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

L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris
The price is £30 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi ...
L'olive Homes
Aurasia Beach Hotel
Aurasia Beach Hotel
Siteler Mah. 238 Sok No 9, Marmaris, Mugla
The price is £43 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Marmaris City Center hotel is just steps away from Atlantis Water Park and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
4.3/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
"One of the best hotels I’ve stayed at , rooms, staff all perfect, the hotel restaurant is one of the best in marmaris and the beach area at the front is so relaxing and the guy who looks after you , is one of the friendliest people you will meet , be back next year for sure"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2021

Aurasia Beach Hotel
D Maris Bay
D Maris Bay
5 out of 5
Datca Yolu Uzeri 35. Km, Marmaris, Mugla
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! (148 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
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.
L'olive Homes
L'olive Homes
Siteler Mahallesi, Marmaris
The price is £30 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Located in Marmaris City Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Blue Port Shopping Center and Marmaris Beach. Icmeler Beach is 2.9 mi ...
L'olive Homes
Sun Apartments
Sun Apartments
Merkez Mah 298 Sok No 5, Marmaris
The price is £480 per night from 28 Dec to 28 Dec
Located in Marmaris City Center, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marmaris Amphitheater and Marmaris Beach. Blue Port Shopping Center and Aqua Dream ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 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 3 Jun 2017

Sun Apartments
Grand Aquarium
Grand Aquarium
245 Sok No: 2, Gölenye Mevkii Içmeler, Marmaris
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 ...
3.8/5 Good! (100 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
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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