront hotel is on the riverwalk, 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Sarigerme Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Asi Koyu and Alexandria Train ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)

"Well kept landscapes with good decor. Easy access to all amenities."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa
Martı Hemithea Hotel
Martı Hemithea Hotel
5 out of 5
Orhaniye Koyu Kecibuku Mevkii, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is $127 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated by the sea, this luxury hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Girl Sand Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ege adalara and Turgut Falls. Bayir Cypress Tree Natural ...

4.4/5Excellent! (102 reviews)

"nice location beautiful scenery mistral restaurant food was very good"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Martı Hemithea 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.

Vacation Rentals in Marmaris

Sun Apartments
Sun Apartments
Merkez Mah 298 Sok No 5, Marmaris

Located in Marmaris City Center, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marmaris Amphitheater, Marmaris Beach, and Aqua Dream Water Park. Atlantis Water Park ...

3/5 (2 reviews)
for the price well above the norm ,

"location was a bit of walk to the beach and shops but there was local markets close by the apartment and staff are very good pool are very good evening entertaining good for children, as well as adults party life recommend it overall several rebook,, year after year ,,staff really do try"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2017

Sun Apartments
Club Amaris Apartment
Club Amaris Apartment
3.5 out of 5
Ismet Kemal Oner Cad. 171 Sok. No 4, Marmaris, Mugla

This family-friendly Marmaris aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Atlantis Water Park ...

3.9/5Good! (40 reviews)

"Rowdy groups,noise and trouble .Not recommended for families very poor accommodation and had to contact reception twice on 2 separate groups of lads in adjoining room ,causing noise bad language and aggression all night. Hotel pushing food and drinks on us ."…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2019

Club Amaris Apartment
Beautiful 4 Bedroom Family Villa - Shared Pool, Secure Garden and Free Wifi
Beautiful 4 Bedroom Family Villa - Shared Pool, Secure Garden and Free Wifi
Ortaca, Mugla

Located in Dalyan City Center, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Sea Turtles Statue, Dalyan Mosque, and Lycian Rock Tombs. Kaunos Rock Tombs and Lake ...

4.3/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
Summer break

"Lovely property and very quiet, although the whole of Dalyan was quieter this year also. Easy walking distance to town centre. Lovely pool - quite deep but nice to cool off in."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Family Villa - Shared Pool, Secure Garden and Free Wifi
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.

Popular places to visit in Marmaris

Marmaris Beach
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Marmaris Beach

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Marmaris Beach, a popular beach in Marmaris. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Sarigerme Beach
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Sarigerme Beach

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Sarigerme Beach, a popular beach in Sarigerme. Wander the seaside and gardens while you're in the area.

Datca Beach
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Datca Beach

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Datca Beach during your travels in Datca? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Top things to do in Marmaris

Davy Jones Pirate Cruise Boat Trip From Marmaris
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Davy Jones Pirate Cruise Boat Trip From Marmaris

$31
Per adult
Pamukkale Day Trip Cleopatra Pool from Marmaris
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Pamukkale Day Trip Cleopatra Pool from Marmaris

$59
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Dalyan and Turtle Beach Trip by Boat From Marmaris
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Dalyan and Turtle Beach Trip by Boat From Marmaris

$32
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Discovering Scuba Diving in Marmaris
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Discovering Scuba Diving in Marmaris

$19
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Marmaris Coast Boat Trip include Lunch with Hotel Transfers
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Marmaris Coast Boat Trip include Lunch with Hotel Transfers

$19
Per adult
Marmaris Dalyan & Turtle Beach
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Marmaris Dalyan & Turtle Beach

$26
Per adult

Reviews of Marmaris

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 37.2093023255814%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.813953488372093%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 24, 2019

Heaven on earth

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Nice town good people nice eatery

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 16, 2019

Beautiful seaside town with plenty to do.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 13, 2019

Marmaris is small, nice and relaxed; if your goal is to relax, Marmaris is your place Instead is pretty limited in attractions and things to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 2, 2019

Heavily touristed. Thumping bass along marina was interesting contrast to muezzin call to prayer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 30, 2019

Can recommend Ikemar beach for tons to do. If you want quiet and away from the bustle go to Aktur beach further down the coast.

Cities near Marmaris

Dalaman

Dalaman

Datca Ferry Port showing swimming and a coastal town

Datca

Dalyan which includes food

Ortaca

Dalyan featuring general coastal views and a beach

Dalyan