Marmaris is calling! Discover its boating, natural setting, ruins and more.

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.

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Tours, Sea and Nature

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Where to stay in Marmaris

Marmaris City Center
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Marmaris City Center

Tours, Sea, Boating

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.

Datca City Center
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Datca City Center

Ruins, Sea, Historical Buildings

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

Akyaka City Center
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Akyaka City Center

When in Akyaka City Center, you can plan a visit to Akyaka Beach and Akyaka Azmak Deresi, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

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Top hotels in Marmaris

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grand Azur Marmaris - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Bulvari No.17, Marmaris, Mugla
£250/night
17 Sep-18 Sep
4.2/5Excellent! (110 reviews)

"Beach bar gave the hotel a added bonus and was a great atmosphere on a night"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

Grand Azur Marmaris - All Inclusive
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D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
£318/night
16 Sep-17 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Amazing location, great food, friendly staff, wonderful beaches and pool"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2019

D Maris Bay
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JDW Design Hotel
Merkez Siteler Mah. 238.Sokak No:3, Marmaris, Mugla
£86/night
30 Aug-31 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (109 reviews)

"very clean and tidy very helpful staff great buffet super room no complaints"…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

JDW Design Hotel

Top activities in Marmaris

ATV Adventure from Marmaris
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ATV Adventure from Marmaris

£16

Get a true safari experience in the rugged countryside around Marmaris aboard the latest model of powerful quad bike. With an expert guide to show you the area's best sights, this is your chance to escape the crowds and enjoy some off-road adventure.

Dalyan, Kaunos, Sultaniye Thermal Springs & Mud Baths Day Trip
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Dalyan, Kaunos, Sultaniye Thermal Springs & Mud Baths Day Trip

£25

Relax at one of Turkey's most renowned thermal baths and take a dip in the Mediterranean waters with this journey to Sultaniye and Dalyan. Go sailing on Lake Koycegiz, see the famed nesting ground for loggerhead turtles at Iztuzu Beach, and admire sights that date back more than 3,000 years.

Turkish Bath Experience with 20 Minute Oil Massage
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Turkish Bath Experience with 20 Minute Oil Massage

£18

Settle in for an unforgettable experience of relaxation at a Turkish bath in Marmaris. The experienced staff members at the Ottoman-era hamam offer a wide range of massages, saunas, and baths to leave you feeling rejuvenated and feeling the benefits of its age-old traditions.

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

£30

Marmaris Davy Jones Boat Tour has the capacity for 200 passangers. Davy Jones Pirate Boat has 3 floors. On the boat foam party and disco available, there is full entertainment team and many other activities for your family to enjoy durind in the day, lunch is included in the prices served chicken, meatballs, salat and pasta and all local alcoholic and soft drinks are also included in the price.

Discovering Scuba Diving in Marmaris
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Discovering Scuba Diving in Marmaris

£15

Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced scuba diver, take the plunge at 2 dives and enjoy lunch on this full-day excursion. If you prefer not to dive, you can still join the fun and swim. With convenient hotel pickup, visit 2 dives sites and get guidance from qualified instructors.

Pamukkale Day Trip Cleopatra Pool from Marmaris
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Pamukkale Day Trip Cleopatra Pool from Marmaris

£37

The travertine rock formations of Pamukkale are one of the most-visited attractions in southwestern Turkey. This full-day tour takes you to see the famous white terraces and limestone slopes, and visit the hot springs that lay at the center of the ancient Greek city of Hierapolis.

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