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Marmaris

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Marmaris

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City of Marmaris

Marmaris is a city in Turkey, along the Mediterranean coast in the province of Muğla. It has around 31 000 inhabitants, however the amount is doubled during the turist-season.

Get in

You can get flights to Dalaman, the nearest regional airport which is 100 KM away from Marmaris. Coach transfers are 1 1/2 hours. Airport is served by many operators such as thomsonfly and flythomascook.

Get around

Cheapest way of getting around is using the dolmus minibuses. These are 11 seaters which travel the main road in Marmaris and Icmeler, the neighbouring resort. The fee is 1 YTL anywhere in marmaris and 1.5 YTL between Icmeler and Marmaris. Marmaris dolmuses have a green band across them and orange for Icmeler.

You can pick them up from the side of the road by hailing for them and they will stop wherever you want on the route.

Taxis are also available on the meter or arranging prices up front.

See

Marmaris Castle

Not many places to see in Marmaris itself. The castle near the marina is quite nice and was a fort built by Suleyman the magnificent.

Otherwise the marina is very nice for a relaxing drink or dinner.

Do

Many of the local tour companies offer trips such as

Jeep Safari - drive around mountains surrounding Marmaris and visit village, waterfalls and pictureque beaches.

Turkish baths - a traditional turkish bath (Hamam) with sauna, body peel, foam massage and oil massage.

Turkish night - entertainment night with cossack dancing, belly dancing and all things Turkish

Also, trips to further afield such as Dalyan turtle beach and mud baths, Pamukale, Lycia etc.

Buy

Lots of shops selling usual tourist fodder as well as local specialities such as Turkish Delight, carpets etc.

Leather goods can be brought for a good price if youre prepared to bargain.

For food, there is a large supermarket at the end of the main road before the harbour and marina called Tansas which stocks virtually everything including international brands.

Eat

Many places on the beach front main road and just of it serving Turkisk, English, Dutch and other nationality food. Tends to be cheaper away from the harbour and marina.

Propreitors will stand outside establishments and harrass you into looking at their menu. Dont be to intimated and a polite no thankyou or later will put them at bay.

Prices are 5-8 YTL for starters, 10-20 YTL for mains depending on establishment.

Drink

Local beer is served everyhwere and is very good, called Efes.

Also, some establishments stock imported beers such as Becks, Budweiser or Fosters but tend to be more expensive.

Wine is very expensive and seems to be all local. Good and common winery is Villa Doluca.

Another drink worth trying is Aryan which is a yogurt based drink. Very cooling and good for you.

Sleep

Many hotels and apartments to choose from.

Get out

Ferries to Rhodos are available.



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